"How did people even come up with the idea of these dizzying skyscrapers, let alone work out how to make them possible? Whoever built the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, their legacy will live on forever. What sort of a difference will I ever make?"
Who knew one flight could change everything? When Arielle Lockley stepped on the plane at Heathrow, she never realised how different her life would be when she touched down in New York City. Now she’s dealing with that aftermath, as well as trying to find common ground with Etta, her new and unexpected business partner.
But, trying to sort out business in London whilst her fiancé, Piers, recovers from surgery in New York, is starting to take its toll on their relationship. Can Arielle and Etta work together to continue Felicity’s legacy without destroying it, and will Arielle and Piers even make it down the aisle to say "I do"?
Find out whether Arielle gets her happily ever after in the final part of the warm and wonderful Arielle Lockley series.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!
What I say: Every time I say I don't like chick-lit Elle brings out another book and makes me smile. Found brings the Arielle Lockley series to a close with slightly darker tones as Arielle learns that it can't always be glamorous weddings and designer handbags.
Found isn't a standalone and although you could have a good go at following the narrative without having read the previous books and novella, you'd definitely be missing some important details and background character info.
Arielle's entire world has fallen into chaos and she finds herself pulled between London and New York. Piers is in danger and she's lost someone very close to her. She also has to contend with both Etta's and Ob's dramas.
I missed Felicity and hadn't realised how big a part of the series she had become until now. BUT I felt as though she still had a big part to play in the story.
Elle Field is generous with descriptions in her books so it always feels as though London is another wonderful character in itself. This time we get two extra characters with New York playing an important part in the story too. Another important element is the Shopaholic and Sex in the City style fashion details. I may not always know which brand Arielle is referring to *ahem* obsessing about, and many of the fashionista nods may go over my head, but they always make me smile. Arielle has developed hugely throughout the series and although she's still the same girl who likes the nicer things in life, she's learnt not to take things for granted and that there are many more important things.
Oh Ob! I have to admit Ob has always been my favourite character so I really didn't know what to make of certain events - he better be getting a spin-off book sometime soon!? It was nice to see Arielle's story end with a bang, but I'm sure there's room to continue the story with a number of the secondary characters...
4 Stars in my Sky!
Elle Field writes coming of age romantic comedies, and is the author of the Arielle Lockley series and Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not. She grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to Scotland to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.
Elle now lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She’s a massive fan of sunshine, giraffes, The Killers, Audrey Hepburn movies, playing Scrabble, musicals and tea. Oh, and reading, of course!
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To celebrate the publication of Found, I’m running a giveaway. Prizes are an Amazon voucher, paperback copies of B-Side and Found, plus a handmade necklace from Vaux Street (x2).
August 9th to September 1st