Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Lost and Found by Karey White


I have been so excited about this series! I even contributed to it being published because I really support what these authors are doing, writing clean Adult Romance. Thank you, ladies!! 

I will be reviewing each of the novellas in this series every couple of weeks. The book up for review this time around is...

Lost and Found (The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series, #4)Lost and Found
(The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series #4)
by Karey White
Adult Romance Novella
March 24th 2014

Summary

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

Lost and Found catches us up with Lydia, who was Jace's sister from the last novella, Righting a Wrong. She hasn't ever had an adventure and doesn't have much of a social life and was supposed to get one over summer break. However, she pretty much just stays inside and reads all summer missing out on any new opportunities. Good thing she runs into Blake on her way back home!

I really enjoyed the characters in this story. They both had some issues and insecurities, which got in the way of developing a relationship, and that they needed to resolve to read their happily-ever-after. I liked that the characters were attracted to each other, but they become really good friends over spending a couple of days together.

Overall, this was a really cute and sweet story with interesting characters and a quest-type feel to the plot. I would recommend it to those who enjoy reading light romances.


Next, I'll be reviewing Second Chances 101, which follows Francie, a character that played a role in Lydia and Blakes story.

Content: Clean

Source: From tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.


Excerpt

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.


Karey
About the Author

Karey White 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 
Updated Ripple Effect

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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38 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the giveaway and excerpt with us!

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  2. Oh wow that's a lovely cover and the excerpt sounds interesting too. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I can't remember if you have tried this series or not but if not, it really is an adorable series and I hope you do get around to it.


    Thanks for the great giveaway chance!

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  4. I love that all of these are fast reads. I love these every now and then just to cleanse the palate and when I don't have a lot of time for a full length novel. These all sound adorable!

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  5. Thank you for helping to make our release week extra special!! <3

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  6. Definitely want to read the Stepsister's Tale. Hope you get to read them both and enjoy!
    Here's My WoW

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  7. They book sound good.....I haven't heard of "In the After" or "In The End"...thanks for bringing them to my attention Tressa ;)

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  8. I am anxious to read this. I love the cover :)

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  9. Donna Reynolds4/30/14, 3:16 PM

    Looks like a great series Thank you for the chance.

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  10. I love fairy tale retellings, and The Stepsisters' Tale sounds like a fresh approach. I should give it a try!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL cover! What the fairy tales don't tell you, huh?! I need to learn those things. I read enough about them! Love the sound of this story. Thanks for blasting it!

    Check out great reviews here...The Best Books Ever

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  12. I'm reading the first book now. My goal is to have both read by Friday. :)

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  13. You are so welcome. I'll be reviewing this later this week. :)

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  14. So far it is, with some drama. :)

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  15. I'm really hoping it will be good. *sigh* I love fairy tales and this one sounds like a interesting new perspective on one.

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  16. I really enjoyed In the After. It actually really surprised me and I would definitely recommend it.

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  17. I probably will too then. I really enjoyed the first book!

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  18. I have them both. :) The Stepsister's just appeared this past week, I think, so I was happy to snag it.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by, Shane!

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  20. In the After really surprised me, which is so rare these days, and I actually enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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  21. Doesn't it look and sound so good??!!!

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  22. I'm planning on reading them next month, so I hope I do enjoy them.

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  23. I think you'd really like them. Here's my review.

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  24. It caught my interest when the sign-up went out, so I thought I'd help promote it. :)

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  25. It sounded good, hopefully it is. :)

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  26. That is exactly how I feel too. I feel like I got a book read and I'm very happy and content at the end. Just all around a plus. ;)

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  27. I'll send some good-luck wishes your way!

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  28. Thanks for the review and excerpt! I certainly need to check these clean romances out.

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  29. This looks like a very interesting read. The cover is pretty fantastic too!

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  30. Man, these both look awesome! I love when books are sort of like a fairy tale retelling, or the "hidden story." Thanks for always sharing books that look like fun and good reads :)

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  31. These look so cute. Thank you for sharing!

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  32. They're all really fun! I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  33. It does sound that way. I haven't read anything quite like what this sounds like, which is always a good thing. :)

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  34. Don't they sound good??!!! I can't wait to get to them in my reading!

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  35. I'm hoping that I really like them. I've been reading the first one and will hopefully finish them both this week.

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