Friday, February 8, 2013

REVIEW: Lost To You by A.L. Jackson

People come into our lives. Some stay, and many go. Some build us up, while most tear us down. They become our friends, our enemies, our lovers, our tormentors.
Christian Davison came into mine, and I knew I’d never be the same.
To Elizabeth Ayers, New York City had always been a dream. She’s worked her entire young life to make it here.
Groomed to one day take over his father’s law firm, attending Columbia University was Christian Davison’s only option.
Neither wanted anything more until they sat across from each other at a café table after being paired as study partners.
Christian wants her, but Elizabeth knows better than to give into their intense attraction. Yet there is little she can do to stay away.
Lost to You, the prequel to the bestselling romance, Take This Regret. A New Adult novella, recommended for readers 17+. It’s unnecessary to have read Take This Regret to enjoy Lost to You.

This novella gives a new meaning to "good things come in small packages". While this was not a long read, it was not lacking. A.L. Jackson has a true talent when it comes to words. I read Take This Regret a few months ago, so I know how things work out for Christian & Elizabeth and I still found myself on the edge of my seat for a lot of this novella!

Sweet, innocent Elizabeth. Where to start with her? When she talks about her family back home, you not only feel how much she loves them, but how much she misses them. It is obvious how their support is what drives her. Her dedication to school and her passion is excellent. I admired how she went after her goals and did whatever she needed to to succeed. My heart broke for her several times throughout the story. Between her relationship with Christian and the way his parents treated her, Elizabeth had a lot to handle.

And then there is Christian. Who is not sweet. And he is DEFINITELY not innocent. But from the minute he meets Elizabeth, he is swept away. A few times in the story, I wanted to punch him in his teeth. I wanted him to just be bold and tell her what was going on with him. I understood why he didn't, but it didn't make me any less frustrated. His parents really did a number on him, but I loved how he was able to finally take a stand.

Watching their friendship start, grow, and bloom in to something more was excellent. They got to know each other, their passions, and their goals. Both of them learning who they were independent of the other while supporting the others dreams.

Definitely check out this novella! If you haven't already, read Take This Regret as well! This is a beautiful story about love reconnecting and overcoming many obstacles!

1 comment:

  1. Loved this novella, and Take This regret!
    "Don't ever leave me, Christian"
    "I couldn't"