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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers book 1 of 3 in the contemporary romance LOVE IN NEW YORK series. Sometimes engagement rings can get lost and then found. Sometimes people can too. All it takes is a heavy-duty dose of karma and the magic of Manhattan to make it all come together. Leah is a financially destitute new age hippy. James NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers book 1 of 3 in the contemporary romance LOVE IN NEW YORK series. Sometimes engagement rings can get lost and then found. Sometimes people can too. All it takes is a heavy-duty dose of karma and the magic of Manhattan to make it all come together. Leah is a financially destitute new age hippy. James is a wealthy surgeon with a trust fund. She's awkward, he's poised. She's completely crazy, he's way too sane. People might say they have nothing in common, but they'd be wrong. They both live in Manhattan, they both have no idea how to change a baby diaper, and they're both lost … until they find one another. LOVE IN NEW YORK SERIES READING ORDER Love in New York: Book 1 (Lost and Found) Love in New York: Book 2 (Cabin Fever) Love in New York: Book 3 (Mister Fixit) About this series: I’d never been to New York City before, but I knew I would love it and wanted to write a story that was set in the most exciting city in the world. So I hopped on a plane with my friend Susan and spent 5 whirlwind days there, soaking up the culture, seeing the sights and nailing down the scenes that would eventually end up in this series. Those of you familiar with New York City know what I’m talking about when I say you just can’t beat Russ and Daughters’ bagels, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn, and Yonnah Schimmels’ knishes.


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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers book 1 of 3 in the contemporary romance LOVE IN NEW YORK series. Sometimes engagement rings can get lost and then found. Sometimes people can too. All it takes is a heavy-duty dose of karma and the magic of Manhattan to make it all come together. Leah is a financially destitute new age hippy. James NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers book 1 of 3 in the contemporary romance LOVE IN NEW YORK series. Sometimes engagement rings can get lost and then found. Sometimes people can too. All it takes is a heavy-duty dose of karma and the magic of Manhattan to make it all come together. Leah is a financially destitute new age hippy. James is a wealthy surgeon with a trust fund. She's awkward, he's poised. She's completely crazy, he's way too sane. People might say they have nothing in common, but they'd be wrong. They both live in Manhattan, they both have no idea how to change a baby diaper, and they're both lost … until they find one another. LOVE IN NEW YORK SERIES READING ORDER Love in New York: Book 1 (Lost and Found) Love in New York: Book 2 (Cabin Fever) Love in New York: Book 3 (Mister Fixit) About this series: I’d never been to New York City before, but I knew I would love it and wanted to write a story that was set in the most exciting city in the world. So I hopped on a plane with my friend Susan and spent 5 whirlwind days there, soaking up the culture, seeing the sights and nailing down the scenes that would eventually end up in this series. Those of you familiar with New York City know what I’m talking about when I say you just can’t beat Russ and Daughters’ bagels, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn, and Yonnah Schimmels’ knishes.

30 review for Lost and Found

  1. 5 out of 5

    Patrycja

    4 diamond ring stars I had such a great laugh while reading it! It's completely silly and craaaaazy, but I did like it! FAB entertaining read. 4 diamond ring stars I had such a great laugh while reading it! It's completely silly and craaaaazy, but I did like it! FAB entertaining read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I feel bad to give this a low rating because to me this book is not a romance. I didn't realize is actually a chicklit. This book is filled with wacky humor that make me groaned and roll my eyes instead of laughing. And the romance takes forever to happen and kinda rush towards the end. Sorry, just not for me. I feel bad to give this a low rating because to me this book is not a romance. I didn't realize is actually a chicklit. This book is filled with wacky humor that make me groaned and roll my eyes instead of laughing. And the romance takes forever to happen and kinda rush towards the end. Sorry, just not for me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    ❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃

    2.5 STARS Genre: General Romance/Chick Lit Cover: 6/10 Writing: 7/10 Heroine: 6/10 Hero: 6/10 Humour: 5/10 Hotness: 1/10 Romance: 3/10 Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 1st person. Stand Alone. Approx 370 kindle pages. MINOR SPOILERS I think the biggest downfall with Lost & Found for me was the fact that there was hardly any romance. The romance didn't actually kick off until near enough 240 pages in. So it broke down to: 1st 35% was the heroine's POV. This involved her in all her crazy, finding a 2.5 STARS Genre: General Romance/Chick Lit Cover: 6/10 Writing: 7/10 Heroine: 6/10 Hero: 6/10 Humour: 5/10 Hotness: 1/10 Romance: 3/10 Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 1st person. Stand Alone. Approx 370 kindle pages. MINOR SPOILERS I think the biggest downfall with Lost & Found for me was the fact that there was hardly any romance. The romance didn't actually kick off until near enough 240 pages in. So it broke down to: 1st 35% was the heroine's POV. This involved her in all her crazy, finding a ½ a million dollar ring then interacting with a bunch of side characters whilst trying to find out the rings owner. And accidentally bumping into the hero a few times. 2nd 35% was the hero's POV. His family troubles and also seeing him accidentally bump into the heroine from his POV, which had the same outcome. The last 30% or so kicked off the romance. The characters were okay... I suppose. Heroine was mildly entertaining, the usual Elle Casey heroine = batty. I don't know, I was just less than impressed with it all. And after rating all of her Rebel series and Just One Night serials a 3 star each, I don't think I'll be reading any of Ms Casey's future books, she's not for me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Taz-xo

