Title:The Lost One
Series: Lost #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
Release Date: September 10, 2014
SynopsisMy name is Melodi White, I had a dream once like every other girl does. Then one day, my dream was torn to shreds, by my sister’s evil boyfriend, Jacob. It’s been three years since she was ripped from my life. She wasn’t just any sister; no, she was my twin, my best friend.
Deciding to follow our childhood dream of moving to New York, I head for a life of adventure and fun. A night on the town and I find myself wrapped in the arms of one gorgeous, drop-dead-sexy man, Corban. He has literally swept me off my feet, taken my breath away with a single kiss and left me wanting more, a feeling completely alien to me.
Corban Andrews, CEO of Case Construction, rich, sexy and ravishing is set to make my world come undone. I allow myself to put my trust in him, but will his rules and my trust issues let us explore what we could have together? It’s either that or am I at risk of staying lost and alone.
When a blast from my past reappears, I know I may be pushed so far down the rabbit hole, Corban and I just may not survive. It all comes down to survival and choices. I have no idea which I will choose.
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Reviewed by Karen Lee
Melodi is in a new city and hopefully, with a new job, a new beginning. It has been 3 years since her sister was brutally murdered by her then boyfriend, Jacob. He was acquitted of the murder, lack of evidence they said. She was being beaten by him on a regular basis, and she had said that she was breaking it off with him, the night she went missing. Her blood was found in the apartment, but no body. How much more evidence did the jury need?
Melodi and her friends go out to celebrate her job search and the promise of a job on the horizon when she literally falls into the arms of a gorgeous man. The electricity that is shooting between the two of them makes her catch her breath in surprise. She has never had this reaction to a man before as she tends to avoid the opposite sex to avoid what happened to her sister. After introductions are made, the music pumping in the club, the alcohol in her system and the intensity in this man’s stare, she loses herself. They begin to kiss, and when Corban tries to bring her down a dark hallway, toward his office he says, she loses it. Melodi begins to have a panic attack, similar to the attacks she had after her sister disappeared. Slipping away and leaving the club, she vows she will never make that stupid mistake again.
Several days after one of her interviews, she gets a call saying she has a job as the personal assistant to CEO, Mr. Andrews. Arriving on her first day, she is finally being introduced to her boss. The interview had been with human resources and with Mr. Andrews on a conference call, but this is the first time, face to face. As she enters the office she is shocked to see Mr. Andrews. He is Corban, the man from the club.
While Melodi attempts to work hard, the idea of a relationship with Corbin is always on her mind. Is he truly a good man? Her sister thought she was with a good man too. Now with the cryptic texts she is getting from and unknown number, she begins to have doubts about everything she thought to be true. Was Jacob innocent, and Melodi just left town? If she had left, why had she not contacted her or their parents by now? What was she really hiding, or is Jacob playing games with her now?
Good story, with an interesting twist. I would say this should be in mystery/romance genre. 4 stars
ExcerptA huge playful smile swipes across his face, which sets my chest racing. “I’m sure you will be fine. Anyway, Melodi, I would love to stay and get to know you a little better, but unfortunately, I have a meeting in about twenty minutes, which I probably shouldn’t be late for.” He reaches his hand out like he is about to shake my hand. You’re seriously not just going to shake my hand!
Surprising me for the second time, he takes my hand, placing a gentle kiss across my knuckles, and then pulls me close, pressing his lips to mine. I taste him; boy, he tastes good. It’s nothing like our kiss the other night. This is more…more sensual.
Savouring the moment, until his cologne drifting around me drives me crazy, igniting a raging fire within me. My arms wrap around his neck, pulling him closer to me. Our kiss becomes more heated.
I remember we are standing in the middle of the footpath when a car goes past blasting its horn. I’m not sure if it’s at us or something else. I slowly pull away, placing one more gentle kiss to his warm lips. Mine already ache from the loss. We stay where we are, holding each other, neither of us wanting to move.
His eyes blaze brighter; I can even see a sparkle. Leaning into me, he whispers, “Until next time, my sweet Melodi.” Feeling his breath on my cheek sends goose bumps over my entire body.
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