Review: Lost & Found
Published by Self-Published on May 7th 2013
Genres: New Adult-Contemporary/Romance
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!