June Rosewood followed the plan. College degree? Check. Longtime boyfriend who is possible husband material? Check. Finding a job after school? Working on it. Yet, it only took one emotionless conversation on a beach in Mexico for everything to fall apart. After running away for the summer, June’s back in Boise, can’t find a job and is stuck working as a waitress.
When June runs smack dab into Reece Day, her new coworker, she knows to stay far away from him. After being away from the town Reece grew up in, his journey has brought him back to where it all began. Reece is searching for forgiveness, but also stumbles upon the lively and smart mouthed June, who is so clearly lost in herself. Reece catches June's attention with his uncanny ability to always get under her skin, leaving her questioning what she really wants in life.
Soon, June embarks on a journey of self-discovery to let go of the plan, because sometimes the unexpected surprises along the way are the most important and meaningful.
Finding June is recommended for ages 17+ due to adult matters.
Caitlin Kerry is obsessed with the stories we tell. Her love of reading and writing led her to accomplish a goal she set for herself at the age of seventeen. She has a degree in History and Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration. Caitlin is an avid tea drinker, hopeful adventurer, lover of music and often finds the best medicine is the quiet of nature.
When Caitlin isn't writing or reading she usually can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her geologist husband, always looking for the next adventure. She currently resides in Idaho.
FINDING JUNE was such a breath of fresh air. The first New Adult book I've read (and I've read many, oh so, so many) that realistically portrayed the uncertainty and reality of post college life in a thoughtful and relatable way. Focussing more on the problems that keep us all up at 4am on a random Tuesday rather than deep, dark, gruesome secrets, Caitlin Kerry presents us with a heroine and a story that we can all recognise.
When June graduated college, she thought she had it all figured out. College degree, check! Long term boyfriend, check! Adult life? Here she comes! Unceremoniously dumped, June finds herself looking for an apartment and a job in the middle of the biggest economic downturn since the depression. Scrambling to make adjustments, June takes a job as server to figure out her next move. What she doesn’t plan on is Reece, newly returned to town; he's making some plans of his own. Catching each other's attention, June and Reece embark on an adventure of self discovery while embracing the idea that while life may not turn out how you expected it to, it might just turn out the way you needed it.
I really loved how real this book was as it captured the story of a generation that was told it could have everything only to have the carpet yanked out from under it. In a world where Reality TV promises that college, jobs, vacations and discretionary spending are an entitlement rather than something you have to fight for, the realities of life in a recession, with endless C.Vs sent out unanswered and moving back in with your parents because that mortgage you overextended yourself for and now has you drowning in negative equity is a tale worth telling.
This story really resonated with me because I was one of those people who just like June, had a plan after college only for it to blow up in her face. While mine was a diagnosis of a chronic illness rather than a break up and an economic downturn, I could recognise that hopelessness and feeling of panic when everything turns upside down. I loved how June chose not to wallow in her circumstances, and resisted the urge to jump at any opportunity because it was there, instead choosing to stand back and regroup. She may not have the job she wants but she recognises the value of it for what it can teach her and the purpose it can give her daily as she figures out her next move.
Equally I loved how the romance in this book plays out as something to be enjoyed for what it is rather than the be-all and end-all of happiness. There's a strong questioning of whether you can indeed have it all or do you have to choose between a personal and professional life and if so is it worth it. I loved the questions Kerry poses throughout her book, ensuring the reader ponders her heroine's story as a lesson to take away rather than just an enjoyable few hours on the sofa.
Solidly written, June's journey is at times, poignant, but always with a humorous perspective, without too much angst, or heavy emotional issues and the bonus of a swoony romance to root for.
FINDING JUNE is a wonderful wry look at the life of the 20-something in the 21st century that depicts the challenges faced by us all in an endearing and hilarious way.
2/25/14: Finding June comes out in ONE WEEK! Check out the teaser below while you wait!!
