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jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2014

Found in Us: a fun and meaningful romance + giveaway

Hi, book buddies! :o) How are you doing? I'm happy to bring you my opinion about a very cute book I've read recently. I was eager to try Layla Hagen's writing since I interviewed her a while ago. This series of stand-alone novels is worth our time, believe me.

It’s nicely written in a casual style that turns intensely hot when addressing intimate moments, and deeply touching in sensitive matters.

The steamy times are extremely entertaining and go from original to hot and hotter. I thought Parker was hiding a couple of secrets and that’s why he had poor Jessica confused about his attitude towards her. And my, good secrets! And hers too ;o)

After all, he seems to be the perfect gentleman but he teases her or chastises her for being irresponsible. However, Jessica also hides a past that renders her cold and aloof when prodded. That made me very curious about both of them as characters. In addition, I kept wondering if that web of secrets would entreat them to each other or would become an insurmountable obstacle.

Another thing that I liked about Jessica is that she’s a wild creature, but she’s trying so hard to overcome her party days and make a life on her own. She studied art and now works in a museum in London, two positive points in my mind. She’s intent on proving herself to her family, she’s a good friend. I like her on all accounts, excerpt that she smokes. I know, I’m a bit of a snob, I just can’t tolerate that awful smell ;o)

Anyway, I loved her sense of humour, and Parker does too. That’s one of the reasons he’s so attracted to her, her shiny disposition. I understand that craving for light and stimulation very well.

Jessica is sharing a flat with Dani, a young girl who’s tasting the forbidden side of teenager freedom. Her family is concerned for her as she had some trouble in the US, and I felt that this situation was casting a shadow of threat over the plot and it would eventually mean a turning point for our cute couple’s relationship. Jessica’s fear of deep feelings is another thing that makes her so real and human. You can have fun and get hurt, but how more devastating is it when you truly care for someone?

I was surprised by how beautifully romantic Found in Us turns out to be. The emotional connection between Jessica and Parker is deep, meaningful, rooted in their fears and needs and how to fight the former to fulfill the latter. All their past mistakes come forward to test their resolve, all their differences resurface to challenge their belief that they ultimately fit each other.

Found in UIs is a beautiful romance full of fun, sexiness and a great ending that rounds up what happened to the characters in Lost in Us and sets the mood for the next couple in Caught in Us. Wonderful series!

Favourite quotes:

How do you know when the lust ends and the need for more starts?
There’s one way to be truly free. By healing.

Found in Us by Layla Hagen 
(Lost #2)
Publication date: July 24th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

**This can be read as a STANDALONE. The second book in the Lost series tells Jessica and Parker’s story.**

All Jessica wants -as a college graduate — is to be a good girl. She landed the job of her dreams at a museum and is trying to eliminate temptations. No more short skirts (when she can help it). No wild parties. And no men.
She particularly excels at that last thing. . .
Until her path crosses Parker’s. Again. Jessica remembers the last time their paths crossed very well. She was left with a seriously bruised ego. She knows it would be best to avoid him altogether. But the charming Brit makes it hard for her to elude his electrifying pull. He is as irresistible as he is captivating.
And enigmatic.
Because underneath the sleek Armani suit and the sweet British accent that makes her crave his touch, Parker isn’t the perfect gentleman everyone thinks he is.
He’s exactly what Jessica doesn’t want, but desperately needs.
A bad, bad boy.



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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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
10 eBook copies of Found in Us

Good luck, book buddies! 
I hope you get the chance to read this pretty, pretty romance :o)

2 comentarios:

  1. Great review, Babel! This sounds like such an entertaining read and with great, well developed characters, too! It also sounds like it has a good amount of emotional depth and the romance seems very realistic and well written! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. I LOVE your review <3 you understood Jess and Parker so perfectly <3 It makes me immensely happy that you connected with them so well.