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Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ASIN B00FE216BQ.Parker wasn’t always a bad boy. It wasn’t until his life seemed to lose meaning that things started spiraling out of control. First it was the band then came the girls and now the booze. Nothing mattered though, not without her around. That was until he met Maggie, the introverted beauty that had taken one too maLibrarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ASIN B00FE216BQ.Parker wasn’t always a bad boy. It wasn’t until his life seemed to lose meaning that things started spiraling out of control. First it was the band then came the girls and now the booze. Nothing mattered though, not without her around. That was until he met Maggie, the introverted beauty that had taken one too many verbal beatings.Maggie wasn’t exactly shy, but she definitely wasn’t confident either. Until now she had been happy existing in her small world, but she was ready for a change. She vowed to come to college and make friends. Simple as that. On day one she finds she was in stored for more than just friendship. She finds a painful crush on an emotionally unavailable guy.As Maggie and Parker each head down the path of self-discovery, they learn that it isn’t always easy to keep the ones you love when you are becoming the person you want to be....

Title : finding me finding you
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ISBN : 25666028
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Number of Pages : 262 Pages
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finding me finding you Reviews

  • Melyssa Winchester
    2019-03-15 06:27

    So in my infinite wisdom, I read the second story in this series before I read the first, so I got to know the characters that everyone knew going in, in a backwards way, but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story and if possible made this book that much more interesting to me because I knew all the players. As with all of the authors work that I’ve read thus far (which is every released book she has), I love the way she writes her characters. You see the word Heroine and Hero and you think perfection most times, you want them to be “perfect” but they aren’t. They’re flawed, just like the rest of us “real” people are and Shealy writes flawed very well. She makes her fictional characters human and it brings a level to them that connects you and makes you invested in their end. (or even continuation as the case may be). It was so much fun getting to meet Maggie, Max and Parker again, as well as seeing Sarah in her beginnings. It really was going back to the beginning for me, but I loved them just as much in this story as I did in the second one even though they were more developed at that point and time had passed. Parker. I have these moments where I want to slap him which reminds me a lot of my own characters haha and then I have moments where I want to love him and keep him close forever and ever. He definitely nailed my heart pretty quick in this though. The magic he creates with coins and luck…well that makes my heart melt seriously lol. I love Parker and wanting to smack him at points just means he was written right. Flaws and all <3Maggie. She was actually the character I was looking forward to getting to know again most going backwards the way I did. I got to see what brings her to the point she gets at in later books and I just have to say, the way she handled her bat shit crazy “mother”, I gotta give her credit, because I’m not sure I would have gone as long as I did without taking that woman out LOL. It was nice getting to see how Maggie met Parker and also Sarah, and her dynamic with Max even more. I saw what brought them all together and made them so close and it was worth every second. Max. I love your face. That’s all I got. I loved you in the 2nd book….and I loved you here. I want to keep you forever. That’s not to say he’s not flawed, I’m sure he is, but my goodness…what a genuinely amazing and sweet guy. Keeping him, yes I am. <3The only issue with this story was the pacing. All of Shealy’s books, they are paced very well. Everything just moves and you don’t get the lull kind of feeling where it drags at any point. It’s just BAM BAM BAM with the right amount of scenes and info etc thrown in. This book, I hate to say wasn’t like the others. It had moments where it dragged, and it was a little hard to ignore at times, which did make me walk away from it.If you can get past that though, and get caught up in the characters and their very unique coming of age, learning and love story, you’re gonna be just fine because this book has a lot of those things and like I said, it’s very character driven, so by the end of it, you’ll feel as though you “know” these people in your everyday life, that’s how well they’re written. Now I want to read book 2 again because I already miss them. And a little birdy (okay maybe not a birdy…maybe the author), told me Sarah’s story is coming…so I say….bring it on! <3

  • Tishan
    2019-03-02 08:19

    Love is friendship set on fireWhen I first started to read this book, I thought I'd know where it would lead just like every other story, but I was wrong. Although it was a little slow paced, soon I realized there was a purpose for it and the end was TOTALLY worth it. It's sweet & truly heart warming. The story details the 4 years of college for Maggie & Parker, including those close to them. It gives you a vivid picture of life on campus and all its experiences. Maggie and Parker's journey truly defines the expression "love is friendship set on fire". The story made me laugh, cry and even got me frustrated at times. I won't give away much of her story otherwise it would be pointless to read but I can say I truly enjoyed it and can't wait for more. As everyone should know...an author is talented when she can get her audience to connect with her characters. That is what Shealy James has done. I recommend this book to anyone and will definitely read more from this author.

