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Finding Home

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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  5,072 ratings  ·  367 reviews
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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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jan 18, 2013 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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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
Jun 21, 2012 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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Steffi
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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Kelli C for "Cross"
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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Natalie★for the love of TBH!★

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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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♰
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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Brandi
3.5-4 Stars

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
Kay
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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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.
Erika
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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Katie
Megan is a ambitious young reporter looking for her career starting story. She finds it on the streets of L.A. where she encounters a group of homeless child prostitutes, one teenage boy in particular who she feels a deep attraction towards. Megan begins an unsteady friendship with Sean "Mouth" who is a 17 year old hustler (prostitute) trying to work his way off the streets and make something of himself. Megan admires this about Mouth and when she encounters him one night on the street badly bea ...more
mrsj
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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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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Fathima
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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Arabella ~♡AB♡~ (Mrs Jase Dean)
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.
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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Lori
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
Paris
I was enjoying this story until at about 60% into the book I got really pissed with Megan. She seams to accept the fact that Sean was a prostitute, yet she couldn't keep her mouth shut about it to anyone who asked about him. It is really not so difficult to tell the person to mind their own business. Or avoid the topic by telling about what he was doing now and not before. Instead she would put Sean through the repeated humiliation by introducing him as an ex-whore. She would defend him by sayin ...more
Ash Wednesday
4 STARS

Well January is turning out to be May-December affair, manwhore (literally) stories reading month for me. I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did, mostly because I was expecting the writing to be dated (this was first published in 2006). But I'm perfectly impressed with how textured both Sean/Mouth and Megan's characters turned out. Not to say I loved them but their depth and the clarity at which I understood them as people without the author telling me in blinding neon signs how
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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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I.Am.Reader

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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Susan

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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April Avelino

I could not put down this book. Loved every pages of it.

After reading Finding Home I can't help but to asked myself if it is really a crime for a young adult to fall in love with a minor? Even if its consensual? Is age really does matter? I have no idea. And is it possible in real life that someone experienced falling in love with a hustler cause I really loved how this story ends and like to read a real life story about this one.(:


Finding Home is one of my favorite love story. (:
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
I couldn't put it down! A must read!
Butterfly
Where do I start? huh? First things first, right. Finding Home is a very emotional book, and to be honest I like my books to be less emotional. To read this book you better be open minded 'cause were talking about a relationship between a 23 year old woman and a 17 year boy.

Megan is trying to write an article about the life of street kids to kick start her career in journalism. She went down to Santa Monica Boulevard for research hoping to catch some of the kids for interview. Over there she me
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
This was a book recommended to me by GR based on other books I've rated. I read other reviews which discussed some concern about the age differences between Megan and Sean; 23 & 17 respectively. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Megan was very conflicted and her freinds and family definitely had issues, but it wasn't like she was 30. At 23 you really don't separate yourself much from older teens. She was newly out of college and in the workforce. He never had a childhood and his life events ...more
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