Thursday, October 9, 2014

Review - The Lost One by Liz Lovelock

The Lost One
by Liz Lovelock
Series: Lost, #1
Genre: New Adult
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.

This was a good read that had a very strong prologue that sucked me in to the mystery of the story. I enjoyed the characters – Melodi was a very strong heroine who has dealt with the loss of her sister and is trying to move on, Corban was definitely a sexy CEO who was sweet and considerate, and I loved Melodi’s friend Flick and Corban’s sister Rachel, who both added great fun to the story.

I loved the last half of the book, where pieces of the mystery start to come together and the suspense starts to ramp up. But for me the start of the book after the prologue through the first half was just a bit slow paced and I struggled to get through it. I’m glad I did, because I really enjoyed the last half, but I think the fact that I’m not a big fan of the “insta-love” trope and perhaps that the boss/employee relationship resolution wasn't really developed fully (I wish there was just a little more angst there!), made the first half run a bit slow for me.

As I said, I did enjoy the ending and am anxious to read the second book to find out where things are going. I was truly captivated by the mystery in the book and think the author has a fabulous plot line and story arc for another good book (or books!) to see the mystery through it’s resolution.

I received this book from the author for an honest review.


  1. I have a hard time with the insta-love. It really takes a lot to win me over to that. That's great it picked up the last bit for you.

  2. I really loved the mystery that was developed in the book, so I'm glad I stayed with it. I really liked them as a couple too, so I am looking forward to the next book.


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