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At 23, Aaron has aged out of the foster-care system and is now a struggling college student. Between his severe Learning Disabilities, ADHD and past trauma, every day is a struggle. Three years ago, Aaron's world got a whole lot brighter thanks to his new best friend, Ryan Foster and his family. The Fosters have taken him into the fold. That is, everyone except for Ryan'sAt 23, Aaron has aged out of the foster-care system and is now a struggling college student. Between his severe Learning Disabilities, ADHD and past trauma, every day is a struggle. Three years ago, Aaron's world got a whole lot brighter thanks to his new best friend, Ryan Foster and his family. The Fosters have taken him into the fold. That is, everyone except for Ryan's Uncle TJ. When Aaron and TJ meet, sparks fly. TJ, 31, can't stand his nephew's flamboyant, in your face, blue-haired, rainbow loving, best friend. He knows he shouldn't be so judgmental but after spending five years in Iraq and Afghanistan, his patience is buried under a mountain of guilt and loss. TJ's animosity toward Aaron always stresses Aaron out going home to the Foster's for the holidays but they are the only family he has. He just needs to put up with TJ. He can do that, right? When something happens that neither one wants to acknowledge, it may just be the catalyst needed for the sparks to explode. What happens when TJ lets himself see the real Aaron? And, can Aaron let TJ past his defenses, when he's barely holding on. ~ 33,000 words – gay romance, heat level low....

Title : finding aaron
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ISBN : 27431779
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Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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  • Breann
    2018-10-09 13:15

    3.5I have really mixed feelings about Finding Aaron. Everything was a cliche-- from both main characters, to all the drama, and then all topped off with a perfectly perfect family. But, I finished it in one night and found that I couldn't put it down.

  • Chris, the Dalek King
    2018-10-05 10:23

    There are a lot of things I could say about this book, and very few of them would be complimentary. Just about the only thing it had going for it was the premise, and that was quickly drowned out by the writing, the characters, the frankly confusing scene structure, and the overwhelming urge to smack myself unconscious every time I picked up my kindle to force myself thru yet another twenty pages.This book, to put it simply, was amateurish and not something I would ever want to spend my money and/or time on.Aaron is a cliche. And not even a very good one. He is an orphan, wounded by his past in the foster system and his struggles with mental issues. But he is written so over the top, so thinly and with the single intent of forcing sympathy, that I found nothing in him that was not contrived. It was if he had Please Feel Sorry For Me tattooed over his forehead.TJ, our Wounded Hero, is no better. He hates Aaron initially, but with one smile he is swayed into eternal love of our poor and helpless Aaron. I not joking about that either. Aaron smiles at him once and then suddenly TJ can’t help but fall for the man. There is other stuff going on in his backstory, but mostly he exists, like almost every other character, to fawn over Aaron. If there is chemistry between these two characters, I could not find it, except maybe in that one short flashback.And talking of flashbacks. What the hell was going on with the structure of this story? At times it was almost like the author closed her eyes and threw scenes at random onto a storyboard and hoped for the best. There were times when there wasn’t even a effort made to integrate the flashback into the previous scene. It just appeared out of nowhere for no reason, other than I guess the author figured that Aaron had been talking about it happening for the last 100 pages so it needed to go somewhere and there was a good a place as any. Even when there were attempts to place them successfully into the story it was done in such a confusing manner I had no clue what was flashback and what was the current story.It was not a big shock to me to find out that this was a self-published work. Which is kinda shitty to all the other awesome self-published works out there…but I honestly can’t see this book having got thru a round of editors. The way the author seems to think that text speak SHOUTING is a thing that should happen in a book that you are asking people to pay for is a bit astounding. And maybe if it was just Aaron’s pov that did it, I might understand. It could have been just the way Aaron’s brain worked. But it wasn’t. It was like every single character had the same brainwaves as a thirteen year old on a tumblr binge. I find this kind of thing irksome in fanfiction (where I generally have such a low bar of tolerance it is absurd)…there is no way it should be happening in a “professionally published” work.But you want to know that really confused me and irked me in equal measures above all else? The constant assurance that it was Aaron’s blue hair that marked him out as a freak. This is 2015 (almost 2016) not the 1950’s. I have no ever loving clue why anyone would think that blue hair makes them freak. Especially not college age people. Yet everyone kept bringing it up (in almost exactly the same phrasing–which, yeah, didn’t do a whole lot for selling the characters) as if it was an undisputed fact of life. It was just one more thing that made this story ring as false.I honestly don’t have the time or inclination to go into every little detail of why I didn’t like this book. I would have preferred not to go into this much detail and just forget the damn thing…but when you give a book this low of a rating it kinda needs to be explained. So I did. It just falls way below the bar I set for stories being sold, and I can’t really do much about that but explain why I feel that way.This book was provided free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes. Go there to check out other reviews, author interviews, and all those awesome giveaways. Click below.

