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When I was seventeen, I disappeared. I walked out the door of my apartment with a backpack and never looked back. I left the life of Cora Mitchell behind, seeking freedom from my real-life nightmare.But my freedom came with a cost. I lived a fictitious life for the next six years, never letting anyone close enough to see underneath the façade that was Andra Walker.I was coWhen I was seventeen, I disappeared. I walked out the door of my apartment with a backpack and never looked back. I left the life of Cora Mitchell behind, seeking freedom from my real-life nightmare.But my freedom came with a cost. I lived a fictitious life for the next six years, never letting anyone close enough to see underneath the façade that was Andra Walker.I was content with my simple little life.Until I met Julian.And the moment I started allowing myself to open up, allowing someone to see through the superficial, was the very same moment the Monster from my past would return to find me....

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he found me Reviews

  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    2019-02-25 12:20

    3 stars!About a few days ago I saw this book go free and thought it must’ve been a sign from the universe telling me to read it as I was intrigued by the blurb and was just waiting for a price drop. I wasn’t really wowed over by the story or characters but one thing’s clear: I would not be opposed to reading more books from this author. She has a very easy to get into writing style and this book was a great ‘taste test’ for me. My main problems were with the plot content and not author technicalities like writing style so I’m very interested in reading other books from her. With this story, I liked the premise – how one damaged girl escapes from her past, creates a whole new future, but her past catches up to her again – but a lot of events that happened made me scratch my head in confusion…like the logistics were really all over the place with this one. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Starting from the beginning...Before the heroine was Andra Walker, a confident carefree woman who valued being able to have choices and her freedom, seven years ago she was Cora Mitchell, a helpless, abused teenager with nowhere to hide and every reason to run. And she did. With the help of an old family friend, Six, Cora became Andra and ditched her old life. Now living and working as a ranch hand and surrounded by friends she’s come to love, Andra is content with her new life.But things start to shake up as the hero – who’s a well-known author – Julian Jameson arrives and plans on staying in one of the cabins near Andra’s place to draw inspiration for his writing from the lush scenery and solitude. When they meet, it’s pretty much insta-lust and they go through mushy dates and all with loads of buildup, and just when Andra’s starting to fall for this guy and he with her, the suspense aspect kicks in and all of sudden, Andra’s life gets turned upside down again as her past comes back.I think this is one of the very rare times where my feelings for the plot, the characters, and overall execution of the story are all unanimously the same: this book was OK. I didn’t hate it, but didn’t love it. I didn’t particularly like the characters together; there just wasn’t enough time in the book dedicated to their relationship development and it was surprising to me that how a girl like Andra could go on bluntly rejecting other guys in her life for 7 years but has no problem falling head over heels for the hero in less than 2 weeks. Another thing that was sort of a logical fallacy in my mind was why, after seven years now, she still needed to run and hide. She ran from her guardian in the past but now that she’s older than 18 she has no legal reason to return to her old home even if she were discovered…and there was also a twist in the book where Six and Andra revisited her old house and the motive behind that I 100% cannot fathom at all (view spoiler)[Like WTF was Six thinking having Andra go back to the house of the guy who abused her for years?? If he was so hell bent on protecting her, he should’ve done the computer transfers himself. Then again, I still don’t understand why Andra needed to be hiding in the first place after this time so all of this just didn’t make sense to me. (hide spoiler)]. In fact, the suspense part just totally fell flat for me and I didn’t see the point of Six repeatedly taking Andra off the ranch because nothing happened.I did enjoy the writing and because there’s this underlying feeling that something bad will happen somewhere in the story, I couldn’t stop flipping the pages. If I hadn’t been traveling, this is a book I would’ve finished in one sitting. I have to say though…this author managed to surprise me with the blurb and book title because the ‘he’ was not who I was expecting at all. He Found Me is the first book in a 2 book series and not a standalone. The ending is somewhat of a cliffhanger but leaves you feeling full of hope and not desolation, so I was okay with it.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    2019-03-05 13:30

