Author: Lexi Ryan
Publisher: Ever After, LLC
Source: ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Tour Company: AToMR
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.
Flirty Review: FIVE Lip Bites
This is the first amnesia story I have read. I can see how it's a clever plot device for many books, but Ryan makes it work in Lost in Me. Hanna wakes up in the hospital after taking a fall. (Which we don't really find out how she fell and hit her head in the book. Did someone push her? Hopefully we'll find out in book two, but I likes that it's still up in the air.) After waking, Hanna discovers that the last year of her life has been erased from her memory, including her fiance and the dream business she started. To top it all off, she's lost a lot of weight and literally doesn't recognize herself in the mirror. It was like all of her fantasies came true but she can't remember any of it.
Which can really suck.
But Hanna takes it in stride. Even though she doesn't remember dating Max or any of their relationship, she falls back on her old infatuation of him. But is that enough? As the reader you think it might be until Nate, a handsome rocker with tats, stumbles into her bed one night.
After Nate enters, a mysterious love triangle is revealed. It's not like other triangles since Hanna has no idea why she would have gotten herself in the mess in the first place. I really bit my nails trying to figure out along with her about what happened in the last year. She's putting back the puzzle pieces and not all of it is good.
The big reveal shows us what I predicted but added another aspect I didn't see coming. Surprise! The ending does give us a cliffie. But I was relieved to see that the next books in the series would be out in June. At least we don't have to wait long. Phew!
I would rec this book for anyone who wants a quick read that will hold their attention. Like I said, I couldn't put the book down. Nate and Max are hunky and touchable for book boyfriends. They all have their flaws, but it's what underneath that makes them endearing. Hanna is a strong character and I liked that she didn't let her amnesia define her and cripple her. She took things in stride and jumped right back in to her life even though she doesn't remember.
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