Found in Us
By Layla Hagen
- Release Date: 2014-07-24
- Genre: Contemporary
Found in Us Layla Hagen Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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This book tells the story of Jessica and Parker, two people who think they are too damaged to deserve love. Parker had previously defended Jessica in a bar incident, which resulted in her having a broken leg. During her healing, Parker helped care for her and they grew close, but never gave in to the sexual desire they felt. Parker returned to London to save his family's company, and Jessica lands her after-college dream job working for a museum. Through a little plotting by Jessica's roommate, Dani, they are thrown back together and the sexual tension resurfaces. The rest of the book shows them breaking down each other's defenses to allow the other in to their hearts. What I like most about the book is how it captures the feeling of being in your mid-twenties and struggling with leaving the party life of college behind and becoming a responsible adult. I think many who attended university will relate to that struggle. In relationships, it's also a tumultuous time, when you meet someone and you want to be engulfed by them. Falling in love in your twenties is fast, sexually fueled, and confusing. The author captures this quite well in both Jessica and Parker. The conflicts in the book are mostly internal, with a minor incident at the end that gives a little more insight to everything Parker is trying to conceal. It was really nice that it was not a book where the couple breaks up and gets back together constantly, because while that does happen in real life, it doesn't happen to every relationship. It's possible to stay together and move past your issues without breaking up after every fight. I didn't have a hard time getting through the book, it was a relatively quick and easy read. The sex scenes were lively and nicely detailed. The ability to relate to the characters keeps you going through the story to see that they have a chance at happily ever after. If you are looking for something that isn't too complicated or overwrought with conflict, this is the book for you. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It's not necessary to read Lost in Us to read this one.
The books by Layla Hagen are great! I myself find I am feeling even more romantic with my husband, if possible! They put me in mind of 50 Shades of Grey but better! I preordered the newest book & now I see it would have been free. Dang it!!
Disappointment after the first book, especially since I paid for this one. Nothing really happened until the end. And then the book was over.
Found in Us
Layla Hagen did it again!
Layla Hagen did it again! Another amazing, steamy read that had me forgetting the real world until the very end!
Jessica and Parker intrigued me in book one, Lost in Us, and I couldn’t wait to read their story. Hagen didn’t disappoint! Jessica, a California party girl gets her dream job in London after graduation and is determined to prove to herself and everyone else that she can be a responsible adult. Parker is back in London and is fighting to save his family’s business while fighting his own personal demons.
The characters were so well developed with a devastating past they had to overcome. And this is why I loved this book so much, their past, how they connected with each other because of their past, and how they healed each other to find their well-deserved happy ending. Jessica and Parker will definitely stay with me for a long time. With impeccable writing and the talent to hook the reader from beginning to end, Hagen delivered another great addition to the Lost series.
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.*