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Forgive Me

(Lost Souls #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  48 reviews
When two lost souls find each other, are they still lost?

Charlotte O'Brien is lost in the devastation of her parents' death. With her foundation in ruins, she buries herself in an unlikely lover, Jason Leer.

When they're together it's everything, but when they're apart it's utterly frustrating. Can love survive when distance is measured in more than just miles?

Forgive Me
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Forever Yours
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Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Originally posted on Bookish Wanderlove

Opening Lines
"My foot will bleed soon. Judging by the familiar curve in the road, I'm still at least two miles from home. Of course I end up walking home the night I'm wearing great shoes. The pain shoots through my heels as the clouds flash with lightning in the dark sky."


Where do I even begin with this review? I don't even know. I read Forgive Me a couple of days ago now and I'm still trying to get my thoughts and emotions
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
so. many. feeelings!!

full review coming when this week stops being so chaotic.. but, what an excellent start to this series!! can't wait to jump into #2.

highly recommended to anyone who wants a good NA read with some great emotional depth. i loved it!
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a great, guilty pleasure read! Just enough drama, but a bit disturbing in the beginning - I mean really? you leave your parent's funeral to.....I don't want to spoil anything, but at least the main character admits she is a little off! I do love the funny comments throughout...I'm on book 2 now and I love this one too. Great reading for in between heavier material...I'm glad I tried it.
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

There’s a well-known movie out there, a cult classic if you will, that has the line “That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age…” Now, change that to college boys and that sums up my thoughts on this book. The beauty of book boyfriends is that it’s not at all creepy to lust after someone twenty years younger than yourself. See, I have entered a new era of my life, one in
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

4 Angsty Stars!!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Forever/Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley

Ugh! This book had me angsty the whole time. As I was reading it I knew a bomb shell was coming but I wasn't sure when. Charlotte (Annie) and Jason have been childhood friends but grew apart as they got older. After the death of Charlotte's parents, Jason is the one who comes to her rescue. Instantly that old friendship turns into a burn the sheets relationship that they are more living then
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

I was drawn to this trilogy by the beautiful book covers. I have never read a book by Eliza Freed before, but after having finished, Forgive Me, I'm really glad to have discovered an amazing author, and series that has completely grabbed my attention.

Charlotte Annie O'Brien was in a long-term relationship with a really nice guy, who her mother approved of, but didn't make her stomach flutter of her pulse race. She ends up getting reacquainted with Jason Leer, one of her childhood fri
Tricia Steiner
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! From the first sentence to the last, Eliza Freed pulls you into Charlotte's world in a way that consumes your entire being and leaves you wanting more. It is a rollercoaster of emotion, making you both laugh and cry as Charlotte grapples with some of life's biggest questions. And oh yeah, the superhot Cowboy makes the ride all worth it! You won't be able to put it down! Forgive Me by Eliza Freed is a must read!
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! Eliza Freed's characters Charlotte and Jason got into my head and I was caught up in their emotions, their pain, happiness, loneliness, love and anger. Forgive Me made me laugh and cry and once I started reading I couldn't put it down. It is the first book in The Lost Souls trilogy and now I'm begging for more! A sexy must read!
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tcoytbrpile2015
Emotionally compelling and incredibly intense, Forgive Me will leave you breathless and anticipating more. Eliza Freed has cornered the New Adult market on writing completely obsessive and dysfunctional romance. Jason Leer isn't one of my favorite characters, I found him to be completely controlling, manipulative, and an all around ass in the way he treated Charlotte. There were moments in the book where I wanted her to realize just how unhealthy their relationship really was. I swear, I just wa ...more
Lustful Literature
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
** Josie's 4.5 Star Review **

This was an amazing read, I loved the authors writing and once you start you just keep going. This story is an emotional journey that will make you laugh, cry, scream and leave you with a sense of emptiness. The characters are well developed and I connected with each of them and their stories. This story flows nicely and there wasn’t a minute where I was bored.

