Series: Lost & Found, #2
Release Date: December 8th, 2021
CW/TW: Mentions of cheating (not the main characters), gaslighting and manipulation
I had my chance at a family and it was stolen from me.
I was told I was a joke, so that’s just what I’ll be.
But then she gives me news that turns my whole life upside down. Nina Williams is my second chance at a family and she might just be the missing key to my heart. I just need to prove to her I’m not the joke I pretend to be.
After the loss of my parents, I’m all my brother and sister have. I’m trying to piece my family back together.
I wasn’t ready to start a family of my own.
One night with Isaiah Cole changed all my plans. He’s nothing like I thought he was and I feel happy in his arms.
But happiness isn’t built to last.
When Isaiah has a chance to complete the family he always dreamed of, will the family I never knew I wanted be left behind?
Natasha Bishop, you have ruined me. I mean, you ruined me with your debut, but I honestly thought that Lincoln was the swooniest hero ever and then you went and gave us Isaiah and can I just say…it’s not fair that he isn’t real, because I would like a piece of that. But let’s not forget the brilliance and awesomeness of Nina, because she was the strongest, most powerful and beautiful woman ever. Seriously, if you’re looking for strong women and swoony men who worship the ground they walk on, then Natasha’s books are all you’ll ever need. And on top of that, her stories are an incredible combination of heartfelt, sexy and obviously swoony with a whole host of memorable and loving supporting characters.
Where We Found Our Heart is the second book in the series and it can be read as a standalone, but I’d highly recommend the first book to really get a feel for all the characters and their relationships. Nina and Isaiah lead this story and everything about their relationship and their personalities just wins in my book. As the eldest in the family, Nina has taken guardianship of her younger siblings following the untimely death of their parents. She’s much older and between working full time at the bar she manages, she’s also looking after these two kids. Nina is so badass and I am forever impressed with how smoothly she stepped up and into the role of guardian without even a second thought. And she’s so strong. To be able to put her frustrations with her parents aside and to focus on those kids takes a strong person and she was so strong. So inspiring too! Isaiah has spent most of his life knowing as the jokester of the family. He’s fun and free, wild and open to all kinds of crazy ideas. He’s the fun uncle and as the youngest of his family of four, Isaiah has always been the one that nieces and nephews turn to for a good time. But Isaiah wants to be so much more than that, he wants to be taken seriously, he wants to find that person that he can give himself to completely.
These two have a hot, but also charming relationship. They’ve lusted after each other since their first meeting and the book kicks off with them really taking that lust to the next level. And I was not disappointed! Of course, that one wild night together turns into something more, especially in the form of a big surprise that ties them together as the book progresses. Their relationship continues to be hot, but it’s also so much fun. Nina and Isaiah have wicked banter that makes the book both entertaining, sexy and swoony. Isaiah has to work for every smile, every touch and every conversation and I absolutely loved that Nina didn’t make the whole thing too easy for him. But Isaiah meets her at every challenge and proves to her that he’s so much more than what she thinks of him. And I’m not kidding about the humour, there’s snappy comebacks and witty dialogue, and so much joy in every interaction between these characters.
“I don’t want a friends with benefits situation. I want to be yours, one hundred percent. Mind, body, and soul.”
While the book is the love story between Nina and Isaiah, it’s about so much more. It focuses on found families and loving people who aren’t related to you by blood. Isaiah is the new man in Nina’s world and he knows that if he wants to be with her, he needs to adapt to the family she’s got already––Logan and Jada––and he does it without a second thought. I loved seeing how much time and effort Isaiah put into understanding the kids and their loves and preferences. I enjoyed the relationships that they built and the importance of family that everyone believes in every step of the way. Let’s not forget the friendships between Isaiah, Lincoln, Shane, Dom and Kai––I really need more of these guys because I loved what we’ve seen so far––as well as Nina’s friendship with Sasha and Ciara. These are the found families, but these are also the strongest relationships and friendships that these characters have and it truly adds such an incredible value to the story.
Nina and Isaiah hooked me from the moment this book started and I hung onto every single word as I took my time savouring their story. Natasha has a forever fan in me and I look forward to the other magical stories she has to share with the world!
Thanks to Natasha Bishop and Foreword PR for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.