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In this second book of the City Love trilogy by bestselling author Susane Colasanti, three girls share a Manhattan apartment the summer before college begins. Lost in Love captures the essence of summer love, self-discovery, and sisterhood, a perfect fit for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Jennifer E. Smith.Sadie was convinced that Austin was her soul mate, but afterIn this second book of the City Love trilogy by bestselling author Susane Colasanti, three girls share a Manhattan apartment the summer before college begins. Lost in Love captures the essence of summer love, self-discovery, and sisterhood, a perfect fit for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Jennifer E. Smith.Sadie was convinced that Austin was her soul mate, but after discovering his secret she wonders if she even knows him at all. Darcy was all about fun boy adventures with no strings attached . . . until her ex moves to New York City to win her back. Things are getting serious with Rosanna and her boyfriend, but will she be able to break free of her past and let him in? With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, this is the summer that will change their lives forever.Told from alternating points of view, Lost in Love weaves a story of first love, first heartbreak, and everything in between....

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ISBN : 9780062307736
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Lost in Love Reviews

  • Sarah
    2018-12-12 03:55

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“Everyone deserves to find true love. Everyone deserves to love someone the way I loved Austin.”This was a YA contemporary romance story, which was once again about the love lives of the three main characters Darcy, Sadie and Rosanna.Darcy was surprised in this book at the arrival of her ex-boyfriend Logan, and they struck up a bit of a new relationship. “Logan was my heart. Could he be again?”Sadie was trying to get over Austin after finding out that he was married, only to be thrown another curve-ball, and Rosanna was going on holiday with D.“We are going to South Beach together. D could not be a sweeter, more generous person.”The storyline in this followed each of the three girl’s love-lives, and we did seem to get a bit more action in this book than the previous book, and we also got a couple of twists thrown in. I think Rosanna was the one I felt most sorry for though, with the arrival of a girl called Addison and her agenda.“You destroyed his entire life.”The ending to this once again felt like the story just stopped, so hopefully the last book in the series will have a more concrete ending.“Real-life endings suck.”6 out of 10

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    2018-11-19 19:49

    3.5 StarsReview to come!

  • Peach
    2018-12-12 21:56

    I don't know why I bother.I abhorredCity Love. I'm sure Susane Colasanti is a great author, but she just doesn't appeal to me. I went intoLost in Love, hoping for something different and received not.Darcy, Rosanna, and Sadie have all been hit with curveballs. Quite literally. Rosanna is still dating the luscious D. No pun intended, I assure you. But after his high school friend returns to town, needing help, D suddenly has no time for her. Sadie is still dealing with the aftermath of Austin's revelation, and Darcy has rekindled her old romance with her old boyfriend, Logan, in the next twenty seconds.Austin was revealed to be married, which is confusing. So he basically cheated on his wife with Sadie and had no problem doing so. Like, he knew how to cheat. (i.e. "Oh, I convinced my wife to take a trip to her mother's house.") I haven't readCity Love since my review, but aren't all of them eighteen/nineteen-year olds?D (His name is Donovan. I can't take that nickname serious.) is still the same angel from the last book. He offers to pay for everything and Rosanna, who prides herself on being poor, tries to refuse his every offer. Unrealistic fiction. He tries to help a good friend, who Rosanna insults for her blonde hair and short dress.Logan and Darcy get together in two seconds flat. He dumped her, prior to the series, and she became all pissy. I wasn't allured by their relationship. There's a moment where Darcy cooks "something 30% edible" and Logan is hesitant to eat it, and Darcy gets all emotional and the other girls get all defensive. Like, I wouldn't eat it either. Chill. I was glad to see the girls hang out more. In the last book, they barely interacted. One of the prime, continuous problems I've had this book is the college aspect. They are never seen going to class. How are you living in a dorm, then? One of them complains about her art history professor, but that's it. And they're seen going to a bar. The legal drinking age in NYC is 21. Mind. You.I think I'll continue this series because it's becoming a guilty pleasure of mine. Also: there's one more book.So.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-01 02:57

