Title:The Lost One
Series: Lost #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
Release Date: September 10, 2014
My 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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Melodi White finally decided to stop dreaming and move to New York. It was both her and her twin sister Abby’s dreams to live there but it’s been three years since Abby was murder and it was time to move on. After living there for a couple months, Melodi has made some good friends and finally landed a job at Case Construction. To celebrate she goes to her favorite bar with her friends and meets a handsome stranger who she end up kissing. She’s never felt this way before and after everything that happened with her sister, Melodi never thought she’d fall for man. Little does Melodi know he’s not just any man and he may be the one to end up breaking her heart?
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Melodi is a sassy, strong-willed, independent woman with trust issue and no one can blame her after what her family went through with Abby’s death. Melodi keeps the memory of Abby safeguarded and close her heart. She only shares her with the few people she trusts the most. Meeting Corban Andrews has turned her world upside-down, the attraction to him is so strong she can’t deny it but trusting him is quite difficult for her. Melodi put a good effort into out trying to keep things in the office professional, but no matter what she does the attraction is still there.
Corban is a strong, sexy, confident man who doesn’t usually commit to one woman and is consider to be a player amongst his friends. He doesn’t trust woman to want to be with him for who he is and not for his money. On top of that he runs a very successful business, which keeps him busy. Running into Melodi at his club caught him off-guard as there was an instant attraction felt by both of them. The kiss they shared was unforgettable but Melodi is off limits. She is his new assistant and his company has rules that should stop him for dating her. I have to give him credit for trying to stick to those rules but as the saying goes, the heart wants, what the heart wants and he can’t deny that his heart wants Melodi.
I love that Rachel was the only person working close to Melodi and turns out to be Corban’s sister. She takes things into her own hands to bring these two together. You would never know that Rachel and Corban both grew up in a rich family because how they treat and respect everyone they meet. Rachel boyfriend Axel, the bad boy tattoo artist shows just how pure of heart Rachel is and how she and Corban don’t judge a book by it cover.
Blake is the police officer who was introduced in the prologue but shows up suddenly in New York after Melodi starts working for Case Construction. At first I was wondering what game he was playing but then a few other twist came about and things started to come to together.
This may be a debut novel for Liz Lovelock but she has the makings of being an amazing writer. I was hooked from just reading the prologue. The many twist and turns she took throughout the book kept me guessing what was going to happen next. The characters were well written and she had me falling in love with them. This book has the perfect amount of suspense and romance to keep me coming back for more. Liz ended this book in just the right way to keep her readers on the edge of their seats. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series as she left us with more questions than answers. I highly recommend this to my fellow readers.
A 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.
Liz is from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and from there her love of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed along with a note book for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours.