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Lost in Los Angeles
A romantic contemporary novel by J.W. Lynne
Don't miss the extraordinary novel that is leaving readers breathless from a shocking ending they never saw coming. Will you figure out the truth before the final chapter?

Just weeks after eighteen-year-old Erin tragically loses her best friend, she is brutally betrayed by her high school crush. Plagued by crippling panic attacks and disconcerting visions of her dead friend, Erin travels to Los Angeles, searching for a sign that life is still worth living. Shortly after she arrives, she meets Ben, a mysterious man who captures both her curiosity and her heart. As they explore Los Angeles together, Ben reveals shocking secrets of his tragic childhood and helps Erin believe that she can heal from the wounds of her traumatic past. But Ben is hiding one horrible secret. A secret that could destroy her.

LOST IN LOS ANGELES will appeal to readers of IF I STAY and JUST ONE DAY (by Gayle Forman), HOPELESS (by Colleen Hoover), THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (by John Green), 180 SECONDS (by Jessica Park), THIRTEEN REASONS WHY (by Jay Asher), and REASON TO BREATHE (by Rebecca Donovan). LOST IN LOS ANGELES gives us an insider's L.A. travel guide wrapped in a story of healing and hope, with an ending you won't see coming.


"I have read many books and I don't think one has moved me as much as this one did ... My eyes are welling up and my heart aches. I absolutely love this book." -- Elizabeth, The Bookish Way

"A beautiful story about finding the will to live again ... It has definitely won one of the slots for my favorite books." -- Tiffany, Goodreads

"Lynne made me feel like I was right there with Erin, feeling everything she was. Her pain was so real and it broke my heart ... You have to read this book! Trust me ... The ending will blow you away." -- Susan, Goodreads

"I'm an emotional mess right now ... Wow ... This book is a must read. Highly recommended." -- Denise, Goodreads

"A mixture of romance and adventure, loss and healing, this poignant page turner will keep you up late reading." -- Ashley, Goodreads

"I found myself falling in love with Ben and Erin and the city of LA." -- Vanessa, Goodreads

If you love young adult or new adult romantic contemporary novels with a dash of mystery, don't miss this powerful read!

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 Author J.W. Lynne's photos of some of the places that inspired Ben and Erin's adventures in Lost in Los Angeles:
Hollywood Sign Hike

Malibu Creek State Park
Griffith Observatory
Miceli's Restaurant 

An excerpt from Lost in Los Angeles

Ben pulls himself out of the hot tub and sits on the edge. His chest is rippled with perfect muscles, like a model's, but his skin is marked all over with scars. So many of them. Violating his beautiful body. The scars of his childhood. They hurt me as if they are my own. I feel like there's something I need to do. Not just for me, but for both of us.

"May I hug you?" I ask Ben.

His shoulders tense. "Now?" he asks.

"Is that okay?"

He inhales uncomfortably. "I don't think it's a good idea, Erin."

"Please." I look into his eyes, desperate. "I need to do this."

Ben holds my gaze for a long time, then he exhales and says, "Do whatever you need to do."

Maybe I'm not ready for this or maybe I am. I don't care. I swim across the hot tub and climb up onto the seat. I stand in front of Ben, afraid to touch him, afraid of how it will feel. My heart races. My breaths quicken. My body trembles. All I can think about is fear. I HATE that fear.

I need to do this now, even if it kills me.

I close my eyes and wrap my arms around Ben as tightly as I can. He wraps his arms around me just as tightly. I feel our hearts pounding. I feel our chests rise and fall. I feel the heat radiating from his skin to mine.

I stay there in Ben's arms. Until I stop trembling.


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