From goodreads: Chloe Carlyle has always longed for the perfect family.
Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, she has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a new legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds––a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds’ eldest son Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down.
An ambitious young woman with a wry sense of humor, Chloe never imagined herself as the type to succumb to the looks and charms of the hometown hero, but she falls hard for Tyler, and is devastated when they part ways at the end of the summer. As she heads off to law school, Chloe tries to convince herself this was just a fling, but she can’t quite get over him. It’s not until Tyler contacts her out of the blue late one winter night that everything changes.
After doing everything in her power to build the perfect life, Chloe soon learns that there are things beyond her control. She must draw on inner reserves of strength as her life takes unpredictable—and sometimes heartbreaking—twists and turns, and she finds herself faced with decisions she never thought she’d have to make. Poignant, heartfelt, and emotional, Finding Bliss is a reminder that you don’t have to live a fairytale life in order to have a happy ending.
This book is a bittersweet read. It’s the perfect book to get you through your evening after a long day because it will take you on a gentle emotional journey. With that being said…I did have a few issues with the book, the pace moved way too fast and there were some serious topics that were glossed-over. Had the story not been so rushed maybe I could have believed the chemistry between Chloe and Tyler. Tyler really didn’t do it for me as the MC because there was something about him that I couldn’t connect with but I still enjoyed the story.
Chloe had a hard life but despite the issues she has with her mother, she’s resilient and incredibly determined. She then meets Tyler and they both instantly fall in love. Again, Tyler didn’t move me one bit but he’s not all bad, right? WRONG! WRONG!!! I won’t give anything away because that would ruin the story and I don’t believe in spoilers. Again, while I didn’t care for Tyler with Chloe, their issues felt genuine and incredibly real.
The relationship I found to be the most intriguing was with her best friend, Cam. I absolutely adored him. Everything he said was backed-up by actions. He was also incredibly witty and their banter made me giggle on different occasions. I was Team Cam at every turn!!!
Finding Bliss is about creating perfection and not letting anyone or anything getting in the way of that dream…this is that story. It’s about following your heart but sometimes the heart doesn’t always lead you to perfection or happiness, at least not in this book. What you can expect from this story is solid writing, an emotional journey and it will keep you entertained. It’s light on the romance and the ending is a bit abrupt but it’s still an enjoyable read, who knows…it could be your next favorite book! Happy Reading!