Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review of 'Finding Haven' & 'Red Lines' by T.A. Foster



Love on remote Perry Island was one thing, but with the flash of a camera everything has changed.

Movie star Evan Carlson has just landed the role of a lifetime, playing the infamous Dexter Red. Fans can't get enough of the sexiest, most-talked-about guy to ever hit paperback pages.

Haven is in Austin working on her songwriting career, and Evan's faith and commitment are put to the test. No matter which way he turns, Hollywood keeps getting in the way.

Does realizing their career dreams mean losing their relationship? Can they survive the headlines and media frenzy surrounding Evan's new role?

When it comes to love, some lines are meant to be blurred.

**My thoughts**

Celebrity is a tricky thing. So much of what we see in the media is created by PR people to project a certain image or as a marketing ploy. It's hard to forget that real people are behind all of the tabloids, stories, and pictures. I can't imagine trying to have a normal relationship within all of that chaos.

Haven and Evan are doing the best that they can, but the media and PR people are determined to throw everything they can at them to make their lives difficult. This is probably the rockiest part of their journey. As the story moves between Haven and Evan, I want to smack both of them at one point or another, for being so crazy. Despite their craziness, you know that they are meant to be together and are rooting for them the entire way. 

Like the first book in this series, I found this book to be pretty predictable. I didn't like it quite as much as the first one, but I still enjoyed it a lot.

I know that it says this book can be read as a standalone, but I think you will get more out of it if you first read 'Finding Haven.'

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Previous book in the series.


Books can be read as a standalone. 



Power. Money. Control. Love.

He has all but one.

When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.

Is the cost of love, losing all control?

**My thoughts**

Yum, don't we all dream of stumbling upon a hottie celebrity who falls madly in love with us? The storyline of a famous movie star/musician trying to hide in a more remote area, while falling in love with a local is one that is quite popular right now, yet I do not tire of it. I always find it hard to believe that the celebrity is able to blend in so well. Then again, I wouldn't necessarily recognize a lot of them in person anymore, either.

The scorching romance between Evan and Haven is the important piece, though. They greatly complement each other and you are rooting for them from the very beginning. Her feisty determination endears her to both the reader and to him. You want her to be successful. You want her to heal from the damage thrust upon her by her family. You want Evan to have the downtime he craves. 

A lot of it is predictable, but it is okay. The ending may be in sight throughout most of it, but the journey is well worth the ride.

While this book is considered to be a standalone, I do recommend reading it before 'Red Lines.' The pieces will better fall into place if you do.

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TAFosterT.A. Foster met, fell in love with, and married her own Marine fighter pilot. Through deployments, trainings, and sometimes living oceans apart, their own love story continues every day.

She grew up catching rays and waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her husband, two children, and two canine kiddos.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.

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