“Why are you holding my hands?” was apparently my first question. This brought a small chuckle from Reece. I started to realize I could easily get used to the sound of his laugh, a warm one that could heat up any cold day. “Because I want to. When I look at you, I see a woman with all these different layers. All I want to do is unwrap each one, finding what’s underneath.” This man should write poetry. “I’m looking for friendship, Reece.” “Okay.” “A friend,” I emphasized. “I can be your friend.” “I don’t know if friends unwrap layers.”
2/15/14: Two Weeks from Tuesday, Finding June comes out!!! Don't forget, bloggers and reviews can request a eARC and I would happy to send one along!
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Ok, so I LOVED this story! This was so realistic and hilarious too, making it extremely hard to put down. This story is in essence based on the main character, June, discovering herself and what she wants to do post college and breakup by Owen, her douche of an ex. (I can say that right?) Anyways, she disappears for the summer trying to heal and figure out what she wants to do. June is an awkward, word vomiting, takes no crap, and speaking her mind type female. She is a server at a local restaurant and is scared of becoming like the movie Waiting (which is a hilarious and all too accurate movie for anyone who has worked in a restaurant).
Upon her return, June is thrown under the bus by her best friend, Jolene, in the relationship sense. Jolene has basically been playing matchmaker all summer on one side of the match with Reece. June makes an total embarrassment of herself multiple times upon meeting Reece and acts like a total bitch to him, part out of anger towards Jolene trying to set them up and part not being ready for another relationship. I think my absolute favorite part of the whole book is still her hitting him in the nuts with a bucket of tomatoes! Oh yes, she totally did and then totally corrected him on whether it was a fruit or vegetable.
"Oh, shit, are you okay?"... "I'm fine, but I never thought I could say I had been hit in the balls with a container of tomatoes."... "I'm so sorry. I totally didn't mean to." Hot guy laughed a bit. "I would hope not. Unless that's how you welcome people here, with vegetables to the balls." "Tomatoes are fruit." Oh yes, I totally said that. Hit a hot man in the balls and then correct him...
June continues to have many awkward, word vomit, break down type moments in front of or towards poor Reece. But this story shows how June continues to grow as an individual, including the many breakdowns because of how torn she is over who everyone wants her to be and what she wants for herself. Reece ends up being her calm through a lot of the personal turmoil she puts herself through. He finally gets to become a part of her story and supports and encourages her to continue to be herself and find herself, like he did post high school. Their growing love is very relatable and it is very easy to fall in love with their love and growing story. June ends up leaving the country for 6 months to continue discovering herself and with all the support, love and encouragement of Reece.
Following this story is very real because it's a story a lot of young adults can easily relate to and have wondered the same questions or faced the same challenges in their lives. This definitely includes me. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone and can't wait to read more by Caitlin!
“June you have no direction and you work at The Shack. You will end up with at least four cats and two ferrets. All. By. Yourself.”
Real life sucks sometimes ........
June thought she knew the direction her life would take. With a new college degree in hand and her long time boyfriend by her side what could possibly go wrong? Real life sucks sometimes …... Dumped by the boyfriend and pressured by her family to find a “real” job June now has no clue what to do with her life. Working as a server at The Shack pays her bills but doesn’t bring her any clarity or direction until she meets new employee Reece.
Reece is just downright awesome. I wanted to hug him and squeeze him and just love him. He was a little lost himself but always seemed to know just the right thing to say and the right thing to do when it came to June. He was patient and wise and really understood her. I loved their budding relationship, the banter, witty dialogue and playfulness had butterflies swirling around in my stomach and just made me smile.
June was a great character but what struck me most about her was how real she felt. I remember having some of the same feeling and questions when I graduated with my first degree and I think a lot of readers will be able to relate on some level. Heck I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up and I graduated from college over 10 years ago. June’s journey was a poignant one but never felt too heavy or emotional. Her internal dialogue and awkward moments only added to her likability as a character. First time author Caitlin Kerry did a wonderful job bringing Junes story together and I am looking foreword to reading more from her in the future.
