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Found in You (Lost and Found Series, #1)

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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 Co
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Published (first published January 4th 2014)
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Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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**ARC generously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for and honest review**

Found in You is a whirlwind romance. There are a lot of different subplots happening within this story and it times it was a bit chaotic for me. I found the writing to be a bit choppy at times and I'm not sure whether it's personal preference or the speed at which the story was flowing. Many things different things were happening without any real depth given to any of those different plots. I liked the settin
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

This was an amazing story. The characters, flawed as they are, were perfect. The story itself extremely well written. This is my first time reading this author, and all i can say is wow. I was totally engrossed in this book from beginning to end. You don't find too many books that can grip you from the beginning and keep your interest all the way through, but this one did. The attention to detail, the depth that the author went to explain how the characters felt, was great. I loved the ma
Jaideep Khanduja
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

Book Micro Review: Found In You by K L Ruse: A Contemporary Romance Story With Many Twists

Found In You ( Lost and Found Series ) - Volume 1, written by K.L. Ruse is a contemporary romance fiction story of a 23 years old girl named Camryn Singer who spent her childhood in a small town located at Jersey Beach. And in her youth when she come back to this place on a special mission so as to heal her wounds and get her happiness back in life. And there she meet
Lustful Literature
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

*5 Heartwarming Stars*

Returning to her home town, in a beach side community in New Jersey, Camryn Singer wanted to avoid the past. Inevitably, her past came back to haunt her, and forces itself into her present and future.

"She always believed coming back to where we had lost everything would help us find what we needed."

Cole Stevens has loved Camryn since high school, and knowing she is back in town, he is determined to finally show her the love he has always had for her.

Feb 20, 2014 rated it liked it
*I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book.... it... *ugh* it's messed up! I enjoyed and hated this book all at the same time....

I apologize for making no sense, so here is my attempt at clarification.

K.L. Ruse has a very addictive writing style. The book had a great flow to it, which made it a really easy quick read. There are some books *cough* Lord of the Rings *cough* that make you feel as if you are reading molasses.. it is so overly descriptive and slow tha
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I’ve read this kind of story. The kind that goes through all the getting to know each other before falling in each others bed kind of story. It was sweet, romantic, loving, full of life’s lessons and adventure. I love that the writer took time getting to know the characters before writing their story. Oh well, at least it felt like that to me. The whole story, all the scenarios was very carefully woven that just when I thought there’s a loophole, I find the answer that wi ...more
Pretty Sassy Cool
3 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.

Twenty-three year old Camryn Singer's hometown holds a lot of bad memories for her--her high school boyfriend dumped her when he found out about her pregnancy--but she moves back with her young son, Gavin, to grant her mother's dying wish.
...she always believed coming back to where we had lost everything would help us find what we needed.

She can't help the waves of lust that hit her when she meets surfer Cole Stevens, but she's sworn off the
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
ARC generously provided by publisher via NetGalley for honest review.

Camryn Singer lost a lot in the little Jersey beach town she grew up in. She was abandoned by her father and then dumped by the love of her life after he found out she was pregnant. So even though she suffered a lot of pain in that town it gave her the one thing she cherished most in this world, her son. Camryn moved away to have and raise her son. She was blessed that her mom and best friend moved with her and were her suppor
Home. Love. Books.
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it
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I tend to really enjoy books about coming back home and meeting your past head on. I also really like the new adult genre, so I was definitely looking forward to reading this book. The formatting in my copy was a tad bit off and there were a couple of grammatical errors in the beginning, but it all kind of evened out as the book went on, so it wasn’t to distracting.

So to begin Camryn is coming back to her home town after h
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Camryn Singer’s life has never been easy over the past ten years with having two very important men she loved dearly walk out on her when she needed them the most. Although the one thing she did have was the love and support of family and really great friends. Now five years later, after losing her mother, she has decided to honor her mother’s wishes and has moved back to the town and house where she grew up but where she also faced her heartache.

