Book Review + Giveaway: Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

"If you love them, they'll trust you.  Love and trust come first. Then you'll be able to teach ." (42)

Title:  Finding Our Forever
Series: Silver Springs, Book 1
Author: Brenda Novak
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Release Date:  March 21, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every corner!

The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner, Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager, that decision becomes even more difficult.

Although Elijah can't deny his deep attraction to Cora, he's always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there's something about the ranch's newest employee that isn't exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he's long been waiting for. 

Finding Our Forever is my first Brenda Novak novel. I got wrapped in from the lovely cover. Honestly, who doens't love that cover and the title, Finding Our Forever. Isn't it just so romantic! Well, I really enjoyed the premise of the storyline, focusing on the many aspects of adoption, the good, the bad and the heart of those that want to give children with emotional issues a chance.  It gives what I find typical romance stories depth and a desire to treat this more than a pleasure read.

With that said, I find the romance lacking in the growth area. The range of development jumped from purely physical to love. It seem too shallow and I wish there was more than what happens in the bedroom to give this couple (and readers) more reason to fall in love.  Then again, in the short amount of pages, I did appreciate the closure one will feel as I close the last page. Readers will find the answers they (and the characters) seek and a little warmth in the heart when you see how things turned out.

"I want you to be able to fall in love. I want to see you lose your heart - and not be afraid to let it go." (24)

For my clean readers, this book contains several intimate scenes. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 45 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she’s won The National Reader’s Choice, The Bookseller’s Best, The Bookbuyer’s Best and many other awards. She runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.

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