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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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Finding Home

Finding Home - Lauren Baker, Bonnie Dee Note : I am shelving this as NA due to character ages, but this book has several explicit sex scenes. Adult content will be present in this review."Help? They can help by coming on down here and giving me a hundred bucks for a fuck. That's how they can help. I need cash, hear what I'm saying? Not some do-good bitches trying to get me off the street."3.5 stars. I think I need to break out some antacids because Finding Home gave me serious heartburn. I am not kidding when I say that I was this close to going with a 2 star rating. People, this book CREEPED me the heck out. If the last 50 or so pages hadn't shown real growth and maturity, I wouldn't have ended up liking this one as much as I did. Thank goodness for that ending."That's how it's done here. Nothing ever changes. Nothing you write will ever change it."Even with all of the initial shock, this book was actually captivating, touching, emotional and yes...even beautiful in parts. Sean was truly a diamond in the rough. This story is definitely a diamond in the rough. Are you confused yet? Well so am I. This book defines love/hate for me. I'm completely surprised that Finding Home hasn't gotten buzz right along with the other popular high-intensity/high-drama books that have made the rounds. In many ways, this book has more depth than many of the back-and-forth cheating books. He shrugged. "I'm good at blowjobs.""So it became your nickname?""Yeah, well it's better than Ass, don't you think?"Finding Home is a story about a 23 year old female reporter who is assigned to work on a news story revolving around underage boys living on the streets and their life of prostitution. Megan and Sean (Mouth) form a tentative relationship based on mutual need - he of money, her of information. This relationship then starts to head down a difficult path.She didn't know where commerce stopped and camaraderie began.This was my train of thought as I was reading the first half.Oh my. This is going to be a sad book.*gasp!* Those poor kids!Wait, is the reporter chick getting aroused by staring at the underage boy's ass?Okay, BACK THE TRAIN UP. WRONG. WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG.Sheesh. She's ALWAYS aroused around this person she considers to be a kid.Is is sad that I find this book extremely interesting?Seriously. This chick is creeping me out.Uh...is this going where I think it's going?Please, no. Please, no more angst. OH NO THEY DIDN'T.This was my train of thought while I was reading the second half.Well, this is going to get tricky.Is it sad that I find this book extremely arousing?How are they going to get around these problems?OH NO HE DIDN'T.Sigh. I think I'm going to be waiting and hoping.*sob* WHY?!?My heart...the feels...Now this is just sweet. They've done a lot of growing up.FIN.My head hurts. I was buddy reading this with a friend and I did complain that the first half of this book was extremely squicky to me. This story did not have enough of a slow build to ease us into becoming comfortable with the age difference. I won't go into legality or double standards of which is more acceptable, depending on which sex is the older person in the relationship. Was I uncomfortable with this? Yes - which is strange because one of my favorite book couples is a 17 year old female and a 24 year old male - but that situation felt like more of a natural and slow-build between peers (to me). In this situation, I had a hard time with accepting the attraction BECAUSE Megan viewed Sean as younger. BECAUSE Megan viewed Sean as a kid at times. BECAUSE Megan felt the need to have to save him. Was the relationship supposed to be more of an older sibling mentoring a younger sibling, or was there another reason why Megan was so attracted to this 'boy' she wanted to save?Even though I was completely entertained and had a hard time putting down the book, I was still frustrated. How were these two people ever going to become a healthy, functioning couple? Was it even possible?I will not spoil whether or not these two figure out a way to make it work, but I will say that both characters showed true growth in the end. This is why I was able to finally come down off of that ledge of tension and come to grips with being okay with everything. Bad judgement calls happen - I can handle that. As long as we're seeing people who work through their issues and try to learn something from them, that's about all I can ask for. Other than my squicky complaints about the first half, I thought this was a solid read. I wish that there had been more of the 'lost boys' story covered because it sort of died out once Sean and Megan started spending more time together. This book could have run with the gritty aspect and I'm sort of sad that it didn't. "You find me sexy, but you can't face fucking me because of what I am."If you love books filled with lots of emotional turmoil, this is one you're going to want to check out. If you can't get enough of books which tease you with extreme amounts of sexual tension, then eventually reward you with some sweet, sweet, gratification by stamping that booty card PAID IN FULL (again and again), you'll want to check this out (the sex was definitely smokin'). If you can handle some crazy, eye-rolling behavior to start, knowing that it won't always be this way...I say go for it! This might not be a traditional romance, but the book will get your heart pounding, nevertheless."Sometimes...I think maybe you saved my life."