How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Harlequin UK
One girl could change four lives forever…Mysterious Leila, who is on the road trip of a lifetime, has a habit of crashing into people’s worlds at the moment they need someone the most. There’s Hudson, who is willing to throw away his dreams for love. And Bree, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday-and a few stolen goods along the way. Elliot who believes in happy endings…until his own goes off-script. And Sonia who worries that she’s lost her ability to love. Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. But Leila’s trip could help her discover something bigger – that sometimes, the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way…
I was a bit nervous about starting Let’s Get Lost because I had heard so many mixed things about the book. Some of my blogger friends loved it, others couldn’t finish it and I wasn’t sure where I was going to stand. So now that I’ve finished it, where do I stand? Right slap bang in the middle. I could see why people didn’t enjoy it, but I could also see why people did like it! For me, it felt like Let’s Get Lost was a collection of short stories with one character that linked. My main problem with Let’s Get Lost was how contrived it was.
Let’s Get Lost is a road trip story. It includes several characters who are all running from something. As I mentioned there are short stories within the story. All of them have Leila in, but it’s not until Leila’s chapter that we find out what Leila’s problems are.
I felt like Let’s Get Lost was very mismatched. I couldn’t really connect with the characters. I felt sorry for them, sure, but I didn’t really invest in their tales. Each of their stories were too short to really find care about them.
The story felt too unrealistic. It definitely made me roll my eyes! The characters also make some really bad decisions quickly without really thinking it through. Especially Hudson. It may have been the right decision for him, but it didn’t feel like a well thought out decision. I also couldn’t believe that a young girl would let random people into her car. Really?
I didn’t give up on it though, so there was something about Let’s Get Lost that kept me reading. I liked Leila and wanted to know what the mystery was surrounding her. I also thought the writing was incredibly readable. It didn’t take me long to read at all.
I feel like most people are going to love or hate this book. Let me know what you think, if you’ve read it!
Would I recommend it?:
This is a book that I can’t actually rate. I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it. It’s somewhere between a two and three star read for me. A lot of the story feels contrived and I imagine that could be very frustrating to read for some!
This book is perfect for those that love quick, eccentric, road trip stories. Be warned though, it does feel contrived!