“Starting from Lost” by S.K. Wills
Blurb: Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice?
Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss’s personal assistant. The last thing her predictable life needs is to collide with the boy responsible for breaking her heart, or the twist of fate that sends a sexy new neighbor to awaken feelings she’s long since put to bed.
Alex Sorrento doesn’t have any room in his life for another pet project. He’s already put aside his career and his personal dreams to follow his half-sister Mackenzie to the big city. Lost in the guilt over the events that nearly took her life, he feels he owes her that much. When Mackenzie befriends the new girl on the third floor, Alex finds himself defenseless against the sizzling chemistry between them and the sadness in her eyes. Can he protect Hannah from her ex without losing his heart?
In this turbulent journey about self-discovery, forgiveness, and love, some second chances aren’t worth taking, but others have their own rewards.
After reading the blurb, I knew right away that I wanted to read “Starting from Lost.” It seemed like a great first read of 2015, and I was really looking forward to it.
Unfortunately, it took me a bit to get into, and had a hard time finishing it. I found Hannah’s character to be way too cynical to be likable, and found her to be a little immature, too, but I sympathized with her and can understand where she’s coming from. As for Alex and Mackenzie, I really liked enjoyed their characters.
For a debut novel, “Starting from Lost” was well-written. S.K. has a lot of talent as an author, but I just couldn’t get into this one. I will be on the lookout for more books to come by this author.
Overall, while I liked the idea of this book, I wish it would’ve moved along a little faster, and kept me wanting to turn the page. Also, I thought it could easily pass for a YA read.
I give this book 3 1/2 stars!
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S.K. Wills grew up with reading in her blood; a favorite pastime passed down thanks to her two beautiful grandmas. Wanting to inspire others, like good books inspire her, she added “write a romance novel” to her bucket list, and ultimately, checked it off. Writing makes her soul happy, and since she’s now hooked on story-crafting, she’s decided to stick with it for as long as it will have her. S.K. lives in Southeastern Michigan, and juggles expertly (or so she thinks!) also being a passionate marketer and entrepreneur helping other authors reach their writing dreams. She fuels her insatiable dream-chasing with what some would consider an unhealthy amount of coffee, and she wouldn’t have her crazy busy life any other way. To learn more, visit her at: http://skwills.com/
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