  • Emily
    2019-03-03 08:34

    When Parker lost his mom he felt broken and his only way of dealing with it was to seek comfort from no stings attached sex with a willing girl. The pressure was building for Parker especially now that he was entering college on a soccer scholarship. Parker never expected Maggie though.Maggie is not a typical girl, she is sweet, athletic, and awkwardly shy. Parker knows he can't offer her a relationship which is what she deserves. Safely in the friend zone, Parker and Maggie have a slow road ahead of them until they can both admit their feelings for one another.This was a wonderful read. I felt for both characters, Parker is still reeling from losing his mom and Maggie is a bird in a gilded cage with her family. You are invested in both Parker and Maggie's journey. Great characters, perfect read to pick up for the fall.

  • Theresa Alberts
    2019-03-18 02:40

    Finding You Finding Me by Shealy James is a coming of age story showing how no matter what perceptions of yourself others may have, you can rise above and be strong and independent. That with determination to not cower to thoughts of others, you can achieve a confidence that you never knew you possessed inside you, and maybe even fall in love along the way."I was falling for Parker, and he didn't feel the same."Maggie was excited for her first year of college, to be away from the scrutinizing stare of her over-bearing mother and on her own for the first time, living by her rules way. Leaving the safety net of Savannah's elite society behind with her best friend Max she seems to be ready to embark on the adventure of a life-time, hopefully making a few friends along the way, something she has never had before, and maybe even falling in love. On move-in day her and Max meet their respective roommates, Parker and Sarah, and that is where the story of friendship, heartache, acceptance and growth begin.Maggie, Max, Parker and Sarah become a foursome, doing almost everything together that first year. They become super close, spending time together in and out of the classroom and on the soccer field, which both Maggie and Parker are both starters on their team. The epitome of best friends, they are always there for each other in times of weakness as support and also in times of strength when they celebrate their accomplishments.The story of Maggie, Parker, Max and Sarah takes place over the four years they spend in college. There are many things that happen throughout that time that both weaken and strengthen their friendships, but they always make it through, together. The reader is able to see the love between Parker and Maggie grow, even though neither one of them acts on it, until the unthinkable happens when they are seniors and Maggie is faced with the possibility of losing one of the two men that mean the most to her in her life, her father. Parker finally realized that the feelings he has been having for Maggie can no longer be ignored and he needs to tell her how he feels. And he finally does just that is one of the most sad and romantic ways possible.This is an absolute must read!! You would definitely be missing out if you don't one-click this book!

  • Roses Book Blog
    2019-03-06 06:34

    At first when I started reading this book I had to put it down and pick it back up twice because I had a little trouble getting into the story. Once I got past the initial meeting of Maggie and Parker, the story did pick up a little bit but even at that rate the story was a little slow paced. Maggie doesn’t see how beautiful she is thanks to a mother that finds faults in here in everyway possible, especially with her twin sisters being what Maggie’s mother defines as perfect and has an over protective father that doesn’t want any man near his little girl. Parker just wants to move away from his dad. To his dad, the things that he does will never be enough. Ever since his mother died, his father has been riding him about every little thing and all Parker wants to do is leave and never look back. Max is the best friend that has always been by Maggie’s side and they view each other as brother and sister, but even Max can’t make Maggie see how beautiful she is on both the inside and outside. Maggie has zero confidence at the beginning of the book and the way she views herself almost made me put this book down half a dozen times. I have a lot of issues with characters that think they are the worst looking human ever. Does she describe herself as that? No. But the way she portrays herself it definitely comes off like that and it upset me to no end. Parker doesn’t do relationships. He doesn’t need to complications. He enjoys women who know the score and are satisfied with only the one night they will spend with him. But for Parker, Maggie is different and for Maggie, Parker is the first man that she’s actually had any real interest in. She didn’t even date when she was in high school. Join Maggie and Parker as they navigate through their college years and find that friendship can eventually lead to more. I loved the supporting characters in this story, and I look forward to reading the next book about Parker and Maggie and more about the other characters in the future. I give this book 4 stars for being well written.***Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for a honest review***

  • Allie
    2019-03-04 04:24

    I read the reviews saying this was a slow book and I was worried I was afraid I was going to have to force myself to finish reading. But I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I thought it was written great and not slow moving at all. I thought it was realistic. I loved all the characters. Especially Maggie. She was tough but at the same time sweet and you wanted to protect her along with all the others. Parker was perfect in almost every way but I was wishing at points I could tell him to pull his head out of his...well you know where. I loved Max and Maggies relationship. That relationship made me happy because it is absolutely realistic. I was happy the way the book progressed and I really enjoyed it. I absolutely recommend it!

