Monday, January 14, 2013

Lost in You

Title: Lost in You
Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61921-285-5
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Publication Date: 03-12-13

Joe Harris is out of the army and home in Petal, Georgia. He’s determined to show his parents that he’s a good son and has left the wild days of his youth behind. Dealing with his ailing father is demanding, as is starting a new business. He doesn’t have time to date but being a single guy in town is like having a flashing ‘available’ sign over his head. When his best friend’s sexy little sister comes into his life, Joe can’t resist her.

Once Beth Murphy learns Joe’s back in town she’s ready to stake her claim. It doesn’t matter Joe doesn’t think he’s good enough or that he’s rough around the edges, Beth knows what she wants—and is crazy about Joe’s dog. They’re good together but it comes crashing down when Joe’s father has a public meltdown. The stress gets to Joe and he pushes Beth away, but if he thinks she’ll give up on him—on them—he’s got a lot to learn.

Lost in You is the latest release in Lauren Dane’s Petal, Georgia series. Please note: I recommend the books be read in order.

Well I’m happy that we’re back in Petal, Georgia. I don’t know about you but Ms. Dane has created a town I’d like to live in. The descriptions of the people, and the town itself, give a warm a fuzzy feeling I’ve come to expect from this fun and entertaining series. I have to admit I’ve been waiting for this one and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s fast paced, has great personality development and Joe and Beth’s relationship is believable—and the sex is steaming.

I like how Ms. Dane integrated Joe’s parents and his father’s mental health problems. It added tension, suspense and a realism many readers can likely understand. And then there’s Beth and how it affects her relationship with Joe—again very believable. There’s plenty of snappy dialogue for some laughs and lots of recurring family and friends to round out the cast of characters. Oh, I can’t forget to mention the author even created a wonderful dog—Buck for the pet lovers. So, as you can see, all the bases are covered. I’m happy with this one and I think you will be too. Enjoy.

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