Monday, September 22, 2014


Sometimes life is not fair. For Julia Patterson, meeting Luke Buchanan opened the door to a new life and made her alive as a woman. In his arms, she learned for the first time how real passion and emotion could enrich her existence. He claimed her body with the pleasure of erotic sex and her heart with unrestricted love.

But Fate was laughing at Julia, just as she was about to step over the threshold into a wonderful new life. When her almost-ex-husband, Charles, was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, her divorce was put on hold along with the rest of her life. Turning her back on Luke and the intense passion and emotion they shared was the most difficult thing she’d ever done. But Julia had a secret, one that Charles had discovered and used like a club.

Thirteen years later, when Luke walks back into her life, the passion and emotion are just as explosive as ever. Will they finally have their chance at happiness, or will Julia’s secret destroy that chance?


First and foremost this story brought to mind the legendary mythical phoenix.  If ever two characters can be said to have raised from the ashes in triumph those two characters would have to be heroine, Julia Patterson and hero, Lucas Buchanan.  I so admire both of them.  They are so courageous, determined and dedicated to the ones they love.  Julia amazes by constantly doing the things she has to do in order to protect her children at great personal emotional cost.  Lucas amazes by his perserverence in loving Julia through all the bad times.
This was a very emotional read for me.  Desiree Holt always gives the reader the best evil villains.  She has truly outdone herself in this story with Julia’s cold, controlling husband, Charles and his vindictive friend, Rod McGuire.  I just hated them both and loved the strength of Julia’s character to fight against them even though she falters along the way. 
Anyone looking for a book with admirable characters, deliciously evil villains, an emotional storyline and an uplifting HEA will want to snatch up Finding Julia and start reading right away. 


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