Where You'll Find Me
Nate doesn't tell her why he's in her garage, an ...more
I am absolutely blown away by this book. What I thought would be a light, easy YA read was anything but. Erin Fletcher's writing about several difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable subjects is absolutely stunning, heartfelt and had me in tears several times.
Where You'll Find Me is a book that I have struggled too put down, my housework and laundry is still waiting for me too start it, and I am pretty sure it will be a takeaway or tin of soup for me tonight for dinner as the grocery s ...more
I have to admit, I was more than surprised by, not only how much I liked the story, but how ...more
I have read a lot of books in the Contemporary Romance genre over the past two years, but lately I have had a taste for more action and less romance. Because I am out of practise when it comes to romance novels, I was not sure if I would be able to give this book a proper review. But I am happy to announce that reading a particular genre after taking a long break from it is like riding a bike again after a few years. It takes a l
First of all, if you have read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and disliked it because of how unrealistic it is, then don't read this book because the problems that I had with that novel are the same that I have with this one.
Hanley is such an idiot and being drunk isn't an excuse for her idiocy because she tells him to leave when she is drunk. But even excusing ...more
I thought the book was going to be some silly love story filled with teenage drama. I was so wrong. The whole book was good but the last five chapters made me love it. I can't describe it but it became something meaningful to me. They are simply no words for it.
If you decide to read the book, don't be quick to judge Nate and Hanley. Because sometimes things are not how they seem to be and some actions are not easily made or seem right when you fi ...more
Immediate thought after reading this book. That sure was a very convenient, neat and HEA ending. I’ll try to elaborate on this statement later on.
Story Proper. Flat out lie in front of her parents’ faces, sneak in and out of their house, acquire detentions and party hard are what Hanley ...more
I know some people have dissatisfaction for the ending. I was not expecting one part of Nate's secret and I just don't know what to say about it. I mean, WTF? What were his parents thinking?! The storyline is shaky but the writing is really good and solid. I enjoyed the book. It was nice to read after a long day and it always held my interest and kept me entertained even when I was super tired. That's a pretty good commendation.
Hanley is a bit ditzy. But I suppose she needs to be that ...more
I can't believe this is a debut novel. Seriously this is good stuff! BUT here I am wondering, how I to write a review. Why do I find the good books so hard to review?
The story line is in some ways unrealistic. The whole situation of Nate is totally unrealistic. BUT Fletcher wrote this in a way that I honestly didn't care about it. The thing is the way Hanley reacted would have been very much how I would have reacted at her age. Lots of people who didn't like the book had issued with the dude ...more
16-year-old Hanley is shocked when someone speaks to her in her dark garage when she is trying to sneak out to a party, but then asks ‘garage boy’ for help when sneaking back in!
17-year-old Nate may be living in her garage, but slowly a connection forms between the pair, and Hanley realises that she is falling for him. Nate has secrets though, and so does Hanley. ...more
**SPECIAL NOTE:** An eARC of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. However, that did not influence this review in any way. All thoughts, quotes, and opinions will be of this version and not of the published edition.
♥ Initial Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars! The summary instantly captured my attention, but I found the actual book to be a bit lacking. It was a good read- held my interest, ma ...more
I received this book for free from Entangled Teen Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have read a lot of books in the Contemporary Romance genre over the past two years, but lately I have had a taste for more action and less romance. Because I am out of practise when it comes to romance novels, I was not sure if I would be able to gi...more
Where You'll Find Me was a surprisingly short read. At just over 200 pages it makes for quick and fairly light reading, but it was enjoyable. It also wasn't what I was expecting at all, not that I can quite put my finger on what it was that I originally expected from the book. I think I thought it was going to be a darker, creepier read. But, I think that's the part of me that is freaked out by the idea of some stranger living in your ga ...more
Quick & Dirty: Nate and Hanley find love in the oddest way, but will their secrets tear them apart, or will she be able to save him?
Opening Sentence: “The third step down holds my fate in its hands.”
