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Left Behind

(Lost & Found #1)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Lexi Moore, twenty-two year old with an identity crisis. I keep my chin up, smile on at all times because it is easier than answering to everyone around me. It helps let the world believe I’m fine.
Since that fateful night, I have lived my life alone. I prefer it this way. Until now. Until Jackson.
He hides so much behind that mask of his, but I see what the rest of the wor
Paperback, 375 pages
Published August 5th 2016 by CL Stacey
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Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SOOO happy I got to read this book! CL wrote a great story laced with emotions from every different direction! I was already demanding answers 12% in because I had NO clue where this books was headed and I love that! A book that can keep me on my toes is great. There were moments of laughter weaved in tense scenes which provided a really nice balance. The main characters - Jackson and Lexi - perfection. Well, perfect in that damaged, walls up, guarded kinda way :) they fit. Even when they hadn't ...more
Talia (Red Hot Ink)
This books hooked me from the very beginning. From the first page, you understand that there is some type of secret, something that happened that the reader is not privy of, that caused the current situation, and I loved well the author managed to develop the two man character's relationship while also not revealing what had happened in both their pasts.

This book is definitely a slow-burn, which I like, and the only critique I could make is that around 33% I looked at how far I'd gone and realiz
Cecily Wolfe
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story - the chemistry between the main characters is captivating as well as believable, and the timeless theme of love triumphing over adversity is presented in a refreshing way. Definitely moving on to book two right now!
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about LEFT BEHIND without giving anything away?!

There isn't much to say about this gripping, emotional novel that will leave the reader with so many questions. The first half of the book can be confusing, but I PROMISE yo will not regret reading LEFT BEHIND. I needed answers, wanted answers within moments of cracking open my Kindle, and I have to say it was one of my favorite reads for 2017. Lexi and Jackson were great. There is so much more between them than meets the eye that it
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Love is something we feel happens only once with only one person, but for some that isn't true! CL Stacy has shown that even during the trying times we can find love in the most unexpected places! We each have pain and have a story but love is love and it will always find us!

Jackson and Lexi are a beautiful example of how tragedy brought these two together in the most unexpected way! It's a romance story that would seem unconventional to most but is so realistic because life happens and no one h
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
first time i have read anything by this author and wow. loved it could not put it down. meet Jackson Anderson 21 year old CEO and Lexi Moore grad student in fashion. Jackson is hiding a secret, Lexi has here own demons, The both of them are never ment to meet but they do and the story tells how when and what happens its sad and funny the characters come to life its a fab read loved it.onto book two
Jessica McIntyre
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. It had me captivated. I just couldn't stop reading. Jackson & Lexi's story has the right amount of angst, chemesty, twists & turns & slow burn. You have to read their story. You won't be sorry. ...more
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intriguing plot well written - wasn't much missing to be a 5 star read in my book - just the fact that almost from the first page on I had a pretty good idea what was going on - but that is just me - I am Colleen Hoover / Agatha Christie damaged .... hahahahha


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Jillian Kerr
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been thinking about what I wanted to say about Left Behind for a while now since finishing and still not sure where to start! This book had me hooked from the very first page till the last always keeping me on the edge of my seat to find out where this story was headed! I immediately felt a connection with Jackson and Lexi, even the secondary characters. Fate brought Jackson and Lexi together but their journey and bond were not picture perfect and heartbreaking. They both pretend to be peop ...more
Laurie Beemer
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am not really sure where the other stars went. As soon as I started reading this book it became instantly apparent that rating this only five stars would be a gross injustice. This is a book that you have to really read and embrace, because otherwise you are really missing out. The start of Lexi and Jackson's story is intense. Do you hate his standoffish attitude when they meet or wonder why he is like that? do you wonder what the truth behind their story is? There is so much emotion that the ...more
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved Jax's and Lexi's interactions and the chemistry they had and just overall. How everything unfolded just kept me reading more and more (literally, did not put this down until I finished) and the whole story is just amazing! It's got everything: romance, thrills, chills, happiness, sadness, has your heart twisting on some parts where you actually feel the characters pain and you're there with them. Lovely story overall!
Nicole French
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You want angst? Slow burn? The kind of love that's going to twist your heart inside out? Strong, believable characters who will make you think they are real? Chemistry that seriously sizzles? Right here, my friends, right here. Don't waste your time looking anywhere else.

I am not even kidding. Best book I've read in a very long time. Jackson...gah. Be still my heart.
Gina Burkart
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this is the first book I’ve read by CL Stacey. This book is a slow burn and has twist and turns that will have you demanding more and whating to flow with the pages as it will that you on a ride that will keep you from putting the book down and that a breather. This book is a challenge to keep you on edge and have you feeling the energy and emotions coming off the pages.
Caitlin Foland
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!!! Every character is relatable! I like how we aren't told about Lexi and Jackson's past and how they're connected right away, it kept me guessing and wanting more!!!
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book. He tries to stay away from her for the thought of hurting her. They both blame their self for a wreak that killed the one they loved.
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My first ever C.L. Stacey Book... and I fell in love!!! Lexi is so amazing! She’s so incredibly relatable. She has all these off little quirks that made her real, they made her human. She was the humors in this book and I loved her for it. It’s incredible to see how resilient some people are. She’s so strong. It’s a real inspiration to see her not giving up on life.

