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Finding Home: Livie and Jake

(True North #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,139 ratings  ·  163 reviews
"When you're lost... True North"
The North brothers were hell on wheels-adrenaline-junky bad boys. You’d think they had a death wish – every one of them – but they didn’t really, they just got off on the thrill of pushing every limit, that gravity or any other force told them they couldn’t conquer. What they weren't prepared for were the women that would steal their hearts
Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Published March 16th 2014 by Allie Juliette Mousseau
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Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
The premise of the story drew me in.

The beginning was good... and then it went from NA/Adult to... pretty much YA with immature characters who should be in high school rather than a college girl and mature military man.

The character development fell so flat. I was really disappointed. The immaturity and naivety... all the screaming and jumping around and the squeals because he paid attention to you? Ugh. No, thank you.

It just didn't fit with the back story for me. When I envision a
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
This was an incredible read for me. The author has this ability of bringing each one of the characters to life, it was simply beautiful. It covered some very intense issues and important life happenings. I loved each character so friggin much. Can't wait for the next one.
DNF @ 60%
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book touched a special place in my heart. My nephew, also named Jake, is also in the Army, and is currently over in Afghanistan. From what I know, he's on base, not out fighting like Jake was, but I have yet to meet a person in any branch of the US Military, my father was in the Marines, who came home without PTSD. It's so frustrating how we Americans, both Civilian and Military alike, treat our soldiers when they return. My Dad waited years before he got his Vet Benefits and help treating ...more
4 Overcoming all Stars!


Finding Home tells the emotional and sweet story of Jake and Livie. Olivia Morrisey has loved her older brothers best friend, Jake North since she was 7 years old. Despite sharing a strong friendship over the years built on late night conversations and an ability to communicate with each other through music nothing romantclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
Sanne Heremans
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
*** I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review ***

~*~*~Refreshing, sweet, sexy and very surprising~*~*~

Well, well, well, Allie you made my day the moment I received this book, I know I’ve been bugging you for it! ;-) Now do not take lightly what I am going to say next; a while ago Crashed (from you know who) came out and no other book could keep me interested or exited afterwards. True North on the other hand kept me up until the earl
Nicole Emerald Book Reviews  McCurdy
I don't even know where to begin in explaining all that went into this book to make it so damn brilliant. It radiates with emotion and drama and angst but at the same time it is so profoundly moving in dealing with the very real and devastating effects of PTSD in soldiers and the repercussions of that disorder and the fall out effect it has on those around them.

Jake is the solider in this story and Livie is his shining beacon of hope in a world filled with darkness and pain. Their love story wa
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a bit of a moving journey for the characters in this book. Livie (Olivia) and Jake have had an attraction for years and because of the age difference they didn’t have an opportunity to explore it. I liked seeing the small glimpses into how they spent some secret time together before Jake made the decision to join the Army. Now that Jake is home, you can see that war has affected him. He is a little jumpy and his mood swings are out of character. The town is holding a welcome back party f ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It hit home for me as I have a family member that is suffering from PTSD. I have found myself smiling and crying when I was reading this book. Olivia has been in love with Jake for as long as she can remember. Jake was her older brothers best friend. And thought of her as nothing more or at least that's what she thought. Jake leaves to join the Army when Olivia is 15, and the night he leaves he kisses her for the first time.But after being going for four years and not hearing ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a whole lot more deep than I thought it would be. I was expecting a light contemporary wasn’t. I loved it anyway! Jake and Olivia were so damn good.
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Where do I even start? It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts so I can even begin to write about how much I LOVED THIS STORY! I was captivated from the first chapter and never wanted it to end. I could personally connect with this story and that made it that much more intense. I devoured this book and finished it in one day, I just couldn't get enough! Allie has written a beautiful story and I am in love with True North!

Olivia (Livie)
Ariana *mommy's late night book-up*
5 Stars!!!!
Eeekkk! I LOVE Jake North! Is it possible to fangirl over a fictional character? Well, if it is, I am seriously doing so right now! He is so damn close to perfect it hurts. Hot sexy military man covered in tattoos. YUMMY!

Livie has been in love with Jake (Her best friends brother) since she was a little girl, but those feelings were never touched throughout the years since he was a few years older than her, and also her brother Nate's best friend. When she was 15, Jak
Jenny Dauksa Schaber
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jake and Olivia have been crazy about each other since they were kids but never really said or did anything about that. He's @ 3 years older than her and that type of age different matters when you're 13 & 16...not so much at 19 & 22. Jake joins the Army after HS. He's looking to find himself and make his own mark on the world without relying on the family's wealth. He has no interest in taking over any portion of the family's businesses. I cannot begin to tell you how much respect I hav ...more
Heather andrews
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So there are these games Jake, Livie, and their friends play and Livie knows how to dominate that game:
"Describe the undergarments you're wearing right now." The guys in the audience whistled and the girls oohed. This one was kinda easy. "I'm not." Jake's eyes closed, and the corners of his mouth tugged up."
Jake does have some issues that he's battling with himself with but he tends to um... take his frustrations out on others, mainly Livie, "yes you are." he leaned over the table until we sh
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book hangover alert right here...

What can I say about Jake and Oliver apart from wow. It's true love.

I was given a ARC to provide a honest review however after reading the first chapter I stopped. Why? Because I loved it that much I didn't want to taint my review, therefore I brought the book as soon as it was released and continued to read.

I read this book in one sitting, and I did have a hangover from this one. It made me feel lost, as I miss the feeling of being in lo
Bex 'n' Books
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewer: Bex
Disclosure: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.

