Lost in Love, by Kate Perry
Portia Summerhill feels like a loser.
Thirty-something, jobless, and living at home… How could she not? Next to her accomplished sisters, Portia’s achievements—or lack thereof—are that much more noticeable.
The one thing Portia can claim is expert knowledge on antiques and her ancestry, and in a moment of serendipity, the perfect job lands in her lap: curator at the Museum of British Peerage. There’s one caveat: the museum won’t hire her unless she brings the family jewels with her. Or, more specifically, the infamous Summerhill tiara.
Although this book is the second book in the Summerhill series, it reads as a stand alone novel. I hadn’t read the first book in the series before reading Lost in Love and I wasn’t confused at all. In fact, reading this book made me want to hunt down the first one so I could know the story behind Rosalind and Nick! When I looked up Say You Will I noticed that Perry’s books were a little higher priced than the books I usually read, but I personally would be willing to pay the price because of the high quality of the writing.
The main characters: Portia, Jackson, Meredith and Quinn, were very likable and relate-able. Their troubles and triumphs were realistic and I found myself thinking about them when I wasn’t reading the book. I also really enjoyed how Perry included the characters from the previous book so readers could see what happened to the couples they fell in love with. Rosalind pops in and out of Lost in Love giving readers updates on how her and Nick are doing. Besides updating readers on her older characters, Perry also hints around future stories in her upcoming books. Throughout Lost in Love we see Gigi, one of the younger Summerhill sisters, having trouble with the paparazzi. Her ex-boyfriend supposedly leaked some naughty photos and a video, causing a media riot for the star. This little side-story gets readers hooked on her story before it even begins.
All in all, a good romance read for the money. Not super deep or intellectual, but it does exactly what it is supposed to!