  • Raj
    2018-09-18 14:25

    On a purely emotional level I immensely enjoyed this book.The author has designed this journey to unashamedly tug at every heart string you may possess.It's like those dastardly adverts that seduces you into spending your last paycheck at Christmas.If this book were an animal it would have enormous puppy eyes.The main character Aaron is a 23 year old born a minute ago.He is almost a level below autism.He can hold his own pity party for a century & that would not be time enough to chronicle all his torment.He is literally a character of pain.If there were a 5th horseman of the apocalypse than he would be the Horseman of Anguish.Intellectually I have one question:I would like to know how can he drive the vehicle given to him when he literally coils into a ball of distress when under pressure?The main cast are so heavenly I wondered if they were going to sprout wings & sing hallelujah at any moment.I especially loved Ryan's character his defense of his brother Aaron when his evil girlfriend Kelli went on a bitch fest was epic.That was the highlight of the book.So emotionally this book catches all 5 stars but intellectually it merits a 2 but since it made me tear a bit I'm going for 3 stars & a promise to read every book in the series because I want to know more about *archangel* Ryan.This author gets my "Honey of the Year"award just because Syrup is not sweet enough to capture the true essence of this book.

  • booklover
    2018-09-24 17:42

    **COPY RECEIVED FOR HONEST REVIEW**REVIEWING FOR ONE CLICK AHOLICS BOOK GROUPAaron maybe 23 years old and in college but due to his many disorders (ADHD,PTSD and others) he struggles a lot with things. To others a small problem is catastrophic to him, he needs things to be explained in simple terms otherwise he panics and ends up closing himself off.And to top it off he's a very flamboyant dresser and wears his gayness with pride !! (As he should do too) He has no family to turn to for help until he meets Ryan. Ryan has seen how socially inept he is, even though it's through no fault of his own so takes him under his wing, takes him to meet his family who fall in love with him. But in Aaron's mind something will go wrong, they won't want him to stay. This feeling is cemented when TJ, Ryans uncle, who has his own issues arrives and immediately seems to take a disliking to him. I really did love this story and it was hard not to get emotionally attached to Aaron, not to want to get into the book, hug him and say "everything will be fine stop worrying". Seeing the way Ryan protected him was brilliant, and i feel the author has put in a lot of effort to be able to portray in writing the way each of his disorders/disabilities affects how he perceives things. A fair few times i had a tear or three in my eyes at some of the things Ryan and his family did for him. IF i had to give a negative about the story it would be that, for me, the use of bold capitals would at times draw my attention away from what i was reading. Overall this was a beautifully written story of how someone learns to cope with issues they have and still manages to find love.

  • Kirsty Vizard
    2018-10-18 11:40

    Finding Aaron is one of those stories which found its way into my soul and though I obviously loved the romance, emotional intensity and deep character relationships, I am aware that other readers may not find the book so irresistible.The main reason for this is Gigi Kern’s writing style. Whilst I felt the conversational tone reflects the impulsiveness and candour of our protagonist, Aaron, it did take me a chapter to adjust to this original approach.Aaron is a character who I wanted to reach through the pages of the book to hug. As a parent of a child who has learning difficulties, I appreciated Aaron’s complexities and heightened emotions; which make him so interesting and lovable.Not only is Gigi Kern able to keep us intrigued by Aaron and TJ’s developing friendship, but we realise the importance Aaron plays in the lives of the whole Foster family. It is difficult for us to watch Aaron’s downward spiral into depression, but the presence of Ryan, David and the rest of the Fosters gives us hope for his future.Readers should not start this book expecting raunchy sex scenes. This would be inappropriate to Finding Aaron, and I think it is refreshing that Gigi Kern has been willing to leave this often expected element of the contemporary mm romance genre out of her story.Finding Aaron is a wonderful story which I really recommend and I am excited by the author’s recent announcement that the Finding Home series is now going to be made up of six books, rather than the 4 she had planned!

  • Riayl
    2018-09-28 18:43

    Here's the deal - those negative reviews are not wrong. There are lots of issues here. Lots of grammar/spelling mistakes. Pacing is out of whack in places. Tense changes randomly in places. Flashbacks are sort of out of place and leave you wondering WHEN you are reading. And yes, Aaron has suffered everything possible and the Fosters are all halos and harps.A really strong editor was needed.BUT. I still liked it. I liked the characters. I liked the story line. I liked the Fosters and their invisible fluffy wings. I even liked the head hopping, getting to see things from the Fosters view, plus Aaron's and TJ's. (Though some clearer definition of who we were reading would have helped probably.)In my opinion, for what it is worth (which is pretty much nothing *grin*), I think this author, with a good editor and more polish, could really put out some even more amazing books in the future.

