{Review+Giveaway} Finding Haven by T.A. Foster

May 30, 2014 Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 9 ★★★½

{Review+Giveaway} Finding Haven by T.A. FosterFinding Haven by T.A. Foster
Pages: 375
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 15, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult
Source: eARC from Author
three-half-stars

Power. Money. Control. Love.
He has all but one.

When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.

Is the cost of love, losing all control?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Finding Haven is a sweet and heartwarming new adult romance. It was a satisfying read. I am a big fan of T.A. Foster. I loved T.A.’s previous two book, London Falling and then loved Kissing Eden even more, so I had pretty high expectations for Finding Haven. Did it live up? Yes, but not as much as I wanted it to. Don’t get me wrong, I really, really liked Finding Haven, but Evan and Haven didn’t have the same spark that Foster’s previous couples had that I loved so much.

Haven is great. She is a breath of fresh air. I loved how devoted she was to her songwriting. I appreciated that while she enjoyed the island, she wanted to get out and live a different kind of life. It was why things would never work out with her and Travis. He wanted to stay on the island. He was content with what he had. And there is no problem with that, but Haven wanted more. She is much just so ambitious. I thought that T.A. Foster did an excellent job giving us this insight into Haven’s personalities through her interactions with Travis. I felt really connected to Haven, which is actually why I had an issue with Evan.

I liked Evan a lot, but I had a hard time connecting to him because Haven only knew him as Jay. I think because I was so firmly on team Haven, I felt hurt on her behalf that he kept his identity a secret from her. It made me keep myself at a distance from him on her behalf. Is that weird? But he eventually won me over. It was hard not to with his accent and huge Texas charm. I am such a sucker for a southern boy.

Even if this isn’t my absolute favorite of T.A. Foster’s books, it is still a really good new adult contemporary romance. Above average for sure. The writing is great, the romance is sexy fun and really lovely, and the pacing is excellent. T.A. put herself in a pickle because Kissing Eden was just so darn fantastic. I can easily see tons of girls swooning over Evan.

P.S. Can I just say how much I loved the note at the end of the book about safe sex from the author. I thought it was a perfect way to address it. 

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About T.A. Foster

T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.

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9 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Finding Haven by T.A. Foster”

  1. T.A. Foster

    Thank you so much for the review! I’m glad Evan was able to eventually win you over–lol. I’m glad to hear you loved Kissing Eden…more from those two coming soon 🙂

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Thanks T.A. Foster. I think I would have loved Evan even more (umm helloo Darlin’!) if I hadn’t already fallen so in love with Grey. He ruined me! I can’t wait for more of them. But I hope it didn’t come across that I didn’t enjoy Finding Haven- I totally did!

  2. Victoria Alexander

    Thanks for your honest review. Based off of the blurb I would love to read this book! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Christina R.

    LOVE that Haven was your favorite character! Usually everyone swoons about the boy, but in this case it’s the girl who rocks 🙂

    Lovely review 🙂

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