Find Me (Donovan Family #3) by Margaret Watson


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Synopsis:

After witnessing the murder of an FBI agent in a parking garage late one night, Lizzy Monroe meets with the FBI and agrees to work with a sketch artist. But on her way out of the office, she comes face to face with the killer – another FBI agent. She knows from experience what happens when a criminal is a member of law enforcement – cops protect their own. So when the killer shows up at her door later that morning, she knows she has no choice but to run. 

From the moment he sees her, Mac Donovan is intrigued by – and in lust with – their beautiful witness. After Lizzy disappears, he spends his free time tracking her down. When he finally finds her on a remote island in the San Juans, their chemistry is explosive and the sex is even hotter. But he's hiding his identity from her. What will happen when she discovers who he really is? Will she be able to forgive his betrayal? Or will the killer find them first? 

Warning: Contains explicit sex and graphic language. 

Review:

*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Find Me started off so promising. I had read the first chapter beforehand and it hooked me. I wanted to read more and was excited to see what would happen. Lizzy accidentally sees the murder of an FBI agent, only when she goes to the FBI office to give her statement she realizes the killer is another FBI agent! She has had some bad experiences with the police in the past, she knows they stick up for their own, so she is not sure what she should do. Can she really go to the FBI and tell them one of their own did it? Will they believe her? And who can she trust? She doesn't know who all might be involved.

Lizzy doesn't think the FBI will believe her if she does go to them. After all they didn't do anything in the past when she needed them. After someone tries to break into her apartment she decides to run to Seattle where she has a friend who has property on a remote island in the San Juan's. Somewhere where no one can find her. She needs to try and keep herself safe. 

After Lizzy runs Mac can't let the case go. He was instantly attracted to her and is worried that his attraction made him miss something. Maybe she is involved with the killer. Maybe she helped do it. Who knows, but he has to find her. He won't rest until he does.

Now up until this point I was good with the story. I was enjoying it even though some of the conversations were a bit...not realistic for me. It was just a fun read. But once Mac finds Lizzy, once he washes up on the shore of her island during a bad storm, then things just spiraled way out of control for me. Then it turned into like this constant sexy time or thinking about sexy time thing. It was not good. The things the people thought, said and did didn't make sense most of the time.

Mac is passed out when Lizzy finds him, with hypothermia, so she knows she needs to heat him up. She puts him in front of the fire and starts taking off all of his clothes. Skin to skin contact is needed to get him warm. Fine, no problem there, but there was the first iffy part for me. When she takes off his boxers she ogles him and thinks I wonder what it would look like when he wasn't freezing to death. How big would it be? Stuff like that. Um...okay...then she forgets to put on her survival suit to go get more firewood and gets a bit of hypothermia herself (so how cold is it there that going out into the rain needs a) a survival suit and b) can make it so you can get hypothermia that quickly?? It didn't seem quite right to me, especially not in the Pacific Northwest there, but I never spent a whole year on the islands so maybe...). So of course she needs the skin to skin contact with mystery guy just as much as he needs it.

So when Mac wakes up with a naked lady, thinks we must have had sex even though he doesn't remember that, and without knowing who she is, without even really looking at her, thinks how he has to be in her or he will die or something. Lizzy was the same way - she needs this mystery guy or she will she will just not be able to go on...No, just no. So they have sexy time and it was really not sexy. And then it just went on from there. Lots of sexy time, lots of Lizzy being afraid of what will happen and wanting to run (especially when she finds out who Mac is), just lots of stuff that didn't read as realistic. Like the airport just shuts down because of the crazy storm that had had them trapped on the island. It was just...I don't know. I didn't seem believable. That was the biggest issue, nothing seemed real.

It was sad as I was really enjoying the first part. I don't know what happened, but it just fell off the rails for me once these two met up. The end was also a bit too simple, too easy, not what I wanted. I didn't even really get that yes! We caught the bad guys! moment. It was more like oh, that's it? Oh well. This is obviously not the book for me.

Rating: ★ ★

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