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review 2014-12-01 00:00
The Lost One
The Lost One - Liz Lovelock The Lost One - Liz Lovelock 3.5 Stars
It was a Debut novel by a new Author Liz Lovelock.
The story starts with a tragedy. Melodie White loses her sister and moves to New York to start a new life where she meets the CEO of Case Construction Mr Corban Andrews. She had some trust issues in tbe beginning but then they hold on to each other.
The story rises in the last quarter of the book where the characters from Melodie's past return, and the story starts gripping up.
It is a cliffhanger so i will be waiting for the next book in this series.
It was a good book with sufficient amount of feels and emotions.
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review 2014-10-09 22:00
Review - The Lost One by Liz Lovelock
The Lost One (Lost Series Book 1) - Liz Lovelock,Hot Tree Editing,Cover to Cover Designs Cover Designer

 

The Lost One
by Liz Lovelock
Series: Lost, #1
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 10, 2014
 



My name is Melodi White, I had a dream once like every other girl does. Then one day, my dream was torn to shreds, by my sister’s evil boyfriend, Jacob. It’s been three years since she was ripped from my life. She wasn’t just any sister; no, she was my twin, my best friend.

Deciding to follow our childhood dream of moving to New York, I head for a life of adventure and fun. A night on the town and I find myself wrapped in the arms of one gorgeous, drop-dead-sexy man, Corban. He has literally swept me off my feet, taken my breath away with a single kiss and left me wanting more, a feeling completely alien to me.

Corban Andrews, CEO of Case Construction, rich, sexy and ravishing is set to make my world come undone. I allow myself to put my trust in him, but will his rules and my trust issues let us explore what we could have together? It’s either that or am I at risk of staying lost and alone.

When a blast from my past reappears, I know I may be pushed so far down the rabbit hole, Corban and I just may not survive. It all comes down to survival and choices. I have no idea which I will choose.

 


 




This was a good read that had a very strong prologue that sucked me in to the mystery of the story. I enjoyed the characters – Melodi was a very strong heroine who has dealt with the loss of her sister and is trying to move on, Corban was definitely a sexy CEO who was sweet and considerate, and I loved Melodi’s friend Flick and Corban’s sister Rachel, who both added great fun to the story.

I loved the last half of the book, where pieces of the mystery start to come together and the suspense starts to ramp up. But for me the start of the book after the prologue through the first half was just a bit slow paced and I struggled to get through it. I’m glad I did, because I really enjoyed the last half, but I think the fact that I’m not a big fan of the “insta-love” trope and perhaps that the boss/employee relationship resolution wasn't really developed fully (I wish there was just a little more angst there!), made the first half run a bit slow for me.

As I said, I did enjoy the ending and am anxious to read the second book to find out where things are going. I was truly captivated by the mystery in the book and think the author has a fabulous plot line and story arc for another good book (or books!) to see the mystery through it’s resolution.

I received this book from the author for an honest review.





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review 2014-10-06 17:36
3.5 moons - "The Lost One" by Liz Lovelock
The Lost One (Lost Series Book 1) - Liz Lovelock,Hot Tree Editing,Cover to Cover Designs Cover Designer

The Lost One is a great start to Liz Lovelock’s debut novel to her Lost series. Liz immediately sucked me in with the mysterious and dramatic prologue in the beginning. She even immediately kept me entertained throughout the story following the main character.

Melodi White has the most unthinkable happened in her life. Her fraternal twin, Abby has disappeared and supposedly murdered by her evil boyfriend, Jacob. Unfortunately Abby’s body is never discovered and Jacob gets off scott free. Melodi decides to follow her dreams three years later to work in New York and life is looking up for her. She still misses her sister, but she knows her sister wouldn’t want to dwell on the past. She ends up meeting the one person who can help her deal with her past. Although that person ends up being her boss at Case Construction where she just got a job at.

Life is going to be perfect for a while until the past creeps back into her life. Now, Melodi must trust in the one person who has helped her in her new life. Corban is the one guy readers will fall for immediately since he’s the knight in shining armor every time with Melodi. He’s there to pick her up when she falls, and he’s also there when she needs a shoulder to cry on. (He’s such a sweet guy)

If there is one thing I enjoyed, while reading The Lost One was how the author got Melodi and Corban to meet. It’s instant attraction with the two, but Melodi is not someone who easily trusts since what happened to her sister. So, let’s just say these two characters may have instant attraction, but Melodi is skeptical of him. Corban though is going to convince her not every guy is like her sister’s boyfriend. At least he convinced me, while I read the book.

