Title // Lose Me.
Author // M.C. Frank
Publication Date // April 2017
Publisher // Kindle
Genre // New Adult, Romance
Rating // ✭✭✭✭⭐︎
Jane Austen meets New Adult fiction in this compulsively readable romance.
“Today is not the day I die.”
Ari Demos starts every day with this thought. Fresh out of high school, she’s landed a coveted role as a stunt double in a new Pride and Prejudice adaptation starring the Hollywood phenomenon Weston Spencer. But this job isn’t going to be easy: Ari will be performing complicated water stunts and driving fast cars along the narrow cliffs of Corfu. One false step and she could lose not only her job, but her life.
And then Wes Spencer, Mr Darcy himself, arrives in Greece. He’s got dirty blonde hair, a mile-long yacht and a bored look on that gorgeous face. Ari wants nothing to do with the rich actor boy, but on the day she meets him, she has an accident. One that almost claims her life. And now she can’t hide from the truth any longer:
She might be much closer to losing everything than she thought. She might be dying. And the British actor is the last person she’d expect to save her life.
She’s a hard-working island girl. He’s adored by millions.
Falling in love was never supposed to be a part of the job.
Staying alive was never supposed to be a part of growing up.
Was this story ever meant for a happily ever after?
Lose Me was a delightful exploration of the ups and downs of relationships, wrapped up in a beautiful Jane Austen analogy.
Told in discrete parts, Lose Me follows the relationship of Ari Demos – a newly minted stunt double set to work on an adaptation of Pride & Prejudice being filled on the island of Corfu (her home town) – and Wes Spencer, the heartthrob Hollywood actor staring in the film. Their relationship is complicated – they both come from very different worlds, with very different expectations about each other and this brings them into conflict more often than not, but perhaps it’s turning into something more.
Alongside the filming of the movie (which I really enjoyed reading about, rotten cast members included), Ari’s discovered that she’s closer to danger than she thought when a medical prognosis that appears dire.
This book is definitely about Ari and Wes, and their relationship, and they were really interesting to read about. I like when characters have misconceptions about one another and have to learn to admit when they’re wrong, or even begin to acknowledge how their actions and behaviour might be influencing a situation, and both happened here. The medical subplot added further tension, in a realistic fashion.
Once I picked up Lose Me I couldn’t put it down. Both Ari and Wes were flawed characters – in the way that all of us have our flaws.
Overall I gave Lose Me 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I received a copy of Lose Me from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.