Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Nicole Williams’ Losers Weepers, the fourth book in her Lost and Found series. Keep reading for more info about the book, my review and some teasers!
Losers Weepers by Nicole Williams
Series: Lost and Found #4
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: February 24, 2015
Format: eARC, 209 pages
How I got it: From the author
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If we didn’t know darkness, we couldn’t fully appreciate the light.
Garth Black’s more familiar with this concept than most people are. He hadn’t just lived in the dark for the majority of his life—he thrived in it. With a mom who’d bailed on him and a dad whose understanding of coddling started and ended with a bottle of whiskey, Garth had never been expected to rise to any sort of occasion other than following down the same dead-end paths.
That changed when he fell in love with Josie Gibson. After years of pulling each other closer before shoving the other way, they finally stopped shoving. Josie’s love is like nothing Garth’s ever experienced. He holds it close. He holds it sacred. He would do anything to preserve it and keep it from pollution, even if that means removing himself from the picture.
Garth might have been allowed a temporary furlough to bask in the light, but that pass has been revoked, and he’s been swallowed again by the dark. Will he revert to his old ways of hurting those he cares for most? Will he go back to the same destructive patterns . . . or will it be worse this time?
We can’t know light without first knowing dark . . . and Garth Black’s about to get acquainted with the dark in a whole new way.
I was as surprised as anyone when I fell head over heels in love with “bad boy” Garth Black during Finders Keepers. A fan of the series from the start, I didn’t find much redeemable about Garth in the first two books. The third book, however, was a totally different story. I love when an author shows me a side to a character that I never expected to see. I loved Garth and Josie together and cheered them through all the tough times during Finders Keepers. Unfortunately, it turns out life isn’t quite done kicking Garth around. There’s still another challenge in store for him during Losers Weepers.
I was nervous when I first read the synopsis for this book. I was afraid to find out what happened to drag Garth back down into a dark place again. I didn’t see what happened coming a mile away. (Ok, truthfully, I asked a friend who read it before me to spoil it for me so I could be prepared going in. But when she told me, I thought she was kidding. She wasn’t.) The unexpected twist damn near broke my heart.
Losers Weepers is an emotional book. It wasn’t an easy read. It was really tough to watch Garth and Josie go through what they did during this book. I thought they had found their happily ever after. To watch it get ripped away was downright painful. I want to be careful to avoid spoiling the book for you, which is difficult because so much of it takes place AFTER the thing that happens and it’s the characters’ reactions to it that made me simultaneously love the book and want to chuck it against the wall.
While I had to suspend beliefs during some parts of the book, the one place I never had to was in the actions of Garth and Josie. I think they way they each behaved – regardless how frustrating at times – was real and honest and perfect for their characters. Garth showed his maturity and selflessness. (Even though it made me want to scream sometimes.) Josie showed how much she loved him and how serious she was about him and the life they were building together. Together, they made me feel all the feels. ALL OF THEM. There were more than a few tears.
I didn’t like to see life kicking these two characters around, but I ultimately ended up really enjoying the story. It was sad at times, but hopeful overall. Seeing Jesse and Rowan again was a great bonus. They both played an important part in Losers Weepers, helping Josie and Garth when they needed it most. I’m (more than) a little terrified to see what happens next for them. The blurb for Heart and Soul has me all kinds of freaking out. I need it now.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.