Book Review: Life Lived Twice

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.

Julie's thoughts: **I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.**

WOW! That about sums up this debut novel from Sherrie Wouters. Once I started reading, I could not put the book down…not a good thing when you have to get up early for work the next morning. Be warned! Wait until Friday afternoon or Saturday morning to start this one!!

Ms. Wouters is a fantastic storyteller! This story is so different from anything I have ever read. Maybe it has been done before, but I’ve never come across it. It took me until maybe halfway through the first chapter to really get into the story. I started off thinking I wasn’t going to like it. However, once I got to page 10 or so, when the mysterious LB enters the picture, I was hooked. Who is he? How does Tess have such a connection with him? Yes, this could be labeled as insta-love, but if that isn’t your thing, READ THIS ANYWAY!! It isn’t that kind of insta-love. Besides the sweet, sigh-worthy romance, there is plenty of mystery and suspense. I figured out some of the mysteries easily enough, but some things kept me guessing for a good while. I was kept on the edge of my seat, uh hmm bed, for hours as I devoured page after page.

I’ll admit, one of the things that made me first feel as if I wasn’t going to like this book was the MC, Tess. She is that awkward, immature girl from all of the other books. But, as the story moves on, she does grow a little and become a little more confident in herself. Also, some of her awkwardness and lack of self-confidence is explained later in the story. So, don’t let Tess stop you from finishing the book. The dialogue does feel a bit ‘older’ than the age of the characters at times. Some of this is due to the storyline, but some of it is just written in the wrong voice at times, but I didn’t even care. The story was THAT good.

I HIGHLY recommend this for those who love YA paranormal romance. This is definitely YA; no sex or bad language. This story doesn’t have vampires, shifters, angels, or any of the other typical YA paranormal characters. There is a slight love triangle (which I am not fond of, BTW). But I absolutely loved this story! Overall, I recommend you give this one a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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Lori L. Clark

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