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Something Missing

(The True Love Series #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  33 reviews
When Susan is left orphaned, she begins a harrowing journey through the care system. Left with both mental and physical scars, Susan approaches adulthood with a self-destructive impulse. However, there is hope in the figure of her childhood friend, Max; the first boy she ever kissed.

Now a grown woman, Susan returns to her childhood home of Winchelsea, where she hopes she
Paperback, 202 pages
Published May 2014 by Little Bird Publishing House (first published April 28th 2014)
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Hazel Robinson
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-work
I truly can't wait for you all to get your hands on Max and Susan!!!!
happy reading everyone
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

I was given this book to read in turn for an honest review!!!

Susan was torn away from her hometown and left orphaned at the age of 10. Her best friend Max is the only person she truly knows. Sadly, being orphaned isn’t the worst of her childhood memories; she has had a harrowing journey through the care system leaving her with both mental and physical scars. Susan’s approach towards her adult life is self-destructive and when she returns to her childhood home in Winchelsea she is faced w
Jessica Welch
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tear Jerker!

This story of a girl who goes through a tragedy of being an orphan, then being ripped away from her best friend. Years later they reconnect, and pick up where they left off, like before she left. Only Susan isn't the same, and her being an.orphan isn't the worst tragedy in her life. And her best friend Max has a secret as well.....
The author did a great job with the emotions in this story. You understood the characters so it seemed like you were right there with them. This book had m
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a really brilliant emotional story.

Susan is broken. After the death of her parents & then her grandmother she is put into foster care. Things haven't been good to her. She then decided to move back to her grandmothers house. Here she meets Max. Can Max break them walls around Susan's heart? Will they have a happy ever after??

Grab some tissues and jump into this book for a really good emotional read.
Highly recommend this book. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story is about Susan and her best friend and now lover Max, they both have troubled pasts but when susan returns after being put into foster care they find there way back to each other but become lovers, there are troubles along the way and a ex girlfriend who wants to split them up.
I liked the range of emotions that you go through with story line some of it is deep but draws the story line in further.

cant wait to see future releases from Hazel
Ariana *mommy's late night book-up*
4.5 Stars!
A wonderful job from new author Hazel Robinson on her debut novel! The story of Max and Susan was a very turbulent one. These two had many ups and downs since they reunited all these years later, and had to overcome such a large amount of obstacles which stood in the way of their happiness. Their relationship progressed very quickly which almost made it seem as if they had never been apart in the first place. At times it did feel like it was all happening too fast, but in the end you r
Clara Harding
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Before reading Something Missingby Hazel F. Robinson make sure you have the tissues handy because it is a real tear jerker!

The story begins with a young 10 year old Susan and a Young Max attending the funeral of Susan's Grandmother and only living relative. When the Child Services come to take her away in order to put her in care Max and Susan run to the beach where he swears to take care of her and asks her to run away with him. Both of them swear they never want to be apart but they are practi
Rosi Phillips
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hazel supplied her novel for me to read and give my best opinion of her novel, Something Missing. I'm happy to say, from the start Hazel pulls you into her main characters. Their journey becomes yours in relatable scenes peppered with surprise beyond imagination. The author builds suspense with both Susan and Max leaving questions for the reader. Yet be assured they are answered at the precise moment you need to know. Even when the tides shift showing Max's past bare yet shady, his vulnerability ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an emotional romance book by Hazel Robinson. The book was done by being narrated by the author with dialogue between the characters. I found this novel very emotional and the characters had been through so much at a very young age. The main lady in this book is Susan and her parents had died and her grandmother passed away when she was 10 years old. She didn't have any other family so she was forced to go into foster care. The family that Susan ended up living with most of her life were ...more
Maria "Rosie" Poli
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was provided with an ARC by the author in return for an honest review.

