Lost and Found - Nicole  Williams

♥♥♥ 3.5 STARS ♥♥♥





Lost and Found is about an eighteen year old girl, Rowen, who aspires to go to art school in Seattle. Unfortunately, that may not happen, until she proves herself to her mother that she isn't the troubled girl that she has been growing up. That was the deal. Spend the summer working at her mother's friend's ranch sans pay. Rowen was kind of goth-ish, with her dyed black hair, dark lipstick, and dark revealing clothes. She's use to people thinking she is a freak. But that changes completely when she meets Jesse. He is a young gorgeous cowboy who sees her as the person she is.

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The only person who could fix Rowen was Rowen.

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I really liked Rowen, in that she didn't care what people really thought of her. At least that is how she seemed in the surface, really she had an entire fortress built around her so that she could never get hurt. She had alot to move on from, her mother was never supportive of her. She doesn't know what it's liked to be loved by her mother because her mother never showed her affection. I felt so bad for her and how she thought she was undeserving of love. I absolutely hated her mother, she was a horrible woman. I can't believe she was so selfish and uncaring about her ONLY child. I was so happy she found what she never had in her mother's friend, Rose. Now, that woman was wonderful. I loved her.



Jesse Walker is Rose's nineteen year old son and he is the one that picks Rowen up from the bus station. Their connection is immediate. I loved reading their funny banter. It was quite adorable. It was interesting how well they got along considering how opposite they were. Jesse was hard working charming young man. He is very positive with a sunny personality and dimpled grin. He sees the person not the 'freak' people think of when they see Rowen. He pursues her until she finally agrees to go out with him. Throughout their summer together, he shows her what a great person she is.

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“We don’t deserve anything Rowen. We don’t deserve punishment, we don’t deserve happiness, life owes us nothing. Realize that.” His voice wasn’t gentle anymore; it was as strong as I’d ever heard it. “So we have to take what we want because life sure as shit isn’t going to freely hand it over.” He kissed the skin just above my collar bone. “And I want you.”

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I LOVED Jesse. He was such a sweet and a wiser-than-his-years guy. I seriously loved him so much and how well he complimented Rowen. And of course, I loved his skin tight jeans that showed off his great ass. He was super supportive and understanding towards Rowen in making sure her dreams came true, with or without her mother's financial help. He knew she could do it. He was determined to make her see herself of a worthy person of love and not believe everything bad people would say to her, her mother included. I loved how he would comfort her when she needed it and protect her. He was just the most awesome and perfect character. It makes me wish I had a Jesse growing up, especially when I was in my insecure teen years. I can't say enough how much I loved him and how much he made me swoon with his sweet words. *sigh*



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“I love you so much it scares me.”

"Are you done?"

It seemed the flood had come to an end, for the moment so I nodded.

"Good," he said, his breath warm against my neck. "Because I love you too."

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The storyline it self was quite interesting. I loved watching the transformation in Rowen as the book progressed. She was still herself, she just became more open. I loved any scene in which Rowen would talk with the sweet woman that is Rose. I loved all the advice she had for Rowen and how much faith she had in her. It was beautiful to see her have a mother figure in someone when her own mother was pretty much non-existant, even when she was there. I loved Rose's daughters as well and how they showed Rowen alot of kindness. Even Jesse's ex-girlfriend was super nice, which was refreshing. But of course my absolute favourite was seeing her with Jesse. I was just awesome! As much as I liked the relationship and character growth, some of the scenes were a bit predictable. I knew a few times just what was going to happen next and it did. It was a sweet light read, which was just what I needed after reading such a dark book. Still, the ending could have been better with an epilogue. If your looking for a great inbetween book, this one is it.