Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BOOK REVIEW...Finally Mine (Finally Love #1) by Anne Hansen

Title:  Finally Mine (Finally Love #1)
Author:  Anne Hansen
Publication Date: May 3rd 2014 (first published May 1st 2014)
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:   An incredible stroke of luck lands Vin Moretti a plea bargain—he spends his summer slaving at a country club instead of rotting in a jail cell. He plans to keep his head down and avoid the trust fund brats. 

He never expects to fall for a gorgeous, amazing girl way out of his league.
When Keira McCabe falls in love with Vin Moretti, it’s head-over-heels, crazy, incredible love. She’s sure nothing can ruin what they have…but she has no idea how far Vin will go to protect her from the one thing he’s most afraid of: himself.

Summer ends, and Keira returns to the sprawling suburbs where she belongs, while Vin slinks back to the wrong side of the tracks and his old trouble-making ways. They promise to make long-distance love work.

It’s just dumb luck that her father’s unexpected demotion moves Keira smack in Vin’s gritty neck of the woods. Vin realizes he’ll need do whatever it takes to keep Keira safe—even if it means shutting the person he loves the most out of his dangerous life completely.

When Vin turns his back on Keira at her lowest moment, it finally hits her: she was never going to be anything more than his dirty little secret. Her life as she knows it has been torn to shreds, but she’s determined to make the best of it…with or without the guy she gave her heart to over the summer.

Vin starts to have second thoughts about his decision when he realizes how empty life is without Keira around. The problem is, Keira’s learned her lesson, and she isn’t about to be used again. 

Vin realizes he’s going to have to pull out all the stops and turn his life around if he wants to make Keira finally his.

 My Review 

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Holy amazeballs did I enjoy this one!!

Finally Love had a good girl meets boy from the wrong side of the tracks vibe to it and I loved every moment!!

I had read in a couple previous goodreads reviews that it had reminded people of the movie Grease and well...I have to sort of agree on that! But in a good way, that is.

♫Summer loving had me a blast ohh yeah
Summer loving happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be....♫
~Summer Nights by Grease OST

(-- Sorry!! I just HAD TO add that in!!)

You see, Keira is your All American good girl who while on summer vacation meets Vin while working at a spa at the country club that she frequents. Vin, who is spending his plea bargain servicing that very CC, meets Keira and the two grow close and fall in love.

But as you can imagine, with summer coming to a close and Keira's dad's objection against their relationship, the two agree to go against the odds and commit to long distance relationship. Only, in the end, it does not work out between them and they break up.

How will their forbidden love turn out? And with Keira transferring to Vin's very own college, much to his chagrin, after Keira's father losing his job, will this bring them closer? Or tear them apart?

Not to mention...with Vin's past catching up to him and him trying to do the right thing, will everything work out? Will he finally be able to claim and make Keira his? Or are they just not meant to be?

My thoughts: So, as I said, I really liked this story. The only stipulation from it was Vin. He sometimes frustrated me and got on my nerves with all of his insecurities and thinking that Keira deserved better at every little discretion. I mean, the girl can think and make decisions for herself. No need to be so overprotective of her without her say.

As for Keira, well, I heart her!! She was a very strong lead and I liked that she wasn't a doormat!! Hallelujah!! It's so rare to find that quality in female characters without them becoming b*#chy and just flat annoying.


So over all, a great read!! I can't wait to see what's in store for book two in the Finally Love series and will definitely tune in for that!! Very well done Anne!!

*I was gifted a copy from the lovely author for an honest review. Thank you SO MUCH hun!!*

My Rating:
-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8.5

 About the Author 

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Anne Hansen is a die-hard romantic who loves fast cars, unsung heroes, and those crazy, funny conversations that make you laugh so hard, you end up in tears with stomach cramps. She likes to travel and has been all kinds of cool places--like Knoebels Theme Park, the biggest Paul Bunyan statue in Minnesota, and Paris. She loves listening to indie music, sitting around the campfire with her awesome family, and obsessively flipping through celebrity Instagram accounts (don't judge). But, most of all, she loves reading books and writing them, and she's excited to share her greatest passion with other book lovers!

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