"Life's greatest treasures will never be held, purchased, or bartered for. They will only be felt."
Parker Bale has is a gentlemen is all respects. After graduating college and beginning the exhausting search for a job, he’s offered employment, unlimited expenses, and a new BMW by an extremely wealthy eccentric stranger. His new job?
Finding a woman to love. Not a particular woman, but he must look in a particular place. And he must sign a contract. Eagerly, he signs the contract without reading it.
Victoria Fisker’s father died immediately after her birth. Her bed-ridden mother’s addiction to pain pills requires her to be at home every moment she isn’t working as a prep cook. She has never been in love, nor does she feel loved at home. She doesn’t particularly trust people, has no faith in the male species in general, and lives a quiet life keeping to herself.
When Parker meets Victoria, he’s immediately intrigued by her lack of interest in people and her comfort in being alone. Victoria, on the other hand, only recognizes Parker as being a male and believes therefore he can’t be trusted.
Finding Parker’s characters embark on a journey. A journey in which they soon realize they’re finding love where they least expect it. Love for friends, love for family which may not be blood related, and for that one person…
The one who gives you reason to believe for the first time love just may actually exist.
"We fear what we don't understand, and we find serenity in what we're incapable of understanding..."
"Having the ability to feel is the greatest gift God has ever given..."
"Ask yourself through the course of each day, if this were my last day on earth, would I do anything different?"
"Live every day as if you're going to die at midnight..."
"The greatest rewards in life are provided to those who take the greatest risks..."
"One moment of unwelcomed silence is more disheartening than a lifetime of incessant screaming… And the silence deafens me..."
Finding Parker is
the latest book by Scott Hildreth I read and loved his book Undefeated here’s a
to my review. I was given a copy of this new book in exchange for an honest
review so here goes...
I’m going to be
honest and say straight from the off that this book wasn’t really my cup of
tea, I almost gave up on it but I’m actually glad that I finished it.
Parker is an
interesting character, he is a twenty something guy who is the epitome of a ‘gentleman’.
I’m going to be brutal I didn’t like him as a love interest, I’m not saying
that he is an unlikable character because he’s not it’s just that he’s not my
idea of a leading man. I found him pretentious and effeminate and to be honest
a bit of a wuss.
I know that my
review will go against the grain because the majority of reviews are 5 stars it
moved me ones. But reading is a very personal experience and this is mine.
I liked Victoria
she is strong and filthy mouthed and generally likeable and sweet.
For me the ancillary
characters were by far the most interesting and engaging, Kenton and Downes had
me intrigued and I found myself thinking about them more than I was interested
in Parkers POV.
This book is full
of inspirational quotes and platitudes and there were some sentiments that were
profound and interesting.
To be honest I don’t
feel that this was a traditional ‘love story’ because for me I didn’t feel a
passionate connection between Parker and Victoria. They had a beautiful friendship
and they brought out the best in each other. Perhaps as a basis for longevity
and happiness friendship is a better place to start than an intense desire and
sexual want for one another.
through this book I started to panic, when you have been given a book to review
I always feel incredibly rude when I say I’m sorry but it wasn’t for me. Finding
Parker was for me going to be one of those cringe worthy emails to the PR Company
going I’m sorry but I don’t think that I should post this review L
Then from about
80% this book got me!
I kicked and
screamed and tried hard not to be dragged under but then it happened I started
to understand this story.
This is deliberately
not a traditional love story; to me this is more like a social commentary on
how love used to be. These days love is about sex and passion and desire, and
takes the idea of love back to basics.
It throws in your
face that love is forever and sex changes everything, the ideas in this book
are old fashioned and simple. It dissects the idea of a gentleman and old
fashioned respect for family and traditional values.
I kind of loved
I don’t want to spoil
anything but I cried like an idiot for about the last 3 chapters!!!!
I think this
could be a book that needs a reread as I think I would probably love it the
second time round. But in the first instant this book gets 3.5 stars from me.
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Im not sure anyone will ever read my reviews but I'm going to do them anyway.... sometimes I read so much and so quickly that I can completely forget what ive read or the reasons I loved them so this way I can gain a little perspective.
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