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Title: Finding Gavin
Series: Southern Boys #2
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2014
Forgiving Reed Cover Model: Jared Thompson
Finding Gaving Cover Model: Gary Taylor
Cover Designer: Wicked by Design
Gavin was a broken hearted cowboy from Savannah...
The one she fell for even though he tried to warn her away.
Maria’s entire life had been one rejection after another, always going after things that were just out of reach.
Gavin was no exception.
She wanted him, so desperately...
But life had a way of making things unattainable, at least for her anyway.
Just when things began to change, once again the darkness glooms, and Maria finds that her happy ending may once again be…
I had to believe he came into my life for a reason. Whether to jump start my heart or crush it, there was a purpose behind our encounter.
Gavin Wyatt Tennison was a cowboy from Savannah with a broken heart. He set forth my destruction. He had never made any promises. In fact, he made it a point to tell me he wanted no ties with any woman. Not after what his wife had put him through. Nicole had destroyed him, by sleeping with his boss. A man he thought to be a friend helped destroy his marriage.
Gavin now believed faithfulness and true love were only a lie—a plan set forth only to make us feel weak right before the attack, leaving behind its wounded victim, only jagged pieces of someone who at one time was whole.
So falling for him was all my fault. I let my guard down and let him seep into my soul. Now I was the one suffering, feeling tattered and bruised. The entire situation left a god-awful taste in my mouth. An ache so deep it was impossible to reach, unable to be mended.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised, as it appeared to be the story of my life. After all, I was the girl whose daddy ran off, leaving her behind without thinking twice. I was the mid-life crisis baby. He had his boys, all four of them—Randall, Billy, Jacob and Colton—my brothers.
When my father left I was four; my youngest brother, at eighteen years old, had been convinced it was in his best interest to go along too.
The only two brothers I occasionally heard from were Colt, who was the youngest of the boys, and Jake, who was just shy of a year older than Colt. They lived near my dad and spent most of their time trying to please the man who has always been impossible to please. It was his way or no way, no exceptions.
My father was a mean, cold-hearted man; that was the easiest way to categorize him. He was stubborn and pigheaded and has only ever thought of himself. He never cared who he hurt along the way, as long as he had what he wanted. I was more than sure he didn’t have a compassionate fiber in his body.
Because I was the little girl that my own dad didn’t really want, Gavin’s rejection shouldn’t have been a surprise. It hurt like crazy, though. It wasn’t hard to fall for him, not hard at all. He was mighty fine to look at; those eyes of his could melt any woman’s soul. That damn adorable grin he sported made my body weak. His lips were so damn appealing—I could have dreams about them alone. In fact, I did often, and they were always some of my most favorite dreams.
It took nothing at all for him to capture me, even when he wasn’t trying. Gavin had told me from the beginning that, if anything happened between us, it would only be for fun. He refused to let me in, and I just kept hoping that one day he might.
I was just the dumb girl who thought one time with a man like him would be enough to scratch the itch.
But one time with a man like Gavin only sealed my fate. I was now, and would forever be, addicted to his touch. No one would ever be able to make me feel what he had. No one would ever give me the sense of completion the way that man had. And he wasn’t even trying; it was just uncontrollable.
From the first kiss, I knew that Gavin Tennison would only make every other man feel like a waste. He had ruined me. Although I thought I had already accomplished that on my own, I was wrong. I was so wrong.
Review by Ramona
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
C.A. Harms threw me for a loop with Finding Gavin. I expected a romance along the same lines of girl falls for troubled boy and saves him with a happily ever after - which I did get. However, I didn't expect the heroine's story to be just as, or even more troubled, than the hero's.
Gavin is a lonesome, broken cowboy. He's taken himself away from the source of his betrayal and moved to another place to start his life over. But he can't bring himself to trust a woman again, not after his wife betrayed him that way. It's only fair that he warns Maria he can't possibly commit to her, no matter how much they're attracted to each other.
Maria has her own demons to slay. But said demons keep her after Gavin, despite him warning her off. Despite her knowing that it couldn't, wouldn't be more than a fling. They were out to destroy her and Gavin was a means to that end. Or was he? Could he actually be what saves her, what pushes her to reconcile with her family, and at the same time bring healing to himself?
Traits of a perfect gentlemen are all over Gavin. It's not a wonder that Maria fell for him! There isn't a thing I would change about Gavin, except his skittishness to commitment and that habit of running away, of course. His character is kind, loving, and simply beautiful.
Together with her friends and Mikey, there is potential to form a strong bond between these two that would be near impossible to break. They only need to get over their fears of abandonment so they can truly commit.
Just one small comment. This is the second in the series Southern Boys and while it can be read as a standalone, there are references to people and occurrences in the first book that pepper the pages. It doesn't distract from the story, but it would make the references a lot clearer to the reader if Southern Boys #1 was read before this.
I adore reading about cowboys and I can just sit and listen to a gentle southern twang. Finding Gavin (and I'm sure the rest of the series) gave me what I crave, but didn't satisfy me enough that I won't read whatever else C.A. Harms has to offer!