    3.5 stars!I jointly reviewed this with my co-blogger, Becca!THE STORY: Lisa: City Love ended with quite a open-ending feeling. Becca and I were really looking forward to seeing what happened next for this group of girls. Lost in Love picks up exactly where City Love leaves off. And if you've read City Love, then you know it left off with allllll kinds of drama in that Manhattan apartment!! This group of girls experienced love in the city, as they had desired... but that love was filled with more drama than you'd see on the big screen! Relationships aren't easy, especially when you're trying to find yourself in the process. No parents, no rules, and the entire city of New York to spend your summer in = an entertaining beach read win!Becca: Very well said Lisa! After all of the drama in City Love, I was very eager to pick up Lost in Love and see where the adventures in NYC took these girls next. In case you haven't read City Love yet, I will share that both books are told from the 3 POVs of our 3 main characters Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna. Each is sharing the story of their Summer in the City before their freshman year of college. There are lots of ups and downs, lots of romantic happenings and also a story of finding true friendships :)  THE CHARACTERS: Becca: Since each girls is telling their own story, we get to know each of them very well. In City Love I saw them each in a certain way Rosanna the pessimistic, worrier, Sadie the happy, optimistic one and Darcy the fun loving free spirit. In Lost in Love, we really see other sides of each girl and I loved that! We see Darcy's vulnerable side, Sadie's darker side and Rosanna's fighting spirit (just a little but it is emerging). I really liked getting to know each girl better and I thought that Susanne Colasanti did an awesome job developing each of them even more. I liked how there was a bit less focus on the guys in their lives in this one (although that is a part of the story too), and more focus on each girl and how they interacted with one another. I have to say that Sadie is my favorite! Rosanna and Darcy have some flaws that had me eye rolling at times, but in truth, their differences is what makes this group of girls and their friendship really work :)Lisa: I totally agree with Becca. Compared to City Love, this story focused much more on the girls and their growth, rather than simply the romances. I don't know that I could pick a favorite girl... I honestly loved them all!! Even Darcy, which is saying a lot. ;) They all did things that made me want to slap them... but what teenager doesn't?! I'm really pleased with how realistic and relatable this story turned out to be. TO SUM UP: Lisa: Any issues I had with City Love seemed to be sucessfully quashed with Lost in Love. City Love left me wanting more... a LOT more, and luckily, Lost in Love gave that to me! I felt we got a much deeper story into these three friends and their lives, and I really appreciated that. This story was quite character-driven, which is always a plus for me. Overall, this was a cute, fun, entertaining read that's perfect for a day at the beach. You'll definitely need to read the first book though, or you'll miss wayyyyyy too much. So grab a copy of City Love, sit back, and soak up those rays while taking in the summer before college with these three strangers-turned-friends!Becca: My favorite part of this book was the Summer descriptions of NYC. I truly felt as if I was there and experiencing the sounds, the smells and ALL of the sights! I almost wanted to take notes on places to visit next time I go! It was truly magical!I was quite surprised that this book had a very open ending and that there will be a third (and I believe final) book in the series. I will definitely be picking that one up because I need to see how the story ends for each girl in their relationships and their friendship :)As Lisa said this was such a great Summer read! So light and breezy and fun! I really recommend it as a perfect beach read! The first one as well if you haven't read that yet!  (Thanks to HarperTeen for the review copy!)Find this review and others like it at Lost in Literature!

