Thursday, September 24, 2020

Straight Reading from the Library: Lost and Found by Maggie Clare

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Maggie Clare will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Dr. Lissa Morgan has had a crush on her best friend’s older brother since they were kids, but handsome, brooding Cam Taylor has never given her a second glance. When Cam unexpectedly shows up on Lissa’s doorstep bleeding and bruised, his personal life in shambles, things between them take a steamy turn.

After an incredible weekend with the sweet, sexy doctor, Cam realizes what he’s been missing. But he’s run from intimacy his whole life, sure he doesn’t deserve a woman like Lissa. He’s doing her a favor by walking away – or so he tells himself.

Frustrated and hurt by Cam’s distance, Lissa must nonetheless rely on his private security firm when an annoying admirer becomes a threat. The more time Cam spends with Lissa, the faster his defenses crumble. When the disturbed stalker finally makes his move, Cam will do whatever it takes to save the woman who’s slowly healing his wounded soul.


I've always been a fan of romances when the H/h have a past together--in this case, an unrequited crush.  Their past makes for an interesting dynamic as they need to recreate their relationship and not just create one.  When written well, and this book was, it makes for a wonderful read.

I haven't read the rest of this series and didn't feel lost. It stands alone nicely, except the feeling that there were little things I probably missed that would have made this a richer experience if I'd read the others.  I hope that makes sense!

The characters were interesting and well created, unique (even the secondary ones) and folks I learned to care about.  The romance is hawt (!) and not a lot is left to the imagination, so if you're not a fan of sex scenes, be warned--they are here.  Yes, they are descriptive, but they are well and tastefully written.

Cam's team is so awesome to read about. They're solid and they're friends and they have each other's backs.  Clearly, I need to check out the rest of the series to get to meet them all in depth, one-by-one.

Overall a solid entry in the romantic suspense category--it skimped on neither thing, so I got my fill of the suspense AND the romance which isn't always an easy line to walk. The author did a wonderful job with the book and, short a couple things that stretched my ability to believe they could happen as they did (not saying what--no spoilers here), it ticked all the boxes.  A solid 4 star book!


Cam Taylor was sleeping half-naked in her bed. No version of Lissa’s reality ever held that possibility. She may have entertained a few fantasies, sure, but here he was in the flesh. She had to remind herself it was only because he had a head injury.

As if on autopilot, Liss walked to the bed and perched lightly on the edge. With a gentle hand, she reached out to smooth the hair off Cam’s forehead, brushing it away from his newly repaired skin. His eyes fluttered open and a slow, contended grin spread across his face.

His look took her breath away. Heat warmed her belly. She inhaled his clean male scent, catching herself before she groaned out loud.

But then he blinked, his grin faded, and his brow furrowed, like he was remembering.

Liss dropped her hand to her side. “How are you feeling?”

“Not too bad, considering.” He reached up and gingerly touched the side of his head.

“Think you can sleep a little more?”

“Yeah,” he answered, yawning.

Liss pulled the sheets and blanket up over him, and spontaneously kissed his forehead, like it was the most natural thing in the world. Then, too afraid to look at him, she practically ran out of the room.


Maggie Clare is the pen name of award-winning speculative fiction author Tabitha Lord. When channeling Maggie, she writes all the naughty things! Her Tactical Solutions International romantic suspense series features hot hunky heroes, smart sexy gals, and nail-biting narratives.

Count on Maggie to pair great story-telling with an erotic edge.


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  1. Thank you for hosting and for the great review!

  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  3. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing the review and the book!