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Finding Justus

by Amanda Bretz

Genre: Romance

Book Synopsis

Justus Kendall is an interior designer from St. Louis who aspires to start her own design firm and when she lands her biggest job to date, remodeling a prestigious old hotel in downtown St. Louis, she is on top of the world. However, while touring the hotel, her happiness is cut short when she finds her fiancé Alex Williams tumbling out of one of the hotel suites, a naked blonde wrapped in a bed sheet tangled in his arms. Justus is stunned, furious and hurt when she finds Alex cheating on her a month before her wedding.

As a way to get over him, and as a chance to have fun and clear her head, Justus convinces her best friend Krystal to accompany her on her honeymoon cruise. While on the cruise Justus meets a handsome Latin dance instructor named Miguel Amores from Miami. The pair quickly find they have red hot chemistry on the dance floor and off of it.

Bec's Rating

Bec's Review

Finding Justus is a romance story set upon a cruise ship. After dealing with a horrific break up with her fiancé( which is mentioned in the book but does not occur on page) Justus embarks on the honeymoon cruise she had planned with her best friend instead. There she meets a sexy man and sparks fly. Of course there is more to the story than that, but essentially this is a simple romance story, which is perfect if you like that type of thing or a little bit of light reading.

I enjoyed Finding Justus. I found the characters to be likeable and relatable and the romance, despite it occurring in the short time of the cruise, did not feel overly rushed. Rather there were times when you wondered if Justus was moving just a little too slow, even if she had been hurt before. And while there were times I questioned some of the characters actions, that was in a purely good way and not due to them acting against their character.

Read this book if you are looking for a light romantic novel and want to dream of a tropical cruise to chase away the northern hemisphere winter or (if you’re from down under like me), to take your mind off how hot the summer was by making you dream of the tropical beaches you could be at. I will note that while there are hints and blatant references to sex, the book does not contain an actual sex scene, though there are some parts that come close, so it will be up to you to decide whether it is too graphic for your tastes. Compared to some romance books this is pretty tame.

Disclaimer: May not be appropriate for children due to sexual references.