Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Found at the Library by Christi Snow [Review]

 Found at the Library by Christi Snow
Found at the Library (Found #1) by Christi Snow
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: October 10, 2015

1. Found at the Library - Paperback | Kindle
2. Found at the Bookstore

Christi Snow
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he’d conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront...again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those “untouchable” items.

Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated author. But his point of view has become a little bit too narrow...until Tommy opens his eyes. That chance meeting has changed everything about his world. He has no idea how to find the beautiful man he met, and offended, at the library book sale. But when he does, Tommy’s life is in crisis-mode. It’s the holidays and Mac can’t just standby when Tommy needs help, whether Tommy wants it or not.

Two artistic men. One shared passion for books.

Life is hard, and sometimes when conflict arises you have to write your own plot twist to pull yourself out of the fray.
Thoughts on Found at the Library: I really liked this one. It was Tommy who sucked me in. Tommy who stole my heart. Tommy who learned to turn his love of books into something monumentally awesome. Which isn't to say Mac was anything to sneeze at. Mac was pretty cool. But the things Tommy was dealing with got to me. From the way he blamed himself for his brother's issues to how he had a hard time asking for help.

Mac barging into his life (and seducing his cat, LOL!) was the absolute best thing possible for him. That he was hurt by Mac's actions (There's a thing that happens. A THING. You'll have to read the book to see what I'm talking about) and made Mac rethink things he's always taken for granted made me nod.

The parallels between Mac and Tommy's relationship and the characters in the book Mac was writing on the sly made my inner writer giddy. I love when authors are able to weave together two different threads and give them weight. Mac's obsession with this book and his desire to give it the ending both it and he needed worked for me. I don't know if I could hit the deadlines Mac did and still have feeling in my fingers, but I appreciated how driven he was to get it right.

Authors. They're basshit crazy sometimes and you just have to nod and smile.

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