Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review of True North: Finding Home ~ Livie & Jake
Title:  True North: Finding Home ~ Livie and Jake
Author:  Allie Juliette Mousseau
Publication Date:  March 17, 2014
Genre:  New Adult Romance
"When you're lost... True North"
The North brothers were hell on wheels-adrenaline-junky bad boys. You’d think they had a death wish – every one of them – but they didn’t really, they just got off on the thrill of pushing every limit, that gravity or any other force told them they couldn’t conquer. What they weren't prepared for were the women that would steal their hearts.

True North:  Book 1, Finding Home ~ Livie and Jake
Livie Morrisey is dreading seeing Jake after his heroic homecoming from Afghanistan. She's been in love with Jake North since she was a little girl, but he was three-and-a-half years older than her and her big brother’s best friend. She was always nothing but the off-limits little sister – until the night before Jake left for the Army, when he'd given her her first kiss. They'd kept in touch for a year, but once Jake was deployed to Afghanistan, he'd cut off contact suddenly and she'd never heard from him again.
For the past three years Livie has kept herself distracted with homework and her university studies, but now Jake's going to be up close and personal. And Livie can’t decide if tonight's finally the night to prove to Jake she’s all grown up or the night she should let him go forever.

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This book touched a special place in my heart.  My nephew, also named Jake, is also in the Army, and is currently over in Afghanistan.  From what I know, he's on base, not out fighting like Jake was, but I have yet to meet a person in any branch of the US Military, my father was in the Marines, who came home without PTSD.  It's so frustrating how we Americans, both Civilian and Military alike, treat our soldiers when they return.  My Dad waited years before he got his Vet Benefits and help treating his PTSD.  Like Jake, he couldn't sleep without having nightmares, and as a Vietnam Vet, never slept more than two hours straight.  Something they were apparently trained to do at the time.  He was in the Marines for 28 months, but suffered for what...40 years?  He only had his benefits for the last 5-10 years of that.
Back to the book, I loved it.  Both Jake and Livie suffered so much during this book, but their love was so strong.  I can only hope that if my nephew does come back like Livie's Jake, that he finds a woman who can help him the way Livie helped Jake.  The healing trip they took was amazing, but to go into too much detail would spoil the book.  This is the second book I've read of Allie's, I think I loved this one more, but I've loved every book of hers that I've read, and I can't wait to read more.  Especially the next book in this series.  Not who I thought it would be about, but it still sounds like another book for me to love.  Hopefully I'll get to read that one too, and tell you all about it in a future post!
Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures.
She writes from passionate and angsty; fun and light to intense and epic. She incorporates a lot of romance, tension, and hot and sexy spice. Always a HEA and stand alone - even in a series.
Her alter-ego, Alana Jewel Mousseau creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. She writes brave but "human" main characters, imaginative plots and complex worlds; from High Octane action to exploring the deepest emotions - you won't want to put down your book!
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write is outdoors, but when the weather gets too chilly she'll be inside at her desk looking at the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and 85 pound golden retriever, who likes to sleep on her feet while she writes.
With a free spirit, Allie loves to travel and has spent three years sparking her imagination while traveling the U.S. and Canada in an RV with her family. She looks forward in continuing her journey to see the world, while finishing her degree in Literature

Books by Allie
“True North” Finding Home ~ Livie and Jake; NA Contemporary
“Enemy Lines”; Sci-fi Adult 
“Without Borders”; Contemporary Short

Books by Alana
“The Scars Saga” A Young Adult Sci-fi trilogy; paranormal romance series
“Scars of the Bifrost” Bk 1 | “Unlocking Brisingamen" Bk 2 | “Ragnarok.” Bk 3

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  1. Jamie,
    Thanks so much for the amazing review! I'm sorry to hear about your dad. We have that in common - my dad was also a Marine who fought in 'Nam and he also has PTSD. Oh, and from you said about book 2 and looking forward to it, I've decided (after some popu;ar demand to have Jules and Nate's story for book 2 instead :)
    Allie <3

    1. YES!!!! Awesomeness! I was gonna say, how long does it take him to get up the nerve?! LOL!

      Wonder if your dad knew my dad? :-) I'm sorry he has to deal with that. :-/ Our country wasn't very kind to them when they came back.

      Thank you for letting me review it! <3!

  2. Good to see true north appearing here