Her Lost and Found Baby by Tara Taylor Quinn (Review & #Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to my tour stop! I've always loved the friends-to-lovers trope, and this one
has a little bit of suspense added in. Read my thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Her Lost and Found Baby
By Tara Taylor Quinn
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
August 1st 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition


Friends. Without benefits. They both agreed.

Until she stole his heart.

Tabitha Jones will find her kidnapped toddler…even if it means searching every daycare in Southern California. So when her hunky, wealthy neighbor, Johnny Brubaker, offers a deal, Tabitha sees it as an ideal way to expand her search. In exchange for working his food truck, Johnny agrees to pose as Tabitha’s husband. It’s the perfect relationship…until Johnny realizes posingas a family man isn’t enough anymore.

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My Review

HER LOST AND FOUND BABY is a heartwarming story about two people who form an agreement to support each other as they try to work through some difficult things, Tabitha to find her kidnapped son, and Johnny to fulfill his late wife's dream of running a food truck with the proceeds going to charity. They begin as neighbors, then business partners, move to friends, and then things change as they start to develop stronger feelings for each other. The suspense element is very slight, but still plays a vital role in their relationship as they work together to bring Tabitha's son home to her. Romance lovers will find much to love here!

This author always does such a fabulous job in writing relatable, genuine characters who are easy to connect with and emotionally invest in. Tabitha and Johnny are no different. They are very much opposites in their circumstances, Tabitha having to work for everything, not necessarily being well off and having no close friends or family, while Johnny was born rich, is still rich, has loving parents and extended family, and has pretty much been successful with everything he's done. Their worlds are very different. Yet they connect and develop a romance as they work so closely with each other.

"Sometimes you have to believe before you see." - Tabitha

I really loved the light humor and the romance. I loved how Johnny was so unabashedly honest. I also loved how the romance slowly developed. They both try to resist, but they just can't help falling for each other. I also found the situation involving Tabitha's kidnapped son interesting and heartbreaking. I liked how the situation and how it was handled came across as accurate and realistic. Then there's this absolutely fabulous ending! *sigh*

I had just a few issues with the story. First, the beginning felt somewhat rushed. There wasn't a whole lot of getting to know the characters prior to their agreement or see how they first meet and work the whole agreement out. It's already in place and they've already been working together for about nine months when the story begins. I would have loved a little more development in the story there. Although, with this having a smaller page count I can see why the story had to be moved along. Second, there were places where the POV changed and it took me a bit to figure that out. The voice wasn't quite strong enough for me to know the POV had changed, or to know who's POV it was, Tabitha's or Johnny's.

"Because you only fail when you quit trying and I am never, ever going to stop." - Johnny

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, this was a heartwarming romance with a little heat and a bittersweet situation with a kidnapped child. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to Taylor's next release.

Content: Some mild swearing, some innuendo and sexual references, including a love scene.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Prism Book Tours, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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