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See Through Me

(Lose My Senses #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  300 ratings  ·  109 reviews
There's only one person Katie Flynn wants to see when she returns home. But she knows he won't be waiting for her. It's the reason she feels safe enough to finally come back.

She's wrong.

Ash Townsend isn't the same quiet boy from next door. He's tall, dark and demanding answers. He wants her, but he doesn't trust her. Who can blame him? When his own family tried to break hi
ebook, 188 pages
Published May 26th 2014 (first published May 8th 2014)
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Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arc
This little gem, truly made my day, It was great. Easy to read, fast paced, smart, interesting, with the right amount of sentimentality and plot variety.
Much needed heartwarming romance and a dash of mystery.

I liked it from the first page. Ash and Katie are a compelling couple with many secrets and a lot of past. Yes, there is something darker lurking in the shadows and out to get them both, but the friendly banter between them, lessened the suspense factor significantly.

After a year apart the f
Anastasia シ
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, arc, blog-tour-books
Wow!!!! See Through Me is the first book in the Lose My Senses series by Sera Bright. It is a New Adult novel told in first person past/present POV’s. I really enjoyed See Through Me thoroughly from start to finish. I loved the writing style, the characters were well thought out, it’s well-written, it has a steady pace, and just overall a great read! :D

There are many twists and turns, which keeps you on the edge, wanting to find out more, and keep turning the pages. I am eager to read the next i
See Through Me is your typical cliche New Adult that throws so many things out there than makes no sense. The actions of the characters are confusing and it drags with no real solution to the problems the female protagonist has.

The heroine, Katie has major issues that will make you roll your eyes. She has a chip on her shoulder because her mother left her when she was five, and her father is barely around and may be involved in illegal jobs. Katie left her hometown that were told treated her poo
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Rough & quick...slow & sweet...
This is my first Sera Bright read and I was impressed. I enjoyed her writing style, the friendships and relationships were very well written. She had the ability to make me feel strongly, I seriously wanted to hurt a few of them. I found myself loving Ash and frustrated with Katie for constantly running away. I wanted to yell at her through my Kindle. I am drawn to broken, damaged characters and both of these have so much to overcome. I really want to see t
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC generously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


My Ash Townsend


My Katie

Her mother left her, her father was always leaving her, never really being a father, and her best friend lived next door. He was the boy next door and she loved him. But she knew no matter how badly she had it, Ash had it worse. She was his haven, the place to escape when his parents abuse became too much. What Katie never expected was that in trying to save him she could end up hurting hi
3.5 Broken, Skittish Stars

Ash is Katie’s first memory and her best friend. She vowed to protect him since the first time he crawled through her window bloodied and bruised. But what happens when the best way to protect someone is to let them go? Ten months ago, Katie ran from Ash; breaking his heart to ensure he’d walk away and move on. She returns to her hometown to help out her dad, never expecting Ash to return to a town that brought him so much misery. But Ash never let Katie go and he cou
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and am providing an honest review.

Let me start off by saying that while the description of the book said that this was not a standalone, it also said that there were two sides to every story and that this was Katie's side. That led me to believe that there would be a conclusion, but that we would just get a separate book for Ash telling the exact same story but from his perspective, as so many authors have been doing lately. Not the case. There is st
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, na
*ARC received from author via NetGalley for a fair and honest review.

See Through Me did not live up to it's potential for me. There was enough there to make it an incredibly interesting story, but in the end, it just never fully formed as a story and ended all to abruptly. Yes, yes we get warned beforehand that there are two sides of the story, so to expect a cliffhanger. It wasn't a cliffhanger so much as screeching halt though.

This book tells us the story of Katie and Ash, in present time a
Theresa Jarosick
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
**4 Stars*
I was given a copy of this title for an honest review

See Through Me by Sera Bright tells the story of two lifelong friends, Katie and Ash. You never forget your first love, especially when it’s your childhood best friend you grew up with over the years. Katie and Ash both had horrible childhoods, for different reasons. Katie’s mother passed away and her father leaves her for prolonged periods of time. Ash is the victim of child abuse, afraid to bring to light the true nature of his par
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This short read took me for a pleasant surprise. The short jist of this is that Katie comes home to take care another one of her father's messes, hoping to avoid Ash and the destruction she left behind. Little does she know, it's the one place where she can finally find truth.