    This book is temporarily free on Amazon. It's a fantastic freebie. I really recommend snatching it up!**ARC generously provided by author for an honest review**Title:He Found Me Series:He Found Me #1 Author: Whitney BarbettiRelease Date: May 28, 2014Rating:4.5 starsCliffhanger:yes HEA:(view spoiler)[Not yet (hide spoiler)]"My life was a series of real-life nightmares. But tonight, I'd leave everything. Leave Cora Mitchell behind in search of freedom."I love a book with some suspense and angst thrown in. If done right, It adds that extra bit that makes putting a book down that much harder. For me, it must be balanced out with a decent amount of romance-it can't be overpowered by drama. This balancing act is a tricky thing. If you veer too much in one direction, it may leave some readers disappointed. That's why books that seem to be pieced together with multiple things: suspense, sweet romance, angst, a little mystery, and passion-they don't always achieve that book that has a little something for everybody. I was so impressed with this author's ability to equally delve into each category just the right amount while making the characters seem real and genuine. I was honestly blown away by her writing style-it was vividly striking. Beautifully descriptive in just the style that pulls me into the story and allows me to escape into another world.This is the story of Cora Mitchell (Andra) and her escape from a life that was a pain filled nightmare caused by tragic events. Her life was made up of two parts: the before and the after. Before, she was a happy, well adjusted girl who had love and support from her mother. After, she was lost, abused, lonely, numb, and living a life that seemed to have no escape. One night changes everything though. With the help of an old friend of her mother's, a man she looks at as an older brother, she leaves the hell her life has become and disappears. She becomes Andra. A complete loner, unable to form attachments or build relationships. It's her protection against her past catching up with her, but also her protection of herself. After all she's been through, she's unable to risk getting hurt anymore. She's holding herself together, but she's still having nightmares several years later and unable to let go of the fear that one day, the monster will find her. If that happens, her life would be over. Would it really be fair to drag someone into her life?There was a darkness in my soul, abused innocence. My darkness was mine alone to carry; I didn't want to burden anyone else with it.From page one, I felt the anxiety, unease, and foreboding that comes with walking in Andra's shoes. She goes through a series of events that most people would be defeated from. But she's a survivor and I loved her strength and her lack of wallowing in her circumstances. She's a great match for our hero, Julian. He was sweetly romantic, handsome and persistent, and the type of person that is only challenged by the word no. There was no doubt I was drawn to him, drawn to the subdued power in his eyes, in his words.He has an air of mystery about him as well. Something wasn't adding up about him and at some points I just knew there was more there than what was on the surface. She tries pushing him away like all the others that have tried to get close to her, he's not having it. Not in a pushy, alpha way. More in a gentle and tender way. And considering that's not something she's had since she lost her mom, she soaked it up like a sponge and couldn't avoid him for very long.He seems to understand her effortlessly and naturally and they have a powerful attraction that only grows by the day. The feelings that grow between them is built haltingly but sweetly. I loved their dates and the extra effort he put into making her feel special. I fell for them: their wit and introspection, their fragile and tender bond, and the passion that was entirely evident in all their interactions. My mouth was insatiable, desperate. I had never needed physical touch so intensely, so frequently. I didn't know what these impulses were from, or why I acted upon them, but in this moment there was no room in my head for anything but Julian.I knew something bad was going to happen and the whole time I was waiting nervously for that moment. The suspense snowballed-I don't think there was anything that was getting me to put down my Kindle at that point. Yes, the book does end in a cliffy-but we're left in the last moment with some relief that things will be right in her world again. It was definitely manageable. I was completely pulled into this story and these character's lives. This book is so worth the time invested in it-I can't imagine anyone coming away disappointed. I can't wait for the conclusion!FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON: ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jennifer Kyle
    2019-03-22 13:26

    ”What’s the harm in a summer romance?”Our main character, Cora Mitchell starts this story with an exciting escape from her abusive and dangerous uncle. Her deceased mother’s old friend assists her in making Cora Mitchell vanish that evening. "My life was a series of real-life nightmares. But tonight, I'd leave everything. Leave Cora Mitchell behind in search of freedom."Cora is gone, she's just a missing person and a cold case. Cora has been living and working on a ranch under the name of Andra Walker with a great cast of characters who care about her and give her peace in the beauty of this landscape. When a young hot author arrives for his one month stay in one of the cabins these two have an instant attraction. Andra makes it clear that she is a one night stand type of girl while Julian wins her over date by date. Her reasons for not getting close are really very simple.”Yes, it was true that I didn’t believe in spending time with someone in the long run because I couldn’t take the constant lying.”Julian and Andra's relationship was a lot of fun to read. They get closer and closer and Andra is truly happy.”Being around Julian was like being alive. I was more aware of my heart beating, challenged to evaluate myself, and I laughed so often my cheeks hurt.”The story’s mystery and action doesn’t end in the first chapter because it seems her uncle has been searching for her and she is not safe in Colorado.Overall, this was a great debut novel that does indeed end with a cliffhanger with the next and final installment due this coming September.

