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Peek Inside Lost in Tennessee

Heartache makes for good country music. It's what country superstar Butch McCormick keeps telling himself. How else could he reconcile another failed marriage, and more disappointment? Then Kate Riley appears out of nowhere with red hair and a peaches-and-cream complexion...and just so damned lost. But the longer Kate stays at Elderberry Farm, the stranger things get. For one, there's the crazy chemistry between her and Butch. For another, dead bodies are starting to turn up...and Kate might be the murderer's next victim

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Sometimes a man finds trouble…and sometimes it comes looking for him…

Heartache makes for good country music. It’s what country superstar Butch McCormick keeps telling himself. He’s done with women and can’t handle one more disappointment. He’s taking a few months off to work on the old house on his parents’ land to fix shutters, scrape paint, and figure out what he wants in life…

Then she appears out of nowhere, with red hair and a peaches-and-cream complexion…and just so damned lost.

Architect Kate Riley doesn’t have the luxury of getting lost, having a damaged car, or being smitten by a sexy-talkin’ cowboy with an irresistible smile. But the longer Kate stays at Elderberry Farm, the stranger things get. For one, there’s the crazy chemistry between her and Butch. For another, dead bodies are starting to turn up…and Kate might be the murderer’s next victim.

Each book in the Lost series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Lost novels by author Anita DeVito:

Book one: Lost In Tennessee
Book two: Lost in Shadows
Book three: Lost in Deception


"Lost in Tennessee is a book with fantastic characters, great twists and turns and an ending I didn't see coming." --Ali's Bookshelf

"This book is definitely a gem...All in all it was a lot of fun and of course serious with the deaths. Awesome reading. I say, you should read it." --Anne, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633753747
Series: Lost, Book 1
Release Date: Oct 19, 2015
Page Count: 352
Imprint: amara next
Genre: cowboys, romantic suspense
Tropes: forced proximity

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By Elaine October 19, 2015

Whoever is selecting the Select Suspense novels for Entangled Publishers deserves an award for the high calibre, superb, well written novels they have released today - including this one!

When Architect Kate Riley gets lost and asks country superstar Butch McCormick for directions and helps him hang ...more

Rated 4.5 "Country" Stars

This book is definitely a gem. I don't care for Country music either, but still loved it. There really wasn't any "twang" in it anyway, lol.

It's a Rom Susp that had a great murder mystery where everyone that the hero was close to was being killed off. I guessed early on who ...more

By Athena September 21, 2015

Lost in Tennessee quickly became one of my favorite books of all time. I was about 30% in it, and I already knew this was a 10 Star novel, and it never failed me.

The story drew from the first page, while the last one had me begging for more.

It’s also the debut of the author, which only elevates my a ...more

By Coral December 03, 2017

Plot: 3/5
Characterisation: 4/5
Prose: 3.5/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4/5

Inconsistency in plot placing and directions but otherwise, its a slightly fun read. ...more

By Angel October 19, 2015

ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lost in Tennessee starts out with all the country charm of Sweet Home Alabama, then quickly turns into a mystery. One, that if it's not solved quickly, could mean big trouble for Kate Riley because she has become completely enamored wit ...more

By April October 20, 2015

Lost in Tennessee is one of the best books I have read this year. The flow of the book was terrific and the characters were fantastic. The humor was fantatic and I was in stiches , the plot was awesome, and the storyline was phenomenal. This is a story about Kate and Butch and it follows them but th ...more

By Inishowen October 29, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. The sparks flew between Kate and Butch and their interactions were filled with witty banter. Kate has an adorable cousin Tom and Butch has a protective older brother, Jeb, with an intriguing story of his own which I can't wait to read. Kate and Tom are hilarious when they ...more

By Gwen October 20, 2015

Hands down, this is one of the most wonderful and well written books I have read this year so far. Truly. The reader becomes involved in the story from the beginning and it is hard to stop reading the story, for say, eating, sleeping, and a silly thing called work. Emotional and funny as all get out ...more

By Al October 27, 2015

Absolutely loved this book. Butch was gorgeous, Kate is feisty and hilarious. Their chemistry was off the charts, throw in Jeb, Tom, a murder mystery and some hot sex and you pretty much get a perfect book. Top fave for 2015. Anita's writing was poetic, poignant and so funny! ...more

