AUDIOBOOK + BOOK REVIEW: Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis #LostAndFoundSisters @WmMorrowBooks @HarperAudio @KarenWhitereads

Publisher: William Morrow + HarperAudio

Release Date: June 20, 2017

Genre: Adult Fiction / Romance / Women’s Fiction

Blurb

They say life can change in an instant…

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.’s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she’s looking for a missing piece she can’t find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn’t quite fit in right away, she can’t help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there’s another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn’t a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she’s searched so long for.

My Thoughts

“Things that annoy me:
1. Feelings
2. People
3. Basically everything, I have no idea why I started a list…”
— from “The Mixed-Up Files of Tilly Adam’s Journal”

I honestly don’t know what I have been doing with my life, and why Lost and Found Sisters was my first time reading a novel by Jill Shalvis. This book had so much love, heart, and laughter and I didn’t want to put it down. The entertainment value alone is incredible, but Shalvis also infuses romance, steam, and tough topics to boot. Quinn was a very relatable and real character, and her story gave me all the feels. The book actually switches between 3 different viewpoints, and Quinn may be a major part of the story, but she isn’t the only one. I really enjoyed the different characters and POV changes, and this book made me laugh so hard I almost cried. And I also shed a few tears from the story as well.

Each chapter starts with a quote like I started my review with, and I LOVED the excerpts from Tilly’s journal. Each one made me giggle and was incredibly relatable to me as a person too. The only thing I’m trying to wrap my head around is the insta-romance in this book. I already read book 2 as well and that definitely seems like a thing in Shalvis novels. I love a romance, even a quick romance, but how instant it was in this book kind of bothered me and is the only reason I rated this a 4 instead of a 5. Clearly, I better get used to it though, and I honestly wouldn’t give up reading this for anything. The wit, heartbreak, humor, and love that comes across is just too good to pass up, and the way Shalvis writes is a dream to read. I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Karen White and she is AMAZING. Even her ‘woofs’ for the dog and ‘meows’ for the cat got me, and I loved listening to her narration. If you like romance with some steam and don’t mind if it’s super quick, I highly recommend Lost and Found Sisters in print and especially on audio.

MY RATING

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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