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Lovin’ You

(You and Me #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Releasing May 28th!

🖤 New adult romance
🎵 Swoony, sexy musician
🎵 Shy, fun-loving songwriter
🖤 Angsty feels
🖤 First book in an interconnected series

Book one of this interconnected series starts with a mind blowing love that changes the course of their lives forever…

Some love consumes you, some love destroys you, and some never lets you go.
I should’ve known better, should’ve see
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Published May 28th 2020 by Lyssa Cole Books
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    Cindy Fong
    May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Sometimes love isn't enough to fight our inner demons. Reina, on the cusp of her collegiate life meets Levi the brooding musician. Theirs is an insta-connection and it is sweet to watch them fall in love. Behind the scenes, Levi is hiding secrets and spiraling out of control. In order to help Levi, Reina must make the ultimate sacrifice. The highs are high, and the lows are low. I am definitely invested in this story and this couple.

    "I pray our love brings us back together. It has to." ~ Reina
    May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Raina was so excited to be moving to New York, starting college and moving forward in the next chapter of her life. Ready for adventure and to get the kick start needed for her music. Her love for writing is strong, her dreams are big. She knows that focus is key for her this year but when she meets Levi the draw is strong. Will she be able to balance everything?

    This is his year, Levi has to get his shit together and make things happen this time. Still suffering the emotional heartbreak that was
    Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
    Starting college should be the time to make new friends and have your future in your grasp. When Raina meets Levi they instantly connect over their love of music - she writes lyrics and he is the musician to make it all come alive. When the pressures of his band's instant stardom begin to be too much Levi's inner demons come out to play. Can Raina's love and support help him get through the baggage? Or will it all be too much for her to deal with. With beautifully written characters the reader f ...more
    May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    Reina is excited to be going to NYCU, it has always been her dream, her roommate has lived in NYC her whole life and they become great friends, although completely different. One day she meets Levi and the sparks are instant between the two.

    Levi is broken although he can’t see it, but his demons are constantly there and at first being with Reina helps, but sadly his addition to alcohol are stronger.

    The love between the two is strong, but after one night when secrets are spilt Reina knows she ha
    May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Wow! This story is all kinds of feels. The intensity of falling for another person. The complications that can arise in a relationship. It was all too real and I loved every moment. Raina is a freshman in college, just wanting to experience New York and all it has to offer. Levi is a sophomore, wanting to peruse his dreams of being in a band. When they collide, it's so intense. I can't wait to see how their story ends!
    Amanda Walker
    May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Levi stole my heart from the beginning. His and Raina's insta love and connection made me love him more. His inner demons and struggles broke my heart by the end.

    This book was perfect. Simply perfect. I cannot wait to see what happens next. Lyssa knocked it out that park with this one.
    Lyssa Cole
    Apr 20, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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    The love of music is on display in this book that will grab you from the very first page to its ending that leaves you longing for more. Along the way readers will find themselves on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, a journey full of heartbreak and harsh reality as an immensely appealing main couple struggles to find themselves and their HEA.

    Set in the college world, where everything seems possible, Raina and Levi make an instant connection. Their mutual love of music and lyrics binds them toge
    May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Raina’s first day at NYU starts off when she gets elbowed by a man with the most intriguing eyes she’s seen. Bumping into him again at a rock band tryout while drunk wasn’t in her plans, neither was kissing a man who’s name she doesn’t even know.
    Levi’s captivated by the beauty who just kissed him, he knows he’s seen her before, but now’s the time to focus on the chance of a lifetime. A chance to work with one of the best producers in rock music and he can’t mess this up. His life’s a mess, his
    Cali Gals
    May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    My heart is broken reading this story. Have you ever loved someone that is unable to love themselves. It is excruciatingly painful to watch someone spiral out of control due to the demons in their life. Truthfully with what is going on in my own life this story was a therapeutic reminder that you can only help someone who’s willing to help themselves. Sob.

