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Find Me in Manhattan

(Finding #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Find Me in Manhattan is a stand-alone novel in the Finding Series.
She wants freedom from life on the farm.
He wants to forget a life changing tragedy.
She’s a student desperate to be taken seriously.
He’s a veteran trying to go back to ordinary.
She falls in love easily.
He finds it hard to feel at all.
A chance encounter.
A mirage.
A dream.
He tries to rescues her.
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published March 25th 2015 (first published January 1st 2015)
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Mia Rivers
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a story !!!

A romance that grows slowly and blossoms into one that is real and believable, all the while its suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat, turning the pages at a crazy speed. Until your are left bawling on the floor, wanting more of the characters who have just caused you an emotional havoc.

Michael is an army veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, who doesn't love a man in uniform? Seriously!! Battling all his demons, he has no time for a relationship, l
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
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**Find Me in Manhattan generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This story was my first by Shealy James. The cover and blurb on Netgalley intrigued me so I thought I'd take a chance on something new. I'm not disappointed that I did but the book turned out just okay for me.

The writing easily took me along for the ride of Michael Pearson and Sarah Grant as Find Me in Manhattan tells the story from both of their points of view. Progressing through the st
Nikki Cook
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sarah is a Southern Belle who knows what she wants and is willing to work hard to get it. And that puts her in the position of dealing with all kinds of men with all kinds of secrets. And some of those secrets just happen to be deadly. Michael is a good guy who can't help but be a hero. Especially when it means he gets to rescue a beautiful blonde who sees him for who he is, and does not think less of him for it. Together they grow as friends, as well as individuals. But can Sarah see that she d ...more
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Find me In Manhattan by Shealy James

Where to start with this love story, the above synopsis says it all, it is beautiful but it isn’t easy and of course nothing starts out easy.
Start out with Sarah, a country girl from Alabama, who dreams of getting her graduate degree in psychology, while working on degree, she will be interviewing men and women who had treatment at the VA. She is determined to do the best job, always a top student.
When she first arrives at the graduate housing, she wasn’t ha
Paula  Phillips
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ever since Sarah was younger she has dreamed of leaving her family farm and heading to Colombia and Manhattan and becoming a Pyschologist. When things on her family's farm aren't looking great, she leaves her on/off again boyfriend Billy and heads back home and defers on graduate school. Now the farm has caught up and she has the chance to head off to Columbia. She finds an apartment in Graduates housing and a great roommate and a cute next door neighbour Jameson who happens to be on the same gr ...more
DawnMarie  Carpintero
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Bravery Stars

This book was given to me for my honest review.

Accomplishment a special skill or ability gained by practice or training. However with such word comes a braveness that within each of us we do not know. We go about our everyday lives with such an unquestionable motion that with each task that we have do each day whether it be little or big is just an accomplishment in motion. We do not seek praise or value in any what we do seek is a calmness within ourselves knowing that we have do
Heather andrews
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Lana I liked her she was a great friend to Sarah, "I’m sure you do. You all right? You want some ice for your face? Whiskey? A punching bag? What do you Southern girls do when you get pissed besides shoot things?" I liked Michael although he was slow to opening up, once he started to little by little I fell in love with him, "who hasn’t? Have you seen your a**? Shake it like that on the stairs again, and I won’t be held responsible for my actions." There were no naughty bits in the book. I reall
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This is the third book in the Finding Series, but I will note it stands well on it's own. Shealy James brings us the story of Sarah, she is from a small southern town, she has had to put her dreams on hold to help with her family farm, but things turn around and her parent's are able to send her to New York to go to Graduate School.

She settles into a study involving military veteran's suffering from PTSD. I will say she handled the subject with great compassion and made you hurt and sometimes ch
Kristen Luciani
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a great story! I loved Sarah and was so glad to see she got her own time to shine. I watched her character grow and develop throughout the Finding series, and finally deal with her own personal struggles while trying to find love in the big city. I enjoyed watching Sarah "find her way" into the heart of a man who is dealing with his own demons. It was full of raw emotion, experienced by both the hero and heroine as they learned more about themselves and each other. A perfect compliment to t ...more
books are love
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love the writing and the flow of the book. It doesn’t overwhelm you. I love how shealy James researched her topic and had the emotions, the flashbacks be real. There is realism in how Michael and his friends and other military personnel’s PTSD is portrayed.

