Found is a contemporary romance standalone and I am so glad we have finally gotten Hazel's story, this is a must read if you have read Flawed and/or Fervent
by Claudia Burgoa
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Synopsis:All I’ve ever wanted was for someone to choose me. My mother didn’t. My father didn’t. The beautiful boy next door, who grew up to marry me, didn’t. Neither did the next man with whom I thought my heart was safe. Back in the Bay area, three thousand miles from New York City, I can start fresh. Become one with the sea again, rise or fall on the tide of my own choices. But on the first day of my bright new life, the darkest shadows of my past follow me through my office door. The two men whose names are definitely not on my five-year plan. If I let it consume me—my need for one man, my love for the other—the darkness will swallow me whole. I can’t let that happen. Not again. This time, the waves of emotion crashing against my heart won’t drown me. This time, I get to choose my happy ending.
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If you have been following my reviews you will know that I have been enjoying the Everhart Brother's in each of their books, you will also know that these boys lost their parents in the terror attacks that took place on 9/11/01
This book is Hazel's story, and we have two men vying for her love Scott and Elliott. Elliott and Hazel have a past and we have heard of him on several occasions in the other books but now we find out just what happened to end their Happily Ever After. Now, Scott Everhart we know lots about Scott, he is one of Hazel's best friends, he is the second eldest of the Everhart brothers, and he would do anything within his power for those he loves.
While Love Triangles aren't a trope I read often, I have read a few and I must say that this story, of Hazel, Elliott, and Scott, has been the best one I have read. Claudia Burgoa had me thinking that there may be more to the friendship of Scott and Hazel then she had let on in the first two books and we find out just how much of their story we weren't privy to before. This love triangle takes a first love that will ALWAYS be in your heart and a new and scary love that could very well be your last love and pit them against one another but with Hazel that isn't an easy thing for her to decipher because she is the person that makes sure everyone else is happy no matter the cost.
Hazel has depression and she has dealt with it differently than her sister Willow has. I appreciate the way Hazel's story was told with her finally battling through her need for making everyone else happy and finally striving to make herself happy. Be prepared with a box of tissues because this story will pull at your heart strings, I will admit by page three I was a sobbing mess....yes I said page THREE - it isn't a typo - I know everyone has been effected by the events that took place on 9/11 but as a New Yorker and someone that has been personally touched by that horrid day reading about it just crushes me, as a matter of fact there are tears in my eyes making this a blurry mess as I type. I thought Harrison's story gutted me when he went to the 9/11 memorial in Fervent but reading about the final phone call that Scott received from his mother...yeah that one really killed me.
I cannot wait for FItzHenry's story!!!!!!
AUTHOR INFORMATION:Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. And a wonderful husband who shares her love for all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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