Sunday, December 15, 2013

Review - Finding Willow by Dawn Robertson

Sex is all I have ever known. 

It started at an early age, and never stopped.
Men, women, threesomes, foursomes, orgies. Fuck it, whatever goes.

Twenty eight years old and nothing to show for my life but a fat bank account, and an impressive porn catalogue; all featuring yours truly; Starburst Bloom.

I'm at a crossroads, and I have a choice to make. I choose salvation.
I choose life. I choose myself, for the first time ever.

I will find her. I will find the life I was forced to give up. 
I just pray that he stays out of my way.

Finding Willow is for 18+ audiences. 
There is a mild abuse flashback, which may not be suitable for all readers.

Star Bloom has been going through life having sex and snorting lines of coke.  The teenager turned porn star lives everyday of her life in pain for the baby she gave up almost eleven years ago.  It wasn't her choice, the choice made for her by her parent's and her best friend Seven's parents that she would give up her daughter to a commune in Woodstock.  To make matters worse, she's still under the power of Blue who has taken away so many years of her life.

Ever since she was a little girl, Blue has had his eye on his sister's best friend Starburst Bloom.  When she was a teenager her took her by force and has been haunting her life ever since and is a reminder of the life she longs for, her daughter Willow.

Finally ready to give up her porn star lifestyle in Manhattan, she returns to her hometown of Woodstock to try to find her daughter.  The search isn't easy, so much time has passed, but Star is determined to find her daughter and start the next chapter of her life.  It's here in a rundown hotel that she meets River.  River works at the front desk and quickly becomes her friend.  River wants more, but the second that Star meets his older brother Chrome, she's hooked.  Chrome is used to having women fast and easy.  He hasn't let a woman near his heart since his ex Michelle did a number on him, leaving him with a daughter to raise on his own.

What was suppose to be a one night stand becomes so much more to these two.  Their attraction was instant, their feelings growing more and more with time.  But Star's main focus is on finding Willow and getting away from Blue which is easier said than done, especially when he shows up looking for her.  Can Star find her daughter and her happily ever after?  Or will her story be over before the next chapter of her life begins?

For those of you who have read Her, you are familiar with Seven's best friend Star.  Star and Seven have been friends since they were children, often left alone together with her older brother Blue while their parents went off and did whatever they wanted to do.  Star and Seven have always hated their parents, but for Star that hatred grew when she was forced to give up her daughter after she was born.  Star is so misunderstood in Her, you would think she's just a sex and drug addicted porn star looking for her next hit and next warm body to warm her bed.  One would never guess that she has a secret that has followed her around for the last decade.  I loved River and Chrome.  While River is not talked about much during this book, he will make an appearance is Kink the Halls and the next book in the series featuring Star's sister Paisley.  I fell in love with these two during Kink the Halls and cannot wait for their return for Paisley's story.  Chrome was a big hot bad-ass biker who under it all was loyal to his family and will protect them with his life.   As the Sergeant in Arms for his MC he's often out handling club business, but when he's around he's fierce, loyal, and he's sexy as sin.  I cannot wait for the next book in this series since I have already ready all three and look forward to reading more of this series.  The only thing that downgraded by review from a 5 star to a 4 was that the story was too short for me.  It just felt like everything was rushed and I could've used more time reading about Chrome and Star before the book ended.  Hopefully we'll see more of them in the future.

***ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review***

Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something indie erotic romance, and mother.  She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her kids, and Pitbull puppy.

Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels),  reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.

Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.

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