Finding Katie by John J. Smith
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: Dark Red Press (May 8, 2011)
The very wealthy and very sheltered Preston Meadows lives his life protected from even the hint of harm. His world is safe and secure until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie. Against his parents’ wishes, Preston sets out on his own to find her. Preston works hard to blend in with the “regular” people roaming the streets of Dallas – but the real world is zany, insane, full of danger and ruthless criminals. Preston soon begins to learn more about himself and finds he has a knack for foiling certain crimes. In his adventures, during his search for his sister, he makes friends with some of the strangest people he could ever imagine. Along the way, Preston falls in love, comes face-to-face with a self-described Drug Lord, and discovers a side of himself he never knew existed, especially after the Drug Lord kidnaps his girlfriend.
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From the blurb, I was almost 100% sure I’d love this book. To be honest, the first few chapters had me wondering if I even wanted to finish it. But, I had previously read another book, Delayed Flight, by this author, and loved it, so I kept reading. And if I’d have put it down without finishing it, I’d have cheated myself out of a really good book. It was so good that I read it in one sitting.
I started the book when I got into bed, thinking I’d read a while and go to sleep. But that didn’t happen because I couldn’t put it down. The story of rich, pampered Preston getting down and dirty with the criminals and living at a homeless shelter was more than interesting, and the people he met at the shelter were written so well that I could “see” them in all their fashion faux pas and character quirks.
I didn’t expect the book to be funny, but it was hilarious!! Quite a few times I woke my hubby up with uncontrollable laughter. I don’t ever remember laughing this much while reading a book!!
The only thing bad a can say about the book was that I thought Preston didn’t seem all that much in a hurry to find his sister. But if he had, the book wouldn’t have been what is, which is one of my favorite read in quite a few years!
I would definitely recommend this book.
About The Author:
John writes under two names John J. Smith and pen name Jonathan Black. Why does he do this? He has been told when a reader sees his work they have an expectation, hence the two names. He has won several awards under each name.He has been called a prolific Fiction writer. he enjoys writing romance and mainstream as John and paranormal and paranormal romance as Jonathan.Several of his novels have been converted or rewritten into screenplays; for which he has also have won several awards.John J. Smith resides in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.