Rock Fiction Coveting: The Finding Me series by Michelle Mankin

Posted: April 8, 2016 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Series alert!

The good news here is that I came across all three books at the same time, so I’ll just write ’em up here.

Michelle Mankin is back. (Did you miss her last appearance?)

Now she’s got the Finding Me series, with books called Find Me, Remember Me, and Keep Me.

Almost forty-one-year-old Annabelle Morris, wife to multi-billionaire record label executive Charles Morris of Zenith Productions, and mother of two is at a crossroads in her life.
Separated from her husband after walking in on him having sex in the public restroom of a charity event she was hosting, she has arrived on the island of St. John alone and rejected, determined to re-evaluate her life and her marriage. She’s tired of being her husband’s showpiece while he pretends she doesn’t exist. She’s tired of trying to make their marriage work for the sake of their two teenage boys.

When she meets Johnny Lightning, a sexy but mysterious piano-playing, bearded sailor, she is tempted to break vows she has never before broken. But Johnny is much younger than her and seems to be hiding more than a few secrets of his own.

From the laid-back sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the elite circles of Dallas high society, Annabelle is forced to make critical choices.

Is a chance for happiness worth the risk of giving up the life she has always known?

Worth jeopardizing her own and possibly even her children’s future?

In the end, will she stay on her present course or brave a new and uncharted one?

So that’s the same description for all three books, and at the end, there’s a note that the three stories work together to make one complete novel. I hear from a lot of readers that they don’t like this approach, so if you’ve got feedback of your own, bring it. Personally, I’d prefer to read it all at once.

Let’s take a look here, because it’s interesting. Not the May-December romance so much — I think that’s starting to be a trend ’cause this isn’t the first book I’ve seen like this lately — but we have a powerful woman trying to make a bad scene work. And then a guy who’s almost from the other side of the tracks.

Now, of course we know in the end, she’ll pick Johnny. That money isn’t the answer to happiness and if her husband was having sex in bathrooms, there’s more going on with him than just being unhappily married. It’s probably the same things that made him such a hotshot label exec. I’m actually kind of intrigued by this guy, but he’s the bad guy here, so nevermind.

The next question is how strongly music plays a role. The soon-to-be ex is a label exec. Johnny plays piano. Is it enough for this to be Rock Fiction, or are these job titles and hobbies just fluff to make people like me sit up and take notice?

I’m game to find out. In one ebook file, though.

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