Finding June was sweet, funny and just downright adorable. There isn’t a whole lot of angst, crazy monkey sex or drama but what you do get is a solid realistic well written story that will leave you happy and throughly satisfied.
I was provide a copy of the book by the author for an honest review.
I just finish reading this book and I love it, love the characters, and love the way this book turn out to be, this book had me laughing in more than one way, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.
The story begging with June, June is a young woman she though she had everything, a job she love and a boyfriend, but that all change when they took a trip to Mexico, that was the vacation that change her life, her Ex boyfriend dump her, after that happened she decide to take time for her self, she spend the last three month in Portland, she met some cool people and made some friends, now she moved back to Boise, and gets her old waitressing job back, on the her first day back to work, she bump into the sexy stranger Reece, what June was not expecting was to have the weird feeling that she was getting, Reece knew what he wanted and he wanted June, the problem is that June don't want a relationship, but Reece don't have a problem with waiting for her to get her life back on track. Would she find her way and let Reece in or would she keeps her wall tight up.
I really love and enjoy reading this book, I love the Reece is with June, love it when he does things just to get under her skin. This is one of those books that once you start reading you cant put it down, I love the book from the first to the last page, Author Caitlin Kerry THANK YOU for introducing me to this amazing characters and this awesome book love it
~Was given an ARC, in exchange for an honest review~
23 year old, June, just graduated from college, she just moved back to Boise. She spent the summer in Portland. After her boyfriend dumps her in Mexico. June wants to figure out what she wants in life, and how to make herself happy. When she moves back to Boise, she gets her old waitressing job. The new guy Reece, June finds herself attracted to him. But she isn’t looking for a new relationship, after being dumped. Reece, is a sweet, lovable guy. He knows what he wants, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if that means waiting for June, to figure out what she wants in life. June wants to be with Reece, but her wall is up(Which I don’t blame her).
I really enjoyed this book, this book actually fell into my lap at the perfect time. If you are a young female in her 20’s, and not sure what you want in life and looking for some guidance. Then go read this book.
I was given this book for an honest review. It was a very enjoyable read. It is one of those book that just kind of pulls you.
You have June who was given a devastating blow when her longtime boyfriend breaks up with her. June is at a point in her life where she is trying to figure out where she wants to go and what she wants to do. Then you meet Reece who knows what he wants and that is June..
Such amazing characters. And yes I shed a few tears while reading. Great messages throughout this one. Looking forward to more from this author. Full review to follow for the blog tour. Check out A Life Bound By Books for more info.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of Finding June to read in exchange for an honest review.*
June recently graduated college and ready to move on with the next step in the life plan, because that’s how she is supposed to live her life - go to college, get her degree, and start a career in degree-related field - The plan everyone follows, right? But when things don’t fall in place the way she plans and the summer getaway still leaves questions unanswered, she picks up her life where it is, even if she has no idea what’s going on.
Leaving wasn’t my proudest moment, but now the only thing I could do was move forward, facing things head on.
...I came to the conclusion I could do this. In that moment, I decided instead of looking at the bare walls as lacking life, it was a blank canvas and for the first time I had control over what would fill the walls.
Returning to her serving position she held before graduation, a new employee shows interest in her and while she fights to keep whatever they have as just friends, Reece’s outlook on life and support offered may be just what June needs, no matter how much she does not believe it’s the right time. The more they talk, the more Reece shares his story and reveals a perspective on life that could help free her from the shackles of “the plan”
“Why did I live in all those places instead of going to school?...I had my reasons. I wanted to do my own thing. Find my own way.” His words sunk in, and for a few moments I didn’t know what to say. “What if you get lost?” I whispered. I couldn’t look at him;... “Then you take in the scenery and know, eventually, you’ll find your way.”
The characters were so relatable and the story flowed nicely. It is a very realistic portrayal of life after graduation for many and provided a very insightful look into a healthy approach to self discovery. I loved seeing how June and Reece’s relationship progressed, not just for their growth together but individually as well. There were so many quotes I couldn’t help but highlight, beautifully written!! Here are a couple:
“Reece repeated himself, “I’m not going anywhere, and I would never want you to lose or change who you are because of who you’re with. You need to know that. I want to know the real you. I want you, June, whoever that may be, flaws and all.”