Charlotte and Jason have grown up in the small town of Salem County New jersey. After they graduate from
Falling In Fall Book Blog
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-read-shelf
***A gifted copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.***
~*Review by Ashton *~

I love reading romance novels just as much as the next blogger, but what I love more is being surprised by how in love I am with a series. For me, this is usually indicated by my desperate attempt to find the next book after finishing the first one and being disappointed after learning the next installment isn't releasing for months. It's a bittersweet moment, and one I had after finishing Forgive Me.

Erotica Book Club
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

Forgive Me (Lost Souls #1)
by Eliza Freed

Charlotte O'Brien is devastated after the death of her parents and finds herself taking comfort in Jason Leer a cowboy that is into bull riding. Their relationship develops into a dependant and very intense desire for each other. Jason has always called her Annie and they have know each other since they were children.

I found both characters to be really addictive and the way they clung to each other to try get through the
Eliza Freed
Sep 22, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Thank you for reading and reviewing The Lost Souls Series. These characters stole my sleep every night to get their story to you. I hope you love it as much as I do.


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Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down! I was thinking about Charlotte and Jason long after I finished the last page. Wondering what would happen next for Charlotte and Jason and their all-consuming love left me on the edge of my seat and anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!!! Eliza Freed is magical in her storing telling!!
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book pulled me out of a 10 month reading slump!

New Adult is my go to genre and after watching many recommendation videos all showing the same books over and over again I came across one video where these books were raved about.

This book follows a girl who loses her parents but finds someone that help her deal with the pain and move on in life.

This book was great but had a few minor problems, like the fact that Charlotte seemed to get over the death of her parents very quick.

I liked the LDR
Neilliza Swaffar
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
☆☆☆☆☆ 4.5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

The story of two lost souls finding each other, when they needed someone to care the most.

Jason and Annie were childhood friends, who lost touch after graduating high school. Until the day Jason found Annie walking on the side of the road, after breaking up with her boyfriend. When he finally got Annie in his truck and checked out her feet and found blisters from her walking. He took her ankle and kissed it, which gave her a shock of want for him. She pulled him in and they
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
An emotional tale of two lost souls...

This was an emotional read and this reader is not sure what to make of this well written story which captured and held my attention. It has a killer cliffhanger ending that I hated. I am not sure if I can read the next books. Sometimes authors go places a reader just doesn't want to go or believe in.

Charlotte (Annie) O’Brien is at the beginning of her young adult life, a New Jersey college student, when her parents are tragically killed in an auto accident.
Andrea at Reading Lark
*3.5 Rating
Review Posted on Reading Lark 2/13/15:

What do we owe the dead?

This is a thought that pervades this story as Charlotte reels from the sudden and tragic death of her parents. They wanted her to graduate from Rutgers University, land a job in a city, and marry a man with a white collar job. Their death has Charlotte questioning everything about her future. The only place that she seems to find solace is in the arms of the handsome cowboy, Jason Le
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have been struggling to write this review since I finished the book. Forgive Me by Eliza Freed has been on my mind ever since I finished though, and I honestly can't stop thinking about it. I loved a lot of the book, but I also had a few things that I had some issues with. One thing I can tell you for sure though is that I need the next book, and I need it as soon as I can get my hands on it. Forgive Me is the first book in the Lost Souls Tr
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh, sweet day in the morning. I'm finally done. That was BRUTAL.

I'm a cheap bastard, ok? I am a library reader. If I had borrowed this, there is NO WAY I would have finished it. But, I paid for this! I paid hard earned money for this book and FORCED myself to finish reading it to the end. I mean, the cliffhanger. So, after all that I get no ending? It was horrid. I guess I'll start ranting...

