Book Review, Giveaway: Found in Us by Layla Hagen 2

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 Rating:

5 hearts 


Favorite Quotes:

 “There’s only one conclusion for you to reach: we might be onto something beautiful.”

 “I want you to be my everything, Jessica,”

 “I’ve never wanted to give a man everything before.  Until now.  I want to give him my heart, my soul, along with all of the things I never knew were mine to give away.  I want the same from him too.  I want it all.”

 “There’s no weapon more effective than words.  They lash deep wounds that can cripple in a second and heal excruciatingly slow, sometimes not at all.  Because words can’t be unheard.  Or forgotten.”


My Review:

 I read this book immediately after reading the first in the series, Lost In Us, and didn’t expect I would enjoy the character of Jess, as she was not all that trustworthy or responsible in the first book.  Silly me, I should have had more faith in this talented author… although, in my defense, this is only my second time reading her marvelous work.  I lapped both books up like a dehydrated camel, all 546 pages, and like a thirsty camel, I wished for more.  Either book could be read as a stand-alone, which I totally appreciate, although I did enjoy getting a little more of the Serena and James story from Lost in Us.  And despite my misgivings at the start, I found I actually enjoyed this book even more than I did the first one.  Sensual, addictive, and beguiling.  I had a hard time putting it down. 

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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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2 thoughts on “Book Review, Giveaway: Found in Us by Layla Hagen

  1. Reply Layla Hagen Nov 15,2014 5:34 pm

    this is an absolutely LOVELY review <3 <3 thank you for your kind words!!!i am so happy you connected with Jess and Parker 🙂


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