  • Emma
    2018-11-27 20:01

    *Lost in Love is the second book in Colasanti's City Love trilogy which begins with City Love. This review contains major spoilers for the first book.*Sadie thought Austin was her soulmate and that her summer before college was going to be filled with the epic love she'd always dreamed of. When Sadie finds out that Austin has been lying to her, she isn't sure how to reconcile her dream guy with the flawed one trying so hard to make amends and win her back.Darcy planned to spend her first summer in New York City exploring and having lots of drama-free boy adventures. Summer Fun Darcy is just getting the hang of things when Darcy's ex shows up in New York to win her back. One grand gesture can say a lot. But can one flight really make up for weeks of heartbreak?Rosanna never expected to find love when she moved to New York for college--especially not with an amazing guy who is wealthy like D. Now that things are getting serious with D, Rosanna has to decide how much she's willing to reveal about her past before they move forward.After a month together in the city they all love Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna know they're lucky to have found each other as roommates and friends. They'll need each other more than ever as they try to figure out what comes next in Lost in Love (2016) by Susane Colasanti.Lost in Love is the second book in Colasanti's City Love trilogy which begins with City Love.Each girl is at a crossroad in Lost in Love and forced to make some hard decisions about who they want to be (and sometimes who they want to be with) as the series moves forward.Still reeling from news about Austin's secret marriage, Sadie has to pull herself together after their breakup and her subsequent depression. Sadie is honest with herself and readers about how hard it is to move forward and she is willing to put in the work to get to her next, best self--no easy feat with Austin badgering her for a second chance.Darcy thought she had put heartbreak behind her but she doesn't quite know what it means when her ex-boyfriend flies all the way to New York to try and win her back. This plot thread takes an interesting turn and adds a bit of mystery to the story as Darcy and readers try to figure out if there are ulterior motives at play.Rosanna, meanwhile, is trying to reconcile her dwindling funds in New York with the lavish lifestyle her boyfriend has to offer. Still haunted by her past in Chicago, Rosanna is suspicious of anyone offering her genuine friendship (or something more) when she still feels so broken. Most of Rosanna's arc focuses on her struggles with honesty and balancing who she is with who she wants to become in her new home. While the decision again leaves some things uncertain for book three, her final resolution here is empowering.Colasanti delivers another fast-paced, summery diversion with New York City as a vibrant backdrop in this story that alternates third person point of view between Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna. With romance, adventure and a lot of self-discovery, Lost in Love is another excellent City Love installment that will leave fans satisfied but eager for the conclusion of this contemporary trilogy.Possible Pairings:The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti, How to Love by Katie Cotugno, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg, Just One Day by Gayle Forman, Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham, Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu, Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson, What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, Golden by Jessi Kirby, Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson, The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales, Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando*An advance copy of this title was provided by the publisher for review consideration*You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print