  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    2019-03-21 11:07

    3.5--He Found Me--Stars!!The story begins with 17 year old Cora escaping from the abusive uncle she lived with after the death of her mother. With the help of her "brother", Six, Cora goes in to hiding and eventually takes on a new identity as Andra."My life was a series of real-life nightmares. But tonight, I'd leave everything. Leave Cora Mitchell behind in search of freedom."The story picks up seven years later. Andra is now living in Colorado and works on a ranch/bed and breakfast. There she meets Julian, an author staying at the ranch for a month while his new house is built. Andra makes it clear that she's not looking for a relationship. Allowing anyone to get close will lead to lies about her past and who she really is. "Part of me would love to be brave by being honest. But my bravery is the reason for my fraudulent life. A life spun of lies and half-truths, stemming from the one brave moment I had...."But Julian breaks down her walls date by date. While, the story really only spans over less than two weeks it didn't feel too insta-love-ish. Though it clearly was. It was definitely insta-lust. There were some good twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. Some I cared for, some I didn't. There appears to be more to Andra's past, her mother's death and her uncle. And just as Andra finally takes a chance on someone, her past catches up with her. Will Andra ever be able to live without fear? Live in the open? Love without secrets? WARNING! CLIFFHANGER ALERT!Hmm, how to address this cliffhanger? Did it make me want to rage? No. Did it make me want to beat my head on the wall? No. Did it make me growl in frustration? Yes. Honestly, with a bit more detail this could have been one book. It probably should have been one book. I'm scared to read the next book. WTH could happen for a whole nother book? Yes, there are definite loose ends...but a whole book to wrap them up? So, with that being said...I did like this one. Had a little bit of everything....though not enough sex! :) At this point, I'm indeed curious....ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

  • Didi
    2019-03-17 10:07

    2.5 TO 3 STARSI know my rating doesn't imply I loved this, but at the same time I really liked some parts. In general, this was 'okay-good' and if I'm being honest, a little underwhelming. Maybe it's because I came off reading Nine Minutes, by Beth Flynn that my next read was doomed from the start. I don't know, but I'll try and summarize my thoughts. The premise drew me in. A 17 year old girl runs away from living under years of torment and abuse at the hands of her gaurdian. Seven years later, 'Andra' is living and working quietly under a false identity and happy with her life. She cares about those she works with at a ranch in Colorado, is friends with the ranch hands and owner, but ultimately keeps to herself. Romance is non-existent for Andra but that's by choice. But when a famous writer comes to the ranch everything changes. Andra begins to feel things she never thought possible with the elusive Julian Jameson, and soon realizes that her life is once again in danger.So, the good stuff: this was sweet, had a nice element of suspense and did mange to keep me on my toes a few times. The romance was tender and Julian was great. So, my issues: I couldn't really connect with the main characters. I never felt that empathy for Andra and had a hard time accepting some choices she'd made. She came across as distant, remote and hard to understand. The writing was okay but again, there was no connection for me. At times I felt like the narrative was delivered like described video, it almost lacked passion or emotion. The book also lagged in several areas, getting caught up in the mundane descriptions of insignificant things. Also, I couldn't understand why Andra was still hiding as an adult(she's 23), hopefully this will be touched on in the next book but she's no longer a minor, so what gives?But despite my issues, this was still a decent read. There seems to be things the author is holding back on till the next book, important things, that will hopefully be explained and account for all the mystery in this one. Regardless, this was a suspenseful and sweet romance and I'm planning to read the second book 'He Saved Me' which will conclude this story.

