What is Love Lost and Found: A Love on Deck Book about?
Felicity Williams can’t remember the last five years thanks to an accident that wiped out her memory. She fled her old life in hopes of starting fresh and found refuge working on a cruise ship. But her past is coming for her…
Rick McCarthy awakens after a climbing accident to discover that his business partner and fiancée has quit her job and disappeared. He’s trying to accept that she’s run out on him, but now he needs her signature to close a deal that could literally be life or death. He’ll go to any extreme to get what he needs…even if that means becoming someone else to win her back.
But a little lie becomes a large mess when they’re stranded on a deserted island together, and old misunderstandings might ruin their chance at new love…
So, here’s what I thought of Love Lost and Found: A Love on Deck Book!
OK, there were things in this story that worked quite well for me, and others that made me just go “Huh??”
First of all, I’m not generally a fan of amnesia as a plot device. While Ms de Winton has done a fair job of handling it in Love Lost and Found, I just didn’t really connect with it as much as I would have liked.
Secondly, the fact that the ship’s captain would just somehow let his chief purser be commandeered as a tour guide by some random guy didn’t click for me either.
While aspects of the storyline didn’t particularly gel for me, I did enjoy the chemistry that Felicity and Rick share – you can imagine these two getting hot and heavy and they do appear to be quite well matched.
Personally, I think Rick could have eased up a bit of the internal negativity. You obviously love the woman, so just get in there and be honest with her. I must say that I really liked Felicity. To go through the trauma she has and come out the other side still wanting to keep going, that’s kind of cool.
I’d be interested in checking out more of Ms de Winton’s work, because it to me shows promise. A few tweaks for me with this book and I think I might have viewed it differently.
My Rating: 3 out of 5
Release Date: 9 September 2013
Note: I was provided with an advance reader copy by Indulgence, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.