  • Jenia
    2018-11-22 23:17

    In this second book of the City Love trilogy by bestselling author Susane Colasanti, three girls share a Manhattan apartment the summer before college begins. Lost in Love captures the essence of summer love, self-discovery, and sisterhood, a perfect fit for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Jennifer E. Smith.Sadie was convinced that Austin was her soul mate, but after discovering his secret she wonders if she even knows him at all. Darcy was all about fun boy adventures with no strings attached . . . until her ex moves to New York City to win her back. Things are getting serious with Rosanna and her boyfriend, but will she be able to break free of her past and let him in? With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, this is the summer that will change their lives forever. I loved this book, I loved the characters, the story. I had readCITY LOVEback in 2015 and re-read it before startingLOST IN LOVEand like with most of her books, I fell in love all over again.SUSANE COLASANTIalways finds a way to make you imagine as if you are part of story. In this case, I felt I was there along with all of girls, Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna. I have been wondering what happened to all of the since I finishedCITY LOVEand now that I have finishedLOST IN LOVEI need to see how it all ends. I love all of Susanne’s books I read so far, butCity Lovehas been one of my favorites. Honestly, I don’t want it to come to end because I don’t want to say goodbye to the characters that I adore. Besides it takes place in New York, and I been there few times and I love it, and after reading it, I want to go back and visit it again.SUSANE COLASANTIhas the astonishing descriptions of the city, I can see it while I read it. I sense like I learned more about New York after reading the book. I couldn’t get enough of it and I know if it wasn’t for my job, I would read it in one day. I spent nights and my lunch break reading it, and once my break was over I had force myself to put it down. I could tell that Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna had a special bond, an instant friendship when I readCITY LOVE . What the three of them had, was a true meaning of friendship.LOST IN LOVEThere seemed to be more tension between Rosanna and Darcy and understand why, because Darcy is one person that has to worry about money due to fact that her father paying for everything, while Rosanna can barely afford groceries. I also think it was due fact that Rosanna is under a lot of stress, there is only so much that one person can handle. I just hope that it won’t affect their friendship, I hope they can resolve that issue between the two of them. I love all the girls, but Sadie she reminds me a lot of myself in a way. I have always been one of those people who like to make everyone happy, if they have something they want to talk about, I am there to listen and help in any way I can. I love helping others. The warm Fuzy that Sadie did for random people, it had me smiling, I received one of those in past from co-worker and it’s the best feeling in the world. I done few of those myself as well. How can you not love a person like that? I think that D and Jude were my favorites from guys, though I kind of like Danny too. I kind of like Austin, but he lied to Sadie, he hurt her. I could see that he truly cared about her, I am just not too sure about him yet. I don’t want Sadie to get hurt again. Logan, don’t get me started there, I had a bad feeling about him from moment he showed up in New York, claiming that he made a mistake. Despite my thoughts about him, I did not think that he would go that low as attempt to steal the money from here. I am kind of eager to see what Darcy has in store for him. Even before she found out, I did not get vibe, that connection between her and Logan that she had with Jude, I was hoping that she would end up with him. I am still rooting for two of them, and I am hoping maybe she can win him back in the next book. D, despite how things were bit off between him and Rosanna and him in this book, I could tell how much he loves her, I am glad that she finally let him in, despite how hard it was for her. I can’t even imagine going through what she gone through. In my eyes, she’s strong.SUSANE COLASANTIis one of my favorite writers, and one of those authors that inspires me, to keep on writing. Every time I read her book, I am inspired to work on a book I am writing which I hope to finish soon. I have never met her, but hope to some day but talked her few times, she is a sweetheart. I am so happy I discovered her books. I wish I could give her books more than five stars, it deserves so much more. I can’t wait to pick upFOREVER IN LOVEwhich I got from library and see what’s in store for Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna next and how their stories will end. Another beautifully written novel.

  • kari
    2018-12-10 20:51

    This is my final line from my review of the first book in this series: "I guess I'll read it with hope that it will get better."Sadly, it doesn't.When I got almost to the end of this book, I thought at least two of the characters need some serious therapy. I don't say that lightly. Theses girls seem to have major issues that need to be dealt with.And they all create their own drama which is something I have developed a real aversion to in books. And it isn't a complete story, again. I know, I shouldn't have expected anything else, but come on. These series done this way are just too much. WRITE A COMPLETE STORY! Yes, there can be an overall arc and the desire to know more about these characters, but for gosh sakes, write one complete story within the covers of each book.This is another author who I've read many of her books and mostly enjoyed them. Sadly, that has ended entirely with this series. I don't understand how these things get published this way. Oh, wait, yes, I do. For the money. :-(

  • Elyse Rosen
    2018-12-08 21:57

    I'd probably give this book 3-3.5 stars...it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great...I feel like this happened with City Love too. It bothers me that I don't feel a total connection with any of these characters. There are portions that I enjoy and that I want more of, but only portions. I feel like the characters, dialogue, and situations are so unrealistic. It just feels really stilted and awkward.Towards the middle to the end I just kind of wanted to finish it and move forward. BUT the end was good - and interesting. I feel like the end is definitely where it picks up a bit more, starts to get more interesting (for lack of a better word) and I get into it.Like I said, there are parts that I like - somewhat, throughout. But overall, it was just kind of eh. Not too relatable. I am interested to read the conclusion, though! Now to look up info about that!