“I was trying to find where I belonged. In many ways Reece was, too. I was trying to be there for Reece, but I had never thought I would help him find where he belonged. Could two lost people find home?”
“Trust was a funny thing. You say you want trust in a relationship, you want love and trust in the other person, but it is also terrifying. You don’t just trust the other person, you trust yourself to have faith in the love you have.”
I loved nearly everything, but there was one thing that I missed in the book. I felt the ending narrowed a bit too much as there was a noticeable lack of June’s Always Friend, Jolene, and June’s dog, Morrison. Jolene is a character popping up throughout the book, but drops out entirely from the last quarter of the story, never being referenced again. Similarly with Morrison, there is no mention of his existence while she figures out -something-, but he makes a sudden appearance at the very end, being referred to as family. Since so much care was put into sharing June and Reece’s story, I felt like a few sentences here and there covering the other relationships would have only rounded out the overarching story a bit better.
But overall, LOVED the self discovery, June and Reece’s relationship, and how Ms. Kerry approached the themes in the novel. Will definitely read over again!
June has finished college, and even though she doesn't have her next move figured out quite yet, she feels okay about things. That is until everything fell apart. Her boyfriend of the past three years dumped her while on vacation citing her lack of having her life figured out as one reason. In addition- she is feeling lots of pressure from her parents, and the world in general to figure everything out and get a "real job" in her field. She leaves for a few months to get away from everything, but at the end of summer returns to find that she doesn't know any more about who she is or what she wants to do with her life. She returns to her old serving job while she tries to make some sort of plan for her life. June meets new co-worker Reece who grew up in that area, but left after high school to deal with his own problems in life. Even though June is incredibly attracted to Reece, she knows that losing herself in a relationship while attempting to figure out who she really is isn't a great idea. This becomes more and more challenging as Reece seems to be someone who really understands her and provides her with more support and guidance than she has experienced before.
This book was a very pleasant surprise. I read a lot of books in this genre, and sometimes feel that the situations and story arcs end up being very similar to one another. That wasn't the case here. I felt like these characters were unique, and while June struggled with situations that I think many of us can relate to, the story felt fresh and easy to connect to. One of the best things about June is that she felt real. She was prickly and crabby at times and didn't do or say the right things much of the time. June was having a rough time in life, and for most of us in the world, that doesn't come in a pretty easy-to-fix package. It was hard to find much wrong with Reece. Besides being completely hot and seemingly perfect, he completely took June's mood swings and erratic behavior in-stride, and didn't take any of her crap personally. He was exactly what she needed him to be and it felt great to experience that through June's perspective. I loved when she would get irritated at how great he was and try to express that to him. It was also wonderful to experience when she would try and give him back all the love and support he showed to her when she had the chance, and when he needed it. Their chemistry was great, and I was so happy for these characters to find some happiness in one another when they were both dealing with some difficult life changes.
I enjoyed going on this journey with these characters. I will not hesitate to read more by this author in the future.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
June has a very average, good life. She has a mediocre job, meddling family, fabulous girlfriends, and a boyfriend (EX) that dumped her in the worst way possible. In her early 20s she thinks .. why me and I don't disagree. With good looks and a suhweet body, you would assume she has a pretty awesome set up going, but looks can be deceiving.
On the verge of an emotional break, June decides to take some well deserved "me" time and enjoys a summer to herself. Returning home, she is introduced by Reece, a hottie with a booooom body. Reece is carefree, a hard worker, a straight talker and a gentleman. All of the qualities June is looking for and none that she believes exist in one package.