    Too boring to continue. The characters were also really annoying which didn't help matters. The female lead seems to be a compulsive liar making up ridiculously stupid lies for god knows what reason, when she could simply tell the truth. Once she's told her lie, she always seems to become a sweaty Betty and break out in hives. But does she learn her lesson? No. Now I'm not normally a violent or aggressive person but honestly, I just wanted to hit her. Repeatedly. It was like the author was trying Too boring to continue. The characters were also really annoying which didn't help matters. The female lead seems to be a compulsive liar making up ridiculously stupid lies for god knows what reason, when she could simply tell the truth. Once she's told her lie, she always seems to become a sweaty Betty and break out in hives. But does she learn her lesson? No. Now I'm not normally a violent or aggressive person but honestly, I just wanted to hit her. Repeatedly. It was like the author was trying really hard to be funny except her 'jokes' just went over my head and I found the whole thing stupid.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    I enjoyed this book and really liked it but didn't love it. It was hilariously funny and I really liked the characters but it took forever to get to the romance portion of this story and when it finally did it was so rushed and then the book ended. The story was interesting, I really liked the setup and character development but would've liked to have seen a little more in the James and Leah section. I'm hoping the other books in this series are about James family members. Even though this wasn' I enjoyed this book and really liked it but didn't love it. It was hilariously funny and I really liked the characters but it took forever to get to the romance portion of this story and when it finally did it was so rushed and then the book ended. The story was interesting, I really liked the setup and character development but would've liked to have seen a little more in the James and Leah section. I'm hoping the other books in this series are about James family members. Even though this wasn't a full 5 star book for me, I do recommend it to anyone who loves a romantic comedy. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Paige Bookdragon

    4.5-makes-me-feel-fluffy-starr I just love the idea of lost and found. You lost something and you found something much greater than what you lost. Dr. James "Boo" Oliver: He's just so "ugh". He's kinda funny is a serious way. Love the way he go crazy whenever Le3ah is around. Leah "Betty" Carmichael Ever had a character who's crazy and endearing? That's Leah. Well, she's insane and caring so hands down to you girl. *Looking forward to the next installment* 4.5-makes-me-feel-fluffy-starr I just love the idea of lost and found. You lost something and you found something much greater than what you lost. Dr. James "Boo" Oliver: He's just so "ugh". He's kinda funny is a serious way. Love the way he go crazy whenever Le3ah is around. Leah "Betty" Carmichael Ever had a character who's crazy and endearing? That's Leah. Well, she's insane and caring so hands down to you girl. *Looking forward to the next installment*

  7. 5 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Fun, fun, fun read!! Definitely a great book to cuddle up with during my vacation. The antics will make your head spin a bit, but you can't help but laugh, snort, giggle and get hooked from the water fountain all the way to the end with the thermometer. I am looking forward to the next installment of this series!! Fun, fun, fun read!! Definitely a great book to cuddle up with during my vacation. The antics will make your head spin a bit, but you can't help but laugh, snort, giggle and get hooked from the water fountain all the way to the end with the thermometer. I am looking forward to the next installment of this series!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    Do you believe in Karma? How about destiny? This book is kind of like a mix of Serendipity and Airplane! Perfect combo, right? At first the humor was a little too goofy and cheesy for my taste. I like funny, but this was a little out there! Regardless, I pressed on. And I'm SO glad I did. There were some serious laugh out loud moments for me!! The baby blow out was one of the funniest ever! Most of the outrageousness came from Leah. She is quite a character! The chapters in her pov were filled with Do you believe in Karma? How about destiny? This book is kind of like a mix of Serendipity and Airplane! Perfect combo, right? At first the humor was a little too goofy and cheesy for my taste. I like funny, but this was a little out there! Regardless, I pressed on. And I'm SO glad I did. There were some serious laugh out loud moments for me!! The baby blow out was one of the funniest ever! Most of the outrageousness came from Leah. She is quite a character! The chapters in her pov were filled with absolutely crazy antics. Chapters in James's pov were more tender and endearing. I also enjoyed the secondary characters and what they brought into the mix. Along with all the silliness and laughter, sweet and touching moments rounded out this RomCom making it a pretty entertaining read! In the end, there's a moral to this story.... "Sometimes Fate just has a plan for us and all we can do is follow it." I do believe in Fate and that everything happens for a reason. And now I want to know what happens with James's brother Jeremy! Bring on book #2!! *ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review FREE September 9-13 AMAZON US AMAZON UK Read more at Judy's Confessions

