Thursday, January 29, 2015

Swoon Thursday #124 ~ Lost and Found (Lost and Found #1) by Nicole Williams

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Lost and Found
(Lost and Found #1)
Nicole Williams  

First - The Blurb:

There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.

After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.

Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.

Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.

When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.

Second - The Swoon(s):

“Why don’t you want to know that I like you, Rowen? Why don’t you want me to tell you I’m so damn attracted to you, I almost don’t trust myself to be alone with you like we are right now? Why don’t you want to know that I care about you so much…?” 
... Jesse

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He bent his face into the curve of my neck. “We don’t deserve anything Rowen. We don’t deserve punishment, we don’t deserve happiness, life owes us nothing. Realize that.” His voice wasn’t gentle anymore; it was as strong as I’d ever heard it. “So we have to take what we want because life sure as shit isn’t going to freely hand it over.” He kissed the skin just above my collar bone. “And I want you.” 
... Rowan

I've had this one sitting on my shelf for a long time. And seriously, I don't know why it took me so long to read it. It was awesome. 

Jesse is sweet, caring, and extremely hot. 
Rowan is a little messed up thanks to her up-bringing, but after being sent to the country and discovering a totally different world, she works on improving herself. I admired her for that.

Right from the start, I loved the banter between these two characters. The way they interacted with each other. There was something about them that clicked, and things only got better as the story progressed.

A definite winner. Can't wait to read the next installment.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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  1. The banter was awesome, wasn't it! I loved Jesse! Great swoon choices Marilyn!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. I LIKE THE SECOND SWOON :D I have not read anything by Williams, but I've heard really great things about her books. Excellent swoon choice, Marilyn!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!