I loved this story. It is a beautiful, heart wrenching story of love and survival. Susan is 10 years old and is all alone, she has no family. The one friend she had, Max, tries to save her, but he can't. After Susan is taken into custody by the state and sent to foster homes, her childhood is hell. But, she has the will to survive. As an adult she goes back to her hometown, her happy place, which was her grandmother's home w
Hooked On Books
Jun 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Susan has endured a life that no one should have to go through. Orphaned from the age of ten, she is placed into foster homes that are far from loving, nurturing, and ideal. Susan leaves behind her friend Max, who is completely devastated that she is taken away from him.

When she reaches adulthood, she returns to her home town to begin a new life. She once again meets up with Max. He knows she is damaged and has a true desire to fix her. As they begin a new found relationship, his damaged past re
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Something Missing By Hazel Robinson
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was intrigued by just the title of the story and was excited to read it. The story is about the problems people face in their past and what it takes to overcome them. Susan has had many things in her life happen to her, that she did not have control over. She had some fond memories, but they were buried deep, due to such a horrific past. She moves back home and runs into her friend that has had a positive
Paige Morris
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Susan and Max last saw each other just after the funeral of her grandmother, when she was 10. She is immediately thrown into a horrible foster care situation. Next the story picks up right as she's grown and going back to her grandmother's, having forgotten Max even existed. Once she makes it home Max and her are quickly reunited as adults and begin a new phase of their relationship, which does seem to move rather quickly. You will fall for these characters, they seem very real and very flawed w ...more
Feb 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Hazel Robinson is a very talented writer. I just finished Something Missing and fell in love with her style and plot twists. That being said, in my opinion, she could slow down and allow the story to develop before moving on.

I enjoyed getting to know Susan and Max and would love the opportunity to get better acquainted with Polly. I have a feeling I will be seeing them all again based on the delicious cliffhanger this book ended on. Had this book been split into two and some of the events more d
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Hazel Robinson's debut novel is well written, has likeable characters you can identify with and struggles that will break your heart.
Susan and Max were separated when she was ten years old, tossed into foster care after the death of her parents.
Grown and back in her grandmothers house she and Max are reintroduced to each other as adults where they try to pick up where they left off years ago.
Their relationship does seem to pick up a little quickly but once you finish the story you unde
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book for an honest review
I loved this book because in a way I can relate to this story. I could feel the emotions in Susan but not so much of Max.
Max seemed a mystery. Sometimes I felt sorry for him. I can understand his back and forth feelings for Susan.
Thank you for this awesome story of finding just the right love.
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a good love story.
McCallum Morgan
Oct 10, 2014 rated it liked it
It was pretty good...for a romance. I really shouldn't say anything about this book because it's definitely not my genre. I will say that I really liked the characters. Sometimes the plot seemed a LITTLE predictable, but it also had some good twists that I did NOT expect. So even though it didn't convert me into a romance fan, I think it was a pretty good sample of the genre for a non-romance reader. I'd recommend it to fans of the genre ( If I may? ), it is really sweet.
The Book Fairy Reviews
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A story of a childhood love torn away to be found again as adults. With emotional scars and mystery surrounding them it is a romance that will have you in tears heart broken for a girl, Susan, that lost everything at the tender age of ten and a boy, Max, that never forgot the girl he promised to love and protect. I had red puffy eyes from crying and loss of sleep after this one! I can't recommend it enough.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given the honor of reading and reviewing for this awesome author. I can't say anything bad about this book. It was amazing how much one person can go through and still be a functioning person. And still have the capacity to love anyone or anything.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I know people will have a go, saying i cant rate and review a book i didnt finish but just hear me out...
I recently won a ticket to a signing from Hazrl Robinson that she will be attending. Because I'm a decent person, i decided to download one of her books and have a read.
I went for Something Missing because it's her debut...and boy can you tell.
Very first page and there are editing mistakes galore. Grammar and spelling alike need a thorough rehash. It gets no better the further in you go eithe
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok I wasn't quite sure what I expected when reading this book but it definetly took me by surprise and packed quite an emotional punch. It deals with some heavy issues but at its heart is a sweet love story. Both characters have their own issues or demons to deal with, Max seemed too perfect though for a large part of the story, in my opinion. The twists and turns in the story revealed bits of Max's past and made him a bit more relatable to me. There are so many twists and turns in this book, ju ...more
Lustful Literature
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

4 Intriguing Stars

As kids, Susan and Max were two peas in a pod. When Susan is pulled from the life she knows and loses the people who are everything to her, she struggles to deal with her past. When Susan goes back to her home town and reunites with her first love Max, it seems that they easily transitioning back into their old ways.

