Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Review: I Found You by Jane Lark

I Found You
Jane Lark

Published by: Harper Impulse
Publication date: December 5th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.

On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her.

His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancée back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.


This book started off with so much potential. The minute Jason ran into Rachel at the bridge I needed to know more about them both. Why was Rachel there? Why was she contemplating suicide? And with Jason, I wanted to know who he was because he reached out to her without even thinking twice about it. He was a good guy and I took an instant liking to him. Maybe it was because he was so different from the usual hero in most novels these days. He wasn't a good guy pretending to be a bad boy, one who needed the right girl to fix him. But, he was a good guy through and through, who needed the right girl to appreciate him for who he was.

Jason and Rachel were on two very different life paths, but they were both obviously being dragged down in some way or another. Rachel found her out, but it came with a heavy price, almost. Jason just needed to be steered down the right path. Rachel wasn't at all what I was expecting. With a sordid past and quite a low sense of self-worth, and after her show on the bridge, I was surprised that she had such a bubbly personality. I really liked that she put her attraction for Jason at bay because Lindy was in the picture, although I knew it was only a matter of time before neither of them cared about that particular fact. 

Once they got together, the excitement of the story seemed to fizzle out. Even when they ran into a few speed bumps along the way, it didn't change the tone of the story very much. I missed the thrill of finding out who Declan really was, and the struggles they faced with Jason's family etc. I still enjoyed the story, but I just didn't feel as connected to the characters as I would have liked to.

Readers looking for something different, but something that still stays true to the New Adult Contemporary Romance genre will love this book. 


Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romance, and a Kindle top 25 bestselling author.

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series and contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others' imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane's favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was 'Katherine' a story crafted from reality.

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses them to create more realistic plots.

'Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it's wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.'

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review I Found You, very happy with a four :D and I'll be really interested to hear what you think as their story continues through the series... I'll be working for a five if you read more ;-)




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