  • Lucie Paris
    2018-11-26 03:11

    Haven't read the first opus but it was not hard to get into the book or to understand the story. If it's well written and the three girls very different, I'm sorry to confess it hasn't touched me. I've read their struggles and it's really well told.It's just that I felt no connexion or emotions pulling me into these heroines.As the author picture three very lovely women, I hope you will have more chance than me to bond with them as the story is not bad at all.Luciehttp://newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr...

  • Laura's Book Addiction
    2018-12-08 19:57

    "People aren't perfect. Neither is love. Soul mates aren't always people you can, or even should, be with." Can the whole book just be about Rosanna??? She's my favourite out of the three girls and I enjoy her PoV so much more. That being said I still found myself enjoying Sadie & Darcy's chapters. I'm not going to lie, if Darcy doesn't end up with Jude I'll cry. Now Sadie and Austin, I'm not sure I'd forgive him so who knows if she will?? Book three now please!!

  • Kristel
    2018-12-14 23:03

    I don't know why I read this book after being disappointed in the first one. Lost in Love is worse than City Love. It feels rushed and the writing is sloppy. All three girls feel like stereotyped versions of people. Like Kirkus said, this book is superficial.

  • Brianna
    2018-11-27 20:49

    AMAZINGGGGG so cliffhangerish Susane I love this book!!!!

  • Aylea
    2018-12-16 01:15

    Picking up where the first book left off, Darcy, Sadie, and Rosanna are still in the middle of a life changing summer discovering themselves, love, and how to deal with life's challenges. Darcy's ex-boyfriend Logan arrives and she works to figure out where she stands with him. Sadie tries to get over Austin after finding out that he is married, but he keeps turning up in her life and trying to convince her to give him another chance. Meanwhile, Rosanna is going on vacation with D, struggling with finances, and trying to discover why a girl named Addison is trying to do as much damage in her life as possible. Each girl has to balance looking for love and a new adult life in New York.The lives and various challenges of the girls weave together well, and the reader will root for all of them to succeed even though they are all different and working on discovering how to handle different parts of their lives. The ending of the book again feels very sudden, but the last book of the series will hopefully have more of a conclusion for fans of the series. The differences in what the girls have to handle keep the book interesting, and the characters have a lot of variety. While the book isn't stunning and doesn't have a lot going on in it other than boy drama, it's enjoyable and many readers will likely look forward to the ending of the series to see what happens to Darcy, Rosanna, Sadie, and the guys they interact with.

  • Austin Taylor
    2018-11-19 20:13

    Susane Colasanti’s, Lost in Love, book two of the City Love trilogy, is an emotional love story of three girls and their lives in New York City together. The book is formatted so that every chapter is a different girl's perspective on what is going on at that moment. Colasanti show the reader how Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna learn to live with each other and also learn to live with the struggles of love. I enjoy the plot quite a lot because there is always a new conflict. Since we are following three different girls, you would think that this could get confusing. However, Colasanti makes it easy to keep up with because everything that happens in the story ties in with the overall idea. The author writes the book in a way that a normal teenage/college girl would speak. Yet, she always uses very strong words like “epiphany” and “impulsive”. Words like these make the story more interesting a show how a character thinks. I would recommend this book to teenage girls who enjoy chic-lits but might not love to read. Speaking as someone who does not adore reading, this series is making me appreciate it way more. I would not have someone younger than high school read this because it does contain some inappropriate language and behavior. I would rate this book at five stars. I will definitely be reading it again.

  • Erika
    2018-11-26 22:08

    I always feel like I have to defend myself when I read Susane Colasanti. If I had written this book, I would not be proud of it. The writing isn't smart, the characters are flat, and there's some serious shaming going on. But I continue to read her books because she writes about New York City the way I see New York City--as a magical, vibrant city with infinite possibility. The City Love trilogy is a love letter to New York, and I live for the places she takes her characters. These pages are full of New York gems, from parks and monuments to streets and restaurants. I bookmarked a few places on Yelp while reading. Susane Colasanti feeds my city love. If you love New York City, romance, and the idea that anything is possible, you should give this series a try (but only if you can tolerate a lot of junk/pointlessness).

