Get ready for NYT Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan’s new series Here and Now! The first novel in the series, LOST IN ME, is a sexy New Adult contemporary romance released April 7th!
BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★
LOST IN ME is the first book in the Here and Now series, a spin-off of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Hope series. This sexy amnesia love triangle is intended for mature readers.
The last thing I remember is having drinks at Brady’s and trying to avoid eye-contact with my life-long crush—the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell. They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he gave me, and this much-thinner body I’ve dreamed of most of my life. Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems almost…perfect.
But the deeper I immerse myself into this new world of mine—planning a wedding to a man I don’t remember dating, attempting to run a business I don’t remember starting—the clearer it becomes that nothing is as it seems. Do I have the life I’ve always wanted or is it a facade propped up by secrets I don’t even know I have?
I need answers before I marry Max, and the only person who seems to have them is the angry, tatted, sexy-as-sin rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants me for himself.
LOST IN ME is not a standalone novel, as the story continues in Here and Now book two, FALL TO YOU, releasing in June.
Wow! Have you ever read a book and just though something was off or you were reading it backwards or that it had to be a sequal because it is just too much to comprehend? Ahem… me neither. So I am totally not going to tell you that is exactly what happened when I started reading this book. I was all sorts of confused and I can only say, I now know how the main character, Hanna, feels in this book. Did that make it a hard book to read? No. Did it make it so I didn’t want to read it? No. It actually made me want to read more, because the further we got into the future, the more we learned about the past. And it stole the air out of my lungs instantly.
Hanna has lost her memories from the past year, she doesn’t know why she is in the hospital, why or whom she is engaged to and she has no idea what has transpired in the last year of her life. But the facts are all there. She is engaged, she is in the hospital and she has no idea why on either account. But she wants all of the pieces to fit. She wants to be whole again. The old Hanna is trapped in the much thinner body of a woman and she has no idea how she got there. Will she get beyond the amnesia and figure out why she has this chemistry with Nate that she can’t explain while she is engaged to Max? How did the engagement play out? What happened to the heavier version of herself?
This book starts out with 101 questions that Hanna cannot answer and it is slowly making her go insane. But she is determined and she wants to figure it all out. But can she do that before she gets married to Max? She needs to figure out where and why and how and who has brought her to this place she is in now.
This book was hard to comprehend, those of us who have never had a traumatic brain injury and those of us who have sharp memories of everything. I was constantly wondering what would happen if I lost a year of my life and I couldn’t remember the people or the faces or anything about what has happened all around me and the two people that can help me figure it out are the two people who are not talking.
This book was a strong drink and it was definately shaken and not stirred. It unraveled so much about one person that she is so in the dark about her own life, but she knows and feels things about her life and she has no idea why. Max is who she is engaged to, but that seemed to come as a surprise to everyone around her so no one could shed light on any of it. Nate is the guy who she has been seeing for at least three months but has no idea why or how and now she is questioning her morals. Is she cheating on Max?
This book was all sorts of crazy and it was one big mystery that is being unraveled one little memory at a time. It is a great read and gives a great understanding of what exactly would happen to someone with no memories of either guy she is attacted to. It left me wanting more and wanting the puzzle pieces all put together. It was such a unique way to tell a story. It was literally like starting at the end and working backwards to figure out the story behind the love triangle that Hanna has found herself in.
I loved this book because it was such a unique take on a love story and it was gripping because I felt myself struggling right along with Hanna to get her memory back because I wanted to know what happened between these two men to give us the outcome we had. I was captivated by this book and couldn’t put it down.
Now, there is that little thing that you saw at the bottom of the synopsis…
“LOST IN ME is not a standalone novel, as the story continues in Here and Now book two, FALL TO YOU, releasing in June.”
You can only guess what that indicates but my heart literally stopped at the end of the book. Now I need to read more. I must have answers. I have to know! But as they say patience is a virture… one I don’t possess. This is a fabulous read and I just want more of the story, I want Hanna to find her way through the darkness that surrounds her life so she can reach that happy place. This book just got me and I am hooked. I want more!
LOST IN ME is on SALE for just .99 cents the first week of release as a fan appreciation from the author!
ABOUT LEXI RYAN
Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids–a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.