Title: Searching for Moore
Author: Julie A. Richman
Published: April 9, 2013 by Julie Richman
Purchased: March 9, 2015, free on Kindle.
Blurb: 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: Yet another book that I got so emotional about, I wanted to throw it. It very nearly made me cry in a couple of places.
One of the things that I really liked about this book is that it didn’t string the reader along with little hints as to what happened in the past, it brings us back to the past all together to see how they meet and what happened. It lets us fall in love when they did, experience what they did, and get attached to them so that when it brings the reader back to the present, you’re just hoping with everything you have that everything works out.
Usually if a book is seeming to get a little long, I’ll check to see how many chapters I have, almost like looking at the clock during a long work day or a class that is seeming to drag on. Not this one. I was actually surprised by how far I was when I noticed the chapter, I was hooked.
Another thing that I really enjoyed about this is that it was divided into two books with the same amount of chapters and in the point of view of the love interest. We already knew how he felt and I’m so glad it switched over to her so we could experience what she was going through.
I could not put this down to save my life, except for at work and this was all I could think about. I actually stayed up past the usual time that I’m asleep to finish this thing. I was on a rollercoaster of emotions and I was physically reacting, jumping up and almost yelling at the book near the end.
Give this book a chance and I hope that you’ll love it as much as I do. I’m excited about this series and this author.
Thank you for reading my review.