Melissa’s Review: Found by Emily Brett


written by Emily Brett
published by Sparkpress, 2016

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book during BookSparks’s Fall Reading Challenge.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I’m having trouble answering that question. Yes, it’s a cute love story, and yes, it was fun to spend a weekend day snuggled under the covers reading, but . . . I just don’t like Natalie. She keeps bringing up bad karma in relation to people she doesn’t like, but at the same time doesn’t seem to notice SHE is the one trash-talking those people. Doesn’t seem like good karma to me. Nor, by the way, does the whole lying to protect a co-worker’s mistake, sleeping with a guy when she doesn’t really want to, or generally being a b*tch to everyone because your mom died and you might die too. Correction. You’re going to die too. We all do. Also, we all hate cancer. Also, we’ve all lost someone close to us. Also, and possibly I’m saying this because I’m writing early on a Monday morning and I haven’t had much coffee yet and my 4-year-old is singing “ugga-mugga” on repeat in my right ear while my 1-year-old is blowing raspberries in my left ear, but come ON, Natalie. Grow up a little, yeah?

I mean, okay. I get that the point of the novel is that Natalie has some growing up to do, but like, how many times can you berate the hot doctor and still expect him to do shots with you? Maybe it’s a generational thing. Maybe, for 20-somethings, hiring a hit man to dispose of an ex-friend results in GOOD karma. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just cranky because it’s Monday.


Would I recommend it: Not to anyone over thirty.




About the book – from Goodreads: Twenty-seven-year-old ICU nurse Natalie Ulster has a desire to see the world, in case she dies young like her mother, and a need to heal, which is compensation for her own damaged heart. Armed with an independence and self-reliance that stems from her father s emotional abandonment and wanting to separate herself from a deranged nurse whose husband just died under suspicious circumstances on Natalie s watch Natalie grabs life by the globe and accepts successive assignments in Belize, Australia, and Arizona. When Natalie meets Dr. Joel Lansfield, a physician who is also familiar with grief, she finds that Joel sees her for the strong woman she is, and loves her for all she has yet to figure out but she s not sure she s ready to make room in her heart for love. Desperate to maintain her emotional distance with Joel, she continues to travel. In each country, however, she finds herself confronted with near-death accidents, from a poisoned drink to a severe food allergy to being thrown overboard in the Great Barrier Reef. Too many coincidences force her to ask herself a frightening question: Is someone trying to kill her?”

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