BOOK REVIEW - What's Not Lost by by Valerie Taylor
Book Title: What's Not Lost by Valerie Taylor
Category: Adult Fiction 18+
Genre: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Aspetuck Publishing, 324 pages
Release date: February 7, 2023
Content Rating: PG-13 + M. There is some bad language and references to sex scenes, but no explicit sex scenes.
Through the eyes of an overachiever, the schemes of a homewrecker, the magic of a bottle of wine, and a CAT, award-winning author Valerie Taylor propels this captivating and heart-warming romance to an unpredictable and delightful conclusion.
Kassie O'Callaghan is searching ... for herself and for answers. With her husband six feet under and an engagement ring on her finger, Kassie is convinced managing a company merger in Paris will complete her quest for recognition on her own terms. When she learns her fiancé's ex-girlfriend is pregnant, Kassie's dreams come tumbling down. At least for the moment.
Despite pleas from her younger fiancé to stay in Boston and a warning from her best friend forever of what's at stake should she leave, Kassie heads to Paris with courage and perseverance. There, she stumbles into a world of wine and roses as she tries to put the wisdom of her experience to the ultimate test.
When a Greek businessman tries to rescue her, Kassie discovers-in life-it's not whether you win or lose, it's the way you love that counts.
I received an advance review audiobook for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Valerie Taylor and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.
What’s Not Lost by Valerie Taylor is the third book in this series. No surprise, I’ve once again jumped into a series with the final book. In this case, it worked out ok. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. I love Kassie’s character and will definitely be going back to read books one and two.
In this installment, Kassie is newly engaged when she learns her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend is pregnant. Luckily, she has work to distract her. When her husband passed away, she inherited his business. Disillusioned and brokenhearted, she leaves for Paris where she begins to heal while deciding her next step. While abroad she meets a Greek businessman who wants to help her. Her life begins to improve as she embraces the unknown and learns that the way you love is key.
This book is as entertaining as it is unique. The cast of supporting characters were an excellent compliment to Kassie. I absolutely loved Topher the cat whose ability to snuff out human shenanigans and secrets is uncanny. The description and witty banter had me fully immersed in this story and rooting for Kassie.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Six years retired, three years a published novelist, always a reader of good stories. Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, CT. She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. After her divorce, she spread her wings and relocated her career to Boston and then to Seattle. When she retired, she resettled in her home state to be near her two grown children and granddaughter. Taylor’s a member of the Westport Writer’s Workshop, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association, the CT Authors and Publishers Association, and the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association. She’s a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator. With the expected release in February 2023, What’s Not Lost is the final season in the What’s Not trilogy. Her debut, What’s Not Said, was published in 2020, with the sequel, What’s Not True, following closely in 2021. Taylor’s next journey will be into the world of cozy mysteries.
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I am excited to find out what the future has in store for Kassie. I love stories set in Paris.ReplyDelete
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