Series Connection: Southern Boys
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Purchase Link: Amazon
This is the second in the CA Harms Southern Boys series. Finding Gavin tells the story of Maria and Gavin. A lot of the before story of Maria and Gavin was told in the first book in the series Forgiving Reed. Gavin comes to work for Kori's parents. On the night that Kori's son Rhett become very ill, Gavin comes to drive Kori, Rhett and Maria to the hospital. He stays with the girls until word comes back on the baby's health.
Maria falls hard for Gavin, but Gavin is just getting over his wife betrayal and isn't interested in becoming involved in another relationship. Over the course of the next year, the two see each other, however Gavin is also dating someone else. This leaves Maria heartbroken, but what can she do, she's in love.
Maria has a hard past. As a child her father leaves her and her mother. Her older brothers follow their father leaving Maria feeling like she is unlovable to males in general. Her mother is wonderful, as well as the love of her best friend Kori. She grows into a strong woman, but she feels she has lost everything when she can't get Gavin to commit to her.
Gavin is fighting with his ex-wife for a divorce. He hasn't told Maria the whole story of what has been going on in his life. Now that he has found the truth and his divorce in finally going through, he is ready to commit to Maria.
Now he has to work to get her back. Can the two finally find their HEA?
I am starting to understand why this series was recommended to me from one of my Facebook friends. This second book was put together better than the first. I think Gavin had every right to be going through a hard time with his wife's betrayal and needed time to heal. Maria was a little out of character in some spots, but she did go through some of her own hard times, so it was acceptable. Looking forward to reading Colt's story next.