Published by Bermingham Books on June 6, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Occult & Supernatural, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Publisher
Some promises are made to last forever...
What if you fell in love with a stranger...but that stranger had come from your past, a past you never knew existed until the moment your eyes met?
When Tess Winters locks eyes with a stranger at an airport bookstore, it ignites a feeling of passion somewhere deep inside her that she can't explain.
Although the encounter is innocent and brief, the intensity of it lingers, leaving her overwhelmed by a yearning for the mystery man now consuming her every thought.
Struggling to break the powerful hold he has over her heart, Tess starts to experience strange but familiar dreams...dreams from the turn of the twentieth century of the charming Mr Addison Taylor.
As her dreams start to materialize into reality, and past and present begin to blur, Tess is forced to put the pieces of a forgotten time together, and soon discovers that love isn't the only thing that can find you after an eternity.
Captivating, mysterious, and romantic, Life Lived Twice will leave you wondering whether love is so powerful it could last more than a lifetime.
Life Lived Twice is a unique read. I enjoyed it, and it was very interesting to read because it dealt with the issue of reincarnation as well as soul jumping (kind of), plus some pretty unique plot twists. The book kept my interest and it was cool that the author switched back and forth between the past and the present because it was like we were reading two stories. And there was the added kicker of solving a “mystery” in the past life.
Tess is an easily likable character. She is looking for place to live so she can start attending college, but surprisingly almost none of the book has to do with her time at school. Tess has a strange encounter with a boy at the airport. They are both reaching for the same book and when she looks up at him she calls him Addison. She has no idea why, because she doesn’t know any Addison’s and his name is not Addison. She only has his initials to go by, which are LB. The plot thickens when her new landlord, Dane looks so much like the airport guy, Logan. There looks like there might be something between Tess and Dane when she meets Logan again. I liked Dane and Logan. and I often felt conflicted between the two of them.
I am not going to tell you much more because this is the type of book that you need to experience for yourself. There are lots of twists and turns and those were my favorite part of the story. I really liked the mystery part of the book as well. Sherrie Wouters is not afraid to take risks with her writing and her characters and I appreciated that as a reader. She is also not afraid to have an unconventional ending. Life Lived Twice surprised me numerous time. Some surprises I loved, some not so much, but overall I appreciated and enjoyed the story.