  • Angel N.
    2018-11-26 20:49

    Lost in love is a great 2nd book to City Love. It continues the point of views of the characters which is a huge factor to the series. Throughout the book, it kind of leaves you on edge wanting read more and figure out what happens next to each character. I personally love the idea of the characters going through good and bad times throughout a regular relationships, and not sharing false things about being in a relationship or giving the reader high hopes. This book is just as good as the first.

  • Sophia Gomez
    2018-12-15 03:05

    This book is about three girls who share an apartment in Manhattan, Rosanna, Sadie, and Darcy. Rosanna has a boyfriend and Sadie thinks she has found her love and then there is darcy who is all about fun. These girls through out the book struggle with their relationships. Personally I don't like to read romance novels, but i liked this book. This book was good but not the best I have read. I really would recommend this book if you need something to read.

  • Claudia
    2018-12-02 21:02

    So after my last review of this trilogy, I'm not sure what there is left to say! Again it was a great book, high-page-turner. I do think there was less magic, less love, even though that was the point of this particular book. I guess I was just expecting a teensy bit more... I think Colasanti did a good job of making the reader feel everything that was going on, and that's quite a challenge considering there are 3 perspectives in this book. I'm excited to see what the final book brings!

  • Saleena Davidson
    2018-12-10 21:51

    This is the sequel to City Love (which I must admit, I didn't read). However, it's a pretty straighforward romantic novel with three different leads and three different love life issues. Everything is happening over the summer before the girls start college, and so some situations, younger readers won't identify with...but for the most party, it's an interesting and emotional journey for the main characters with a cliffhanger ending for the next book.

  • Yasmin
    2018-12-05 21:09

    It was rlly good! Although it ended with a huge cliff hanger and I HATE LOGAAAANN! And With Sadie she finally starts talking with Austin, Although we have no Idea wether or not she is going to get back with him or not so Now I rllyyyy want to read the next story!! And Then Poor Rosanna... “Nasty Girl” Addison is tortouring her And She does not deserve that.

  • Katelyn
    2018-12-09 01:56

    I appreciated this book because it had a lot more character development. I was annoyed with Sadie and her instalove in Book 1, but appreciated that we got to see more of her and less of 😍😍😍 in this book. Will read Book 3 simply because this story has become a good summer guilty pleasure read

  • Kelsey van Dillen
    2018-11-18 22:56

    Dit tweede deel had wel iets meer schandaal dan het eerste deel, toch voelt het nog steeds heel erg als 3 aparte verhalen en gebeurt er weinig door het boek heen

  • Daniela Bernaldo
    2018-11-17 21:00

    I'm getting suuuuuper frustated! I need to know how it ends ASAP

  • Sofia Barba
    2018-11-19 21:05

    I can't wait for the 3rd book.

  • Estelle
    2018-11-20 20:13

    This series is so great. I can't wait for the third book. More soon.

