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Find Her, Keep Her

(Love in the USA #1)

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3.54  ·  Rating details ·  4,842 ratings  ·  356 reviews
This sexy, sensual and emotionally charged contemporary romance series begins on the luscious island of Martha's Vineyard... Travel writer, Daisy Blanchard discovers the worst news ever. Her boyfriend is now engaged to her best friend! To add insult to injury, she learns about the blessed affair through a Facebook status update. Daisy escapes her life in shambles by taking ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published August 3rd 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jessica
Feb 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
This has got to be one of the most hilariously awful books ive ever read. im reasonably sure it was actually written by a 12 year old boy. Lets review: we never even get the word penis but rather we have rod, bulge, package, schlong...it keeps going. The clitoris becomes the magic button or something equally silly. We also have the "nether regions" i kid you not this word is actually used. And the icing on the cake...sperm is now liquid fertilizer...wth was this author smoking?! Ok now for the a ...more
Ashley
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
2 stars, I just couldn't give it three. It was, at least, well written grammatically speaking. I did not get a feel for the characters at all, and had a hard time relating to them as my age- could have been more believable if they were in their early 20s. I think that was my biggest problem with the whole story. From the perspective of a mid 30s adult, the characters were very immature and unbelievable. I read a lot of romance, including erotic, but the sex scenes and descriptions in this story ...more
Ana
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book.. Belmont is such a hottie!! And daisy!! Girl, you are one lucky lady!!:)
Sarah
Jan 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm not really sure where to start with this book. The premise seemed promising and it started out well but quickly wet downhill....and stayed there. I felt no chemistry between Belmont and Daisy. It seemed like Charlie had more sparks with Daisy but those were never explored. I thought this book would follow Daisy as she got over her heartbreak and gained strength as herself. Nope, she really just jumped into bed with the first guy to look at her and acted like she had no self esteem or morals. ...more
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Crazy as it sounds but I love Belmont. He's totally not what I expected. Belmont is the type of guy that gets what he wants and so full of himself I'm the BOMB no woman can resist me is down right arrogant and funny.

I love how the story is light-hearted, funny not over the top, yet the only thing I thought was a little too over the top was their sex. OMG Belmont, Belmont....okay who (view spoiler) *rolls eyes* (lol)


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Courtney
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I found this as a free book on amazon and took a risk since it was by an author I have never read and is a contemporary romance - not my favorite genre. I'm giving it 2 stars because I did like that the heroine is a travel writer and the book itself reads like a travel book for Martha's Vineyard and makes me want to go on a vacation there. But, from a romance novel side of things, ugh. No thanks. After 6 days (2 or 3 of which they spent arguing and apart!) they're engaged and pregnant. No. Just ...more
Juanita
Dec 21, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
I don't know how or why I finished this book. The plot was beyond ridiculous even for a romance novel, the characters shallow, the sex scenes mediocre at best. Daisy was boring and Belmont "Jack" had the mentality of a 13 year old boy who just figured out what his boys parts were for. It was hard to believe that Daisy and Jack were two adults in their 30s. The sex scenes were terrible; fast and not romantic. Their conversations were limited and intercepted by Jack the horn dog copping sleazy fee ...more
Julie
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this lighthearted book. It was full of fun, laughs and passion. A good read, just what the doctor ordered. Daisy just can't help herself, she loves everything Jack does to her. Jack the gorgeous billionaire, though choice for Daisy. Thanks to the author. Can't wait to read the next one!
Elci
Feb 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Who the fuck even uses the word gigolo anymore?

I just can't with these people. I'd be bitter if this wasn't a freebie.
Vintage
Cheated on heroine bounces back unknowingly with gigolo.
Jennifer Entwistle
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
The premise of the book sounded really promising but I had some issues with the writing as a lot of other reviewers seemed to.

You shouldn't start laughing out loud in the middle of a sexual scene in a romance novel! Some terms that were used were hysterically cheesy.

I wasn't crazy about Belmont's pushyness. I did wonder why he was so insistent on perusing this woman and came on as strong as he did. I still really don't understand what unfolded at the lunch with her ex and ex best friend. So, h
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SL
May 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Overall, this was not a bad book. Believe me, I've read much worse. The story had an interesting premise, but there just wasn't enough...other times there was too much.

