Sunday, August 30, 2015

Review: Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

Lost and Found 
(Lost and Found,#1)
by Nicole Williams 
New Adult 
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.15 
Published on: May 7, 2013
Pages: 353

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

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.
 


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.  

Why did I decide to turn the pages? I got the first one for free on Amazon, so I decided to give it a go. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book was one that I really wanted to like, but it was very slow. I had a real hard time getting into the novel, but once I was about halfway in, I really started to enjoy it.

The novel was an intriguing, fun one. There's nothing better than cowboy novels. Jesse was the fantasy cowboy.

The novel was a fun one to read, and I immediately read the second one. 

Any book that makes me excited to read the second one is a fun one to read. 

The Characters: I really liked Jesse's character. He was a great one to read about. 

Major Strengths: The setting. I really enjoyed the setting and the family. 

Major Weaknesses: Slow moving. 

So why 3 stars? It was a fun read, but the start was really slow. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Fairly clean. Appropriate for 15+. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable, fun read that was quite good once I got into it. 

Love,

Danica Page

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