REVIEW–We Found Love by Kade Boehme and Allison Cassatta

Book Title - We Found Love

Author - Kade Boehme and Allison Cassatta

Stars - 5

Buy Link – AMAZON

It’s no surprise Riley Connors is dealing with issues. He was kidnapped as a young boy, and his parents abandoned him after his newsworthy return. He bounced from foster home to facility and back. Now an adult, ghosts from his past continue to haunt him. After a suicide attempt, he is locked away in Hartfield so that people can make him tune in to emotions he has tried to bury.

Hunter Morgan had the kind of love that spans ages. But the stress of college and adulthood became too much to handle, and the love of Hunter’s life turned to drugs. After he overdoses, Hunter finds himself soaring out of control on the same miserable path. His brother finds him and calls an ambulance, and the sister Hunter would rather not have calls it a suicide attempt, landing Hunter in Hartfield.

Finding love isn’t easy, but it can happen under the most dire circumstances. Together Hunter and Riley may be able to grow from their pain. But they will need to learn to live for themselves, letting love come second.

OMG! I have no words to express how incredibly brilliant this latest book from kade Boehme and Allison Cassatta is. After reading their last co-authored book, Teaching Professor Grayson, I did not think they could do that even better. This is a book that I believe will stick with me for a very long time. It is an incredible journey of two beautiful souls and the outside influences that nearly ruin them. I find the greatest joy in reading a book that rips every emotion out of you. This book had me bawling so hard I had to set it down and breathe. It also found me grinning like an idiot, as well. I am a huge fan of everything Kade writes, I just want everyone to experience the enormous talent this young man has. An Allison brings that something extra you didn't even know it needed. Together they are unstoppable. The characters, the story line, the settings, all of it is so spot on. This is going to be one of the greatest books released in 2015. There is absolutely nothing missing in this book.
Riley Conners had his world turned upside down when he was 6. Kidnapped and held for 4 years, the torture he was faced with was unbelievable. But that was just the beginning of his hell. When he is rescued, all he wants is to go home. Four years is a long time, and his mother abandons him in the hospital. Forced into foster care did little to help. After a decade of feeling unworthy of love, unwanted, a suicide attempt lands him in Hartfield, a psych ward he may never escape.
Hunter Morgan is an alcoholic. He partied to much and was a troubled young man. He had found the love of his life in Cory, but Cory started doing drugs and sleeping around. When Cory committed suicide, something in Hunter snapped. His drinking and pills got worse. Then the only person who still saw good in him, his mom, died as well. This threw poor Hunter for a loop and he went on a binge to end all binges. When he finally comes to, he finds himself a patient at Hartfield because his sister deemed it a suicide attempt.
Riley is a lifer, a term they give to the ones who may never get out. He is anti-social, quiet, and is prone to angry outbursts. He does not participate, and has no friends anymore. Now, he is stuck with Hunter as a roommate. Together, they form a bond. Hunter thinks Riley is beautiful, and Riley finds his cold heart melting somewhat. But, places like this don't allow for good feelings. Those get ripped out of your grasp. Both of them travel very difficult paths to finding themselves, and love blooms along the way. But one of them might never get out. How do you survive without being able to see a future? And life doesn't work out for everyone inside. Can their love endure? Or will Riley have to be content with hoping Hunter will be ok? How can they take care of each other when they only have room to take care of themselves?
This heart breaking tale of love and loss will tear you apart. Do not read this out in an office somewhere. You will ugly cry, it is unavoidable. The pain and sadness is gut wrenching. But, this book is also beautiful, and gentle. I found myself so hurt for these two young men. Theirs is tale of strength, sadness, tragedy, and hope. Gotta hang on to the hope. Without it, you have nothing. Grab a couple fists full of kleenex and a quiet place to read and come along through their journey of self discovery. You will be thanking me!

Heidi Ryan gives We Found Love

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