by Karey White
Lydia was supposed to have an adventurous and exciting summer. Instead she's done nothing more than read and eat takeout. Now it's time to go home, and what does she have to show for it? A big fat nothing. Unless, of course, her trip to the airport somehow turns into something more than just a flight home. Blake feels like he's been sent on a wild goose chase. While work is piling up back in Denver, he's on the other side of the country, hunting for some mysterious box that his grandfather left him. Well, no more. Nothing inside that box could possibly be more important than the opportunity to make it as the youngest partner at his firm. So he's going home, and that's that. But that's before he discovers his flight has been cancelled. When these two strangers meet at the airport, they make a split-second decision to search for the box together. Maybe with both of them on the hunt, Lydia can have her adventure and Blake can find the box. And maybe, if they’re lucky, they’ll even find some romance.
My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Lost and Found is the third novella in The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series. I am really enjoying this series. I have never looked forward to getting my oil changed, but with this book in hand I was content to just sit and read. This novella is sweet and whimsical. Only once did I tear up, but I was able to keep them at bay.
Lydia is an elementary school teacher living in the small town of Bridger, CO. Her friend, Cambri, convinces her to live in her empty condo in Charlotte for an exciting, adventurous summer. At summer's end, Lydia realizes that while she excelled at relaxation, she never once did anything new or adventurous. Sitting at the airport she meets handsome Blake who just finished a failed quest to track down a box his grandfather left for him. One cancelled flight and a moment of bravery later and Lydia agrees to help Blake for the next two days.
Blake is a workaholic, eighty hour weeks trying to make partner in a law firm. Stuck in the workaday rut and missing out on the best things in life--friends and family. He decides to help Lydia experience some adventure while they search. One activity sounded fantastic, the other terrifying. I loved Blake and Lydia together. They're so different, and yet I got the feeling they'd be great together.
I love the lessons both Blake and Lydia learn during his quest for his grandfather's box. This is just overall such a feel-good story. A little bit of romance, a lot of adventure, and two people who meet by chance.
Karey is a USA Today best-selling author. She grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four wonderful children.
The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series
Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors. "Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love."
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 5/12/14a Rafflecopter giveaway