Save Me (Lost Souls, #3)by Published 03 Mar 2015
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"You need to be careful with perfection. It's brilliant at hiding its flaws."
Having lost everything she holds dear—and then some—Charlotte O'Brien had almost given up hope. Until an unepexted love opened her heart to the possibility of second chances. But now, will Charlotte be brave enough to take the risk that love be enough to save her wounded soul?
The stunning conclusion to Eliza Freed's provocative Lost Souls series.
Save Me (Lost Souls, #3) Reviews
Save Me, was the last book in the Lost Souls Series, and it put me through the emotional wringer. I was a sniveling, red-eyed, puffy-nose mess from this book! Ms. Freed made me feel every emotion that these main characters were going through. I felt anger, frustration, helplessness, and devastation.
In Save Me, Charlotte has fallen in to a happy, comfortable, and committed relationship with Noble. When they are together, they laugh, have, a good time, understand one another, and couldn't be any happier. However, when Charlotte lets herself think of Jason, she still feels love, heartbreak, betrayal, and yearning. When Jason's father, Butch, is diagnosed with stage four Colin Cancer, Jason moves back with his son Jason Jr. "Jay." This causes an upheaval in Charlotte's relationship. All of a sudden, Jason keeps putting himself in close proximity to Charlotte and telling her how much he loves her, and needs her to be with him.
Noble starts becoming insecure, and jealous. He is scared that he is going to lose Charlotte to Jason. Charlotte keeps trying to reassure Noble and tell Jason that they are through, but the more she is around Jason, the more she is tempted by him. Then a horrible tragedy strikes, and Charlotte's life is turned upside down once again.
Save Me was one long roller coaster ride. There were major plot twists in this story, and there were a few that I never saw coming. This story was filled with passion, love, yearning, heart-break, and renewal.
If you enjoy emotional, and angst filled reads, you need to read the Lost Souls Trilogy. I give, Save Me, by Eliza Freed, 5 Addictive, Tragic, Passionate, Pain Filled Stars!!!
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Oh my WOW, I am not sure where to begin. I absolutely love The Lost Souls Trilogy and I am sad to see that it has ended. Ms. Freed did an amazing job with this last book and closing out this Series (I am still in morning). Save Me is just as good as the first two books, if not even better. I found this one to have more suspense, drama, angst and tears – I mean this is it!
Save Me picks up where Redeem Me left off. Charlotte and Noble are moving forward in their relationship. Can Noble and Charlotte finally walk down the aisle? I have grown to love the characters in the Lost Series, even the side characters bring more life and drama into this crazy ride. I am not going to reveal any spoilers or quotes in this story because there is so much that happens. What I THOUGHT would happen didn’t and even though I knew there would be two end results, I did not expect the surprise we got from this author.
After months being engaged, Charlotte has finally agreed to a date for Nick and Charlotte say their vows. Charlotte is sincere in wanting to spend forever with him. She loves him but still thinks about the what ifs with Jason. Noble and Charlotte are moving forward together as husband and wife. Butch, Jason’s friend and Charlotte’s next door neighbor is gravely ill. Jason, his son and the SLURRY TROLL MOLE (STEPHANIE) return home to spend time with Butch. Jason being home puts him right in the center of Charlotte and Noble’s life and old wounds are opened and emotions run wild.
SO I knew Charlotte had some unresolved feelings for Jason but being around him so much has her questioning everything. Noble is just that noble, I mean I would have gone APE-SH*T crazy with how things went down but he handled it like a true man. I thought Jason was my favorite but I was wrong. I do not hate Jason I actually love him but Noble (DAMN HIM) won my heart. Noble is a keeper! I honestly felt like slapping Charlotte a couple of times. I am also not going to put her down either, because she was firm in her decisions and her vows but of course when the man you thought would be your forever breaks your heart, you always wonder what could or would have happened. I saw and felt her dilemma and my heart broke for her.
Redeem Me messed with my heart and lets not even go there with my VERY UNSTABLE reactions (NO LIKE MY KINDLE WAS NEARLY THROWN and I WAS SERIOUSLY YELLING WTF? A lot). I was engrossed in all the heartache, heart wrenching moments and angst. I will say I do see why the author went this route, there was no other way to end this series. Some of the actions of the characters in this last book threw me and I was shocked but after reading this I get why things went down the way they did. When you have all these emotions and two male characters fighting for the love of their life I got it. OMG, the author adds so many WTF moments, twist, turns and surprises. When the final shocker happens, I was a mess (like seriously ugly baby crying mess).
The author ends this series with a bang. I loved how we see the growth in Charlotte’s character, despite her mistakes. I am still trying to come to terms with the final twist. I can’t wait to see what the author will bring out next.
Review Posted on Reading Lark 4/24/15: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2015/...
That was one hell of a ride. I'm sitting here trying to formulate a review for this one after finishing the last sentence a few hours ago. My mind is numb and my heart is still tingling; I can't seem to process everything that went down in this final installment of a trilogy that has earned a spot among my favorites. I was equal parts dread and anxiety when I began this one. I had been eyeing it since I got the ARC, but other projects had priority and I honestly was terrified of how things would go down between Charlotte, Noble, and Jason. I hate spoilers in reviews so I will avoid them, but the review may be short compared to my usual fare as a result. There is so much I want to say, but I refuse to ruin the story.
