3 out of 4 stars
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Does the genre contemporary romance entice you? If so, then you need to check out A Little Lost, A Little Found by H. M. Irwing. It is the first book in The Little Sisters series. The author does a great job at setting up a believable story, as well as making the characters compelling. Since this is the first of a new series, a lot of this book focused on establishing who each of the main characters was and how they related to the plot.
Our setting is in Australia, so some of the terminology and spelling might be a little different. Lucy Little is our female protagonist; she is the eldest of three girls. However, some interesting facts about her life are that she wasn't always called Lucy. She was originally known as Luxy Ara Starr and her twin brother, Blaze was kidnapped when they were babies. The kidnapping was a way to get back at their father, Knyte Starr since he’s a big-time singer.
Lucy's love interest and best friend is the male protagonist, Jace Neil. He is described as coming from an affluent family and being her only friend. Jace is a bit of a playboy, but still spends a lot of time with Lucy because they are incredibly close. Will they realize that they are meant to be together or will they be torn apart by their family views and influences?
The first thing to note is that there are a few conflicts entwined throughout this story. Between love, friendship, work, school and family, the characters have a lot of challenges that they must face head-on. There are multiple obligations that they must attend to considering that they're both young adults. Alongside this, there is also the obstacles involved in keeping them apart due to the different worlds they live in and what expectations they must follow.
Secondly, since Lucy has two younger sisters, she tends to get involved in their shenanigans. It makes her long for her missing brother and a bit overprotective considering that Emily and Cat are identical blond sixteen-year-olds. Emily has a tendency to be outspoken, and Cat goes with the flow. The drama of the twins’ actions is almost enough to get Lucy into big trouble. If you want to see why, then you need to read this, as I don’t want to spoil anything.
Unfortunately, I don't believe that this book has been edited professionally. There were more than ten errors and most, if not all were punctuation errors. Some examples include missing periods, incorrectly placed apostrophes, and incorrect uses of the hyphen. I had hoped that H. M. Irwing would have improved in her writing since I read Heartaches 1-3, but I'm honestly a little disappointed.
Some people might not like this book because it contains swearing, sex, manipulation, kidnapping, mention of sex with a minor and lots of errors. If you can look past these issues, then this book will be up your alley. This is a different take from the usual romance since it does switch perspectives at one point. That definitely makes it stand out.
Despite all of the errors, I would still give 3 out of 4 stars to A Little Lost A Little Found. Hopefully, the author takes note of the errors she made before releasing her next book of the series. The character relationships were great and made me feel connected. I'm looking forward to the next one, Twinkle Twinkle Little Starr.
For more information, check out the author’s website www.hmirwing.com. You can also get information at
www.facebook.com/hm.irwing and www.amazon.com/H-M-Irwing/e/B00J0J7PW8. Use these links if you want to know more about the characters and when H. M. Irwing will release more of her books. I hope this is beneficial to fans.
A Little Lost A Little Found
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