Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Missing One by @LizLovelock - Release Blitz, Review, and Giveaway @GiveMeBooksBlog

The Missing One
by Liz Lovelock
Series: Lost, #2
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: TBD

Everything in Melodi White’s life is finally perfect. She has an amazing man by her side, she’s made lifelong friends and she’s starting to live the life she and her twin sister Abby dreamed of. But things don’t stay perfect for long.

Melodi lives constantly haunted by the past of her sister Abbi and her ex-boyfriend Jacob. Can Melodi and Corban move forward with their relationship when someone she never expected to see again returns, and throws them on to an emotional rollercoaster?

With so much turmoil surrounding them, will their love be strong enough to endure when disaster strikes and Melodi is put in harms way? Will she survive or will Melodi become the missing one?

3.5 Stars - A sweet NA romance with a really good mystery

This was a nice conclusion to the mystery that started in the first book in the series, The Lost One. A good chunk of the story focuses on events from the past and the story is told from multiple points of view which does help get a better understanding of some of the characters. This is a tough review to write since there isn’t a lot I can say without there being a spoiler!

The characters to me were just ok. Melodi tended to get on my nerves a bit and it’s hard for me to put my finger on exactly why that was. She was a bit immature and self-centered at times, and I was really looking for her to show some maturity as she comes to terms with the events that unfolded in the book. I really liked Jacob, he was the perfect villain – his bi-polar behavior was perfectly written into the story and really worked well.

The mystery itself had some nice twists and turns, and I liked the foreshadowing from the first book that played out in this one. I do wish there was a little more resolution to what drove Jacob to behave the way he did. There was some information given about him, but I would have liked to have gotten a better understanding as to what was going on in his mind and/or what caused his behavior.

There wasn’t really any heat in this story, but there was some nice sweet romance. The characters definitely fell in the New Adult category. What I liked most about the story was the mystery, the author did a really nice job with laying out the story to keep the reader engaged with finding out what would happen next or what had happened in the past. This story is about domestic violence, so I would caution anyone who is sensitive to that subject matter that you might want to skip this one. And I would definitely recommend reading book one, The Lost One, first. This was a good conclusion to the first book and I look forward to see what the author comes up with next.

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

Also in the Series

Buy Book 1: The Lost One

Liz is from bright, sunny, Queensland in Australia.

She is a mother of three little monsters, a wife to an amazing husband and an avid reader.

Liz always loved books from a very young age, and just keeps falling in love with new authors every week.

In high school her passion grew when she was given Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden for an assignment, from that she continued to find new gems.

Liz always has a book and notebook beside her bed for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours. She is a stationery and chocolate addict and has a one-click addition.

Liz has heaps of new book ideas for the future and looks forward to sharing those ideas with you, her readers.

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