April 10, 2014

Review: I Found You by: Jane Lark

I Found You by: Jane Lark (2013)
Genre: Romance/New Adult
Source: I received a free copy of the book from the author and Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review. Thanks!
Goodreads Summary: Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.

On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her.

His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancĂ©e back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.

My Review

If I were to describe I Found You with one word it would be different, and no I don’t mean bad different. I Found You wasn’t like any of the other new adult romances that I have come into contact with before. It was heartbreaking, joyful, and because I refuse to spoil anything, refreshingly different.

Lark managed to create complex interesting characters that although where hard to relate to, were well developed. I also enjoyed the fact that we get POVs from both Rachel and Jason. The romance between them was cute and steamy. They seemed to fit perfectly together, even if their relationship does seem to move quickly. The minor characters, like Jason’s family and Rachel’s past acquaintances, were a nice touch that helped flesh out the main characters, their past and present, and added a lot of purposeful drama.

When I first started reading I Found You I was concerned that even with wanting to figure out the mystery of why Rachel was on the bridge the night they met, ready to end her life, that there wouldn’t be a lot of real plot movement, it just seemed off at first. Yet, the story did pick up and I slowly got to uncover both Rachel and Jason’s history at a good pace, and there ended up being plenty of drama and shocking discoveries that kept me interested enough to keep reading. I did read it in one day.

There is so much more I could say about this book and the very hard subject matters that it touches on, but I refuse to have spoilers in my reviews. Therefore, I will just say that Lark did a great job at handling these not talked about enough tough issues with grace. One last thing I want to point out, at times I may have felt like the story was really hard to believe, but then again, this is a piece of fiction.

I would recommend I Found You for fans of the New Adult genre, for those of you who don’t mind reading about people with troubled pasts, for everyone that doesn’t mind reading a different kind of novel, and the ones out there that want to read about a love that will make your heart swell.


  1. I know some people shy away from issue books but I like reading them every once in a while. I always learn something from them - whether its how to be a stronger person and push through difficult times or just to be more grateful for my life. I am glad this one was done well, and refreshingly different!

    1. I'm the same as you, I enjoy reading issue books, but not all the time. When I do find a good one...it really makes me stop and think about how I live my everyday life sometimes.


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