Tuesday, June 10, 2014

✩Blog tour w/review✩ "True North: Finding Us" by Allie Juliette Mousseau

Title: True North: Finding Us
Series: True North #2
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Release Date: May 14, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Summary from Goodreads: Nathaniel Morrisey thinks he has a handle on his affections for the one woman he’s ever cared about, Julia North, who happens to be his boss’s daughter and best friend’s little sister. But Jules is about to blow that calm self-control he's had a tight grip on all to hell.

The North brothers are wild, adrenaline-junky thrill-seekers who thrive on challenge, speed and danger. Their little sister, Jules, is a sweet, quiet, bookworm who’s been overprotected all her life by her hulking big brothers … but she is a North after all, so she has her own wild streak—a secret that none of them expected, especially not Nate!

Nate's desire to protect Jules—especially from himself and the overwhelming emotions he feels for her—have waged a war inside of him. He is plagued by painful secrets and shame because of a childhood full of abuse he knows he can never escape. How can he possibly love a woman like Julia North the way she deserves to be loved?

Julia North knows Nathaniel Morrisey is the only one for her, but with a past like a dark shadow, Nate's as turbulent as the wild horses he rides. 

Will Jules be strong enough to hold on unconditionally, or will she decide it’s finally time to let go?

* This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature language and subject matter.* 

4.5 Stars!
*Sigh* God I love those North boys! I really don't think I will EVER get enough of them… and Nate too. These guys are HOT, SEXY and absolutely AMAZING! I would be more than happy to have any one of them show up on my doorstep (or all of them).

One of the things I loved about this book (other than the men) is how the main focus was on Jules and Nate, but it also continued the story and included all the characters from book 1. The story was great, the characters were great, and the writing was incredible as always. Allie had definitely set the bar high in book 1, and book 2 did not let you down. The ONLY complaint I had about the entire book was that Nate and Jules relationship seemed to move a bit too fast for me. I know they basically grew up together and everything was a long time coming, but I would have liked to see things progress a little slower (this is only my personal opinion). Other than that, I can honestly say I love every single aspect of the story. 

You got a much more in-depth view into Nate's childhood, and were able to see just how messed up things were for him and Livie while growing up, and were able to understand why the hell Nate was being so damn stubborn when it came to accepting his feelings for Jules. His so-called father had broken him since he was a child, and he just cannot shake what was basically branded into his mind… he was not worthy, he would never be good enough, etc etc. But, this could be the furthest from the truth, and once he begins to truly open up to Jules, you get to see Nate at his true potential. This is not to say there were not MANY times I wanted to punch Nate in his handsome face, and kick and scream and curse at him for being so stupid, but at the same time you couldn't blame him after everything. 

The story, although it follows the main storyline form book 1, is very different. Instead of hot military man, you have sexy cowboy. Where Jake and Livie were re-united loves, Nate and Jules were lovers who never previously confessed their feelings. It was not the tear jerker which book 1 had been, but it was still full of deep rooted emotions. And this is one of the greatest things about Allie's books… they make you FEEL! 

I was thrilled to finally get some closure with these two characters and I cannot wait to see whats in store for book 3. I must admit however that I did kinda miss Jake. I am not sure that any of the men in these books can steal my heart away from him! 

Haven't read True North: Finding Home yet?  Get it now!

About the Author

Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures.
She writes from passionate and angsty; fun and light to intense and epic. She incorporates a lot of romance, tension, and hot and sexy spice. Always a HEA and stand alone - even in a series.

Her alter-ego:
Alana Jewel Mousseau creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. She writes brave but "human" main characters, imaginative plots and complex worlds; from High Octane action to exploring the deepest emotions - you won't want to put down your book!

She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write is outdoors, but when the weather gets too chilly she'll be inside at her desk looking at the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and 85 pound golden retriever, who likes to sleep on her feet while she writes.

With a free spirit, Allie loves to travel and has spent three years sparking her imagination while travelling the U.S. and Canada in an RV with her family. She looks forward in continuing her journey to see the world, while finishing her degree in Literature

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