  • Lisa
    2019-03-20 07:19

    I loved parker and I'm so glad it was not a case of he got with her they broke up got together again and so on then he has a life changing moment and he decides he is going to change his life for her. Yeah he did change but he did it over the course of 3 years and never did it on purpose . I loved the concept and I loved that it was spread out over the 3 years . I loved her friendships.I thought something's were over described. I would have like if we had found out more about her story with her mom and why she treated her the way she did . As well as that I would have liked a little more Sarah and will in the beginning we got a lot of Sarah and wade but very little Sarah and will.

  • Mia Rivers
    2019-02-23 05:21

    This is a wonderful story of Maggie & Parker's experience during her 4 years of college, including those close to them. It gives you a vivid picture of life on campus and all its experiences. The author has done an excellent job at detailing every scene and every emotion, making the entire story come to life. I don't want to give away the story so I won't say too much but I will say this. It is an amazing story about life, friendship, love and inner courage. The story made me laugh, cry and even got me sitting on the edge of my seat at times, waiting for what happened next. I recommend this book to anyone and will definitely read more from this author.

  • Peggy
    2019-03-04 07:23

    ~~RECEIVED FOR HONEST REVIEW~~Shealy James know just how to put a story together. She gives you a feel of being in the characters mind and heart. Once you start this book you won't be able to put it down. It's well written with a great story line. Absolutely loved it and you will too! This is a must read!

  • Kathy Wideman
    2019-03-25 08:32

    I really enjoyed this book. Maggie grew up very protected by her Daddy and her best friend Max. She never really had a boyfriend or went on dates. Hell everyone was so afraid of her Dad that no one even asked her out. Her Mother constantly picks at her about everything. She has almost no confidence at the beginning at the book. Parker has his own issues. He doesn't date. He sleeps with girls and lets them know up front that nothing more is going to happen. He doesn't necessarily sleep with lots of girl, he just doesn't date them either. His Mother died when he was a teenager and it scarred him. He doesn't ever want to feel for someone again for fear or getting hurt again. When the book starts Maggie and Max are starting their first year of college. They have known each other their whole life and lived next to each other the whole time. They do everything together. So going to college together was a no brainer for them. Maggie's parents followed them to school to help them unload and get settled in. That is how they meet Parker. He is Max's room mate. Maggie thinks he looks like a god. Parker is attracted to her too. But, her Dad immediately lets her know that she is off limits and that he will chop his balls if he touches her. Parker tells himself that no girl is worth that much trouble even if she looks like Maggie does. Maggie's room mate is Sarah and the four of them begin to hang out. Maggie and Parker both play soccer. They also have the same major. They found out the Maggie, Max, and Parker have some of the same classes. This lets them hang out and study together often. The book takes place over all four years of high school. It was great reading how the four of them grew and learned about them selves. Parker and Maggie did that the most. They meet others over the years and added to group. Junior year Maggie's Dad bought her and Max a house to live in near the campus. Which Sarah and Parker also moved into. Through out the 4 year Maggie did a lot of two steps forward, three steps back. Parker mainly did the pushing away not Maggie. He would start to let her in and then get freaked out and would push her away somehow. I loved reading about Maggie and Parker's story.This book was great. It drew me in and I couldn't put it down. The group of friends was funny. The had a great friendship and were there for each through everything. They always had someone to help them with something bad happened. Maggie was there for Parker and his family when he tore his ACL and then when Maggie's dad was there. They all drove three hours to be there for her and help through everything. It was really great watching them grow and change through out the book. The things they learned about themselves and how the changed from the thing they learned was great to read. The characters were wonderfully written and engaging. I would love to read more books about these characters. I will be looking for other books by this author in the future. I was given this book in return for an honest review.

  • Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
    2019-03-02 05:47

    Finding Me, Finding You is a cute story. It sucked me in right away. The author’s writing is easy to read and connect with, and she created great characters. The reason I couldn’t rate it higher is because it was a bit slow. Nothing really happens for a while. Strangely though, it had a good timeline flow. The book spans from freshman year of college all the way to graduation. I DID really like that the characters grew together and that they stuck together through thick and thin.The story starts off with Maggie and Max. They are best friend. They grew up together and are inseparable. They go off to college together. Max’s roommate is Parker; Maggie’s roommate is Sarah. The four build a tight bond and are together throughout their college careers. They are all best friends. Sarah always has a boyfriend and Max has a girlfriend, so that leaves Maggie and Parker without. However, they are okay with it, as they really enjoy each other’s company (and secretly like each other.) Well, everyone seems to know but the two of them.This story is really about Parker and Maggie. Maggie is learning to come in to her own. She is finally out from under her mother’s thumb and finding out who she is, gaining confidence, and just enjoying life. Parker does not commit to girls. He lost his mother to cancer years previous and just kind of stopped living and feeling. That is until he meets Maggie and the rest of their group. They become each other’s confidants, rocks, and really lean on each other. But, Parker has issues and there is always a push and pull to their relationship.All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys New Adult. The characters are endearing and fun. It’s a good romance. I would say it is more of a story that plays on the emotions of the characters than any action really happening. It did start to pick up more in the middle of the book though and is definitely worth it in the end.

