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Searching For Moore Attended By Reality TV Star Wannabes And Southern California Social Climbers, Schooner Moore Knows The Party His Wife Is Throwing For His Forty Third Birthday Has Little To Do With Him And Everything To Do With Her Social Standing In Orange County The Evening Turns Out To Hold Surprises Than Just His Wife S Botoxed Friends Groping At His Privates, When A Conversation With His Old College Roommate, Beau, Reveals The Biggest Surprise Of The Night Beau Has Had Contact On Facebook With Mia Silver Just Hearing Her Name Sends Schooner Into A Tailspin, As He Is Now Just A Friend Request Away From The One Who Got Away When She Disappeared Without A Goodbye, Leaving Him Wondering Why She Left A Serial Failure At Romance, Manhattan Boutique Ad Agency Owner, Mia, Gets A Blindside Of Her Own When A Facebook Friend Request From First Love, Schooner, Appears In Her Email Going With Her Gut Reaction, Mia Hits Accept, Propelling Her Past To Catch Up With Her In A New York Minute, As A Forceful Schooner Is Determined To Understand What Tore Them Apart And To Explore The Possibility Of A Second Chance At Love From A 1980 S Southern California College Campus And A Devastating First Love To Present Day New York City, Searching For Moore Explores How Technology Has Eradicated The Divide Between Our Past And Our Present, And Asks Whether You Would Give Up Everything To Reconnect With The One In A Single Keystroke


10 thoughts on “Searching For Moore

  1. says:

    5 It s Smoochal Stars Shooner Moore is a man who spends his 43 year old birthday feeling lonely, even though his wife has planned a party for him An old friend mentions something from their college years and Shooner gets down in his memory lane, getting lost in his thoughts about the girl who stole his heart back then A girl he was never able to get over with, even if he got married and made a family.Mia Silver was barely 16 when she enlisted on the Californian college A true New Yorker, she was never like the other fake barbies that were dressed in dresses Her parents had met with Shooner s family on their first day and they asked him to keep an eye on her and take care of their daughter Different events made Shooner and Mia bond, but then one day this bond was suddenly broken Now several years later, is the truth going to see the light of the day Is anything going to change if it does Will they find their way back to each other This book was wonderful I really loved the story, the timeline set up for this, the then period and the now period I really am not sure which I loved the most, but I ll say that I truly enjoyed Shooner s Mia s love story There are so much I want to say, but I don t want to spoil anyone I ll just say that this book has many layers and many life changing events I loved everything about it, so this is a five star read from me it s recommended to everyone


  2. says:

    Dnf 50 percent


  3. says:

