Title: Lost in Me, Found in You
Author: Ivy Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance/BDSM
Rating: 3 stars
Lost in Me, Found in You is about two best friends who each have struggles in their lives and how these struggles impact their lives as a whole. This is my second book by Ivy Love and it explores the dynamics of friendship. To me, this book was captivating and loved the plot of the story. I was truly intrigued by the story.
Isabelle has been married for 8 years and her husband has been abusive both physically and mentally. Her best friend Liz speculates that Izzy is not alright so she asks her to accompany her to a BDSM club where she is about to have her first sexual encounter with Ryker, her Dom. Izzy is left alone but soon he attracts two men, Anthony and Matt who are drawn to her. This story was interesting in a way. My eyes were drawn to the story and I wanted to find out more. The plot was mesmerizing but I found myself confused by the events of the story. The plot was a well thought out plot and I do love stories that have BDSM but I felt the book was lacking in balance. I felt that the book was too rushed and thus leaving me with so many questions. I felt the book had too many different stories. It was so engrossing and I did love certain parts of the story but if it was well developed, the book would have been great read instead of an okay read.
I loved all the characters. I also loved that there were multiple POVs from different characters although I felt it was it was too busy. I would have loved to have more background of characters. Get to know more about their story. The story was centered on Isabelle and Liz and both these characters truly had a story that spoke to me. Both have through a lot but I think its their strength that truly was a highlight in this book. In the next book, I would love to know more about every single character if the author includes their POVs.
Overall, this book was ok. There were parts that blew my mind and they were parts that I felt needed more structure but I commend the author for writing a book with a clear distinctive message. I am intrigued to find out what happens next.