LOSE ME. by M. C. Frank is a YA/NA novel about acting, kissing, dying and redemption.
Weston Spencer is an English actor, the new social media darling. Just fresh from finishing his hit TV show, THE WATER WARS, the one that made girls all over the planet scream for a glimpse of his dirty-blond hair and emerald eyes, he wants to turn to more serious projects. This fall he is filming FIRST SENTENCES, a modern Pride and Prejudice adaptation, in the picturesque Greek island of Corfu. When not filming, he’s planning to spend his free time with his best friend, Ollie, on his yacht, the L&H. But on the day before shooting starts, a girl almost drowns right in front of his eyes.
Her name is Ari Demos and she’s a half Greek, kick-ass stunt girl, with a dark secret no one knows -she’s even trying to deny it herself.
Wes dismisses her as too unimportant when he first meets her, but…. but. Turns out she isn’t unimportant. In fact, quite the opposite.
Rating: 4.5 stars
This book hit me like a truck. My poor heart is still healing from the after-effects.
First of all, let me tell you a little spoiler-free background of the characters. Wes Spencer is the new love of my life. Umm, he reads. Yes people, our hero READS. You need anything else? No? I figured. As for Ari Demos, half-Greek stunt girl, in the beginning of the book, I thought I wouldn’t relate to her at all. But I had to change my mind later. I usually don’t spend much time thinking about side characters, but Ollie (Weston’s best friend) was another character I absolutely adored. Katia, Ari’s best friend, had a small part in the book, but I have eerie similarities with that character.
M. C Frank’s writing style. Never in my life will I stop admiring it, or grow tired of appreciating it. Even in such an intense book, there were some really funny or sarcastic parts in the narrative, which made the book all the more enjoyable. I loved that there were parts in the story which were told through text messages, journal entries, news articles and Tumblr posts. It added the contemporary feel to the story. There were so many book references, and not only Pride and Prejudice ones.
There were parts where I felt like the story was going down a predictable road, but ultimately it didn’t. There were so many twists I did not expect. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. That doesn’t mean it did not shatter my heart. All I can say without giving away anything, is that all the emotions in the book were so very realistically portrayed. I did not expect the story to affect me and teach me as much as it did. It brought back memories I don’t like to remember but, well, quoting the book, “I wouldn’t change anything. Not even the pain”. 🙈
The setting for most part of the story is Corfu, and that added in a plus factor for me, because I have always been curious about this island ever since I read My Family And Other Animals. *sheepish smile*
All in all, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a quality YA contemporary romance. I am completely in love with the story, and I hope you all love it as much as I did!
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