    Levi and Raina meet at college. Levi is struggling with a huge loss. Raina is staring her new college experience. Both are students at NYU wi
    May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Raina is the typical college freshman who is beyond excited to start school in New York City. The aspiring songwriter is exactly where she wants to be. When she meets Levi, there’s an instant spark. Levi wants to be the lead singer of a band; he also plays guitar and piano. Their spark quickly turns into much more.

    Raina and Levi’s tale of first love gives you all the feels as you watch the two of them start to achieve their dreams. Together, they bring out the best in each other. Until Levi's i
    May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This was an amazing start to the series!!! I have to say i usually love a HEA but I also do enjoy a good cliffhanger ever now and then and this one is. Levi to me seems like a lost puppy and using a drink to mask his pain certainly doesn’t help him. Raina was a sweet girl coming to the big city and boy did she get more then she bargained for... the connection was instant and intense. The sex scenes are super steamy. The real life issues not being dealt with make the story interesting. I love the ...more
    Josella Lopez
    May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    College romance with music.

    This book took me a while to get into the story. Raina and Levi meet in college and their love for music. They start having issues that put a strain on their relationship. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
    Wendy Ballard
    May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book was really good to read and I can't believe how it ended and now I have to wait until the next book come out to find out what happen next
    Maggie Robinson
    May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Ahhhh Insta Love! Lyssa Cole writes a wonderful introductory book to her You & Me series.

    This series features freshman Rania who is just starting out at NYU and Levi, a some what surly sophomore at NYU.

    Lovin’ You is our kick off and introduction. It reads quickly..just be warned. The brakes hit quickly and you’re on a cliff!

    Rania and Levi are both music lovers. Rania is introduced to us as she pulls into the city singing her heart out to her favorite song. She may not have the pipes - but she
    Victoria Weston
    May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Oh My Dayssss!! Please Give Me Book #2 NOWWW !!!! LOL!

    I've read books by this author before and I really do love the way she writes, how that when you pick up one of her books that you are totally hooked right from the off and this was me with this book. I couldn't put this book down and that ending WOW! Please give me the next book in this series immediately, thank you. This is book #1 in the You and Me Series. This book is a must read.

    Raina is a person that absolutely loves to write especially
    Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
    May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Raina packs her belongings and heads to New York City with a dream in her heart, and stars in her eyes, she cannot wait to see what the city holds for her. She is a little nervous though to, since she is basically on her own in the big city, she left her family behind to attend her dream college. But then she meets her new roommate and a friendship quickly blooms, Mable is determined to teach Raina everything she knows about the city... that includes all the city's hotspots. While out exploring ...more
    Dora Harvey
    May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.

    OMG, what a cliffhanger! LOVIN’ YOU is an emotional rollercoaster as we ride every high and hit the withdrawal symptoms that the character endures. This book was heart-wrenching in its emotional angst, highs and lows of the two main characters’ struggles as they help each other try to get what they each need. This was a flawless sensation that captivated me from the start, and I enjoyed the way the characters’ roles changed as the
    May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: ADDICTING SERIES A MUST HAVE FOR SURE!!!!
    I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "LOVIN' YOU" Raina was starting a new adventure at College in NYC at NYU she was so excited to study music she write lyrics her first meet with her new roommate Mable was her making out on Raina bed.
    Raina and Mable stood up to one another and things worked all around their BF'S doing everything together she's an artist with tatoo's and pink hair she'll show all the good spots to Raina.
    Raina and Levi meet when her and Mable go to tryouts for a new up and coming Ro
    Tiffany Readz
    Had to Warm Up to It...

    Lovin' You is a quickly set up romance that took me a bit to warm up to. I don't know if it was the characters, the insta-love or how we had to know thier every inner thought along with the regular dialogue, but something made me keep putting this book down, however once Lyssa Cole revealed more of the story, I was all in.

    "Am I blind to it all? Or do I just not want to see it?"

    While one of the inner thoughts that bugged me, it is the crux of this romance. With the whirlwin
    Shh!! Me Time!!
    May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

    Wow!! What an ending!! I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!! Nothing better than a book which plays out over time not the quick one week romance!! I really liked the Raina ( female main character).