Cole is the sexy hot surf instructor that unbekno
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Found In You. (Lost and Found Series 1). K.L. Ruse
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
Well, some you win, some you lose. This book didn't work for me sadly, though I’m sure there will be readers that love it. We all have different tastes.
I need drama and a scenario that could be real, but I felt there was so much minor dramatics over little things that it overwhelmed the big reveals. Cam's friends – I’m amazed they didn't just tell her to stop being so self obsessed and get a grip at times.
Karen Harper
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’m not sure I believe in soul mates, but I know this book makes me want to.
Found in You is a sweet love story definitely made me sigh many times as I read this book, but it also made me smile and, at times, angry. But this is something I like about a book. I need to become involved and I need to feel emotions. This book is full of characters you can’t help loving or hating.
I couldn’t help admiring Camryn, the main character in Found in You. She was always willing to put her son’s well-being and
Jeannette Galvez
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” Love this!

Found In You is a sweet romance about family, hope, healing, and love. Getting past the demons that hunt them and getting their happily ever after is what Camryn and Cole want the most in life.

There's all kinds of ups and downs in this story and even though I enjoyed the story, it was a little too fast for my liking. I enjoyed Camryn and Cole as a couple but their relationship
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sometimes in life, paths cross and life shows us what we need, even when our hearts are closed off.

The last five years of Camryn's life hasn't been easy, and it all started when her ex-boyfriend left her pregnant and
alone. Now, returning to the place she ran from, her demon's will also return.

Camryn has closed herself off from men and gave up on love. She's built a 10 ft. wall around her heart and will protect
her child, Gaven, from all harm, but soon someone will knock those walls down.

Cole is
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it
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Found In You by K L Ruse

3 Stars

Five years after leaving her home town, pregnant and alone, Camryn returns with her son, Gavin, to live in her childhood home, as is the dying wish of her mother. Settling into a routine Camryn meets Cole, her neighbour and Gavins surfing instructor, and soon she finds herself falling for the man even though a relationship is the last thing on her mind. It isn’t long before Gavin’s absentee father, Todd learns they are back in town and says he wants to be a part of
Jessica Figueroa
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
After the death of her grandmother Cam returns back to her home town. Back to the place with bad memories of when her father left her and her mother while her mother was fighting cancer. Back to the place where her sons father rejected the baby. Her son Gavin seems to be settling nicely and doesnt seem to have a care in the world. Cam on the other hands keep having to keep her panic attacks back when she sees the man in her nightmares, Todd, Gavin's father man an appearance from time to time. Me ...more
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Camryn is a 23 year old single Mom who is returning to her hometown after the death of her Mother. While taking her son to his surf camp, she runs smack in to Cole, the gorgeous surf instructor. Camryn has walls built up around her and her son to keep them both from getting hurt. She's a nurse and a sing;e Mom and has NO time for a man. But Cole and sweet Gavin form an instant bond, and since Camryn will do anything to make her son smile, Cole becomes a fixture in their lives.

But of course falli
Dawn Parker
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!! 10 stars..if possible!! :) Best book of far. Don't judge by the's much better!!

This read is the perfect combination of romance, amazing best friends, humor, angst and suspense. The connection between all characters is felt and the author has done a wonderful job making it aparent and heartfelt among them. The story flows and is so believable/realistic that it feels as if your a fly on the wall watching it all happen.

Camryn comes back to her small town with her 5 yr
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first started Found in You, I was a bit confused by the prologue but as I get further into the story it all seemed to fall into place. I love when I read a book that I feel like I can relate to and there were a lot of tragedies and events that took place in Cam's that I could def relate to or feel for. KL Ruse really pulls on your heart strings, Found in You is hot, emotional and full of excitement. There was never dull moment reading this book, it was so full of drama. Just when things s ...more
Ashley Hampton
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book rocked my world. Very rarely do I become emotionally involved in a story, especially not by the second chapter. While I was reading, I smiled, I shed a few tears, I gasped, and I rooted for Camryn and Cole to be together at every turn when it seemed impossible. I instantly felt as if I was part of the story. Camryn could’ve been me (with a couple of details changed), as I know what it feels like to be so lost that you run searching for meaning. Cole was sweet and instantly lovable ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review*

