Title: Lost and Found
Author: Nicole Williams
Release date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Nicole Williams
Age Group: Mature Young Adult/New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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.
Two very different people + Two very different lives = One intense and passionate love story. The connection between Jesse and Rowen is undeniable and instant. With Jesse’s painted on cowboy pants and Rowen’s pierced eyebrow and dark lipstick you would have your doubts. But let me reassure you, in this book the statement “Love is Blind” has never been truer. Not that these two are soo different. They may seem to be total opposite on the outside but what really counts is what’s on the inside.
With Rowen’s snarky attitude and Jesse’s polite country manner their interactions is more that entertaining. I love that Rowen unexpectantly finds a little bit of her true self away from her mother out in Montana, away from her usual element. She is a young lady lost because she has been left alone to raise herself as her mother focused more on work. Rowen is send to this Ranch by her mother to prove that she is a responsible young woman worthy of her mother paying for art school. But what Rowen’s mother would have never guessed is that this really wasn’t the punishment she was hoping it would turn out to be. It actually turned out to be a blessing since Rowen has now found a more healthy way of living and better way of dealing wither her emotions.
Jesse knows who he is and what lies in his future. He’s a cowboy through and through. Never doubting or second guessing himself. He’s from the most loving and understanding family you will ever read about and I think that is where his confidence steams from. The day he picks up Rowen at the bus station his life is irrevocably changed. Definitely for the better even if it’s a bumpy road.
I adored this book! From the witty and funny conversations to the sexy as hell cowboys, this book had my full attention from beginning to end. I am be begging--Please, please let there be another book! It ends well with so much hope but not exactly where I wanted the story to finish. So I would love to see more of Jesse and Rowen and how things progress. This definitely is a story that is going to be popping up in my mind now and then wondering what these characters are up to. I Loved it!
(1) Print copy of Lost and Found – Open International
(1) Leather cuff bracelet with metal inscription “Love is organized chaos” – Open International
(1) $50 Amazon Gift Card – Open to countries that can use Amazon
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About the Author
I'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write young adult because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Here's to staying young at heart *raises champagne glass* . . . care to join me?