Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guest Review: Lost Treasure by Kate Sherwood

Kate Sherwood
Lost Treasure
Dreamspinner Press, 2010

When Kyle Champlain’s grandmother, Molly, passes away, he returns to Wetlake, Canada, to settle her estate. Kyle spent his summers in Wetlake as a child, and now he has the chance to renew his acquaintance with some old friends, including Ryan Summers, before going home to Chicago. But when Kyle tries to pressure Ryan into a business decision, their renewed friendship—and any possible attraction--is almost immediately on the rocks.

As Kyle begins to deliver the personalized bequests from Molly’s will, he meets an odd assortment of people from all walks of life and realizes he has a lot to learn about living and love. But he’ll have to fight his parents, suspicious beneficiaries, and Ryan’s fears if he plans to stay in Wetlake.

Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Contemporary, Past life, Family, Reunited lovers

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 2 out of 3 flames

Guest review by Lis:

Lost Treasure was a gift to me from JesseWave’s Christmas bash and it couldn’t have been a better Christmas gift! Lost Treasure is both refreshingly normal and exquisitely extraordinary. It is a story about normal people and life, no stalker drama, murders or anything like what you find in many a romance story.

It is a character driven story, as opposed to action driven and is set around Kyle. A gym owner from Chicago. He’s come to Wetlake to settle his grandmother’s estate. He hasn’t been to Wetlake since he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak. And what a lovely cookie jar that was. Ryan and Kyle immediately connect again, but things are tentative. Ryan and Kyle don’t immediately get together but slow dance for a little while. This to me was both fine, but also frustrating! However, you see the two grow throughout the story and that’s a good thing.

Lost Treasure is a story about people and how life can shape you and get in the way. The story is not only about Kyle and Ryan, but also Kyle connecting to the people in Wetlake again and regaining the good times he had when he spent his summers there.

The story has some good, well developed characters. Both Kyle and Ryan are likable and believable characters. They are characters like you and me. You could meet them while grocery shopping or walking your dog. Kyle is someone who doesn’t like to rock the boat, but makes a stand when he needs to. Ryan is the more careful and caring of the two, having returned to care for his ailing father.

Have I mentioned this story is well written? Well it is. Kate Sherwood knows how to use a pen, or in this case the keyboard. The story flows easily and she is very adept at writing dialogues.
All in all Lost Treasure is a book I can recommend on a dreary Sunday (or every other day of the week) to be read in a comfy chair with a blanky and a hot coco!

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  1. I've got this one on my TBB. Sounds like I need to go ahead and buy it soon. Great review, Lis! :)

  2. This sounds good, Lis, especially if she writes good dialog. I might have to look into this one. Thanks for the info!

  3. I've read Sherwood with Dark Horse and really like her voice! Sometimes all I need is everyday life with great characters to tell a story...I'm in a mood to "read in a comfy chair with a blanky and a hot coco!"

  4. I like that cover, it looks sweet :)
    Ok one day I will read more, I promise

  5. This sounds great, Lis! Just like something I'm in the mood for right now. Character driven stories are my favorite. :)

  6. I love character driven stories. This one sounds wonderful. xoxo

  7. Hmm, I might have picked that up already... (It blurs!)

  8. Lily: You should! It's wonderful! And thanks :-)
    Val: If you like well written dialogues than this one should really appeal! You're welcome and thanks for for reading!

    Leontine: it's nice isn't? Just reading with a blanky? Have fun! And let me know if you like this one as much as the other two!

    B. if you start reading m/m too you won't have any time left for anything else!!

    Janna: oeh that is good to know. Let me know what you think of this one! :-)

    Vixen: it is a wonderful nice read!

    Chris: don't i know it. it's hard to keep up!


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