  • Patty
    2018-12-06 02:54

    So gooooood. Ugh. Next book plz

  • Novelista Blogs
    2018-12-05 23:10

    If you have not picked up the first book in the trilogy City Love, then you are missing out!! (I highly suggest you run to the nearest bookstore and pick it up before reading ahead) I have always been a huge fan of Susane and this book reminds why. The writing flows so well you get lost in the book and you find yourself in New York with Rosanna, Sadie and Darcy. Much like the first book in this trilogy, I could not put it down once I got started. I wanted to find out what happened and what was going to happen next. Three very different girls in one huge city...you know its going to be good!We pick up right where we left off with Rosanna and her relationship with D. I think that her past really holds her back and its a very good reason. But I do think that Rosanna needs to open up more with D and really tell him how she feels. D also needs to give Rosanna a break and understand that she feels like the jealous girlfriend for a reason. Now I'm not one to go and spoil a book, especially if you haven't read the first one and are already lost, but D seriously needs to prioritize and realize that Rosanna is a great girl that would keep him grounded and she is actually trying to open up to him by the end of the book.Darcy has her ex back...oh great. I got a weird vibe from Logan the second he showed up. I knew he was going to be doing some sketch but Susane totally blew it out the park with that plot (Seriously, read the book!) because that caught me completely off guard! Logan needs to be gone but I want Darcy to get sweet, sweet revenge. I can't wait to see how that is going to play out. I think Darcy could use a little tough love and I'm kinda glad Rosanna gives it to her because Darcy is in major need of it. She needs to realize that she can't just go around fixing things (or people's lives) with money and I hope Rosanna is able to open up to Darcy and Sadie about her past so that maybe Darcy can learn a bit more about compassion.I felt so bad for Sadie. I literally wanted to crawl into the book and give her a hug. Austin was an ass (excuse the language) and I don't really think he deserves a second chance because he cheated on his wife. Whats to stop him from doing it again? Sadie deserves so much better and I actually wanted to see more of Danny and see if a relationship blossomed with Sadie. Her optimism is so contagious, even if she is fictional. It is so refreshing having someone like her because she radiates positivity even if is she struggling with some of her own demons. I hope that Austin sees her as we, the readers, do and he realizes that she deserves the best he has to offer. Is it too early to begin a countdown for the third book? I want to know how Susane is going to tie up all the loose ends and to see where each of these girls end up. I think the girls really developed a bit more this time around because you can see where they each grew and how they tried new things even if it is just a summer version of themselves. I may have to start a countdown after all. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Read the rest of the review on my blog

  • Cassidy
    2018-12-01 20:56

    Lost in Love is an improvement over the first book, City Love, which is understandable considering that the second title in any trilogy is usually where the most conflict lies. All three girls face something unexpected and challenging, whether it's Sadie's heartbreak over Austin concealing his marriage, Rosanna's attempts to deal with D's too-close female friend, or a betrayal catching Darcy off guard, just when she'd started to let go of some cynicism.Rosanna points out, "D is treating me to the best restaurants and venues on the nights I see him, but I'm eating bagels for dinner and collecting coupons on the nights I don't?" A central theme throughout the novel is the gap between the life you have and the life you hope to have.Rosanna on her feelings about D's attractive female friend: "It doesn't feel like that's all. It feels like she was there first and she wanted me to know it. Like there's something more between them. She managed to make me feel totally insecure in less than a minute. And now I have to accept that my boyfriend is hanging out with her." Colasanti does a good job of capturing what it's like to be caught between a rock and a hard place, accepting what your gut is telling you while trying not to be branded with a "paranoid" or "crazy" girlfriend stereotype. Some of the most thought-provoking lines from Lost in Love: * "Sometimes to start feeling like yourself again, you just have to remember who you are." * "Guys use excuses like that all the time to justify being cowards. Like when a guy says he's going to call and then he doesn't? He just wants to make an easy escape without admitting that he's never going to call. Guys don't want heavy confrontations with girls they're not into. They don't want to deal with the repercussions of admitting the truth." * "I didn't let being afraid prevent me from taking action." * "People can be soul mates and still screw it up. People can be oblivious to their issues or have no interest in working them out. People can lie and cheat and deceive. When you find true love, it doesn't always look the way you thought it would."When it comes to the latter, the idea that a person can still be worthwhile and valuable in a relationship, despite their flaws, regrets, or past mistakes, is something I don't hear mentioned enough. It's much easier to see things in black and white - the "villain," the "victim," the "good person," the "bad person," etc. - while failing to notice that creating these pat stereotypes blocks one from seeing the *person* behind them, with all their fears, insecurities, motives, pain, thought processes, and complexities. It will be interesting to see how things play out in the final novel of the trilogy.

