Review: Lost & Found

Aug •  21 •  2013
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Lost & FoundLost & Found by Nicole Williams
Published by Self-Published on May 7th 2013
Genres: New Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Bought

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.

I read this book in ONE sitting. Yup. That’s how good this book is. Fresh and exciting, Lost & Found has stolen my heart!

Plot: Can I just tell you how much I LOVE cowboys? After reading this story, I have much admiration for them. *wink,wink* Getting sent away, Rowen finds herself in the middle of nowhere, stranded with a cowboy who won’t leave her alone. I loved this plot. It’s filled with so much energy and emotion that I could not put down. It’s not your typical story of romance. This love fights for what it is.

Love: Rowen and  Jesse are complete opposites yet similar. Both have pasts that are chasing them down and looking for a way out. I love how each of them finds something in each other that they need. Rowen needs faith and strength. Every moment, Jesse always expressed to her to speak her mind. To stop hiding. I couldn’t help but swoon.

“We all want to open up to someone, Rowen. The hard part is finding someone we trust enough to open up to. That person we’re not afraid to let into the darkest parts of our world.”

 See what I mean? Jesse Walker is one amazing cowboy!

Lost & Found is an excellent book that I could not get my head out of. Even after reading it, my thoughts constantly soared to Jesse and Rowen, wondering what would happen next. Funny and sarcastic this book is one of the most entertaining books I have read yet.  Energetic and tantalizing, Lost & Found ROCKS!

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Oooh…I like that quote. I’ve heard great things about Nicole. I should read her books.

    • Savannah
      Aug 21, 2013

      Alison, I hope you get a chance to read it. It’s awesome 🙂

  2. Jenny
    Aug 21, 2013

    LOVE those one-sit reads Savy! Those are the best ones:) I actually have never read a book about a cowboy, how ridiculous is that? Clearly I need to remedy that, so thank you for this recommendation!

    • Savannah
      Aug 21, 2013

      Jenny, yes you must remedy that. Read it!!

  3. Giselle
    Aug 21, 2013

    I’ve been meaning to try a book by Nicole Williams for a while. I love it when you get so caught up in a book next thing you know you’ve read the whole thing! 😀

    • Savannah
      Aug 21, 2013

      It’s an amazing feeling to get lost in a book.

  4. Ohh, this sounds great! I love boys that make me swoon 🙂

  5. Candace
    Aug 21, 2013

    Oh I love your descriptions, this sounds great!

  6. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Aug 21, 2013

    Sounds really good — glad you enjoyed it so much!

  7. I’ve read very few books with cowboys, but obviously I need to remedy that. This sounds fab!