Friday, May 2, 2014

Ripple Effect Romance - Lost and Found

Lost and found tour

Lost and Found 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.

  KareyAuthor Karey White 
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.  

  Updated Ripple Effect

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." Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

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Jewelz Review~
Just like the previous Ripple Effect Romances, Lost & Found is a sweet, enjoyable, quick read. I love how these books flow into one another as a character is introduced and then the next book relates that person's love story. With each book being written by a different author, there is a slightly different feel to each book, yet there's the continuity you expect from a series while each book has a tone that is unique to its author & main character. Love it!

Lost & Found is about Lydia & Blake. We met Lydia in Righting a Wrong - she's Jace's sister. Lydia has spent the summer in North Carolina with the intent to have an adventure, but alas she spent the bulk of the summer reading novels and the most exciting adventure she has to report is that she tried curry.

As fate would have it, she meets Blake in the airport as they are awaiting the departure of their flight to Denver. The flight is cancelled and the two decide to delay their return to Colorado by two days so that Lydia can help Blake track down a box his recently deceased grandfather had left for him. Those two days become a sweet adventure that Lydia would have never anticipated.

Lost & Found is simply put - adorable. I love Lydia & Blake and I love how they encourage one another and bring out the best in each other. They both are thoughtful and try to help the other attain their goals. That is what a true partnership is like - and I believe it's ideal for a lasting relationship.

I can't wait to read Second Chances 101 - the next book in the Ripple Effect Romances series!

FYI - clean read. No mature language or content.
Honest disclosure - we received ebook copies of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tifferz Take~

Lydia went to North Carolina to have an adventure. But it did not turn out how she planned it. At the airport her luck changes and she meets Blake.  As they are waiting for the flight to Denver it gets canceled and they decide to have a little adventure.  It includes hunting down an old friend of Blake’s grandfather. Lydia is a teacher and is very careful.  But she takes ends up taking chances and being extra brave. I like seeing her take risks. I love the surprise that Blake plans for Lydia.  I was sure she would chicken out but she surprised me yet again! They go a little Nancy Drew style at a assisted living facility and then they are off to find the box. But, what will be in this box. It is a great mystery.
Blake is a workaholic and has a lot going on at work and they are breathing down his neck about this deal. Will this deal fall through because Blake took two extra days off to look for this box? We shall see.

As they get the box of letters and the mystery unfolds. I wonder if Blake will see what is grandfather wanted him to learn from his mistakes. Reading the letters is wonderful and heartbreaking. I know if I were Blake I would feel exposed. Blake has a lot to think about.  I wonder if he will make some changes to his life. This adventure has been eye opening for both Blake and Lydia!! What will they do?? I love Lydia’s thoughts on kissing. It cracked me up. The goodbye at the airport was priceless! And the ending perfect! Super sweet romance that kept a smile on my face until the last page was read. I would highly recommend this read!

Chellz Review~
Lost and Found by Karey White is a perfect read. From the first page I was hooked and could not put my kindle down.  This is the story of Lydia, Jace's sister and her summer adventure in North Carolina.  She meets Blake and an adventure and romance unfold.  My favorite part is when Blake surprises Lydia with a segway tour, which has since been added to my bucket list.  Make sure you continue the Ripple Effect Romance Series, I know I'm looking forward to the next story.

When Lydia approached her seat a few minutes later, an airport security officer with a shiny face and a little paunch was standing in the aisle by her suitcase.
“Is this your bag?” he asked.
“Yes. Is everything okay?” Why hadn’t she paid attention to the voice in her head?
“It appeared to be left unattended. In the future, I’d advise you to either take your bag with you or move it closer to your boyfriend when you leave.”
Lydia shot a surprised glance at the movie star, and he shrugged. “Sorry, babe. I told him you’d be right back, and I offered to move your bag over by me, but he wanted me to wait for you to come back.”
Lydia almost choked. She knew he was just rescuing her from the security guard, but no one had ever, ever called Lydia “babe” before and certainly no one as handsome as Ryan Gosling. It had a wonderful ring to it. Was her racing heart because of being questioned by an officer of the law or because this man had just called her “babe?”
Lydia dragged her distracted gaze back to the much less interesting man standing by her bag. “I’m so sorry. I just had to make a little run to the ladies’ room. It won’t happen again.”
“See that it doesn’t. Airport security is no laughing matter.” Was she laughing? “Have a nice flight.”
Lydia sat down by her bag. “You should probably move over here by me since you’re my girlfriend. We don’t want to make him suspicious.”
“Oh. Of course. I should have thought of that.” Did the movie star want Lydia to sit by him? Lydia rolled her eyes at her silliness. He was just trying to keep from being hassled any further. He went back to working on his laptop as she moved her things across the aisle. “Sorry about that,” Lydia whispered.
“No problem.” He looked up from his computer and smiled. Oh. My. Wow! Up close his dimple was even cuter. The bigger the smile, the deeper the dimple. “Are you taking a trip to Denver?” he asked.

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