This book has lots of raw emotion and sexual tension. The story was refreshing and new and I loved it. Both the character of June and of Reece were well-defined. I absolutely loved the fresh approach. June was a strong character, but felt so real. She cried and laughed and wanted so many things .. she wasn't afraid. Reece was my kind of alpha male, he is strong both inside and out and stood up for what he believed in. I was super sad to see it end and I can not wait to see what books Caitlin has coming next :)
Synopsis: Tell me your story June....
June thought she had it all. She soon found out how wrong she was. Her dreams of finding the good life were washed away when she was dumped on the sandy beaches of Mexico. Now back in Boise as an overeducated server, she doesn't even know where to begin on fixing her life.
But one thing June does know is the new guy at work is one to stay away from. Reece Day catches June's attention, even if she doesn’t want it. Reece has the uncanny ability to always get in the last word, to get under June’s skin, making her question what she really wants in life.
June quickly realizes that for the first time in her life, she finally has the chance to find herself.
*Finding June is recommended for ages 17+ due to adult matters*
This book was reviewed by Emily, a Book Worms Reviewer, thank you Emily. We gave this book 5 stars.
I adored this book. Caitlin Kerry is definitely an author to watch out for. As soon as I was finished I wanted to read it again!
Everyone in their life can relate to not having everything together, well at least I can.
June Rosewood thought she had everything going for her, a recent college graduate, long-term boyfriend, her life was filled with endless possibilities. Things go wrong, however, when her boyfriend dumps her on the white, sandy beaches of Mexico, leaving June heartbroken. After a three month “getaway” she comes back home to Boise, determined to find her way in this so-called life. While waiting tables, she meets Reece Day, sexy, confident and seems to be perfectly put together.
Reece wants to know her story.
“I want to know your story, even if it’s not perfect.”
“When I look at you, I see a woman with all these different layers. All I want to do is unwrap each one, finding what’s underneath.”
Reece is an amazing character, hiding his own deep troubled past, he breaks down Junes wall piece by piece, uncovering her layers. Not only are Reece’s words insightful, but I felt drawn to him from the first pages. His care-free attitude, his amazing charm, and his way of living had me swooning.
Reece and June work as servers in a restaurant, in which I absolutely loved, having waited tables for 15 years. I felt the author was spot on in her depiction of serving, which had me laughing remembering my time as a server (If anyone has ever waited tables...it really is an experience).
The words in this book speak volumes to the reader, and I was finding myself really beginning to find my own way. This is a great feel-good story that will have you laughing, learning and loving every bit of it. A book that will leave you happier and smiling, while never wanting it to end.
This is definitely on my list of favorites.
Very well written Caitlin Kerry, thank you for a great read!!
So before I delve right into this review, I’m warning you all now that I am 110% biased. Ha!! I’ve known about this book for some time, and I was a beta reader for the author…that said, I’ve been rooting for this book for a while now and I’m so, so, so glad it’s finally on sale for you all to read. But aren’t all of us rooting for our favorite books anyway??
In Finding June, debut author Caitlin Kerry tells us a poignant story about growing up and finding yourself after you thought you had your life already figured out. For June, a recent college graduate with the world at her fingertips, not finding a well-paying job and not being able to follow her carefully planned life goals is a real buzz kill. With everything working against her “plans,” she finds herself in the same dead-end job she once had…but sometimes the old brings out something new. And that something new is encased in the gorgeous Reece Day. June can’t resist Reece’s boyish charms, but still tries with all her might to not fall for someone she thinks has no life goals or dreams. What she ends up figuring out is that Reese, also working a dead-end job, has life more figured out than she could ever hope for herself.
Since I read this book during multiple editing phases, I felt like I saw something really good evolve into something really, freaking amazing! Like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, Finding June—and June herself—were well written. There were times that I got frustrated with June because she couldn’t see all the awesome opportunities she had at her fingertips, and I loved that frustration because it was something tangible Caitlin created through the words. As a reader, you could really sense June’s indecisiveness with her life and with Reece.
And Reece? Boy oh boy, is he one charming fella!! I completely fell in love with him, a head over heels kind of love. I honest to god believe he was one of those really soulful characters that it doesn’t matter how he’s described physically, you instantly fall in love with his voice and the things he says.
