Review: Life Lived Twice


LifeLivedTwice

3 stars

Read from September 28 to October 01, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: Life Lived Twice -By Sherrie Wouters Some promises are made to last forever … What if you fell in love with a stranger … but that stranger had come from your past, a past you never knew existed until the moment your eyes met? When Tess Winters locks eyes with a stranger at an airport bookstore, it ignites a feeling of passion somewhere deep inside her that she can’t explain. Although the encounter is innocent and brief, the intensity of it lingers, leaving her overwhelmed by a yearning for the mystery man now consuming her every thought. Struggling to break the powerful hold he has over her heart, Tess starts to experience strange but familiar dreams…dreams from the turn of the twentieth century of the charming Mr Addison Taylor. As her dreams start to materialize into reality, and past and present begin to blur, Tess is forced to put the pieces of a forgotten time together, and soon discovers that love isn’t the only thing that can find you after an eternity. Captivating, mysterious, and romantic, Life Lived Twice will leave you wondering whether love is so powerful it could last more than a lifetime.

Bookish Things: 258 pages. The cover is really sweet and ties in with the main character.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $3.19 and paperback for $16.10

My Review: 

Life lived twice is a tale that spans several lifetimes. Fundamentally, this book asks one question:

Can love traverse time?

Initially, I really didn’t enjoy the Insta-love, it bugged me because it felt so fake. How can you fall gut-wrenchingly in love with someone you touch hands with in an airport?

HOW?

If you can see past this little issue, you’ll soon discover that it really wasn’t Insta-love at the airport, no, it was an ancient Insta-love.

I get that heart-shattering Insta-love is something quite common in stories these days, and usually it’s an insta-fail in my mind. This one, while still irritating, at least had some substance to it. And given that nothing raunchier than a kiss happens, it bucks the Insta-love trend hard.

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Tess, our protagonist, is meant to be 20 years old and attending university, but she acts more like a 15 year old. She’s indecisive and childish and frustratingly awkward. She’s a lot of things that bothered me to be honest. I didn’t really like her at all.

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Logan, our love interest was pleasantly realistic. I don’t have a picture of a Ken doll in my head. Instead something like a cheeky Irishman, dimples and twinkling eyes.

Some of the background information was dumped quite hastily by Aunt Krista, this annoyed me, but it was a minor annoyance.

If you like sweet romance with a twist of the paranormal unknown, try this tale.

A few things I noticed:

44% – “Good, then they’ll (delete they’ll add there’ll) be no gags…
51% – …told me be (delete be) bits and pieces.
90% – …chopped of(f) his right arm,

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**

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