February 18, 2015

Finding Haven by T.A. Foster

Power. Money. Control. Love.
He has all but one.

When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.

Is the cost of love, losing all control?

Finding Haven is available for purchase:

So Evan Carson ups and leaves Texas when he's fed up with his movie-star life. He ends up driving into Perry Island where he decides he's going to spend some time while he figures out what to do with the mess that has become his life. This seems like an ideal plan and things seem to fall right into place when he meets Haven. Likeeee...everything just falls into place. It's a little too perfect and easy, I think. Seems to happen a lot (the lack of reality/conflict) but whatever. All of the conflict seems to happen all at once when Evan's ex tracks him down and shows up on Perry Island ready to cause a stir. And a stir she does create with everyone, including Haven--will Evan lose her when she finds out who he really is? 

I felt like Haven had this huge conflict (with regards to her relationship with her father) that she had to deal with but it just never happened. It kind of glazed over near the end of the book and wasn't a big issue anymore. It wasn't really ever rectified, though, which kinda bugged me. I can forgive her for forgiving Evan easily (though, she really let him off the hook). Evan, though, started off as a somewhat decent guy but then seemed to get very arrogant and blase (about his wealth and fame) when Haven finally discovered who he was. 

It was a good book, I liked the general storyline but there were elements that didn't sit quite well with me. It flowed easily and makes for an simple summer read as it is written in the familiar style I've become used to reading in Foster's books. 

...don't miss out on T.A. Foster's follow up novel, Red Lines

Love on remote Perry Island was one thing, but with the flash of a camera everything has changed.

Movie star Evan Carlson has just landed the role of a lifetime, playing the infamous Dexter Red. Fans can't get enough of the sexiest, most-talked-about guy to ever hit paperback pages.

Haven is in Austin working on her songwriting career, and Evan's faith and commitment are put to the test. No matter which way he turns, Hollywood keeps getting in the way.

Does realizing their career dreams mean losing their relationship? Can they survive the headlines and media frenzy surrounding Evan's new role?

When it comes to love, some lines are meant to be blurred.

Red Lines available for purchase:

About the Author

T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos. 

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.

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