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by Z.A. Maxfield
Released: Dec. 2, 2013
Published by Riptide Publishing
LOST AND FOUND is a lovely holiday novella that explores how deep love can truly run. ~ Under the Covers
In this quick but Christmas-y novella by Z.A. Maxfield, readers are thrown into a story that features a slightly grumpy, but still lovable character named Gavin and the man who loves him. Gavin has a lot of pride and won’t allow Ringo to help him after having a recent surgery. It keeps him from being movable but despite that, Gavin doesn’t want to look weak.
Ringo insists that he help so he decides that taking Bird, Gavin’s dog for his walks will help ease Gavin a little bit. Unfortunately, Ringo passes on the responsibility to a young lad who loses him when he tries to help extinguish a fire. With his dog missing and his pain killers only added to his distraught state, Gavin becomes a wounded dog himself, lashing out to purposely hurt Ringo.
There were some cases where I thought Gavin was a little too harsh on Ringo. After all, he was trying to help. However, I can understand the worry that he would feel and in the rotten state he is in, it doesn’t make the situation ideal.
The romance, while good, is a little swift. At the start of the book, Ringo and Gavin are already acquainted so much of their story has already passed by the time readers are thrown into it. The first sex scene is in the second chapter, so you can already tell that the pacing is very fast in this novella. That being said, I thought some parts were a little too quick to play out. I did feel that there was a case of instalove on Ringo’s side. However, due to the short length of this book, I can still see how it works. The end result is the same, but it just a little more rushed than I would have liked.
LOST AND FOUND is a lovely holiday novella that explores how deep love can truly run.
*ARC provided by publisher
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