    Raina is a freshman at NYU and she is excited to be in the big city. She excited to be going to college and to be able to write her music. With her being a little naive and being in a new place Raina is not expecting to be memor
    Jennifer Pierson
    May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Raina is finally at college, and early on, she met Levi for a very fast progression to love. He's a tortured soul musician, while she secretly writes lyrics for songs on the down low. However, it doesn't take long to see Levi's demons manifest themselves all over again despite him wanting to get it together, so he's hiding how far he really is spiraling again from her. It makes for some serious palpable angst levels that seeped out of my kindle to surround me with a black cloud of emotions. I th ...more
    Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    Lovin’ You by Lyssa Cole was heartbreaking and emotional. Two people who may be destined to be together but is love enough? Raina and Levi meet and fall fast. Their chemistry is passionate and instant. Reina is ready to start college and have new experiences. Levi has struggles and secrets, but is determined. But some demons are harder than others. They connect quickly with their love for music. But as things evolve, can Raina be what Levi needs? My heart is still recovering and that ending! I a ...more
    Kari Hansen
    May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Raina believes that attending University will not only help her professionally as it will give her the opportunity to pursue her love of writing music but personally it will allow her to spread her wings and meet new people but Levi was a surprise she wasn’t expecting.

    Music is part of who Levi is and he know he needs to remain focused on his education and his band. He has a painful past which is leading to self-destructive behavior in the present, but will Raina be able to help him heal or will
    Teresa Juckett
    Oh wow what a fantastic story from this arthur. Everytime I read one of her stories I'm pulled into the story until the end this one was no different.
    Raina is a writes music lyrics that she has come to NYC to get the full effect of city life and write through her experiences. Levi is a musician who is struggling this year because of something that happened last year he knows he can't have any screw ups this year or he's out. This is the kind of story that warms your heart while you watch boy and
    Get Booked Up
    May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I have the pleasure of reading so many different novels. And I my favorites are still novels with kids and novels that are just good ol love stories. Lovin You by Lyssa Cole fits into the category of good ol love story. It starts off with Raina going to college in the Big Apple. She soon meets musician Levi and sparks fly. I really enjoyed that the connection between Raina and Levi was slow. They got to know each other, spent time together and it just really solidified their feeling to me as a r ...more
    Lovin' You was a quick and enjoyable read. It was a beautiful story about Raina and Levi who meet while in college and have an instant connection. They both fall hard and fast and it would honestly be the most beautiful love story. But things aren't always as perfect as they seem.
    Levi struggles with an addiction to alcohol and with the added pressures of school and his band, next thing you know, things are spiraling out of control. As beautiful as this story is, it is also incredibly heartbreak
    Jeanette Oglesby
    May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Wow! This new to me author has made me a fan for sure. Lovin You is beautifully written and the author did an amazing job making me fall in love with Levi and Raina story from every high to every low. Their story is a beautiful love story that is full of every emotion. I loved these two from the very beginning and all their imperfections. I am so invested in their story and can not wait to get my hands on the next book. The cliffhanger has left me so freaking heartbroken for these two and I just ...more
    May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This book goes all in and places it all on the line. Raina and Levi's story is epic and filled with intense emotions. There was no trying to deny the sparks, chemistry and connection that fly between these two. As meant to be as this couple seems, there are major issues and obstacles that they must try to deal with and overcome. It is gut wrenching, painful, gripping and raw. Your heart will hurt for these two and you will be fully invested in the story as it unfolds. There is a cliffhanger at t ...more
    May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc
    Oh. My. Marx. My. Heart.

    This is such a quick read, but it knocked me out emotionally.

    It's the story between Levi and Reina, music students who meet and have a hot and quick connection. Levi has just started in a band and this as well as other struggles at home really play on his mind.

    Levi has demons. Reina wants to help.

    But will love be enough?

    I did NOT know what to expect from this and I got everything I didn't know I needed. I need book 2 right now.

    I received an ARC fro review and I volunteer
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