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Lost to You

(Regret #0.5)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  14,941 ratings  ·  963 reviews
The New York Times Bestselling Romance

People come into our lives. Some stay, and many go. Some build us up, while most tear us down. They become our friends, our enemies, our lovers, our tormentors. Christian Davison came into mine, and I knew I’d never be the same.

To Elizabeth Ayers, New York City had always been a dream. She’s worked her entire young life to make it here
ebook, 1st Edition, 166 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishiing
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★★★★! Lost To You, book 0.5 of 2. College freshmen & study partners fight their attraction!

“The man would own me with one passing touch, and I was certain that’s exactly what it would be. Passing.”

Books in series should be read in order:
Part 0.5: Lost To You
Book 1: Take This Regret
Book 2: If Forever Comes

Lost To Your (part 0.5) is about Columbia University freshmen Christian Davison and Elizabeth Ayers who meet after being paired as American Government study part
Aestas Book Blog
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

*happy sigh* I loved this!! Absolutely fantastic!

I have to say that between this beautiful novella and the heart-wrenching yet uplifting novel “Take This Regret“, Christian and Elizabeth’s journey remains one of my all-time favorites love stories.

This book is the prequel story to Take This Regret that tells the story of Christian and Elizabeth meeting and falling in love with each other.

Overall, its the story of young love, a mistake, a regret, and a second chanc
A.L. Jackson
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: one-of-mine
Hope everyone enjoys the journey into Christian and Elizabeth's past. It was so awesome getting back into their heads and seeing where it all started.
Molly McAdams
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh Lord! Amazing doesn't begin to cover it. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Passionate...that's a little more like it.

Lost To You is an incredible look into the beginnings of Christian and Elizabeth, I'd been so excited to know how they began, but I hadn't been expecting this story A.L. Jackson had for us.

I fell in love with Christian all over again, but in a completely different way. I loved his younger, arrogant self, the way he cherished his friendship with Elizabeth, and the way he came to the cr
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing


Sigh...YES she did it again, A.L Jackson made me cry!! This is the prequel to Take this Regret and I swear I cried while reading the prequel :/ I mean seriously WHO cries/bawls while reading a happy, fall in love prequel??!! This girl I’m constantly in awe of AL’s writing. She has such a beautiful and eloquent way of making you feel every emotion and thought going through her characters heads. Her us
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Kyle
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic & Beautiful ~
A Must Read for Fans of Take This Regret!!!

Lost To You is the prequel to A.L. Jackson’s book Take This Regret. In my opinion, if you haven’t read Take This Regret yet, read this prequel first. This was one of the best if not best novella/prequel that I have read to date. I just loved how A.L. Jackson told the story of Christian and Elizabeth’s journey through friendship into a true modern day love story.

****I wish I could have read this book first, it made Take This Regre
Nicole Couselo
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Where is the story? The author kept going on and on about Elizabeth's and Christians feelings for each other but there was no drama. Even when he left her or when his father ousted her and when they get together. I don't get how everyone raves about this book. It lacked any pull of emotion from me. I want to feel they struggle but it wasn't there.
Brina (Brina and the Books)
4 Stars

As 2018 was getting to a close, I still needed one book to finish my reading challenge. A short book was what I needed. Luckily I found this short novella sitting and waiting ready to be read on my kindle.
No offense to the book or the author, A. L. Jackson, but I didn’t expect much of it. I just wanted to finish my reading challenge.

I was honestly surprised at how great Lost To You actually was! There were so many feels, so many emotions, and so much love. Elizabeth and Christian’s story
Nadine Bookaholic
This was a good start to the series, I am curious to see what happens to Christian and Elizabeth now that they have finally gotten together. I have to say that I really disliked Christian's parents, I had hoped that at least one of them would be a good parent but sadly NO :(

This is the first book I have read by A.L. Jackson but I have a few other books of her on my TBR shelf and I just added the rest of this series so I know this will not be the last of her work that I read. :)
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once again, A.L. Jackson has captured my heart with Elizabeth and Christian's love story. I really enjoyed learning how their story begain. Knowing what heartbreak and triumph lay ahead for them only added to the experience reading this book gave me. If you haven't read "Take This Regret", start with that one eventhouh "Lost to You" is a prequel. You also get a better look at what makes Christian who he is. I highly recommend both "Take This Regret" and "Lost to You". I think you will be very im ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star
What an asshole!!! Scuze my French but wow Christian, the love interest, infuriates me so much and that ending! Can I just slap him?? I just can't! And I read the blurb for the next book and I do not like where this is going at all so I have no idea if I will continue woth this story. I have to say I didn't like Christian at first but he started to grow on me and now I'm just disappointed in him. No idea what to rate this at the moment and FULL REVIEW UP ON BLOG - https://boookishvegan.wordpress ...more
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
In this prequel to Take This Regret we learn how Christian and Elizabeth meet..

I wish I read this before Take this regret but it doesn't matter.. I love Christian all the same..

Studying in New York at Columbia, Christian meets Elizabeth as they are paired together as study partners.

From the moment he sees her... He is taken by her.. Sitting in a coffee shop she is all he sees..

But Elizabeth is not one to fall for him charm... Christian is a player... And Elizabeth knows it..

This makes him want
Renata SG
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
NO ... NO!!! ... NO!!! ... NOOOOOOOOOOOOO ....



