Finding A Way by T. E. Black
Published September 28th, 2015
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
I am finally free.
This is my chance for a fresh start.
My chance to live the way I want to.
Boston is my destination.
Just when I think things are going to get better from here, I meet him.
He is the image of masculinity, with rough edges I would love to soften. Although I wonder what it would be like to be with a man like him, I know it would never work. But, I do know two things, ever since I met him, I’m happy and he makes me feel safe. Both of those things lured me into taking a chance. I mean what’s life without taking any chances? It’s not much of a life without the risk of getting your heart broken.
I imagine that for Malcolm Davis, falling in love with someone would be akin to a hurricane; anything that stands in the path of what he wants; gets demolished.
Well, I guess my theory will be put to the test.
What I Thought....
I have to say, for a first time author, this book was fantastic! Black does a great job of introducing well-rounded, complex characters that evolve steadily throughout the novel. This was a clean, no cliff-hanger, adorable romance novel that captured my interest from the very first page.
Callie Matthews has had a rough start to adulthood. When her ex-fiance Derrick is killed because of a drunk driving accident, she struggles to stay above the surface. With any bout of depression, Callie does unspeakable things that eventually led her to hospital stays and therapy. However, three years later, she's headed to Boston University with her best friend and is ready to make the most of whatever life has to offer.
Malcolm Davis is your picture perfect bad boy. Tatted up, with a sailors mouth, he couldn't be much more delicious, or more different then what Callie was picturing for herself. After Callie's best friend enlists a couple of men to help them move, she gets her first up close and personal interaction with Malcolm, or Mac, as he prefers her call him. What Callie doesn't realize is that meeting Mac is the beginning of a very long road of recovery. He very well may be just what the doctor ordered....
In order to understand the full relationship between Callie and Mac, this novel is a twice read due-over. I read it once, then again to make sure I didn't miss anything, then a third time just because I was that connected to the characters. The only negative thing I have to say is that the last fourth of the novel is a bit rushed; especially with character feelings. I felt like it could have been more drawn out, but it still did not take away from the novel. As always, if you haven't purchased this yet, do it! You won't regret it!