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Finding Home

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Her family, her friends and her conscience all say it s wrong to fall for the hustler she rescued from the streets. How come it feels so right?

When Megan first meets Mouth, a homeless teenage hustler, on the streets of L.A., he's the perfect subject for the street life expose she hopes will help her break into journalism. She doesn't expect to be drawn into his life and be
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ebook, 316 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Samhain Publishing (first published January 2nd 2006)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
"I know. But he's... He's not a kid. He really isn't. And he's not as fucked up as you'd expect, either. He's just a young--man trying to get his life together and we kind of, you know, click together."

"He's a boy and it's statutory rape," Sasha said flatly.


Yes, Sasha, I agree.

This book sparked a little debate in my house. My husband seemed to think it isn't a big deal if a 17 year old homeless prostitute hooks up with a 23 year old woman. I completely disagreed. I actually had a strong react
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Erin
Mar 03, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Thoughtless, Beautiful Disaster, and Sempre fans
My rating: 4 1/2*

So, I was pretty much useless all day yesterday, because whenever I wasn't reading this story my mind was in la-la land thinking about it. I finished it this morning around 3AM, because despite the fact that I could barely keep my eyes open I was literally so entrenched in this story that I could not break away without reading to the end. Unfortunately, finishing it didn't help much with getting it off my mind! Finding Home is just one of those books that gets under your skin, b
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jun 21, 2012 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who wanted a just a little more depth from stories like Thoughtless and Crash
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Buddy Read w/Kristina
Note : I am shelving this as NA due to character ages, but this book has several explicit sex scenes. Adult content will be present in this review.
"Help? They can help by coming on down here and giving me a hundred bucks for a fuck. That's how they can help. I need cash, hear what I'm saying? Not some do-good bitches trying to get me off the street."

3.5 stars. I think I need to break out some antacids because Finding Home gave me serious heartburn. I am not kidding when I say that I was this
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
So this is one of those books that is difficult to read and even harder to rate. My first time reading Lauren Baker was not a let down as she had me questioning my own moral compass from the first paragraph!

What this book gives is a tale filled with the harsh reality of life on the streets...prostitution, drug use, vagrancy, and violence. It also tells of an amazing love story so inherently wrong, completely illegal, yet so completely acceptable in my eyes!

Finding Home introduces "Mouth"

A 17 yr
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Steffi
May 26, 2011 Steffi rated it really liked it
I have really conflicted emotions about this book. I finally settled on 4 stars but I had problems rating it and was very undecisive.

After reading Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone, I was interested in a book with a similar topic, namely that of male prostitution and escaping that life. When I found out about Finding Home through one of my GR friends, I started it almost immediately and I did finish it in one day.

The story starts with Megan, a 23-year-old copy editor who is doing research for an
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Crista
This book blew me away. I recently read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and have been looking for something to compete with it. Finding Home came very close to being as good. It's different than anything I've read, but it's an excellent read and very memorable!

The subject matter may not be for everyone. Megan works for a newspaper and is interested in doing a story about homeless boys living on the street selling themselves in prostitution. She goes in looking for boys who will be willing to
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Aug 01, 2012 Akanksha❤ Søren♰ rated it really liked it
Loved this book... Amazing!!
RE-READING.... Because I'm fed-up of reading about super rich guys! :P

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I really had no idea what a hustler meant when I started this book, I was actually stepping in blind :P
I don't know why I didn't Google it up.. haha
Whatever, The book was amazingggggg!
I loved how she found out about the lives of these hustlers on the street, I loved Sean.. Poor guy, Hate what life threw his way!
I loved how they worked out, and how things went to twist and turns in the middle and h
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Wow. Just wow. This was such a wonderful surprise for me. I was extremely hesitant in reading it, but am I so glad I did. The subject of underage prostitution was really the main reason why I didn't want to read it, however, with that said, our 17 year old hero was way beyond his age. He was extremely mature, sexy, and just so mature for his age. Aside from the occasional teenage angst, you simply forget that he's only 17. Not once did i end up cringing at the thought of this older woman having ...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
I have no words for how much I enjoyed this book. The only thing I would change is I would have liked an epilogue or something to tell me how Sean was going a few years down the track when he reached his full maturity. For a boy who had gone through so much, and ended so strong when he was still a teenager, I wanted to see him as a man. This book is bound to turn up on my re-read shelf in the not to distant future.
 Natalie
Apr 06, 2012 Natalie rated it liked it

