29 June 2015

Heart & Soul by Nicole Williams

Heart & Soul by Nicole Williams
Series: Lost and Found #5
Publication Date: June 15th 2015
Source: Bought

Love is what makes us. It’s also what breaks us.

If this is true, Rowen just became the proverbial wrecking ball to Jesse’s life.

Upon discovering Rowen is pregnant after taking every precaution to ensure otherwise due to a life-threatening heart condition, Jesse is forced to face too many harsh realities and they send him into a desperate, dark place. To consider the possibility that he might lose his wife and unborn child is too much for Jesse to bear.

The situation is out of his control, so he gloms on to the few things he can control. Like noting Rowen’s every move, or dialing the doctor whenever her face goes a shade pale, or even acknowledging the fact he’d be willing to make a deal with the devil in exchange for his wife’s and child’s lives. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do or give or sacrifice to keep them from harm.

But what happens when the devil takes that deal Jesse struck, and the tables turn? A life for a life. A soul for a soul. A heart for a heart. His life for theirs.

Love is what makes us. It’s also what breaks us.

Love’s made Jesse and Rowen. Love’s about to break them too.

I binge read the first four books in Nicole William's Lost and Found series back in February not realizing that there was a fifth book that hadn't been released yet. So I was super upset when I finished Losers Weepers and had to wait four months for Heart & Soul to be released. 

Heart & Soul is the final book in the Lost and Found series and it wraps up Jesse and Rowen's story. Jesse and Rowen have been through a lot since the beginning of their relationship, but life isn't done with them yet. Rowen has a heart condition and her and Jesse have been taking every precaution possible to prevent her from straining herself. But when Rowen finds out she's pregnant, Jesse doesn't know what to do. He can't feel happy about the pregnancy because he's scared he'll lost both Rowen and the baby. 

Jesse & Rowen are still my favourite couple in this series (even though Losers Weepers was my favourite book and it was about Garth & Josie). Jesse and Rowen are just so in love with each other. They make a perfect team even though they're really different, but that's what makes them perfect for each other.

Rowen is a super strong character. She's feisty and stubborn. She always fights for what she wants and doesn't give in very easily. Rowen tries to cover up when she's feeling weak because she likes to put on a strong front. 

Jesse is generally an easy going character. He works hard, but he's usually pretty laid back. But because of Rowen's situation, Jesse is extremely wound up. He's having trouble sleeping; he isn't eating and he's constantly worrying about Rowen. 

Heart & Soul was an emotional read. Seeing the way Rowen's pregnancy was affecting both her and Jesse was heartbreaking. They were so different from the couple I was used to because of all the added pressure. Garth and Josie were a big part this book. They helped Jesse & Rowen a lot and they were always there for them. I also really loved getting to see Jesse's sister Lily and Colt again. 

Nicole William's had a double whammy of an emotional punch towards the end of the book where I had no idea what was going to happened to Jesse, Rowen or the baby. I was so close to tears because the future of the characters was uncertain, and I didn't know what I would do if anything had happened to them. 

Heart & Soul was a brilliant wrap up to the Lost and Found series. It was emotional and heartbreaking, but I adored every minute of it and I'm sad to say goodbye to these character. It's been a fantastic series and I can't recommend it enough.


  1. I'm really hoping that we get a Lily and Colt book!