Author: Jo Watson
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: When you go to Greece to meet your family but end up making out with your smokin’ hot tour guide #sorrynotsorry
Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is it that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.
Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. He offers to help Jane with her search—if she’ll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance. But real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?
Review: Jo Watson’s books always end up surprising and delighting me. Finding You was a delicious, heartfelt story of finding yourself that really tugged at my heartstrings.
“Plain” Jane Smith always felt like she was a round peg in a square hole. Adopted by a family of blonde-haired, blue-eyed, gorgeous people, her dark hair, different colored eyes, and sturdy build made her feel like she didn’t fit in. Unfortunately, her feelings became a self-fulfilling prophecy. She didn’t fit in with her family.
At sixteen, she reached out to her birth mother who rejected her again, giving her the briefest bit of information but refusing to meet with her. All she really found out was that her father was Greek and his name was Dimitri. Since she’d always hated her swarthy looks and size, it gave her a new word and an entire culture to use to denigrate herself even more.
The looming advent of her twenty fifth birthday changed everything. Our as she called it, bright on her nervous breakdown! She woke up one day feeling very unsettled. She didn’t realize what was happening until she passed a travel agency advertising trips to Greece and felt an almost insane desire to find her father. Would this tour guide named Dimitri help her finally find peace with herself? She just wanted to belong.
The exotic locale was juxtaposed next to Jane’s internal search to belong. Can she accept the love she finds from her very own Dimitri, or will her fear of following in her birth mother’s footsteps cause her to lose her chance at a forever love?
Great read, I can’t wait for the next in the series!