Book Review: A Little Less Lost by Tara Oakes

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A Little Less Lost

by Tara Oakes

Synopsis:

This novella is intended for those 18+ of age and contains strong language, sexual content, adult situations and a direct continuation of it’s prequel ‘A Lil’ Less Lost’.

Do fairytale’s always have a happily ever after? Jay and Lil’s had just found the love they once shared and foolishly lost. But, a horrific turn events threatens to end it forever. Jay must race against time to save his ol’ lady Lil’s and their baby before tragedy strikes. In this sequel we learn more about Jay, the deep love he has for his soul mate, and just how far he is willing to go to protect her.

This novella is approx. 50,500 words and does not contain a cliffhanger ending like it’s prequel. However, an epic love story like Lil’s and Jay cannot possibly be wrapped up in two tidy little novella’s… now can it?

 

My Rating:

4.5 hearts

 

Favorite Quotes:

 

“This was a fresh start, a new beginning.  I was cleansing my soul.  I had allowed myself a minute to wallow in this, feeling fragile and vulnerable, but no more.  It kind of feels like a rebirth, a salvaging from the ruin.”

“Life had gone by, with Jay and me losing our way and finding each other again, but this place was a constant, a reference point for us and part of our story.”

“Baby… this is where I told you for the first time that I loved you.  I loved you for a long time before that and every moment since.  I love you more than I care for myself, my life, and I would gladly give them both if I had to, to make you happy and keep you safe.”

“I was destined to love you and only you and I will love you every moment until there are none left.”

My Review:

This is my second foray into the MC genre and much like my initial experience from reading a Chelle Bliss novel, I am proud as punch and pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed it so much.  Until a month ago, I had never read or even would have expected to pick up a book of this genre.  I really should have known better, but didn’t think I would be interested or was qualified for some reason, since I have never watched Sons of Anarchy, am a well-educated, professional, pasty-skinned Anglo-Saxon woman, in her 50s, with no tattoos or leather clothing.  I don’t even have a denim jacket.  My only real-life experience with this sub-culture has been occasionally seeing Hells Angels riding in tight groupings on the freeway, from the safety of my personal car.

I adored this Little Less series by Tara Oakes like a new and delightful toy, and I didn’t want to put it down.  I read both novellas in a day.  Her stories were all involving, entertaining, and an easy read, yet something totally outside my own experience, and entailed learning a bit of new vocabulary.  I saw elements of several blended genres, including new adult, family drama, women’s fiction, and erotic romantic, and suspense.  I loved seeing bad-ass bikers described as romantics, fathers, lovers, brothers, extended family, and caring and tender souls.  And the sensual scenes had me gasping, in a good way.  I typically avoid reading series, but I hope I am paying attention when the next installment comes out.  But for now, I am feeling the need to make a trip to the mall and pick out some boots and leather accessories, and just may troll the internet later and price a scooter.

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link to the fan trailer for the book.
Author Bio
Tara is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She’s a voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When she’s not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing.
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