    I absolutely loved this book I loved Schooner I loved Mia I loved the surrounding characters I loved the flashbacks I loved the here and now It s original and addictive.5 Mooreish stars See what I did there I am fuuuuurious at Julie A Richman for leaving me dangling from that cliff Oh my goodness Talk about cliffhanger The good news, ladies, is that we only have to wait two weeks for book 2 Thank God So, this book is a second chance love story between Schooner Moore and Mia Silver Nineteen year old Schooner, from California, is the perfect All American boy He s blonde, blue eyed, tanned, athletic, gorgeous, intelligent and wealthy He lives up to everybody s expectations of the man he should be Upon arriving at college, Schooner meets two girls who both have a huge impact on his life.CJ His female counterpart Beautiful, blonde, former prom queen For Schooner, dating CJ is the obvious thing to do and within days they become an item Schooner and CJ Like Ken and Barbie come to life They were the epitome of every out of stater s fantasy of what the quintessential California boy and California girl looked like Schooner and CJ They were beautiful and they looked like they belonged together. Then there is Mia Little, quirky, sixteen year old Mia, with her glasses, curly dark hair, clogs and mischievous Devil smile Mia fascinates Schooner from the moment they meet.Mia and Schooner develop an easy friendship and when CJ and half the student body leave on educational trips for Interim, Mia and Schooner find themselves working together on an assignment After a few weeks in their company, Mia and her slightly oddball friends have Schooner questioning the image he s worked hard to live up to and the person he really is He was the All American Boy Handsome, polite, top student, great athlete, buddy, boyfriend, son, soon to be frat brother Schooner kept everyone happy.Schooner Moore had no fucking idea who he really was. Long story short Mia and Schooner find themselves enveloped in an intense romance that will set the bar for every relationship for the rest of their lives.Fast forward It s been twenty four years since Mia Silver has seen or spoken to the gorgeous Schooner Moore Until she receives a Facebook friend request from him And suddenly, a past that Mia and Schooner had both forced themselves to forget is now forcing them to remember I ve waited a lifetime A lifetime You are mine No one is ever going to take you from me again No one is ever going to touch you again No one Ever Ok, let s deal with the elephant in the room, first Yes, our hero is called Schooner No, I don t get that either Nooo idea why But just ignore that It kinda works for him He s so confident, so utterly perfect that he might be the only person in the world that can totally make being named after a sailing ship work in his favour.Back to the good stuff I could not put this book down It was that good The writing is fabulous and engaging I knew I was going to like Julie A Richman s writing style within the first page It s adorable, deliciously sexy, heart warming, heart breaking, it kept me on my toes, it made me smile, made me laugh, made me gasp It has twists that I didn t see coming The dialogue is fantastic The surrounding characters are brilliant It even has a wicked witch it had everything I want in a book Schooner and Mia did not just look like they belonged together, Schooner and Mia belonged together. It has a hero to die for Schooner has to be up there on the top Book Boyfriends list If you like yourself a sexy rich BB, you will love Schooner Moore He s stunning, ripped, protective, a little bit controlling, smart, strong sigh There s a devestating scene in this book where my heart shattered for Mia, and Schooner is perfection personified Did I mention that I love him Christian Louboutin made you cry So I bought you Jimmy Choo s And Mia is possibly one of the coolest protagonists ever She s funky, quirky, ballsy, a little bit weird and I want her to be my friend She s so real and loveable She isn t one of these irritating, needy, dramatic characters that makes you roll your eyes and shout at your e reader She s just super cool, in all her weirdness You ll love her I love you It s smoochal Let s talk about CJ Aaaaaarrrgh What a loathsome, despicable character She literally ruined the lives of two wonderful people, with absolutely no remorse You don t actually get to meet CJ on many occasions, you read about her and you learn about her through Schooner and Mia, but her page space is limited However, you will still hate her and despise her every breath My heart broke for the time that Mia and Schooner lost It was so sad and even when they reconnected, I found it so sad that they had missed so much of one another s lives I felt so sorry for both of them So much had been lost and each of them had been through such traumatic times I wanted you to be my first I have one minor complaint about this book that I just need to quickly touch upon The accidental blow job Errrr Sorry, what Puhleeease As if Ok, that is all.So, like I mentioned, this book ends with a huge cliffhanger I was so engrossed in the story that I hadn t realised I was that close to the end of book And when I clicked to the last page and it ended, I was like WHAAAAAT NO I m so glad I didn t read this any earlier, because it s going to be hell waiting just two weeks for book 2, so I certainly couldn t wait any longer than that.I highly recommend that everybody go read this book I really want you all to go and read this, so then I can chat to you about Schooner Moore If you want me to tell you that I love you, I will do that but I don t think those words even begin to describe what I feel for you and I don t know what the right words are You just said them I know lots of you are going to want to wait until Moore to Lose is out, and I totally understand that, but please add this to your TBR lists and get on at as soon as book 2 is released Moore to Lose will be released on September 30th and I will be grabbing it as soon as possible In fact, I might even get on my knees and beg the author for a cheeky ARC I ll let you know how that goes till we meet again Searching for Moore StatisticsSteam Rating out of 5 Ending CliffhangerSeries Reading Order Book 1 Searching for Moore Needing Moore 1 Book 2 Moore to Lose Needing Moore 1 Can this be read as a standalone NoThemes First loveSecond chanceWarning This book includes Sexual contentWriting Great Like this review and want to keep up to date with book news Follow me at the links below My blog


  4. says:

