Book Title: Finding Us (A Nucci Securities Novel)
Author: Debra Presley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Abby turns to her bodyguard, Danny Nucci, a man who will do everything in his power to keep her safe. But when Abby realizes her feelings for Danny run much deeper than she thought, she refuses to give in to her attraction in order to preserve her new found independence as well as protect Danny from Sean's machinations.
When Abby finally finds the strength to reclaim her life and acknowledge her growing love for Danny, will she be able to let him in? And will Danny be able to overcome his own demons to be the man she needs him to be? Or will she be forced to let him go forever?
This is a very impressive debut novel, one that I quickly got pulled into and didn't want to put down. I only did because it's pretty much frowned upon to drive distracted.
This book gives us a look into the behind the scenes life of a mega pop star, complete with the adoring fans, tabloid reporters, hot bodyguards, crazy stalkers and one of the worst stage mothers you have the misfortune of meeting.
I found it refreshing to see that Abby isn't one of the popstars who demand outrageous things and behaves deplorably; she's actually very down-to-earth and unassuming, and really just wants to be able to live a normal life when she gets down time. I liked how Danny was both good to her and good for her; without his presence in her life, Abby wouldn't have been able to learn to stand on her own and make it through the many situations and confrontations that she endured in this book.
When you read this book, you won't be that surprised at the some of the stunts that Sean pulls (although there was one that shocked me a bit), but once you learn more about Abby's mom you just might find yourself disgusted with her and all of her machinations and manipulation of Abby's life. Her mom is the type of person you would gladly suggest that she run a 40-yard in a 30-yard room.
I like Abby and Danny together, but I did wish that he had told Abby what happened on his deployment earlier in the story. And even though it seemed that most of the people in Abby's life were only there because of her celebrity status, I was really impressed with Sophie, who genuinely cared about Abby as a real friend should.
Overall this is a really entertaining and enjoyable story, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Debra is a native New Yorker who made her escape to the suburbs. She often returns to her hometown to visit her favorite deli for a bagel with butter, because there’s no better bagel than a New York bagel. When not in search of bagels, Debra spends her time running Book Enthusiast Promotions, an online promotions company that helps indie authors spread the word about their books. She’s also the owner of The Book Enthusiast blog.
She started writing lyrics in her wall-to-wall NKOTB bedroom at the tender age of thirteen while dreaming of the day she’d become Mrs. Jordan Knight. That dream never came to fruition, but she has continued to write. Now she’s working on her first novel.