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Lost and Found

(Twist of Fate #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  3,991 ratings  ·  426 reviews
He promised to never leave me. But when I needed him the most, that was exactly what he did…

From Bestselling Authors Sloane Kennedy & Lucy Lennox comes an exciting new series about how a twist of fate can change everything...

He promised to never leave me. But when I needed him the most, that was exactly what he did…
Wilderness guide Xander Reed has spent fifteen years
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 310 pages
Published July 2nd 2017 by SKLL Books LLC
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I wasn't going to read Sloane Kennedy or Lucy Lennox anymore. Because reasons.

But I caved, and I have to say that the two writing together worked for me. Mostly.

Lennox seems to tame Kennedy's super angsty, melodramatic side, and Kennedy tamps down on Lennox's OTT banter.

Of course, Lennox had to introduce the creepy old lady in the form of Xander's aunt, who lived in a nudist colony, but she wasn't as bad as the old ladies from the Made Marion series.

I thought Xander was way too harsh with Ben
I really enjoyed this little gem by Sloane Kennedy and Lucy Lennox !! Thank you Ralu for the great rec <3

This is a very sweet "second chance" kind of story. I am saying "kind of", because these two weren't really lovers before, since they were only kids. That doesn't mean that the feelings of love weren't there for's still a "second chance" love story ;)

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Bennett and Xander have been best friends since they were 5 years old. Even though the two of them come from completely diff
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
This one started out okay. A bit of a part enemies to lovers vibe and part friends to lovers. Bennett and Xander were friends as kids but had a rather unfriendly parting as teenagers. So they seemed more like enemies then friends when they meet back up.

Speaking of which, what are the odds really??? Bennett from NY taking a group of kids on a hiking expedition in the mountains of Colorado led by none other than Xander? Not likely. But whatever, I can overlook that.

My biggest problem with this o
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm done, I can't read this book any more, too disgusted. There is so much wrong with this book. Both main characters are extremely unlikable. What Bennett did when they were kids was a betrayal, nothing more nothing less; you can forgive many things but not a thing like this - so his playing a victim, I'm-trying-so-hard-feel-sorry-for-me-poor-Bennett doesn't make me feel sympathetic towards him in the least. On the other hand, I find it disturbing that someone can hold the grudge with such inte ...more
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-love
Xander and Benny were cute together. There was something missing though. Not sure but I couldn't love it.

Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lost and Found (Twist of Fate, Book 1)" by Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! My heart broke for both Xander and Bennett, who both suffered so much 15 years ago on that fateful night. Who would have thought it possible that after all that time and 2,000 miles away that they would cross paths again? And not just a two ships passing in the night either - rather a hiking and camping trip in the Colorado mountains that continues to find ways to throw Bennet ...more
Denise H.
Re-read May 16, 2020

*** Beautifully written tale of a rekindled lost love !***
A history, a childhood of memories, a parting - never forgiven. Now, fifteen years later, Bennet sees Xander and the sparks are still there.

Bennet is there with a Hiking Group

made up of 8 "in need" teen boys.

We see the characters interacting; settling into the goal of helping the kids learn about the outdoors, survival, useful skills, etc.. The hurt and longing is apparent between Bennet and Xander. Scattered t
**3.5 stars**
The author of the “Made Marian” series meets the author of the “Protectors” series. My expectations : an explosion of banter and over the charts scorching hotness. But I felt like these authors restrained themselves, may be ?!?

I started really good for me, with 2 childhood friends that were total opposite in personality and stature, very closed to the hips, but got separated once in college. Xander remembered this dreadful moment as a huge betrayal and Bennet as a shameful weakness
I just can't with juvenile characters any more so I'm out.


Cover: Is that Nick Jonas? 👀 hahahaha I kid, I kid...

First time reading Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy as a duo, but having read Sloane Kennedy before I can see where her/ writing style comes through. I admit I am intrigued by what else this duo has to offer and I am looking forward to diving into more of their work.

First things first, the blurb once again does too good of a job with telling what the story is about. So I won’t spend too much time
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku, lgbtq
*3,5 stars*

Well written in general, but some plot develoments made me frown a bit. Particularly Xander's unprofessional behaviour towards his group at times. I'm glad Aiden read him the riot act at one point. And Benny, too.
I also felt that the book went on and on, and for all that the confrontation between Benny and his father was rather subdued. That man got away far too lightly for what he did.

Still, Xander and Benny were hot and cute, even if I didn't really understand the motives behind so
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
As much of a fan as I am of Sloane Kennedy, I cannot push through this book. From what I read so far, there is just not enough of her influence in this book. The MC's are immature and unlikeable.

I laughed and I cried, and yeah, despite some exaggerations and discrepancies, I greatly enjoyed it! :)

As always, the audio, narrated by Michael Pauley, was great!
1.5 AUDIO STARS. This one was just not for me- in many ways. First they way grown ups who’s purpose of this trip was to take care of troubled teens - handled themselves so poorly, and irresponsibly. The kids in the story were props conveniently there when needed for the story. For me there was just so much OTT unnecessary nonsense added for no reason. They both had besties who were secretly in Love with them but just understood they were still in love with their long lost teen first love from 15 ...more
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-read, m-m
4.5 Stars rounded up for Bear and Lucky! This was such a feel good read, a second chance with a little enemies to lovers twist. Xander and Bennett were childhood best friends but divided by social and economic class. On the worst night of Xander's life, at 14, Bennett committed an act Xander felt was the worst of betrayals. Usually I dislike a character holding a grudge from a youthful mistake for so long. But in this case, Lucy and Sloane totally sold me on it with the background they built. 15 ...more
Len Evans Jr
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I totally loved Ms. Lennox's Made Marian series, and based on this first book in a new series the trend continues. Awesome characters with an amazing story! Could not put this one down read it all the way through in one sitting (ok, not completely true I did get up to pee a few times).
Jul 04, 2017 marked it as dnf
Shelves: mm
DNF. 47-ish% I started skimming.
Super annoying drama.
These guys should not be in charge of taking care of kids.

