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Promo Tour & Giveaway: Lost Without You: BJ Harvey

Lost Without You (Lost 2.5)
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Long before he moved to New York to protect Elle Halliwell, Shay McCarron felt like a drifter. 

Working with his best friend, Brax, he took whatever job he could get to survive until mob boss, Victor Bertorelli, offered them both the opportunity of a lifetime, a life line. 

Now working security and close protection for some of Georgia’s richest families, the boys are living the high life. High profile jobs, nights of easy women, and copious alcohol...with their very lucrative, if not slightly illegal occupation, the boys think they’re sitting pretty. 

Brenna, the youngest daughter of mob boss, Victor Bertorelli, hates her family’s mob ties, their morals, the whole damn thing. She wants to get as far away from them and the notorious Bertorelli name as she can. 

Until the blonde haired, green eyed, cocky as hell Shay storms into her life and succeeds in capturing her attention, and her heart.

Unfortunately, it’s the very world they live in that will tear them apart forever. 

Get to know the history of the best friend who gave his all in the highly acclaimed Lost series.


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Shay

I never believed in the whole one true love philosophy. To be honest, it sounded like a stinking pile of crap that some feminist created to explain every woman’s obsession with being in love.

Thinking back on it, it blindsided me.

I was an easygoing, freethinking bachelor with no commitment, and no worries. Just fast cars, faster women, and a rather healthy income that seemed well above the pay grade for the work Brax and I did.

So color me stupid that I would be the one left speechless the day I met Brenna Bertorelli, the one woman who didn’t want anything to do with me. The same woman who would capture my heart and make me truly believe in the notion of soul mates.

Brenna was that for me.


Shay McCarron – 25 years old. Estranged from parents and twin sister. Works for South Security with his best friend and Army buddy Brax James. Loves his Black GTO, the fast life and fast women. 

Brenna Bertorelli – 22 years old. Just returned to Atlanta after four years away at college. Hates her family legacy and the ‘princess’ title that seems to follow her around. Has two older, protective older brothers and has been forced to live with her parents for the foreseeable future. 

Brax James – 26 years old, Shay’s best friend and partner. Works for South Security. Victor Bertorelli is his boss. 

Victor Bertorelli – Shay and Brax’s boss and Brenna’s father.

I never believed in the whole on true love philosophy. To be honest, it sounded like a stinking pile of crap that some feminist created to explain every woman's obsession with being in love. Thinking back on it, it blindsided me. So color me stupid that I would be the one left speechless the day I met Brenna Bertorelli, the the one woman who didn't want anything to do with me. The same woman who would capture my heart and make me truly believe in the notion of soul mates. Brenna was that for me.
Brenna Bertorelli is back from College and back under Daddy Victor's dirty thumb. She wants nothing to do with his shady business dealings. Shay McCarron has no idea what he is getting into when his boss Victor assigns him to make sure his daughter does what she is told. She does not take direction well. And she literally knocks this charming, playboy for a loop. 

Shay is cocky, sexy, and flirty. She is sassy, feisty, and does not want to be anyone's Princess. They spark immediately and their rapport moves from angry and snarky to fun and flirty pretty quickly. Their relationship flows naturally and easily despite complications from their circumstances. They make each other better and give each other hope. They are two halves that make a whole. And they have their lives ahead of them to be together....or they should.
Ever since we've met, we've just fit--two perfectly matched pieces that together make a whole lot of sense.

I already know the ending of Shay and Brenna's story after reading Lost For You, but that did not lessen the impact. Their love and connection was so intense and powerful. They were true soul mates. Their combined story between this one and Lost For You broke my heart, but this one also put a small band aid on it. Their story was sad and tragic, and by the end I was crying. But there were times that made me smile and it helped heal my heart just a bit. 

This was a very short novella, but it packed a punch. It was funny, sweet, romantic, intriguing, suspenseful, and emotional.  I am so glad Shay's story was told. I have loved him since the beginning in Lost In Distraction and fell for him more in Lost For You. And this was a perfect way to tell us more about him and his true love, Brenna. This was told in alternating points of view of Shay and Brenna and even Brax got to narrate a chapter. I enjoyed getting into all of their heads. It flowed well between past and present and completed Shay's journey in a moving, beautiful way. 

Thanks to BJ Harvey for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review. 



Lost in Distraction(Book 1): 
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In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life. 

But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again. 

As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it. Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her. 

Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie. Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins. 

Full of twists and turns, danger and revelations that no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.


Lost For You(Book 2)
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What would you do if you were told that everything you had ever believed in and everything you had ever known, was a lie? 

Elle’s life is altered forever after an unexpected phone call and an unwelcome visitor. Trying to put her life back together, Brax’s last words continue to echo through her mind. Why she is being followed and why is she suddenly in danger? The fact that Brax knew about it all and still left her alone, breaks her fragile heart all over again. 


Brax will never forgive himself for leaving Elle at a time when she needed him the most, even if he believed it was the only way to protect her. As he makes his way back to her life, he is determined to win her back, regain her trust and help rebuild her for the second time. His return proves he is the same man, yet Elle sees in his eyes a haunted look she knows all too well. 


When a confession leaves Elle reeling, her entire life unravels around her. She begins to understand that the people she trusts the most have put her in grave danger and the people who have been protecting her actually want to cause her harm.


Elle soon discovers that the old adage is true, you have to become lost before you can be found.




BJ Harvey

BJ Harvey is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Bliss Romantic Comedy Series and The Lost Romantic Suspense Series. An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones when writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful children, and a full-time university student. BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.

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