Blog Tour - Lost In Us By Layla Hagen {Review & Giveaway}

Lost In Us
Author: Layla Hagen
Publication Date: February 17th,2014
Genres: Contemporary,New Adult,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. 

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My Review

Serena is broken and she can't be fixed.She feels responsible for her sister's death and for not being able to do anything to prevent it.And when her boyfriend of six years leaves her without an explanation,Serena decides to pick up the pieces by finding someone else...a rebound to forget her boyfriend and try to move on.And here comes James,another damaged soul but the complete opposite of Serena.But he too has a past which might make them or break them...

Lost In Us sounded really promising and the beginning was indeed interesting and made me want to keep reading the book.It was a really quick and enjoyable read and I think that fans of NA will really enjoy it!Even though the story wasn't that original,it was interesting enough to capture my attention and make me eager to see what would happen next.The writing was beautiful and the characters the author created were perfect for each other.Whoever said that opposites attract is right!

The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that the main characters always fought with each other.Sometimes it felt like that was the point of the book.To see how many times they could fight and then get back together.It didn't bother me that much but just enough for me to mention it.But other people might not like reading about a couple who is constantly fighting and getting back together...If that makes any sense.

Other than that,James and Serena were a great couple and even though their journey was sometimes filled with heartbreak and pain,they managed to overcome every obstacle and make it happen.I really connected with them,understood their decisions and felt extremely happy when they finally got their happily ever after.Jess,Serena's best friend really intrigued me as a character too and I'm looking  forward to reading her story!

Lost In Us was a quick read which will satisfy NA addicts like myself.  

About the Author

My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.

I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough

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  1. Great review! I sometimes love a good dramatic romance once in a while. It sounds like a character driven story that I like to dive into to change the pace from the paranormal/horror books I usually read >.<

  2. Thanks for the review :-D I'm now religiously working on Jess & Parker's story :-D


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