Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Review, Giveaway: The Lost One by Liz Lovelock




Title:The Lost One
Series: Lost #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
 Release Date: September 10, 2014



Synopsis



My name is Melodi White, I had a dream once like every other girl does. Then one day, my dream was torn to shreds, by my sister’s evil boyfriend, Jacob. It’s been three years since she was ripped from my life. She wasn’t just any sister; no, she was my twin, my best friend.

Deciding to follow our childhood dream of moving to New York, I head for a life of adventure and fun. A night on the town and I find myself wrapped in the arms of one gorgeous, drop-dead-sexy man, Corban. He has literally swept me off my feet, taken my breath away with a single kiss and left me wanting more, a feeling completely alien to me.

Corban Andrews, CEO of Case Construction, rich, sexy and ravishing is set to make my world come undone. I allow myself to put my trust in him, but will his rules and my trust issues let us explore what we could have together? It’s either that or am I at risk of staying lost and alone.

When a blast from my past reappears, I know I may be pushed so far down the rabbit hole, Corban and I just may not survive. It all comes down to survival and choices. I have no idea which I will choose.









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Review


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

  
“His thumb rubs over the back of my hand, sending my head swimming with longing for his touch over my entire body.  I have never craved someone to touch me in this way, but Corban is someone I never thought I would find.” 


“Can I slap her?”  I don’t care if she is his sister or not.  She has done her dash with me, and if you wanna be rude to me, you’re cut and I won’t even bother with you again.” 

My Review:

The story starts of on a somber note, stays there for a while, and frequently circles back to those low notes, due to the tragic and traumatic loss of the character’s twin sister.  When the main character - Melodi - moves to a new city, hoping to start over, her adventure begins.  The story moves rather slowly, and feels like a drama, but it does pick up.  The writing is easy to follow and I enjoyed the use humor and the klutziness of Melodi.  I like feisty gals, although Melodi seemed a bit immature for my taste, and I wanted her sweetie to smack her in the back of the head for the way she treated him.  This is not a sizzler, yet is too steamy to be considered YA, so I would tag it a mild New Adult with elements of suspense.  I see this is listed as her debut work, and is a good start for a new author.  I am intrigued and want to know what happens next, but huffed and puffed with major aggravation due to the cliffhanger – I hate those ;(

Empress DJ






Excerpt

A huge playful smile swipes across his face, which sets my chest racing. “I’m sure you will be fine. Anyway, Melodi, I would love to stay and get to know you a little better, but unfortunately, I have a meeting in about twenty minutes, which I probably shouldn’t be late for.” He reaches his hand out like he is about to shake my hand. You’re seriously not just going to shake my hand!
Surprising me for the second time, he takes my hand, placing a gentle kiss across my knuckles, and then pulls me close, pressing his lips to mine. I taste him; boy, he tastes good. It’s nothing like our kiss the other night. This is more…more sensual.
Savouring the moment, until his cologne drifting around me drives me crazy, igniting a raging fire within me. My arms wrap around his neck, pulling him closer to me. Our kiss becomes more heated.
I remember we are standing in the middle of the footpath when a car goes past blasting its horn. I’m not sure if it’s at us or something else. I slowly pull away, placing one more gentle kiss to his warm lips. Mine already ache from the loss. We stay where we are, holding each other, neither of us wanting to move.
His eyes blaze brighter; I can even see a sparkle. Leaning into me, he whispers, “Until next time, my sweet Melodi.” Feeling his breath on my cheek sends goose bumps over my entire body.



Author Bio






Liz is from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and from there her love of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed along with a note book for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours. 

She is a stationary addict and a one click addict. She loves everything books, authors and of course loves chocolate and lollies to keep her going.



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