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Finding Ava (Finding Ava #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  327 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
Held captive in a room built just for her, Ava Kelley crouches in the dark corner, waiting for the mad man who has spent years following her every move. She never knew he was patiently waiting for his opportunity to make her his forever. If it were not for the memories of Sean’s warm smile to hold onto through her captors brutal attacks, she might never have had the streng ...more
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Published January 21st 2012 by D.A.B. Publishing (first published January 8th 2012)
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Feb 08, 2016 Deb rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Finding Ava as a First Read giveaway through Goodreads. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the book!

A short time after being 'rescued' by extremely attractive, then-unknown actor Sean Grant when a mob of screaming fans swarm after his well-known actor brother Ethan, Ava was kidnapped and held for 9 days by a stalker who had unbeknownst to her been following her for years. One day he made a mistake and she took advantage of it to make her escape. Several years later, she ha
Jan 19, 2016 Megpie rated it really liked it
"It would be cliché to say that I am lost without you and I am found with you, so I will just say... Ta mo chroi istigh ionat... My Heart is Within You and only you Ava."-Sean

I loved this book.
I adore Ava...
and Sean even more.
I relished their story...
and I'm infatuated with Jennifer Loren.
I am addicted to her books.

If you haven't read any Jennifer Loren, then you should... like right now! Her books are so addicting and Finding Ava was no different. Ava and Seans story had me hooked from the be
The whole time I was reading this book I kept trying to figure out why exactly I have never heard of "Jennifer Loren" before now? This author is amazing!

This story had just the right mix of humor, romance, angst and painful subjects dealt with brilliantly. I really related to Ava's character, a "working woman" in a "man's world" wanting to be respected for her brains but, also knowing her power as a woman and not being afraid to use that.

I must say though,her relationship with Jasper about drov
Anna-marie Buchner
Nov 29, 2013 Anna-marie Buchner rated it it was amazing
Finding Ava Jennifer Loren

I was first introduced to Jennifer Loren’s writing style when I broke down and purchased “The Devil’s Eye’s” series. I knew she had another book out starting a series. Not sure what pulled the trigger for me to purchase this new series but I’m glad I did.

Finding Ava plays out like a movie. You have this beautiful young lady who is not only beautiful, but intelligent and stubborn as hell. Her best friend and partner in crime is Kyle. They are both struggling Architects a
May 21, 2014 Raj rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I was kind of worried from the start that it might be boring but it's not. The story's intriguing.

He doesn't remember her! Which is understandable, I mean, it's been 5 years and it's not like he's been pining for her.

I love it, I did breeze through some parts but I did read most of it.

I don't know what's gonna happen on the second book, but it might be awhile for me to pick it up and read.. I kind of need a breather coz the story's quite long.
Nov 28, 2012 Krystal rated it it was amazing
Totally thought this book was going to have a Captive In The Dark feel to it, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out I was wrong.

I love this book. Ava is so strong. Sean was an ass, lets be honest, BUT he came around and I fell madly in love with him.


When that year apart shit happened:

By the end of the book:

This book was amazing & it's one I will totally read again.
Liz Lawson
Exciting story hot arrogant actor Sean meets Ava on a street and rescues her from a mob of groupies then they go their separate ways. He remembers her and makes an impression on Ava. Years later Sean's mother instigates a meeting for Sean to meet Ava, neither of them knowing that they had met each other. In the interim time from their chance encounter Ava endured a terrifying incident and is afraid of men. Their relationship is rocky and terrifying. Will Sean commit to Ava, will there be a HEA. ...more
Dec 13, 2012 Kristen rated it liked it
Story is good, but the editing will drive you nuts.
Oct 08, 2012 Spynonu rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-f, 4-stars
This is a very engaging book with a nice mix of humor, love, doubt, angst and courage.

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3 Stars
Good story that could have been pushed farther. The kidnapping could have been fleshed out a bit lot more, especially how and why Spencer became an obsessed stalker and what exactly happened when she was kidnapped. The timeline was confusing because time would pass and it could be months or years later, but you never know until something is mentioned later, almost as an afterthought, that gives you an idea of how much time has passed. Hint of paranormal that was never developed. Liked Ava
Jena Crawford
Jan 29, 2014 Jena Crawford rated it really liked it
That was not dark!! It was very good however!! I loved the story!! It held my interest! Ava, oh Ava, she was a fantastic character and Sean, I'm so in love with Sean OH and the secondary characters all of them were just amazing!! I liked this story so much I will be reading the follow, rare of me I know!! Haha
Hannah Campbell
Jun 04, 2014 Hannah Campbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-romance
The only word that I could form when I finished this book was "cute". This was the best romantic book that I have read in a long time, and is in the top spot at the moment.

The characters in this book were brilliant. There was a lot of character development, especially with the two main characters Ava and Sean.