  • Sarah Larson
    2019-03-25 07:29

    3-3.5 Star ReviewThis is the first book I have ever read by Shealy James. The story was very slow paced and I found myself having to put it down and come back in order to finish it. The storyline was very good and the characters were well written but the story seemed to drag on forever. I wish we would have a look further into the future of Parker and Maggie.Parker is a very sexy and determined college student who can't wait to move out of his father's home. He enjoys playing guitar with his band but his dad is constantly reminding him that school and soccer come first. He first meets Maggie when he is moving into his college dorm. He is attracted to her right away but is quickly scared away by her father, He definitely wants to get to know her and will do whatever it takes to spend time with her.Maggie is very excited to be moving away from her controlling mother. She is going away to college with her best friend Max. She wants to be able to live her own life and make her own decisions in life. She first meets Parker when she is helping her best friend Max get settled in his dorm room. She has never really had a relationship because there are only certain people her mother thinks she should date and marry. Maggie and Parker become friends quickly and spend lots of time together. They both have issues to deal with in their lives and they eventually learn to lean on one another for support.This story takes us through a four year journey of my ups and downs. It is story of a close friendship building into something more. Parker and Maggie both grow tremendously throughout the story and learn to let go of some of their issues. I loved the supporting characters in this story. I would love to read more about them in the future.

  • Stories and Swag Book Blog
    2019-03-01 08:34

    3-3.5 Star ReviewThis is the first book I have ever read by Shealy James. The story was very slow paced and I found myself having to put it down and come back in order to finish it. The storyline was very good and the characters were well written but the story seemed to drag on forever. I wish we would have a look further into the future of Parker and Maggie.Parker is a very sexy and determined college student who can't wait to move out of his father's home. He enjoys playing guitar with his band but his dad is constantly reminding him that school and soccer come first. He first meets Maggie when he is moving into his college dorm. He is attracted to her right away but is quickly scared away by her father, He definitely wants to get to know her and will do whatever it takes to spend time with her.Maggie is very excited to be moving away from her controlling mother. She is going away to college with her best friend Max. She wants to be able to live her own life and make her own decisions in life. She first meets Parker when she is helping her best friend Max get settled in his dorm room. She has never really had a relationship because there are only certain people her mother thinks she should date and marry. Maggie and Parker become friends quickly and spend lots of time together. They both have issues to deal with in their lives and they eventually learn to lean on one another for support.This story takes us through a four year journey of my ups and downs. It is story of a close friendship building into something more. Parker and Maggie both grow tremendously throughout the story and learn to let go of some of their issues. I loved the supporting characters in this story. I would love to read more about them in the future.

  • Kristen Luciani
    2019-03-09 07:39

    There was so much about this book I loved. First of all...Parker!!!!! Hello!!! I fell for him instantly and rooted for him throughout the entire story. I loved the character development...Maggie and Parker underwent so many changes, they grew as people and learned so much about themselves and one another. There was a lot of depth to the characters and it only increased as the story progressed. I was happy to see Maggie come into her own - she underwent a dramatic transformation from the beginning to end and it empowered her to conquer her demons and face her fears head on.I also loved the dialogue...there were many exchanges that had me chuckling because they were so realistic, they were humorous. The guy-guy dialogue was right on point and I got a kick out of the other friendships that developed in the story. Who wouldn't want a group of awesome friends like that to spend their college years with?I can't wait to read book 2!!!!

  • Ryan Ringbloom
    2019-02-26 09:32

    This book is a journey over four years of college that pulls you right in! Every time I put the book down, I picked it right back up, wondering what was going to happen next. This story shows a friendship between Maggie and Parker that is filled with angst taking the reader through their minds as they move forward hopeful for something more. Growing up and figuring things out along the way.The side characters in this book are very real, dealing with real situations that most people will find easy to relate to.It's a great read with lots of moments that will make you excited,laugh and even cry. I can't wait to read more from this author!

  • Flynn
    2019-02-28 06:34

    The story was a little slow paced in the beginning for me, but once I got past it, I understood and was able to really enjoy it. What a sweet story.

  • ♥︎♥︎Sofia♥︎♥︎
    2019-03-14 06:48

    1 Star. Nuff said.