Review: Finding Hope By Sloane Kennedy

TITLE:  Finding Hope
SERIES:  Finding #5
AUTHOR:  Sloane Kennedy
RELEASE DATE:  March 2, 2017


At 19, Beck Barretti is living two lives. To his family, he’s a young man trying to find his way after years of battling a mental illness that nearly cost him everything. But to the rest of the world he’s just another privileged kid with problems. The truth doesn’t even lie somewhere in between because Beck’s entire life is actually about keeping secrets.
From the people he loves.
From the ones he doesn’t.
From himself.
Spending a summer in Dare, Montana with family friends isn’t about starting fresh – it’s about escaping the crippling darkness that threatens to consume him.
Until one encounter that was supposed to mean nothing ends up changing everything…
Quinn Donovan had the life he’d always dreamed of until a brutal act of violence ripped it all away. Even though he’s found a new future working at the CB Bar Ranch in Dare, Montana, he’s not interested in trying to get back what he once had. All he wants is a quiet life that includes a job that’s worth getting up for each morning and hanging out with his best friend, a black and white Paint stallion named Koda.
But nothing prepares him for the strange twist of fate that brings not one, but two men into his life…
Brody Wilder is done hiding in the closet. As the son of a political scion, he’s spent his entire life hiding the truth about who he is just so he could inherit a legacy he never wanted. But those days are behind him and he’s starting a new life in rural Montana where he’s saving lives as a paramedic and building a successful construction business that would surely horrify his old-money, society-loving family.
After years of denying himself, he’s taking advantage of his newfound freedom by indulging in random, meaningless sexual encounters that are about pleasure, not emotion.
So no one is more surprised than him when one night in the back room of a sordid gay club leads to something more…
Can three men who came together by chance find the hope they need to build a future with each other, or will they end up letting their fears determine their destiny?


5 Hopeful Stars!

Finding Hope is book 5 in Sloane Kennedy’s Finding Series. I have to say that this is my first book from this series but I’ve been loving The Protector’s series which has a relation to this story. But don’t worry, you don’t need to have read them to understand this book. I fell in love while I was reading this book. I find that Sloane Kennedy has a way of writing stories that make you fall in love with the characters straight away and make you want to know more about them. I don’t want to go into the characters backgrounds because I think it’s best to read the book and find out their pasts as you take the journey with them. 

While there are some things that may be triggering towards some people in this book, if you choose to read this book knowing the triggers then I don’t think you will be disappointed. There are dark parts of this book because of some of the subject matter but that doesn’t stop this story from being filled with love and romance that will make you swoon. 

This story is told in alternating first person POV, which I think adds to the story as we get to see what is happening inside all three of the men's heads. I really loved finding out just what each man was thinking and feeling towards what was happening. 

These men are all broken and just trying to find their way. They fight though hurt, hate, loss, grief and loneliness to come together. It’s not an easy journey by far but it’s certainly one that I’m glad I could read about. I loved watching these broken men find the love and hope that they deserved. This story is also full of passion and head which adds an extra layer to the story. 

I really loved this book, it had me laughing, crying, yelling and smiling and I didn’t want to stop reading. I couldn’t put this book down. This is a great story about how three broken men find happiness and love again and how it changes their lives for the better. I honestly can’t wait until the next book in the series as well as the next Sloane Kennedy release. Sloane Kennedy has become one of those writers that have me impatiently waiting for their next release because I just love falling in love with her characters. 

*ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review*


Although Sloane Kennedy always dreamed of being a writer as a teenager, she didn't take the plunge until March of 2015 when she released her first novel as an independent author. Since then, she has released 18 books including the Amazon best-selling "Barretti Security" series, "Finding" series and "Protectors" series. While she initially began writing M/F romance, she found her true passion writing gay romance and all 8 of her most recent releases reached the #1 spot on Amazon's Gay Romance bestseller list and 4 have made it to Amazon's overall bestseller list. Sloane was born in Germany and grew up in Virginia and Wisconsin. Although she currently lives in Wisconsin, the place where she has always felt most at home is Seattle and many of her books take place in the Emerald city. Although she is unmarried, a menagerie of 2 dogs and 3 cats keeps her busy enough and 3 young nieces take care of the rest of her free time. Sloane loves being able to share her passion for romance with readers and she is truly humbled by all the support she's received from fans and fellow authors alike.

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