What I liked
- The originality of the story. Although there are a few NA books out there that cover abuse, this one had a nice twist.
- The suspense! I was not expecting those twists [plural!] at the end.
- The undeniable con
Running Up That Hill by Placebo.
“Unaware that I’m tearing you asunder”

That single lyric describes Katie and Ash’s relationship completely. They’re both hiding secrets from each other.

Katie and Ash have these horrible childhoods that happen way too often in the real world. I really just wanna hug them both!

Oh, Ash. With your rage issues and brooding, sweet hazel eyes.

I guess his past gives reasoning to his anger problems, but he’s got severe issues. He’s the spitting image of overly possessive.

Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff, new-adult
Rating 3.5 stars.

See Through Me is a story about 2 people who have grown up together in the midst of many secrets and terrible parents. The story grabbed me from the beginning, and I was invested right away. I really loved Ash. His character really made this book shine.

However, it was not perfect. Mainly, Katie's character was a large flaw. She did the push him away to save him thing to the point of stupidity. It was tiring, and made me care less about her character.

I liked that there was no in
Aug 01, 2014 rated it liked it
* copy in exchange for review *

I am left baffled by this book. I'm not sure I understand what happened, how it happened or what is going to happen? I believe the three stars could be higher when the next books come out because I am really thrown by the storyline. I didn't feel really connected to the characters, as much as I would have hoped. They could have been deeper and probably will be in the series.

The plot was enjoyable, but somewhat confusing. I was on the edge of my seat, waiting for t
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An emotionally charged story, about soulmates forever and the things that try to keep them apart, it's only fault being was leaving me wanting more and more.

**ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Angie **loves angst**
**ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Amanda G. (Nellie and Co.
See Through Me is one of the most impulsive requests I've ever made on NetGalley. I fell in love with the cover, which surprisingly for a NA cover, doesn't feature a half naked kissing couple, and the model actually portrays the leading lady perfectly, and found the synopsis a little confusing and alluring, so I requested it, received it, and read it, all in two days. It was far from perfect for my liking, but neither do I regret it; I got a lot of entertainment out of it, and Katie's character ...more
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
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See Through Me is book one in the Lose My Senses series and is a New Adult, Contemporary Romance written by Sera Bright. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Xpresso Book Tours.

3.5 Sweet and Angsty Stars!
Emotional and Intense and Also Unresolved!

The Review:
I really enjoyed this read. It had a great story where the characters were once bff’s turn “something more” and I’m a sucker for those kinds of stories
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

First of all, I’ll try my best to not give MUCH of the plot away since this book has a bit of a suspense/thriller vibe going for it.

See Through Me by Sera bright left me with mixed feelings. I must admit though that it was a book that I DEVOURED in one sitting. Straight. No Breaks. It was just THAT engrossing. However, the whole book felt like one giant build up shooting for an explosive climax and then missing the target.

Rating: 3
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

See Through Me is Sera Bright's debut novel, and it is also the first in her Lose My Senses series. Debut novels are always a bit of a gamble and add to that the fact that this book isn't standalone, I was a bit nervous going into this one. I have to say that I honestly couldn't tell this was a debut novel at all! This story was great, and I really loved it. I loved the characters and the writing style. Knowing that the ending would leave me h
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest review.

I really liked the concept of the book. It was a really good story and had good characters. It just had some issues for me that I struggled with.

