Found in You (Lost and Found Series #1) by K.L. Ruse: Review

Found in You (Lost and Found Series #1) by K.L. Ruse: ReviewFound in You by K.L. Ruse
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Twenty-three-year-old Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she moves back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to keep her wounds unopened and her heart guarded, she instead slams head-first into Cole Stevens.

Sexy surfer Cole has always used the waves to numb the pain of his past. But when he runs into Camryn on the beach one day, he wants nothing more than for her to heal his scars and light the spark back in his life.

Will Camryn and Cole be ripped apart when the ghosts from their pasts come back to life, or will they discover that it’s not until you’re lost, that you can be found?

Guest Reviewer Tina says…

I heard about the book Found in You by KL Ruse from a friend of mine.  She told me that KL is a former teacher and that this is her debut book.  I was not sure what to expect when I started it, but I can honestly say that I fell in love with it!  Camryn Singer left her dreadful past at the New Jersey shore behind 5 years ago in search of a better life in California for her and her son, Gavin.  After her mother passes away, she realizes it is time to go back to her “home” and start a new life for her and Gavin.  In returning back to the Jersey shore, she risks running into the people that helped to drive her away in the first place-Gavin’s father, Todd, and Camryn’s father.

One person that she didn’t expect to bump into was Cole Stevens.  Cole had admired Camryn from afar all throughout high school, much to Camryn’s surprise.  Both Cole and Camryn have some demons in their past that they are both trying to work through while trying to see if they can build a future with each other.  Little did they know that along every step of the way, Camryn’s deceased mother is playing a part in their journey.  Camryn’s mother has left her little bits of “advice” that she is discovering along the way.  Gavin’s father makes an entrance back into the picture and Cole’s ex-girlfriend can’t seem to stay away and both of them cause things to get a little bumpy.  Can Camryn and Cole find the happy ending that they desperately desire and deserve?  Will Camryn’s past keep coming back to haunt her?

“At that moment, I would not allow my broken past to hinder my present desire, and for the first time in a long while, I was ready to take a chance.”

Found in You was such a pleasant surprise!  Both Cole and Camryn had been through so much in their pasts and you just knew that they needed each other to put all the pieces of their messed up pasts back together.  They were both so good for each other; completing each other.  The book is extremely romantic and sensual, without being overly smutty. Don’t get me wrong-it was steamy, but it was written with class and left you wanting more!  The bits of “advice” that Camryn’s mother left for her were extremely clever and heartwarming!  And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Camryn’s snarky friend Lila.  Every girl needs a friend like Lila in her corner to be there for her unconditionally and she added little bits of humor to the book.  Lastly, there was her son Gavin.  Your heart just melted for the cutest little 5 year old boy!  Mature beyond his years because of matters beyond his control, I couldn’t help but fall in love with him!  If you are looking for a book with excellent writing and that will take you on an emotional ride, I highly and happily recommend Found in You by KL Ruse.  I can’t wait to read more from this new author!






About K.L. Ruse

I am a middle school teacher who recently traded in my chalk for a laptop to follow my dream of writing contemporary romance novels. I live with my husband and two daughters in the suburbs of Philadelphia. When I’m not writing, I spend my time reading and relaxing with my family at my home-away-from-home, the Jersey shore.

After I graduated from Villanova University in 2003, I never imagined my path would lead me in this direction. Writing was a hobby, an outlet for me to live in a world of happily ever afters. Now as I watch my dream become a reality, I believe that happy endings do exist.