Thursday, May 9, 2013

Blog tour: Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

 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

Tour organized by
: AToMR Tours


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.

4 Star Review

“I’ve always been a little different, Jesse,” I started, cuddling closer, “a little one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other.”

Rowen Sterling has enough walls surrounding her to be her own high rise apartment. She is the “freak girl,” the one people stare at with the mile high short skirt, ruby red lipstick and ripped stockings. Better that they stare, than get to know her.  Rowen’s mother is an elitist, a snob who never makes an attempt to understand her daughter, and thrives on pointing out her every eccentricity.  Rowen just barely graduated high school and has plans to go to art school.  Her mother feels she is out of control; Rowen has immersed herself in guys, booze and drugs. No can think any worse of her than she does of herself. Her mother gives her an ultimatum; spend the summer on her old friend’s ranch helping out, or she won’t be footing the expensive art school’s tuition.

Rowen finds herself travelling from Seattle to the nether regions of Willow Spring Montana. Enter one Jesse Walker; tall, blond, sex on legs; impish smile, cowboy hat, skin tight jeans (though he has an explanation involving snakes, critters, why cowboys wear tight pants, whatever, I’m going with the explanation that they make his ass look great) you get the general idea. From the moment he picks her up at the train station, and she mistakes him for a ranch hand instead of the cattle ranch’s owner son, sparks fly. Witty banter flows, lots of eyeball sex is exchanged, and interests are piqued.

“I see the real you, Rowen,” he said at last, tucking his chin over my shoulder, “and I like who you are.”

Jesse’s family is as genuinely nice as he is; his parents are down to earth and accepting of Rowen. His sisters willingly share clothes and pleasantries and are impressed by the Big City girl. Rowen’s one fly in the ointment; a cowboy named Garth. If this book took place in the 1800’s, Jesse would be the one wearing the white cowboy but Garth; he’s the bad guy in black. He’s bitter (this guy has a story begging to be told) some unfinished business with Jesse, and is downright miserable and wants everyone else to share his misery.

“Rowen, you’re so damn lost you’ve forgotten how you got there in the first place. It’s just become who you are. Rowen the Lost.”

Ironically enough, Rowen becomes friends with Josie, a gorgeous country girl who just happens to be Jesse’s ex. She adds just the right amount of humor and is a reminder that all is not as it always seems. Slowly as Rowen and Jesse become closer and things heat up, Rowen exposes her vulnerable side and opens out about why she pushes others away and hides behind her fa├žade. Her mother and her latest boyfriend make a surprise visit and stirs up the pot. There is ranch duty drama and eventually the summer comes to an end. How will Rowen and Jesse’s relationship survive the distance of hundreds of miles? Williams has delivered a humorous; though touching, novel with sweet moments and just the right amount of heartbreak. The magnetism between these two certainly doesn’t hurt either. This is a nice, easy read.   

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?

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  1. I want my own Jesse Walker!! I already cook breakfasts for four teens, a grumpy boyfriend, and four silly dogs. I deserve a hottie, lol. Great story!!!!

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  2. I love Nicole Williams books!!! and i want to read this one so bad!!!!

  3. Love Ms. William's books..I have read her Crash Series and Patrick Chronicles....Happy that this book looks as good as the other books I have read...thanks for the review and sharing....great giveaway...

  4. I love all of Nicole William's books! I have all of them on my nook! I only recently discovered Nicole but she has easily become my favorite author! I love the fact that she goes out of her way to respond to fans on facebook and twitter :)

    Would love to have a print copy of this book (for those of you that haven't read it, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?)

    I would love that bracelet it is perfect for this book and who wouldn't love an amazon gift card? $50 gift card means a lot more books ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway, my fingers are crossed!

  5. I loved this book!!! Probably one of my favorites by Nicole Williams :)

  6. I really want to read this books!! Looks awesome!!!


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