Title: The Lost One
Series: Lost #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
Release Date: September 10, 2014
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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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 of 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 of a cliffhanger – ahh - I fell for it again!