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BLOG TOUR: Found by Elle Field

I'm so pleased to be part of the Found blog tour! I am a huge fan of the Arielle Lockley series by Elle Field so I was very excited to get my hands on the latest but also a little sad as it is the last. If you have missed out on this series then I seriously recommend them; Elle Field has created fantastic characters that you will be sad to leave behind. Here's the idea behind Found:

Who knew one flight could change everything? When Arielle Lockley stepped on the plane at Heathrow, she never realised how different her life would be when she touched down in New York City. Now she's dealing with that aftermath, as well as trying to find common ground with Etta, her new and unexpected business partner.
But, trying to sort out business in London whilst her fiancé, Piers, recovers from surgery in New York, is starting to take its toll on their relationship. Can Arielle and Etta work together to continue Felicity's legacy without destroying it, and will Arielle and Piers even make it down the aisle to say "I do"?
Find out what happens this summer in the final part of the warm and wonderful Arielle Lockley series.

I've been wondering what was going to happen to Arielle as everything was left on a bit of a cliff hanger in the last book so I  couldn't wait to start reading Found when it landed in my mail box. Elle Field goes straight into the action, Arielle is on her way to New York as her fiance Piers has been taken ill; when she arrives she discovers that he has undergone a huge operation and will be unable to fly home for over a month. Everything in her life is in disarray, she has just lost a dear friend, discovered that she has a new and not so friendly business partner in Etta and now the man she is due to marry is hooked up to all kinds of machines in a hospital in New York. How is she going to juggle everything; she can't leave Piers in New York but she must also get her career back on track whilst grieving for one of the few people who ever believed in her. Oh and she still has a wedding to plan! 
Found was a brilliant read and I feel so fortunate to have been introduced to this series of books so that I have been able to follow Arielle's journey from the very beginning. Elle Field writes with such warmth and her books never fail to entertain. I love the fashion backdrop of the whole series,  it is so easy for Arielle to be sucked into the pretentious world that she makes a living from yet we see her battling with that and I think in Found you see a character who has grown and learnt such a lot about herself. She is a little less high maintenance in this book and you can see that she has come to recognise what's really important in life and it is not a designer handbag. 
The majority of the book takes place in New York and this gave it a slightly different feel. Arielle stays with Piers whilst he recovers and whilst it is awful that he has been so ill, it also gives them the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together without the distractions of work for both of them.
I am still gutted that the series has come to an end (but secretly hoping that Elle might write just one more) however Found was the perfect conclusion for me. Elle Field ties up any loose ends and brings everything to a close without it being too twee or perfect. I know that this is a series that I will re-read in the future and if you haven't encountered Arielle Lockley yet then I recommend that you start at the beginning and enjoy each one. 

Many thanks to Elle for sending me a review copy and asking me to take part in her book tour! 

1 comment:

Elle Field said...

Yey, thanks so much for taking part in the tour. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed Arielle's final (maybe!) book. xx

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