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Tragedy has left Cara Cassidy broken and the only thing keeping her from giving in completely is her guilt. Until Nik Rock.

Nik stirs up feelings in degrees she has never experienced, and causes her to do things that most assuredly give him the wrong impression – like kiss him before their first date. Somehow, he breaks down the walls around her emotions until she has no ch
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published March 12th 2015 by Whiskey Creek Press (first published March 1st 2015)
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Kelly Hashway
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After I read the description I knew I had to get my hands on this book. Cara is a character I liked from the very start. She's very dynamic, and I found myself rooting for her immediately. She's baffled by Nik and the feelings he makes her have. The two are drawn to each other, but that means trouble for Cara. Her connection to Nik puts her life in danger. Enter the a royal princess and a mystery involving stolen jewels. I loved this plot because it really has a little of everything. The action ...more
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I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I don't think I can contain how excited I' am that this book came to me. I prayed to the Book Gods and they answered. The author sent us this book and I knew nothing about it. It had been awhile that I'd really, just dived into a story. One that really captivated me to keep going.

From the very start, I couldn't stop reading. Cara Cassidy changed so much throughout and the love she found in Nik, umm swoon! I felt the whole time what she was f
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Jenifer Gordon harris
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hold onto your seats when you open this book! Kai takes you on an emotional roller coaster, as well as edge of your seat adventure. The tragedy of loss, international jewel thieves and the healing power of love all await you in the pages Finding Thor.
Karla
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. It was very well written and I liked the basis behind it, I especially loved how detailed everything was. The author knows how to tell a story and it was nice to see how a fantasy country was written into the modern world. Princess and kings and queens, and Royal Guard members and stolen jewelries made for a unique story that really caught my attention.

I admit that at first I was very confused about why Cara was the way that she was, depressed and sort of having give
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Beverly McClure
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever met someone that fascinated you, yet confused you at the same time? Someone that one moment is kissing you, sending chill bumps through your body, then the next moment he’s ignoring you, as if he doesn’t know who you are?

In FINDING THOR, Author Kai Strand’s latest novel for young adults, Cara Cassidy is having a bad year, a year that she’ll remember for the rest of her life. I don’t want to give anything away, so I won’t go into details, but when she meets Nik Rock, a handsome guy
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Donna McDine
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kai Strand has created a modern day young adult novel that will have the reader fully invested in the characters from the onset. Meet sixteen-year-old, Cara as she navigates her turbulent life where she has experienced enough tragedy for a lifetime. The loss of her twin brother weighs heavily on her, both mentally and physically. Unable to see through her own grief, Cara continues on an emotional downward spiral that threatens to be her demise. Will a chance meeting with the new kid in school, N ...more
Mary Waibel
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the slow build fool you. Once the action hits in this book, it hits hard and fast and keeps building to the end.

Love romance? You'll love watching Cara and Nik dance around their feelings for each other. Will they find their happy-ever-after? No spoilers here :-)

Enjoy intrigue? Stolen jewels, international thieves, and kitchen implement torture play a big part of this story.

But, underlying all of the romance and intrigue and action, is the story of a girl learning how to deal with a t
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Angela Brown
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Finding Thor is a heartfelt romance with elements of action and suspense woven through the pages.

The sparks that fly between Cara and Nik sizzle off the pages. I was captivated by Nik's veil of stoicism and Cara's personal battle dealing with a bucketload of emotional damage already festering in her life. The two combine to make for one rollercoaster ride of romance. As if that isn't enough, there are secrets threatening to tear them apart and it's their very lives at stake when all hell runs w
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Kimberley Little
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
A thriller romance!
I enjoyed this well written story very much. Nik Rock is mysterious and mesmerizing - and NOT who you think he is. Oh, and did I mention he's terribly swoony and sexy and romantic? Cara is dealing with a lot of difficult things in her life; the tragic loss of her twin brother, a mother who is checked out from life - all while thrown into a roller-coaster plot-line when Cara learns that Nik's family is powerful and wealthy and someone is trying to get to him through Cara by kid
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Paige
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Medeia Sharif
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cara still feels broken by her twin brother’s death. Her existence is bleak until two things come into her life: Nik, a mysterious boy whom she’s attracted to, and the adventure he brings with him. Nik's appearance brings secrecy, thugs, gypsies, royalty, and a chase involving stolen jewels.

Starting off with grief and guilt, Cara is thrown into a world of espionage as she has to fend off kidnappers who think she’s closer to Nik than she really is…although with time, she really does become close
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Kerry Paolucci
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I had trouble deciding on how to rate this book. I loved the premise. The mystery surrounding the royal guard was great. I'm always up for some foreign espionage. I liked most of the characters well enough. Nik was pretty well thought out, and I wish the book was form his point of view. He was a lot of fun. Cara was definitely the weak link in this book. I didn't like her one bit. she goes from suicidal loner to warrior princess and back again so often. She didn't evolve like a real person would ...more
C.M. Savage
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finding Thor is filled with heart pounding action, mystery, kidnapping, torture and romance. Strand's writing is gripping, so gripping that the kidnapping and torture scenes created lasting images for me. They continue to give me the chills a week after finishing the book. This is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, the portrayal of magnetism between Cara and Nik is even stronger. I did not want to stop reading. I found myself using every free moment I had and staying up much later than I shoul ...more
Kristine Hall
3.5 Star Clarification. This book has a unique premise and there's LOTS going on to keep it interesting, but it asks readers to suspend their disbelief too much and needs some editing. Full review coming on Hall Ways Blog http://kristinehallways.blogspot.com/... .
Lissa Rice
**5 Stars** Review up on Boundless Book Reviews.
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