Author: Megan Smith
Series: Finding Series #1
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: April 21, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance
Jasmine Jennings is running from her past, something she never wants to deal with again. Starting out fresh in a new city, life is finally looking up.
That is until she meets him — Knox Mitchell. She tries to elude him, but he’s everywhere. When she finally gives in, he begins to avoid her.
One tragic night, Knox’s future was ripped away. His body and soul crave revenge from the man who took everything away from him, but when Jasmine crashes into Knox’s muddled life, he’s torn. What is he supposed to do about falling for the girl who was to be part of his plan for retaliation?
When all secrets are revealed can they move forward without the past destroying any hopes of having a future?
Megan has started another awesome series. Jasmine and Knox are hard not to fall in love with just like all the other characters she creates. The relationship between Knox and Jasmine starts off super rocky. Though there is definite attraction between the two…Jasmine is determined to keep her distance. She wants and likes her independence. She is determined to keep it. She has worked hard for it.
Knox is out for revenge. Plain and simple. Jasmine is his way to get that revenge. There is no insta-love here. That was very refreshing. After being convinced to by her two closest friends, one being Knox’s younger brother, to go to Myrtle Beach for July 4th weekend everything changes. You do not find out til much later in the book why Knox needs revenge so bad and why Jasmine has anything to do with it but when you do….YOU WILL BE FLOORED 🙂
Now the book is mainly told through the eyes of Jasmine but you do get to snippets of Knox’s POV through the story. They don’t always say much but that does not take away from the impact they leave. Everything he says when you hear his voice…you are left saying, “What tha ‘eff happened to him?”.
I didn’t only fall in love with Knox and Jasmine either. I fell in love with all of Knox’s friends that you meet in South Carolina. I am going to tell you the same thing I told Megan. It is the reason I love her books so much. Why I read anything she writes. Megan has a the gift of making me feel like I come “home” when I read her books. I love how she writes friends, family and relationships that love so fiercely that you never have to wonder if they have your back. It may be a Jersey girl thing but I know everytime I read a Megan Smith book I am going to find this dynamic set of characters that I am going to love and I will root for from start to finish. Her heroines are not weak, they are honest, real and fallible. They make mistakes but who doesn’t. They are mistakes we could all make given being put in the same situation.
I am just as excited to see where she takes this series as I am her Love Series. Another home run from my beautiful Jersey girl Megan Smith <3
Knox reaches over and pushes the braid that’s lying over my shoulder to my back and leans over to kiss my exposed shoulder. My eyes close and I want to wrap our time up here in a jar and carry it with me everywhere I go. Everything in this moment is perfect. I’m happy and content which hasn’t happened in some time. I’m always so guarded around everyone except Summer. The reason behind my wing tattoos is because when I finally decided to get out from under Mom and Dad I wanted to find my wings and be my own person. I wanted to grow, change and find my way in life.
“Jas,” Knox says so low it was barely audible.
I open my eyes to the sound of his voice only to feel a tickle on my right shoulder. I don’t move an inch because I know what it is. Out of the corner of my eye I can see a beautiful black butterfly with four spots, white and then blending into purple, on each side of the wings. The end of the wings are all jagged but the intensity of the colors draw away from them.
Knox is able to slip away as the butterfly just sits perched on my shoulder, lightly fluttering her wings. I hear the sound of Knox’s camera snapping pictures as he walks around capturing different angles. I turn my head inch by inch so I can get a better look at the beauty sitting on my shoulder.
A lady who’s wearing a uniform with a patch that shows that she works here comes over to my other side and wipes something cool on the top of my left hand which is resting on my thigh. When she’s finishes she simply walks away. What the hell was that about?
Minutes later the butterfly sitting on my shoulder flies away and another tiny white butterfly lands on the top of my right hand in the exact spot that the employee rubbed whatever it was on my skin.
Knox takes his seat beside me again. “It’s sugar water. The butterflies love it.” He nods to the sign in front of the waterfall. “I read it on that.” Knox adds after I give him a look of disbelief that he would know such a fact.
I lift my hand in the air and the butterfly takes off to a nearby flower. I place my hand on Knox’s leg and give it a little squeeze. “Thank you for bringing me here.”
He places his large hand on top of mine, “You’re welcome, Beautiful. I’m glad you like it.”