Welcome to my tour stop of The Lost series by Layla Hagen hosted by IndieSage PR. You can find the full tour schedule here.
Author: Layla Hagen
Series: The Lost Series (book 1-3)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Very warm (This series is recommended for 18+ due to romance and sex and mature themes.)
Page count and format: 568 pages, Ebook
Published: August 31, 2015
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from IndieSage PR as part of this book tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Lost in Us (Book 1)
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.
Found in Us (Book 2)
Jessica Haydn wants to leave her past behind. Hurt by one too many heartbreaks, she vows not to fall in love again. Especially not with a man like Parker, whose electrifying pull and smile bruised her ego once before. But his sexy British accent makes her crave his touch, and his blue eyes strip Jessica of all her defenses.
Parker Blakesley has no place for love in his life. He learned the hard way not to trust. He built his business empire by avoiding distractions, and using sheer determination and control. But something about Jessica makes him question everything. Not only has she a body made for sin, but her laughter fills a void inside of him.
The desire igniting between them spirals into an unstoppable passion, and so much more. Soon, neither can fight their growing emotional connection. But can two scarred souls learn to trust again? And when a mistake threatens to tear them apart, will their love be strong enough?
Caught in Us (Book 3)
Dani has her future all planned out. She’s not the type to fall for a bad boy, no matter how panty-melting his grin is or how shamelessly he flirts. But something about Damon draws her in, awakening a desire she’s never felt. Slowly, she uncovers the secrets Damon hides: underneath his arrogance lies a tortured soul, his flirting smile masks despair.
Damon arrives in Dani’s life against his will. Carrying the scars of a dark past and facing an uncertain future, he knows he should stay away from her, but can’t. Her innocence consumes him, as does the desire to indulge in the passion igniting deep inside her.
An all-consuming bond blooms into a reckless love. But when mistakes from the past threaten their already fragile future, can their love survive?
I really enjoyed reading the full box set of the Lost series. I enjoyed the 3 different stories and loved the character growth throughout the whole series. It’s definitely a fun, light and sexy read.
In Lost in Us, we have James and Serena’s story. James is a successful entrepreneur with commitment issues due to a past tragedy and Serena’s just looking for a rebound after getting dumped by her boyfriend of six years. What merely started as a hook up accelerates into something much more with their control over it. Now, I liked their story, and I know she was just looking for a rebound but still the only thing that bothered me was that she jumped into bed with him without atleast getting to know a bit about him first. But nonetheless I liked their whirlwind relationship and the things that James did for Serena were really sweet and that chocolate river, omg! James did a lot of stupid mistakes but I liked how they both overcame their issues with the help of one another and made each other strong anda better person.
In Found in Us, we have Jessica and Parker’s story. I liked it more than Serena and James’s story because they actually communicated and became friends in the first book already, they had more time to know each other. Jessica is the ultimate party girl and Parker’s the complete opposite, he restricts himself from everything until Jessica came into the view. I liked how their relationship evolved. Parker had trust issues but he put his faith in Jessica and she knew that. It was really sweet and Jessica learned to be the responsible one. They both brought out the good qualities in each other.
Next, we have Damon and Dani’s story in Caught in Us. I wanted to read Dani’s story more than ever. She was the sister of James. Parker and James were both over protective about her, they were worried because she was keen into being transformed into a bad girl from the nerd. She mewts Damon on her last year of high school. At first, they don’t start out well but as they come to know each other, she learns about his problematic family life and they begin to grow closer. They crave each other and lust for a romance that will prove to be the light that guides them through the dark paths in their lives. But their families don’t approve. And they don’t only have to fight against that but also their insecurities before they can completely give into love.
I enjoyed the writing style, it was simple and easy to read. I likef the writing more from book 2 onwards. Also the stories were not much long and I breezed through them easily. And the pace was even throughout the book.
Overall, The Lost series was a good read. The plot was nothing new and it failed to surprise me though I had a lot of fun reading it. The characters were pretty good and I liked their growth throughout the series. I enjoyed the chemistry and romance between the characters. The writing style was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book.
If you’re looking for some light, fun and sexy read, then go for it!
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.
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This omnibus includes all three books in the best-selling Lost series. Enjoy nearly 1000 pages of romance and fun, and find out why readers call the Lost series, “Steamy. Emotional. Addictive!” Get all three sizzling novels in one box set for 40% off the individual e-book price.
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