Our hero, Belmont aka: Jack, was immature and at times bordered on too sexually aggressive. There was also no real chemistry between him and Daisy because he was too "over the top" while she was too repressed. In fact in my opinion, the most interesting character in the book was Thelma the eccentric ex-artist who threw dinner part
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Kristy
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
As free romance/erotica books go, this was okay. It got a bit corny at times. When an author refers to the lady bits as "sugar caves" I check out though. I pushed through and finished the book and quite honestly it read like 50 Shades of Grey fanfic, without the domestic abuse. At least it was readable.
Rachel
Mar 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
It was so bad I couldn't finish it. Horrible cliches, horrible writing, horrible plot line. As another reviewer commented, it sounds like it was written by a twelve year old boy. Well, I concur. The author lost me at "he's poking me with his poker again".
Jennifer Davies
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story, which was surprising because everything happens so quickly, but I fell for Belmont. He was such a strong, determined sexy lead that knew what he wanted and went after it regardless. I loved that. I also loved Daisy. She felt real to me, strong, and I could totally imagine her crashing the weddings, swimming in the ocean, traveling around the world alone, and independent. They made a wonderful couple. I would definitely read another book by Z.L.Arkadie.
Lunadune
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: romance, erotic
I truly enjoyed the sexual romp between Daisy and Belmont. That was never lacking but I didn't feel that quintessential spark or longing that two supposedly destined beings are embarking on. In my opinion, the story felt flat and dull. The author was unable to express in words the feelings between two lovers other than making pointed references in their 'destined partnership'. It was a difficult read that tested my limits and I'm thankful it was free.
Julia
Feb 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
I simply didn't connect with the writing, plot, or characters. This is quite possibly the least convincing love story I've ever read. It lacked depth and chemistry, and the first person present tense didn't work for me at all. What a shame; the premise sounded so promising.
Trevine
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED IT ESPECIALLY THE ENGAGEMENT
Ambrosia
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
LOL. The sex scenes are very crude. He "stuffs" his erection into her. Romantic!

Insta-love, insta-sex, insta-obsession.
Fly FreeBird
Jun 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Don't know what was I thinking when I started reading this book!
Danae Ringsby
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was full of adventure, romance, and believable characters. I didn’t have such a hard time with the storyline as I did with how many sex scenes were in the book. I would have liked to have more background storyline rather than just two people having a lot of sex.

Daisy is a traveling writer, and after finding out that her ex-boyfriend and best friend are getting married together, she decides that Martha’s Vineyard would be the best place to do another article and somewhere she can escap
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Dena
Dec 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Kind of a sketchy start but it really develops throughout! It threw me through a loop when I found out the dirt! Had a lot of oh shit moments which kept me wanting to read more! Overall it was a good read and I would suggest it bc it's free on iBooks aaaaand it has some good pointers for advice when it comes to marriage. A little spoiler and kind of sad on my part but the interview she had with the bride made me really think.. So I copied the convo.. “Okay, then why did you get married?” I ask, ...more
Deborah
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Daisy discovers Adrian her pathetic wimpy boyfriend of ten years is engaged to her very skanky "best" friend Maya, this she discovers due to a change of status on Facebook. After doing nothing but crying and sleeping for days she takes an assignment in Martha's Vineyard where she meets Belmont Lord.
Now I have so many issues with this book but I can't go into detail without spoiling it, I'll just say that very little of it worked for me, Adrian and Maya together!!!! Why and how. Belmont has money
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Heather andrews
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jesus I think Belmont is just a little too honest for his own damn good, "if you think I do this sort of thing often, I don't. Kara and i are off, and she can't get over it. I told her last night. That's why it took me so long to get your wine." He sniffs bitterly. "Which was enough time for Chuck to make a move." I mean seriously he's too damn honest, "she's in a wedding today. Look, on my part it was nothing. She called me and asked if I could pick her up from the ferry. I said yes. I saw you, ...more
 Spanxmcb (Yovanka)
A fairly light read about a travel writer on the mend from a broken heart who falls in love with a local while working on a story about and at Martha's Vineyard. It's a story that ended a bit stronger than it began, marginally.

This is your typical fluff where the romance accelerates and break-neck speed and the characters are declaring their undying love within hours of meeting and with a series of erotic scenes thrown in for good measure. It was cute, predictable and entertaining. It was short
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Jessica
Jan 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
I read this book because it was free on my kindle through bookbub and I usually don`t expect a whole lot out of those books but this one really had be regretting ever starting it. The main characters were awkward, nothing like 35 year old adults. They never really developed past needy stages emotionally. Events were awkward, no developments. Things were never resolved, issues happened and were never addressed. Just an awkward waste of time. I won`t be pursuing anymore of this particular authors ...more
Cierra Mccoy
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
A little unrealistic but a nice book to escape after a long day at work. I had to distance myself from the decisions of the characters and just accept other people do things a little differently than me. By doing this is was an easy read. Just an average book to me nothing to make me read the sequel.
Jessica
Apr 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This was quite steamy at times & I could have done without the abundance of sex throughout. It would have been a better story, in my opinion, if it had focused more on the relationship.
The relationship between Belmont & Daisy seemed a little stalkerish and weird. In the end, it turned out ok, but a lot of it was quite weird.
Joyce
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great romantic read, not that I believe in love at first sight but hey, its a book, good story line that kept you on the edge of your seat especially near the end. Won't spoil it, it is a must read.
Sherry Vitaniemi
Not looking

Wow to go for. Having g your supposed best friend sleeping with your boyfriend to Mr.right finding you. To finding out w what he did some years ago.To finally saying yes. Talk about overload.
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