Book Review

THE LOST
by Caridad Piñeiro

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

Pineiro’s new series will excite readers, new and old. As a newcomer to her work, how I missed this author for so long, I’ll never know. Her characters and red-hot writing had me looking for the nearest cold shower. The Lost is an excellent beginning to a new series that will have readers counting the days until the second Sin Hunters book is released.

Bobbie is home from combat in Iraq, but she’s still wounded physically and emotionally. The last thing she expects is the extreme draw she feels toward Adam, a millionaire with supernatural powers. Together, they battle against paranormal enemies who can hide in plain sight. Complicating matters, Adam must learn to control his powers, or their scorching passion could destroy them all. (FOREVER, Jul., 352 pp. $7.99)

Reviewed By: Terri Dukes

Publisher: FOREVER

Published: July 2011

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of The Lost

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 3:16pm.

Our Review [By LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha-Michelle L Olson]:

Since readers look to reviews to steer them in a direction, I'm going to give it to you straight and from the heart. I'm a big Caridad Pineiro fan! I devoured her entire Calling series in I think 3 sittings, but I was very apprehensive about this book. Every time I picked it up and read the synopsis I'd give myself a little mental `Eh, I don't know...' and set it back down, only to pick it up again the minute I was ready for a new book. I'm a paranormal junkie, and there seemed to be enough of that outlined in the blurb, so I was having troubles pinning down exactly what my problem was. Finally I took a deep breath and just jumped in. Know what? I finished it in 2 sittings and that was only because I had to go to work and put it down.

Adam was just a boy when his adoptive father found him in the dessert with no memory and lots of questions. 20 years later, Adam finds himself a millionaire running a cutting edge technology company, yet he still has no answers, and in fact, has a lot more questions regarding who and what he is, where he came from, the extent of his gifts, etc. Adam hopes that by continuing to do research and development for his company, he may uncover some truths about himself as well.

Bobbie is a veteran newly home from the war and healing both physically and emotionally. When Bobbie and Adam's paths cross in the midst of a kidnapping attempt, Bobbie's `forever a soldier' mentality kicks in and she can't stop herself from jumping to help, though she had no idea just what she was getting herself into.

Now a team by circumstance, Adam and Bobbie must figure out what is going on, how to stay 1 step ahead, and how to deal with the undeniable and world altering attraction between them.

On the outskirts, you have the 2 groups who are after Adam for 1 reason or another--The Light Hunters, those who gather energy peacefully and naturally from nature and things around them, and the Shadows, a faction of Light Hunters that evolved into something much less peaceful over time, and steal rather than borrow energies.

What you ultimately end up with is an emotional roller-coaster full of excitement, regret, love, passion, uncertainty, betrayal, retribution, and so much more!

The book was incredibly written; very vivid imagery, even with things as intangible as intent, strong well developed characters with clearly defined purpose and background, and a love affair that while fast, was truly believable.
From a series standpoint, this first book was a greatly laid foundation for the next installments. Though readers who dislike cliff-hangers will be shouting profanities and throwing things as they turn the last page, the meat of the story was wrapped up nicely and those questions that both the characters and the reader needed answers to from page 1 are brought to light.

All in all, LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives The Lost 4 1/2 Skulls, and would recommend it to Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and even some Sci-Fi readers.