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Finding Her Bearing

(Paranormal Dating Agency World)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  215 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Cari wants to find a date for her high school reunion. Forget about finding love. She’s a BBW who embraces her curves. She’s ready for some hawt, no-holds-barred sex with a hot alpha shifter. When her best friend tells her about the Paranormal Dating Agency, Cari hopes Mrs. Wilder can hook her up with a hottie. What she doesn’t expect is to find her date doing naughty thin ...more
Kindle Edition, 78 pages
Published November 4th 2018 by MTW Press
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Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cari ran away from a very abusive relationship and has come back home at least the only place she ever called home and of which she holds fond memories like her first true love in High School and her besties. She never had the nerve to let one of her best friends know he was the love of her life and now she feels she'll never have another chance especially as scarred by her last relationship as she is. What she doesn't know is that her bestie Jesse has a plan of her own for the 10 year school re ...more
Yvonne Daniels
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Yvonne by: Wicked Innocent Promotion / A. C James
Paranormal Dating Agency: Finding Her Bearing Kindle Worlds Novella
by A.C. James
What a great read. I am glued to my kindle. I couldn't read fast enough because I wanted to know what happened at the end. This couple have love each other since High school but they never told each. Cari wants to find a date for her high school reunion. When her best friend tells her about the Paranormal Dating Agency, She has decided she doesn't need love, but she's ready to have some no-holds-barred sex
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

This is Book One in this series.

Cari has recently gotten out of a bad relationship and she went back to the only place she felt safe. Home. It has been almost a year and now she is ready to get back into the game. Plus she is also ready to open up to best friend, Jess, and tell her what happened to her in the relationship to make her leave. Now that Cari is getting back into the game she needs a date to school
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
I loved this book! It is a novella that takes place within the kindle worlds realm of Millie Taiden's Paranormal Dating Agency and it might contain a trigger for some d/t the domestic violence it speaks of, but it is a tale of survival and long-lost love at its core. Cari, the heroine, left her hometown (and best friends) behind to attend college and unfortunately got into a relationship that turned out to be something other than what she thought it should be. She finally got the strength to fig ...more
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**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book**

As much as it pains me to say this, I did not like this book.
Finding her Bearing resembles too much like Milly Taiden's Geek Bearing Gifts. The only difference is the abuse the heroine goes through in this book.
That's another aspect I didn't really like. I know people who have gone through verbal and physical domestic abuse. Recovery, while it's all about mental stability, I have a tough time believing that Cari bounced back within m
Desert Lumens
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nice, quick read!

First time reading this author. I enjoyed her writing style. Very sensitive subject to write about but she did warn readers of potential triggers. I enjoyed this book though, it was very sweet. Cari though was a little dense lol that she really couldn’t put two and two together but I think it’s because she was filled with lust the whole time hahahahaha. Also they never talked about that scene in the woods.... would have been funny for them to talk about it. They did have some go
Really enjoyed this story apart from one aggravating aspect.
Likeable characters and a good second chance romance though these two never ever admitted how they felt about each other in high school.
The abuse angle did not bother me but the plotline did. I always dislike books that have the one person doesn’t recognise the other at the beginning plot.
How can two people have a conversation and the past never comes up in some format. Liam knew Cari was his love/mate from years earlier but in the day
Jan Janus
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bear
I voluntarily received an advance copy of this book for review. It is about Abuse, but also about love and trusting again, with a mixture of shifter/human involvement. What an amazing book about life in the real world of being afraid to do the right thing. This book touched my heart in more ways than one. Anyone that is dealing with this sort of thing, know that there is definitely a way out! Do not feel like you never have a way to remove yourself from a situation where you are keeping yourself ...more
3.5 Stars
This story is short, fast paced and sweet. I liked this story; I read it in one sitting and wasn’t once bored. I liked Cari and Liam. I liked that after years apart they were reunited. Even if Cari didn’t recognise Liam for a while.
There were a few times that I was confused. At first Cari didn’t recognise Liam. Then it seemed like she did and then she didn’t until it was revealed. Despite that, I liked that Liam and Cari finally got to get together. After not confessing their feelings
A wonderfully fun romantic second chance story with just a touch of angst and suspense
Cari is a survivor and beginning her life anew -I love that strength she shows later in the book
Liam was the skinny love of Cari's life back in high school -now he is a full grown Alpha male - and boy is he yummy
I really enjoyed this short story and am definitely going to have to go back now and read the previous in this series
This is my first book from the Paranormal Dating Agency collection - not from James
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you are in high school, the world is viewed so differently. The future is wide open and full of possibilities. For Cari, her life after high school definitely was not what she hoped for. She became a victim and the road to recovery was just starting. A C James did an excellent job portraying Cari's turmoil and recovery. Being able to blend such a tragedy with the magic of Geri Wilder equaled a deeply satisfying HEA. The book highlights key points down the road to recovery that I hope reache ...more
Christina Balaz
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite like this book. It was a quick and fast paced read although the start was a little slow going for me.
I really liked these characters, I thought Liam and Cari were great together. I loved how strong Cari was and how much she grew in this story. I loved how fiercely loyal Liam was especially with Cari and his clan.
I did find the story jumped a bit in a couple places and I would love to have read more about these two especially more of an ending but I liked they got their happily ever aft
Tabi Ann
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Love Story

I really loved the story and how it fit into the world. You got a sense of the Characters and how well they seem to know each other and how they connected. I was really into everything you were learning about the characters and it made me cry a little.

