Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lost & Found by K.F. Breene

Title:  Lost & Found
Author:  K.F. Breene
Series:  Growing Pains #1
Published:  September 22nd 2013 
(first published September 21st 2013)
Page Count:  301
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

On the tail-end of her ex-boyfriend crashing through a restraining order and putting her in the hospital, Krista realizes that the only way to effectively escape her past is to put distance between it. She gets her life back on track in San Francisco with a job that has limitless potential.

Unfortunately, to achieve her dreams, she must brave the star of the company; a charming and handsome salesman that isn’t used to the word no. Krista tries to run from him at every turn, but his pull continually sucks her back in; her hesitancy to trust the only thing saving her from being another notch on a bedpost.

Sean never has to try with women. He's the type of guy to jump in with both feet, get bored, and sprint right back out. But when a geeky new hire stumbles through the company, befuddling him with a keen intellect he doesn’t expect, he starts to lose his way. Before he knows it, all his efforts are concentrated around trying to capture the interest of the only woman to run when he tries to deliver a line. As she opens up, so does he, landing him in a terrain as disconcerting as it is invigorating.

My Review:

This novel has some very emotional moments that are balanced with some moments that make you laugh out loud. It’s the perfect balance of drama and comedy to allow you to escape from reality while within the pages. Breene wraps this captivating story up in a brilliant package that lets you completely immerse yourself in the storyline. This novel is exceedingly well put together. The understated descriptions fit quite well with the subject matter at hand while allowing you to visualize the story, while still leaving room for your imagination to take over. The mellow flow of this story also allows you to focus on the storyline rather than simply racing through to the end.

I really appreciate the fact that I liked (or fell in love with) more than one character in this novel. Both the main and supporting cast were quite well developed, but remained true to themselves. Everyone was human and acted like a real person. It was quite intriguing to see the male lead trying to walk the line between the role he’s made for himself and who he really is. You get to know both sides of him and how they don’t always fit together so perfectly. You also feel for the female lead, both with what she’s been through in the past and what she’s facing now.

As a whole, this was a brilliant introduction into this series and to the author as well. I would recommend it to any who enjoy a bit of will-they-won’t-they budding romance immersed in reality.

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