#NewRelease — Found at the Bookstore by Christi Snow (Found Series) #2 Review

Found at the Bookstore
By Christi Snow

Title: Found at the Bookstore

Series: Found Series #2

Author: Christi Snow

Publisher: Self

Publication Date: July 19, 2017

Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 279 Pages

Blurb: After suffering a traumatic brain injury the final football game his senior year in high school, Ryder Garrett’s life was never normal again. Most days he’s happy when he can remember the way home. There’s no room in his life for romance or love, which means he’s destined to die a virgin.

Stig Minton doesn’t remember what virginity felt like. Twelve years older than Ryder, he’s been around the block too many times to count and has the scars to prove it...both physically and mentally.

But as these two men come together to help with a wedding, they forge a friendship, a friendship they both desperately need. As their relationship evolves, feelings go deeper. But is it stupid to risk this new—and, yes necessary—bond in pursuit of something that’s doomed to fail?

They both think they’re too broken to make this work. But what if they’re wrong?

Two broken souls may just be able to find reparation in one another.

Book #2 in the Found Series.

REVIEW

Found at the Bookstore by Christi Snow is book two in the Found series and while this can be read as a standalone, once finished, you will be craving to read the first book, Found at the Library, not only for Mac and Tommy's story but to stay longer in Snow's world of intriguing and heart-pounding dialog. 

Ryder Garrett suffered a brain injury 8 years ago and, for the most part, he's learned to do okay by himself. He's accepted the fact he will always be alone and is content giving inspirational speeches.

Going to his brother Tommy's engagement party starts a chain of events for Ryder that is out of his control. It all starts with a migraine and a crowd that soon overtakes Ryder's feeling of helplessness when he can't get away fast enough. 

Stig Minton is twelve years older than Ryder and is 'just as broken' in his own way. He's wealthy, has his own art gallery, super sexy, has had more than his share of men, but he is a very lonely man. 

When he sees Ryder in distress, at the bookstore, he goes to him immediately to help. He doesn't understand the pull this straight man has on him, but he can't walk away. They connect on so many levels and the more time they share together the deeper their friendship evolves. 

These two men need each other desperately. They both try to deal with their problems alone but they slowly begin to open up with each other and realize the burdens they've been carrying are so much each easier with someone to share.

Ryder experiences some crazy stuff after he goes through a horrible migraine, things he can't recall when his world comes back in focus, and Stig finds himself in awe and heartbroken, at the same time. 

Stig has some problems from his past that make an appearance and have the potential to ruin everything he has worked to build with Ryder. He will do anything to keep Ryder safe...even staying away. 

Found in the Bookstore is an amazing story of friends-to-lovers that will keep you glued to the pages. The chemistry between Ryder and Stig is hot and sexy, their banter is crazy good, and their friendship that started it all is so genuine and sincere. Stig is misunderstood by most but he is such a good, kind-hearted man who knows no limits when it comes to loving Ryder. 

I haven't read Found in the Library and had no trouble following along with this story, however, Christi Snow knows how to pull the reader in, keep you completely invested in her characters and begging for more at the end which is why I'll be reading the first book very soon. 

Highly recommended. 

 

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4.5  Stars

*I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review *

 

 

 

CHRISTI SNOW

As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But…she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

 
When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she’d written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.
 
She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.
 
Her tagline is… Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!
 
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