Lost and Found (Lost and Found #1) by Nicole Williams is an awesome story that is definitely going to be on my summer must-read list. Wow. Just wow.
“People had never ignored me, but they wished they could. They wished people like me would just disappear or fall off the face of the earth so they wouldn’t be reminded their little lives were so fake and full of sh*t.”
Rowen is a freak. At least, that is what she’s been told for years. She has been accepting this, and has been seeing herself as a freak ever since. She built up walls to keep the nasty comments people make from hurting her. Rowen has one dream; to go to art school. Her mother wants her to spend the summer with one of her mothers childhood friends, to prove she isn’t a failure. Only then she will pay for art school. Rowan isn’t looking forward to spending her holidays on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, but she’s left no choice.
“When my mom had told me I’d get a ride to Willow Springs with a ranch hand whose name I’d forgotten, I pictured a scratching, spitting, old-timer like the town sheriff in one of those old westerns. Not some young, fit man adhering to the tighter-the-better policy in jeans selection.”
The boy who gives her a ride to the ranch makes it a little bit less bad to be there right from the moment she arrives. He is a blond, handsome, ripped cowboy. He is named Jesse. He is not her usual type, but she can’t get him out of her head. Will she finally learn to drop the walls she built up around her? Is she really a freak? She will find out that summer.
“If we were to just accept we’re not so different from each other, we wouldn’t feel so alone.”
It is a great story. It’s written in so funny, realistic and easy to read. It has the unexpected twists a great story needs. It is filled with romance. It has the cute boy. This is an ultimate summer read if you’d ask me. I kept thinking about the story after I had finished reading. I can’t wait to read more books by this author. 4 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars on the summer must-read scale