Book Review – Finding Me (Bad Boy Series #2) by S.K. Hartley

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Synopsis

The lines are blurred between what is real and what isn’t, the darkness that was once a place I feared was now a place of safety. If I stayed in the darkness, the hellish reality of what was truly happening no longer seemed real.

But I was about to be pulled out from under the consuming blanket of dark shadows, and plunged into the murky depths of my past. I was about to be shown my demons and all it’s evil sides, all of it’s pain and grief. I could only hope I survive it.

What happens when the world you once knew crumbles and falls at your feet? 
Who will find me? Who will save me from my demons?

My dark prince or my white knight…

And will I find myself in the process.

 

Ena
5 Star Review

 

As long as death is a certainty, life will always be cruel.  But right now, death seemed like one of the kindest certainties there is. – Finding Me

Finding Me is book 2 in the Bad Boys Series.  You must first read Finding You or this book will miss out on the full story.  Finding picks up right where Finding You left off (thank goodness – because can we say – cliffhanger?)

I fell in love with Logan in Finding You and I couldn’t wait to see more of him in Finding Me – and hopefully save the day!  There was so much intensity in the beginning of this story that I almost couldn’t handle it – not knowing what came next.  Usually I always have in my mind what I think is going to happen next and with this one I just couldn’t figure it out so I buckled myself in and let Sofie take me for a ride.

“I will always find you, Neva.  Always.”

I felt like I really got to know more of Neva in this story than Finding You – although we learned a lot about Neva in the first book I feel like I connected with her on a whole new level with this one.  Logan was still as passionate as ever when it came to Neva but I got to see a different side of him in this one.  There was something so strong and determined within him that drew me in and held me until the very end.  I could feel his love and devotion for Neva on every page. 

We didn’t hear much from Angel is Finding Me which kind of shocked me because I really thought we would learn more about him in this one and figure out why he did what he did – granted Sofie gave us a glimpse into his explanation but I won’t count it out that this is the end of Angel.  I would like to have maybe even a short novella or something more – although I didn’t care for him – I think he has so much more story to tell and I am hoping that Sofie will dig into his mind and give us more of him.

The things that Neva has been through and had to go through put me in a dark place.  Being so young and innocent and having that many demons haunt you day and night made my heart hurt for her.  I was very happy to see her finally grow stronger and know that she is stronger than she thinks and face those demons head on and hold nothing back.  Not knowing who will be there to catch her when she falls, that doesn’t stop her from fighting. 

The love story between Neva and Logan was precious to me – a decade long love that was never fully spoken is finally out in the open.  Sometimes I felt like the demons were too much for both of them and that their love for each other wouldn’t last.  I must admit that at times I was shocked by how one or the other reacted to situations but came to understand why they did what they did.  At the end of the day Neva truly loved Logan and Logan’s world was Neva. 

“I love you.  I know you’re scared right now, but I am here.  I will protect you, Neva.  Please don’t be afraid, I’ve got you.  When you better, we are going to go somewhere.  Just us, no one else.  No more demons, no more fears.  Just us.  I will fight for you, in every way.”

Logan needs Neva to breathe, to see, to smell, to taste, to touch, basically to live.  But he loved her enough to know that sometimes you have to let someone go in order for them to heal and if the love is supposed to be than it will come back.  She owns him. 

“I miss her so much it hurts.”  I sigh, bowing my head.  It hurts just fucking admitting it to her. “I miss her like I would miss my left arm.  She is my alkies heel, my weakness, my addiction.  My everything, and I damn well miss her.”

After everything will Neva finally overcome the demons that hold her prisoner or will she let them control her life forever?  Will Logan have to learn to love Neva at a distance knowing she needs to do this on her own?  Or will Neva’s demons haunt her and come back for her and keep her from living a normal life?  I guess you have to read to find out. 

“Sometimes the things we are running from, catch up.”

Review Overview

Storyline:  Loved the plot and delivery of this story

Characters:  Swoontastic

Steam Level:  Okay so I won’t lie I am a slut and need my smut – although this one doesn’t have much it really didn’t need it because Sofie pulled you into the story that I really didn’t notice.

Author: Watch out world S.K. Hartley is on the loose!