I liked Katie and Ash's friendship and I like that you get glimpses of how it changed into something more than friendship throughout the book. That was probably my favorite part of the story was getting glimpses of their relationship. Probably my favorite character was Linda. Here was a women that didn't take
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 stars

See Through Me is the first book in the Lose My Senses series. It is also Sera Bright's debut novel. The story is told from Katie's pov. Katie Flynn returns to Havenwood about a year after she left behind her childhood friend turned lover, Asher Townsend. The story starts off immediately with her arriving at Havenwood. It was not long before she bumped into Ash. See Through Me is mainly about Katie and Ash trying to rebuild their friendship and trust again while dealing with obstacles
Kendall {Book Crazy}
4.5 stars!

The cover of the girl with the red hair on it is actually what drew me to this book to start with! I have seen another cover floating about for this book with a couple on it, so I'm not actually sure what the cover is like at the moment lol! I have to admit that I prefer the cover of the girl with the red hair for the book for several reasons! The plot of this book was amazing! There was a mystery aspect to it and I was desperate to find out answers! It did take quite a good portion of
Jeannie Zelos
See Through Me, (Lose My Senses #1), Sera Bright.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Like another reviewer I too thought this was a complete book, with the second telling the story from Ash POV. Its not, there's a kind of finish, no cliffhanger but there are so so many unanswered questions its clear there's a lot more to come. My mistake, but clearly an easy one to make.
So, Katie?? Well, I felt for her in some ways as she'd had a troubled childhood, little support from her dad, and it seems n
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~~ 4 "Intriguing" Stars ~~

This book was filled with lies, mystery, intrigue and love.  As a debut book for Sera Bright I thought she did a great job.  She created a story and characters that kept you wanting to turn the page.  This story was told in both past and present tenses.  The past was told in flashbacks and created the history between Ash and Katie.  This book really is just
Michelle Schroer
Twists and turns.
Abuse and meddling town-folk.
Lies and manipulations.
Steamy scenes and heart-wrenching confessions.
Sound good?

A very stunning 4.5 STARS!!!

This book has nothing to do with baseball, yet I can't stop thinking this is the PERFECT analogy for how it made me feel. It continues to remind me of the baseball fan in me. It's a great pitch and when it leaves the bat it's sent soaring high, out to center-field. The whole crowd is cheering and the batter's got that 'It's-over-the-fence-for-s
Sorcha O'Dowd
Such an amazing book! The writing style was so brilliant, witty and emotional all at once. 5 stars! Full review will be posted on my blog on the 19th May for my stop on the 'See Through Me' blog tour. http://www.oldvictorianquill.wordpres...


Reviewers note: Since reading this book the author has changed the last chapter, please note this review is of the previous edition, therefore may not be relevant to the ending of the new edition.

From the word go I was so enthralled by ‘See Through Me’.
Jul 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

I would have to rate this book 3.5***, 1* off the top for the cliffhanger although I knew going into the story that it was. I liked the book, but I didn't. I found the beginning slow going and hard to get into. There's a lot going on and many, many unanswered questions, a little confusing.

Katie is a young women that abruptly left her home town one night, not telling anyone where she was going and cutting all ties with her past.
Kristal & Charmaine
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ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

***3.5 Stars***

I got hooked on this story pretty quickly. It was a typical New Adult read but it had a little bit of mystery and intrigue that kept me reading. Even now, after the story has ended, I’m still thinking about possible outcomes in the next book in the series.

There's only one person I want to see when I return home. But I know he won't be waiting. It's the reason I feel safe enough
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I found this to be an interesting read. The characters are extremely like-able and interesting. The story is interesting and moves along at a good pace. Although it did follow a similar formula for a new adult book with the young woman coming home and the angst of seeing the young man who she loves, has always loved but had to give him up. But that is where it also differs. Katie left town and Ash, who she loves dearly becaus
Charlotte  Black
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To begin with, we learn that Katie left her small town after high school under a cloud. This is a classic case of small town syndrome with everyone gossiping about everyone else's life. Katie's back because her family home may be repossessed. Her mother ran out when she was young, her father was an almost non existent parent. Katie's family was her childhood friend, Ash, who lived close by.

As the story continues we are taken back through the lives of Katie and Ash and their friendship. Both hav
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