You know the feeling you get when you have read one page of a book and you already can tell that you are going to love it. Yup, that youre getting from this book. I can promise you that. I absolutely loved it, and you will too.

Finding Home is Megans story. She is a twenty something journalist, looking for the big break. She decides to write a paper on the male prostitutes of the town. After some struggling nights she finilly gets to meet and talk to a bunch of them, and she meets "Mouth". She im
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Erika
Mar 21, 2012 Erika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She didn’t know how long they could be together or where they were headed. But she did know she’d already reached the point where it would hurt if their relationship ended.

3 WORDS: I LOVED IT. (even if it's a cliffy. :p)

I just love how it showed the reality of life--that life isn't the same for everybody. That, sometimes, life for others is like a survival of the fittest sort of thing. And that life, too, sometimes, involve relationships that you never really expected to be part of until it was
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Pam Godwin
Jul 15, 2012 Pam Godwin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-romance
I don't connect to all of Dee's books, but this one found a permanent home on my bookshelf. I'm a sucker for a beaten down boy, flawed in more ways than not. Looking in from the outside, his salvation may seem obvious and easily acquirable, but Dee forces you to walk in his shoes and discover him as he discovers himself.
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Oct 06, 2015 Ophelia's Book Blog rated it really liked it
Rereading this bad boy
Gwen ~the Book Diva
5 stars! This is a sleeper hit! Not at all what I expected!

Megan wants to prove to her newspaper boss that she's ready to be a real reporter. She gets the idea to go down to Santa Monica Blvd and interview some street kids to bring awareness. She is shocked at what these kids have to do to get by down there.

"Observe, don't get involved..."

That is until she meets Mouth, a 17 year old hustler who has made a lot of tough choices in order to survive. There is something about him that draws her in
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
4.5 stars

Going in to Finding Home, it’s safe to say I was very unprepared to what I was about read. The blurb only gives a slight indication to what the story is about, but what I found, after reading the first few chapters was shocking. Male prostitutes and underage sex? Yeah, it was definitely not something I’d ever read about before, but you know what, this story worked.
After the first few chapters, it’s hard not LOVE it and I think the author’s did a fantastic job. It’s heart-breaking and h
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Fathima
Nov 24, 2011 Fathima rated it it was amazing
Nothing less than a 5 star for this absolutely amazing , tear jerking , heart aching emotional ride !!! I'm sooo in love with this book . The story most definitely sucks you in right from the start . A book that is meant to be read in just one go , this was like an elixir of life .

I loved everything about this book . Megan as the leading lady was superbly presented . I admired her total devotion to Mouth/Sean and also loved the fact that she never gave up on him . This book is a must read not o
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
A beautiful gripping book that is without doubt one of my favorites, the writing is amazingly descriptive. It's haunting and passionate, touching and heartbreaking. I loved it!
Scarlet
Feb 08, 2012 Scarlet rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Scarlet by: Glass
I couldn't put it down! A must read!
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
FINDING HOME is a thought-provoking novel that is sure to leave you pondering the moral and ethical implications presented long after you have read the final words.

Imagine yourself in the life of a journalist trying to make a name for yourself...how would you go about doing that?

