Friday, May 3, 2013

BLOG TOUR: My POV of Lost In You by Heidi McLaughlin

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's known.

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.

My grandma once told me that I can do anything I want, so I am.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I now live in picturesque Vermont, with my husband and two daughters. Also renting space in our home is an overhyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day you'll find me behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, I'm writing one of the many stories I plan to release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

I'm also an active reviewer on The Readiacs - a site I own with my best friend and uber special beta, Yvette.




I love these types of books! You know the ones that make you look at an unconventional relationship and really makes you think about the big picture. How can falling in loving with someone ever really be wrong especially when it involves two people of sound mind? Is loving someone so wrong just because there is an age difference? Or because is just doesn’t fit into the ordinary box society has placed on us? Please don’t get me wrong there are situations to be very wary of but this story, this situation is one of the exceptions. 

Ryan is such an innocent, good, hardworking young man who hasn’t had the chance to explore much of the world. His father’s strict religious beliefs has kept him sheltered from the world. He’s not an awkward guys just innocent and inexperienced. He has one major dream and goal. Once he turns 18 in a few months he plans to leave the town he has lived in his whole life and go to the big city.  

Hadley, the singing sensations has been burned by love but is still looking for the real deal. Well not so much looking for but maybe the right phrase is hoping for.  So it is by totally surprise that Ryan walks in to her life one night after a performance. She has never felt this strongly about someone before. With just one simple look her world is turned upside down.  The instant attraction and overwhelming connections is something she can’t deny. It is only a little while after they meet that she realizes that this connections and the possible relationship may cost her everything.

This was a very beautiful and emotional story. The situation they both find themselves in is frustrating and troublesome. With these types of stories I always ask myself “What would I do in a situations like this?” and the truth is most of the time I have no idea. That is the wonderful thing about books. You get to explore a thousand lives in the span of yours and really learn things about yourself. Either way as the story unfolded I found Ryan and Hadley to be brave and inspirational characters. The reason is because they followed their hearts even through adversity and heartache. And even thought things don’t end up the way they should right away there is always tomorrow.



  1. This book sounds amazing and what a cute cover!

  2. sounds fun! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. This book looks great. & the cover is adorable - digging the cowgirl boots (:
    Can't wait to read. Have a great weekend!!