There were times during the story while reading it, I found it predictable at certain times. Towards the ending I knew what was going to happen because of a certain character saying things and being there at the most perfect moments. There is also the story going fast pace at the end, which will make the reader think there’s more coming. Unfortunately, there is a cliffhanger. I do love cliffhangers, but I know some readers like to be warned a head of time.

Oh, and if you are looking for some sexual tension and romance moments, there’s not a lot of it. In fact you get some hints of the sexual moments but that’s it.

Overall, this is a great start to a series I look forward to reading more of. I need to find out the truth, especially with that dang cliffhanger.

I give this book 3.5 moons and recommend it to readers that enjoy a little mystery and drama to your New Adult books.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Source: booklovinmamas.com/2014/10/06/review-the-lost-one-by-liz-lovelock-blog-tour-giveaway
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review 2014-05-19 22:52
A Rough Ride to the Future by James Lovelock

bookshelves: spring-2014, absolute-favourites, author-love, britain-england, climate, cover-love, e-book, how-to, nonfiction, published-2014, environmental-issues, net-galley

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Description: In A Rough Ride to the Future, James Lovelock - the great scientific visionary of our age - presents a radical vision of humanity's future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system James Lovelock, who has been hailed as 'the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on earth since Charles Darwin' (Independent) and 'the most profound scientific thinker of our time' (Literary Review) continues, in his 95th year, to be the great scientific visionary of our age. This book introduces two new Lovelockian ideas. The first is that three hundred years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was unknowingly beginning what Lovelock calls 'accelerated evolution', a process which is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution. The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the self-regulating Earth system whose discovery Lovelock first announced nearly 50 years ago. In addition, Lovelock gives his reflections on how scientific advances are made, and his own remarkable life as a lone scientist. The contribution of human beings to our planet is, Lovelock contends, similar to that of the early photosynthesisers around 3.4 billion years ago, which made the Earth's atmosphere what it was until very recently. By our domination and our invention, we are now changing the atmosphere again. There is little that can be done about this, but instead of feeling guilty about it we should recognise what is happening, prepare for change, and ensure that we survive as a species so we can contribute to - perhaps even guide - the next evolution of Gaia. The road will be rough, but if we are smart enough life will continue on Earth in some form far into the future. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974, JAMES LOVELOCK is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). His many books on the subject include Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth (1979), The Revenge of Gaia (2006), and The Vanishing Face of Gaia (2009). In 2003 he was made a Companion of Honour by Her Majesty the Queen, in 2005 Prospect magazine named him one of the world's top 100 public intellectuals, and in 2006 he received the Wollaston Medal, the highest Award of the UK Geological Society.

Sipping this with total love on a daily basis gives rise to two burning issues:

Our National Treasure is into his 95th year and here he is with a new book - match that STGRB *cough* authors. More importantly, he is not scared to u-turn or change tack.

Does anyone here read Brain Pickings? there was a great debate about not sticking to a mind-set when interially, a thought is now untenable. **INSERT ARTICLE HERE** The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds

Don't try to save the planet in environmental terms, instead build domed, dammed cities, this is the new message in a nutshell.

WOW - how do I love thee, let me count the ways.

Of course you wouldn't get me or mine kicking or screaming into a sealed-in space where the consumerism vulture can sit on neon light stands to pick off the unwary - we'll take our chances thank you very much. But hey, you bods who already live in cities, would you even notice if the dome closed over your heads if the rags didn't inform you? When was the last time anyone looked to the sky when in Picadilly Circus.

Say it was sneakily done - so long as there are shop fronts to languish over and the gossip press pumps gumph out, really, who would notice. Strikes me it wouldn't be too much of a hardship for the majority of first-worlders; so long as young mums can demand to wear Jimmy Choo up to a nine month regardless of the safety of the unborn, who cares about the planet earth.

Did I mention I was cynical?

Did I mention that Lovelock is the bee's fricking knees?

Okay - I've gushed enough and readers need some hard facts - this is repetitive: think Ouspensky's Strange Life of Ivan Osokin tops, or Kate Atkinson's Life After Life at base, or Groundhog Day at funniest. Seriously though, look this man up; see what he has been about. Love him.

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review 2013-08-29 00:00
Flight of the Honey Bee - Raymond Huber,Brian Lovelock A great introduction to what honey bees do told through the perspective of a bee at work. Engaging, informative and handsomely illustrated.
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