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A shattered family, broken hearts, and healing love.
Finding Him, an all-new standalone in the Covet duet by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken is LIVE!
Coming out of a coma was one hell of a wake-up call. While I was in the dark, my estranged twin brother, Bridge, had replaced me in the company I owned and swept up my fiancée in the takeover. With my ruthless reputation, can I blame them for falling in love? I have to look long and hard at where I’ve been and where I’m headed. Alone time? The universe has other plans.
Our family’s secluded Vermont cabin comes with a gorgeous—if at first unwelcoming—surprise. She’s renter Keaton Westbrook, a social media superstar struggling with her own private grief. As a winter storm bears down, we’ve found something to keep us warm—an intimacy neither of us expected and both of us need.
After we say goodbye, what happens then? Keaton and I are longing to reconcile with our painful pasts. I can’t bear to do it without her. Is it too much to ask of fate to give us a second chance at life and love?
NICUnurse’s Review of Finding Him by Rachel Van Dyken
Finding Him is book two in the Covet duet by author Rachel Van Dyken. Stealing Her is book one and while technically these two could be read as stand-alone titles, there’s so much in Stealing her that you really want to know before starting Finding Him because it picks up right about where book one ends. Trust me…you want to read them both!
Julian Tennyson woke up from a 4-week coma to a world he didn’t recognize as his own. Now, he’s trying to sort through it all and figure out who he is and where he wants to go in life…and coming to terms with––as well as figuring out how to repair––his relationship with his twin brother, Bridge.
Keaton Westbrook is America’s darling. Her first love didn’t win his cancer battle, and now, she’s struggling to write their story. Caught up in the cycle of grief, and with wicked writer’s block, she escapes to a mountain cabin to regroup and to work. When Julian shows up, and they are stranded due to a bad snowstorm, they slowly begin to build a tentative acquaintanceship. When the real world hits them both hard, they both struggle to find their ways.
Let’s talk characters because the Julian we got in Stealing Her is a very different Julian than we see in Finding Him. He’s a bit like one of those Pit Bulldogs that have been rescued from a dogfighting ring. Heavily scarred emotionally, snapping at those trying to help do what’s best for him, and generally mistrusting of all people, while at the same time desiring love and to love someone. And Keaton is a lot like a rescuer who is suffering from their own grief and insecurity. There’s a lot of moving forward only to have to retreat to lick their wounds…ones inflicted by others as well as those they inflict on each other. But in the end, the work is worth it.
NICUnurse’s Rating: Where Stealing Her puts you IN the emotional wringer, Finding Him turns the darn thing on and puts you through the heaviest cycle! It literally took me days to process everything that this book pulled out of me emotionally. The grief was nearly overwhelming. Julian has lost so, so much and has so many deep regrets. And while Keaton is also grieving, she’s also on this journey to figure out who she really is and what she really wants in her life. Both are struggling in their search to make sense of who they are without the lives they always envisioned they’d live. If you like emotional and angsty books, Finding Him has it all in spades. I laughed at the witty banter between Julian and Keaton, I cried over all that both had lost and their struggles with themselves and each other and sighed a happy sigh when Rachel took my poor, shattered heart and stitched it back together perfectly.
I give Finding Him by Rachel Van Dyken 5 out of 5 propellers!
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
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