  10. 5 out of 5

    Suleika Santana -All About Books

    LOVED it! Wasn't even planning on one clicking it or reading it today but after I read the sample I was hooked. This story is super funny. I loved the characters specially Leah, she was definitely something else, a bit on the crazy side but I loved her. I also loved James (Dr. Oliver) even if he gives the impression of being an arrogant jerk, he is definitely not one. Story told in dual point of view and I was very glad the author did that because I got to know the real James, the nice and lovin LOVED it! Wasn't even planning on one clicking it or reading it today but after I read the sample I was hooked. This story is super funny. I loved the characters specially Leah, she was definitely something else, a bit on the crazy side but I loved her. I also loved James (Dr. Oliver) even if he gives the impression of being an arrogant jerk, he is definitely not one. Story told in dual point of view and I was very glad the author did that because I got to know the real James, the nice and loving James. All the things that happen in the story are so funny, and all because of a ring (an engagement ring) There is also a baby involved and lots of funny parts happen because of the baby. I loved all the side characters except for Veronica and Hillary but you can't always like them all and they were the villains (kind of anyway). There were a few twists that I did not see coming and I have to say that even though I normally dislike the kind of ending from this story (I cannot say what happened without a big spoiler so I won't) I was happy the author went with that ending. It's a HEA and what I call a HEA with a bonus. Normally I don't care for this type of bonus but I loved it, I guess it does depend on the story to be able to like it or not. I think Leah and James made a great couple and even if there wasn't a whole lot of romance in the story there was enough to make me love their story. Will definitely recommend to my friend and to anyone interested in a good story that will make you laugh a few times.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)

    Random acts of awesome... I knew going in that I would enjoy a light-hearted read with giggles guaranteed, and I was not disappointed. Quirky Leah with her gypsy skirts and jingling bracelets was non-stop entertainment from the first page to the last. I never knew what crazy scheme she would come up with or how many people she would drag into her brilliant plans. The beginning, a large portion of the book, was written from Leah's POV. Once the author finally let us into James' thoughts, she went Random acts of awesome... I knew going in that I would enjoy a light-hearted read with giggles guaranteed, and I was not disappointed. Quirky Leah with her gypsy skirts and jingling bracelets was non-stop entertainment from the first page to the last. I never knew what crazy scheme she would come up with or how many people she would drag into her brilliant plans. The beginning, a large portion of the book, was written from Leah's POV. Once the author finally let us into James' thoughts, she went back to replay some of the previous scenes and filled in some blanks. I actually prefer alternating POV so that I know what both characters are thinking but it doesn't feel like I'm rereading the story. I have to admit I was a bit impatient waiting for the characters to connect and the sexy to start. If it was a movie it would be rated PG, but it would also be considered a romantic comedy. Not only was it filled with fun, likable characters, there were some villains too. It wasn't all laughter, there was some heartache and suspense mixed in. I had fun trying to predict what was going to happen next and I look forward to reading more in this series. I kind of have my eye on a possible couple. Yes, I've been matchmaking in my mind. I'm not the only one that does that, am I?

  12. 5 out of 5

    RedRedtheycallmeRed

    2.5 STARS I feel like this book was trying to be too many things at once: zany comedy, romance, family drama, crime story...and so the tone was all over the place. There were parts that I liked and parts that didn't work. The book is in three parts: Leah's POV, James POV, and then Leah and James alternating POV. The first and second parts cover the same ground, which I usually hate, but to be fair, there is very little repeated because James and Leah don't actually interact very much until the thi 2.5 STARS I feel like this book was trying to be too many things at once: zany comedy, romance, family drama, crime story...and so the tone was all over the place. There were parts that I liked and parts that didn't work. The book is in three parts: Leah's POV, James POV, and then Leah and James alternating POV. The first and second parts cover the same ground, which I usually hate, but to be fair, there is very little repeated because James and Leah don't actually interact very much until the third section. The first part (Leah's POV) was my least favorite. Leah is 28, dresses like a hippy/flower child, and works part time selling essential oils. How she can afford living in Manhattan (even in a crap hole apartment) working part time (at minimum wage) is never explained. Nor is why she doesn't have at least another part time job. She finds a huge engagement ring and spends much of the book trying to get it back to its owner so she won't be cursed with bad Karma. There are some funny parts here, I did laugh several times, but Leah is just so strange. And even though the author tries to pull it off, Leah doesn't come as quirky/cute strange, just weird. And maybe crazy. Like someone you'd see on the street and cross to the other side to avoid. Her brief interactions with James are funny, but I didn't sense much chemistry between them. She's just too weird! (If you've ever watched the HBO show Girls, Gabby Hoffman, who plays Adam's crazy sister is who I think of when I picture Leah.) James comes across during his brief appearances in Leah's part as someone who's got a stick up his ass. He seems arrogant and snobby. But surprise! The second section with his POV is my favorite part of the book. He's a really good guy. A plastic surgeon who's dedicated to his job and a really loving brother who is worried about his family. After his brother's wife died (leaving a newborn baby behind) his brother fell to pieces (drinking, drugs) and James is trying to help him and help his sister who stepped up to help raise their niece. He does seem to have the good sense to question his attraction to Leah, but he can't stop thinking about her. The third section goes from sweet (them taking care of the baby) to zany (more weird back and forth about the ring) to dark (someone is stalking Leah now) to simply WTF (the whole thing with Ralph and Mel was just bizarre, and I felt like it was explained too hastily). Leah and James don't even get romantic until the book is nearly finished, and when they do we get a few kisses and then...she's tied to the headboard? Again, the tone seemed off. And to be honest, Leah came across as one of those women who doesn't do much in the way of personal grooming and with James making his living off of people who want to look perfect, I was expecting some zany shenanigans instead of light bondage. And I had to give the ending a serious side eye. Leah and James haven't been together for long enough to explain that ending.