    0 Stars don t be fooled buy the 1 above That is a legit ZERO stars There were so many reasons I wanted to like this oneAnd yet, so many I detested it Anybody got a soap box I can borrow I ll start with this gripe Baby Girl was used 95 times I didn t pull that figure out my kaboose I literally searched it NINEFIVER At 32 I felt the beginnings of a petit mal seizure At 64 we had gone to alert level grand mal Crap on a cracker If that moniker ever worked for me it does NOT NOW, nor will it ever.Smoochal was cute the first 2 times Beyond that pass the eye bleach zophran please because I threw up in my mouth Okay, so Schooner yep, like the boat Mia get together while CJ, his girlfriend who is slut shamed most of the book is doing an interim semester abroad However, they don t feel it s cheating since he hated CJ anyway they only have oral sex Not full intercourse Yep Classy proceed with your high morals OOOOOHHHH, and let s not forget that when JetSki goes to break up with the GF he hates, so he can honestly be with his cheating counterpart soulmate the OG GF girl rapes him with a forced BJ Since she used the deep throat techniques he taught her he came in like 5 minutes Well hell, there went that break up Guess, I ll just STAY with the girl I hate hide from my soulmate for ONE MONTH before I try to talk to her Makes perfect sense Before that there s a scene when he The Man named after the watercraft practically rapes CJ his GF he hates but stays bc her beauty compliments his beauty in her parents home because she had the audacity to give him a red Christmas jumper to match her family s in the Christmas photos To say I was skeezed the hell out is putting it mildly I mean, how dare she give him a seasonal sweater WTF Seriously But don t call Detective Benson because guess what Ladies She was wet All was well in their reindeer fun Bring on a Easter cardigan As an aside there was an actual GANG RAPE this one was billed as such that took a virginity And came out of nowhere And the victim had no long term trauma or emotional scars to speak of And did not attempt to prosecute As a matter of fact once her stitches were removed she went ahead and broke the terms of unofficial cheating to legit cheating Oh and let s not forget that she is 16 at the time he is 19 Therefore, we can add statutory rape to our list of sexual offenses Okay, someone should seriously sound the Law Order Gung Gung now In the Criminal Justice System the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups The police who investigate crime and the District Attorney s who prosecute the offenders THESE ARE THEIR STORIES Another super weirdo inclusion was IRL celebrities Mia The douche Canoe bump into Katie Suri Holmes while walking through the streets of NYC Throw in every other A B Lister celeb REAL names and you have the recipe for a head scratcher It was just so odd these REAL people were used to perpetuate this story It felt like serious infringements were made, but that isn t an accusation just MHO I honestly don t know if using real people s names in works of fiction without their consent is allowed Or maybe she has the whole list of LA NYC celeb s consent The book could have been approximately 23,673,854 words shorter okay that one is a tad bit of an exaggeration and been completeand yet We get to end in my oh so favorite way AN OLD SCHOOL DOES SHE DIE DOES SHE LIVE DID SHE KILL THEIR UNBORN CHILD CLIFFHANGER I give this an overall 5 stars for hitting EVERY SINGLE LITERARY PET PEAVE I HAVE EVER POSSESSED Mazel Tov In this author s defense she does fully disclose the cliffhanger ending I proceeded with the purchase against my better judgment bc I knew at least all three books were released Good news though book one is free if you want to give it a read Normally, I will NOT bash a free book, but I have a guilt free pass bc I also bought and paid for the whispersync companion Best part about that is the narrator sounded just like Nathan Lane in the Birdcage I ADORE THAT MOVIE so I tried to pretend he was talking to Robin Williams taking his pirin tablets rant over throws kindle in traffic deactivates FB account


  5. says:

    I have three words for you SCHOONER FLIPPING MOORE OKso I actually have words for you This book is very likable and unique I love how the author goes from the present to the past and back to the present While doing so, she makes this book enjoyable for any one ages 18 and up The book starts off with a dapper looking 43 year old, Schooner Moore He s athletic, well kept, fashionable, sharp and successful The book then takes a quick turn back to his college years There you will meet Mia, love her You ll also meet CJ.I ll keep my opinion to myselfnot really, I despise CJ The author gives us a taste of reality and it s not all rainbows and butterflies, love at first site I strongly recommend this book I am looking forward to the next book Congrats, Julie on your debut novel


  6. says:

    Not sure what to say about this one I started it a few weeks back It was my supposed to be my in between book but after a bit of time I set it aside because I just wasn t feeling it I picked it up again yesterday and read through it but in the end I just never got invested in Schooner and Mia There are some pretty great reviews out there for this one so I am sure it was a matter of it is me and my mood and not the book.


