Monday, June 2, 2014

Blog Tour: True North: Finding Us by Allie Juliette Mouseau

Title: True North: Finding Us
Series: True North #2
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Release Date: May 14, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Summary from Goodreads: Nathaniel Morrisey thinks he has a handle on his affections for the one woman he’s ever cared about, Julia North, who happens to be his boss’s daughter and best friend’s little sister. But Jules is about to blow that calm self-control he's had a tight grip on all to hell.

The North brothers are wild, adrenaline-junky thrill-seekers who thrive on challenge, speed and danger. Their little sister, Jules, is a sweet, quiet, bookworm who’s been overprotected all her life by her hulking big brothers … but she is a North after all, so she has her own wild streak—a secret that none of them expected, especially not Nate!

Nate's desire to protect Jules—especially from himself and the overwhelming emotions he feels for her—have waged a war inside of him. He is plagued by painful secrets and shame because of a childhood full of abuse he knows he can never escape. How can he possibly love a woman like Julia North the way she deserves to be loved?

Julia North knows Nathaniel Morrisey is the only one for her, but with a past like a dark shadow, Nate's as turbulent as the wild horses he rides. 

Will Jules be strong enough to hold on unconditionally, or will she decide it’s finally time to let go?

* This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature language and subject matter.* 

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My Review:

Initial Thoughts: This was a really cute, yet also hard story that was hilarious at times and sad at times but a good story nonetheless.

The Characters: Julia (Jules) is a really sweet, shy, and funny character who could also be outgoing if her friends convinced her too. I loved how she was understanding of people and she was really easy to connect to. She is a very levelheaded nineteen year old and that made her a really strong character that really added to the story. She also has this secret which I thought was also a great part of the story! 

Nate is a great guy with some not so great moments. For instance, he's always like Jules but it took him awhile to own up to it, now there were reasons behind everything, but still!! Of course there are other parts to the story and overall, I thought Nate was an amazing person.

Livie and Piper. The first book is about Livie and while she isn't in this book too much, I still loved her because she has such a great personality and it's hard not too love her. Piper was so funny and I loved her very outgoing persona as well. Livie and Piper together = Jules not being shy = hilarious scenes!

The Story: Now that I think about it, it's kind of complex. It starts off as a story about two people who've always loved each other, yet never knew the other did, even though everyone around them could clearly see it. But it develops further than that because Jules and Nate do get together so after that, it's a lot about them just knowing each other further and learning to work together and get through difficult situations and it all made for a great story. I loved how well Nate and Jules were able to work together and handle themselves and really become better people through each other!

End Thoughts: Great story and characters. This book has really entertaining and funny but was also able to knock you down a few pegs when tough situations were brought up. You can read this book without having read the first one but the characters are all really great so I don't see why you should miss out on the first one either!! 4 stars.

Haven't read True North: Finding Home yet?  Get it now!

About the Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures.
She writes from passionate and angsty; fun and light to intense and epic. She incorporates a lot of romance, tension, and hot and sexy spice. Always a HEA and stand alone - even in a series.

Her alter-ego:
Alana Jewel Mousseau creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. She writes brave but "human" main characters, imaginative plots and complex worlds; from High Octane action to exploring the deepest emotions - you won't want to put down your book!

She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write is outdoors, but when the weather gets too chilly she'll be inside at her desk looking at the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and 85 pound golden retriever, who likes to sleep on her feet while she writes.

With a free spirit, Allie loves to travel and has spent three years sparking her imagination while travelling the U.S. and Canada in an RV with her family. She looks forward in continuing her journey to see the world, while finishing her degree in Literature.

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  1. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you so much for the beautiful review!
    <3 Allie

    1. Well thank you for taking the time to read it. Not to mention you wrote this beautiful book so thank you for that!