Friday, February 7, 2020

FINDING JACKSON | by Anne Holster #NewAdult #Romance #Excerpt #BookReview #Giveaway #GoddessFish

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Finding Jackson by Anne Holster. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt as well as my book review for you. There's also a tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!

Finding Jackson
by Anne Holster
Published: October 30, 2019
Genre: New Adult Romance 

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It's 1977 - Star Wars is breaking records at the box office, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run tour is taking the country by storm, and born-and-bred Jersey girl Annalise Keller has fallen in love for the first and last time. Hot and charismatic with dreams of making it as a rock star, Keith "Ace" Foxx is everything a teenage girl dreams of. He falls as hard for Anna as she does for him and the two decide to run off to California in search of his big break. Fate has other plans though, and several years and three kids later, Ace has traded in his guitar for a job at the local post office and Anna has become a symbol of all he has given up. Ace spends most nights at the local bar, trying to drink away his anger and resentment.

Flash forward a decade, and their youngest child, Jackson, is headed nowhere fast. In a life filled with meaningless jobs and too much partying, music is his only true escape from the pain of a childhood that abruptly ended one rainy night. The accident had destroyed his family and left him with a slew of unanswered questions.

Everything changes the night Jackson meets Leah. Shy and reserved, she doesn't smoke and barely drinks; she certainly doesn't put out. Not exactly the girl from the Bon Jovi videos he watched as a kid. Yet, before he knows it, she has become his world.

Then, just when it looks like his dreams might come true, betrayal and loss once again threaten everything he holds dear. As Jackson struggles to keep his world from spinning out of control, he knows one thing for sure, the choices he makes now will either be the start of a whole new life, or it just might be the end of him.


You hear people talk about this feeling, that once-in-a-lifetime, struck-by-a-thunderbolt feeling; you know, like when two cartoon characters are staring at each other and their eyes look like two big hearts bugging out of their heads. You hear about it but never really believe it could happen in real life. That is until it happens to you and then it completely consumes you, leaving you exhausted and worn out from falling for someone so hard so fast. It’s a high that you never, ever want to come down from. I think they call it love at first sight and, well, that’s exactly how I felt when I saw him. I can’t even explain why I was so taken with him – he definitely wasn’t what you’d call “classically handsome” - I just knew I couldn’t take my eyes off him.

My Review:

What a great book!! I loved it! Jackson is THE best - what a hottie! 

I love RockStar books but this was different than most - BETTER! I enjoyed the story within a story technique and that the way it was written made it really easy for me to read.  I loved that they had problems and worked them out but not just 'I'm sorry' and it's HEA time. I felt like the characters really grew throughout the entire book and I really felt that it is written in such a way that you can really get to know them.  The book is a little on the long side...480+ pages but they flew by!

A perfect 'Coming of Age', when you're trying to figure out just what you really want out of life type book. FINDING JACKSON kept me turning those pages while enjoying a truly fantastic book! I HIGHLY recommend this great New Adult read!!

5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I gratefully received this complimentary copy from the author and Goddess Fish.  I am voluntarily leaving my review and all opinions are my own. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Anne Holster resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two children. When she's not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and reading angsty romance novels. She is currently working on her fourth book.

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card.


  1. Enjoyed reading this excellent review.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the review, Karen! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Thank you for hosting my tour and for the awesome review of my new novel, 'Finding Jackson'! I'll be stopping by throughout the day to answer any questions anyone might have!

  3. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read.   I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway. 

    1. You're very welcome James and thanks for stopping by!

  4. Your book sounds interesting. I hope that it is a success.

  5. Happy Friday, thanks for sharing the great excerpt and review!

    1. Happy Friday to you as well, Victoria! I'm glad you enjoyed reading the excerpt and review! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. The cover is interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Replies
    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the blurb, Mary! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. It sounds interesting. I like that it's set in the 80's.

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