I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for a honest review.
Author: Lia Riley
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Forever)
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
If You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found
Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she’ll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and the troubling ability to see straight through her act.
Bran Lockhart is having the worst year on record. After the girl of his dreams turned into a nightmare, he moved back home to Melbourne to piece his life together. Yet no amount of disappointment could blind him to the pretty California girl who gets past all his defenses. He’s never wanted anyone the way he wants Talia. But when Bran gets a stark reminder of why he stopped believing in love, he and Talia must decide if what they have is once in a lifetime . . . or if they were meant to live a world apart.
You guys. This book was so freaking wonderful. SO WONDERFUL. I so recommend it, and I couldn’t put it down. I have been reading a lot of contemporary in the past few weeks, and this one is most definitely a stand out! Bran and Talia were so adorable, and when up they were together they were so adorable and their banter was so hilarious!
Bran and Talia’s story was so interesting. The dynamic between the two of them was super wonderful, and the way that they worked together strengthened them not only as a couple, but also individually. Although this story does follow a romance, the characters both required some self discovery and healing. I really loved that aspect, and I think it added so much to the story!
Overall: I highly, highly recommend this book. It came out today, August 5th, and it is available as a e-book. It is a great summer read, and definitely one of my favorites!