While vacationing on the beach at Emerald Isle, North Carolina, high school student David Jennings meets an intriguing girl. Mary Roberts ignites feelings that stay with him even after they both return to their homes. Summer after summer they reunite, building on the love that started to bloom from the first day.
Not only does David discover romance, but he also learns what family can mean. The loving Roberts family is in stark contrast to the Jenningses. David is the only child of Roy, an ex-marine and rigid cop, and secretive Sarah. As the young couple explores their future, the family secrets unravel – until tragic events manage to both bring together and divide the two families.
Young Love Lost is a tale of romance and suspense that will keep you guessing until the end.
Patricia Reichardt –
This is the first book I have listened to by Doug Burris, and I am so glad that I now have found him. At first, I thought this was going to be a sweet romance, a couple of teenagers at the beach, summer love, a little mystery…boy was I wrong! While the romance between David and Mary was the focus, the underlying current of David’s parents and Mary’s family were just as important. Learning the happy family is not always as it appears in Mary’s case was reassuring that all families carry their own baggage. But David’s parents…just when you think his dad while at times tender is just very controlling, you find his mom…and that is all I will say! Total plot twist holding you til the very end!
The narration of this book by Anna Starr was very good, consistent with voices and her inflection as the suspense grew made you want to keep listening. This was a great book, highly recommended.