My favorite part about this book is that even though there is romance, it was a full-fledged story that we don’t get to read very often in our world of smutty book boyfriends. It’s refreshing and exactly what you need on a lazy, Sunday afternoon. I highly recommend this, and promise that you’ll love and enjoy it too!! <3
June was a very complex character who set out on a journey to really find herself. She thought she was suppose to be a certain way, do certain things but she didn't know what those things were. She had a degree, a failed relationship, a bestie, and a waitressing job. And other than those things, she didn't know what else she was suppose to do with her life.
I think we all have been there. Wandering around, not really knowing what to do or who we want to be. It is only by chance or maybe a miracle some people know which course to take and know exactly where they are headed in life, when the rest of us are just trying to keep our heads above water and try not to drown in the mundane world we call life.
I think Caitlin did a fantastic job portraying a woman who is just, lost. She doesn't know which direction to turn and if it wasn't for Reece to help guide her along, she would probably still be lost.
Which brings me to the next character, Reece. He did a lot for June. He stuck by her side, guided her through difficult times, and then was there to just listen when she needed it most. It also helped that he was gorgeous and she got to be naked with him ;)...
I think everyone needs a person to help them, whether it is a friend, lover, parent, counselor, etc, it is important to have that person to help you along the way and help you see the potential in yourself and the world around you.
I really enjoyed the overall theme of this story because I have been in situations where I was at a crossroads and didn't know where in life I was headed. So it was interesting to see and be inside the mind of someone else who was on this journey, as well. I loved June's smartass mouth and the cute, funny banter she seemed to have with everyone. I also loved how well this story was written and how involved I got in this story!
The only thing I did not care for was the relationship between Reece and June was a little anticlimactic. I understood it but I didn't FEEL it like I wanted too. And there were times where I was getting tired of being inside June's mind because of all the back and forth... BUT then again, she was a person figuring herself out, so that should be expected.
Overall, I give this book a 4/5 "Reece is the next YODA" stars and if you want to be taken on a journey of self-discovery then pick this book up today and READ IT!!!!
Here we have Just June's story where she meets Reece Day along her journey of self-discovery. I connected with the characters but more importantly I connected with Reece's soul-deep, meaningful words of wisdom for June about life and choices we make. June has her own wisdom and humor that I loved as well but how Reece was able to deliver these words to June in a powerful manner spoke to me as the reader and her receptiveness to these words spoke volumes about her character as well. Therefore, their ways of communication connected me with them. Something I would've liked to see differently is that while June is finding love she's put other things aside and therefore I felt the book moved rather slowly. June is hesitant, second guesses herself and this has limited her in finding happiness. When I did begin to see progress and a moving forward motion it was around 80% and the book wrapped up pretty quickly from there. So by the time I got to the 80% I wanted it to slow down. Other areas I can relate with June are the importance of music in my life--PS the Ryan Adams version of Wonderwall is what I prefer as well; and your vision June of the bookstore with a stage, place where people can gather, have drinks/coffee holy shit I thought I was reading about myself because I have that exact vision. So on several levels (the music connections, words of wisdom connections, and bookstore connection) the novel and I were one!! I just wanted more at the end because it wrapped up quickly and the middle could've moved more quickly. June and Reece are breaths of fresh air and I deeply enjoyed them and to me that's more important than the pace of the novel. There's also no cliffhanger, although I'm hoping to get more of June and Reece because I'd love love love to see what she makes of her blank canvas space--and to see if she becomes "Just June Day"!! So give this a try and find your next crush!