Nicole Patterson
This was a typical slow burn romance. Not my fav but it was pretty good. Easy to read. It does end in a cliffy so make sure you read the other books in the series. I liked Elizabeth but I did not care for Christian. I repeatedly forgot his name. Typical rich boy with horrible parents.
P.A. Lupton
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Do you ever have those times where you just don’t feel like reading? I’ve had a lot of work this week and a lot going on and was having a tough time focusing on anything. I decided that a short novella was the only thing I was up to reading, even though I knew it wasn’t fair for me to read this story when my heart wasn’t in it. I fully expected to be a bit blasé about it. Well, that is just not possible with A.L. Jackson. Wow, she knows how to write.

Despite the stresses of life and my total apat
This was a nice story. I didn't read the other books yet so for me I was new to the couple. At least now when I read the others I will now know their story. Elizabeth and Christian meet at college. Of course they are completely different. They start off as being friends. However, that doesn't go real well considering they had the hots for each right away. The book is basically them trying to admit to each other that they are in love. Finally it happens and all is well for now.
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Christian Davison is the kind of guy Elizabeth's Ayers should stay away from : playboy, arrogant, rich, bad boy. But for reasons she couldn't decipher, she was magnetically drawn to him through their study sessions and Friday night bondings.

Christian wasn't used to not getting what he wants. So when Elizabeth gave him the brush-off during their first meeting, he was determined to get into her good graces and make her change her mind about him.

Until they both got lost to each other's charms.

Anne OK
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
“Lost to You” is one of the best short stories I've ever read. Christian and Elizabeth’s love story is so sweet and tender that my emotions got the best of me and tears fell. Having already read “Take This Regret” didn’t diminish one single moment in this beautiful prequel -- but only enriched the reading experience by taking readers back to the moment the magic first sparked between two young college students.

Because it’s always my preference, I was so happy to have the dual POVs allowing read
Alyssa Summer
Apr 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: college
1.5 stars, cause yikes.

I did not realize this book was initially published in 2013. Based on what I like and don't like in romances, I very cautiously read anything written before 2015ish, as in I seriously do my research before picking them up to be fair. This is just a personal thing that I have realized and now take as a precaution for myself because I seriously do not like/think it is unfair to pick up books I suspect I won't enjoy. However, this book tricked me!! It was republished for the
Debra Presley
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Lost to You is a beautiful, heart-stopping love story with a bit of heart-break thrown in the mix that tells the story of how Christian and Elizabeth came to be. You will sigh happily, swoon, smile, cry and get pissed off. What a great range of emotions to keep your face glued to your screen.

I was lucky enough to be given the ARC to this book to review and I can tell you that you won’t be disappointed. I posted on my Facebook page throughout and tortured and teased those chatting with me. A.L.
I read Take This Regret last year and that was one of my favorite romance novels about "second chances". When I heard about Lost To You, I was really psyched because I really wanted to know how their relationship started. So, thank you Ms. Jackson for this wonderful prequel!

Elizabeth Ayers is an 18 year old freshman student of Columbia University. She was from San Diego and was raised by a single mother with her 2 sisters. She have always dreamed of moving to New York that's why she worked hard
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

I picked this up a couple years ago when it was free in the Kindle store. I was absolutely blown away by the writing and story telling. It was my first A.L Jackson story and after reading it, I immediately had to read the next in the series and have since devoured everything she's written. She is now an auto-buy author for me.

I've reread this series three times. While this story was actually written after book 1, it tells the story of how Christian and Elizabeth met and fell in love an
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Lost to You, the prequel to the bestselling romance, Take This Regret
Good, I'll read this, then maybe the next book if this is good :D
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SO ROMANTIC! I'll review it later. I need to start Take This Regret immediately!
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Loved this book. I loved Christians character and I how through this we get to see the friendship develop and grow. I believe the best couples are friends first. I love how when Christian takes her out he takes her ice perfect Elizabeth is a lucky girl
Eme Abarracoso
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Stomach flipping. Heart lurching. Earth Shattering.

”From the moment I saw her, I knew something about her was different. I just never imagine it would change my life.”

I love this series so much. Reading the prequel of Christian and Elizabeth's epic love story is so beautiful. It was so awesome getting back into their heads and seeing where it all started. Once again the writing is so good, compelling that led me speechless. Breathta
Jul 06, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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People come into our lives. Some stay, and many go. Some build us up, while most tear us down. They become our friends, our enemies, our lovers, our tormentors. Christian Davison came into mine, and I knew I’d never be the same.

To Elizabeth Ayers, New York City had always been a dream. She’s worked her entire young life to make it here.

Groomed to one day take over his father’s law firm, attending Columbia University was Christian Davison’s only option.

Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars. Loved this one and didn't want it to end. Have to thank Anne for the heads up that this bk was out or I might have missed this one. A big high five...girl, you saved me from the bk blah I've been on lately. Since I'm such a huge fan of Take This Regret this prequel was an excellent telling of the beginning of Christian/Elizabeth's relationship. Great insight into these two complex characters and their backgrounds, especially Christian, knowing the life altering decision he will make i ...more
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it

Everyone says to read Take This Regret first, but I'm kinda glad I didn't. Honestly, I'm not sure how I would have responded to the characters with the amount of pain and confusion that one starts with if I hadn't had the foundation first.

I guess what I'm trying to say is I know most people say to read this one after Take This Regret, but I'm not sure I agree.
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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Grab her latest stand-alone, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, free with

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