Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Review: Lost Then Found

I'm not usually a fan of novellas, but I've been following this Aliso Creek series and I have loved every one.  Lost Then Found was no exception.

This is the story of Arie, an up and coming realtor who loves her job.  She's thirty and the book opens with her date telling her she's not the sort of girl he'd ever introduce to his mother.  Her reaction is funny and definitely deserved a slow hand-clap from the crowd that would grow into huge applause as she gives him what-for.  She's a feisty girl and that serves her well for when she meets Dustin Jacobs, a big-time movie producer who is demanding that someone bring the real estate papers over to his house immediately.  Without being able to contact her boss, Arie takes the papers over and is struck by how annoying and demanding Dustin is.  Not to mention that he's requested her to be his agent from now on and Arie knows that's going to cause a lot of headaches between her and her boss.

The book gave us a peek into what's happening with the other Aliso Creek series characters and it was the type of sweet beginning to a romance that gives you butterflies.  There are some really great one-liners in the book and even better kisses.  I think this is the first book in the series that I really wanted to have just one more chapter on, especially as a new character is introduced near the end and has so much storyline potential.  I hope we'll see these characters again (I would actually love a book two with this one) but I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.

Here's the back copy:

Liz, Gemma, Arie, Jess, and Drew have been best friends since creating “the Five” at Aliso Creek High School. But that was over ten years ago, and each is still trying to find that perfect someone... if perfect is even possible.

Arie, at the top of her career as VP of an established real estate company, discovers that her success has led to a less-than-successful dating life. But she may have just met the ideal man in work-a-holic film producer, Dustin Jacobs. Seeing each other once a week, or even once a month, is no big deal since they are both ambitious… until Arie realizes she wants much, much more.


Heather Moore said...

My first review! yay! Thanks so much, Julie, glad you enjoyed the story :-)

Debra Erfert said...

Heather is a terrific writer, and this will be in my Kindle in short order. Thanks for reviewing it, Julie!!!

Debra Erfert said...

Oh, yeah! This was a fabulous novella. I read it--I loved it! Heather Moore is one of my most favorite authors.

Emily Gray Clawson said...

Ooo, sounds just like the kind of book I want to read right now. I'm picking it up. I love Heather's writing. Great review!