  13. 5 out of 5

    M.M. Jaye

    She: Leah, 29, completely broke, one step before homelessness, her purse is empty but her heart full of love for life and hope for something that will change her luck. Well, it's not that darn ring she found in the fountain! He: James, 39, the go-to plastic surgeon for celebrities. A tragic event messed up his orderly life, and he's shouldered family responsibilities that don't fit. He's doing his best to help out, but everything seems to fall apart. Yet his mind keeps going back to the obviously She: Leah, 29, completely broke, one step before homelessness, her purse is empty but her heart full of love for life and hope for something that will change her luck. Well, it's not that darn ring she found in the fountain! He: James, 39, the go-to plastic surgeon for celebrities. A tragic event messed up his orderly life, and he's shouldered family responsibilities that don't fit. He's doing his best to help out, but everything seems to fall apart. Yet his mind keeps going back to the obviously crazy, hippy chick that keeps bumping into him. Conflict: It's the most unlikely duo I've read. A frazzled, juju-believing, totally disorganized woman and a put-together, career-oriented professional clash (literally) and find each other with a huge karmic boost. Setting: Modern-day Manhattan. From highbrow surgeon offices and Cartier sales people to the ailing homeless and eighties Bronx castoffs, it's a vibrant mix. Chemistry: Very slow building. It's the case where logic says WTF? but your gut says "go for it and you won't be sorry". As the protagonists' relationship comes toward the end of the book, I expected a low heat or glossed-over come together, but, no, they go down with a bang! The good stuff: This story is structured in a very original way. The first third is from Leah's point of view; in the second third, we rewind to the beginning of the story, and see James' life, and in the last third, one chapter is Leah, the next James. The voices are very distinct. Leah's is roll-on-the-floor hilarious, James more serious, matching his grave situation, so the middle part of the book is more somber. I loved the change of pace, and how complete the story felt told from both sides. The characters are full-fleshed and fully developed, real, relatable and loveable. The secondary characters are just awesome. The wit, especially in the first third of the book, deserves a prize. I can't remember laughing so hard, staring at my Kindle. The other stuff: Nothing important, really. Maybe the fact that there was a rewind when James took over, and we got to re-see the two of them bump into each other, knowing how that would play out, took some of the excitement away. The middle part of the book doesn't push the story forward; it's just retold. I'm not sure if having alternating voices in each chapter from the beginning wouldn't work better. But, if that's the author's personal style, I'm game. The bottom-line: Excellent book. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll swoon (bare-chested guy holding a baby? Swoon!) you'll never regret reading this. I was offered an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lustful Literature