Hanley is sneaking back into her house from a night of drinking when she first meets Nate, or Garage Boy. She doesn’t realize at first that he is living in their garage, but she threatens him once she does. Until she realizes he has no place to go, and a ...more
Where You’ll Find Me is a very fast-paced read. With only a little more than 200 pages, it still managed to weave all the threads together and unfold the mystery quite wonderfully. I love that it started right off the bat and didn’t dwell too much in the unnecessary.
Initially, I had mixed feelings about Hanley and Nate’s first meeting. On one hand, it was interesting and smile-inducing. Hanley’s reaction afterwards, on the other hand, was not something I ...more
If I discovered that a guy like Nate was living in my garage, I probably would have rejoiced and let the boy charm me off my pants rather than get freaked out of my mind. Okay, I’m kidding. Sort of.
There’s someone in my garage. A guy someone.
Anyway, when a voice from nowhere speaks to Hanley while she’s attempting to get away, she’s paralyzed and stunned to discover a mysterious boy with bright blue eyes. The right thing to do is alert the cops but Hanley shares ...more
I really didn't care for Hanley. I thought she was selfish and self-centered and immature. The entire book revolves around the fact that she lies to her parents and sneaks out of the house practically every night to go party with her friends. She spends all of her time devising w ...more
Where You'll Find Me does not attempt to be humorous or provide comic relief. But it does try a little too hard to be so terribly tragic. The two main characters are hiding their horrible pasts from each other and refuse to face their own pasts, each choosing their own manner of running away from their problems. But I didn't find either of their pasts all that terrible. Sure, their families' reactions to those events is kind of horrible but ...more
Hanley might be one of the dumbest protagonists I’ve ever read about. She finds a random teenage guy living in her garage and one of the first things that pops into her mind is how attractive he is. I’m not even kidding. I don’t know about you guys but usually if there is some random person living in my garage, I ...more
I received an eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and this, in no way, would affect my review. Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the copy!
When I first started reading the synopsis of this book, I was already intrigued and drawn in. The very idea of the book interested me so much that I just had to request it, and upon being approved, I immediately delved into the novel. This is my first read for the ye ...more
Sorry but I just can't go on anymore. I lost count on how many times I rolled my eyes while reading Where You'll Find Me, mind you that was only a few chapters (chapter 4 or chapter i-don't-know-wherever-i-was-because-not-f**king-care-because-yawns)
Again. I can't go on anymore. Let me explain.
Hanley is the main character. You know what, first chapter she already annoyed the hell out of me and that's a bad sign, a really bad sign. There's clearly a stranger in her damn house and all she thoug ...more
For a book that is so short, it sure does pack an emotional punch! After reading the synopsis, I was so intrigued. I wanted to know so badly why Nate would be living in Hanley's garage. I also wanted to know what Hanley experienced that would cause her to act the way she does. I was pleasantly surprised with both outcomes, as I was not expecting either.
Hanley has no idea who the boy living in her garage is ...more
This was a rather quick but enjoyable read. Even though it was so unrealistic, ...more
The third step down holds my fate in its hands.
That totally made me curious. As I continued to read I felt as if I was in Alice in Wonderland, curiouser and curiouser! I wanted to read everyone word but this is so good that I also wanted to speed read to find out what was going to happen!
The characters are fabulous. Hanley and Nate both have some serious issues but Erin Fletcher does a great job about just giving t ...more
The premise was interesting but I lost my interest quickly.
The more I read the less I believed that this all could happen - and in a contemporary read this is crucial for me. I need to relate with the characters, to understand them, to believe them.
The male character was too good to be true, a bit on the stalker type and I don't know how he could get around with all that he did. The romance was not that heartwarming but not bad either - it was just there and I d ...more
Hanley and Nate were both good characters, and i really liked them.
I had my suspicions on what Nate did, but i wanted to know for sure, so the suspense of it was driving me crazy.
I had my suspicions with Hanley too, but again, i wanted to know for sure. Her secret was revealed earlier though, so it wasn't quite so bad!
Overall, a good contemporary read. ...more
Everything was extremely stereotyped and nothing seemed new or interesting in any way. I was also bored with all the ordinary descriptions and information dumps. Rather than casually working in details, they were just written in chunks out by the narrator, and it was extremely awkward to read. Had to put this one down.