  • Sara
    2019-03-25 14:12

    My feelings are conflicted with this one. Something was missing/off for me.Cora left the "Monster" when she was 17. There's not much we are told of him except he sexually abused her for many years, and he is her uncle. Cora's mom and aunt are both deceased. With the help of her mom's friend, Six, she was able to escape, running through the woods. Always running through the woods...Seven years later and she's in Colorado, working on a ranch, and going by Andra. She harbors the secret of her past and who she really is, and doesn't form relationships with people, understandably so. Rosa is the owner of the ranch and knows the truth. She was a friend/confidant/mother figure.Julian is a author staying in a cabin on the ranch for a month. His genre of writing? Mystery. Andra and Julian meet and it's insta lust. Like insta-insta. She says she doesn't form attachments, but she does very quickly with him. They goes on a couple dates and he does his best to charm her. One thing I did like is the witty comments and banter these two have. But Julian is not exactly who you think he is. He's definitely a writer, but he's got his own little bomb he drops.And more is what I wanted. After he drops his bomb, it's like "meh" and they are cool. Right when things seem "ok", they aren't. When she should feel safe, she isn't.The ending does end on a cliffy, and I have several questions.(view spoiler)[She's an adult now, so why keep running? Is he trying to kill her? We have no information on the past other than the sexual abuse so I dont understand the reason why she's still running. It wasnt reported to the police. Did Hawthorne kill her mom? And Julian discovers a missing girl, cracks a cold case and it's no big deal! I wish the I love you would have waited until the end of their journey, not happned after 9 days. I just didnt connect with Andra, her past, why these things were happening because I didnt get much of the back story. I think this could have been one book with a suspense/love story. I would have also liked a little more on Six, since he plays such a pivotal part of her life. Without him she would have been in more danger. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Anne OK
    2019-03-15 12:12

    KAPOW! GREAT DEBUT BY WHITNEY BARBETTI Holy Moly, from the very start I was gripped by an edge-of-my-seat intensity in this storyline that continued until the very end. Put romance + suspense together and more times than not it will = my favorite kind of story. In her debut book, Whitney Barbetti has done a remarkable job keeping the momentum going in the impressive and alluring undercurrent of danger that flows through to the end. This is romantic suspense at its best -- and you’ll shiver with delight! Barbetti has created characters that both capture and hold a reader’s attention. There’s an intense and enduring soul-deep connection between Andra and Julian from their first meeting that make this story so unforgettable. Definitely you’ll see the insta-lust between the two, but it’s the slow build to the actual relationship filled with intense chemistry, passion, and fun-to-read “dates” including laughter and so much more that will absolutely satisfy a romance reader's demands. It’s all done in a believable and realistic manner. There's a confidence shown by both Andra and Julian in how they dealt with some “tough stuff” subject matter that will touch your heart. This author’s voice places such an impact on how real the raw and painful edge of Andra’s hurt is reflected. Her choice of words literally brings the emotions to life and sends chills running down your spine. The inventive use of the “Befores” and “Afters” in relating to Cora/Andra’s life is interesting and unique and pushes the inquisitive mind to turn the pages a bit faster. The strong cast of secondary characters also adds to the memorable characters’ list in this tension-filled mystery. Andra is able to escape and find freedom from the Monster with the help of family friend and brother-like figure, Six who is keeping secrets of his own. And there’s the ranch owner, Rosa, in whom Andra finds a best friend, confidante and mother figure. And then, of course, there’s the “Monster” – a cruel rapist and hideously abusive excuse for a man. Readers don’t get a lot of background on him or Six’s character in this installment. I’m yearning to know the secrets behind these two characters that will have readers glued to the pages seeking answers. Beware there is a cliffhanger-type ending, but readers will share my excitement to learn that there will be a second book in September, where I’m hoping the questions and loose ends that remain will be answered. I freaking loved this book and I don’t have one single reservation in highly recommending it – especially to those readers who are always searching for their next fix in the romantic suspense genre. Whitney Barbetti has taken this reader on a journey through both the beautiful and ugly sides of life in an amazing read. She’s definitely an author you’ll want to keep your eye on. There’s no doubt you’ll want more from her after reading “He Found Me.” It’s definitely that good – don't wait - read it sooner than later!