I have felt since the beginning of this series that Charlotte and Jason's relationship was toxic and obsessive. They lose sight of everything else in the world when they are together and they never cease to hurt one another. Jason's actions in the previous novels have forced Charlotte into the arms of someone else, the handsome Noble. Noble lives up to his name. He is truly one of the best, most genuine people in New Adult Literature (at least out of the ones I have encountered so far). Noble is Jason's opposite in every way. I think it needs to be noted that I am firmly Team Noble so my bias my anger some Team Jason fans out there. I never wanted Charlotte to end up with Jason, but I knew that they couldn't let each other go easily. My heart kept waiting for the moment when Charlotte would jump ship and leave Noble. I won't tell you if that happens, but I will say that this novel put me through an emotional wringer. Seriously, there were moments when I felt like I was being punched in the gut and the heart simultaneously.
Eliza Freed doesn't make things easy on Charlotte, Noble, and Jason in this one. The trio will face some rocky paths throughout the course of this novel. I was so anxious about their fates that I was tempted to read the last few chapters around the 60% mark. Seriously, it felt like I was having heart palpitations.
Ultimately, I understood why the series ended the way it did. There are moments I wish could be different. I also didn't agree with some of Charlotte's choices, but ultimately she becomes the girl I always wanted her to be.
The Lost Souls Series is bittersweet, heart wrenching, and addicting. These characters are permanently imprinted on my heart.
One Last Gripe: There were several moments when Charlotte disappointed me. It held me back from giving this one five stars.
My Favorite Thing About This Book: I have loved watching these characters grow from college kids into adults. The relationships truly make this series shine.
First Sentence: Noble and I carry our boat as we wade into the calm sea.
Favorite Character: Noble
Least Favorite Character: Stephanie
So first this is difficult to write for me. I love the first book in this series. I love the concept of this series and I love the writing style of Eliza Freed. I loved Jason. I love how he is flawed. How he knows this and how he tries. I love how he tries to do right even when it comes out wrong. I was hoping that things would work out for him. I was hoping Charlotte would turn out different. But alas that didn’t happen. And I am okay with that I really really am.Not all books end how we hope and usually that twist is good. It makes the book stronger and better. This last in the series that was wonderful though left me not so happy. That is not to say the writing isn’t good and the strength of the story and characters aren’t good because it is. The premise of the story is excellent. The writing engages you but for me what was missing was what kept me in the story and that is Jason and hope. HOpe for him and hope that Charlotte changes and sees Jason for him. For me what hurts the book is Charlotte. I don’t like this Charlotte. I don’t like her character she hurts what was built in the last two books and takes away hope.
In the first book Jason makes a mistake and pays the consequences. Big time. Charlotte though is unforgiving. She is hypocritical and she hurts Jason. This is the guy who was there for her. He made a mistake and she acts like she forgives but never does. She treats him with disdain and acts like he is a horrible person. HE tries so hard for her to see reason and that they love each other but she refuses. She closes herself off to love and emotion. She cheats herself and him out of love and happiness. She stays this way even though she says she loves him. Even in this book when she is with little Jay she is tearing down Jason. Enough is enough. Charlotte for me is what was wrong with this book. She was not as real as I had hoped for. Her inflexibility and her sometimes harsh comments weren’t great. Jason took care of her when she needed someone yet she is unforgiving and harsh towards him and about him. She acts more holier than thou than she should. When redemption is something she needs she is more inflexible. I just didn’t like what she is in this book. Her choices her ways didn’t set well with me. The one part of the book series I loved is not there. For me Jason made this series. Noble is great but the real feeling of getting to know Jason flaws and all and how he loves was what I loved. It’s not the same as the other two for the feel is more somber and the element that gives spark isn’t there. Jason is the spark I need he is what I love and without that it makes this book hard.Saying this I can say the book draws you in as you see if Charlotte can become who she wants to be. The writing is emotional and the topic dramatic to the end. In a book where people struggle with right and wrong and some do really disrespect others because their feelings are raw and worn on their sleeve we learn that our actions have consequences and sometimes even love isnt enough. A powerful tale to the end. The book will gut you and you will be thrown for a loop. Everything isn’t what it seems. A powerfully emotional book that does teach us to learn to love, forgive and see others for who they are and what brought them to where they are in life.
We pick up where we left off, Charlotte and Nick - will they, or won't they, make it? When Nick finally gets Charlotte to marry him you almost believe that Jason is going to be out of her mind for good. Nick is who she married and who she will spend forever with. As Jason's dad's health becomes imperative they start to spend more time together. Did she make the right decision? Is Nick truly her happy ever after?
Oh my gosh.....I don't even know where to begin. I loved this book-just as I have loved this series. I have grown to love these characters even with their flaws, so I am sad to see it come to an end; I am also sad to see certain things play out. I'm all for no spoilers, so I'll try my hardest to express my feelings without giving away too much. Charlotte....what..are..you...doing. There's one thing that she does that just....irritates me to no end! I cannot believe her sometimes, and I totally wanted to have faith in her but I should've known. Ugh. Nick-or Noble, whichever you prefer-he is too good. I'm not sure how he can take everything that happens, but I wouldn't love him as much as I do if he didn't handle everything as well as he does. That's just Noble for you. And Jason-I don't know whether to be mad or to love him.
There are so many twists and turns within this story-I swear the first big thing happens about a quarter of the way through the book, then something happens halfway. I was so stressed about what was going on because I didn't want the book to end with something big happening, especially since it's the last in the series. But everything wraps up nicely-my one big twist that I am not completely okay with, I'm not sure if I'm angry that it happened or if I'm okay with it. Charlotte grows as a character, she has her moments-that's for sure. But who doesn't? She becomes someone that I hoped she would be in the second book, it just takes something huge to happen to her for that change to occur. I'm sad that this series is done, but I am happy with how it ended. - Bri