Finding June is a story about June, who is a little lost in life. Her boyfriend of 3 years just broke up with her. She graduated from college with a degree and no job prospects. She is waiting tables at a bar and knows it was suppose to be a temporary job, but is now becoming a long term thing. June is pretty much lost right now. June is positively refreshing when it comes to what she is thinking. She says what is exactly on her mind. No filter. Not thinking before she says it. It just comes out. That makes her funny and different. It can come across bitchy and rude to some, but once you get to know June, you see it really isn't how she is. When June returns from a summer job away, she meets a waiter at her old job who was hired while she was gone, Reece. Reece is just what June needs. He is a laid back guy who has been travailing the United States for the last 8 years, running from his own past. But his traveling has made him see things different. He tries to help June confront her own fears, all while being a friend to her. Reece wants something more with June, but June is not so sure. She doesn't want to drag anyone else down since she is still reeling over her boyfriend dumping her. I love June and Reece's relationship. It stated off as friends until Reece could slowly win June over. He was a awesome guy who seemed to be exactly what June needed to figure out her path in life.
June has a very average, good life. She has a mediocre job, meddling family, fabulous girlfriends, and a boyfriend (EX) that dumped her in the shittiest way possible. In her early 20s she thinks .. why me and I don't disagree. With good looks and a suhweet body, you would assume she has a pretty awesome set up going, but looks can be deceiving.
On the verge of an emotional break, June decides to take some well deserved "me" time and enjoys a summer to herself. Returning home, she is introduced by Reece, a hottie with a booooom body. Reece is carefree, a hard worker, a straight talker and a gentleman. All of the qualities June is looking for and none that she believes exist in one package.
This book has lots of raw emotion and sexual tension. The story was refreshing and new and I loved it. Both the character of June and of Reece were well defined. I absolutely loved the fresh approach. June was a strong character, but felt so real. She cried and laughed and wanted so many things .. she wasn't afraid. Reece was my kind of alpha male, he is strong both inside and out and stood up for what he believed in. I was super sad to see it end and I can not wait to see what books Caitlin has coming next :)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is typically New Adult, which I don't read a lot of any more. It's set just after June has finished her college degree, yet doesn't really know what to do with herself. I recognised that we all go through a bit of this, before we find ourselves. There were earlier parts, that I got frustrated with June's indecision, and outbursts. I did have trouble connecting at this stage. She had a "feel" like another beloved character from a favourite book read previously: Mia from Renee Carlino's Sweet Thing, which gave me a similar frustrating love/hate reaction before seeing personal growth before thoroughly falling in love with her character. Thus I felt with June, seeing her personal growth and Letting Go, I grew to love her. This has turned into a hidden gem, and I realised from about 50% that I couldn't wait to get back to this book and these characters that had so grown on me, and I pretty much couldn't put it down until I finished it. I loved Reece as a character to temper June. This is a beautiful slow burn romance, taking the time to become friends, stoking the passion brewing until June is ready. A wonderful debut for this new author, and I look forward to reading her next book.
I love reading the stories that describe the character and their feelings so well you know exactly what they are going through. At times June did seem a little immature, though at other moments some of her decisions were made with more of a mature outlook which I felt made her a little more relatable. When characters in books are overly immature it can sometimes be annoying but I think that the amount that Junes personality shows was just right as it reflected her vulnerability. June is lost and a little heartbroken at the start of the book and it really shows in her attitude and the choices she makes. When meeting Reece she is standoffish at first, showing just how much her past relationships have affected her, but gradually they do develop a friendship and then some thing more. Their relationship isn't rushed and their personalities compliment each other making for a great love story. I also really liked the ending of this book, I won't say too much because I don't want to give anything away but it was great to see June following her heart and not giving in to other people's expectations of her. It's always good to read about a character finding their strength. 4/5 <3s
June was a great character and Caitlin really did a great job portraying her story. I really loved reading about June and all that she had been through throughout her young life.
I loved June because even though she may have been some what lost she still made her life work without anyone pushing her. She is a very complex woman but also funny, sarcastic, and a touch egg to crack.
Reece was a sexy boy running from his past but finding a great future as well. He had a rough time dealing with his past, so traveling around from place to place gave him a new life during every move he made. That being said moving back to his home town was a little more pleasurable than he expected. He found the home he didn't expect to find.
