Author: Rowan McAllister
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
When Nathan Seward wakes up in a cheap hotel with a stranger, unable to remember the night before, unscrupulous plots and clandestine schemes are the furthest thing from his mind. True, he’s in Houston to bid on his biggest contract yet, one that will put his software development company on the map, but he’s the underdog at the table, not one of the big players. Unfortunately someone out there sees him as a threat and isn’t above drugging and blackmailing him to put him out of the running. Luckily for Nathan, the man in bed next to him couldn’t be further removed from the corporate world.
Tim Conrad is scraping the bottom of the barrel. He left college during his freshman year to take care of his dying mother, and life and lack of money prevented him going back. Now twenty-seven, his dreams are long buried, and he’s scraping by with dead-end jobs and couch surfing because he can’t afford a place of his own.
As Nathan tries to run damage control and figure out what the hell happened to him, he and Tim discover a connection neither was looking for, as well as dreams they’ve both forgotten.
What a dysfunctional relationship. Yep, that was the thought I had through most of Lost in the Outcome by Rowan McAllister. Of course, I wasn’t expecting anything less and, in this case, it isn’t a bad thing. McAllister keeps the reader on their toes from the first page. We wake up to the unknown and end with love and hope. The journey in between is fun, painful, sweet, and sexy.
Lost in the Outcome is a whirlwind romance of the highest order. There are some aspects of the plot that are a little too convenient, but if you can suspend your disbelief for a couple of hours, you will have an enjoyable ride. There is a little bit of a mystery, and while it is at the heart of what brought Tim and Nate together, I find secondary to the connection being forged between the two men. One might call this a Cinderfella romance because of just how opposite their economic situations are. Some might even take issue with the relationship as unhealthy on both sides, but I like to think of it as sweet, fumbling, and romantic.
To say Nate does not know how to have a relationship is an understatement. He barely knows how to talk to real, live person. Tim is better with people, but has not self-confidence thanks to a less than ideal family life. Over the course of a few days, one mystery, a couple of physical attacks, and a few misunderstandings they find they are better together than
I recommend Lost in the Outcome to anyone who likes to see opposites attract, insta-love, and impetuous main characters.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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