Title: Lose Me.
Author: M.C. Frank
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: M.C. Frank
Date Published: April 11, 2017 (today!)
Ari Demos starts every day with this thought. Fresh out of high school, she's landed a coveted role as a stunt double in a new Pride and Prejudice adaptation starring the Hollywood phenomenon Weston Spencer. But this job isn't going to be easy: Ari will be performing complicated water stunts and driving fast cars along the narrow cliffs of Corfu. One false step and she could lose not only her job, but her life.
And then Wes Spencer, Mr Darcy himself, arrives in Greece. He's got dirty blonde hair, a mile-long yacht and a bored look on that gorgeous face. Ari wants nothing to do with the rich actor boy, but on the day she meets him, she has an accident. One that almost claims her life. And now she can't hide from the truth any longer:
She might be much closer to losing everything than she thought. She might be dying. And the British actor is the last person she'd expect to save her life.
She's a hard-working island girl. He's adored by millions. Falling in love was never supposed to be a part of the job. Staying alive was never supposed to be a part of growing up.
Was this story ever meant for a happily ever after?
A message from M.C. Frank:
“LOSE ME. is the NA (new adult) story of a British actor and a stunt girl. They meet while filming a modern Pride and Prejudice adaptation on the island of Corfu, and fall in hate at first sight! Things aren't as they seem, however, and soon enough sparks begin to fly. What they don't know is that a dark, heartbreaking secret is threatening to tear them apart. I am so excited to share this story with you guys, all of you have been so supportive through the entire publishing process, I have never felt less alone in my life! This book is so close to my heart, because it deals with a lot of issues I myself have had to deal with. One of them is extremely serious and I haven't read or seen any book that deals with it, and so it is even more important to me to raise awareness about it. A very special person in my life has had to deal with it, and my book is dedicated to him. Actually, I think that's the main reason inspiration took me to this story; it was because I needed to tell my story as well as his, and to put it out there in the world, so that more people can know that they are understood and that they are not alone in their struggle.”
Who is your modern day Mr. Darcy? Take this quiz to find out:
1. What inspired you to write this book?
A number of things, including my love for the island of Corfu, and Pride and Prejudice. But most of all, this book is so close to my heart, because it deals with a lot of issues I myself have had to deal with: fear, anxiety, failure (and acting, but that’s another story). One of these issues, which I won’t name, because it’s a spoiler, is extremely serious and I haven't read or seen any book that deals with it, and so it is even more important to me to raise awareness about it. A very special person in my life has gone through a similar situation, and my book is dedicated to him. Actually, I think that's the main inspiration behind this story; I wrote it because I needed to tell my story as well as his, and to put it out there in the world, so that more people can realize that they are understood and that they are not alone in their struggle.
2. What is the hardest part of writing?
Editing. Luckily, I love reading my stories over and over again (at least for the first hundred times, after that it becomes kinda boring), because that’s the main reason I write: I write because I want to read that particular story. That said, when I edit I do find a few cringe-worthy mistakes, but with a little perseverance (or a lot), everything gets fixed by the end.
3. What is the best part of writing?
Everything. The part I love most is the very beginning of a new story, when it’s all new, I’m coming up with ideas right and left until I think my brain will explode, and my hands can’t type down stuff fast enough. So the brainstorming and outlining parts are really fun, but I also love it when the story begins to take shape. And, of course, let’s not forget that amazing feeling when lovely readers fall in love with your characters for the first time! Just thinking about it gives me a rush. But the very best part of writing is escape. It’s even better than reading, for me, because I am the one creating the world and the story, and thus in control.
4. What's your favorite book (if you can pick!)?
Now, that’s an evil question. (I’m kidding). How to choose? I love Jane Eyre, and I think it’s a pure work of genius. But I also love everything by Dickens and Shakespeare. From more modern writers, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is my all time favorite, and from YA/NA I would definitely pick Daughter of Smoke and Bone (only the first book) and Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. Wait, how many books did you ask me to pick? Ooops.
5. What is your favorite color?
6. What is your favorite part of Lose Me?
That’s so hard, but I’ll try to pick just one (at least this once). Oh, I know. The “say something” scene. It tore at my heartstrings.
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Goodreads 2017: 81/100