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.
I love me a country romance! This is my favorite type of story so when I got the chance to get an ARC of a contemporary country romance that happened to be written by one of my favorite authors I jumped at the chance and I definitely wasn't disappointed.
When I first got into the book, it seemed a little predictable to me. The city girl was falling for the country boy. Luckily the rich, complex characters kept me reading because in the end predictable it was not. Don't get me wrong some parts still are but the little twists in the end make it all worth it!
Rowan is the girl that doesn't fit in the country lifestyle at all. She shouldn't be touching that place with a ten foot pole but her mother basically makes her got there for the summer so she doesn't have a choice. Little does she know this lifestyle might be exactly what she needs. The way that Rowen views herself is very sad and the reason that she sees herself that way is even sadder. I loved discovering that part of her and seeing her grow from it.
Jesse is country HOTNESS! All I have to say about that is the tight jeans!!!! mmm mmm mmm I could definitely picture them! He is also a great character that has a little bit of a past of his own. Despite that he is such a great guy and exactly what Rowan needs!
I loved the other characters almost just as much! The mother, Rose, was great fun. She had great words of wisdom and also great humor when it was needed. The sisters played a small role in the book but I thought they were just precious in it. I even liked the ex-girlfriend (you don't hear that one often!)
Overall this book was another great read from Nicole Williams that I would recommend for those who love the NA contemporary romances! Especially if you're a country girl like me!
And I end my review with a teaser pic that I made! I love this quote!
(1) Print copy of Lost and Found – Open International
(1) Leather cuff bracelet with metal inscription “Love is organized chaos” – Open International
(1) $50 Amazon Gift Card – Open to countries that can use Amazon
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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