  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    2018-10-07 18:38

    3.5 Stars*copy provided to bayou book junkie by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review* Aaron is a 23 year old college student that suffers from severe panic attacks and a learning disability along with some other disabilities. Ryan is Aaron's best friend and roommate, actually Ryan is Aaron's only friend. Aaron has a huge crush on T.J., who is Ryan's uncle, but T.J. is 31 and a real jerk to Aaron, leaving him with no other choice but to try to pull away from Ryan and his family, who all love Aaron like a member of the family. The story was good, but I didn't care for the writing. I found it was all over the place. It jumped from one scene to another, and at times one time frame to another with no clear flow. It was hard to keep up at times with not only what was happening, but with who was talking. This story had multiple POV's, not just the main characters. There were things about this story that I loved and things I really didn't like. I loved the relationship between Aaron and Ryan, and to be honest.. I think the author missed the mark with this relationship. I know Ryan is straight, but I felt a chemistry there that felt like more than friendship, and I think the author should have ran with it. I didn't feel a chemistry between Aaron and T.J. I really didn't care for T.J., even when he was being nice. I just didn't really like him. I adored Ryan's family and how much they loved Aaron. This wasn't a horrible book, it just wasn't for me, and I'm not sure I'll continue, because I really didn't care for T.J.

  • Jennie
    2018-10-10 13:32

    I enjoyed the story of Aaron, his best friend Ryan, TJ and the rest of the family. I really felt the friendship between Aaron & Ryan (everyone need a best friend like Ryan). My heart broke a little for Aaron as he struggled to be accepted by outsiders & his wanting/hoping/reluctance to believe in being a part of a family he hasn't had in so long. I thought Aaron as a character was written very well - his struggles seemed real, sometimes maybe a little juvenile but that was explained as part of his issues/disabilities. I mostly liked TJ & was glad he opened his eyes properly when he did, although I would have liked a little more of him. I liked the story but the writing style kind of threw me off a little. I'm not saying it was badly written just maybe not what I'm use to. Overall I enjoyed the journey & look forward to reading the next book in the series. When I started it I didn't know it was going to be a series but it didn't end with a cliff hanger & I was satisfied with the HFN. 3 1/2 starsI received a copy of this book for an honest review.

  • Laura Cushing
    2018-10-05 14:29

    Every once in a while, there is a romance amongst the free Kindle books and I think hey I haven't read a romance for a while. Then I read it and remember why I don't read romance.The premise sounded interesting, a college student with PTSD and learning disabilities connects with a vet who has PTSD from military service.But the execution was horrible. The author seems to have little understanding of PTSD. The characters are cardboard cliches. Though Aaron is 23, everyone treats him like a young teen at best. Almost everyone in the book has suffered tragic loss of something. There is a completely plot unnecessary accident to add dramas. The dialogue is stilted, the formatting terrible, it needs an editor badly. There is a lot of telling as opposed to actual description. The characters are flat.Even for free, just skip it

  • T.T. Kove
    2018-09-23 16:26

    I so wanted to like this, but the head hopping is driving me mental. So putting it on my to-finish list for now. I just can't with head hopping... :(

  • Kim
    2018-10-10 14:26

    This is a new to me author. The story was brilliant, but the delivery and writing style do not flow well. I loved Aaron and Ryan is a true treasure.

  • Gina
    2018-10-08 12:17

    Amazing!I loved this book. It made me laugh, made me cry but in the end it brought me full circle and I cannot wait for the next chapter of Adam & TJ story.

  • Suong Doan
    2018-09-28 16:39

    Enjoyable. However the writing style was all over the place which annoyed me.

  • Shaw Montgomery
    2018-10-14 11:26

    Sweet, touching, and well-written. I'm going to have to read more by this author.

  • Joanna Kasperzick
    2018-09-19 10:20

    GoodI really enjoyed this book. I will recommend this book to people. I loved the way they took care of Aaron. He is so sweet and I love him.

  • Vanessa Pasteleurs
    2018-10-12 11:25

    A lovely story. Can't wait to read the Next chapter in their lives

  • Claudia
    2018-10-05 16:20

    I think I cried from the beginning to the end. Can't wait for the next one

  • Lene
    2018-10-13 10:37

    3.5 stars sweet part 1 MM romance.