His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he’d conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront…again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those “untouchable” items.
Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated author. But his point of view has become a little bit too narrow…until Tommy opens his eyes. That chance meeting has changed everything about his world. He has no idea how to find the beautiful man he met, and offended, at the library book sale. But when he does, Tommy’s life is in crisis-mode. It’s the holidays and Mac can’t just standby when Tommy needs help, whether Tommy wants it or not.
Two artistic men. One shared passion for books.
I’m a big fan of Ms. Snow so when I saw this one, a new ‘maybe’ a new series, I jumped.
What a great way for two people to express themselves with things they love, books.
One does it because of a learning disorder, the other writes the books he feels are being destroyed.
The insta that these two feel for one, attraction, then aggravation is fun to watch. The several months gap until they see each other again all the time thinking about one another did add that extra level. One wants in an relationship.
Both of these charaters have issues they need to deal with, both are trying to keep those issues to themselves and suffering because of it. So when the brother falls apart, its the perfect time to step up.
The secondary cast is just as important as the primary and really helps us establish a base line of trust, friendship, family and love. Really hope for a book two.
I LOVED this book. Found at the Library is the first non-suspense romance of Snow’s that I have read and I loved every page of it. Mac and Tommy were absolutely perfect for one another even if they didn’t appear to be so and I am so glad that I got to witness their journey from their antagonistic first meeting to their happy ending as they did epic sh*t together.
Their initial meeting during the library sale was great as what started off as a promising meet cute as the two flirted and bantered a bit, soon went down in rather spectacular flames when Mac learned that despite the large number of books he purchased, Tommy didn’t plan to read them, but rather repurpose them into art. As an avid reader, I understood Mac’s horror at learning that Tommy’s plans would “destroy” the books; I might only read on my Kindle these days, but the few physical books I own are well taken care of and the only book I can imagine intentionally destroying is the phone book. Yet as we leave Mac’s life and enter Tommy’s we quickly learn that the art he creates from the books he buys tell their own tales. I have seen examples of book art online and while often beautiful, they don’t compare to the images that Snow creates when describing Tommy’s pieces. Because of this, I wasn’t surprised when Mac revised his opinion of Tommy’s art after he was tricked into seeing it – even if he didn’t know it was Tommy’s at the time. But this was merely the tip of the iceberg of their story and things really got interesting when Mac breaks into Tommy’s life, quite literally. If I thought the flirty banter that took place during their first meeting was entertaining, it paled in comparison to that of the men as they each took down their respective walls and began to let the other in.
As a blogger and regular user of Facebook, I have interacted with several authors over the past few years. Because of this, I was rather fond of Mac’s character, even when he was being judgmental. I liked that we got to read parts of the novel his muse demanded he write during the book and because I do “Follow” a couple hundred authors on Facebook, I understood the demands of Mac’s muse. I’ve seen authors post on their pages and timelines about having to stop working on the book they planned because another story was demanding to be told. Although I do not have a similar relationship with artists, I would assume their artistic inspiration would work in a similar fashion – certain pieces the demanded to be created. While their artistic nature made them better equipped to understand one another, I was surprised that it was Tommy who had to point out to Mac that there was no one who could understand Mac’s need to create and tendency to shut out the would while doing so, better than Tommy could. As is often the case in a good romance, Snow includes the requisite obstacle (or two) that the couple must overcome in order to forge ahead together, so their relationship is not smooth sailing. But it is the realism in the characters she created in Tommy and Mac, their reactions, their fears, their chemistry, and their feelings for one another that pulled me in and kept me glued to my Kindle so that I read Found at the Library in one sitting. Again, I absolutely loved this book and I look forward to reading its sequel to see who is found next.
Book’s are in everyones life in one way or another. For Mac they are his lively hood and his salvation. When Mac is writing a book the characters are real to him and the emotions that they feel he feels. To Mac this is a safe way to express his emotions without getting hurt. He has learned that life in general is not a safe and loving place.
Tommy uses books in an altogether different way, he still loves and respects books but they are something that he will never be able to just pick up and read. Mac and Tommy meet and sparks fly as Mac learns that Tommy is going to dismantle the afore mentioned books he is buying at the book sale. Mac offended and self righteous walks away, Tommy feels hurt goes on with his life.
Tommy a talented artist goes about his life making works of art out of the books, the models that he designs show an important part of the book. Therefore bringing the book to life. It’s his way of honoring the story. Tommy is dyslexic Anda struggled his hole life with the problems that go with it. He now loves to listen to books on tape, so that he can still enjoy the books he has a love hate relationship with.
Both characters in this story are very real with down to earth problems, Tommy has been dealing with the stigma of being slow because his dyslexia was not diagnosed u till he was almost an adult . Tommy is also dealing with family problems that are very near and dear to his heart. He is overwhelmed at times, but just keeps going because quitting is something he just won’t do. Mac is the more open one in this relationship, but doesn’t know thar sometimes he goes to far. When that happens he gets hurt because he pushes him self in to people’s lives that just don’t understand why he would do that. He always try to do what’s best, just doesn’t see that sometimes he should ask before you take over someone’s life. Between the two of them they mess things up, but they have caring friends and family that will see them through.
I can’t wait for the next book to come out!