Monday, May 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Lost & Found by: Nicole Williams (Review and Giveaway)


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Lost & Found by Nicole Williams hosted by ATOMR Tours. I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait to gush about it with everyone! Make sure to check out all the stops on the tour---> click me!

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



Release Date: May 7, 2013
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Source: I received a copy of this book as a part of the blog tour in exchange for a fair and honest review


"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."


My Thoughts:

When I saw sign ups go up for this blog tour, I knew I had to jump at the chance to be a part of it. Even though it was put together with less notice than most, I knew I had to make time for this book, because I love Nicole Williams and her writing and her Crash series is a favorite of mine. I also love the sound of this book and it sounded like my kind of read. I really cannot believe it, but I think I liked Lost & Found even more than I liked Crash, and I loved Crash

I think what made me love this more than Crash is that I truly loved our main gal Rowen. Rowen is broken and my heart just breaks for her. She is lost and never lets anyone in and she has good reason to be the way she is. She hides behind her edgy clothing, dyed hair, and eyebrow ring. Even when she is making decisions that make me want to shake her, I can fully understand her reasoning. 

Then we have Jesse. I LOVED Jesse. He is a fantastic character. He is so sweet and good and kind and not normally the type of character I get crazy over, but I definitely got crazy over Jesse. And boy can he ever wear a pair of jeans. Oh dear Lord. Normally I am all about the bad boy, but there is something to be said about a genuinely good character like Jesse and characters like him are few and far between. Though Jesse has his secrets as well, I just cannot get over how sweet he is. Oh and he is a cowboy... a sexy sexy cowboy. 

This is one of those books where you sit there waiting for the floor to fall out, but when it does it still hits you right in the feels. I became very much attached to these characters. I smiled, laughed, and cried with them. I loved watching Rowen grow over the course of the book. I have also never hated a mother as much as I hated Rowen’s mother. I loved the simplicity of life at the ranch and the way everyone worked together to keep it running. I loved watching Rowen become a part of the world, a world which she initially wanted no part of. 

This book is a fantastic read and I highly recommend it, especially to those who love The Wild Ones by M. Leighton. It is a great New Adult with all the components one would expect, while still maintaining its own distinct flair. In case you missed it, I adored this book and I just want to make everyone else read it!

Giveaway:

(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? Twitter | Facebook | Blog

9 comments:

  1. I've seen this book before and I liked the blurb but I'm afraid of reading it cause I NA genre disappointed me lately. Huh I'm not even a great fan of The Wild Ones. We'll see. Great review Teresa! :)

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  2. Ohmygosh! I totally thought of The Wild Ones when I read this! I really loved Lost & Found and I love that Nicole wrote a "bad girl" and "good guy". Fabulous review!

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  3. I was so upset when I missed the sign up for this. It went SUPER quick! I have yet to read a Nicole Williams book, but I do have Crash, which I will be reading soon. That's great that the characters really stood out to you, I love when a book is character driven & that you can connect to them easily. Great review!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  4. I loved Crash and Clash and I can't wait to read this book! I love New Adult books and nicole is one of my favorite authors in the genre!

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  5. Rowan sounds great and I think I would really enjoy being in her head, and I think I would fall hard for Jesse.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  6. I need to read this book!! If it's better than Crash, then I need to get my hands one!! I can't wait to meet Jesse ;D

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  7. cannot wait to read this! awesome review :)

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  8. i want to reads books by nicole williams..
    thx u for the chance :)

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