  • вιвℓισρнιℓια {кιηgѕℓєу & ѕøяєη ƒσяєνєя}
    2019-02-24 16:26

    ...A remarkable debut, I loved this book beyond words. It was beautifully crafted and written. I couldn't put it down, from the very first word to the very last, I was hooked. Completely. The descriptions and character's and emotions were first class, second to none.I seriously hope they'll be more, there has to be more, and soon. Please.

  • Whitney Barbetti
    2019-03-22 14:15

    Join my Facebook fan group (not a street team) for first looks at upcoming books, exclusive cover reveals, and giveaways! HE FOUND ME is now only available on Amazon (ebook).Buy Links!Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AU

  • KatLynne
    2019-03-06 13:19

    Loved this engaging, suspenseful, gentle romance surrounded by a gripping mystery...This is a two-part series, and the ending left me in desperate need of the sequel...ARC courtesy of the author

  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    2019-03-19 15:21

    There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – CS LewisLove is not a choice. It’s a force of nature.Intense and emotional, He Found me is a fantastic read. It sucked me in from the first page and kept my attention to the very last word. A great debut for Whitney Barbetti!He Found Me tells the story of Cora Mitchell, an abused girl who tries to find herself and escape from the Monster. The prologue of the story presents Cora’s existence at 17, existence because she doesn’t have a life. Abused for years by her uncle, The Monster, she is a lost, damaged girl. With the help of a friend of her deceased mother, she runs, leaving Michigan and moving in Colorado in a different home. She is scared, alone without family or friends but she is eager to become somebody else, somebody free who has a life and choices. So she becomes Andra Walker.The flood of emotions were stronger than anything I’d felt. Until he found me, seven years later.Seven years passed and Cora Mitchell, now Andra Walker is still damaged. She lives on a ranch with Rosa and Clint, the owners and other employees. She lives in a cabin now and she is content with her simple life, but she thinks her inside is still dark. A lonely girl, she doesn’t build any kind of relationship with anybody, not even a romantic one. She doesn’t let people in because it’s easier.My Darkness was mine alone to carry; I didn’t want to burden anyone else with it.Julian Jameson is a twenty-five mystery writer. He becomes the new guest on the ranch when he rents one of the cabins for a month. Julian is kind and sweet, beautiful and hot and he wants to know more about Andra. He is kind of mysterious from the start, but he is like this because like Andra he has a secret.You’re not dark. You’re light. You’re warmth. You’re good.They are drown to each other from the start and they begin a beautiful romantic relationship. There was no doubt I was drawn to him, drawn to the subdued power in his eyes, in his words. – AndraI enjoy puzzles. I enjoy challenges. Which,(…) is why I was so drawn to you at first. – JulianSlowly Andra’s barriers are broken by Julian, but she isn’t scared because with him she fells safe and the relation with Julian is healing her. With him she feels alive.What I love most about this book was the writing. Fluid and flawless, the writing was fantastic and the author’s choice of words to describe some emotions is really great. The premise of the book is nothing new, but the author, with her words and emotional descriptions creates a great story. Told from Andra’s POV, the story has two time frames, before, when Andra’s life was only The Monster and after, where she tries to make a life for herself, has a home and friends. Julian's secret was not something big or wow, but in some way helped the MC relation. He Found Me is not a suspense romance, but the suspense elements are great and make the story a interesting one. This read was not about plot, was more about characters and Andra character is really well developed. In some way I understand her choice to isolate herself to protect others and I admire her strength and bravery. I loved Andra and Julian together. It was amazing the type of connection they were able to develop in nine days. Their relationship is sweet and beautiful and their connection and sexual chemistry, palpable from the start are amazing. Love their interaction and how their relationship progressed.I was no longer handicapped by secrets. I was free. And it was all because of Julian.With a little suspense and angst, this was a great read. Can’t wait for the next book!

  • Beth Hudspeth
    2019-02-26 16:36

    Good story. I want to find out what happens!Checking out Whitney Barbetti!

  • Joan (official heroine hater)
    2019-02-26 12:11

    2.5 starsOh, WTF?? I had no idea this was a series/more than one book. I didn't even like it much but with that cliffhanger, now I'm going to have to read the next one to find out how it all goes down...sigh.

