TITLE: Finding Connor
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 32 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2017
PRICE: $1.99 e-book
As foster kids, Adam and Connor had been best friends, but after their foster mom caught them kissing, Connor was kicked out. Adam had no idea what had happened to him until years later when that secret comes to light. With the knowledge that Connor had missed him too, Adam is determined to find him again, and to see if there is any hope for a future where they’re together.
I really liked the concept of this story and could actually see something like this happening to two teenage boys in the same foster home. The start of it was excellent. My problem was that as Adam was going through the box that Jenna left him, it felt like he was not really going through the details. As he told Brandon about it, I still felt things were missing. There was so much potential to give the book more depth that would have made it easier to connect with the characters. Going straight from telling Brandon to knocking on doors was a missed opportunity.
Another thing that got me was how quick Adam and Conner went from a short conversation to sex. Again, there was so much the author could have done with that. How was life for Conner when he got kicked out? What did he go through to get where he is now?
I would deeply love for the author to revisit this story and flesh it out more. Caitlin Ricci has a knack for coming up with great story concepts that get you in the perfect mindset before you even get to the first chapter. When I read the blurb first, my thoughts were of wanting to know what happened to Conner. I wanted to find out how the events that happened to Adam and Connor as teenagers affected them. I wanted to how they would deal with it. That was almost more important than them getting together. Caitlin Ricci has the potential to go from good to great.
I look forward to reading more as she continues to grow.
***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***