Lost & Found (Book #1)
by: Lori Otto
Star Rating: 3 out of 5
Heat Rating: SPICY
I enjoyed Nate's character, he was interesting to read about during this journey and I found myself understanding him and his actions throughout the book. Emi, however, I never felt the connection with and really didn't understand a lot of her actions/choices in regards to Nate. It is always hard to enjoy a story when you aren't invested in both main characters, but the writing was good and the story held so much potential that I found myself reading it rather quickly.
I really wanted to love this story, it has one of my favorite plot lines (best friends turning into lovers) but something about this story fell flat for me. It took me a while to get "into" the story at the beginning, there was a lot of stuff going on at once and it was taking too long to get to the actual story of Nate and Emi. Sometimes when you think you know where a story is going and it doesn't go there it can either: blow your mind and take you on an unexpected journey or loose your attention and fizzle out. Unfortunately, there were too many parts in Lost & Found that left me scratching my head or frustrated me and soon it was too hard to just "get lost" in the story.
There were so many places that I was ready to just walk away, but because I enjoyed the writing style I keep reading, hoping that the story I really wanted to read would unfold. It never quite got to that point for me. There was too much back and forth, drama and angst that was drawn out over too long of a period of time for me to love this story.
The saying that "No two people read the same book" is very true and this might be something that appeals to many others, and definitely worth a read if you enjoy angst, drama filled relationships. Lori Otto has a great writing style (I enjoyed it enough to finish the book and not walk away) and I would be interested in reading more from her, just not this series (my heart can't take anymore).
This is a trilogy (I didn't realize that when I started this book) so there was a cliffhanger, but luckily the other two book have already been released so you can have instant gratification and keep reading the Lost & Found series.
**this book was given to me in exchange for an honest review**
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After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Lori Otto worked in the billboard industry for ten years. Frustrated with trying to communicate entire messages in “seven seconds or less,” she decided to leave outdoor advertising and return to her love of creative writing.
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