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Finding Forever

(The Chasing Series #2)

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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  28 reviews
What if forever was never meant to be?

Kara Thorn had always been the confident one until the fateful day her heart was shattered. She lost the one person she thought would never walk away….

Devon McGraw, the man who had promised her forever.

When Kara returns to her hometown for a wedding, fate intervenes throwing her and Devon together once again. Their chemistry is stronge
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Published October 29th 2015 by Blue Tulip Publishing
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Chakash
Oct 31, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D


The Story

Kara never found herself the weak woman type, but that was exactly how she was behaving since her break up with her high school boyfriend, Devon. Years passed and Kara couldn’t bring herself to move on and of course that having to face her ex during her best friend’s wedding wasn’t helping at all, but Brandon would kill her if she ditc
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Eve Booksandlooks30 💋
So I read this sometime a while back and Idk I did NOT add it to goodreads!! My very first book by Linda Oaks. This totally captivated my poor little broken heart not everyone gets that happy ending. Love concourse all so they say.
Bookbuster
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
“What about alluring? Stunning? Even breathtaking?”

I love the way Linda Oaks brought the characters together, the story was equal in the love, the plot, the twist and the intimacy. The story was refreshing!

when had I turned into such a horn dog? Oh that’s right, just whenever I was around this man.

Kara was devastated when Devon leaves her so unexpectedly, with no reason. Devon had his reasons to take this step in his life. At Brandon’s wedding party when she was drunk and both made out changed e
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Michelle Krystel
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Finally got his head out of his ass lol.

I never thought Devon and Kara would break up. From the first book they seemed so in love. That it was really hard to come to terms with. But I knew Kara stilled loved him and he had feelings for her. They have a connection like no other. Devon really needed to get his shit together. He had hurt Kara alot more than he realized and that hurt to see her go through all of that. Devon should have never turned her away to begin with. He thought he was doing th
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Melyssa Winchester
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Title: Finding Forever
Author: Linda Oaks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Chasing Series)
Rating: ★★★★ Stars

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I’m a sucker for a second chance romance. When you add a single parent into the mix, or rather a child, it captures me even more. This story had both.

I’ve never had the pleasure of reading a story by this author before, but after being swept away with this one, I can definitely see reading more from her in the future. For that matter, since I know t
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C.C. Ravanera
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book to the Chasing Series. In this story, several years had passed since the first book and it focuses on Kara and Devon, two characters we met in the first book.



First off, it can be read as a standalone since the author had provided enough background information about the main characters for the story to make sense. In Finding Forever, we see a broken Kara. She had split up with the man of her dreams and still couldn’t find a way to live a normal life without him.



Around her,
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Mignon Mykel
Received a copy of the title in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 / 5 stars

Years ago, Devon severed ties with the girl he loved -- and has regretted it ever since. He had his reasons, deep reasons that were rooted in guilt, but he knew Kara was better off without him.

Kara always thought of her friends, she'd be the first to get married. She and Devon had been a match made in heaven until all of a sudden... they just weren't. Now, she's pulled on her big girl, best friend face for not one, but t
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Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A story of second chances and first loves. Kara is left devastated when Devon leaves her so unexpectedly, with no reason and completely broken but when she finally has the courage to talk to him again it seems Devon had his reasons and all is not as it seems; guilt, secrets, true love and hope combine to create a beautiful love story.

“I always thought it would be me. I would be the first, but it never happened that way. Life rarely worked out as planned. All those so called plans that everyone
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Megan Bailey
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Linda Oaks kills it with book 2 in the The Chasing Series. Kara Thorn is all grown up and gets her own book. It's an interconnected stand alone. You don't have to know Addie's story, but I highly recommend it!

I couldn't stop reading this book. When life tries to knock Kara down, she's the kind of girl who straightens her tiara and puts on a fresh coat of lipstick. I really liked her. And it took me five seconds to crush hard on Devon. That boy is lethal.

This book had me all over the place. I wa
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Danielle ⚾️ (Danielle's Escape)
4.5 Forever Stars!

Sometimes pushing back Harder helps you win and grab what was yours to begin with.
When Devon comes to realize what he really wants and needs he pushes back too. When you do let go sometimes what belongs to you does come back, just sucks when we go through all the emotions and crap to figure it out. Everyone hates hurting the person they love is there a reason behind it?! I was flipping pages to find the answer.
I also loved we got glimpses into Addie and Jake! I have missed th
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French Press Bookworm Blog
Good. Could have been better. The drama was over the top and my needed. Or at least could have ended with some simple communication skills. Cute moments. But definitely not as good as book 3 in the series.
Kim  Brewing
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I did like it, BUT ...
There was no real explanation for the hot and cold from Devon, and I find it hard to believe Blair just gave up. I also hoped Kara bought stock in Kleenex, the girl was constantly crying!
Keivida Rountree
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
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Tina Lynne
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
When you start reading Finding Forever, you jump right into the thick of things. You start this story running and you do not stop till the end. This book is packed with an emotional punch, one that allows the reader to understand the history between the characters and hope for their reconciliation. I found myself enjoying the story, well written and emotional, one that drew me in and kept me reading into the night.

