Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers Setting out on the vacation of a lifetime Marissa Chabot is well provisioned with sun block rum and a stack of good books As one of the founders of the succesfanul high tech soul mate matching serv

  • Title: Finders Keepers
  • Author: Karin Kallmaker
  • ISBN: 9781594930720
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Setting out on the vacation of a lifetime, Marissa Chabot is well provisioned with sun block, rum and a stack of good books As one of the founders of the succesfanul, high tech soul mate matching service Finders Keepers, Marissa knows from experience that vacation romances are nothing short of hopeless.When the tall, dark and beautiful Linda Bartok sweeps her off her feSetting out on the vacation of a lifetime, Marissa Chabot is well provisioned with sun block, rum and a stack of good books As one of the founders of the succesfanul, high tech soul mate matching service Finders Keepers, Marissa knows from experience that vacation romances are nothing short of hopeless.When the tall, dark and beautiful Linda Bartok sweeps her off her feet, Marissa yields to the magic of moonlit walks on the beach and longed for whispers of passion Though it hardly seems possible that the ian, adventurous Linda could be truly interested in a desk bound computer geek, their erotic encounters soon bring about Marissa s complete and total surrender.Vacations end Real life resumes Waiting for the phone to ring, Marissa wonders if what she had seen in Linda s eyes could have possibly been true Was it just a vacation romance Or was she going to end up losers weepers

    One thought on “Finders Keepers”

    1. This was an okay read. It had some things I really liked and other things that I didn't.The two leads are unusual, for sure. Marissa is an overweight computer scientist with generally low self-esteem and a self-deprecating sense-of-humor while Linda is a super model-esque outdoor adventurer with an unusual past unusual I was wondering if it was even possible though Kallmaker quelled that thought later on. The main thing they have in common is both seeing beyond each other's physical appearance t [...]

    2. I have a confession to make. I actually read this for the first time several years ago and while I liked it, I didn’t love it. It didn’t conform to my expectations of a romance and it left me wondering what I’d just read. Returning to it recently was a revelation. Finders Keepers doesn’t play by the usual rules of romance and now I see that’s a huge advantage. Just like Roller Coaster, it defies expectation, yet delivers a beautiful story that left me satisfied and happy in the end. It [...]

    3. This is a book I picked up because I keep seeing rave reviews for Kallmaker. Finders Keepers is a romance, but not in the standard sense. The main characters, Marissa and Linda, meet in a lifeboat when their cruise ship sinks (no, they don’t end up on a deserted island). They have a brief fling and separate to return to their lives. The book focuses on the struggles of both women with the lives that they return to and the changes that both are inspired to make in their own lives - Marissa batt [...]

    4. I quite enjoyed this novel. However, it lacked consistency in that it began as something of a romp and then turned into two people trying to connect despite their flaws and traumas. I preferred the second theme as opposed to the first.

    5. Fat and dysfunctional lovers who spend most of the novel apartThis book *IS* more of a weight loss treatise (as another honestly put it) and less of a romance. It buries you into the obsessive thought of 34 year old workaholic Marissa Chabot who is described as "chunky" and appears to be about 50 lbs. overweight. Her deep-seated worthlessness is challenged when she is shipwrecked with the 31 year old Xena-esque Linda Bartok who finds her beautiful. And that's a first.These two spend a brief (alb [...]

    6. "Nineteen, on the edge."This is my favorite KK book! I liked it so much that I had my gf read it too. This is more than your typical romance, it is two separate journeys made by two very different women to be who they see reflected in the other's eyes. Marissa and Linda meet on a lifeboat after they abandon their sinking cruise ship, after being separated from the other boats during the last of the storm, the survivors end up on a very small strip of beach with the only real chance of surviving [...]

    7. Voici une auteur que l'on me recommandait depuis un moment, alors quand je l'ai reçu, j'étais enchantée d'enfin la découvrir.Dans "La belle éprise", vous voyagez, et la romance ne prend pas toute la place, elle est secondaire. Un récit où vous vous laissez embarquer avec plaisir dans les tourments, dans le voyage, dans la découverte, dans la discussion, dans la connaissance de l'autre.La rencontre de Marissa et Linda va leur donner du courage lors de leur retour à la vie réelle. L'une [...]

    8. This book was amazing because it was so real!! I loved the fact that this wasnt like those stories where the girl has problems to face and the warrior princess-like other girl rides in slays all the dragons and solves all the problems and they ride into to the susset where they live happily ever after.This was real because in this story two women meet each other and realise through each other that they have inner strength, courage and that they deserve better so they fix their problems by themse [...]

    9. A fascinating surprise plucked from the library shelves - not my usual read but the author drew me in, teased me along with adventure, sensory and sensual detail and a realistic plot. Marissa is co-owner of Finders Keepers, an online date-matching site, who is herself without a partner. She meets Linda while both are surviving the wreck of their cruise ship and subsequent landing on a idyllic island retreat. It isn't all idyllic getting there, and Linda and Marissa appear, on the surface, to be [...]

    10. Finders Keepers by Karin Kallmaker was a pleasant surprise. I don't normally read any romance novels (in fact in my entire life I've only read 3 and that's because I know the author). That said this book was not what I was expecting from a traditional romance novel, in that it focused primarily on the journeys of two women who both had to deal with aspects of their childhoods and bodies that continued to bother or haunt them into adulthood. The story line and the stories of the women and their i [...]

    11. I don't read romance novels well ever. And I guess if this one is any representation of the genre, I guess for a good reason. It started off exciting enough, but was just so badly written (seriously how many times a page can the main character remind the reader that she is fat??). I did like the main character: she was a computer scientist who likes to read??? That's who I am!! But the rest of it made me want to hurl the book at the wall. Even though it was relatively short (250ish pages), it to [...]

    12. A terrific novel!Yes, another big hit of Karin. It's not about beautiful, gorgeous, the exterior but about strength, intelligent, about the interior. A gorgeous body can be a burden in your life but that also applies to a body with overweight. Two women who struggle with their bodies but also dealing with extremely controlling mothers. Mothers who had a big impact on their lives. This story has a lot of twists and turns, it was fun, sad, passionate, emotional and heartbreaking. I enjoyed it imme [...]

    13. I'm not sure why but I've found myself going back to this book over and over again for the last couple of weeks. It's obviously over the top and a little ridiculous to think things play out the way they did but it's also very sweet. I like that Marissa didn't get into shape to get a woman. That was a big worry and I'm glad Linda didn't try to get better just for Marissa. They worked on themselves for themselves.

    14. Actually an interesting narrative structure to it, including characters who developed! Could have done without the "letters to self" format . . .

    15. This was my very first Karin Kallmaker and it got me hooked on her books, so I have a very soft spot in my heart for it.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *