Finding Beau by Alex J Adams

Finding Beau is the second in the Liverpool Boys series, Kwan and Beau's story.

From the blurb:


Beautiful Beau. That’s what they called me. My life was anything but that and I was struggling.

Things were hard. Really hard. A sister who couldn’t say no, a boss I couldn’t say no to, no matter how hard I tried and a place I could be kicked out of any time.
I was fighting a losing battle, and wondered at this point if it was all worth it. I had nothing to live for, no one to live for and at the age of twenty-three, I was ready to call it a day.
If only there was someone to show me, to prove to me that life was worth living, because right now, I was afraid the next thing I did would be my last.


Making it big, that was the dream! The fame, the fortune. We wanted it all, the moon and especially the stars.
But a gig in Liverpool, a beautiful bartender that catches my eye, and suddenly, my world is in a spin and nothing is clear. I want to know more, need to know more about the man who’s sad smile speaks so many words.
The man that has captured my attention. The man that has captured my heart.
Success beckons though and I’m in turmoil. He needs me and I have to make him see that he’s worth it, that together, we’re worth it before it’s too late.

Finding Beau is the second in the Liverpool Boys series. It follows Beau, the tortured bartender and the blue haired K-pop star that finds him.

Please heed the trigger warnings: This book features abuse, both verbal and physical, sexual assault and drug use There is also mention of suicide, both thoughts and intent.

Sheena's Review:

4-4.5 stars

Finding Beau is the second in the Liverpool Boys series. You don't need to have read the first one, but it does provide some background you might find useful (plus it's great, so you might want to check out Ziggy first 😉 )

When I started this book, I couldn't put it down.  It's one of those that you find yourself thinking about once you've started and will want to hurry back so you can find out what happens in the end.

First of all, there are trigger warnings for this book and they're there for a very good reason. All that out of the way then, this book is great. I've read all of Alex Adams' previous offerings and for me, this is the best yet. She just keeps getting better with each book and this all bodes well for whatever is to come.  

We meet Beau briefly in Ziggy's book, but this is his story, and it's a traumatic one - not going to sugarcoat that at all. Beau hasn't had an easy life, poor guy, and is trying desperately to make the best of things. Everything seems to be against him, and not going to lie, it gets very dark in places. It's not completely bleak though. Things turn better when he meets Kwan and there are lots of light-hearted moments too.  The interactions between Kwan and Beau are great, and I very much like that it's a slow burn between the two of them and you get plenty of time to get to know both.

Kwan isn't without his troubles either, more than once I wanted to tell off his bandmates for being terrible people, but this is the way of things in a group of people.

Beau is complex, struggling with things I have little real comprehension of and I was with his story every step of the way and so, so glad when he got to turn things around.  It's a dark story but with lots of light at the end of the tunnel, and we all need that at times.

Kwan and Beau together are wonderful. I urge you all to give them a chance.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Laora's Review:

Alex J. Adams did it again, a heartfelt book which I feel like I went through the wringer with all the emotional upheaval. My heart ached and rejoiced, especially for Beau. I was happy to read that he, with help, is managing his depressions better and is way further away from the precipice.

And Kwan choosing what he wants and needed and being such a real support for Beau.

I liked that Ziggy and Marc are present in this book.

About the side characters: I wished so much bad things would happen to them f.i. Bernie.
To me, the author gave mental health a platform in a way that is realistic. It is not a straight line to recovery for so many. It is a way of finding balance and she shows that perfectly.

Rating: 5 Stars

KjnRose's Review:

I thought I loved Saving Ziggy until I read this one.  Beau is such a beautiful soul and was so taken advantage of.  

This book is so well written with amazing characters and a great storyline.  

Be prepared to sit and read this one from start to finish.

Rating: 5 Stars

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