  • Christine
    2019-03-10 13:20

    This book had everything I love in my stories. I hope I give it the review it deserves.A strong, kind heroine. A protective hero who know what he wants and let the woman he cares for know it. In the beginning you are immediately engaged in the story. In the heroine’s story. The fight, the struggle, I felt it all. SHE escapes the Monster. A Monster who has controlled her live for a long time. With the help of a friend, Six, she is able to escape. “Andra” finds herself working in a cabin resort. There she is finally able to get away from the abuse. She makes friends and is able to live free…finally, but for how long before she must run again? One day, a guest checks in to rent the cabin for a month. Julian is kind, gentle, and hot. However, Andra really does not want a relationship, she finally found peace and freedom. She does not want any complications that involve being with a man. However, Julian is very persistent and soon Andra realizes he is unlike anyone she has ever met. “You are like a drug to me. Dangerous. Addicting. I can’t get enough of you.”Chapter after chapter the flow of the story was controlled and engaging. There was a lot of depth. Beautifully emotional and real. There were no wasted words. The connection was felt. My favorite scene…the date at the restaurant. I love scenes like that. Well actually there are a few others, but I do not want to give anything away. “You’re a puzzle to me. All the pieces that make up you are – they intrigue me.”I loved the suspense. I love the semi-cliffy in this book. So many questions I want answered now!!!??? Cannot wait to see what happens.

  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2019-02-24 15:30

    Sadly a DNF for me :(Reason: Couldn't connect at all to female lead, found her actions didn't correlate with her past. Found the storyline conflicting.

  • Amy
    2019-03-25 14:32

    He Found Me follows the story of Cora Mitchell. For years she lived with The Monster. The Monster was her abusive uncle that she was sent to live with after her mother died. Finally at the age of seventeen, she sets a plan in motion and leaves. With some help from her mother's friend, she is able to start a new life. But this freedom comes at a cost. She has a new name: Andra Walker, and fake history. She never lets anyone get close to her or know the truth about who she really is. Her new life is great, but is so lonely.......Everything was perfect until Julian came along. Cora felt a connection to him immediately. And that scares her so much because she's never felt way before. She knows she should stay away, but can't. She finds herself wanting to open up and tell him things about her past, that Andra isn't real....But, as she gets closer to Julian, the past is starting to close in on her. Will The Monster be able to find her???He Found Me is an amazing debut novel. It sucks you in from the very first page. I was consumed by Cora/Andra's story. Her character showed so much bravery by taking that risk to leave her life behind. I felt like I was right there in the story with her and holding my breath, hoping that she would have the chance at a normal life.I loved Julian. He's kind, sweet, and a little mysterious. From their first meeting, they are drawn to one another and start this wonderful relationship. He is just what "Andra" needs in her life. He breaks down her walls and shows her that she does deserve love and that relationships aren't bad. This is one of my favorite quotes from when Julian and Andra first start seeing one another: “He sighed and moved his hands under water, linking with mine. “You are like a drug to me. Dangerous. Addicting. I can’t get enough of you.” He brought our hands above water and kissed one of my hands, linked with his. “But I want more, more than just a night, more than just a few touches. And I have a feeling that once we cross that line, you will run away." If I wasn't already hooked on this book before, that moment right there, definitely did it for me.He Found Me had a great mystery aspect. I loved trying to figure out what was going on in the story and finding the answers to the questions that I had. The last few chapters had me holding my breath and kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. I am going to warn you that this book does end on a really great cliffhanger. I can't wait to see what will happen next!******I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review******

  • Debbie
    2019-02-24 11:17

    I Loved this book!! I'm not a big reader but when this little gem came along I could not stop ( well life did, but i read every chance I could)I loved how she was so descriptive and I could visualize it all. I enjoyed andra and Julian relationship and the mystery of this book. Way to go, can't wait to read more from you.

