Friday, October 10, 2014

Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway of The Lost One by Liz Lovelock

It was the blurb of this book that first caught my attention. Read on to find out what I thought about it and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Title:The Lost One
Series: Lost #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
 Release Date: September 10, 2014


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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I was really excited about this book.  I was looking forward to seeing Melodi fall in love and start to slowly come back to life after the loss of her beloved twin.  Instead I got that and some more surprises, some great and some not-so great.

Melodi and Corban had great chemistry. There were sparks a plenty.  I just wasn't a big fan of their insta-love/attraction.  When it happened it really took me by surprise.  I liked Melodi and Corban.  I loved how Melodi was trying to live her life to the fullest after losing Abby in such a horrific manner. I wanted to kill Jacob especially when he was being smug about hurting Abby.  I liked Corban too. He really cared for Melodi although I didn't like how he hid some truths from her or played hard to get.  Especially when it was clear he was interested.  In this case Melodi would be in her rights to be leery of Corban, but it was the other way around.

I really liked the mystery and suspense that kept building as the book continued.  I was surprised with Blake's reentry into the story and actually liked how the story switched from focusing mainly on the romance to this part.  The end was a complete and total surprise.  In fact you could say it ends on a type of cliffhanger.

I liked parts of this story and not others.  There were a few parts which seemed weak especially with Melodi back tracking over her decisions frequently.  Since I read an ARC, which means editing needs to be done, the parts that bothered me could've been tightened and tweaked.  I will say that even though I think the concept behind this book is fabulous, I wasn't overly impressed with what I read.  I will also so that I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series.  I've got to know what happened between Abby and Jacob.

* A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*


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.

Author Bio

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. 

She is a stationary addict and a one click addict. She loves everything books, authors and of course loves chocolate and lollies to keep her going.

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