Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lost by Carrie Aarons

Title: Lost
Series: Captive Heart Duet #1
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2016

We knew each other a lifetime ago. And then... 
We lost childhoods. We lost opportunities. We lost love. 
Fate is giving us another chance. But a chance at what? 
Because even though we’ve been brought back to each other under the worst of circumstances… 
We are still. So. Damn. Lost.




#2 Found – The Sequel to the Captive Heart Duet – Available June 9, 2016

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.


I am at a loss of words over Lost. This book is so different from any of Carrie’s other books, I was taken by surprise. I don’t even read her blurbs about her books, I know I’ll like them but this one, this one, was different. It was absolutely amazing. This is a book that’s going to earn her “Best Selling Author” on the front of her books!!

I love, LOVE, how she takes a topic no one wants to talk about and she just ran it over with her wit and humor! I’m not sure she could develop her characters any better than she has. Char is a woman that you can totally relate to. You can see yourself in her, in her worries, in her thoughts, her dreams…just everything about Char is real. Char is the women who longs to be accepted and just wants to be loved…even by those who should love her. I can totally see myself when I read about Char and it’s part of what makes this book so special. You relate to the characters, they become real, they become your friends.

Tucker, oh Tucker…how did you make me fall for you? You started out so shady that I didn’t know how this was going to go. I am also able to relate to Tucker…I understand his struggle and was so happy that he wasn’t just “cured” and still struggled with it (sorry being vague so I don’t drop spoilers). I was really unsure how Carrie could make me love the bad guy but BRAVO! You did! The ending was just heartbreaking to me and a surprise. I knew getting caught was going to happen but that scene…so real that I could see it!

To me, you become an excellent writer is when people fall in love with your people, your story. When your audience no longer sees them as words in a book, but people. That is what Carrie is able to do with her words. I became so engrossed with this book that I finished it in record time once I opened it. It even took me awhile to review it because how can I tell Carrie and her other readers how fantastic this book is? She’s a great talent and I’m so happy that I’ve found her early in her career because I can see that she is going to go far. She isn’t scared to go out of her comfort zone, and that is what she’s done with Lost. She nailed it…the only way it could have been better was for me to have Found in my hands already. Thanks Carrie for writing this book!

I received an ARC of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.