  • Debra
    2019-02-27 13:14

    **ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

  • Lisa Gallant
    2019-03-18 10:23

    I love this book cant wait to read more of this series .....it a must read love the characters so much

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-03-07 15:33

    After Cora Mitchell's mum died, she was left with her stepfather aka The Monster. During her time with him, she encountered a lot of abuse and domestic violence. One night she had, had enough and planned along with Six's help to escape her life. All went to plan and Six after having her hiding for six months, sent her to live with a close friend and someone he trusted Rosa. Cora is now living as Andra Walker and living with Rosa on the ranch. She loves it there and is finally starting to feel at peace. A mystery author JJ Walker has come to stay at the ranch. During his stay, he starts to woo Andra and eventually wears her down to accept a date with him. As the pair get closer, Andra starts to let down her guard. Then trouble strikes as it looks like the Monster is close to finding her. What happens though when JJ Walker one night calls Andra by her real name? How does he know who she is and has he led the Monster to her doorstep? Can Andra be saved from the Monster or has her time hiding finally come to an end? Find out In Book #1 He Found Me by Whitney Barbetti. Book #1 does end on a small cliffhanger which leaves readers hoping for a happier outcome in Book #2 He Saved Me. He Found Me was an edgy romance that does deal with domestic violence , runaways and starting fresh.

  • Julie
    2019-03-11 16:22

    3.75 STARSPretty good. This is a story about a girl named Cora Mitchell aka, Andra Walker. Just barely seventeen, putting her escape plans in motion one night that took months of careful planning. She lives with a Monster, one of the worse kind. Having no blood relatives kept her in place with this man, children services turns a blind eye apparently.Changing her identity is a success with the help of a male named Six. She took up residence in Colorado, on a ranch to be exact. The people there becoming her family. Especially Rosa who is as close to a motherthat Andra will ever have. She loves the ranch not only the beauty but she feels safe being thousands of miles away from Michigan. One nighters is all she'll offer and is up front about it, skip the pleasantries and dive right in. Yeah, really. Oh, who cares. The only people that know who she is of course is Six and Rosa therefore her whole life would be a lie to another person which she couldn't bring herself to do. They would never know Cora, they could never, not while the Monster was still out there.Then our hero comes along, sexy tease himself. Yes I'm pissed, all Julian's are hot, this one no less, he just needs to use more of his body than his mouth, it's not his fault his creator made him a tease, at least she offered up sexy grins and sweet whispers, threw in some neck licks to top it all and it about drove me nuts! I was begging out loud "Just do something, puh~leez!" Hopefully she made sure he delivers in book #2. I don't see him being no Jameson Kane or anything(hell no) but I know he's got something, he's named Julian for God sakes! Don't bust my Julian theory![image error]Isn't Julian a looker?! Anyway he comes to the ranch for a months stay. He's an author. A MYSTERY author. Bingo! Andra aka Cora is a huge mystery to him. She fascinates Julian not to mention she's beautiful. They were wonderful. I loved all the TEASING between them! *cough* almost. Her character was strong yet deep inside she was terrified. But sexy Julian intends to woo her. They eat together. Camp together. Dance.[image error]The two become interested in each other but Andra knows she will have to push him away. I thought YES! Maybe that will jumpstart his a**[image error]THAT'S IT?? Julian JAMESON Not quick enough. I was just going to put pause on the story out of frustration then HELLO! Somebody finally heard my cry for help. What I got from Julian just wasn't enough though, of that anyway. The story got interesting quick. Pulling me back in so I put the pause on the pause!

  • Angie
    2019-03-19 12:10

    I was hooked from the beginning. I love intense beginnings! The story was a perfect mix of romance and suspense - my two favorites! I felt every feeling Cora/Andra felt. I finished this in less than 2 days, and if I'd had it my way, I would have read it non stop, start to finish! The suspense had me on the edge of my seat! I was reading it every spare second I could manage! I am very anxiously waiting for book #2! Fantastic book, beautifully written!!

  • Snbabani
    2019-03-21 12:27

    It was impossible for me to put this book down, lost plenty of sleep but it was worth it. It is so beautifully written, so descriptive. I fell in love with the characters, I felt the love, the hate, the frustration, the fear the characters felt. You will not be sorry for purchasing, the ending will leave you begging for more... I hope there is more to come from Whitney Barbetti

  • Ashlee
    2019-02-24 10:07

    I loved this book!!!!!!!! I was hooked from the first page on. I love the way Whitney was very descriptive with her words bc I felt like I could imagine everything she was talking about. The only thing I hated, was the CLIFFHANGER! UGGG!!! I want to read more right away! I can't wait for book number 2!

  • Erin
    2019-02-23 14:27

    I LOVED this book so much. I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting but it definitely wasn't how it all turned out! I thought it had a perfect amount of romance and suspense all in one. I loved the chemistry between Andra and Julian. Everything was very detailed but nothing was overdone. I'm reading the second book in this series right away because I can't wait to see how everything turns out!