Jackson... oh Jackson, I just knew he was going to break my heart a bit. Man does he carry the weight of the world around on his sh
Kelly Green
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
💖🦋Butterflies are symbolic creatures. Their existence proves that second life exists.🦋💖

I F-LOVE when I find a new (to me) author. You really don't know what to expect going in to the book.
This is a heart breaking story of 2 broken people trying to find a way to keep going. I spent a little bit of time at the beginning being annoyed because the "what happened" question was only being answered little bits at a time. So that made me keep on reading. Once it all came out, they finally begin to put
Haylee Thorne
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished this beauty a while back, and I wanted to write my review...but life! lol



C.L Stacey is a freaking brilliant storyteller. This book gives you all the feels and no hangover!! You immediately get sucked into the story from the first sentence in the prologue, and I stayed glued until the last page. (The only reason I didn't finish it in one sitting is because I was at a week long convention!)

If you are the type of person that likes to feel the feels in a
Cynthia Carpenter
Emotionally amazing

Jackson and Lexi are both dealing with tragic past. They are both connected but one don't know it. When Lexi meets Jackson in an Elevator. She wants to get to know him till he says something's that change her mind. When she starts working for as his designer do they start to become friends does it start to lead to more. Jackson has a secret that he tells Lexi she may not stay. Will Lexi be able to move past his secret or will she leave him and what they have found. This book t
Kelley  Benson
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a great debut novel from C.L. Stacey. It is a second chance romance full of angst, humor, love, and tragedy. It drew me from the first page but at times I had no idea where the story would go, until further in when things start making sense. It has the perfect amount of angst, twists and turns, and scorching chemistry. Jackson and Lexi are the epitome of a second chance. They are both very guarded after enduring a horrific tragedy. Guilt consumes their lives and prevents them from moving on ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Two lost and broken souls brought together by fate. This was the authors debut book and she did a great job at keeping me guess what brought jackson and lexi together. When are able to finally share there past with each other was my favorite part of the book. They had a explosive connection to one another. I am looking forward to reading her next book.
Kelly - Words We Love By
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow my first C.L. Stacey book and I'm in love with her writing. I also love her full of life characters, All of them. Her references to Batman and Disney characters are hilarious. This book truly had it all suspense, romance and comedy! I love this book - can't wait for Book #2.
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
My first book by CL Stacey. Fantastic, emotional, angsty, I loved everything about this book, it was so good I finished it in one day.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read.

I stared this book this morning. Couldn't put it down. Little confused on some parts but overall it was great.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Left Behind is a fabulous read. It has all the feels and roller coasters that make a book so good you just cant put it down.
Lexi has a past that haunts her everyday but she deals with it in the best way she can. She wants a successful life and job and in the pursuit of that she finds several people who end up being wonderful co-workers and friends. She also finds the man who she cant decide if she hates or loves.
Jackson is a man with a lot of secrets in his past that he is trying to keep
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really great start to a wonderful series! I read the other two in this series first, (they can be read out of order, they are each about a different couple but the people interconnect) so this is how it all started! I loved this authors writing style, it just gels so well with my reading style, she gets me. I loved Lexi's sweetness and her snark, and Jackson was the exact kind of hero I wish was real. I was a bit worried about his motives in the beginning, but somewhere near the middle I started ...more
Lori Caprio Tate
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I need more!

This was my first book by CL Stacey and I was so glad I read it. She has gained a new fan from me. This book had it all. An amazing storyline that hooks you from the first word. You fall in love with Jackson and Lexi as they fall in love. I love that Jackson is protective and over the top with Lexi. That he just wants to shield her from the past and I love that she tries to get into his heart but doesn't understand why he keeps her at arms length when he obviously wants her. The comp
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by this author that I have read and I must say that I am hooked!
Lexi and Jackson's lives where intersected by a horrible accident but Jackson has kept an eye on her, their paths cross at a party and lets say that isn't what he wanted but it happened! As the story continue there's a push and pull energy between them that Jackson doesn't want to admit.
This story has you laughing,crying and makes you wonder what is going to happen next!
Will Jackson and Lexi ever pull their he
Rhonda Ziglar
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 LEFT BEHIND STARS!! Well let me tell you I read this book in one sitting. This story was full of secrets, lies, hot characters and suspense. Lexi and Jackson have a lot of secrets and boy are they whoppers that you need to hear. This was my first book by this author and it will not be my last, she is an amazing storyteller.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've gone back and forth with my feelings on this there were parts I really liked and some parts that just confused the crap out of me. And some of the story just seemed to take forever to get thru. But once the connection between Lexi and Jackson was revealed, I definitely couldn't put the story down. Looking forward to reading the next story in the series.
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CL Stacey is a Florida native, born and raised. She still resides in the Sunshine State with her husband and daughter. Relaxing with any good love story she can get her hands on is her favorite way to end the day.

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