Title: Lost In Between
Author: K.L. Kreig
Series: Finding Me Duet Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 20th February, 2017
Cover Design: Kellie Dennis of Book Cover By Design
PR: L. WOODS
We all have one.
That magic number that will get us to agree to do anything, be anything.
Don’t sit on your gold-plated high horse and say you don’t because you do. Everyone does. Each of us has something we covet enough that we’d sell ourselves to have it.
What’s my tipping point, you ask? Apparently a cool quarter mil will do the trick.
What does one do for 250 large, you wonder? Anything the infamous, gorgeous playboy of Seattle wants. For the next four months I’ll be Shaw Mercer’s arm candy, his beck and call girl, his faux girlfriend. I’ll be his to command, mold, push and pull in any direction he sees fit.
I’ll fight falling into bed with him. I’ll fight falling in love with him even harder. I’ll fail at both. And when my past and present collide in the most unexpected of ways, I’ll learn that while one man’s love for me has never died, the only man’s love I really want will never be mine.
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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse
Going in blind is so rewarding since one never knows what to expect. And ooh boy, was I in for a surprise or two… even three! The leading man is every gals’ dream book boyfriend. Powerful, successful and drop-dead gorgeous, he has just the right amount of bossiness making me take to with him at the drop of a hat. Or should I say my panties! He doesn’t take no for an answer in his professional or private life which fitted his persona to a tee. I loved him being in his mid-thirties. Many authors tend to lean towards a much younger wealthy male protagonist which at times I find a tad difficult to believe seeing as they accomplish so much in such little time. This is most certainly not the case with Shaw Mercer.
Shaw’s a workaholic and has no time for relationships. Apart from running a very prosperous family business, his only other concern is for the well-being of his four siblings and his parents. Their trials and tribulations keep him busy, test his patience and it seemed to me that his responsibility for them weighed heavily on his shoulders. Nonetheless, he showed me he wouldn’t have had it any other way. This fact is an important one as they too will interfere in his personal affairs. Important decisions are made, and regardless whether they’re to his liking, his actions spoke louder than words. How he couldn’t say no to someone he deeply admired gained my respect when what was asked of him was totally out of character. What literally sold me though was the rapport he has with best friend and associate, Noah Wilder. Their banter was a constant joy for me. I loved their comebacks… that true buddy feeling, and if I had a daughter, I wouldn’t mind her bringing Noah home!
“I want to fucking throttle you sometimes, you know that?”
“Ah, I feel the love, brother.”
Both protagonists aren’t at all forthcoming with their pasts for reasons to be revealed. However, Willow Blackwell’s reasons broke my heart into smithereens. I knew what she was going through as her problem is a devastatingly harsh one to live with. But she’s a hard nut to crack, holds her cards close to her chest and I couldn’t help but connect to this proud lass with absolute conviction. What I liked about her was she never does anything on a whim. She sticks to her guns regardless of setbacks which seem to pop up right, left and centre.
“People can’t love you if you don’t let them, Willow.”
A titillating proposal is made. One that could get her out of the tight spot she’s in. I honestly thought she did right by accepting it. My dilemma was whether she’d be able to carry it out without getting scathed. Ah- why would she though? Well, she never expected Shaw. He never envisaged breaking his rules, either. The chemistry between to the two of them is really, but really steamy, very explicit and extremely well written.
“If we’re honest each other about what this is, no one will get hurt.”
Albeit a teensy-weensy slow in a few places for my liking, I really enjoyed their story. I actually found myself skimming a few pages although I did go back and read them. Saying that, Ms Kreig is an excellent storyteller. Told from Shaw and Willow’s point of view in present which happens to be one of my preferred narrative structures; she’s woven in just the right amount of angst for me and lessened their dilemmas with abounding humour. And I can’t dispute that her secondary character development is excellent. The cliffy! I can’t wait to see how this lovable couple overcome their personal hurdles. Bravo Ms Krieg!
“… How worthy you are of everything good. How you’re worth fighting for.”
About the Author:
As a USA Today Bestselling author, I write stories that are deeply emotional with flawed characters, because humans ARE flawed and if we read about perfect characters living in their perfect world, first of all, snoozer, but secondly, we never experience the gratification of redemption.
Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
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