I just want to start off by saying that this book is wonderful and held my attention from beginning all the way to the end. There were times those, that I really just wanted to slap the main characters, Camryn and Cole. They aren't perfect and they both made very stupid decisions at times but in the end it all came together.
Camryn is a single mother and is heading back to the town she grew up in with her son. There are times when Camryn ne
Heather andrews
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This story was okay, I mean it didn't hit me with OOMPH like I like but it was still okay. Cole that boy I loved, "so, you ready?" He repositioned my sleeping boy on his opposite side so he could hold me closer to his chest. "Because I want to take you home." He'd do anything for his girl, "baby, you never have to ask me that. When it comes to you, the answer will always be yes." He lifted me off the counter, and I wrapped my legs around his waist as he carried me downstairs to a bedroom that ha
Pam T
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arr
*I received an ARR in exchange for an honest review.*

3.5 Stars for this one.

This is K.L. Ruse debut novel. It's a sweet story if you want to believe in soulmates and need a book that makes you cry, laugh and be angry with.

It's a sweet romance and a good story, but there were times that was a little too slow for my taste.

The Characters? Cole is sexy and adorable as hell! Gavin was cuuuuute! and There were times I just wanted to punch Cam.

I see a lot of potential for this author and I'm sure it w
Rita Webb
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Awesome, sweet story! I thought K.L. Ruse did an excellent job with her character development.

For me, the little boy Gavin made the story! Not many New Adult Contemporary Romances include motherhood, but there are a lot of single moms struggling alone in the New Adult age group! And I loved watching Camryn interact with her son. Everything she did, from pushing away the love interest (Cole) to letting Gavin's real father back in their lives, was to protect him.

Cole was beyond perfect. Almost to
Jenn Avery
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a really well written book and the characters are well developed. However, there were parts of the story that just felt forced. Overall I think it was really sweet, and would definitely read another book by the author.

I found the pace of the story a little too quick and found it difficult to believe that the characters would really fall in love so quickly. I don’t think Cam would have been as willing to give Cole a chance so quickly, especially since she was trying to protect her son fr
Kimberly Mitchell
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing

A breath of fresh air. More fit to what a true life person goes through. This sorry will pull your heart strings.

It is a very well written story. It was hot, exciting, full of emotions. Romantic, eventful, exciting. Not to mention hot and sexy too...

A story I could personally relate too. The true love of a single mother. Who puts her son first. Anything to protect him. But can she free herself from her past??

Can two damaged souls make a relationship work?? Can they beat
Salon Reads
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
*ARC copy provided by Netgalley*

*What Nicole Norkin Thought*

Camryn’s life is unraveling at the seams when she decides to move back to her hometown and beach town, Sea City Island. Her mother has just died two months ago and she is caring for a 5 year old son on her own. Grieving and struggling to stay strong for her son, Camryn does not feel ready to date, despite her very deep and real loneliness. Then she bumps in to (literally) surfer hunk Cole, on the beach and she is mesmerized. This is a G
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

This is a story about family, friends, lost, heartache, but mostly love. All kinds of love. Cam and Cole have had a lot happen to them throughout theirs lives, but once they meet, they learn how their lives have been entwined and just how much they need each other to feel whole again. Will the secrets of each others past, destroy their future?

Found in You is a story that has you feeling all kinds of emotions. The letters Cam's mom le
Reeca Elliott
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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This is a very quick and intense romance. The chemistry between Camryn and Cole is magnetic. However, I wish there had been more anticipation in their relationship. They fell in love very quickly and I wanted the relationship to build a little more.
Camryn's character tends to be a little weepy. She has lots of reasons to be weepy but, I like my women characters a little stronger than Camryn is portrayed. Cole is the perfect hero and is super with Gavin, Camryn's son. Plus, he is a good-looking
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