Love Lost

Love Lost

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by Maria Desouza
     
 

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Love can come into your life in an instant, and leave just as quickly....

Jason Straiz is a New York detective working on a case to bring down a major crime lord. He keeps his life simple. Work. Family. Friends. Until he meets Selene.

Selene is a lawyer on a mission. Her goal is to bring down the monster that has been terrorizing her for years. When

Overview

Love can come into your life in an instant, and leave just as quickly....

Jason Straiz is a New York detective working on a case to bring down a major crime lord. He keeps his life simple. Work. Family. Friends. Until he meets Selene.

Selene is a lawyer on a mission. Her goal is to bring down the monster that has been terrorizing her for years. When she meets Jason, the attraction is intense. When Jason comes to her aide after tragedy strikes, he becomes a target.

When her case and their relationship collide, will her secrets destroy a future they could have together? Can he handle the truth about her?

Can love truly conquer all or is there a limit?

Editorial Reviews

Blog Review - Angela Travers Book and Friendz
"This isn't your typical lovey dovey romance novel - boy meets girl/girl meets boy, they fall in live and live happily ever after. This suspense romance is so far removed from that scenario but its a great read nonetheless."
Blog Review - Michelle Indies Steal Our Hearts
"These two embark in a relationship with a lot of twist and turns, and danger lurks at every corner."
Blog Review - Katie B A Literary Perusal
"I have never read a book where the villain was written so good that I shuddered at the things he has done and plans to do. The way Maria writes him is like she took him straight out of the depths of hell. He is what nightmares are made of. He is pure EVIL. He is the best villain ever."
Blog Review - Books and Beyond Fifty Shades
"This book took me on a ride from beginning to end. I found myself laughing, crying and getting angry along with the characters. I can't wait to see what Maria has in store for us next. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who likes a little suspense with their romance."
Blog Review - Author Groupies
"This is a great, quick read that is action packed and will have you turning pages to find the answers to what is haunting Selene."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149173273
Publisher:
Maria Desouza
Publication date:
04/22/2014
Series:
Lost Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
398,129
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Maria DeSouza is a New Jersey native with a love for writing. She has two children, who are her life, and family that makes her want to scream at times, but still loves them. She started her affair with reading and writing at a very young age. She loves where books take her, and always wished for the day when she would meet her very own dream boat. She grew up on Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and anything her library would let her borrow. She would always grab a notebook and start writing about the books she read about because she wanted the story to continue. She never took it seriously until a friend a few years ago told her that she needed to publish her work after she wrote down a short story. The words stuck with her and she was constantly asked, "Did you write more? Are you done?" A back injury put her writing on hold for almost 2 yrs and last year, she found the short story and started reading. Then, she started writing and adding to it. That little dream turned story turned into her debut novel, Love Lost.

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Love Lost 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 14 days ago
134 pages of torture. I use reviews to help me make purchases and rarely leave a review; lopsided of me I know. I honestly don't understand what book the other reviewers were reading which is why I'm leaving one. This book was wholly unbelievable and yes, I understand I'm reading fiction. I'll try to sum it up without ruining anything: if you were shot with "significant damage to the heart, died for a minute with the possibility of brain damage and had lapsed into a coma", do you think you'd be riding a motorcycle, picnicking, having sex etc., two weeks after being released from the hospital? Maybe if this was a paranormal......which it isn't. This is one of many things that made the book fall less than flat, which was a shame since the premise had promise. Thankfully, it was inexpensive which was it's only saving grace. Ended on a cliffhanger and I have to say the next book could be free and I wouldn't download it.
emilyk52281 More than 1 year ago
'Love Lost' is book 1 in the Lost Series by Maria DeSouza. This is a great debut book and a great start to this series. This is a fast paced, quick read. I loved Selene and Jason, as well as the other characters. I can't wait to read what happens next in book 2 'Lost Soul' and in the novella 'Hidden Hearts' both due out this year. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Lost by Maria Desouza isn't your typical Romance. I warn you if you want a mushy, gooey, sticky, sickly sweet love, you won't find it here, but... what you will find is something sooo much better! This author has a flow that draws you in from page one. Each scene is written with true passion, and executed with style. The love is deep, the hate is deeper and the crazy...it crossed the line straight to insane and I loved every second of it. Maria Desousa, has created characters that you will fall in love with from Jason, the sexy detective to Selene, the confident layer. You will even love Lucio the villain of all villains or should I say (love to hate) him, the mad man who will stop at nothing to ruin anything good that enters Selene's life, and yes my friend, that includes Jason. Every character has a story and the author invites you in to view things from the perspective of each of the main characters, giving you a chance to see the story unravel and the plot thicken. While reading through Jason's perspective you will find that he is a true leading man and I see him being one that the ladies are going to talk about for years to come. He is sexy, strong and he knows how to take care of his leading lady. He is passionate and his love goes to his very core. He will bring out emotions in you that you couldn't even imagine, leaving you wanting more. Then we have Selene, Selene's story is complicated and heartbreaking, but her strength and courage makes for a fantastic heroine. You will root for her and cry for her, maybe even want to throw your reading device as things unfold (in a good way). Maria also gives us a rare opportunity to look behind the veil to the thoughts of a maniac and honestly I have to say (call me crazy) some of these moments were my absolute favorite. There was no sugar coating; just plain deep crazy that I feel so many books could uses when it comes to making a true villain. All in all even though it is very early in the year, I am confident that this book is going to be on my top 5 of the year and Maria Desouza is going to be one of my very favorite authors. So to all of you that are reading this review, do yourself a favor and go GET LOST in Love Lost! 5 Stars
Kassie_B More than 1 year ago
WOW, where do I start?? Love Lost had me on the edge of my chair throughout most of it. I felt for Selene and all she has been through, yet she was still so strong and focused on what she felt she had to do. Jason is just yummy!!! I loved his personality and how he interacted with his family. He treats Selene like she truly deserved to be treated!! Oh Lucio, Lucio, Lucio... I have plans for you that involve lots of pain!!!! I enjoy when I don't see certain things coming and this happened a few times. Granted, some of the things that happened I wish didn't and made me want to cry for the pain the characters had to go through. The only thing that I wanted to scream about what the cliffhanger.... I didn't want it to end. I want to know what happens NOW!!!!!! I'm super impatient like that though :). I seriously cannot wait until the next book and recommend this to anyone who loves a sexy thriller!!!!
JenConn More than 1 year ago
This is the first novella is the Love Lost Series and also the authors debut book. Maria did not disappoint my expectations. She exceeded them and so much more. This is Sel and Jay's story and you immediately love the connection they have. The title is held up in the writing because love is lost in the book, in more ways than one. You are constantly on the edge of your seat by most of the chapters end and you cannot wait to see what will happen next. The story flows great, the characters are well developed, and you will definitely want to keep reading this series as the next installment come out. One little warning, when you fall in love with one character and claim him as yours or your favorite, you my just flip flop by the end lol. I can't wait for the next in this series. Congratulations to Maria for her first release and for doing an amazing job. Can't wait to read many more from you.