Kara and Devon. These two have a history that is wrought with passion, connection,
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Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW GREAT READ!!
Best friends and boyfriends are the most exciting things in high school. You think things will always stay the same as in life goes on. But being an adult is the hardest thing you will ever have to accomplish. She is now going back to the one place she swore she would never return to.  Kara is on her way back home to her best friend’s wedding. They have planned their weddings since they were young girls.  She is excited but Kara carries a heavy emotional load with her.  Knowing s
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Gina Sevani
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finding Forever stole my heart! Linda Oak's is an exceptional writer. Her words flow perfectly and I love the way she tackles character development. I will definitely read whatever this author writes. ***** 5 incredible stars!

I honestly don’t know where to begin with this review for Finding Forever. I was hooked from the first few pages and couldn’t wait to see what happened with this couple. I adored them in Chasing Rainbows and I was excited to get to read more about Devon and Kara.

Devon is SE
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Chianti Summers
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Given an ARC for an honest review. To have your heart crushed and realize that you are strong enough to start putting it back together. That is what Kara decided to do. People grow up, maybe have some regrets and become guarded. As time passes and then brings you back together that is when you are hit with the feelings again. Kara and Devon have a chemistry that cannot be denied. You get laughter and maybe a few tears with Finding Forever. Really you have to decide how you feel about all these c ...more
Kerry-Louise
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC for an honest review.
This is a second chance romance.

Years ago Devon Mcgraw broke the heart of the girl who loved him with all her heart with no reason, just kicked her out of his hospital room telling her they were over.

Now after both her best friends weddings Kara Thorn finally has the courage to talk to Devon...
This was an emotional rollercoaster for Devon, he is still in love with Kara but the secrets and guilt have kept him away..

Once the truth and all the meddling have stopped and the
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Innergoddess_Booklover
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First book I read by the lovely Linda Oaks and I honestly loved it.
kara and Devon were it for each, Devon was everything for Kara until there was a almost fatal accident witch changed both of their lives.
You see I always say if your meant to be with someone no matter what obstacles you go thru in a relationship..if your meant to be with that person is meant to be..
Some people might say that Kara was weak for the things that happen in the story but
Kara wasn't weak..any woman who has been heartb
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Shameca Smith
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 STAR READ!!

This was the first book I've read from Linda and I loved it. Devon has always loved Kara for as long as he's known, but when something happens he ends up pushing her away and they don't see each other for years. Kara can't get over how Devon broke her heart, but she knows that she cannot get over him either. She wants to keep him at a distance because she does not want to feel that way every again. But now her best friend is getting married and they are forced to be in the same pla
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Booknerdingout
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it

This book is a little hard to rate. I wanted to love it. The writing wasn't terrible. In fact, there are parts I really enjoyed. But I felt like there were too many characters and stories going on. And I never understood where Devon was coming from or why he was hot & cold with Kara. Maybe if the book included his pov, I might have got a better understanding of him. .. & trust me he's a hot man, that I wanted to understand
Abigail Leighann
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think it's great. Linda did an outstanding job! Can't wait for more!
Stephanie Howard
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jen
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
If you're familiar with my reviews, you'll know that I have a lot of four- and five-starred reviews and even a handful of five-plus-starred ones and that it pains me when I have to give a book anything less than four stars. So, believe me when I tell you that I feel terrible about saying that Finding Forever by Linda Oaks, the first book in the Chasing series, simply didn't connect with me. Even when a book uses a familiar story line or trope, you look for something different and fresh. Sadly, t ...more
Cheri
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Are Secrets just painful lies? That is Kara's question. She has come back to town for one of her BFF's wedding. Now she has to face the man who devastated her life. Four years ago she thought it would be her wedding with Devon. She'd see him because her other BFF is married to his best friend. So begins the week of heaven and hell.

There is still so much heat between them even though she doesn't know why he sent her away with no explanation. She wants to put him behind her, but one touch and she
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Raj
Oct 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Dallison
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Very poor writing.
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Linda Oaks loves chaotic romances with happily ever after’s. She believes the road to true love is always complicated. She has a passion for sweet tea, chick flicks, fuzzy socks and eighties big hair bands. When she’s not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, reading, fishing or lying in a hammock in her front yard daydreaming. She resides in Eastern Kentucky with her husband, t ...more

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The Chasing Series (4 books)
  • Chasing Rainbows (The Chasing Series #1)
  • The Way Home  (The Chasing Series #3)
  • Fighting for a Chance  (The Chasing Series #4)