Monday, May 6, 2013

Tour Stop: Review/Giveaway ~ SEARCHING FOR MOORE by Julie A. Richman


Attended by reality TV star wannabes and Southern California social climbers, Schooner Moore knows the party his wife is throwing for his forty-third birthday has little to do with him and everything to do with her social standing in Orange County. The evening turns out to hold more surprises than just his wife's Botoxed friends groping at his privates, when a conversation with his old college roommate, Beau, reveals the biggest surprise of the night.

Beau has had contact on Facebook with Mia Silver. Just hearing her name sends Schooner into a tailspin, as he is now just a Friend Request away from the one who got away when she disappeared without a goodbye, leaving him wondering why she left.

A serial failure at romance, Manhattan boutique ad agency owner, Mia, gets a blindside of her own when a Facebook Friend Request from first love, Schooner, appears in her email. Going with her gut reaction, Mia hits accept, propelling her past to catch up with her in a New York minute, as a forceful Schooner is determined to understand what tore them apart and to explore the possibility of a second chance at love.

From a 1980's Southern California college campus and a devastating first love to present day New York City, Searching for Moore explores how technology has eradicated the divide between our past and our present, and asks whether you would give up everything to reconnect with The One in a single keystroke?

Review ~ 4.5 Stars
I loved this book but once again, damn the cliffhanger! And OMFG was it a hanging by one finger tip kind of cliff hanger. I liked how the book goes from past to present in both Mia and Schooner's POV.  

Schooner is a 43 year old man stuck in a loveless marriage. He lives in a world where he just doesn't feel like he can be himself. The only thing that gives him some happiness are his children. At his birthday party, reminiscing about his college days, a name comes up he hasn't heard in years. Mia was his first true love and he is determined to find her and learn why she left him.

 This was definitely one of those emotional wreckers. I really felt the pain that Schooner was carrying around with him for all those years. When they finally reconnected I was doing a happy dance. I had so much hate for that bitch C.J. that I wanted to kick her in her fake ass face! See, like I said, one big emotional roller coaster. I sound like I need medicated! Schooner was so sweet and loving but knew how to be aggressive where it counted. Liked him in his 20's but fell in love with him in his 40's. I really felt connected to Mia. All of the hell she went through made her that much stronger and independent. Her willingness to take on all the baggage that came with loving Schooner and the way she dealt with it was so touching and at times hilarious. 

Great storyline, writing style and overall a fantastic read. I can't wait to learn how Mia and Schooner's story ends.

My favorite quote.... "I have spent my life acting, Mia. I'm good at playing a lot of roles. I'm just not really good being me. And then you came along. And I could be me. I have never felt so connected to another person or so happy."


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Julie A. Richman - Bio
Author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas.  A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion.  Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations.  She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust.  Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.

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Twitter: @juliearichman

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