Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ARC Review: Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan

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!

Lost In Me
(Here & Now #1)
Author: Lexi Ryan
Publication Date: April 5, 2014
Genre: Contemporary
Source: eARC via ATOMR Tours

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.


I am a huge fan of Lexi Ryan’s New Hope series and when I saw that Lost in Me was a spinoff with Hanna’s story I was super excited to read it. I was enraptured in this book every step of the way and when it ended, and on a bit of a cliffhanger too, I was definitely left wanting and needing more.

Hanna wakes up in the hospital after having a terrible accident and she doesn’t remember anything that has happened in the past 11 months. Her life is completely different and she has no memories of how it got there. She is engaged to the man of her dreams but it appears he wasn’t the only man in her life. As Hanna tries to figure out this new life, her memories come back in bits and pieces and nothing is what it seems.

This book was super exciting and I was chomping at the bit with each new memory Hanna would uncover. I love the mystery behind her amnesia and the suspense it added to the romantic plot. She wakes up to a completely different life and body that she has no memory of. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to wake up to a completely different life. Hanna feels like the luckiest woman, having everything she ever wanted, but it is clear that isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Hanna has always struggled with her weight and the insecurities that it brought from being a little heavier than all the other girls. Waking up 50 pounds lighter was definitely a shocker for her. It made me sad how much she struggled with her self image because she is clearly a beautiful and amazing woman, no matter what her size. I really loved that Nate fell for her exactly as she was. Max was much more suspicious and I definitely knew there was more to their relationship than he was letting on.

I loved the support Hanna has from her sisters and Cally. Her mom is not the nicest person and I hated how hard she was on Hanna. She really made her feel inadequate and she put a lot of pressure on Hanna. The revelations in Hanna's memories were really exciting and they shed so much light on what she had been through over the last 11 months. She definitely had more questions than answers and the major revelation at the end was shocking. I was left reeling and super excited for the next book. June?! Really? I have to wait that long. I need to know what happens now!

LOST IN ME is on SALE for just .99 cents the first week of release as a fan appreciation from the author!

About the Author

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.


  1. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed this one because I grabbed it while it was 99 pennies. The whole amnesia aspect just draws me to it. Great review!

  2. Awesome review girl! I loved this one SO much! I agree- I loved that Nate fell for her exactly as she was, curves and all, and I was also sad over how much she struggled with her self-image. I can definitely relate and it's a really hard thing to overcome. Having to wait for June for the next book is all kinds of torture!


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