Though Susan and Max both have very sorrowful pasts, they try to work things out within their own selves, but their scars of the past threaten to
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was ok

Review also on my blog

I’m a sucker for a sweet and simple romance story and Something Missing felt like that kind of book. Susan was reconnecting with Max, the first boy she’d ever kissed but of course, things weren’t going to be that straightforward. Susan was still damaged from the abuse she suffered growing up and Max was being secretive too. It all sounded like the makings of a nice romance film to me.

The issue I always have with watching romance film
Aug 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I actually had the opportunity to read this book in beta and i totally meant to. Unfortunately it got lost in the shuffle. If your a regular on my blog you know im always reading up a storm. My tbr is overwhelming, i work a full time job and theres the family, Oh and sleep. So sometimes despite my best efforts things fall between the cracks. Im so disappointed in myself because i really feel i couldve helped with the book. There were a few things i wouldve suggested and maybe Hazel wouldve taken ...more
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Susan returns "home" after being placed in the foster care system. She was taken away from her childhood best friend Max, the only boy that she ever kissed. She is so broken both physically and mentally and keeps herself from getting attached to anyone. But will she allow herself to open up to Max and attempt to heal the brokenness inside and replace what's missing? Are the physical scars hiding her truth? Will she find the something missing to fill the hole that she thought would never be fulfi ...more
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Reviewed by Janice Owen, Reviewer for book-lover bookblog

A Review of Something Missing by Hazel Robinson

Promising Storyline - 3 stars

This is the first book that I have had the opportunity to read by Ms. Robinson. First, I know she is from the UK, so some of the wording will be different than what I am used to here in the US, but there was a LOT of grammatical errors and an unclear delineation of breaks in time. All of these added up to a hard read, but I really did love the characters of Susan,
Jennifer Schultheis
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mnp
I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review.

Something Missing is about finding love again after surviving a lot of hurt and heartbreak. This is an emotional read that is filled with angst, sorrow, romance, and healing. I really liked the history between Max and Susan. I am a sucker for stories where the hero and heroine find each other again after many years apart and this story definitely fits that description. There are many parts in this book, that will tug at your emotio
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Something Missing was a good read. It was not what I excepted. For some reason I was expecting a quick fluffy read, Something Missing is not a fluffy read, It's full of emotion. It takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions.
I was drawn right from the beginning. It starts with Susan having become and orphan and is being taken away form her best friend Max. Years later and after a tough childhood, Susan ends up going back to the house she grew up in. She runs into Max. The connection between t
K.M. Lowe
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book that i have read by this author and I enjoyed it. Only one criticism I have is that I wanted more of the story. It kind of jumped from bits of the story too quickly and I wanted to get a deeper picture. The end of the book was filled with emotion and the character appeal was stronger, but all in all I enjoyed the story.

Susan and Max were childhood friends until Susan's gran died and she got taken into care. This is when Susan's nightmare started. Physical and mental abus
Rebecca from Cover to Cover Book Blog
Susan has had a hard life. She was taken away at a small child and had been traumatized back then also. She fell for a boy when she was ten years old. Max was her protector and friend. Susan decided to come back home to face her fears. She goes to live at her grandmothers house and that's the day Max came back in her life. Max built up her confidence and made her feel wanted. The began a relationship until she became scared and ran. She realized how dumb she was and came running back. They get a ...more
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hazel Robinson is the UK author of contemporary and new adult romance, uniquely blending tragedy and romance.

when she isn't writing she is watching her favourite TV show 'Supernatural@ or spending time with her three children and husband.