WOW! I'm speechless. I read Searching for Moore because it was only $0.99 and I was promoting it on this blog (I like to read the books I promote). I never imagined it would leave me for a yearning for more, WAY more! This book was like watching a drama! It had bitches, cheating, true love, hot guys, cool girls, awesome secondary characters, rich people, etc. It really had everything that is needed in a good soap opera.
"I love you. I really do. And I've never said that to anyone. I don't want to freak you out, Mia, and I'm sorry if I am, but I could see us together forever. Can't you?"
I was a little speculative about the blurb. Schooner and Mia reconnected through Facebook after 24 years of not speaking to each other. When I saw this I was like darn it it's going to be a cyber romance novel. Glad to say it was not! Don't get me wrong I love Facebook, I'm on it all the time, but cyber romances are just too modern for my liking, I like the traditional, tangible romances. Nevertheless, I was glad to discover Facebook had actually little to do with the plot line.
"Really, really crazy about you, Mia. I want to be with you all the time. I never want to leave you at the end of the day."
Schooner Moore. First of all, who in their right mind names their kid Schooner? I can't imagine calling anyone Schooner. I love unique names but Schooner? Really? But whatever, that is besides the point and it really didn't affect me because Schooner is HOT! His all American looks probably would have me drooling over him. He is such a real man. Not like REAL REAL, but like REAL! That doesn't explain much but what I'm trying to say is that his personality traits are things you would find, or hope to find, in any man. He didn't discover himself until he found the right person and it only took a few minutes with that person, not even minutes, the second he looked at her, he knew that he could be himself with her. I loved this about the book. Everything he went through was very relatable and believable.
Your first and last, Baby Girl, Schooner vowed to himself. Your first and your last.
Mia is a breath of fresh air. She is spunky and young, naive, but so, so strong. Her resilience and positive attitude are only two of the many things I liked about her. She is one of those characters that I wish to strive to be like.
"You are mine. No one is ever going to take you from me again. No one is ever going to touch you again. No one. Ever."
First Love. The most romantic type of love is first love, I happen to hear it is the strongest and the purest. This book, with no doubt, demonstrated the reality of true love lasting a lifetime. Although, Mia and Schooner are separated for 24 years their love never dies, which is the reality of first love; it never dies.
The dialogue in this book was so fun to read. I loved all the jokes. Seriously, Julia A. Richman, you're a funny woman.
"Christian Louboutin made you cry. So I bought you Jimmy Choo's"
There wasn't much that I didn't like about the book. The only thing that bothered me, which is based on personal preference, is the "Now" and "Then" organization of the book. I don't like when that happens. I would prefer a small prologue where the author set the story up, not two or three chapters of the present and like 20 chapters of the past, and then more chapter of the past. This annoyed me more than everything!
Schooner and Mia did not just look like they belonged together. Schooner and Mia belonged together.
Did I like this story? HELL YES! The characters were 43 and 40 most of the novel and it really didn't bother me because their personalities stayed the same throughout the novel, even in the now/then parts. So, yes, I LOVED this book. Do I recommend it? YES, but WARNING, it ends in a cliffhanger! So be prepared to buy the second book once you read Searching for Moore.