    **BETH'S REVIEW** Rating: DNF 38% I am a woman who loves a man in a suit so when I got a glimpse of the cover of Lost & Found, it definitely caught my eye enough that I decided to check out the synopsis. Leah is a bit of a hippy who meets a surgeon, Dr. Oliver, and somehow an engagement ring plays a part of it all. It sounded good and it sounded different, too many times reading synopsis it’s like reading the same thing, just different names, different cities, different jobs but same premise to th **BETH'S REVIEW** Rating: DNF 38% I am a woman who loves a man in a suit so when I got a glimpse of the cover of Lost & Found, it definitely caught my eye enough that I decided to check out the synopsis. Leah is a bit of a hippy who meets a surgeon, Dr. Oliver, and somehow an engagement ring plays a part of it all. It sounded good and it sounded different, too many times reading synopsis it’s like reading the same thing, just different names, different cities, different jobs but same premise to the book. So seeing that it was different and having not read anything by Elle Casey and love finding new authors to read, I decided to pick this one up. This one started in Leah’s POV, it was slow and she was a bit all over the place but being a hippy I kind of expected it and decided to keep on reading. The further I got into the book the more it was all over the place and the more farfetched as she began to tell more and more lies in order to get Dr. Oliver’s lost ring to back to him and I still wasn’t connecting. I decided to stick things out, I am not one to give up on a book to early and knowing that it would switch to James’ POV I wanted to keep reading to see if the story would pick up and engage me by getting it from his POV. Sadly by 38% I decided to go no further and DNF, I couldn’t connect with the characters, the story wasn’t engaging me at all and , both were just starting annoy me and I just couldn’t spend any further time trying to make this book work for me, just wasn’t my type of story.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    I liked it! As always Elle Casey's writing hooked you right in and making you stay in place till the last page. I guess I was hoping for more. More laughter, more swoon worthy moments, more sweets, more characters build up, more solutions to the end, and just more. The story has good build up and gives a lot of background story that making you hope to see how things will play our towards the end. But left with feeling it's all rushed and patched up conveniently and seal it with HEA stamp. It also h I liked it! As always Elle Casey's writing hooked you right in and making you stay in place till the last page. I guess I was hoping for more. More laughter, more swoon worthy moments, more sweets, more characters build up, more solutions to the end, and just more. The story has good build up and gives a lot of background story that making you hope to see how things will play our towards the end. But left with feeling it's all rushed and patched up conveniently and seal it with HEA stamp. It also has a feel of Sophie Kinsella meet pretty woman and mix of dharma and Greg into it. Nothing is wrong with it... But I guess I just expecting more and feels like the story left me hanging a bit. It was good but not great.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    It is an interesting story. A ring has been lead to all come together. Because of the ring, Leah found her man, her uncle even her twin brother. So does James. Even I am wondering if it is true that too many good people in New York? A poor lady like Leah, when she found out she had a half million dollars ring, she doesn’t want to keep and sell it, she did try her best to locate the owner? Leah has her difficulties to pay her rent but she still gives her money to the homeless? The shop owner wher It is an interesting story. A ring has been lead to all come together. Because of the ring, Leah found her man, her uncle even her twin brother. So does James. Even I am wondering if it is true that too many good people in New York? A poor lady like Leah, when she found out she had a half million dollars ring, she doesn’t want to keep and sell it, she did try her best to locate the owner? Leah has her difficulties to pay her rent but she still gives her money to the homeless? The shop owner where Leah’s work, it is difficult to keep her business but she still offer a job to Leah? Are they real? Especially in the big city like New York? I am wondering. Anyway, it is a story full of fun lines and you may laugh while you are reading.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    Beach Read? Only if you like descriptions of standing in dog pooh and trying to clean it off your shoes, and then mention of period cycles. Not what I want to read while on holiday. Leah comes over as immature, stupid and more unpleasantly - someone who thinks only of herself. DNF when I read ( re: the 'period' discussion:) 'Or you've just noticed no toilet-paper-wrapped packages in the bathroom trash.' NO. Periods are a fact of life, but that was just ................EEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUW Beach Read? Only if you like descriptions of standing in dog pooh and trying to clean it off your shoes, and then mention of period cycles. Not what I want to read while on holiday. Leah comes over as immature, stupid and more unpleasantly - someone who thinks only of herself. DNF when I read ( re: the 'period' discussion:) 'Or you've just noticed no toilet-paper-wrapped packages in the bathroom trash.' NO. Periods are a fact of life, but that was just ................EEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUW

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Grooms

    I had no idea what this book was about before I read it-- it was a free book on Amazon that I found on BookBub. It was really interesting trying to see what was going to happen when I had no clue what to expect. I found this to be a really fun book-- very random, but fun too. The premise was actually pretty depressing, even though the humor did shine through, but if the attraction between the two leads didn't work out, things were looking pretty bad for her! I'm glad everything worked out in the I had no idea what this book was about before I read it-- it was a free book on Amazon that I found on BookBub. It was really interesting trying to see what was going to happen when I had no clue what to expect. I found this to be a really fun book-- very random, but fun too. The premise was actually pretty depressing, even though the humor did shine through, but if the attraction between the two leads didn't work out, things were looking pretty bad for her! I'm glad everything worked out in the end. :)

  19. 4 out of 5

    GTR33GURL

    I enjoyed this book I loved the crazy banter between James and Leah it was certainly funny fate kept throwing them back together all because of this ring James threw into the fountain there love came on fast but when YA know YA know lol fate karma whatever but they were meant to be the only thing I didn't like was the first 30% was Leah POV then the next 30% was James POV but repeating what I've just read pet peeve of mine the rest was in dual POV 4 stars!!!! I enjoyed this book I loved the crazy banter between James and Leah it was certainly funny fate kept throwing them back together all because of this ring James threw into the fountain there love came on fast but when YA know YA know lol fate karma whatever but they were meant to be the only thing I didn't like was the first 30% was Leah POV then the next 30% was James POV but repeating what I've just read pet peeve of mine the rest was in dual POV 4 stars!!!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    SaN~

