Review: Finding Dawn (Book 2) – J.L. Leslie

Finding Dawn 1


I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of this book.

This is the second book in this series and picks up from a certain part of Let The Waves Come In and continues with Drew and Vella story. But as this is the second book in the series, and i don’t wish to give any spoilers away for Book 1, I am going to include the Goodreads Description of Finding Dawn:

“Moving to California is the best decision I’ve ever made. I no longer work for my ex-fiancé’s father. I’m hundreds of miles away from my ex-fiancé. And I met a woman who completely intrigues me. Dawn. No last name.

Yeah…moving to California was a great idea.

Only I can’t seem to get Dawn out of my head. The way we met. The way she acts. The night we had together. Now she’s just gone.

She bailed on me. But I don’t give up so easily. I’ll find her.

I just wasn’t expecting what I’d find…or who…

**Due to mature language and strong sexual content this book is intended for mature audiences only.**”

This book could be read as a stand alone, as there is necessary information from the previous book mentioned and included in this book as a little background information, especially if you have forgotten what has happened between the release of the two books. However, I would defiantly recommend reading Let The Waves Come In first, as you get a better idea and a much wider character development of all of the characters, including the two main characters in this book and the subtler ones mentioned as well. The great thing about these books is that they’re only short, so doing this won’t take you that long to do this, as they are fast paced and a quick read and never a disappointment.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I loved reading it as a sequel. How it picked up from the previous book, and how it all blended and put was together and how it all worked out. We already knew certain aspects of each of the characters that were mentioned in this book, if you read Let The Waves Come In, but with this book, it goes into a great deal more detail with Drew and Vella’s characters. I loved how it included sectioned of each of their past, as they just mixed and blended so perfectly with each their storyline of the present time.

This book is told from two different peoples, or rather two characters, perspectives; from Drew’s character and from Vella’s character. This book took me by complete surprise, which is something that should not be happening anymore with J.L. Leslie’s writing and books. From the cover of this book, I expected this book to be something completely different in a way from what it was. But then again, this cover fits this book perfectly in another than I was expecting. The characters are so believable, and there is so much history and depth just hidden within them both and how this is expressed, it’s just done so well.

You get some drama and action, from both of these characters lives, which is again to do with their past and how it now links up with their futures and where they are now and especially where they are now with each other. Just when you think that everything is done and sorted, something else pops up and bang, another surprise that you weren’t expecting. This is just one of the reasons I think that this might be my favourite book out of the two, that if I had to choose. But overall, I love them both, even though I do have to admit that Drew has got to be my favourite character from these two books.

I definitely recommend this book, but highly recommend that you read it as a series and not as a stand alone. It’s only two books, live dangerously and read them both 😛 and see what you think. Check out my review on Let The Wave Come In as I give them both a massive 5 out of 5 stars for them both! Comment below 😀


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