Potential for the story, but some aspects fell flat… or annoying… or just plain strange.
Lost and Found by Nicole Williams
Rowen is on her way to work on a ranch for the summer to prove to her mom she is worthy of going to art school in the fall despite her terrible grades and behavior. She meets up with a cowboy to take her back to the ranch and that’s when the story starts to get weird… and dumb. Jesse is apparently a 19 year old philosopher and totally mature. Yeah… That’s not the weird part though, it’s how rude and snarky she is to him when they literally just meet and he’s totally cool with it – doesn’t phase him at all. He’s doing her a favor by picking her up and all she has for him is bitchiness. I think that’s what threw the book into a tailspin for me. It just started on my nerves and never stopped.
“If we were to just accept we’re not so different from each other, we wouldn’t feel so alone.”
Also, apparently everyone is Montana is some saint. Everyone understands Rowen and doesn’t judge her. I’ve never been to Montana, but I can guarantee the kids who wear black clothes and heavy makeup, also known as “goth” are judged and made fun of. I will put money down.
Another down fall is main character, Rowen, is so annoying.”Oh I hate Garth, he is terrible, but yes I would totally love to go to the rodeo with you. Blah, blah, blah.” Jesse would be a good main love interest if she didn’t put him on some pedestal to sainthood.
I’m sorry to everyone who loved this book, I just can’t. I wanted to, but I can’t. I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because I was able to finish it and it made me smile one time, but other than that, total bust.
“Sometimes we just have to cut off the dead branches in our life. Sometimes that’s the only way we can keep the tree alive. It’s hard and it hurts, but it’s what’s best.”
Now I kind of feel like I was harsh. It wasn’t a total disaster, I did enjoy some parts. I just needed to clear my thoughts.
Aside from everything, Rowen and Jesse’s relationship was sort of cute and Rowen was funny at times. Jesse’s mom was sweet and I liked all of Jesse’s sisters. So, there’s that.