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Things We Lost

(Loving Locksley #1)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  24 reviews

For Nathalie Johnson, securing a new job closer to home is a cause for celebration. On a night out with a friend she runs into the very last person in the world she expects to see...
Jason Locksley.

He was her everything, until he took off to university without so much as a goodbye thirteen years before.

He broke her heart.

Despite her attempts to evade him, Jason is pe
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Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published February 26th 2019

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Angela
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
3 Stars

Things We Lost is the first book in the Loving Locksley Series by Shae Banks. This is my first book by Ms. Banks, so I really didn’t know what to expect when I started the story. The book had shown up on my recommended book feed, and I thought the synopsis sounded interesting, so I one-clicked and jumped in. This is a contemporary/second chance romance- and is a quick and easy read.
Nathalie Johnson is on a ‘girls-night-out’ with her friend, when she encounters the man w
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Michelle Mulvey
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) written by Shae Banks is the first book I’ve read by this author. This book had strong characters and the story kept me interested to find out what was going to happen. I wasn’t sure which way this book was going to go but we all secretly hope, second chances turn into a happily ever after.

Nathalie Johnson walked into an interview she was overqualified for. She wanted this new job because she was sick of the commute and had no challenge in her
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anita
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a book that was easy to get into the story. At least for me since, i love second chance romance novels. So it starts close to the beginning when they "bump" into each other. She does seem a bit bitter about the past and how he ghosted her; but who wouldn't. He obviously insisted and it does take fruit since they do get involved again. But obviously the story has many pains to overcome before the happy ever after. I love her bestie, her personality is like the best friend you want to hav ...more
Gail Guerrero
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) by Shae Banks


Four Stars

Honesty is my number one policy. I don’t care what the story is as long as it’s the truth. Little white lies hurt too. The author showed us what could happen if you run into your soulmate after years of pain. I really thought that Nathalie lacked something. Not that she didn’t feel but she just seemed too mellow for all that she had been through. Jase was a douche for withholding the truth even if it seemed like the righ
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Sara Oxton
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost by Shae Banks a four-star read that you won’t want to lose. I enjoyed this story and the writing but I do have to admit that its not my favourite second chance romance, that being said I cant wait to see more from this author in particular where she will go with the rest of the Loving Locksley series as the writing is good. Nathalie Johnson and Jason Locksley have a good story, its well plotted and is very real, and just like most relationships it ebbs and flows but also there isn ...more
Maura
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and is also the first of a series.

The characters are well developed and the story has a very defined beginning, middle, and end. I was smiling on page 1 when the female protagonist got new job and was getting into this thing we call life.

Although this story was predictable at times, it held my attention through the whole story.
Laura Furuta
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1)
By: Shae Banks
5 out of 5 stars

The story Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) by Shae Banks is a contemporary romance book. It is a story about second chances. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page. I loved reading about Nathalie Johnson and Jason Locksley. They have a past. He had been her everything. He then broke her heart. When they meet again thirteen years
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Bobbi Wagner
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this second chance story. The story is creative and well written. The characters made me feel as if I was right there with them. Natalie and Jason had a thing years ago. Then one night she ran into the one person she never expected, Jason. I enjoyed Jason’s determination to convince her to have coffee with him. You would think everything is good but not. They both have pasts and they both have secrets. Will it tear them apart once again? I highly recommend this book
Kerry Baker
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost by Shae Banks is the first book in the Loving Locksley series. It was a great second chance romance that was easy to get lost in.
The story was interesting throughout. I wanted to know more about what had happened to be characters and whether or not they could work past it. I always enjoy reading second chance romances because of the detail in them and this one was no exception.
As my first read by this author it was a great way to be introduced to her work. I can’t wait
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Liz
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well this was another new author and one of those I went in blind reads. Things We Lost is the first book of the Loving Locksley Series from Shae Banks. I was immediately drawn in by the gorgeous and bold cover. It just screamed “read me!” I must say I was over all pleased with the book and I did enjoy it. I will be back for the next novel in the series and see how things progress. However, this book was just maybe a tad shy of that five star, knock my socks off reads. I kept waiting for that sp ...more
Lyndsey Fairley
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) by Shae Banks
5 stars


Let me start by saying, this was such a great book. I love second chance romances, and this one was very interesting. I connected with Nat, I felt for all she had been through. And Jason, I really really liked him. I did, i so did. He explained the past asked for forgiveness and tried to earn her trust back. If the book ended at this point, it still would have been a great read.
But, we get sucker punched, for la
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Erica Fish
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loving Locksley is a new series by Shae Banks and Things We Lost is the title. This is my first book by Shae Banks and I have to admit that this story peaked my interest. I am slowly becoming a fan of contemporary romance novels and that is what this story is but it is also about second chances. Let me be real for a moment, if my ex-boyfriend would want back into my life I am not sure if i could be tempted to take him back. Well that is what Nathalie was challenged with Jason. Thirteen years pri ...more
Michelle Austin
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost is a good 4 star read and book one in the Loving Locksley series. Shae Banks pulled me right in with her writing and I couldn’t stop until I was done.

