Maddy’s Review of Lost by M.E. Greenfield
Genres: Fantasy, mermaid romance
Series: Intertwined Souls, #1
Publication Date: 29 March 2023
Star Rating: 4 out of 5
*Disclaimer: I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you to M.E. Greenfield for sending me an e-book copy.
You’re more special than you know. Liz Brander’s grandfather used to tell her that all the time. Could they be more than just words? Not long before a planned trip, a personal tragedy leads her to uncover a long-kept secret. Determined to fulfill her journey—or perhaps run away from her problems—she leaves for Florida, only to be stranded with no money, no place to go, and no one to turn to. With the warm gulf waters beckoning her and an unexpected connection, leaving her sleepy home in Ohio may be more than she bargained for.
After finding out he’s the unwilling partner of an upcoming arranged marriage, Wyatt, Prince of Aquana, seeks guidance from his late mother’s journal, discovering they’re more alike than he thought. Reading about her explorations of the world above the water is the push he needs to leave his home. When he steps onto land, Wyatt finds life above the ocean is much more than he ever imagined. As Liz and Wyatt’s paths cross and become entangled with others, will their secrets remain hidden beneath the surface? Or will the sea pull them under?
My Review of Lost
I am glad this will be a series and not a standalone! I can’t wait to see what happens next. After I read the summary I knew I had to read this book. It has mermaids, secrets, and adventure. What else could you want? Also, the cover is stunning! This is a great debut novel and I can’t wait to read more books by Greenfield.
Greenfield has a great writing style, and I was intrigued through most of the story. It did take me a minute to get into the book, but after that I was hooked. I loved the descriptions, the scenery, and the characters. The atmosphere is stunning, and I feel like I am there with Liz. Liz and Wyatt are two wonderful characters to follow. I liked how the author writes Liz and Wyatt’s relationship, and seeing it grow over time. The book is a little more light and happy, filled with adventure and mermaids, but it does get dark at times too. The book talks about grief, loss, anxiety, secrets, family pressures, and more. This is a story about following your dreams, found-family, love, and friendship. Lost will make you feel all of the emotions, but mainly happiness. I would definitely read this at the beach, while dreaming about meeting mermaids.