Megan is a twenty-something journalist in L.A. where everyone dreams of seeing their name in lights - with no one throwing any stories her way, she decides to go out and find a story of her own. In her off time, she in
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Brandi
Jul 28, 2014 Brandi rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars

I.Am.Reader
Sep 11, 2012 I.Am.Reader rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

This book started out pretty intense. It began as a story about "children's life on the streets" what got them there, and the quest to "get out". How exactly does that happen when all there is is a never ending cycle of desperation?
Until Megan came along...and threw Sean a lifeline.
I fell in love with Sean and everything about him. His youth, his heartaches, his quiet strength, and subsequently his triumphs. He's 17 years old, but has lived a lifetimes worth of misery. I would have loved to mee
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Bethany
Nov 25, 2011 Bethany rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bethany by: Buddy read with JoJo
I’m so happy JoJo asked me to buddy read Finding Home with her. I absolutely loved it! The story does deal with taboo topics of prostitution and a relationship with a minor. The authors did a great job of not making these the focus of the story but putting the focus on the relationship between Sean and Megan. Sean and Megan had the most amazing chemistry; the heat between them was coming right off the pages.

"I love making love to you." His whisper was as soft as feathers tickling her ear."

I ha
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
4 Sweet Stars

This was a lovely hidden gem, 17 year old male prostitute Sean meets a 23 year old copy editor trying to catch her break in journalism.

When they form a comfortable friendship on the streets, Megan can't resist helping him in his time of need.

Really enjoyed it. Steamy and sweet.
mrsj
May 24, 2012 mrsj rated it really liked it
I happened to chance upon this book through a friend on goodreads.

Reading the various reviews intrigued me so here I am.. writing a review after reading it twice.
This book just sort of pulled you in the moment you start reading.

I guess you have to be open minded while reading this book because we are talking about a relationship between a 17 years old kid with a 23 years old woman.
I know! I know! 17 freaking years old!
Hence, I said.. open mind!

This is not "Pretty Woman" from the movies.
There is
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 ᴍɪᴄs ✖amante de los spoilers✖
Me encantó. Hace rato que no leía un libro que me enganchara desde el principio, cuando quise darme cuenta ya estaba leyendo el último párrafo.

La verdad me pareció bastante ridícula la preocupación de todos porque Sean fuera menor, I mean, tenes a un chio de 17 años que tiene que prostituirse para sobrevivir y que desde pequeño se tuvo que hacer cargo de la madre que era alcohólica y ¿tu mayor preocupación es que tiene 17 años?. Mientras tanto todos (menos Megan duh uh) apenas lo conocen piensa
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Kay
Jan 26, 2012 Kay rated it liked it
Megan meets Mouth/Sean on Santa Monica Blvd while researching to write an article about street kids. They become quick friends. Megan takes in Sean after he is jumped for his money. They then learn to live with one another and also have to explain to Megan's family & friends about their relationship.

This book was ok for me. I didn't feel or understand Megan's instant attraction to Sean which she also tried to deny to herself in the beginning. I'm glad she did take a chance on him though bc S
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Lori
Nov 04, 2011 Lori rated it really liked it
I found myself so engrossed in this book and wanting to know what was going to happen with Sean and Megan that I completely lost track of time and my own reality. It's not often that I find myself emotionally connecting with characters but I just couldn't help myself with Sean. What that poor boy went through just to survive makes my heart hurt for him. I didn't mind the age difference between him and Megan because maturity wise I didn't see much of a gap since he had to grow up so quickly at su ...more
Susan
May 17, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok

I felt like I was reading this book constantly trying to avoid the proverbial "elephant in the room". Sean is 17 years old!!! I don't care how mature life on the streets and hardships made him...he was underaged and that just ultimately made this book too disturbing. I had trouble embracing Megan because she was an adult taking advantage of not only a teenager, but someone who had never had anyone ever take care of him and show him love. I got frustrated with her own immaturity and started to se
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Jen
Feb 16, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-to-death
I love the edge this book has, but I find myself dwelling on the things that the authors could have done better. First, Sean's struggle through the streets is palpable, and they portrayed such an intense character so fucking well, it's insane. But following that? I can't help but be a little disappointed with the follow through.

The beginning of the book...I instantly fell in love with Mouth's character, despite what it involved, because of all the redeeming qualities he slowly revealed. This fi
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Martha
May 08, 2013 Martha rated it it was amazing
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