Title: Find Me
Author: Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year: Paige Press 8/13/19
Length: 272 Pages
Series: The Found Duet #2
I came to The Sky Launch to begin fresh, away from the horrors of my past. The circumstances that brought me here were not the best, but I’ve become good friends with Alayna and Hudson Pierce, and my family has healed in ways I never thought they could. With them around me, I’ve never felt more at home.
But starting anew means letting go.
And there are some things I don’t want to leave behind – like JC, the man who taught me how to let loose. The man I wasn’t supposed to love. The man I don’t want to lose.
My life is safe now. The threats from before have become less menacing, and I’m faced with a choice: either move on completely or keep holding to the hope that JC loves me enough to come and find me.
There were so many ups and downs from that first book that we have to know that the same will come in the second. Even though Gwen thinks that her life is in the right / safer path, that’s the furthest from the truth, and we have to sit by and watch it all play out.
Through Norma’s work relationship with Hudson, Gwen gets a dream job at The Sky Launch beside Alaynna and what comes from that is an amazing friendship that’s even more like a family. While she’s trying to live her life knowing that JC may never come back, she’s also hoping that in some way he will find her even though everything about her including her appearance has changed. She moves on slightly with Chandler, Hudson’s younger brother and while he helps with one itch, he doesn’t fill the hole in her heart.
What happens next – is what changes her world forever. They see JC on TV talking about the court case that he’s the star witness for and that means that Gwen’s world implodes – he’s in New York and hasn’t made contact. The minute she decides to go down to the courthouse to watch the trial is the moment that changes her trajectory. He sees her and he goes after her and they realize that they are more in love now than ever before.
JC has an uphill battle – remember the last time we saw him was in Vegas right after he married someone else on the night he had wanted to marry Gwen. She walked away from him and JC let her. So with a lot of explaining, and a video that explains a lot, JC finds his way back into her life.
The romance story blossoms from there – we know that they are both the other’s only necessary thing in life – JC wants to marry Gwen still but she’s guarded and makes him work for it. They don’t know yet what their future holds but they know that they want to be with each other. Until……Gwen finds that she’s pregnant….which is interesting. Not only is she un sure that she even wants kids, but the timing of the conception means that it could be either JC or Chandler.
Add to that stress, the win that JC thought he had from the court case is overruled when the murderer gets out on a technicality, forcing JC to go into hiding again.
A baby with unknown paternity, going back into hiding with no sense of what that means for anyone, a murder attempt, and oh yea, Gwen’s father is a heroin addict who still wants money from her. So you can imagine what comes from this ‘final’ installment to their story and I can’t wait to see how it plays out – you should read as well! Enjoy!