True North was a thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters were likable and most definitely easy to follow and cheer full.

The author, Allie Juliette Mousseau, is a skilled writer, who brings her story to life successfully on paper. Her writing is easy to follow and enjoy. The plot is a little similar to other reads I've inhaled over the last m
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Loved the story of both Olivia & Jake. Love that how even thought he went through a rough patch she never let him do it alone once they found their way to each other.
Nicole Hewitt
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Okay, I have to start by saying that this won't be a completely unbiased review and it's not going to be formatted like my typical reviews. Why? I edited this book and love the author to pieces, so it's hard for me to separate that from the book itself. In fact, normally I don't even like to review books I edit, but in this case I'm making an exception. Why? Because I think it's awesome and I want you all to read it
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Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

I like this book... I didn't love it..
But, I liked it. To me it felt like something was just missing.
It also just seemed to rushed in certain parts. There was hardly any build up...
Maybe that's what was missing for me.
This book delt with a pretty big issue. & I wanted more details...

Jake & Olivia story was not a sweet little love story. They had to over come a lot to get their happy ever after.
Jake North is the middle child in his family. He felt like he ha
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I adore Allie Juliette Mousseau and her writing style, she brings everyone of her characters to life with such great detail. Her plots draw you in and fill you with such emotion bringing the story to another level of enjoyment.
I have fallen in love with the North family and their extended family having read The Ink and Steel Brothers books, you just cannot wait to get your hands on the next family members story.
Olivia and Jake have shared a secret attraction over many
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jake and Livvie's story is a testament that true love exists, and it can stand the test of time. They fell in love while still very young, and held on to that love while Jake served in the army.

This is not the first book I read about people serving the army or the navy, but I always appreciate a good story about them. I firmly believe that every once in a while, we need to be reminded, in case we have forgotten, that there are real people out there going through the most horrific exp
Karen Peacock
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely LOVED this book! This is a great story of young love where life gets in the way, but the path back to each other is bitter sweet! I love the way that Allie created a story that sucked me in from the very first page and didn't let go of me to the very last sentence. She has a way of creating beautiful imagery and I could feel all the raw emotions in this story. There are some tough emotions in this book as well that deal with PTSD, but Allie handled them really well and created reall ...more
Lesley Peck
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book touches on some very real life issues that are difficult for some to read about. I believe it is also hard to accurately depict but I was pleased with how this author came about with dealing with it. This book is a love story but it allowed us into the world of war and how it affects those who fight for our country's freedom on a daily basis.

I loved this story from the beginning. We are allowed to see the characters before the events that made them who they are today. Before war chang
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, True North: Finding Home was an amazing read!! It hooked me right from, the beginning. True North: Finding Home is Livie and Jake's story. Livie likes Jake. Jake is friends with Livie's older brother Nate. Jake goes away to the military. Four years later he comes back and they meet up again. Jake is not the same as when he left but their love for each other is still there.

This is a great read. it has a lot going on in it. There is hints that Jake did not come back the same as he left but n
Debra Holdeman foster
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a joy

I love love love this book. The writing is superb & the heart is beautiful. It showcases the strength of love between two strong people & the positive outcome when two people put their strength, love & faith in each other to overcome life's curves. I am so impressed by the way Allie dealt with PTSD in such a positive way. It is a real problem along with soldier suicide that I have first hand knowledge of & it was handled with Grace & sensitivity. Read this boo
This was an awesome surprise! I was not certain if it was going to feel too young to me but, it didn't. The characters made me feel warm. The aspect of familial connect to non bio family was a beautiful silver lining.

As well, I am a sucker for education about the life of our soldiers. I am happy to support an author who educates.

As far as the writing goes I loved the fact that the author chose to share less typical scenes with us. Instead if spending 4 chapters on them getting engag
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love stories were the girl falls in love with the brothers best friend, and this book didn't disappoint. I love it!!! The characters are all amazing and very likable, especially the North brothers they are so sexy. Each chapter is labeled a song and the music ties in the storyline perfectly. Having a brother in the military it was great to see a book raise awareness on PTSD and how common it affects are troops when they come back from war. Livie and Jake have a truly amazing story and you can' ...more
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
4 Stars:
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance was well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it,
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I started reading Dare (Brothers of Ink and Steel book 1) and halfway through I noticed that it didn't seem like the first book in a series, exactly. There were stories there that had already been told there. So I hopped on goodreads and noticed this series.

I'm glad I was brought to this series because honestly, Jake and Liv are perfect for each other. They've loved each other for ages but never really acted on it. Each of them has their demons and I totally loved how they supported
Two Ordinary
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We loved the whole prospect and storyline of this novel.
The love, heartache and passion between liv and Jake is unmistakable.
when Jake finally comes home after 3 long Years, I'm so glad they can pick up where they left off.
but being away in the army Jake has seen some horrific things.
Will it effect him in his every day life? Can liv pull him though all these bad memories.
This story had me in tears at how badly Jake had been treated an the things he had to witness.
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Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance and is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Brothers of Ink and Steel and True North series.
Her "pen-personality" Raeah Wilding is publishing ORION (A Constellations Novel Book One) Nov 7, 2017.
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Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance and is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Brothers of Ink and Steel and True North series.
Her "pen-personality" Raeah Wilding is publishing ORION (A Constellations Novel Book One) Nov 7, 2017.
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Other books in the series

True North (3 books)
  • Finding Us: Jules and Nate (True North, #2)
  • Finding Now (True North #3)
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