Finding Now (Sam and Kate)
True North Series Book #3
Author :: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Released :: September 1, 2014
What happens when young hot university rocker meets beautiful slightly older professor?
After a tragic accident that plays on an endless loop in her mind, wild child Kate Jolie died inside. She now functions only through her rigid, ironclad routine, which keeps her mind and soul in check – balancing her in a dangerously precarious position between life and death.
Rocker and Master’s student Sam North knows no limits and seeks out every challenge to conquer and defy. With his cocky grin, piercings, colorful tattoos, undress-you bedroom eyes and magnetic sex appeal, he has no trouble finding women to warm his bed. When he spies his new professor, the gorgeous Ms. Jolie, she’s just another summit he wants to climb in order to reach its peak. But as he begins to catch glimpses of her soul, she becomes his Everest.
Kate Jolie is the only woman who wants nothing to do with Sam North – and the only woman he can’t do without.
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~~ 5 Sam North Stars ~~
This is the first book by Allie Juliette Mousseau that I have read, but it won’t be the last. I have to say that I normally don’t like reading a book that is part of a series, without reading the prior books first, but in this case I didn’t have a problem with it because it is truly a standalone novel. Yes there are reoccurring characters from the other books, but Allie did a fantastic job filling in the blanks, so I never felt lost or confused.
Finding Now is Book 3 in her True North Series. This series is based off the North Siblings and their quest to find love. This one was about Sam North and Kate Jolie. This was a fun, sweet and sexy read. I was laughing at times, smiling most of the time and even shed a tear or two towards the end of the book. What I really found refreshing in this book was that even though it was NA book, we didn’t see some of the other stuff that generally accompanies this genre. There is NO Cheating, NO love triangle and overall NO stupidity on the parts of the characters, but it wasn’t an insta love connection either and wasn’t to over the top in cheesiness. I thought the flow and pace of the story were spot on. Nothing dragged but she also didn’t rush aspects of the story. I also LOVED the ending of this book, although I would’ve liked an epilogue to just follow up with Sam and Kate. Not a deal breaker though…I still thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Sam and Kate are the main characters of this story. Sam is a 22 yr old guy who is having trouble deciding what to do with his life. He actually is really good at everything he puts his mind to. He is a Rockstar musician, also loves to race cars and is in school getting his masters degree. His true love is Music though, but he just doesn’t know if he can commit to going on the road and giving up the other 2 things he enjoys as well. Kate is a 26 yr old woman who is a professor, but is also a shell of a girl. She had a tragic accident happen to her 6 years ago and she has never been able to get over it….until she encounters Sam. After they meet, Sam takes Kate on a journey to finding herself again and letting herself open up to love and being happy again. I loved the relationship between these two. Both helped each other in ways they didn’t know were possible. Sam will definitely melt your heart and panties 😉 I absolutely fell in love with him and because of that I am going to read the first two books in this series, so I can meet the other men in this family.
I would for sure recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the rockstar romance, but that is so much more then just the rock and roll love story. If you are looking for a story with heart, laughs, and some sexy times, and that has characters that feel real and have depth, then I would say you should read this book. I believe Sam North should be on everyone book boyfriend list!!!
One of my favorite parts about our new friendship was the texting. Usually when I came home from Kells to the silence of my apartment, I dreaded being alone with my thoughts, but now like clockwork Sam texted me every night. Thursday night was no exception.
Sam: Miss me yet?
If I had to admit it, yes, I missed him very much already and it had only been about 30 minutes since he’d left.
Me: **eye roll**
Sam: You’re a pretty little liar. But I forgive you. Get some sleep tonight. I have something special planned for this weekend that you’re going to love!
Something special? My heart thumped.
Me: I’m in bed but I can’t get any sleep with my phone beeping with your messages.
Sam: You’re in bed?? What are you wearing?
I closed my eyes and smiled. The thought of telling him I was in a soft, lacy camisole top with a pair of boy shorts made sweet sensations stir in my belly.
Me: Be good.
Sam: Oh, I’m very good!
I bet he was.
Me: We both have class early.
Sam: Set the phone close to your pillow.
That was a new request.
Sam: So I can sleep next to you.
A sensation like soda pop filled my veins with rising bubbles that seemed to start at my toes and rush to my head. I held the phone and rolled to my side as I settled the device on the side of my pillow.
Sam: Good. Did you feel that small breeze against your skin? That was me imagining I was kissing you goodnight.
I imagined his voice saying those words, low and serious, and it made me close my eyes and catch my bottom lip between my teeth.
Other Books In Series ::
FINDING HOME – LIVIE AND JAKE (Book #1)
FINDING US – JULES AND NATE (Book #2)
Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures.
She writes from passionate and angsty; fun and light to intense and epic. She incorporates a lot of romance, tension, and hot spice.
Allie also creates captivating Young Adult worlds through the magic of ink. She writes brave but “human” main characters, imaginative plots and complex worlds; from High Octane action to exploring the deepest emotions – you won’t want to put down your book!
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write is outdoors, but when the weather gets too chilly she’ll be inside at her desk looking at the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and 85 pound golden retriever, who likes to sleep on her feet while she writes.
With a free spirit, Allie loves to travel and has spent three years sparking her imagination while travelling the U.S. and Canada in an RV with her family. She looks forward in continuing her journey to see the world, while finishing her degree in Literature