  7. says:

    An OK listen Certain parts I really liked but some parts were a little twee but maybe it s because I listened to the audio rather than read the book.


  8. says:

    I was just thrilled to see that the main character is 43 This little tidbit of info is what really made me want to read this book


  9. says:

    Holy crap What just happened I LOVE, LOVE LOVED this book Now I NEED book 2 my stomach s in knots from the cliffhanger at the end not sure how I m going to endure the wait Mia Silver and Schooner Moore meet as college freshman Mia is a quirky New Yorker while Schooner is the quintessential blue eyed, blond California boy who everyone naturally thinks is beautiful He is desperate to please his family by being someone he thinks they think he should be he has the gorgeous blonde bombshell girlfriend and a bright future as a college tennis star It s not until he takes part in a class group project with Mia and her misfit friends that he can really be himself He and Mia become close and fall in love Blonde bombshell girlfriend be damned Or notOf course fate doesn t smile on Mia and Schooner and they are driven apart for 24 years until good ole Facebook reconnects them again I don t want to go into too much detail because this is a book that begs to be devoured Julie Richman has done a fantastic job getting us to will Mia and Schooner to be together despite their prolonged absence from each others lives, that when they do find each other again, everything seems to be going too well that you have to wonder what s going to go wrong Are they truly destined to be apart The entire second half of the book had me ridden with angst because I just knew fate would mess with their happily ever after And it bloody well did Thank you, Julie, for this story It was wonderfully written and now I desperately need to find out what happens please don t keep us waiting too long


  10. says:

