Where one story ends, often another begins. For some reason, Adam Davenport can’t see past the ending. The hit and run has forced him to slow down and stop running from the pain of losing his parents. He has tried to hide behind meaningless, superficial relationships and even more shallow friendships, but the time has come to face his loneliness. Now he is finally ready to start being a family with his brother Sam. However, Sam and Haley, who was once Sam’s personal assistant, are too busy basking in their newfound love. Though breaking the rules for the first time ever has changed Sam’s life for the better, Adam has always broken the rules, strayed from responsibility, and done as little as he could get away with. One of the main reasons that he refused to believe that Cammie was more than friend material was because she was impervious to his charms. She was so driven and determined to make her new catering company a success that she couldn’t see past her own dreams. Suddenly, Adam found himself behaving in ways he never imagined. He was working to impress a woman, but more than that, he was working to help make her dreams come true. He soon realizes that there are times in life when giving is more important than taking and when helping someone else is more important than what that person can do to reciprocate. He also learns there are times that the biggest risk is to stop hiding from emotions and to start allowing love to finally be found. 1/2
Q&A With Nicole
When you write does inspiration hit you all at once or does it come in spurts?
Inspiration, in my case, tends to come in spurts. All of a sudden, I’ll start playing with some ideas, so I write them down, and take enough notes that they still make sense to me when I finally arrive at that scene. I stick them at the end of the word doc and add them in as I get there. It may be confusing, but it makes sense to me. Plus, I get this feeling of accomplishment when everything gets all caught up.
What are the eleven Margaritavilles you have left to visit?
I just took a look at the website. Jimmy has been busy. When I first started this quest, Margaritavilles were in the Caribbean and a few oceanfront and tropical touristy locations. Now, it looks like they are in malls and everywhere. So, I’m going to share the locations I still want to visit, the original places that really scream Margaritaville, like the three in Jamaica: Ocho Rios, Negril, and Montego Bay; the few in Florida: Panama City, Orlando, Key West, Cancun and Grand Cayman. By the time you read this, I hope to have been to Grand Turk.
Do you need to read Sam’s story before you read Finally Found You or are they independent books?
It’s best to read Sam’s story in Hiding Out before reading Finally Found. That’s why I decided to create the package book. Those who haven’t read either can buy both together at a discount. There are only the two books so there’s no cliffhanger.
What authors have influenced your work?
I am ashamed to admit that prior to publishing, I had never really read any Indie authors. As a traditionally educated college grad, I had been trained that the Indie books were lesser works than those traditionally published. While that is true in some cases, I have discovered that such a blanket theory doesn’t apply to the community as a whole. So, my influences were more romance authors like Janet Evanovich, Christine Feehan, Christina Dodd, and Jennifer Crusie. Now, however, I am more influenced by JB McGee, Katie Ashley, and Nicole Edwards.
Favorite book you have read this year so far?
Hmmm. There are no true favorites yet this year. I haven’t had the opportunity to read for pleasure. It’s all been for review or editing for others. The last book I read and couldn’t put down, however, was Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. Brilliant. Seriously twisted. It had stayed with me.
****This book was part of a blog tour I received an uncorrected ARC and based my review on storyline alone.****
Adam has spent most of his life as a playboy, after being in a coma and then living with his brother Sam while recovering, he realizes that there is more to life than partying and sleeping around. When Sam and Haley hire a nurse for Adam and take him back to his place on his birthday, Adam decides to take off. He asks Cammie to drive him and the two of them go to his families Hampton home. He wants Cammie to stay so he offers to help her get her catering business off the ground and the two of them spend the time between fighting their attraction, moments between the sheets, denying their emotions and trying to get Cammies business started. Can a playboy really be reformed and can Cammie really trust that he has when she has personally been a witness to the women he has picked up and left? This was such a cute story, Cammie was a strong woman, I loved how she didn't shy away from anything, when she wanted something she went for it. Adam went from being a good time playboy to a man trying to prove himself, it was interesting and at times amusing to watch. The storyline itself was not very original, kinda Cinderella/pretty woman, but the author did such a great job of writing it that she owned it, she added little things here and there that made stand out. Finally Found is a good lazy day read to pick up and just relax with.