I would have loved to see a little more of a reaction as to her realizing who the Liam was and more reaction with the bad guy. The ending could have been so much better had it not felt rushed. The pace was great until it was dan
Sherry Westendorf
A sweet love for a lifetime that took a lot of years to come together for both of them. They both love each other in high school but are scared to do anything about it and go their separate ways. She gets herself into a relationship from hell and finally gets out of it and builds a life. She needs a date for her high school reunion and her friends set her up with her lost love for that date. I recommend it. I was given a review copy and voluntarily review it.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new book from this writer is always good news.

She is going back to her home town after an abusive relationship. Back to town of her college crush.

Now she needs a date for the school reunion. She gets help from a dating agency. She doesn't recognize her old crush. But Liam does recognize her and he knows she is his mate.

But her evil ex is back.
I like it how she stands up for herself this time. Well done for her, taking care of it herself and taking him down.

Dianna Wheeler
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This was a short story, it only took a couple of hours to read. I loved it. I haven't read any thing from the author before. I like the play between the main characters, Carin and Liam. She is a strong women that came from abuse and rose up to concur her fear. Liam, who was a high school crush but she didn't realize it, still loved her. He helped her along her path. Worth the read. Love the PDA books
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She does find her bearings

I really liked how she laid it out there-how easy it is to fall into the excuses, etc, how nice they can be sober, and so on. I fortunately have not experienced this personally, but have volunteered with organizations before.
I liked that her friends were there for her and didn’t look down on her.
I like that she took ownership and changed how she chose to act and got her strength back.
Balgair Tod
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Her Bearing is a wonderful story of an abused woman who finds the love of her life and in the process the healing she so deserves.

While the story does deal with a modicum of past abuse the tale is upbeat and uplifting.

There is a very happy ending and a wonderful fuzzy feeling that lingers long after the story ends.

AC James did an excellent job handling a sensitive subject and offers hope to all.

I highly recommend to all.
Keoki Ki`Ili
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second chance at the right choice

College is where you explore yourself and our heroine picked up a hitch hiker. Our heroine had to go through domestic abuse unfortunately to find herself and make her way in the world. Our heroine is strong and fiesty and owns her mistakes. Fate gives her a second chance when she meets up with her high school crush.
Pam Louis
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE the paranormal dating agency series and A.C. James does a great job on this short story with a sensitive subject and she still keeps with in the fun PDA world. Loved the second chance idea and the characters are great. It was a fun great shifter fans.
Voluntarily reviewed a copy and I honestly enjoyed it
Nicki Handfield
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved how it had other pda people in it.

Loved how this one kept with some main characters in other pda books. I felt like I could really get into this one. Another mistaken identity. If you liked someone so much how do you not remember them a few years later? Love story at it's finest. A great read.
Christine Waters
I voluntarily read this advanced readers copy of this story. I have liked everything I have read so far that A.C. James has written. She knows how to tell a story and keep you enthralled. I thought the story was well written and thoroughly entertaining. I wasn’t able to put the book down once I started it.
Sydney M Neblett
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another dating success for the PDA

Cari and Liam have both asked Geri to find them dates for their high school reunion. Liam has changed so drastically that Cari doesn’t recognize him. Throw in an abusive ex and the action keeps on coming. This little tale is a wonderful addition to the PDA world.
Red Risa
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gerri works alone!

New to the PDA world, A.C. can be forgiven for a few details. But suggesting she has help making a match.. Oh, the sacrilege!!
The author does write a compelling story of dealing with the aftermath of being in an abusive relationship.
Triggers as author warns in book blurb take note.
Deborah Countryman
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Cari fnds her bear Liam

Gerri Wilder has been hired to find Cari a date for her class reunion. She also been hired to find a mate for Liam. So! These two have loved each other from a far since high school. Gerri's work is so much easier when both parties know what they want! Each other! Cari and Liam story!
Phyllis Carroll
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Her Bearing

This book was great. I loved PDA series since it’s start and this one definitely keeps up with Gerri with the sex. Wow...I think I need a cigarette! And I don’t smoke. Loved the characters, was a touchy subject, but a deep breath or two and I got through it. The links and references in the back, perfect. Bravo A.C. James, another great one.
Donna Hokanson
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

When you've been in a bad relationship, it's hard to get back out there. Hard to trust your judgement as well as then men you date. This is an awesome story that touches on that and more.
Loved this well written self-contained story. Highly recommend this book to read.
Anna Low
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you have been abused, you don't trust yourself to know when you meet the one. That is where Geri Wilder and the PDA come in. I love this series and am enjoying the addition of the kindle world books.
Patricia H. Phelps
Addressing a real problem in society

It is important to address the issue of domestic violence and this book does so in a way that entertains while calling attention to the seriousness of these issues.
Amanda Parker
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

I loved it. While it does talk about some domestic violence it also tells you how she picked up the pieces and was Strong enough to get out of the situation. While also finding new love in the end with an old heartflame
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