Monday, February 17, 2014

eARC BOOK REVIEW...Lost in Us (Lost In Us #1) by Layla Hagen

Title:  Lost in Us (Lost In Us #1)
Author:  Layla Hagen
Publication Date: February 17th 2014 (first published February 12th 2014)
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:   *New Adult Contemporary Romance*

Serena has learned to live with her past, locking her secrets and nightmares deep inside her. But when her boyfriend of six years abruptly leaves her, she’s catapulted back into pain, nursing a broken heart. When indulging in mountains of chocolate doesn’t work, Serena decides the best way to deal with her shattered heart is to indulge in something else. A rebound . . .

The night she swaps her usual Sprite for tequila, she meets James. The encounter is breathtaking.
And best not repeated.

James is a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. A man who has amassed a fortune by taking risks. A man who has shunned commitment completely, and still does. He’s the exact opposite of Serena. But sometimes opposites attract. Sometimes they give in to burning passion. Sometimes opposites are perfect for each other. 

James is everything her damaged soul could want. His kisses are intoxicating, his touch out of this world. He makes her forget. He grants her peace from her pain. But as they grow closer, Serena discovers she isn’t the only one with a past. James carries the scars of a past much darker than hers. One that has left him damaged, hurt, and wary of love. A past that gives him the power to shatter her.

Now James and Serena must find a way to mend one another. Or risk losing each other forever.


Wow!! This was actually a great debut for an author!

I'm normally a bit contemplative with new authors and this one was no exception but it actually turned out to be an intriguing and captivating read!

Serena is a broken down individual that craves to be loved but is too afraid too grasp it. Not after the life ordeals and curve balls that she has been through.

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Serena goes through many highs and lows throughout this story but is so easy to understand that you can't help but cheer her on.

She meets polar opposite and later love interest James, who may seem like he has it all but that's not entirely the truth. Like Serena, James has scars and demons of his own but has no problem in receiving love but rather the issue of reciprocating it to another.

And as you can probably guess...

Together, they mend old hurts, grow as people, and journey through a life altering love filled with passion, decision making, angst, and even lust...

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And man, is it one hell of a gratifying roller coaster ride!!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this read to anyone hovering over the “buy” button on Amazon!! It shown light to those of us that even at our worst, anything is possible if only you try hard enough to make it worth it! I will now be DEFINITELY looking forward to Layla's future works and can't wait to see what book two (and other future works) will bring!!

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My Rating:
-Overall : 9
-Plot : 9
-Writing : 9
-Characters : 8.5-9
-Cover : 8

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