Title: Lost and Found
Author: Nicole Williams
Release date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Nicole Williams
Age Group: Mature Young Adult/New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.
After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.
Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.
Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.
When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.
Lost and Found was a really really good read. It's one of those books that suck you in. I would have read this book in a matter of hours if I didn't have to work to do any household chores. That's how good this book was. I took a liking to the characters immediately! I liked Rowen and I fell in love with Jesse the first minute he had some page time. The minute he spoke to her, I knew he was going to be a character I enjoy. Their chemistry was immediate. Loved it.
As for Rowen, I knew instantly the type of character she was going to be. I can tell she was hurt and because of that, she became her own worst enemy. Her way of thinking was that if she didn't let anyone close or anyone in, then they can't hurt her. People who are hurt that way can be very self destructive. Thankfully the author didn't push that whole self destructive or self pitying thing too far. It was very tolerable. And that's great because some book push it so much that I get turned off quickly.
As the story progressed about 50% through, I kind of predicted some of the things that were going to happen. But since I enjoyed Jesse's and Rowen's chemistry and page time together, it didn't bother me at all. Their story was very touching. Ms. Williams definitely wrote a love story that has you rooting for them. I definitely became their #1 fan. I mean who doesn't love a sexy cowboy with a nice pair of tight jeans to show off his perfect buns? LOL.
There are a few more characters that made the story interesting. You always have to have a villan or a bad boy in the story. And I have to admit that at first Garth (Bad Boy) was intriguing. I have a feeling that he has a whole horrible story behind him which made him the jerk he is today. Yet I wouldn't mind one bit if Ms. Williams write a book about him. Overall this story was perfectly written and I definitely enjoyed myself. I have Lost & Found 4.5 stars! A definite must buy and a definite Good Choice for Reading!!
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I'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write young adult because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Here's to staying young at heart *raises champagne glass* . . . care to join me?
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