Thursday, July 11, 2013

Xpresso Presents Losing Francesca by J.A. Huss Blog Tour Stop

Losing Francesca by J.A. Huss
Publication date: July 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Francesca Sabatini came to America to take in the sights, celebrate her high school graduation, and have fun wasting time before college starts in the fall.

That’s not what happens.

Fresh off the plane and barely on American soil more than a handful of minutes, Francesca’s face is recognized by TSA scanners to be a match for a child who was kidnapped twelve years ago.

Brody Mason remembers the day Fiona Sullivan went missing during a family vacation in Italy and it’s haunted him his whole life. So when Francesca shows up at the Sullivan farm down the road, he’s compelled to figure out if this girl really is his long lost friend.

But Francesca knows she’s not Fiona Sullivan. She knows exactly who she is. At least she thinks she knows – until Brody Mason relentlessly pursues her and she begins to have feelings for him. Maybe being Fiona isn’t so bad?

Reality becomes blurred, secrets are revealed, and life will never be the same when the final questions are answered: Is she Francesca or Fiona? And where does she really belong?


My Review

5 of 5 Losing Francesca


Holy Fiona..... is what first pops into my mind. After reading J.A. other book Manic this book took me by surprise. I mean it was so realistic it was like she ripped it from the front pages of the news. I kept thinking Lord this could be a real story this is a real life story. This is how it all begins....

Imagine you are going to America to take in the sights. Your small island in Italy is nothing compared to the rolling farms of Ohio where you land after you enter American soil because your face was recognized as a child's who was kidnapped over 12 years ago. That is what happens to Francesca when she arrives in America. She is whisked away to a family she does not know and she is forced to stay there with them. All Francesca knows is that she came to America to have some fun before she started out college in the fall and now she is being told that she is not Francesca but she is Fiona and she and her mother had been kidnapped over 12 years ago and her real family wants her back. 

At first Francesca is scared because she is in a foreign place and she knows no one and when she reaches out to her father all hell breaks lose. Her father is man not to be messed with and when he finds out that his daughter has been taken on American soil he not to pleased. But soon Francesca starts to meet everyone and starts to feel semi comfortable. But her real comfort comes in the way of Brody. Brody has been friends with Fiona since forever and has missed her dearly for 12 years and when she returns as Francesca he is determined to help her find out the truth of who she is and where she really did come from. 

As Brody and Francesca get closer Francesca starts to fall for Brody and begins to open up to him and trust him whole heartedly. When it comes time to face her father from Italy what will Francesca do? Who is Francesca? Will she and Brody be together in the end? This is a must read book for the summer! It totally blew me away!

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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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A Love as deep as the Ocean necklace and a signed copy of Losing Francesca (INTL)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

thanks a bunch for your review, Tee! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!