Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Finally Mine by Anne Hansen

An incredible stroke of luck lands Vin Moretti a plea bargain—he spends his summer slaving at a country club instead of rotting in a jail cell. He plans to keep his head down and avoid the trust fund brats. 

He never expects to fall for a gorgeous, amazing girl way out of his league. 

When Keira McCabe falls in love with Vin Moretti, it’s head-over-heels, crazy, incredible love. She’s sure nothing can ruin what they have…but she has no idea how far Vin will go to protect her from the one thing he’s most afraid of: himself.

Summer ends, and Keira returns to the sprawling suburbs where she belongs, while Vin slinks back to the wrong side of the tracks and his old trouble-making ways. They promise to make long-distance love work.

It’s just dumb luck that her father’s unexpected demotion moves Keira smack in Vin’s gritty neck of the woods. Vin realizes he’ll need do whatever it takes to keep Keira safe—even if it means shutting the person he loves the most out of his dangerous life completely.

When Vin turns his back on Keira at her lowest moment, it finally hits her: she was never going to be anything more than his dirty little secret. Her life as she knows it has been torn to shreds, but she’s determined to make the best of it…with or without the guy she gave her heart to over the summer.

Vin starts to have second thoughts about his decision when he realizes how empty life is without Keira around. The problem is, Keira’s learned her lesson, and she isn’t about to be used again. 

Vin realizes he’s going to have to pull out all the stops and turn his life around if he wants to make Keira finally his.

This is a fun quick story about a boy from the wrong side of the tracks that falls in love with the girl next door. I think Vin and Keira were perfect for each other, even when Vin was pushing her away to protect her.

Keira has had a tough time for the past couple of years. When she meets Vin, she feels like she can finally breathe again and the present isn't so lonely anymore. Vin is dealing with issues of his own. His family is involved in criminal activity and he works for them. Keira gives him hope. He wants out and to be able to get out if the life he was seemingly dealt. Through heartache, the two learn to lean on each other.

All the characters in this story were very well developed. From Keira and Vin to their friends and family I became attached to all if them. Well, all but Gio, Vin's uncle, who is slim. Every one else was awesome.

This book isn't sunshine and rainbows, the characters each have issues that they overcome separately and together. I enjoy YA books, though keep in mind that this is mature YA, and this one satisfies me.

Anne Hansen is a die-hard romantic who loves fast cars, unsung heroes, and those crazy, funny conversations that make you laugh so hard, you end up in tears with stomach cramps. She likes to travel and has been all kinds of cool places--like Knoebels Theme Park, the biggest Paul Bunyan statue in Minnesota, and Paris. She loves listening to indie music, sitting around the campfire with her awesome family, and obsessively flipping through celebrity Instagram accounts (don't judge). But, most of all, she loves reading books and writing them, and she's excited to share her greatest passion with other book lovers! 


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