A big problem with this book is that there are just too many characters that are undeveloped. Names of li
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: una

Brought to you OBS reviewer Una

On reading this book I became frustrated with the immaturity of Charlotte and Jason. Charlotte is a 20 year old Rutgers student who on coming home meets Jason and feels an immediate sexual attraction. Her mother’s last words to her before her parents tragic death was not to fall for a cowboy. After the parents death Charlotte goes on a self -destruct pattern as she tries to deal with their sudden deaths. With Jason she is ins
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Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Charlotte and jason are kindred spirits soul mates and you see this play out throughout the book. Love Jason. The cowboy and student who picks Charlotte up one night and gets under her skin. He tries to get to know her by asking questions and there is a attraction that you see between them. Unfortunately they go their separate ways. Why he is a student in Oklahoma and she at Rutgers. Charlotte goes home for the summer and meets Jason when she was walking home one stormy night. They knew each oth ...more
Charlotte is a junior in college and feels that she has her life on the right track. Nothing could go wrong-until a car crash that leaves her an orphan. Unsure of what to do with herself when Jason enters into her life. He has been there for as long as she can remember, but he has never expressed the same kind of interest in her as he does now. With her heart broken the question is could he be the one to put it together and make it his?

I can't deny it, I did enjoy this book. Charlotte, or Annie,
Romancing the Book
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, na, romance
Reviewed by Heather
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Reading Forgive Me was like living another person’s life for a few hours. I was able to see the world through Charlotte’s eyes, feel the love she has for Jason and feel the pain she had to endure.

I’ve never been a fan of cowboys, however, Eliza Freed made me fall in love with Jason. Like Charlotte, I grew up in a small town and always dreamed of something more. This made me really connect wi
Jane Barron
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

Forgive Me (Lost Souls #1)
by Eliza Freed

Charlotte O'Brien is devastated after the death of her parents and finds herself taking comfort in Jason Leer a cowboy that is into bull riding. Their relationship develops into a dependant and very intense desire for each other. Jason has always called her Annie and they have know each other since they were children.

I found both characters to be really addictive and the way they clung to each other to try get through the
Oct 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
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I love Net Galley. I seriously do, even when they deny me I still love them. I love them because they feature books like Forgive Me that I didn't know about. I mean as soon as I read the synopsis I knew, I just knew this book was going to break me and it did.

I had a hate/love relationship with Forgive Me, It's a roller-coaster read that took me a week to finish. I had to keep putting the book down because Charlotte and Jason a
Bridger Bitches
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, harper
Charlotte loses her parents and her life seems unbearable. She feels lost and that no one in the world will ever understand her. Until she realizes Jason the cowboy understands exactly how she feels. With them both in pain they gravitate to each other and find comfort in one another. The thing is you can have the best connection with someone but in the terms of life and how you want to live it you aren’t even in the same book as each other. This was the complication Charlotte and Jason encounter ...more
Gemma Weir
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Forgive Me is book #1 in the Lost Souls Series, this is the first book I have read by this author and I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review....

I just finished Forgive Me....

It's 3.42 in the morning!!!!

How could you!!!!

Jason you stupid, stupid, stupid idiot!!!

I'm outraged!!

I don't even know what to say!!

That's rare for me!!!

This is one of the most infuriating, intense, passionate, nightmares of a book
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The only way I can express how this book made me feel is OVERWHELMED! A shouting overwhelmed. I was filled with so many emotions I actually proceeded to dream about this book and its characters. I woke up thinking of how I was going to write this review. What words would I use? How would I explain how I felt? See.. Overwhelmed.

We meet Charlotte “Annie” O’Brien in what becomes a symbolic moment of her life. Having just gone against the expectations of not only her mother but her entire town, Char
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Charlotte and Jason are supposed to be kindred spirits. Soul mates. They both lost family and are drawn to each other to make the pain go away.
However, there is quite a bit of distance between them and they have to have a long distance relationship, and travel on weekends to see each other.
Unfortunately, I didn't care for the writing style of this book. I felt that the characters spent a lot of time arguing over where they should be rather than working on making their long distance relationship
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Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks, her neighbors began to talk, and her mother told her to find a job.

She settled into corporate America, learn

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But when I’m with you, I am lost in you.”
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