  • Asheley
    2018-11-21 20:11

    After finishing City Love with its !!!! ending, I couldn't wait to dive into this book. I read it from start to finish, in one sitting. Lost In Love picks up only a couple of days after the end of the first book and takes place over another few weeks during the same summer. -Austin's massive secret has perilously threatened his relationship with Sadie, and Sadie is reeling from this. -Darcy's summer of fun has been completely upended because her ex-boyfriend Logan secretly flew in from California to profess his regret over breaking up with her just as she was beginning to fall for Jude (which was totally not in her Summer Fun Darcy plans)-Rosanna's plan to reinvent herself and shed the baggage from her past is proving difficult because her past has followed her to New York plus even though she has tried not to, she can't help but fall for the impossibly wealthy Donovan, even though wealth is something that she is morally opposed toThe girls all reacted so strongly to what was going on around them and to them that it kept me super-interested in the story as it unfolded. I rolled my eyes, I smiled, I gasped, and I shook my head at different places in the story and I enjoyed it all so much; all of this made the story better, I think. I FELT INVESTED in these things that were happening.I couldn't put this book down. I wanted good things for these girls and when the ending came - BOOM, another shocker of an ending! I loved it, though. I'm so excited to see what happens with the next installment. I only wish I didn't have to wait so long for it!Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna have a great friendship. I love their loyalty. These girls love romance, but they aren't letting the boys come first. There is some stress happening in their individual lives, but these girls have resolved to be friends. There may be a moment or two when stress gives way to lashing out for a moment, but these girls are solid and I hope they remain loyal to one another and understanding of one another throughout this series. I have high hopes for them! I LOVE what this author has done with these girls so far in terms of friendships/roommates at this place in life. LOVE. When I was at this place in my life, I felt emotions that were all over the place (I still do). ALSO! The setting in this series is a character on its own. It's so hard not to hop a plane and just go there. In summary: Great summer reading, great reading about friendships, college, summer romance.

  • Becca
    2018-11-20 22:00

    This was done as a buddy review with my co-blogger Lisa at Lost in Lit3.5 Stars!!** This review is spoiler-free for Lost in Love, but may contain spoilers for book one in this series, City Love. **THE STORY:Lisa: City Love ended with quite a open-ending feeling. Becca and I were really looking forward to seeing what happened next for this group of girls. Lost in Love picks up exactly where City Love leaves off. And if you’ve read City Love, then you know it left off with allllll kinds of drama in that Manhattan apartment!! This group of girls experienced love in the city, as they had desired… but that love was filled with more drama than you’d see on the big screen! Relationships aren’t easy, especially when you’re trying to find yourself in the process. No parents, no rules, and the entire city of New York to spend your summer in = an entertaining beach read win!Becca: Very well said Lisa! After all of the drama in City Love, I was very eager to pick up Lost in Love and see where the adventures in NYC took these girls next. In case you haven’t read City Love yet, I will share that both books are told from the 3 POVs of our 3 main characters Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna. Each is sharing the story of their Summer in the City before their freshman year of college. There are lots of ups and downs, lots of romantic happenings and also a story of finding true friendships :) THE CHARACTERS:Becca: Since each girls is telling their own story, we get to know each of them very well. In City Love I saw them each in a certain way Rosanna the pessimistic, worrier, Sadie the happy, optimistic one and Darcy the fun loving free spirit. In Lost in Love, we really see other sides of each girl and I loved that! We see Darcy’s vulnerable side, Sadie’s darker side and Rosanna’s fighting spirit (just a little but it is emerging). I really liked getting to know each girl better and I thought that Susanne Colasanti did an awesome job developing each of them even more. I liked how there was a bit less focus on the guys in their lives in this one (although that is a part of the story too), and more focus on each girl and how they interacted with one another. I have to say that Sadie is my favorite! Rosanna and Darcy have some flaws that had me eye rolling at times, but in truth, their differences is what makes this group of girls and their friendship really work