Ava. A young architect, who was kidnapped and rapped by Spencer (who is in jail) is still traumatised by the event. Even though years have passed and even with the help and support of her
Lisa Blakeney
Aug 03, 2012 Lisa Blakeney rated it it was amazing
I was on Facebook and just happened to see an ad for this book. I read it in two days and afterwards was wondering where this author has been all my life. This book was great! A romance through and through but not a typical one. The story was told in the first person from both of the main characters which isn't usually my cup of tea, but she seemed to make it work. I was drawn into the characters, their struggles, and their connection.
Divas BookBlog
Jan 03, 2014 Divas BookBlog rated it it was amazing
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Rochelle Roth
Dec 31, 2013 Rochelle Roth rated it it was amazing
This is actually a book that I did not receive as an ARC from the author, however last year I received The Devil’s Son (A Devil’s Eyes series book) and I absolutely loved the series, well the first 3 books of the series…soon I will finish the series. Anyway, after reading The Devil’s Eyes I began looking for some of Jennifer Loren’s other books and found Finding Ava and of course I bought it. I have so many books to read that it just sat in my Kindle waiting for me and I was finally able to get ...more
Jan 21, 2013 Rebecca rated it liked it
Probably like a 3.25. It was a painful start but it really did get better. At first, it seemed like we were glossing over some really major things in order to get to the love affair. It would have maybe made Ava's behavior and emotion toward Sean a little more believable if we had been more exposed to those character-shaping events. At first you're thinking, "Uhhh...wait a second!" Then again, Ava's pretty nonchalant later, so maybe it was best. I just think a kidnapping by a lunatic should have ...more
Lee-ann Graff-vinson
Book Title: Finding Ava
Author: Jennifer Loren
Published By: DAB Publishing
Recommended Age: 18+
Reviewed By: Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson
Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud
Rating: 3.5
Ava Kelley is a talented architect with a terrifying past. Sean Grant is Hollywood’s most sexy bachelor who is unable to attach himself to any one woman. A fated day connects them both and the realization of their attraction to each other forces each of them to confront their fears.
This novel reads almost in a diary
Jenn Green
Sep 02, 2012 Jenn Green rated it it was amazing
Ms. Jennifer Loren has done it again!! I absolutely LOVE this author!!! her writing has a way of really drawing you into the world of the book & really connecting with her charaters. That is a very important thing for me personally as a reader. I have found that even if the story itself is not all that exciting, I will still love a book if Im able to connect with the charaters and really get inside their heads. Luckily for me Ms. Lorens books are both very exciting (like non-stop cant sit st ...more
Aug 10, 2013 Liz rated it liked it
I'm such a huge fan of Jennifer Loren after reading her Devil's Eyes series, but I was a little bit disappointed with this book and I feel bad for writing this review. Major events were glossed over, such as Ava's kidnapping, and given only a page's worth of mention. Some things were a bit over the top and you really had to suspend disbelief. The biggest problem that I had with this book was the grammar and editing mistakes. Sometimes, I had to reread sentences to understand what they were sayin ...more
Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson
Ava Kelley is a talented architect with a terrifying past. Sean Grant is Hollywood’s most sexy bachelor who is unable to attach himself to any one woman. A fated day connects them both and the realization of their attraction to each other forces each of them to confront their fears.
This novel reads almost in a diary format. Written in first person narrative, you delve deeper into the minds of the two main characters as well as the villain who is keeping them apart. My only complaint lies in th
Jun 25, 2015 Sanne rated it it was ok
Couldn't finish it because of the poor editing.
Missing punctuation, weird sentences.. poor sentence structure..

It was like marking one of my students stories and I teach primary school.

The idea was good but didn't work out.
Feb 24, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story but there were a few major things that were, well, odd:

~ Ava story about being abducted is not there, until she reveals it to the H (Sean), not saying I wanted the gory details but there is like - nothing. I think the Chapter should have started with "1 Year Later" or something. I had to guess it was WAY after the abduction (when she mentions a trial).
~ Grammar issues all over the place!
~ "Quotes" not where they should be and often never ending a sentence.

There is another t
Joanne Jones
DNF at about 70 odd %
I really did try with this but things were rushed over and I kinda wanted some gory details.
It felt way to long and I'm not even bothered that I've quit it.
Lea Winkelman
Apr 20, 2014 Lea Winkelman rated it really liked it
good book overall, its scary funny how sean's mom found the her son's wife's. man ava is a nice strong character and I truly do love her. joel and Rebecca need to get a clue on how much they hurt sean by there deceit. I love randy would have loved to see more of his character or maybe a story on him, and kyle too. it was nice to see that ava could find love after what she went through with spencer.
Bella ~*~Sweet Dreams Book Blog~*~
Finding Ava was a wonderful read! I loved Ava and her stubbornness, and Sean, Mr. Grant... at first I couldn't believe that he was the sweet humble guy that was first introduced when he met Ava for the second time. So full of himself! But still lovable and yummy as ever! I'm happy to have stumbled upon this stunning read from Jennifer Loren, and I cannot wait to bite into "Reckless"
This book is full of typos and wrong words (conceded instead of conceited). Where the hell was the editor? And the story is very hoppy and at ones confusing. Ava and Sean went from hating each other on the plane to having fun together in the blink of an eye.

Couldn't finish, it's a hot editing mess and is making me crazy. Done!
Jan 17, 2014 Nvy rated it it was amazing
This is a must read, great story.
Maria Leonardis
Oct 25, 2012 Maria Leonardis rated it liked it
Ava and Sean really made me chuckle throught this book with their banter. Ms. Loren really captured the art of simple, funny conversation between people in this book. It felt like friends messing around with each other with funny, sarcastic remarks. I enjoyed the book and just started to read Reckless.
Heidi R.
Jan 22, 2013 Heidi R. rated it really liked it
I LOVED this book! I admit I flew through the book and enjoyed every minute of it. The synopsis kind of tells part of the story, but in order to really understand what's going on, you need to read it. Jennifer Loren really writes a great story. Now I'm off to read Reckless....the sequel to Finding Ava!
Feb 11, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. There were some parts that annoyed me, or that I found unrealistic (not the Ireland part.. Just some of the interactions between the characters sometimes, and some of the situations they were in).. But overall I would say this was a good book and I totally recommend it!!!
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Jennifer Loren graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Fine Arts Degree, specializing in Architecture and Design, and also obtained a second degree in Computer Design. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her German Shepherd, Riley. Since she started writing as a child, her aspirations to be a writer have always been in the back of her mind. During the recent troubling econ ...more
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