- Goodreads Synopsis -
Kiley is spending the summer in a small town in North Carolina. She is looking forward to a summer of fun with no responsibilities. Kiley instantly bonds with Renee, an employee at her uncle's bookstore. Renee grew up in this small town and introduces Kiley to her laidback lifestyle filled with friends and family. Included in her family, is her brother Austin, who has a thing for short-term relationships. Austin isn't looking to settle down any time soon. He loves playing the field. And then he meets Kiley, and everything he believes is turned upside down. From the first moment he meets her, he knows there's something special about her. Kiley, Renee, and Austin each start the summer out on separate paths. But their journeys intertwine and bring them closer to becoming who they’re meant to be. As the sun sets on summer, they each find a part of themselves they never knew existed.
"You're part of my family. They all love you. And that's all family is...love."
I was immediately drawn to this book because of the cover! I absolutely love books that take place in the summer time and at the beach. I have never read anything by Erin Mahoney before and after reading Finding Home, I will definitely be reading more by her! Finding Home went above and beyond my expectations! I devoured this book in one sitting because I had to keep reading. I didn't have a choice.
Erin Mahoney introduces us to a young girl named Kiley. Kiley and her mom do not have the best relationship so Kiley goes to North Carolina to visit her Aunt, uncle, and cousins for the summer. When Kiley decided to leave home for the summer, she also decided to leave her boyfriend Josh for the summer as well. Josh was upset but he did not care like Kiley wanted him to. Josh was slowly changing and Kiley can not seem to figure out why. Kiley begins to make friends out in North Carolina and actually starts to have fun, while still worrying about Josh of course! Everyone likes Kiley! Kiley is the "new girl" so boys are going crazy over her. Kiley ends up establishing a really good friendship with a girl named Renee. Renee has an older brother, Austin, who is also into Kiley. That is when things get a little crazy! Renee does not want Kiley to date Austin, but at the same time, Renee would rather have Kiley date Austin than Josh. Renee really hates Josh! Will Austin ruin Kiley and Renee's friendship? Does Kiley even like Austin? But what about Josh? Kiley is still dating Josh! Will Kiley give up Josh for a fling with Austin that may only last the summer?
There is so much going on in this book! I absolutely love it! I love the romance and I love the drama! Austin is totally book boyfriend material and I love him! Erin gives us many amazing characters to fall in love with! I loved how she allowed us to read the book in multiple Character's points of view! I really enjoy that, because we are able to get a little glimpse inside everyone. I also loved her hockey references! I love hockey so I really enjoyed the fact that Kiley's mom was dating Mike off the LA Kings at one point in her life. Go Kings Go! (I never thought I would be able to write GKG in a book review! hah)
Erin Mahoney's writing is so wonderful! I could read her work all day, every day! She really has a way with words and allows each and every little detail to flow effortlessly throughout your mind. This book flowed so beautifully, it was as if I was watching a movie right there before my eyes. This book would make an awesome movie by the way! I loved the book, the story, the setting, the characters, and the drama. I would not want this book any other way. It is perfect!