Oct 14, 2014

*Blog Tour* Finding Her Way Back by Heather Van Fleet

Meet Callie, a chubby-sexy nineteen-year-old girl who fears high heels, commitments, and has a love/hate relationship with her running shoes. Nine months of college down the drain and all she has to show for it is her freshman thirty. 

But alas, life has other crap plans for her--one that includes a strict regiment of "do this and do that" from her she-devil sister, all while trying to avoid the unavoidable. The unavoidable being Ky: the ex-best friend-turned-sex god who lives across the street. 

Meet Ky; a nineteen-year-old wanna be country music singer and a boy-turned-man who still wears a proverbial skateboard around his neck from wasted high school days. When Callie returns home, he realizes that she's exactly the muse he's been missing all this time. 

Now, if only she can stop running long enough to find out where their love could lead. Finding Her Way Back is a new adult novel about finding love while learning how to love yourself. For all the chubby-sexy girls who tend to feel invisible, this one's for you!

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“Okay. It’s settled. One date.” Lifting his palm, he pressed it against my cheek, holding it there. My skin tingled on contact, burning me in all sorts of ways. “But I think we need to try something out beforehand just to make sure that we know what we’re getting ourselves into.”

“Um, what?” I stiffened, panicking at the possibilities of what he was saying. Sweat formed along the back of my neck, but I couldn’t move to wipe it away.

Fuck. This wasn’t good.

Without warning, he pressed his mouth against mine, taking my heart, body, entire soul by complete 

surprise. Ky captured me in all the ways a woman wanted to be captured by a man.

And oh, what a damn delicious capture it was.
I’d always wondered what it’d be like to kiss this boy. And it wasn’t because I saw him in that sort of light growing up either, just simple curiosity, to say the least. But whatever preconceived notions I had about awkwardness and painful teeth clashing went out the window the moment his tongue pressed against my lips.
Holy hell. Now this was a kiss.
His fingers, strong and sure, tangled in my hair, releasing my ponytail with the flick of his thumb. Damn, he was good. My hair fell over my shoulders, shadowing my cheeks, as well as his. I scooted forward, pressing my hands onto the bareness of his neck, tracing the lines of his muscled skin on his shoulders like I’d wanted to do since I first got him in the room with me. I moaned, embarrassingly loud because yeah, this was beyond any kiss I’d ever experienced in the past. Slow, agonizing, and perfect. Ky made the act of kissing as sensual as having sex in a steamy shower. Not that I’d ever actually experienced hot, steamy shower sex or anything. But um, yeah, it was definitely on my bucket list. 

Calla has hit a wall. Home for the summer from a disastrous first year of college, she would love to embrace her chubby girl curves but she knows they're hiding something much more than the freshman 15  (or 30 in her case). She's a young woman whose fa├žade is failing and it becomes no more apparent than when she runs into her ex-BFF Kylan.

Kylan was heart broken when his best friend and secret crush Calla left for college and cut off all contact. The moment he sees her the connection is instant, intense and sparks his inspiration for several country music songs. Kylan loves Calla's new curves but he can't ignore the sadness in her eyes. He knows the reason for that sadness and will do what it takes to make her happy again if only he can get her to stop running... 

What I Loved: There is a sweet connection between Ky and Calla that translates well. Ky's music helps sell his devotion to Calla and how much she inspires him.

What I Didn't Love: The sheer volume of difficulties Calla and Ky face kept me from fully connecting to the characters. I felt I was focusing on the new bad thing that happened instead of how Calla and Ky's relationship was developing. I also had an extremely difficult time with Calla's sister Anna. Readers are eventually given an explanation for Anna's vicious words and behavior but by the end of the story I had no sympathy left for her.

Favorite Quotes:

"I was the girl who screamed loved and popular on the outside - with my gazillion friends and uber
busy social calendar. But on the inside, I was screaming for something I would never again obtain. A purpose."

"Break out the baby carriages - I'd have his biker-skater kidlets for being so damn awesome."

"Screw my muffin top. The more skin for his hands, the better."

If you're a fan of best friend romance and loads of angst, Finding Her Way Back may be the story for you.

Happy reading.

Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/ Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby—and high school sweet heart, Chris—as well as a mom to her three little girls Kelsey, Emma, and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they're water.

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