“Someone once said life is a like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.”
I am so in love with this debut novel by Jiffy Kate. This is one of those debut novels that has you asking, “How can this possibly be their debut novel?” From the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked. What I didn’t know or expect was that I was going to fall in love with this story so quickly.
When we first meet up with Dani, she is sort of at a crossroads in her life. She’s out of work and things are not going well with her boyfriend. When her boyfriend leaves on a “him” only vacation, Dani really starts questioning the things in her life and what she really wants. So, when Dani’s best friend presents her with an awesome freelance opportunity, she can’t turn it down! And returning back to the south might just be what Dani needs. The more time Dani spends in the south, the more she is reminded of happier times and a simpler life. She’s feeling good about her work and has gotten her mojo back. Unfortunately, her time away is cut short when she has to return home to take care of her boyfriend, who has gotten himself injured. However, returning home has really opened Dani’s eyes. Not only is she missing the south and the people she met in Louisiana, but she’s also realizing just how different things really are. Things have got to change. Will Dani be brave enough to make the changes she so desperately needs to? You’ll just have to read and see for yourself 🙂
There is so much that I want to say about this book, but I don’t even know where to start. Finding Focus is such an exciting debut novel. It is told from dual points of view and is completely captivating. This book just oozes Southern Charm. Finding Focus is smart and well written. It made me laugh, smile, swoon and fall in love. It is impossible to not fall in love with the south and the people that are in it. I fell in love with The Landry family instantly. They are just good people and they make you feel as though you belong. I couldn’t get enough of them. I loved the relationship between Micha and Dani. I loved the slow build and how they took the time be friends, get to know one another; before they took things further. And Micha may have had a bit of exciting past when it came to the ladies, but he is anything but a player. He is a true southern gentleman that had me swooning all over the place.
Yes, Finding Focus is a fabulous debut novel and it has totally blown me away. I honestly loved every second of it; from the amazing characters, to the intriguing plot and the southern setting. I just loved it all. This is one of those books that just makes you feel good and leaves you with a big smile on your face. As I’m sitting here typing up my review, my cheeks are still hurting from smiling so much! If you are looking for a sweet southern romance that is light on the drama and will have you swooning all over the place, I highly recommend checking this book out. I for one am super excited to read more from Jiffy Kate. They are definitely someone to keep an eye out for!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*