By Linda April 27, 2020

Really enjoyed this book even though I was pretty sure who the villain was by 1/2 way through the book. ...more

By Zachary June 04, 2020

Lost in Tennessee

This was a great book, I Was laughing out loud with this crazy family. I would highly recommend this read! ...more

By Melanie October 22, 2015

Are you sure that this is a debut novel?? Holy Smokes!! Anita DeVito has found her career with this debut! I can not wait for more from her and to see how her writing evolves over her career. This is an amazing beginning for her! Definitely a debut in a league all it's own. Brilliantly written and v ...more

By Jen October 23, 2015

Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

When I first saw the blurb for this series starter and debut release from author Anita DeVito, all I remember thinking was "Ooh! A country singer in a romantic su ...more

By Marsha December 30, 2015

First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Kate might not have believed it at the time, but getting lost was probably the best thing that’s happened to her – as long as she survives a madman’s killing spree.

Lost in Tennessee is an intriguing, involved love story with a lot of suspense tossed in. I won’t say ...more

By Romantic Reads and Such October 22, 2015

I have to say that this group of characters has got to be one of my favorites of all time. Butch is your typical sexy country boy – tall, good-looking, and full of good ol’ boy charm. Kate is a fish out of water. She’s a strong woman in a man’s world, plus she grew up in a guy’s household with a dad ...more

By Misty (Reds Romance Reviews) October 09, 2015

Butch McCormick is in dire need of a break from living in the limelight, his third marriage is ending, and he's left once again wondering what went wrong. He retreats home in search of comfort and solace, and wants to go to a place where he can be himself for a while and not have to worry about his ...more

By Katie October 14, 2015

Thank you Netgalley for the copy in exchange for an honest review!

Lost in Tennessee follows the story of Kate and Butch. When already having a bad day, getting lost on top of it did not help matters any for Kate. Luckily she stumbles upon Butch McCormick, who tries to help yet but only leaves her lo ...more

By Denise October 17, 2015

This was one novel I am glad I opened up because I enjoyed it immensely. The characters were ones that were so filled with passion and heart that you could not help but fall in love with them and watch as they fell in love.It also has enough suspense that it raced your blood and had you being the ne ...more

By Rosemary October 25, 2015

Butch McCormick is back home. He needs a break from the craziness of his life. He loves being with his family and slowing down. What he doesn't realize is it's the calm before the storm. When Kate Riley arrives, passion and danger do it. Can he win her heart and make her his? Butch and Katie are ama ...more

By Linda October 21, 2015

*I received an ARC from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*
I. Love. This. Book. It has everything I like in a story - great writing, great characters, and a hot romance. I feel like I really got to know all of the characters. Butch is a sweetheart and Kate is a strong, well-adjust ...more

By Sara October 26, 2015

Lost in Tennessee is a great premise, a country star who's essentially living the songs he sings, trying to get life back on track, and who shouldn't be interested in falling in love...again.

A hopelessly lost woman showing up at his home during his regrouping efforts sparks his interest and regardl ...more

By She October 20, 2015

I absolutely LOVED this book. Everything about it. It was a sweet and sexy love story about two lost people finding each other. It was also a mystery that I couldn't wait to figure out. I loved Butch who had come home to rediscover who he was outside of his music career. I also adored Katie who stru ...more

By Ali October 23, 2015

4 1/2 Puppy Rating:

I was actually super excited to read this book, I don't usually read a lot of suspense, but this was mixed with romance and I thought it would be a great change. Let me tell you this, I wasn't disappointed in my decision to read this one. Lost in Tennessee is a book with fantasti ...more

By Emma May 26, 2020

this is the first book by this author that I've read and this book had me hooked from the first page. this book has fantastic characters which helps the story flow at a nice pace through out the book. the characters relationship unfolds with every page that you read, making the story get better and ...more

By Bette October 08, 2015

Tough one to rate! I loved the story. Butch and Kate were great characters as were all the secondary characters. I enjoyed the attraction between Butch and Kate and their developing relationship. The twists and turns of the storyline were excellent. I did think though that it was terribly drawn out. ...more

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Anita DeVito

About the author

Anita DeVito

Anita's rapid paced storytelling style pulls readers into a parallel universe where mystery, mayhem, murder are the order of the day. Her stories are an addictive diversion, trading the heavy, gray world of real life for a fantastically colorful world where bad is good, and cool is smoking hot.

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