Review: Finding Forever by Linda Oaks (Chasing #1)

Note: This ARC was provided by InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Kara Thorn once believed that Devon McGraw was the one she would spend the rest of her life with. But then he broke her heart and she was forced to move on. When they see each other again at the wedding of their friends, it's clear that the feelings they once had for each other never really died. However, Devon is no longer the man he once was and there are things that have happened that he's not sure if Kara will be able to accept. Kara will need to decide if if she's willing to forgive him and have a chance at forever again.

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, this book was neither, and I really looked.

I think a large part of my lack of affection for the book is that I felt absolutely nothing for either of the main characters. Devon McGraw made a choice that cost him his relationship with Kara Thorn and his explanation years later? He did what was best for her. Seriously? Really?! I'm all for self-sacrifice, but when it feels as if it's more of an excuse rather than owning up to the mistake that was made, then I lose whatever little feeling I have. The problem was, I began with no feeling so I was left with plain, old apathy.

There was also one thing happening after another, with barely a pause to give the characters time to catch their breath. I'm not sure if the author's other book is directly connected with this one but it's about Devon and Kara's friends so maybe there's some sort of background with as far as Kara and Devon's relationship is concerned. There's a lot going on but there was very little substance with both the story and characters. Finding Forever is an unoriginal mishmash of familiar themes that left me unmoved. This gets two stars. ♥

Release Date: 29 October 2015

Date Read: 02 November 2015

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