  • Tara
    2019-03-17 12:24

    I ADORED this book. And I can't wait for more! At one specific part of the story my blood ran cold and I got dizzy. So well-written, so beautiful, so descriptive without being convoluted. Loved it. The next one comes out tomorrow, right?

  • *~*Btissame*❤*
    2019-03-21 15:31

    I only have 3 things to say about this book:1: I DID NOT feel any connection to the characters.2:I really really struggled to finish this book.3: I was boreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

  • Brianna
    2019-03-10 12:23

    Curious to see what happens next!

  • Imani
    2019-02-23 13:09

    3.5-4 stars

  • Lisa
    2019-03-18 10:24

    I LOVE covers, especially covers that are as gorgeous asHe Found Me . The cover alone had me wanting to read this book, it is just stunning! But that's not all, this cover actually ties in perfectly to this book. Looking at it now, after finishingHe Found Me , I am completely taken aback and smitten.He Found Meis centered around, the heroin, Andra. She is a feisty, quick witted, and all around badass chick. She comes from a dark and very sad background, so this causes her to shield herself from everyone...except Rosa and Six. She loves those two something fierce. So fierce, in fact, you can feel it in your bones. Those two characters, who are a big part of this story, helped mold who Andra is today. Andra works for Rosa, on a breathtaking ranch. It didn't feel like work to me, it felt like a way of life for Andra. It is her serenity. The ranch is her special place. You learn pretty quickly that her life is devoted to this ranch, and that she doesn't have many friends or relationships. Unbeknownst to Andra, life is about to throw her a wicked curve-ball, and show her what she truly has been missing out on...Enter the alluring and super sexy, hero, Julian. He is just an added bonus to Andras story. Julian is super swoony and all around wonderful. His swooniness left me grinning from ear to ear, quite a few times. Did I mention that he is smooth, too? No? Well he is, he gets into the good graces of Rosa, and she practically throws Andra to the wolves, well Julian. And really he isn't a wolf, he's a famous author. )Btw, I loved that he is an author and that Author Whitney Barbetti, shared her passion with him.) Julian will melt you; from looks, touches, songs, or even his words. The easiness that follows Julian and Andra, madeHe Found Mevery enjoyable. Their interactions felt real, not forced. At times I just wanted to eat these two up. Especially when they dance.....gah! It is so sensual, but not in a sexual way, in a intense passionate way. And not only is Andra, quick and witty, but so is Julian. They found their match in one another, something I think was unexpected for each of them. They share similarities in their music choices, and how they approach life. But they both have an intense passion for meanings and words. It is their "thing." It is a pretty nifty and awesome thing, actually. I rooted for these two as soon as Julian entered the picture. I wanted something more for Andra, but wasn't quite sure what it was. So when Julian walks into her life, I knew it was him. However, with the darkness that Andra left behind, I was worried that it would wreak chaos or havoc on their relationship....Lets talk cliffies....I am usually not a fan of them. In fact, I usually steer clear of stories that I know will have an unresolved ending, and wait until the story is complete, before reading. That sounds terrible, I know, but I love HEAs, I love when things finally come full circle, and have a complete ending. So when I started reading this book, knowing book two would be out in a few months, I didn't think that there was going to be a cliffy. I was wrong, BUT I loved the way the story ended with a cliffy. It left me with questions and other lingering thoughts, but it also brought tears to me eyes, and gave me hope for what is to come for Andra and Julian.He Found Mewas such a wonderful debut novel from Author Whitney Barbetti. I was completely sucked into this book. Once I read that prologue, I knew I was a goner.He Found Meisn't just a story about a guy and a girl falling for one another. It is so much more. It's a story of hope, moving forward, and starting anew. There is some mystery and suspense thrown in, too. Which, I love because it helped build the bigger picture, that is Andra. Author Whitney Barbetti created a passionate story, of a lost girl trying to right the wrong, of her past life. I should also mention that I felt a crazy connection to Andra. We share random likes and desires. Maybe that is why I loved this book so much. Now I anxiously await the release of HFM2! I giveHe Found Me4.5 Stars.