Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway + Review: Lost by Sarah Ann Walker

Title: Lost
Author: Sarah Ann Walker
Genre: Adult. Dark Romance.
Publish Date: October 31, 2014
Review Source: eARC
Cover Designer: James Freeburg


My name is Sophie Morley, and this is my story of loss. 

I used to be mature, professional, and stable. I used to have friends and colleagues who respected me. I used to be someone I respected. I knew the life I wanted, and I lived within my forever plans. I was everything I thought I should be. 

Then I met the man of my dreams, and everything changed in me. Everything I was and everything I was to become changed with his love. And I've never regretted one single moment of the life we shared. 

My name is Sophie Morley, 

and I am lost.

 Sophie has had a plan. She has always had a plan for her life. Be successful. Be mature. Be professional. She is all of these things when we are first introduced to Sophie in Lost. But when Peter is brought like a whirl wind into Sophie's life, there is so much more than meets the eye with the imperfectly perfect, timeless Peter that makes Sophie fall head over heels in love with him.

But, is their love all that its cracked up to be?

Sophie is a phenomenal character. She is the perfect definition of a self driven person throughout the book. She has landed her dream career, and has her life completely in order. When she finishes her short run at a herbal store where she was working part time, she meets Peter, a new customer who shows up out of the blue. When blue roses start appearing at Sophie's work, at her apartment, and the mysterious man begins taking care of her, she is in complete awe over him.

Peter is a whirl wind of emotions. While he sounds to be the perfect man, the perfect character for someone such as Sophie it is obvious that he is not. Sarah Ann Walker drops hints throughout the entire book that there is something wrong. Something horribly, terribly wrong with the entire picture of Sophie, and Peter. Sarah Ann Walker does a wonderful job throughout the entire book keeping Peter's secret from her readers.

Sophie has always been the one to leave her boyfriends. Always. It's been a rule of hers since she had first started dating. She has always let the man down easily, basically saying its her, not them. Her relationships were peaceful endings, almost always resulting in staying in contact with the man for a few months after their relationship. Peter rocks her world when he chooses to end the relationship. I think the worse part is that he didn't end the relationship well. He just....left....

"Peter opened the door and closed it behind him without even looking back at me once. He didn't look back even for a second. He simply opened the door and closed it behind him as he left me forever."

The fact that Peter was able to get up, and leave Sophie behind after a great three and a half was just irksome. I would have been devastated had my husband left me the way Peter left Sophie. Without any explanation, he left her life just as suddenly as he had come into it. An emotional roller coaster is the best way to describe this novel.

I highly recommend this book, and will warn you that you will fall in love with the idea of Peter. You will learn to care for Sophie, and share her agony as Peter controls her life, and you will be beyond shocked at the ending of this outstandingly phenomenal novel. Definite re-read!

"I have to go. I'm sorry. I love you, Sophie," he said as he kissed my head and quickly walked away from me.

"What? Why?!" I croaked through the sudden tightness in my throat.

"The way I feel about you ties me in knots and makes me afraid of everything. I'm afraid you'll leave me, and I'm afraid you'll be taken away. I know you love me and I feel the same, but I have to go now. I know something bad is going to happen to you if you stay."

When he took his coat from the closet and walked to the front door, he paused for only a second. One second in which I had had the perfect words. I wished I could have said something to make him stay. I wished I could have said something. But I was stuck in a spinning, shaking, shocked world of total disbelief.

And I had no words.

Teaser By Michelle Ryan

Sarah Ann Walker is a Scottish Canadian who was raised in Canada, where she attended McMaster University as an English major. In 2002 Sarah met and married her American husband and they chose to remain in Canada together where they raise their son.

In the summer of 2012, during a manic two week period Sarah was transformed into the main character of 'I am HER...' released November 2012. The sequel 'THIS is me...' followed in November 2013. In May 2014 Sarah released the dark 'My Dear Stranger', followed by LOST in November 2014.

Sarah can be found on Amazon, goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.



1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing LOST!
    Best wishes,
    Sarah Walker