Review: Lost In Us by Layla Hagen


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.


I really enjoyed this book, while there were one problem area keeping if from being a five-star for me, the overall book was definitely awesome. I love Serena and James and how the entire book is about them facing their demons and confronting the things that hold them back. This book is about facing reality and facing your problems.

The most resounding problem for me was that Serena’s best friend Jess was too involved in her business and was consistently sticking her nose into things or helping set things up and that bothered me. However, aside from a pain in the butt best friend, the book was an enchanting trip. I loved how damaged and sexy James is, all business and broken. Serena is a vision of innocence, sweetness, and sass. Together they make the perfect combination, their relationship is intoxicating. This book had me giggling, tearing up, and left me sighing with the happily-ever after. Now on to book 2!


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