    3.5 stars Jenny Well, Gitte I was checking through my notes and thinking back on this book about friends to lovers and second chances.oh there was so much I loved Really loved It was emotional, beautiful, sad, funny and the ending made me gasp, what a cliffhanger Getting to know Schooner, Mia and CJ all the way through their college years and watching them mature, going through their ups and downs, was such a wonderful journey and I was enjoying this book so much, not to mention how much I loved this authors writing style Then..about 70% or so in something happened There was a section of the book that lost me completely and I really hate that this happened because I was originally so engrossed in this story and really relating to these characters What happened was this The author introduced a real life celebrity element into the story which caused me to detach from the story and made me feel like I was reading a gossip mag for a while there Taking me out of fantasy and putting me into reality caused me to feel like I was no longer a part of Mia and Schooner s world.The world this author had so beautifully created was snatched from me and I so wish all the Hollywood interacting hadn t have happened because this was a heading towards a 4.5 star read for me up until that point Once I disconnected I found it really hard to get drawn back into their world and this saddened me What about you Gitte I was loving the story of Schooner, Mia and CJ I have to say though that the name Schooner just made me cringe I think Mia s friend said it best Schooner Seth mouthed Schooner and muttered Are you talking to a boat SethI thought this was a really different read, you meet them as young adults and you get their beginnings It had emotion, tragedy and young love It was a heartbreaking journey Then we meet them as adults and see the impact that tragedy has had upon their lives I was mesmerized by the great writing and the story as this Author challenged an issue that is very personal to me.However, and I agree completely with you here Jenny, then the story of these remarkable characters was cheapened and quite frankly turned into something banal for me It turned into a who s who and the real world invaded my fictional one through what could have been a snippet out of a celebrity gossip magazine I was gutted, I really was The story lost me and I actually had to put it down for a while What was a 4.5 star read for me too, suddenly was no longer so, as I personally do not subscribe to the whole Hollywood adoration and gossip world It doesn t interest me I do not like it in my fiction So yeah, really disappointed, however this is my personal opinion and I m sure I am in the minority.Jenny It is a shame because I instantly connected with Schooner and Mia How could I not Schooner was the good looking, completely lovable, all American boy who graced the covers of magazines everywhere Known for his good looks, killer smile, boyish charm and warmth, he went through life living up to other people s expectations Throughout college Schooner lived by the rules expected of him, not by the rules he expected of himself and this thought process followed him through to his mature years where he was trapped in a society he loathed and into an unhappy marriage Living a fa ade to please everyone else.He originally meets Mia while at College and finds a kindred spirit in this lovable girl I loved Mia and her beautiful soul, her free spirit and devil may care attitude I loved her as much as Schooner loved her This girl allows him to express himself without mockery and judgement and allows him to smile really smile for the first time She was infectious and beautiful, the total opposite of his girlfriend CJ Hmmm CJ, oh how I loathed this perfect homecoming queen who was anything but she was ice cold, poised, vindictive but to those around her she is seen as the perfect companion for Schooner CJ is very much one person on the outside and quite the other on this inside They are seen as the beautiful couple, and wow CJ made sure she snagged him Schooner Well, I just adored this man He had so many facets and was full of personality he could be a pretty naughty boy he was kind, gentle, loving, selfless yet on the other hand could be forceful, possessive and quite alpha.yes I loved the night and day of this man and how he continually tried to make everyone else happy at the expense of his own happiness.Gitte I completely connected with Schooner and Mia, they were really well written characters Young Schooner was lush, no other word for him His charm was a killer as was his smile The expectations of others weighed heavy on his shoulders as he followed the path that was laid before him, realising it was not the one for him, wanting to change it but wanting to please everyone too Pegged by society indeed he was fighting for change and when given the opportunity he went for it no matter what costs This opportunity arose when met Mia.Mia was just gorgeous but she was also the kind of crazy, funny girl that called a spade a spade no matter what the consequences This girl was indeed a free spirit Jenny She is the only one who sees Schooner for who he really is, she sees his true smile Mia was the complete opposite of the kind of girl Schooner was meant to be with, well according to society and CJ I hated CJ with a passion, she was a bitch she was the Barbie to Schooner s Ken if public opinion was to be adhered to.Sometimes fate is a bitch until karma kicks in..The mature Schooner was proper alpha, naughty and cheeky yet still had his heart of absolute pure gold This man had my heart melting into a puddle on the floor one minute and beating out of my chest the next with his dirty talk and his passion.Jenny I loved everything about sharing the college years with Schooner and Mia It really allowed you to connect with them before they reconnected in later life and for the author to have us believe in and love Mia, even though she is the other woman was pure genius on the authors part and we have to give her kudo s for that because we really did love this girl.Mia and Schooner stole the show, stole my heart and I loved that we saw so many sides to the mature Schooner, some were quite the revelation As you can see I really was loving this story I was invested and I was involved There were tragedies and scenes that broke my heart Unexpected events I didn t see coming and the story flowed along so well, I couldn t help but be swept along in the magic of Mia and Schooner.Then.ruh roh.the Hollywood celebrity happened and it lost me and I was completely gutted the story went down this path Mia and Schooner stopped being characters and for me,I was thrown out of their world and brought into real life When I give myself over to a book I like to be totally consumed and immersed in the story and its characters I want to close off everything and everyone around me and be part of their world Once elements of the outside world are brought into a story as heavily as they were in this one, where the characters are actually interacting with the outside world, I am no longer in that place and I become disconnected and that s exactly what happened with this book It absolutely saddened me because this story had me in such a great place and then it was dashed This is definitely a personal feeling and one that will probably not be an issue for many readers, but for me it was I do look forward to book two and following Mia and Schooner s story because we were definitely left with a cliffhanger I m interested to know Gitte, was the Hollywood thing issue for you and did this impact your enjoyment of the rest of the story Gitte This Author s brilliant writing had me siding with the other woman which was both surprising and a testament to the writing and Mia s character The fact that we experienced them from the beginning left such a mark that it let us connect to their characters, believe in them, sympathise with them and love them so many years later.Yes, absolutely Jenny, this was an issue for me, as I said I loved this story until the Hollywood gate turned it into something else It probably won t bother the majority, but it did me and is the reason for why I just didn t enjoy it as much.I wish those scenes had been cut out and instead gone straight to the ending which was an intense and emotional cliff hanger I will say though that on the majority this was one beautiful and heart breaking story with so much depth and passion.