Sunday, April 10, 2016

Review: Lost in Los Angeles by Jenny Lynne

Even though this book is fiction the author's use of the characters could be based on real people's lives. The same goes for the location of the story: Los Angeles is a real place after all.  You really can get lost in Los Angeles... it's a big city!

Here is a blurb of what the book is about. Sometimes you find hope where you least expect it. Just weeks after 18 year old Erin tragically loses her best friend, she is brutally betrayed by her high school crush. Plagued by crippling panic attacks and disconcerting visions of her dead friend, Erin travels to Los Angeles, searching for a sign that life is still worth living. Shortly after she arrives, she meets Ben, a mysterious man who captures both her curiosity and her heart. As they explore Los Angeles together, Ben reveals shocking secrets of his tragic childhood and helps Erin believe that she can heal from the wounds of her traumatic past. But Ben is hiding one horrible secret. A secret that could destroy her. Lost in Los Angeles is a young adult/ new adult contemporary romance novel. Lost in Los Angeles gives a insider's Los Angeles travel guide wrapped in a story of healing and hope, with an ending you won't see coming.

We meet Erin... she lives in New York. She travels to Los Angeles to see if life is worth living. You might ask why she does this? Here are some clues.

Erin was seeing a guy named Barry and they were at his place. He wanted to try and sleep with her. Erin wouldn't let him. Barry got mad. Ever since then Erin has a hard time trusting people or letting people into her life.

There is something wrong with Erin. She has anxiety issues because when she goes and visits places she sees and hears strange things. When it is night time she sees eyes of monsters looking at her and she screams "Get Away From Me" really loud. She also cries a lot. She is having a hard time coping with the death of her friend.

When Erin goes into this coffee shop she sees a guy sitting at a table typing on his laptop. He offers her to sit at his table because the coffee shop is crowed, she gladly accepts.The guy's name is Ben.

It is so sweet that Ben wants to help Erin. She has been though a lot. It is nice to know that she feels safe with Ben... but she doesn't trust him yet. How can you feel safe with someone  if you don't trust them?

Ben has been through a lot too. He was abused by his father when he was a kid. Ben was in the hospital because he stabs himself with a sword over and over again he found in his dad's office. When the doctors operate on him they find out he has cancer. Some how the cancer went away later on in his life.

I found this book to be well written. I am glad that Erin has found hope in Ben. The problems Erin face can happen in other people's lives. The book covers the issue of anxiety very well.

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