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So, Bennet makes a big mistake by turning his back on Xander when he needed him most. But that's not the part that has me turning my back on this story.

15 years later, Bennet and Xander meet again.
I found this book to be quite disappointing. The characters were not developed well and the plot was quite flimsy. The narrator was spot on but that wasn't enough to save the slow paced story.

The main characters Xander and Bennett were best friends growing. An unfortunate event (and miscommunication) led to a 15 year grudge by Xander against Bennett. As the story unfolded, I found it Xander's behaviour immature, bitter and irrational in that he wouldn't even give his best friend an opportunity t
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5/5 for Lost and Found. This isn't my first Sloane Kennedy book, but it is my first Lucy Lennox and I was just pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I'm kind of surprised nobody is talking about this one...

To start off, Lennox and Kennedy gave us two very lovable characters with this one. Xander was the young boy who didn't have material possessions, but he had the biggest heart in the world and no problems handing it over to Bennett right from the get-go. As an adult, he was exactly the oppo
Jan 09, 2020 rated it did not like it

14 years ago a kid had to make some very tough choices that traumatized another kid (not violent or abusive). Now, by chance, those two kids meet as adults (late twenty-somethings) and they realize they have the hots for each other and one wants to apologize while the other hates his guts. My problem with this kind of setup is that 50 pages later they are having sex. What’s the point of setting up this humongous grudge if you’re gonna have the characters fixing it with sex in the first quarte
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great debut for this new partnership

Being a massive fan of both these authors and knowing how different in style their books are, I was fascinated to see how they'd work together.

Well, the answer is very well indeed. Lucy's humour and soft touch marries perfectly with the skill Sloane has for creating well crafted drama even in the most unlikely of settings.

Perhaps Xander held onto his grudge a little bit longer than was maybe needed and Bennett took a little bit too long to cut ties with his re
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though first part of the book was a little slow going due to all the camping, I enjoyed getting to know all the teenagers as well as their chaperons. This was a romance with a measured tempo, many positive messages and approachable characters. There is a fair bit of angst till the moment Xander and Bennett figure out what happened in their past and actually talk to each other. Actually the most dramatic moment of the book happens right smack in the middle of it and then it's happy, intimate ...more
Courtney Bassett
*Very minor spoilers*

I'm sitting here with a happy, sappy smile on my face from finishing the epilogue as I write this review. Sloane Kennedy and Lucy Lennox were already two of my favorite authors individually, and they make a STELLAR writing team, with humor and angst and heat and characters that feel REAL to you.

Even though there were times I wanted to reach into the book and grab Xander and Bennett by the collars and MAKE them sit down and just talk to each other, it all pays off so well. B
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5 stars all the way from me. You know when you find a story that you love, and you immediately want the sequel?? Well, for me this is one of those stories!! I adored Xander and Bennett, loved the kids, the scenery, Aunt Lolly, Aiden and even Jake [who I suspect will have a story of his own later in the series, but don't quote me on it]. The only dislike?? Well, Bennett's super rich, bigoted [in more ways than one], manipulative control freak of a father....what a complete and utter s**t HE w
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
The woods?

I loved this journey into the woods!

This was a fantastic trip in the woods and that river scene! Lucy Lenox a writer I love to read when I pure unadulterated sweetness. This book was no exception, I adored it.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
I was looking for a "feel good" easy to read love story and I realized I hadn't read any of this author combo's books. Separately, yes. I love their work so I dove in and I'm so glad I did.

This was a highly enjoyable story of two men, separated in their teens by a controlling father and fate and reunited fifteen years later in the woods of Colorado. Flashbacks were deftly woven into the story to give us what we needed to know and there was a great dynamic between the two right from the beginnin
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This was angsty as fuck! Made my blood boil in some parts and made me teary-eyed in others. I liked the writing but I don’t think I will re-read it coz I’m not a fan of second-chance romance with a super long separation.

Benny and Xander were separated as teens by Benny’s rich dad. It took them 15 years to see each other again. This book was filled with so many regrets and what-ifs. Like wishing they were each other’s first.. dammit.
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
3.5 Stars. There were some things I really loved about this book and a few things I didn't like but overall I really enjoyed it. I really liked both Bennett and Xander and I liked the friends to enemies back to friends and finally lovers story. I really liked the story with all the boys and Lucky was a great character. I am a dog lover so of course I loved Bear as well. Aidan was an interesting character because at first I really didn't like him but by the end of the book I fell in love with him ...more
Are there any M/M books being published today that feature two males behaving like sane adults? Like most current M/M romances this book features two ostensible grown men - nearly 30 - behaving like moody teens with no self control. Their behavior is so ridiculous, I found it hard to suspend my belief and ended up throwing in the towel about a third of the way through.

The story started out OK with the backstory of the two leads, Xander and Bennett. I was willing to accept the coincidence of two
Dara Nelson
See, here's the thing. I love reading a good book and I love writing reviews. But when I struggle to find the words for my review? That, for me, is the sign of an amazing book. It means that every part of me is still being consumed by it - my heart, my mind...everything. That's what this book was for me. It was the warm coat on a cold winter day that I never want to take off. This book, no, Xander and Bennett's story, had so much of everything - heartbreak:
"He wasn't a kid, asshole!," I barked.
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