Hey friends! Here is a review of a book that I really enjoyed reading! This review was not sponsored, nor did the publisher send me a copy in exchange for review. I just loved it so much when I read it on my own that I wanted to share it with all of you!
Now That I’ve Found You is a YA novel about searching for answers, love, and your eccentric grandma in all the wrong places.
Following in the footsteps of her überfamous grandma, eighteen-year-old Evie Jones is poised to be Hollywood’s next big star. That is until a close friend’s betrayal leads to her being blacklisted . . .
Fortunately, Evie knows just the thing to save her floundering career: a public appearance with America’s most beloved actress—her grandma Gigi, aka the Evelyn Conaway. The only problem? Gigi is a recluse who’s been out of the limelight for almost twenty years. Days before Evie plans to present her grandma with an honorary award in front of Hollywood’s elite, Gigi does the unthinkable: she disappears.
With time running out and her comeback on the line, Evie reluctantly enlists the help of the last person to see Gigi before she vanished: Milo Williams, a cute musician Evie isn’t sure she can trust. As Evie and Milo conduct a wild manhunt across New York City, romance and adventure abound while Evie makes some surprising discoveries about her grandma—and herself.
I read Kristina Forest’s debut novel- I Wanna Be where You Are– earlier this year and absolutely adored it, so I was excited to read whatever she released next! Now That I’ve Found You was a great follow up book, and it had a similar vibe to her other book, with involve an adventure of some sorts where the characters go on some sort of chase in the name of the plot, and for this book it was to find Evie’s grandmother who mysteriously disappears only days before her big appearance at an award show.
I loved Evie as a character, but she was definitely a little annoying in the beginning. That was the author’s intent though because by the end you can really see how much she has grown over the course the book, and how she learns from her mistakes. She understands that she can’t please everyone, and that the most important thing is to make sure she is who she wants to be- someone she can be proud of, and someone who will make her grandma proud. I also absolutely adored Milo and all his band mates, especially Vinnie and Ben! They are so adorable, and their friendship dynamic is the perfect blend of all their personalities. Milo was super sweet and patient, but he also had a lot of sass which was such a joy to read. And there is a cameo with the main characters from I Wanna Be Where You Are! I literally squealed with joy when they mentioned Eli and Chloe.
Overall, this was such a fun book, and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a cute and fast read, or if you enjoyed the author’s previous book! Any Kristina Forest book is an auto-buy for me now 🙂