Nov 13, 2014

Love and Trust are everything in FOUND IN US by @laylahagen, plus WIN a copy of the book!

Found in Us
by Layla Hagen

Publication Date: July 24, 2014
Series: Lost #2
Genre: New Adult Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Received for free from the author and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review

**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.

I love one night stands.

And by this I mean, I read this book in one night. Short, sweet and to the point, Found In Us was a well-needed delight for me!

I thought Jessica and Parker were darling together. I adored Jessica's "love-life" personality and how she tried to find the good in everything that happened in life. This trait was also her downfall, especially in earlier years, but it the thing that Parker loved about her the most. Parker was the opposite of Jessica, and found it hard to trust people so he buried himself in his work and damned the world. Jessica helped him realize how was wasting his life being miserable and he helped her to realize that she was worth loving. I really appreciated how simple and powerful the message here is: Love and Trust are EVERYTHING.

I also really liked the surrounding drama with Jessica and Parker's families. It added depth to the story and made our MCs that much more interesting. I'm intrigued to learn more about Jessica's family though it seems we know quite a bit about Parker's now. Maybe I need to read the first book in the series, hmmm?

The sex scenes were hot, hot, hot and the romance was totally believable. I really liked how Jessica and Parker already knew each other so we were able to jump right into their love story without all the meet and greet stuff. There was passion and humor and all the good things that make a romance book memorable. So no complaints there.

The writing was great as well so that's a major plus. I loved the way the story flowed from one scene to another and there was even a little action! Just love it when that happens. I'm a big fan of alternating points of view, so to read this story from Jessica AND Parker's POV was even better!

So do I recommend Found in Us? Oh, most definitely. If you're looking for a quick read with a great love story, I would suggest this book!

P.S. Layla Hagen is a SUPER NICE author!! #JustSaying

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.


  1. Great review, Deejay! Any family dynamic or drama in books can add so much substance to a story I find. The romance in this also sounds very well written! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. This is an AMAZING review <3 <3 Thank you so much!!


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