Today is my stop of the Losing Francesca blog tour! Some time after I read Tragic by JA Huss I got the tour invite for Losing Francesca I realized it was from the same author as Tragic and signed up for it. I never expected to completely fall in love with this story. So first let me share my review with you, then they buy links and at the end of this post there is the tour wide giveaway! And don’t forget to check out the blog tour schedule for this tour.
by J.A. Huss
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review
Blurb from Goodreads:
WARNING: This book contains no smut. It’s not smexy or hot. It’s sweet and filled with a longing so deep, your heart will ache and maybe even break. This book is about bare feet on the beach, the sound of crashing waves, first kisses, losing your faith and then, against all odds, finding it again. This book is about bad things that change people’s lives, a father’s love for his daughter, a brother’s love for his sister, a bad boy who finally figures out why he’s so broken, and a girl who grows up.
So if you’re looking for smut, or smexy scenes filled with groping and lust – move along. This book is not for you. (But my other book, TRAGIC, might be right up your alley!) 😉
Francesca Sabatini came to America to take in the sights, celebrate her high school graduation, and have fun wasting time before college starts in the fall.
That’s not what happens.
Fresh off the plane and barely on American soil more than a handful of minutes, Francesca’s face is recognized by TSA scanners to be a match for a child who was kidnapped twelve years ago.
Brody Mason remembers the day Fiona Sullivan went missing during a family vacation in Italy and it’s haunted him his whole life. So when Francesca shows up at the Sullivan farm down the road, he’s compelled to figure out if this girl really is his long-lost friend.
But Francesca knows she’s not Fiona Sullivan. She knows exactly who she is. At least she thinks she knows – until Brody Mason relentlessly pursues her and she begins to have feelings for him. Maybe being Fiona isn’t so bad?
Reality becomes blurred, secrets are revealed, and life will never be the same when the final questions are answered: Is she Francesca or Fiona? And where does she really belong?
Losing Francesca is a YA/NA crossover contemporary romance. 🙂
I really enjoyed Tragic by JA Huss, so when I heard about Losing Francesca I knew I wanted to be part of that blog tour and read it. I didn’t expect it to be this good.
Losing Francesca started of a bit slow for me and I got annoyed at all the italian sentences that where trown around without translation. I wanted to understand what she was saying. After this slow start the story really came alive for me. If you are expecting a book like Tragic you won’t get it. This story is sweet and filled with love. Really I almost sat there crying a few times, because it was just so sweet and I could feel the love and the emotions. I really like JA Huss her writing style and plan on also checking out her science fiction series too, because I have to know if it’s as good as her contemporary books.
This story is about love and family mostly, but it also has some mystery that only get’s cleared up at the end. I loved the mystery aspect, although at the beginning it just was really confusing. The story starts off after most of what is stated in the blurb already has happened and I just wanted to go back in time and read about that too, because I was a bit lost and I had no idea who the main character was. And even though it is told in I perspective, you don’t get to know everything that goes on in her head. A lot stays secret until the rest of the characters find out. And I am not saying this book is perfect, it certainly missed some more in depth explanations at the end, but I loved this book and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.
The characters are great, but what I loved most about them was that I could feel their emotions. The main character ends up in a strange place and you feel her fear and sadness and panic. And the other characters are great too, although I wished I could get to know some of them better. Brody and the main character are the two I got to know best, the other character also play a role, but less so. I did like the Sullivan family and how they felt so real and alive. And even though I don’t get to know everything about them, I still liked them.
To conclude: this book is so sweet and full of emotions and I loved it. I couldn’t stop reading. There is romance and mystery and love and family. And I loved getting swept up in all the emotions. There where some explanations that could’ve been a bit more elaborate and some characters I wanted to get to know better, but all in all it’s a great book and I loved it.
You can add Losing Francesca to your to-read list on Goodreads
You can buy Losing Francesca here:
And here is the book trailer:
About the Author:
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.
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Thanks a bunch for the review, Lola! Glad you liked the book! 🙂
Liked it is an understatement, I loved it! It’s my favourite book of yours so far!
Great review, Lola! I think I’d really enjoy the mystery aspect of the book for sure those are my fav! Glad you liked it! 🙂
I think the romance is my favourite aspect, but I really liked the mystery aspect too. I hope you enjoy it!
Hi Lola, I just noticed this review and wondered if you would like to link it in to the current monthly collection of books that people loved on Carole’s Chatter. This is the link There are already over 20 great books linked in that you might be interested in. It would be super if you came on over. Cheers
Lola, thanks for stopping by and adding to the library. I have signed up to follow you. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers
Thanks Carole :).