We are excited to welcome Julie A. Richman today with a review of the first two books in her Needing Moore Series, Searching for Moore and Moore to Lose! There are also international and US giveaways!
Needing Moore Series
An Adult Contemporary Romance
By Julie A. Richman
SEARCHING FOR MOORE
(Needing Moore Series, Book 1)
If your true love was just a Facebook friend request away … what would you do?
Sexy entrepreneur Schooner Moore never knew why the love of his life, college sweetheart, Mia Silver, disappeared.
Now, two decades later, he finds her on Facebook and is a friend request away from the truth about what ripped them apart and a second chance at the love that was torn from them.
Now if she’ll only accept his friend request …
One true love, two shattered hearts, a single friend request and a second chance at love …
Searching for Moore is the first book in Schooner and Mia’s journey of love, loss and betrayal as they fight for their own happily ever after.
This is the first book of the Needing Moore Series trilogy and is not meant to be read as a stand-alone. Book 2 – Moore to Lose is currently available. Book 3 – Moore than Forever releases February 21, 2014.
I started reading this book without knowing very much at all about the series. The author immediately drew me in with Mia and Schooner’s story, and I stayed up most of the night reading Books 1 and 2! And I immediately downloaded Book 3 because I can’t wait to read their conclusion.
This is a beautifully written story of love lost, love found and second chances, helped along by the power of social media, which did not exist when our Mia and Schooner graduated from college. Schooner is the gorgeous, WASP-y star tennis player, who feels valued only because of his All American good looks. He has the perfect girlfriend, but he doesn’t really feel the connection with her that he feels for the fiery, opinionated Mia, who he feels really loves him for himself and not for his looks or wealth.
“Schooner kept everyone happy. Schooner Moore had no f’ing idea who he really was.”
They love each other but circumstances lead to them breaking up very painfully while in college. Fast forward years later, and Schooner has found her again, the girl he has not stopped thinking about for over 20 years. I don’t want to give a detailed plot description, because this book should be enjoyed without knowing what’s going to happen. I loved all of the characters in this book but be warned, you will need to second book handy to jump right in so you can continue Mia and Schooner’s story.
Julie Richman is a wonderfully talented writer and this book is a rich story filled with well-written characters, heartbreak, triumph and some really hot sex scenes.
MOORE TO LOSE
(Needing Moore Series, Book 2)
AMAZON TOP 100 BESTSELLER LIST
Continuing the fight for their happily ever after that began in Searching for Moore, Schooner Moore and Mia Silver struggle to overcome the ghosts and baggage they accumulated during their time apart.
Exploring the missing 24 years when they were separated, Moore to Lose follows Mia’s journey from heartbroken teen to kickass businesswoman to her emotional reunion with Schooner and the exploration of the love that was ripped from them.
But is their love really strong enough to overcome the damage of those missing 24 years or will they continue to be ripped apart by pasts that can’t be changed?
This is Book 2 in the Needing Moore Series trilogy. This is not a stand alone book. It is meant to be read after Searching for Moore. Book 3 – Moore than Forever releases February 21, 2014.
4 1/2 stars!!
I loved this book even more than the first because Julie Richman’s writing is even deeper and more detailed. Moore to Lose was totally unexpected and filled with characters that are essential to Mia’s growth as a person. It is not easy to tell a story in flashbacks, and with alternating POV’s, but the author did a great job.
Mia is somewhat of a lost soul and there are a few situations that are a little painful to read. Mia becomes reckless in her search for true love that will replace the emptiness she still feels after losing Schooner. But there are some beautiful scenes on Book Two and all intertwines with her reunion with Schooner, and her sometimes-difficult relationship with Schooner’s two children that he has from his marriage to CJ. There is lots of graphic sex in Moore to Lose (which I loved) and an ending that will leave to desperate for “more” (pun intended).
This was not really a story that was focused on Schooner and Mia but was more about Mia’s journey and relationships during their years apart. I thought this would be a story about the two as a couple but it was primarily Mia’s story during their two decades apart.
I admit I was incredibly frustrated with both Mia and Schooner at times during this book but I loved the fast-paced storyline and flawed characters that Mia meets during her time apart from Schooner. I love Julie Richman’s writing and I’ve already started Book 3!
MOORE THAN FOREVER
(Needing Moore Series, Book 3)
Released February 21, 2014
In this third and final book in the Needing Moore Series trilogy, Schooner Moore and Mia Silver must learn how to grow together and fight together as a team to hold onto their second chance love. Continually stumbling on roadblocks and ghosts from their past, can Schooner and Mia take the lessons they’ve learned and use them to forge a future together.
About the Author
I must’ve been 5 or 6 when I started writing “stories”. I would write them and hide them. Not wanting anyone to see my “secret” thoughts. I needed to write -even back then. Now I’m just not hiding them anymore. Is that a sign of maturity? Nah ….
Writer, photographer, insatiable wanderluster, edge-player, foodie, music addict, pop culture fanatic, animal lover, warrior for the rights of people and planet, and avid cusser (am a Native New Yorker, so very little offends me … and if I am offended, it must be pretty freaking bad .. like bad grammar!).
I am big believer in signs and if we keep ourselves open, there are guideposts all along the way. Stay humble. Be true. Be you.
Life is not a dress rehearsal…