He Found Me by Whitney Barbetti: Review

He Found Me by Whitney Barbetti: ReviewHe Found Me by Whitney Barbetti
on May 28, 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Romantic Suspense

When I was seventeen, I disappeared. I walked out the door of my apartment with a backpack and never looked back. I left the life of Cora Mitchell behind, seeking freedom from my real-life nightmare.

But my freedom came with a cost. I lived a fictitious life for the next six years, never letting anyone close enough to see underneath the façade that was Andra Walker.

I was content with my simple little life.

Until I met Julian.

And the moment I started allowing myself to open up, allowing someone to see through the superficial, was the very same moment the Monster from my past would return to find me.

Alexis says…

He Found Me starts with one hell of a prologue. Seriously…I had to leave the break room at work so I could soak it all up. I think it might be one of the best ones I’ve ever read, chills and all.

The books starts with the harrowing escape from the hell she has been living in for years. She escapes to Colorado with the help of a family friend Six. Gone is Cora, stripped away from her old life that now is a missing girl cold case. She is now Andra, ranch-hand extraordinaire living in Colorado. She has adopted the “no dating” lifestyle and it fits her explicitly.

Well, that is until Julian, an author, coming to stay at the ranch for a month. One date turns into another and then another…until Andra realizes there is more to the relationship then just casual dating. Can she trust him with her secrets?

“This wasn’t the insta-love of teenage romances. It was totally honest insta-lust.”

Like I said above, I was completely sucked into the book immediately.   You know from the get-go that Cora/Andra is a fighter and the author makes the reader feel that.   I also loved the relationship between her and Julian. They had fantastic chemistry and their relationship was fun to watch unravel. Julian was totally sweet and just all around charming.

“This doesn’t have to be anything more than what we want, Andra. We don’t need to define this. You are warm, honest, beautiful, and full of wit. I appreciate how vibrant you are, and how you challenge me. I want to spend time with you simply because I enjoy being around you.” I heard his sigh. “I don’t want to suffocate you. No labels, no drama. Just fun. Maybe a kiss or two.”
“Or three. Or four”.

This book has a mysterious element to it, which also kept me completely engaged. Oh…then there was this total “WTF OyMG” moment that I was like, “WHAT?! “ Don’t worry, I totally loved it. I have to warn, there is a cliffhanger…before you ask, I’ll just say that it’s not a real bad one. I cannot wait until September to read the rest of this series.

I just want to take the parts that burden you. I want to free you.”

I think this was a fabulous debut by Whitney; I will definitely read more from her. I recommend this book to anyone who loves their romance with a side of mystery weaved in.





About Whitney Barbetti

I am a wife to one and a mom to two humans and one cat. I have a deep and abiding love for nachos – especially the kind with the liquid cheese, like from Taco Bell (sorry). I run on less than four hours of sleep thanks to copious amounts of Diet Coke. (Note: this paragraph is not sponsored by anyone except my hungry stomach.)

As a Navy brat, I grew up all over the country, from California, up the east coast from Florida to New England and Colorado. I currently live in Idaho, where we have lots of potatoes and windmills.

I write character-driven New Adult novels, heavy on the emotional connection. I LOVE love. I love writing about broken characters who find their soul mates.