Saturday, November 16, 2013

Book Review: Finding You Finding Me (You & Me Trilogy #2) by Kailin Gow

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Finding You Finding Me
You and Me Trilogy
By:  Kailin Gow
Pub. Dec. 26, 2012
By:  theEDGEbooks
Source:  Author

GR's Summary:

Wise beyond her years, 18 year old Samantha Sullivan, an aspiring psychiatrist, and Valedictorian of her high school, continues volunteering at Sawyer House, the teen and young adult crisis center, where she is a peer counselor with her friend Derek, the college psychology major who acts as her adviser. 

With Collins away in Europe, and Sam back with her family before she heads off for college, Sam is forced to confront her past. Confronting her past requires all the support she can get, and when she thinks it is harder than she thinks, help for her comes from the most unexpected place.

You & Me Trilogy:

Ro's Review of Saving You Saving Me HERE

My Take on this Journey:

Finding You  Finding Me, by Kailin Gow is the second book in the You and Me Trilogy.  I must say, that this second segment was convincing, the storyline continued in a fast-paced manner, and there was excitement around every corner.
This segment takes off where the first book left off.  Sam has a decision to make that will change her life forever, one way or the other.  She decides it is time to make decisions based on her own happiness, and take chances in life for the first time.
Collins flies back from Europe to find out if the girl he loves will be there for him, even at the cost of engulfing herself in the dark recesses of his life.  Will she be able to be his sweet, innocent, loving girlfriend, and still become the love slave that he needs behind closed doors?  He can't stand the thought of her looking at him like the disgusting animal that he considers himself at times.
Collins has had a childhood filled with dark, disturbing secrets, with unimaginable hurt, pain, and self-loathing, which is the fallout left behind at the hands of his drug addicted mother. Collins has an alter-ego that plays an important role from his crazy and mixed up past.  

Sam has her demons that have completely left her a frigid, scarred, mass of complicated fear, that has completely taken over her life since she was a young teenager.  She has constantly looked around corners, afraid of her predator coming back for more.
Finding You Finding Me, brings back characters from Saving You Saving Me that make the novel blossom, along with characters that were talked about and brought to the forefront in this second novel.  These amazing cast of characters are complicated and full of secrets, trepidation, maniacal tendencies, and sick fantasies that have become realities in their eyes.  Throw in a crooked judge, divorce, S & M, and you have a crazy cast of characters that all come together in a dynamic story with unbelievable twists and turns.

Finding You Finding Me was a quick read.  The storyline was believable, but crazy!  There are secrets revealed that the reader doesn't see coming, angst, anticipation, erotic love scenes, and an array of complicated scenarios.  Unfortunately, I must add that the editing was poorly done, which caused break in flow and distraction.  I connected with the storyline, characters, and was able to see the life lessons Ms. Gow brought together in this second novel.  I liked this book, and how it reached out to the reader to  make them realize how fragile life is, and how a parent holds so much control in their hands when bringing up a child.  They can make them or break them.

I give Finding You Finding Me, by Kailin Gow, 4 Highly Effective, Life Altering, Shattered, Searching Stars!     

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About Kailin Gow:

Kailin Gow uses her author platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young adult and women. She has appeared on national radio as a regular guest on topics such as body image, self-esteem, dating and sexual relationships, bullying, and more; often brought up in her fiction books for young adults and women. 

She is a graduate of the Annenberg School for Communications Masters in Management program in journalism, marketing and publishing at the University of Southern California.

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