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February 4, 2016

~~♥♥~~Blog Tour & Review- Find Me. Remember Me. Keep Me. by Michelle Mankin~~♥♥~~

Title: Find Me
Series: Finding Me #1
By: Michelle Mankin
Publication Date: January 12, 2016
find : to discover (something or someone) without planning or trying to : to discover (something or someone) by chance Being with him and getting to know him was like discovering something wonderful. Something that you never knew you needed but now that you had found it realized you didn’t just need it, you needed it desperately.
Title: Remember Me
Series: Finding Me #2
By: Michelle Mankin
Publication Date: January 15, 2016
remember : to have or keep an image or idea in your mind of (something or someone from the past) : to think of (something or someone from the past) again …eyes a silver surface that sparkled reflecting the fake net of stars overhead, he leaned in toward me. “Hey, fancy face.” A thrill shot through me at the sound of his low, entrancing voice. Though he hadn’t yet touched me, I felt his delicious heat, and then the warmth of his breath as his lips hovered near the sensitive skin below my ear. “Remember me?” he whispered.
Title: Keep Me
Series: Finding Me #3
By: Michelle Mankin
Publication Date: January 15, 2016
keep : to continue having or holding (something) : to not return, lose, sell, give away, or throw away (something) “But I can’t keep you, Johnny. What we shared was wonderful. You gave me memories I will never forget. But it was temporary. We both know that. It wasn’t even the start of anything real, anything honest.” 
Almost forty-one-year-old Annabelle Morris, wife to multi-billionaire record label executive Charles Morris of Zenith Productions, and mother of two is at a crossroads in her life.
Separated from her husband after walking in on him having sex in the public restroom of a charity event she was hosting, she has arrived on the island of St. John alone and rejected, determined to re-evaluate her life and her marriage. She's tired of being her husband’s showpiece while he pretends she doesn't exist. She's tired of trying to make their marriage work for the sake of their two teenage boys. 
When she meets Johnny Lightning, a sexy but mysterious piano-playing, bearded sailor, she is tempted to break vows she has never before broken. But Johnny is much younger than her and seems to be hiding more than a few secrets of his own.
From the laid-back sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the elite circles of Dallas high society, Annabelle is forced to make critical choices.
Is a chance for happiness worth the risk of giving up the life she has always known?
Worth jeopardizing her own and possibly even her children's future?
In the end, will she stay on her present course or brave a new and uncharted one?
Find Me, Remember Me, and Keep Me is a full and complete novel in three separate parts. 
A standalone Tempest spin-off.
 

 
First of all can I say, this cover is so sexy. And its not because it has that sizzle factor its more because of its simplicity. The cover model is gorgeous and he has the most simple yet sincere expression on his face. Love it.

I read all three parts of this book in succession so I am just going to write an overall review 

This story is a true romantic read. I literally felt my heart flutter while reading this story. The words that Mankin puts to paper drip with love, admiration and pure heart. The character Johnny is a true gentleman who guards those he cares for with genuine ferocity and loves unequivocally. He will make you melt into gushy little pieces.

I also enjoyed the character of Annabelle. Annabelle is an older woman with two teenage boys and a husband who is a jerk at his finest. He treats Annabelle like property and in an attempt to regain her life and dignity she takes a personal trip to St. Johns. Its like a reset button. Annabelle though she has her insecurities is still a very strong character. Throughout the novel she faces very real and understandable obstacles and dilemmas for a woman in her position. She wants a love that is real but she also must do what is best for her family and children. I liked seeing her struggle with her emotions and what was the right course for her. That is life, its not easy all the time to make decisions especially when you are at a different phase in your life.I liked seeing her overcome the barriers that kept her from being happy from the perspective of an older woman.

I would have liked the story to be a bit longer with some more development with Johnny and Annabelle's family, especially her sons. Annabelle's sons were very important to her and I would have liked to see some more conversation and bonding between them and Johnny, we get a small glimpse of them together and some conversation between Annabelle and her son CJ and Trent, but I would have liked Mankin to delve into that a bit more from both the perspective of the boys and Annabelle.

Overall I enjoyed this story, there are some heart wrenching moments, some moments that will make you seriously pissed especially when it comes to Annabelle's husband Charles, and some moments that will lift your spirits. I enjoyed the underlying theme of second chances. Both Johnny and Annabelle has a history of heartbreak and I loved that they both were able to get past it and find happiness again.

I have been reading Mankin for some time now and she never disappoints. Satisfying romantic read with true heart!

 




The New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Romance with subtext.
Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry. Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there. Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.
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