Thursday, February 21, 2013

Catrina's Satin Sheet Romance Review of Love Lost & Found

Title: Love Lost & Found
Auhtors: Jean C. Joachim and Ben Tanner
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Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing.
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Length: 236 pages

Love Lost and Found.

What do a Marine who received a “Dear John” letter and a journalist who dumped her cheating fiancĂ© have in common? Nothing, outside of being heartbroken over lost love. But when they accidentally end up next to each other jetting to a Caribbean paradise, they do share one thing: mutual attraction. Friendship between Tara Mason and Sergeant Mick Peterson grows quickly through a few dates on St. Thomas. An argument coupled with a blunder strand them on a small deserted Caribbean island.

In the midst of nothing but sand and water, possible starvation leading to death, old wounds heal. While working together to survive, Mick and Tara fall in love. Love found in their own private Eden is soon challenged in life-threatening ways when they return to the mainland. Long separations, danger and loneliness test their devotion. Is the love they’ve found strong enough to withstand what life throws at them?

Catrina's Review:

In the spirit of full disclosure I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Christopher "Mick" Petersen is an absolute gentleman, and a Marine. What more could a girl ask for? How about a playful side to go with his serious soldier side? Mick is the total package! I bonded with him from the first moment I met him.

Tara Mason is easy to bond with too. She and Mick first meet when she's trying to make the best out of a tough situation. She's strong, yet vulnerable like a good heroine should be. She doesn't waste time waiting for others to rescue her. She helps however she can.

I adored the "bet my story is worse than yours" game that Mick and Tara played upon their first meeting, during the plane ride.
Mick and Tara's playful banter throughout the story is full of "Aww" moments. The chemistry between them is palpable, and grows stronger with each scene.

I especially enjoyed the authenticity Ben Tanner mixed in to the Marine assignment details. My Father, and my best friend are Marines, so I always have a soft spot for Marine stories.


  1. Thank you so much for the glowing review. You really made my day. We are delighted you liked the book so much. Thank you for your time, as well.

  2. I agree with Jean, thank you for the glowing review. I am glad you appreciated the realism we incorporated into the story. I wanted to make it enjoyable for the reader, both those with a military background and those without. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to read and review our work.

  3. I'm glad you both enjoyed my review. I look forward to reading the next one as well. :)