Wednesday, May 8, 2013

LOST IN YOU by Heidi McLaughlin Blog Tour! (Review & Giveaway)

Lost in You by Heidi McLaughlin
Lost in You
Release Date: May 6, 2013
Format: ebook, 348 pages
Source: Author for blog tour
Description from Goodreads:
Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's known.

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.
I went into Lost in You expecting one thing and got something COMPLETELY different. And you know what? I really liked it. I thought this would be the regular romance we see all the time. Of course, some things would vary, but overall it wouldn't be too groundbreaking. Instead, this book completely veered off my expected course and made its way into new territory that at first kind of bothered me, but in the end won me over. I REALLY liked this book.

The premise is same old, same old. Boy, girl, fall in love, deal with it, blah blah blah. But the way this story is executed is different. Also, once this story reaches a certain point, that "same old, same old" thing I said? Does not apply AT ALL, making this story fresh and... more REAL.

Character Rundown:
Hadley: Goodness, I love her name. Hadley. Anyway. In my mind, I pictured Hadley as Taylor Swift. Just saying. Did I like Hadley? Meh. Sometimes. She seemed genuinely nice, and I liked that, but she did grate on my nerves a bit sometimes. Not as bad as some female characters do, though. So I guess that's a plus.

Ryan: He is so cute. Especially in the beginning. I admit, he was kind of boring before he met Hadley. And a protion of when he knew Hadley. But then, as time goes on and by the end of the story, he grows into this interesting, wonderful character that is just so great. Awww, Ryan. My boy.

Plot. I was completely surprised by the course this story took. I was expecting it to be a straight shot through to a happy ending, but...that is NOT what this book is. This story twisted in a way that I didn't imagine before I got to it, but pulled me in at a point where I think, otherwise, I would have started to get bored. So again, that's a plus. Also, this book is in dual POV, beginning and ending with my boy Ryan. I enjoyed this. Especially when I wanted to punch one of the characters in the face. Because then the POV would switch and I could calm myself. Mhm. Yeah.

Romance. Oh, there was swooning. But there was also insta-love. the end of the book, the insta-love thing doesn't have much merit, but still. It was there. Doesn't change the fact that Hadley and Ryan are a cute couple. And when they weren't a couple, I wanted to bang my head against the wall screaming "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!" Seriously. Some things in here disappointed me. But those things also kept the story interesting, so...stalemate?

The ending. *stares* It's in Ryan's POV. That is all I will tell you.

Overall, Lost in You is a tastefully written and refreshing story. If you're looking for a contemporary romance that doesn't exactly follow the beaten path, but is still fulfilling, you should totally add Lost in You to your TBR.

My grandma once told me that I can do anything I want, so I am.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I now live in picturesque Vermont, with my husband and two daughters. Also renting space in our home is an overhyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day you'll find me behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, I'm writing one of the many stories I plan to release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

I'm also an active reviewer on The Readiacs - a site I own with my best friend and uber special beta, Yvette.



There's a super awesome tour-wide giveaway where you can enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! :)


  1. Thank you for participating in the tour!

  2. awesome giveaway!


  3. SOOO CUTE !!! i love this kind of history ....
    almendra in the rafflecopter

  4. Good for your grandma and good for you!!! We CAN do whatever we want but some people are afraid or too beaten down. Glad you made your dream come true:)))

    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

    1. Thank you Cindi that really means a lot. She passed away before I could make my dream come true, but I know she's happy and proud of me for following my heart.

  5. Great review!! I love when books surprise me <3 Noy to mention I am a sucker for allthing dual/multiple POV! Sounds like a great read I will totally be looking into!

  6. I like when books have dual POV. I feel like I get a better idea of who the characters are when more than one narrates.


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