Title: Lost and Found (Dave & Carter)
Author: Quin & Perin
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 22th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 105
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
half my age,
my son’s friend,
and he calls me Daddy.
I bring him to his knees until he does the same to me.
“He was like a greedy little puppy, trying to please me. And goddamn, I needed him to need me.”
A May/December Second Chance Romance. After their first encounter in “Take it All”, Lost and Found explores how Dave and Carter’s relationship took root and blossomed.
Lost and Found contains graphic language and explicit sexual content and is intended for a mature, adult audience looking for an emotional ride.
Content preview: a sprinkle of Daddy kink, spanking, dirty talk, major age gap, romance, no cliffhanger
Dave and Carter’s story starts out with one hot, intimate encounter where Dave finds out just how much he likes his son’s best friend, Carter, calling him daddy. As Carter is leaving for college Dave expects it to be a one-time thing. However, he also didn’t expect himself to become fascinated with the idea of daddy kink. When Carter suddenly sends a message asking for a repeat there’s no way he can turn it down. He wants to be Carter’s Daddy. Even though the boy is only 19 years old and his son’s best friend.
They agree to keep it hidden and time passes. What started out as simple lust has turned complicated, leaving behind broken hearts and confusion. Dave’s afraid he’ll loose everything and pressured he lashes out at Carter. His denial so strong because he can’t afford to have feelings for the much younger boy who wants Dave to love him.
I love how flawed the characters are, how they learn the hard way to grow and become brave enough to take the chance of being together. They felt alive and well thought out. I don’t have to like what they do or say as long as the foundation for understanding them is there. Besides if they always did what I wanted, where would the fun be in that?
Lost & Found is written in first person which had me a little curious this time, because I normally avoid first person narration if I can unless the blurb is very captivating. However, if all first person narration was done this well then I wouldn’t mind reading it at all. There’s a level of detail and liveliness in the writing that isn’t often achieved in the first person narration of the books that I have read so far. Of course some has been good, but these two authors just have a certain edge in their writing that I really like and they certainly kept it up here. They also avoid the whole telling-me-over-coffee story as I call it – I think it’s more difficult to show rather than tell in first person narrative, at least it seems to be. So, yes for me, they aced the first person narration.
I also liked how we only got Dave’s point of view until the end when Carter also shared his. It became the icing on the cake. I like the uncertainty of not knowing both characters’ thoughts about one another. I love how the writing draws me in and makes me feel for the characters.
There was one thing that confused me though, which was the timeline, what happened when, but then I understood that the story wasn’t written to include all of their interactions from the moment they started their thing. I guess one could say it catches the most important moments and bundle them into something hot and emotional. This was definitely an emotional ride. Different from earlier works, yes, but nonetheless very good and I enjoyed what they did here.
You don’t have to read about their hot encounter in Take it All before Lost and Found, but I loved that one too so if you’re looking for some erotica I can recommend Take it All as well.