Tell me your story June….
June thought she had it all. She soon found out how wrong she was. Her dreams of finding the good life were washed away when she was dumped on the sandy beaches of Mexico. Now back in Boise as an overeducated server, she doesn’t even know where to begin on fixing her life.
But one thing June does know is the new guy at work is one to stay away from. Reece Day catches June’s attention, even if she doesn’t want it. Reece has the uncanny ability to always get in the last word, to get under June’s skin, making her question what she really wants in life.
June quickly realizes that for the first time in her life, she finally has the chance to find herself.
*Finding June is recommended for ages 17+ due to adult matters*
I have to admit, I’m really sick of the “just out of college, confused girl finds love when she least expects it” genre that seems to be emerging. I have felt that if you’ve read one, then you’ve pretty much read them all. BUT, Finding June manages to distinguish itself in the sea of new adult books with similar plots.
June has just been dumped on a beach in Mexico by her boyfriend, so she moves back to Boise heartbroken and disillusioned, and gets her old waitressing job back. What she doesn’t expect is the attraction she feels for the new guy at work, Reese. Obviously, she fights that attraction. But Reese is determined to explore what is between them and will wait for June to figure herself out. Can June let her guard down and let Reese in?
I think the best thing about this book is the characters. Reese is awesome. He’s kind of alpha, but in the best way possible. He knows what he wants and goes after it, but he respects June and her search for herself. He’s great and perfect for June. I just really admire male characters in romance books that treat a woman’s heart with care. He’s a keeper. And June, even in the midst of a life change, manages to be funny and witty. She does not go quietly into that goodnight, and I liked that. She’s been hurt, but yet she finds herself opening up to Reese. Their story just had an air of reality to it that I appreciated.
I guess at the end of the day I’m not as adverse to the new adult coming of age story as I thought going in, because I really enjoyed this book. It’s written well which is what gives in an edge. The same story may have been told a million different ways before now, but when it’s told well it can make it feel like the first time you’ve ever heard of it. That is what makes a book stick out to me, a
unique quality in the writing and characterization where an author truly makes a story their own. Thanks to the author for renewing my faith in the NA genre! 4.5 stars.
Caitlin Kerry is obsessed with the stories we tell. Her love of reading and writing led her to accomplish a goal she set for herself at the age of seventeen. She has a degree in History and Political Science and is only a semester away from a Masters in Public Administration. Caitlin is an avid tea drinker, hopeful adventurer, lover of music and often finds the best medicine is the quiet of nature.
When Caitlin isn’t writing or reading she usually can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her geologist husband, always looking for the next adventure. She currently resides in Southeastern Idaho.
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