Title: Losing me Finding you
Series: Stand alone
Author: Natalie Ward
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Published: August 11th, 2014
The 29th of February, the day I was born.
When I wake up on this day, I’m in a different city, with a different life and no memory of the lives I had before this one. Today is the tenth time this has happened to me. The tenth time I’ve had to figure out where the hell I am. The tenth time I’ve had to try and work out who the hell I am. This is the tenth alteration of the person I am. Each of us has had different lives, different backgrounds and different families. But there’s always been one constant.
He’s the reason I keep doing this. He’s the reason I spend four years searching. If I’m lucky, I’ll get the trigger and find him quickly and we can spend those four years together before I disappear again. If I’m not, we might get a year, a month or even just a day. Once we got nothing, but that was a choice.
And every time it happens, he patiently waits for me. He says that every time I come back to him, it’s like falling in love with me all over again. I say that every time I come back, I fall even more in love with him than before.
It scares me that one day I won’t be able to find him at all, because when that day comes, I’m not sure I’ll want to keep going. He is my strength, my protector, my one and only constant.
I love him.
He loves me.
But every four years, I lose myself.
And every four years, I have to find him.
This is our story
An intriguing and unconventional romance which is exactly what sets it apart from the rest. Evie and Ben’s story is one that proves that nothing stands in the way of true love. Their journey captivated my heart
Reading Losing Me Finding You was like wrapping myself in a cozy blanket on a winter’s day while drinking a nice, hot cup of chocolate and savoring every last drop.
This is a love story with a little twist in time. It’s a story unlike any other about two people that fatefully find each other against all odds and fall in love, a love that survives and transcends all obstacles. Amazingly written and emotional. I was thoroughly impressed with the unique storyline, compelling writing and engaging characters. This is the kind of story that pulls you in right away and fills you with a sense of wonder and curiosity.
“How do you actually explain to someone that every leap year, when the clock moves from the 28th of February into 29th, you disappear?”
The story is told from Evie’s POV, it begins when she is four years old and she meets the sweetest, most adorable boy ever. Ben Foster, hold on let me take a moment here…sigh. Ok I’m good, lets continue. They quickly become best friends, forming a strong connection to one another that keeps bringing them back together.
“I’ll be here waiting for you,” he says, his eyes never leaving mine. “You just have to come find me, Evie.”
At the start of every chapter you get a date and Evie’s current age which was-I thought- rather clever and different and also necessary for the story-line. Evie is a very special girl, as Ben puts it. She was born on February 29th and every four years at the stroke of midnight-I liked the fairy tale touch-Evie disappears and wakes up in another life, with a different family and with no memories of her previous life or knowledge of how she got there. The only thing Evie knows for sure is that there is a part of her missing, something she needs to find. Like a dream you can’t remember once you wake up. She carries with her a sense of nostalgia and emptiness, that is, until she finds Ben again. Then everything about her previous lives comes crashing back like a tidal wave of memories. He is her trigger and the one person that makes her life complete again.
The story does keep you on the edge of your seat, as you feel the uncertainty of where Evie might end up once her birthday comes around again. The feeling of knowing deep inside your heart that something precious is missing from your life but unable to remember what that is. It was absolutely heartfelt and Ben well, he is the kind of boy that you hope to find in real life. Ever patient and sweet and never ever did his love for Evie faltered.
“Can you do that, though?” I whisper. “Can you really keep waiting for me all the time?” Ben smiles now, his hand reaching out to tuck strands of hair behind behind my ear. “Yeah, Evie, I can do that,” he says kissing me again. “I’d wait forever for you, you know.”
I recently had the pleasure of asking the author- Natalie Ward- a few questions, she explained that she loves to incorporate symbolism in her books and that the fiction aspect of this story represents the hardships and obstacles any relationship endures in real life and I believe it was demonstrated in a very unique concept that keeps the readers intrigued and wanting to know more. I absolutely loved the mystery and sense of urgency you get while reading it, definitely kept me hooked.
I absolutely loved every heart- pumping -minute of this story. I have to admit that I even cried a few times but mostly out of happiness. It’s a book that deserves to be read with a fresh and open mind, so just take a leap of faith and at least read the sample, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
“I have been in love with you since I was six years old, Evie. You are my best friend, the love of my life, and the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”
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