Blog Tour, Review & Teasers: Losers Weepers (Lost and Found #4) by Nicole Williams

Posted March 6, 2015 by Kim in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, In Review / 1 Comment

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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!

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Blog Tour, Review & Teasers: Losers Weepers (Lost and Found #4) by Nicole WilliamsLosers Weepers by Nicole Williams
Series: Lost and Found #4
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 209 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

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Garth might have been allowed a temporary furlough to bask in the light, but that pass has been revoked, and he’s been swallowed again by the dark.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.

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in review my thoughts

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.

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About Nicole Williams

I'm the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of close to three dozen books, ranging from Young Adult to Contemporary Romance.

Biographies are impossible for me to write without landing somewhere in the realm of lame. Which is ironic since I'm a writer attempting to, you know, do what I do and write. For whatever reason though, trying to sum up who I am is enough to make me rock myself into a psychiatric-something in a dark corner.

I could try explaining what I love: books, writing, adventures, the outdoors, animals, my family, my friends. I could list what I don't love: hate, needles, narrow-mindedness, pantyhose, celery. I could go into my background and my sources of inspiration, sprinkling throughout witty bits of commentary and the expected author-fare of a few words that make a person scratch their head and reach for a dictionary. But the true biography of who I am is penned on the pages of my books, hidden between the words. Where I've been, who I am, where I'm going--it's all there.

At the end of the day, I'm an open book.

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One response to “Blog Tour, Review & Teasers: Losers Weepers (Lost and Found #4) by Nicole Williams

  1. I felt the same way as you with this one! There were even scenes that tears rolling down my face! I was so just damn heartbroken for both Garth and Josie! I am very grateful Williams went in the direction she did, though because I couldn’t have taken it otherwise. Josie really rocked my world in this book and seeing just how much she loves him? BE STILL MY HEART. I never thought I’d like Garth, because I like you and many others hated him Rowen and Jesse’s books! He is definitely the best redeemed bad boy I’ve read about! 😀