Blog Tour + Giveaway - Where I Need to Be by Jamie Hollins

by - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How can their relationship survive when it’s built on half-truths? 

Book Details

McKenna Series #3
Jamie Hollins
Releasing July 18, 2017

About The Book

When heroin stole James Foley’s wife and destroyed his marriage, he poured all his energy into raising his young son and running his auto garage. There’s no room in his life for anything else until Megan McKenna walks into his shop. He finds it impossible to resist the sexy school teacher.

After an ugly divorce, Megan lost her home, her job, and a big chunk of her self-respect. With her posh lifestyle now a memory, she starts over by indulging in an unexpected fling with a hard-bodied mechanic.

What begins as something casual turns into something meaningful. But how can their relationship survive when it’s built on half-truths? 

James and Megan soon discover that being honest with themselves is just as important as being honest with each other. Only then will their relationship fire on all cylinders.

My Review

Rating: ★★★★★

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of the book provided by Tasty Book Tours and the author. 

There's something about the McKenna's that always drove me to stay up past 2 am. I had that with Ewan, then Sean, and now even sweet Megan decided to join operation ruin-Natasha's-beauty-sleep. 

But I wouldn't trade my beauty sleep for anything else! 

Megan McKenna has always been successful, she kept up her perfect grades, never rebelled during her teenage years and married her college boyfriend. Life seemed normal, perfect and right on track -until it wasn't. Divorced, broke and left with a beat up Honda Accord, the least she could do is to fix her car, and that was when she met single dad, James Foley, a mechanic with a past. Thrown into the heat of passion, will they learn to ever trust again? Or will a single omission of the truth threaten to destroy the foundation they built?

I love Megan, she's the perfect epitome of sweet, kind and caring that you can't ever bring yourself to hate. It was heartbreaking to see how her marriage ended and how her self-confidence was taken away by her deserves-more-than-a-punch-to-the-face ex-husband, but it was also heartwarming to see how she blossomed into an independent woman who is brave enough to finally fight for what she wants. (I swear the things Niall said made my blood boil). I completely adore her! 

James. I can't begin to describe how I fell in love with his character. He's far from the Stepford version of a perfect dad. He is always covered in grease and oil, overworking himself in his shop, may bribe his kid once in a while for good behavior and does not do commitment, but somehow he has rooted himself deeply in my heart. Despite his tough exterior, I'm in love with his vulnerability that made him appear to be even more manly! I loved that he is so dedicated to his work and how he always put his kid's feelings above his. If that isn't perfect, I don't know what is.

I cried happy tears while reading the epilogue, I couldn't think of a happier way to wrap up the McKenna saga, especially with the return of Ewan, Quinn, Sean and Darcy whom I loved from the previous books! Oh Sean and Darcy, their bickering never gets old! 

I'll definitely re-read the series again. Although it was a bittersweet goodbye, I am so glad to be a part of the McKenna family for the past whole year! They taught me that love is nothing but beautiful - and there is exactly where I wanted to be. 

P.S. Jamie, will there be a Torrid series? :p 



Jamie Hollins was born and raised in rural Northeast Ohio. After graduate school, she embarked on a perilous career in Human Resources where she met plenty of real life characters. When she’s not writing or chasing after her toddler, she enjoys reading and golfing. Jamie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and their dog, Winston.

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  1. Thank you, Natasha, for the wonderful review and for hosting on release day! I appreciate all your support, and I'm so glad you enjoyed WHERE I NEED TO BE :)

  2. So glad to see that you enjoyed this one. I read the second book in this series, and I was really curious about this one. Great review! I'll have to check it out

  3. Enjoyed the book description and review.

  4. Great review! This series was new to me but I was able to one-click them all and am really looking forward to reading.


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