    Absolutely loved the story. Cute, crazy, sweet, hilarious, heartwarming, all in one package. Laughed out loud a lot reading it. Don't expect too much hot scenes here because you will be disappointed. I waited for so so long for it to happen. But then without it the story itself had been so good. Totally recommended for those who needed a good dose of laughter. Absolutely loved the story. Cute, crazy, sweet, hilarious, heartwarming, all in one package. Laughed out loud a lot reading it. Don't expect too much hot scenes here because you will be disappointed. I waited for so so long for it to happen. But then without it the story itself had been so good. Totally recommended for those who needed a good dose of laughter.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sabine

    This book was hilarious and abstrus and totally over the top - but it was also one of the best books I've read lately. My face still aches from all the smiling and laughing and people were looking funny at me when reading it on the bus this morning and evening when I couldn't stop myself from snorting with laughter. A ludicrous story about two people on a mission getting rid of an extraordinarily expensive engagement ring: Leah, poor and struggling to make ends meet - James, a rich doctor who ha This book was hilarious and abstrus and totally over the top - but it was also one of the best books I've read lately. My face still aches from all the smiling and laughing and people were looking funny at me when reading it on the bus this morning and evening when I couldn't stop myself from snorting with laughter. A ludicrous story about two people on a mission getting rid of an extraordinarily expensive engagement ring: Leah, poor and struggling to make ends meet - James, a rich doctor who has so much money, he throws a five hundred thousand dollar ring into a fountain just to get rid of it. One would think when a poor girl finds such a treasure, she keeps it or at least tries to after she is told to keep it but Leah is on a mission and dead set on getting the ring back to the owner - whatever it takes - or die trying. But she never met someone like James who is just as stubborn as Leah and she had to be very, VERY creative to find a way to return the ring. While Leah is poor, she never gives up and finds always the bright sides of life. Even though she cannot pay her rent, she still gives the homeless guy Mel some money so he can buy a coffee. She is outgoing and loud and a real hippy girl who works part-time at an esoteric shop. When she finds this ring by accident, she immediately decides to find the rightful owner and return it even if she could really use the money this thing is worth but she is now on a mission and nobody will stop her until the ring has been returned. Even this strange guy who she keeps running into all the time, this cute but annoying hot guy. James is a doctor, a plastic surgeon whose family was hit by a tragedy and is still reeling from the shock. When the woman the ring was intended for makes a move on his brother, he ends it and together with his drunk brother throws the ring away as he sees it at the root to all evil as the intended receiver is an evil bitch. But he never stood a chance against Leah and her determination and creativity to return the blasted thing and soon he never wants to resist her. Leah's attempts to return the ring was a blast! I never laughed so much even though it was totally over exaggerated but it was still very funny and I was highly entertained and could hardly put my kindle away. The story was heartwarming and cute and I highly recommend it if you need a real good laugh. I'm looking forward to the next books about James' siblings and hope we get a glimpse about (view spoiler)[how Leah and James fare as new parents. I was laughing to hard when they hosed down baby Callie. (hide spoiler)] This book was so much fun!! Thank you, Elle Casey.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Lemieux

    Fun story line Not a fan of the repetition of the story to show the perspective of each character. This could have been done without repeating the scenes. Otherwise good reading. A little predictable but fun

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hunter Mallone

    This was a weird book... It's a more mellow 50 Shades of Grey without BDSM and add a whole lot of humor. I was laughing so hard at this book! This was a weird book... It's a more mellow 50 Shades of Grey without BDSM and add a whole lot of humor. I was laughing so hard at this book!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Andrea B

    Funny. Story of serendipity. I had a hard time relating to the female lead but she was still likable.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Red Cheeks Reads

