REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Lost in You by Heidi McLaughlin

May 6, 2013 Uncategorized 13

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she’s known.

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.

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First, thank you to Heidi and Good Choice Reading for providing a copy of Lost In You for review.

Wow, this was a total roller coaster ride of a romance.  This book has what you call complete and total opposites attracting.  It’s like, these two people could not be farther apart.  Ryan lives in a small town, has weird parents, his best friend is a girl, his dad is sort of a freak, and his mom has no spine.

Hadley is a pop star.  I mean, we could pretty much leave it at that and be good with the whole opposites thing, but Hadley is, in my opinion, worse off than Ryan.  She’s a mess.  He’s a mess, yeah, but he’s a kid.  He’s only seventeen.  Hadley is a grown up and this girl is a hot freaking mess. Not that I have anything against the whole older cougar thing (LOL..she’s only twenty-two…but still, that’s what they’re called, right?) I don’t have a problem with it – seventeen and a half is hardly a big deal – and she didn’t know how old he was when she first saw him, so her first impression was strong.  But if I was twenty-two and met a guy who was seventeen, it would be weird and it would have to be some powerful attraction for me to continue with it.

It took me a while to warm up to both of them to be honest. They did some stupid things. Ryan was being led around like a puppy, Hadley was paying for his stuff.  It was a train wreck relationship.  But then… stuff happens that I can’t tell you about because that’s a spoiler, but I’ll just say the relationship got a lot better… mostly because Ryan grew some cajones, even if it was almost by accident, and Hadley started listening to different people.

I liked Ryan a lot even though it took me a while. I think having most of the book be from his POV (that might be exaggerating, it was fairly equal, but it started with Ryan) was nice. I enjoyed watching him change.  I didn’t see that much growth from Hadley, even though it was there. With Ryan, everything about him changed, and that’s probably because he was so young when the book starts.  So he grew up physically, while Hadley grew up emotionally. It’s almost like Ryan grew into himself, while Hadley grew to accept herself.

I enjoyed the supporting characters as well, especially Cole and Dylan.  All in all, this was a solid four star read and I enjoyed it a lot.  It had a very unique spin on the whole new adult relationship and that’s a breath of fresh air for me, because honestly, I’m pretty sick of the whole bad boy meets good girl.  Hadley wasn’t a bad girl by any means, but neither was Ryan a bad boy.  It was sweet and romantic. :)

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About the author…

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

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13 Responses to “REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Lost in You by Heidi McLaughlin”

  1. Meghan

    Wow! I can’t WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
    I wonder what kind of events or people inspired the author while writing this book!?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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