Lissa's Review: Finding Kia (The Lost Girl #1) by Airicka Phoenix
APC PUBLISHER: Airicka Phoenix RELEASED: November 22, 2013 GENRE: YA, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 124 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
Kia Valentines had always accepted the fact that she was a nerd, a nobody. It was a badge she wore with honor, until the day she saved Claudia DeLorenzo’s life and lost herself.When offered the chance to shed her identity for a single night, Kia never believed it would change her life. It was one night. It meant nothing, or it shouldn't have. But that single night turned out to be her undoing when she finds passion in the arms of the one person she can never have.
Adam Chaves was more than just a gorgeous face, he made her laugh, but more importantly, when he looked at her, she felt like the most beautiful girl on earth. But Adam has no idea that Kia was the girl behind the mask and Kia has no intention of telling him. But a secret could only be kept if no one else knows about it. Claudia knows and she wants something Kia isn't willing to give in order to keep it.
Will Kia succumb? And just how far is Claudia willing to go to get what she wants? 3.5 (FOUR) BOUNDLESS STARS
Finding Kia was an interesting and intriguing read. Kia is really a nobody, she prefers to stay in the background to some degree. She doesn’t have many friends, just one Nessie. Who seemed to attach herself to Kia when she got kicked out of her private school. The whole time she hasn’t seen any of her family. But after a chance encounter, she does. The basis of this story was good. She has to go to a masquerade themed type of party. But is unable to tell her “date” who she is. Kia really is trying to figure out who she really is and I think in some ways she’s done hiding. She wants to be good enough. Airicka is an excellent storyteller. I did find though that it was a tad on the over descriptive. And I felt it was a little rushed. So I really wasn’t able to connect with the characters on an emotional level. Overall, I give this 3.5 (Four) Boundless Stars