    “…what was once a very refreshing oasis of sanctuarial bliss has now become a very cold, very wet pool of regret…” Leah Carmichael is desperate to avert what she just knows will be a karmic disaster of epic proportions. Twenty-eight, about to be evicted and woefully underemployed as a clerk in a new age shop, Leah finds a ring in a fountain and she is certain this a test, one she must pass, in order to move on to good in her life. So begins the journey of finding the ring’s rightful owner and “…what was once a very refreshing oasis of sanctuarial bliss has now become a very cold, very wet pool of regret…” Leah Carmichael is desperate to avert what she just knows will be a karmic disaster of epic proportions. Twenty-eight, about to be evicted and woefully underemployed as a clerk in a new age shop, Leah finds a ring in a fountain and she is certain this a test, one she must pass, in order to move on to good in her life. So begins the journey of finding the ring’s rightful owner and returning it. “Everything’s falling apart and yet life must go on.” Dr. James Oliver, famed Manhattan plastic surgeon, masks the pain of loss with cool indifference. Always living up to or exceeding everyone else’s expectations of him, he’s never taken the time to figure out what exactly would make him happy in this life. Slamming into Leah on the street unwittingly kicks off a series of events in the good doctor’s life that has him rethinking everything. “FYI, no insane person in the history of insane people ever admitted to being insane.” Leah and James’ first few, um, “run-ins” don’t go all that well. They keep popping up in each other’s lives, and neither is none-too-impressed by the other. When Leah’s ring tracking journey leads her to James’ door, however, things really start to get interesting. See, the thing is, James doesn’t want the ring back – it’s a symbol of all that is wrong in his life. As anxious as Leah is to right this karmic wrong and return the ring to him, James is just as determined to keep that ring – and all it stands for – out of his hands, his life or, as the case may be, his couch cushions. “Karma is seriously giving me her all. I thought I respected her before, but I was wrong. Now I feel her true power, and I am in awe.” Several attempts, several disguises, several hair-brained schemes at deceiving the doctor into seeing her so she can return this damn ring all result in failure. Leah is getting frustrated, she is convinced that this is yet another karmic test, and she becomes more determined than ever to get this ring back into James’ hands. She pulls out all the stops, even roping others – albeit very begrudgingly – into her shenanigans. The harder she tries, the more entertained by her efforts the doctor becomes. And he is equally as determined to make sure that that ring stays with her. “Go ahead, Karma. I’m on to you. I know your game. I can handle anything you throw at me. Bring it.” This book was a terrifically hilarious, zany, wacky, sometimes goofy, slapsticky romcom. Elle Casey was so descriptive; I could literally picture some of these scenes playing out. There were so many moments in this book that had me laughing out loud – big bellowing belly laughs, the kind that make your husband look at you like you’re crazy from the other side of the couch. Tears streaming down my face, foot stomping on the floor, hiccupping laughter. It was awesome. This was a really quick read; I zipped through its pages like Leah zipped through crowded New York City streets in pursuit of James. It’s a book you won’t want to put down because you just have to know what ridiculousness Leah is going to serve up to James next and what he’s going to do to foil her plans. Lost and Found is a riot of humor; scheming hippie girls, uptight doctors, psycho secretaries, a hospitalized homeless guy who just lost his foot, a sweet baby girl, and a Cartier clerk accomplice. This was an absolutely perfect example of opposites attracting in the most wonderful and satisfying of ways. On a really crappy day in my world, Elle Casey did the impossible with this book and had me smiling and laughing. 4 Karma-can-kiss-my-ass Smooches for Lost and Found from me! ~ Danielle Palumbo

  26. 5 out of 5

    SHANNON

    4.5 STARS There is no sugar-coating it...this story is completely whacky. But it has enough humor to pull it off. Lost and Found is interesting because it's almost like two separate stories that just happen to intertwine midway through the novel. Some readers most assuredly will not like this style, but it worked for me in a big way. I was previously a fan of Elle Casey. Her Rebel series won my heart with the kooky heroine and the stoic hero. You get another kooky heroine and "stoic" hero in L 4.5 STARS There is no sugar-coating it...this story is completely whacky. But it has enough humor to pull it off. Lost and Found is interesting because it's almost like two separate stories that just happen to intertwine midway through the novel. Some readers most assuredly will not like this style, but it worked for me in a big way. I was previously a fan of Elle Casey. Her Rebel series won my heart with the kooky heroine and the stoic hero. You get another kooky heroine and "stoic" hero in Lost and Found, but they are so completely different from the Rebel series that it doesn't feel repetitive at all. Leah is a free-spirited hippie with a heart of gold, just trying to do the right thing to align her chi and survive in NYC. James is an uptight high-profile plastic surgeon who's got a few personal demons going on. The twosome come together, and hilarity ensues :) There's a little mystery, a little romance/sex and whole lot of comedy. If you're in this purely for smut, keep moving. If you thrive on angst. Roll on. There's no angst whatsoever. This is a straight up fun, light read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Keighley