Nathalie gets a new job and goes out on the town with her friend to celebrate. While at the club she comes face-to-face with her first love and ex that left her 13 years ago. He want’s to catch up but Nathalie refuses and brushes him off.

Jason doesn’t give up easily and finally convinces Nathalie to meet up with him. Th
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Angelina Frazzini
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost by Shae Banks is book one of the Loving Locksley series. This is a story about second chances. I was pulled in right from the beginning and couldn’t put it down!

Nathalie finally gets a new job that she likely won’t hate. To celebrate, her best friend decides they need a night out. Nathalie runs in to the last person she expects to see, her ex, Jason. Jason left Nathalie thirteen years ago but thirteen years is a long time. Is Jason any different? Nathalie spends a lot of time avo
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Jes
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Things We Lost by Shae Banks is the first book in the Loving Locksley series and as my first read by this author, I was surprised how fast I was attached to Nathalie and Jason’s story. After thirteen years of never knowing the real reason as to why Jason “ghosted” Nathalie, can she forgive him? And will Nathalie give their relationship a second chance?

This couple had a lot of cute moments leading up to the first coffee date. Jason won me over just by everything he did or said to prov
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Natalie Hanley
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost is the first book in the Loving Locksley series. It tells us the story of a second chance romance between Jason Locksley and his childhood sweetheart Nathalie. Nathalie hadn’t seen Jason since he left her 13 years earlier without looking back. When she bumps into him the same day she gets a new job that will move her closer to home, she is reluctant to rekindle their flame but Jason doesn’t give up easily.
I enjoyed this book although I did keep waiting for a wow moment which
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Jenni Bishop
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) by Shae Banks is a sweet second chance romance story that is a little emotional. It is a little predictable with the time tested story of boy meets girl and falls in love then one disappears and breaks the others heart but reunite years later. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, I did really enjoy the story. I liked the characters and Shaes depiction of them made them seem real and likeable.

The boy of Nat’s dreams left with no reason why, boy she thou
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Shannon
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Shae Banks. And luckily for me it won’t be my last. The main characters are Nathalie and Jason who knew each other from childhood. They lost touch after high school when Jason left for college, never to return.

This story seems to prove the theory of “it’s a small world”. Some of the events surrounding Nathalie seem to be fate but how do we really know that Jason didn’t have his hands in it. The coincidences seem a little too easy.

Nathalie has a new job and new boss but
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Heidi Eich Woodring
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things we lost by Shae Banks is the first book in the series called Loving Locksley which is a romance about second chance love. The author gave us a quick and fun read that I was able to read in one sitting. Jason and Nathalie have a past and one night after running into each other 13 years later, that past smacks them both in the face.
13 Years ago Jason walled away from Nathalie without a goodbye and broke her heart. Fast forward to a girl’s night out after she lands a job close to home, she
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Robin Rankin
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost by Shae Banks is the first book of the Loving Locksley series. For some reason I didn't realize this was the beginning of a series and was quite distressed thinking that my questions weren't being answered but thankfully this is just the beginning of the series and there is more to come.

Nathalie is starting another new chapter in her life in so many ways and she's clueless to the depth of the changes to come. She has come so far from her past and keeps on going up. She
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Tausha Treadway
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things We Lost ( Loving Locksley Book 1) By Shae Banks. This is a bittersweet romance. Its the story of Nathalie Johnson and Jason Locksley. Nathalie and Jason were once a hot and heavy couple until he left for University and never looked back. Thirteen years later Nathalie is out with friends celebrating the fact she just got a new job closer to home and she runs smack dab into Jason. He's the last person she thought she would see. She tries to avoid him but he's persistent and eventually wears ...more
Krista
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nathalie and Jason were high school sweethearts, until he up and left for university without saying goodbye. Running into each other years later brings with it a possibility at second chances. Nathalie's past has left her scarred and untrusting. Can she find it in herself to trust Jason or will her past come back to haunt her? The story line was so good and the characters are great! This is the first I've read from Shae Banks and I cannot wait for the next book! While it doesn't end a cliff hang ...more
Katie Kearney
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things We Lost (Loving Locksley Book 1) By Shae Banks. I’m a sucker for a second chance type stories and this one didn’t disappoint but it was a bit predictable but I truly enjoyed Nathalie and Jason’s story. Each of them having their own crosses to bare and stories to tell. This is my first read by this author but I’ll definitely be looking for more, the author does a wonderful job of writing a sweet story with characters I really connected with. It’s well written and paced nicely. It’s on the ...more
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Kassi
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Who deserves a second chance at romance...or dump, feelings left unresolved which leads to frustration & sexual tension? I'll tell you who their names start with a N & J. You know the drill, girl & boy break up, they're both broken, but can they save each other or will secrets tear them apart?
People, read this book. This is a sweet, quick read. I liked the book, I want book 2.

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