For me, Michael is what made this book. Sarah was good but for me it was Michael. His struggles, his desire to be better and his fight was what I loved. How he fought himself and his demons and even after being a idiot he found a way to cla
Shealy James
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Sarah Grant is finally living her dream in the Big Apple. While working to achieve her life’s ambitions, she becomes ensnared by the charming and charismatic Jameson Carmichael. Just when Jameson threatens Sarah’s safety, a dream-worthy hero falls in her lap making her questio
Jennifer Johnston
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a ARC of, Find me in Manhattan by Shealy James

Sarah's greatest wish is to become a psychologist, she gets accepted to Colombia and moves to Manhattan.

Excerpt, Sarah.....
'Without permission, I fell for Michael, I fell for his rugged exterior and soft heart.
I fell for the complicated man hidden beneath the gorgeous exterior.
I fell for the lost soldier who still wanted to be a hero'...

Michael is a ex soldier who suffers from PTSD, his only relief from his demonds is when he is working
Karen Harper
Apr 03, 2015 rated it liked it
When I read the synopsis of Find Me in Manhattan, I was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately, although it was good, it did not live up to my expectations.
This book is written from two points of view, Sarah’s and Michael’s. I liked Sarah from the time I read the Prologue. I loved Michael, too, but he also frustrated me at times. I also liked and hated many of the characters in FMIM. Actually, I hated only one of them.
However, I found that this book had a very slow start. Sa
Moniqua Sexton
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting reading. It was good and crazy. Jameson is a character and for Sarah to have to be made to go the the police to report him, she should've taken it upon herself to go. Michael and Sarah are so cute together. It tore me apart when Jameson got to Saraha dn Michael couldn't do anything. I'm really trying not to give too much away here, so bare with me.

Once leaving New York, I just knew it was over. I just knew it was. But for any good author, there's a ways a twist. Coming f
Avidlyreading Books
Jun 01, 2015 rated it liked it
●ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ●

The story is slow and never picked up. Michael is a war veteran of which Sarah is counseling. He has PTSD for what he believes is his fault for the deaths fellow comrades while on a mission. Sarah finds herself in a violent relationship and ends it only to have the bf stalk her. Michael steps in to be her protector.
Sarah was an interesting h, she was sassy with a bit of fire. Michael was not interesting (imho), almost like a fire th
Sarah Black
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Sarah by: NetGalley
5 out of 5

This book is filled with heartache, love, suspense, fear, doubt, anger, happiness and best of all this book is so realistic and gripping. I loved every moment of it and I'm so glad it read it. It's one of the books I'd love to read again and again. You connect with the characters and understand them, their pain, their happiness, and even their fear. I wouldn't change a thing about this book, not even the scary stalker ex who.... I can't tell you, you're going to have to read it for you
Roz Ward
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a nice easy read from start to finish. The characters are likeable, the storyline is interesting and there's the obvious HEA. Michael's issues were hard to read about because it's not just fiction, it's a very real subject that is often dismissed rather than understood. I like Sarah's sass, she's funny and not the usual damsel in distress. The other characters are fun too and I like the dynamic of the group. I would've liked for there to be an epilogue, just for a bit of happiness and cl ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Where to start with this book?? I loved it! This was the life I wanted to have...Well the going out of state to college, not the crazy ex boyfriend part. I loved the banter between Michael and Sarah, the ex getting what he deserves, and the fact that Michael finally realized he needed to get some help. I found the book captivating so it was easy to finish in a few days. *ARC gifted by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Find Me in Manhattan is a poignant, gripping love story filled with pain, uncertainty, and doubts. Find Me in Manhattan is real, honest, and tackles everyday insecurities and fears post-trauma.

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Shealy James is Georgia native who teaches middle school math during the day and disappears into fiction at night. She is an avid reader and a writer who laughs in the face of middle school angst and welcomes humor, drama, and the all-important happy ending. Shealy is the author of the Finding Series and the Game Changers Series. Book 1 in the Game Changers Series releases August 18.

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