    3.5 -4 Stars for this weirdly paced Rom-Com This book wasn't what I was expecting, its been on my kindle for ever and I jumped in blind... to a world of soaking wet hippies, compulsive liars, karmic retribution and slapstick comedy. Not your usual romance! The pacing was odd - First 30% Leahs world of craziness including jumping in fountains, stalking, disguises and a whole lot of fibs. Leah tries to return a diamond ring she finds to get rid of the bad ju-ju attached to it.. Dr James is the origin 3.5 -4 Stars for this weirdly paced Rom-Com This book wasn't what I was expecting, its been on my kindle for ever and I jumped in blind... to a world of soaking wet hippies, compulsive liars, karmic retribution and slapstick comedy. Not your usual romance! The pacing was odd - First 30% Leahs world of craziness including jumping in fountains, stalking, disguises and a whole lot of fibs. Leah tries to return a diamond ring she finds to get rid of the bad ju-ju attached to it.. Dr James is the original owner of the ring and 30-60% is spent with him trying to juggle his work, his family drama and crazy Leah stalking him. He wasn't 100% likeable, he was arrogant and how he ditched his niece on his sister pissed me off (What cos she has a vagina the baby is her reponsibility?!) Also his cluelessness when he did finally watche the baby was just ridiculous, no 39y/o DOCTOR could be that dense. The final act let it down with the romance seeming hella-rushed and forced. The sexytimes scene felt like it had crash landed in from another book! But saying all that, this book was a quick fun bit of escapism, if you dont mind your men arrogant, your ladies ditzy and your comedy slapstick...Definately give this a go!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Frances

    I love Elle Casey’s writing. Her humour feels so effortless and I found myself laughing a lot throughout this one. Leah finds an expensive engagement ring which was thrown away and after a short internal struggle, decides she wants to give it back to the owner and find out the story behind the lost ring. This leads to some funny run ins with James and some outrageous situations in order to get rid of the ring, once Leah decides it is bad luck. I loved Leah’s voice and even though she really got h I love Elle Casey’s writing. Her humour feels so effortless and I found myself laughing a lot throughout this one. Leah finds an expensive engagement ring which was thrown away and after a short internal struggle, decides she wants to give it back to the owner and find out the story behind the lost ring. This leads to some funny run ins with James and some outrageous situations in order to get rid of the ring, once Leah decides it is bad luck. I loved Leah’s voice and even though she really got herself into a lot of messes, she also got herself hilariously out too. I did enjoy that the reader got a full view of both Leah and James, however I wish perhaps it hadn't gone on as long as it did. For roughly a quarter of the book we saw everything from Leah’s POV (before they had a proper meeting and discussion, other than the undercover rapper part) and then it switched to James and it went back to the beginning and while I think it helped us get to know who James was and what he had been through with his family, that section went just as long as Leah’s and suddenly it is over halfway through the book and they've barely talked to each other. It made it a little frustrating because all I wanted was these two to properly interact. However when they did, wow was it fun! Great banter, writing and a full and complete story. A must read for Elle fans.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    3.5 Star Review of Lost and Found (Love in New York #1) by Elle Casey This was a new author to me. Leah is a hippie, whilst James is a wealthy surgeon. They meet several times by accident as Leah searches for the owner of the engagement ring she found. I found this to be unusual read and I think I would use quirky to describe this book. The first part was all from Leah’s point of view, then the next from James’s point of view, followed by the final part in both their points of view. To be honest 3.5 Star Review of Lost and Found (Love in New York #1) by Elle Casey This was a new author to me. Leah is a hippie, whilst James is a wealthy surgeon. They meet several times by accident as Leah searches for the owner of the engagement ring she found. I found this to be unusual read and I think I would use quirky to describe this book. The first part was all from Leah’s point of view, then the next from James’s point of view, followed by the final part in both their points of view. To be honest I found it distracting. There were times when I laughed out loud, as it certainly had its funny moments. This was a light hearted read; although you had to wait for the majority of the book to be over for the romance to kick in and to be honest I found that to be a little odd in my opinion. I enjoyed when they finally got together but felt that it was a little rushed at the end. I would be interested to see where the author takes the series. The next two books in the Love In New York series Love in New York: Book 2 (Cabin Fever) and Love in New York: Book 3 (Mister Fixit)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Wright

    4 Star Review I was given this book for a honest review Elle Casey is a new author to me and I really enjoyed Lost and Found. It is a true romantic comedy and at times had me laughing out loud. It did take me a few chapters to connect with James and Leah but I'm so glad I persevered through those chapters. Leah is a free spirit who believes in Karma. She will help anyone she can even if that means giving her last dime away...... James or Dr Boo as Leah calls him is a high profile plastic surgeon with 4 Star Review I was given this book for a honest review Elle Casey is a new author to me and I really enjoyed Lost and Found. It is a true romantic comedy and at times had me laughing out loud. It did take me a few chapters to connect with James and Leah but I'm so glad I persevered through those chapters. Leah is a free spirit who believes in Karma. She will help anyone she can even if that means giving her last dime away...... James or Dr Boo as Leah calls him is a high profile plastic surgeon with a few issues...... The fun begins when Leah finds a expensive ring in a fountain, she believes the ring is bringing her bad luck and she must return it to the rightful owner problem is that owner James does not want it back...... James and Leah once they connect are just so funny, the two of them trying to change a diaper for the first time after James niece has had a baby blow out was hilarious ....... What you get with this book is romance with some sex and a whole lot of comedy. To me its a typical holiday beach read and I'm looking forward to more in this series

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