I loved Reece because no matter what June did or said he never gave up on her. He was so romantic and paid attention to detail.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of Caitlins work. Five stars have been granted :)
*Finding June is recommended for ages 17+ due to adult matters*
REVIEW Finding June is the perfect title for a perfect book! June is lost and at a crossroads in her life, often how we feel after graduating college. She thought she had her life planned but things happen to show that this is not the case. That is until she meets the delectable Reece ( who is now my new book boyfriend!). Reece gets under June's skin and begins to break down her walls. The author Caitlin Kerry knows just how fast to make this happen in order to make the storyline believable and realistic. Reece shows June how to do what is right for herself without worrying about how this effects others. June is brave and takes a chance hoping that Reece will support her no matter what. This all takes place amongst family sagas, burning buildings, puppy buying and having fun with friends. I really loved this book the strength of Reece and the believability of June. I loved how the friends were part of the story but Caitlin Kerry let June and Reece play the staring roles. Thank you for an amazing book, I look forward to the next one!!!
its my first time I think the book starts at the end. I mean every story line is to find a relationship but here in this book the main character just endup and break to pieces :( anyway the name of book is intelligent cause at first I thought it was about a month called june not a girl!... I get a connection with June at first but come on man!you must just get the job with associated with your degree not mess up or find yourself right now..shit how can she just refused ?but then I thought it might be a boring job and she followed for more exciting experience! !I got involved anyway in every movement ,dialogue, and the character .. it's so heart breaking ,rise and fall adventure in this book .love it so much and especially june as a friend in my mind and appreciate every decision she made actually.. I hope other books of this series coming out and I can read it! lov ya fatemek.
It's always hard when you have to write a not so fluttering review for a book. I struggled a lot with this one. The writing was decent enough, but the plot... hmm, not so good. I got bored half way through the story and i swear it seemed as if i was reading a 600 pages book instead of a 267 one. I just needed it to end, but it's difficult to do so when you're not interested in the story.
The book is a bout a young college graduate, June. She seems to have it all, a solid business degree and a steady relationship with her boyfriend of 3 years, Owen but it all crumbles down when Owen brakes up with her. She then has to figure out not only how to be without him, but what she really wants out of her life. Enter Reece, her hot new colleague at the restaurant where she works as a server.
Overall a 2,5 star read for me.
*I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review*
Finding June is a realistic "boy meets girl, girl doesn't collapse her walls, boy keeps pursuing, girl caves" love story. June is a girl fresh out of college looking for her next chapter of her story. I was really able to connect with this character because this is where I am in life and I have a similar love story I am currently involved in.
I really liked this novel because of how real it felt, the character development and the different situations that the characters were put in.
I definitely recommend this book to people in their early 20's who aren't sure where they are going in life but never give up and hesitantly try new things.
I received this novel in exchange for an honest review
Such a refreshing read! I don't know if it's just me but I love reading books about someone finding themselves. Throw in a sweet romance with a swoon-worthy guy and I'm sold. Finding June was funny and quite emotional. Everything the main characters had to deal with, made them grow and it was so nice to see. June and Reece made my heart go pitter patter a few times. I loved them. This is a short review but whatever. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. I LOVED Jolene so reading her story next is a given.
A very sweet romantic story about Reece and June. A story about finding yorself and deciding what to do next. I could relate to June a lot. The book gets intense towards the end of the story and I am proud that June Handled the situation perfectly There is lot of dept and character development in the book. A lesson as well. I think the plot of finding and discovering yourself has been told perfectly and in realistic way .
I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
So this book, I like how the story is not just about pure adulterated lust where guy meets girl girl or guy has some dark secrets and all. I love that it more about of the protagonist's self discovery. It's a breathe of fresh air since the story is totally different. And i like it is such a page turner that you dont want to stop reading and kept hanging on whats next.
So many things that I love about this book! The characters and how they interact. Their back stories which bring so much depth to them. The descriptions of scenery and June's thoughts. The sensitive, strong, amazingness that is Reece. 5 stars!!!