Title:The Lost One
Series: Lost #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
Release Date: September 10, 2014
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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.
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A debut novel that will pull you in from the very beginning. Liz Lovelock did an amazing job bringing all sorts of emotions and strong, sexy, confident characters.
Melodi struggles with the loss of her sister. She is determined to live out her life and follow her dreams like they had once planned but she still has her moments when the sadness takes over. It's understandable and very easy to get caught up in the emotions and tear up because the sadness just seeps right through the pages. I like that, all though she does have her moments, she is still strong, confident, funny and very clumsy.
After stumbling, literally, into the arms of the sexy Corban Andrews, they are both taken with each other. Corban is very sweet and caring with Melodi. He will have you swooning, no doubt.
I love the secondary characters as well. Flick and Rachel, are absolutely funny and had me laughing at some of the things they say. They are a great support for Melodi and when they are all together and drunk it's quite comical.
Towards the end the story it takes on a whole different level and the suspense and emotions will have you so consumed you will not want to put the book down.
I love a story that draws out emotion and leaves you wanting more. Liz Lovelock does exactly that. What a wonderful job on this debut and I cannot wait to read the next one.
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review
A huge playful smile swipes across his face, which sets my chest racing. “I’m sure you will be fine. Anyway, Melodi, I would love to stay and get to know you a little better, but unfortunately, I have a meeting in about twenty minutes, which I probably shouldn’t be late for.” He reaches his hand out like he is about to shake my hand. You’re seriously not just going to shake my hand!
Surprising me for the second time, he takes my hand, placing a gentle kiss across my knuckles, and then pulls me close, pressing his lips to mine. I taste him; boy, he tastes good. It’s nothing like our kiss the other night. This is more…more sensual.
Savouring the moment, until his cologne drifting around me drives me crazy, igniting a raging fire within me. My arms wrap around his neck, pulling him closer to me. Our kiss becomes more heated.
I remember we are standing in the middle of the footpath when a car goes past blasting its horn. I’m not sure if it’s at us or something else. I slowly pull away, placing one more gentle kiss to his warm lips. Mine already ache from the loss. We stay where we are, holding each other, neither of us wanting to move.
His eyes blaze brighter; I can even see a sparkle. Leaning into me, he whispers, “Until next time, my sweet Melodi.” Feeling his breath on my cheek sends goose bumps over my entire body.
Liz is from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and from there her love of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed along with a note book for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours.