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Lost and Found (Emi Lost & Found #1)

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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  2,320 ratings  ·  369 reviews
Emi Lost & Found series - Winner of the Best Happily Ever After of 2013 - HEA Bookshelf

"There was true depth to the story and the characters that moved me and emotionally gutted me. I was so taken by Nate and Emi's love for each other. It's the kind of love that few have and many desire but never get to experience." - Megan, Reading Books Like a Boss

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Paperback, 402 pages
Published March 24th 2011 by Createspace (first published August 8th 2010)
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Elizabeth (Liz)
WTF?!? Is this a new trend in books these days? It better *not* become one! This was a FANTASTIC story right up until the end, and I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED because it's a big @ss spoiler!!! It's not that it's a cliffhanger ending, either. Well, it is, but I have all three books. But....but....WHY?!?! Why, Lori L. Otto, would you do this to me? To them?!?! TO NATE?!?!! Gah!!!!

I ran to start book two, hoping against hope that I was wrong, and the author nearly gave me heart failure at
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4 STARS

[First half is 3.5
Second half is 4.5]

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This review will be short because I’m in a hurry to start the next book but first I need to say that the prequel is now a must-read before this first book. I’ll be honest, without having read the prequel first, there’s a very good chance I would’ve put down this book. You really do see how events that happened when Emi and Nate were younger impacted the decisions they made in this book so if you haven’t read it yet, just stop and go grab your FREE copy
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KarenH
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Kelly
OMG WTF did I just read...I am at a loss for words!!! I literally slept 2 hours because of this book. I got through pretty much 70% of it before I had to take a break from reading...I could tell something was going to happen. It was such a sweet, sad, wonderful, romantic story with so many ups and downs. I honestly wanted to shake Emi and Nate at some points and tell them to wake up!!! I couldn't believe that they couldn't see it. I don't care if Emi thinks this guy she kissed once is "the one." ...more
Stephanie
I am putting this in BOLD, to remind anyone who decides to read this series, please don't read the reviews, some of them ruin the whole storyline for you, I really feel spoilers should be outlawed

I am not going to do a detail review, just simply say, this is a Hidden Treasure, and needs to be read, I loved every bit of it, 110% Team Nate!!!!!! If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would, it deserves more. PUSH it up on your TBR list, I hardly ever ever say that either, gotta PLEASE rea
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Beatrice
I want to thank Ms. Lori Otto for a signed copy of this book, and as well as to my book gf, Camille for making it happened.

I've been wanting to read this for a very long time, and I must say this is a great series to start. This book is about Emi Hennigan and Nate Wilson, who were best friends since high school. They swore off not to fall in love with each other though deep down, their feelings are undeniably evident. Things are very complicated with these two. Emi's failed relationships and Na
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Aestas Book Blog
Jan 12, 2014 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
So I'm 99.99% sure that this series is going to reduce me to a sobbing wreck but I really want to read them!!



BLURB - When artist Nate Wilson falls in love, he falls hard. The problem is, he's only been in love once, and the girl of his affections is his best friend, Emi Hennigan. In high school, the two bonded over painful breakups, and swore off a relationship to save their friendship.

Thirteen years later, Nate has had more than his share of emotionally-unfulfilling, sexual relationships wit
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Ioanna
I am still debating with myself for the stars....It is well worth 5stars....but...it broke my heart and I am kind of hurting right now...


1/15/12
I am actually re-reading it....I am supposed to be studying today but after finishing the third book I felt the need to start over...I need to be around Nate as more as possible,she made it,she moved on but I can't...

"Love ya Nate"
"Love ya Emi"
T. Torrest
Oh my God I could not tear through this book fast enough. It's been on my radar forever, and I know lots of you have already read and loved it... But wow am I glad I finally dove in.

A friend and I planned to do a buddy read, but she wasn't going to be able to dive in until today. I started without her, intending to read just a few chapters...

Hours later, I was finished... and in love.

It could have been a standalone. The story could have been wrapped up in a neat little bow, and I could have gon
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Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss


4.5 stars

"It's always been her. It's not possible for it to be love for anyone else because any form of 'love' I've felt for other women has been a mere fraction of how I feel about Emi."

I love it when a book takes me completely by surprise. Like I have said before, I knew nothing about the Emi Lost & Found series before I took the plunge and started. You guys, I was not prepared for this book. Not prepared at all. I was even told by some of my book friends that I was in for a shock. I was t
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We like it big book blog
Let me start off by first saying that this review probably stands out the most to me for a couple of reasons.

1) These books were not gifted to me nor did I read an ARC in exchange for an honest review; but rather I felt the need to review it because of what this series has done to both my literary life and life in general

2) These books and the author I believe are unfairly and undeservingly underrated which leaves both Michelle and I (and I’m sure many other fans) bewildered and quite frankly, a
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Jill
Nate Wilson is a spoiled, rich, artsy, playboy who has always gotten what he wanted. Everything but the one girl he’s in love with, his best friend, Emi Hennigan. They’ve been best friends since high school. Nate is an accomplished artist and a musician. Emi inspires him to write and paint like no one else ever has. She seems to bring out the best in him even though she has never wanted anything more than friendship. Trying to get over Emi, Nate tries to fill the empty spot in his heart with oth ...more
Tom
This book was agonizing for me to read. I wanted to scan myself into my computer, search out the Kindle app, and beat the crap out of the narrator, Nate, for being an idiot. For more than a decade, he's been in love with his best friend, Emi. He knows she feels strongly for him, too, but they are both afraid to risk their friendship by taking the next step.

So Nate dates a series of disposable girlfriends, up to Kiersten, a successful, strong attorney, whose only real requirement of Nate is that
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Jenni Fields-Hatfield
I just finished the first book! For the last 24 hours I have been wrapped up in Nate & Emi and all the events (Nate's women - haha) that finally lead them to really be with each other. Only to I read the preview and comments about book 2.....I am not sure I can bring myself to read it, knowing what happens to Nate. I don't think I can deal with it, each time I am ready download book 2, I feel my chest tighten! This is the third book in the last week that I have read where boy meets girl, the ...more
Elizabeth
The Ending.......
Christina Howell
2 Stars. I just couldn’t get into this book, I finished it by sheer will. I was driven mad by the characters and their story didn't connect with me.

I have to say this is the most negative review I have written and that does make me sad.

1. Emi is crappy person, she treated Nate like shit majority of the time. Constantly being hot and cold, being rude one minute and sweet the next...or just not even talking to him at all for days, weeks! Not once, did I like her - not one single moment did I thin
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!

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Mariam
Seriously?
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Seriously?
I was gonna give it 5 goddamn stars!
*there might be spoilers here*
I knew something bad was gonna happen. I just knew.
FUCK!!!
I already know what's gonna happen so I won't even bother reading the next books.
I will probably will 'cause I'm a freaking masochistic.
Why did that have to happen?
YOU ruined a perfectly good story!
I hate this book.
This is shit.
I love this piece of shit.
This is so unfair.
This is wrong.
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Children are dying in Africa and I'm here crying over a freaking ficti
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Kelli Spear
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Robin
4.50 Stars. Lori Otto had my attention from the start! Emi Lost & Found is a page-turner! Although this series is centered around Emi Hennigan, most of this novel is told from Nate Wilson's point of view.

Nate and Emi have been the very best of friends since high school. The two of them decided early in their friendship that they would keep their relationship platonic, but it has become more difficult with passing time. It has now been 11 years since they became friends, and both are now are
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Ally  Cakes
I loved this book. The last chapter was beautiful.
Christi
So where do I even start? I just read this book for the second time… I did not leave a review the first time ONLY because I read straight through the whole series and didn't stop until I was done… I was left BREATHLESS, my heart had been shattered into a million tiny pieces and then put back together again, one piece at a time. I didn't want to write review until I could sit down and really invest time into it… then I could never really find the right words to even describe what I had experience ...more
cjbt57
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Kimberly
This is Nates book!!!! Nate is still in love with his best friend of 13 years Emi when this story picks up from Not Today But Someday.

Nate and Emi have been best of friends and have been there for each other through relationships, Emi not as many as Nate seeing how he looks at sex as love. Nate has a lot of woman on his belt and still feels like a part of him is missing.

Over the course of the story we see how desperate (IMO) Nate is for love with the way he “falls in love” with the women he slee
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Smitten's Book Blog
Jul 24, 2013 Smitten's Book Blog marked it as to-read
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Lost and Found (Emi Lost & Found #1), by Lori L. Otto

I haven't read this, and to be honest, the cover did nothing to pull me in, but I hear that's absolutely amazing and as soon as I added it to me TBR list on Goodreads, so many people sent me messages telling me how great it was... so I thought I'd let you know it's on sale right now! You can either get the first book at a reduced price of 77p/$0.99, or the whole series at the reduced price of 5.10/$7.99

If you read it before I d
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Carol
Oh shit! After already knowing what would happen (not warned spoiler review be damned) I still feel pretty bad! This book was amazing!
Nate and Emis's story is so beautiful! It's full of real things, it's not a fairy tale...it shows us that people don't always are mature enough to love and they have to grow up!
Nate grew up a lot in this book, he left his insecurities away and is ready to really love Emi and make her see that love is loved Nate...in the beginning I tought he was a little bit insec
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Daniela
Oh, I just love books that make me smile... Even though I spent a lot of the time I was reading this book mad at Nate.. There were some parts that had my heart jumping up and down!

This first book introduces you to Emi and Nate's friendship, which is clearly more than just that, although they just won't admit it. They laugh and they fight, but they always find their way to each other, thank God because I died a little every time they had a fight. My thoughts on their relationship is that, sure,
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Manuela
Emi? you mean Nate.

I'm so conflicted over how to feel about this book. First of all it's from Nate's POV which I loved, it's well written and Nate is sexy as hell. Emi...I just can't! The insecurity and back and forth was too much! The one kiss thing was a little silly and the ending was hideous!
Sharon
Feb 15, 2013 Sharon rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sharon by: Amy
Shelves: 2013-reads
Wow!
When I first started this book I wasnt sure whether I was going to like it or not as it is completely different to the styles I usually read, though it came well recommended! I debated on whether to give it four or five stars as it does deserve five stars but it did take me a while to get into it which lowered the star rating slightly, though by the end...wow! I read the book in two parts, not wanting to put it down though needing sleep especially with a young daughter tiring me out! It is
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Soreonne
Man!! Emi and Nate....easily the most complicated and frustrating people I've ever read about!

This book had so many heartbreaking moments! From the first chapter, I was hooked. Emi was so sweet and nice and just so fragile. Some might say she was naive but I say she was just a girl looking for true love!

And then there's Nate...I honestly thought from the beginning, he was a horrible friend sometimes. Actually, really just a horrible person period. I mean page after page I just got more and more
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After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Lori Otto worked in the billboard industry for ten years. Frustrated with trying to communicate entire messages in “seven seconds or less,” she decided to leave outdoor advertising and return to her love of creative writing.
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