Lost to You by A.L. Jackson ~ Audiobook Review & Swoon Thursday (@aljacksonauthor)

I've been told by a lot of people that I need to try A.L. Jackson, and now I have I think I'll be reading more of her work, because Lost to You was not enough! It is the first book in Christian and Elizabeth's story...
Lost to You (Take This Regret, #0.5)
Title: Lost to You
Author: A.L. Jackson
Series: Take This Regret #0.5
Narrator: Andi Arndt
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: January 14th 2014 by Audible, Inc. 
(first published January 15th 2013)

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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 is the prequel to the best-selling romance Take This Regret. A new-adult novella, recommended for listeners 17 and up. It's unnecessary to have listened to Take This Regret to enjoy Lost to You.

I jumped into this book blind... I needed to try A.L. Jackson and thought I'd snap this freebie up and get the audio. Now if I'd looked into it properly I would've realised Christian and Elizabeth's story continued into the next book, in fact there are three books in this story. So you have been warned!

Christian and Elizabeth met as they both signed up for study partners for their American Government class. Christian was attracted to Elizabeth immediately, but he's a player and Elizabeth knows that he's a ladies man. They strike up a strong friendship and spend a lot of time together, studying and hanging out. The line becomes blurred between them and they both needed to work through their feelings to figure our what they wanted.

I liked both of these characters; Christian was pretty open and told Elizabeth about his family life and was relaxed around her. Elizabeth was comfortable around Christian, but take her out of that comfort zone she withdrew into herself. She's close with her family, but doesn't seem like she has many friends.

I felt that this story was very character driven. Not a lot happened throughout the story, there were a few big moments, but that was it. There was a lot of inner dialogue and I was told a lot of the story instead of experiencing it. I enjoyed the narration by Andi Arndt, she had a beautiful voice and alternated between characters perfectly. For my first A.L. Jackson, I did enjoy it, but I'm frustrated that it ended so abruptly. Now I need to get the next book to see what happens for them next! 

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

Short and sweet, but packs a punch!

“And tonight... I can’t even begin to apologize for what happened tonight. I can only tell you I don’t care what my dad thinks about us.” I brought my other hand to her face and squeezed in emphasis. “Elizabeth, I can’t lose you.”

Kindle Page 141
Originally inspired by YA Bound
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

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