In This Life

In This Life

by Terri Herman-Ponc




Psychologist Lottie Morgan knows something is wrong when she starts reliving memories of a lover she's never had. At first, she attributes them to fever-induced dreams. But when the fever disappears and the visions don't, Lottie thinks she may need therapy of her own.

Then she meets Galen. Their first encounter is as intense as it is eye-opening, and Lottie is unprepared for the fire Galen arouses in her. His revelation that they shared a passionate relationship thousands of years ago explains the memories and entices Lottie into wanting to learn more about her past. Her decision, however, comes at a price. Galen may hold the answers but he could destroy the devoted, lifelong relationship Lottie has with her current lover, David.

As parallels between both of her lives emerge and the memories escalate, Lottie becomes caught between two lifetimes, two men, and long-buried deceptions that present an opportunity to right previous wrongs. Unless Lottie repeats her past mistakes.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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ISBN-13: 9781440555961
Publisher: F & W Media Inc
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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In This Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
iacuttergirl More than 1 year ago
In more recent years I've taken to not giving 5 stars lightly. And it's true with In This Life by Terri Herman-Ponce, I don't give this 5 star lightly, the book deserves every one of those stars. Told from Lottie Morgan's point, In This Life delves into the 'what if' you were given a second chance? Would you make the same mistakes, or would you change it all? Taking the reader on a fast past trek through the mystery of who's after Lottie in present day to the past of trying to figure out who Lottie was. Herman-Ponce does a wonderful job of pulling the reader in with vivid descriptions past and present, drawing on our own frustrations right along with Lottie as she tries to convey her confusion and thoughts to David and finding herself getting nowhere. There were times I wanted to reach inside the book and shake David for being such a mule, but that's the kind of man I want to read, strong and confused, but trying oh so freaking hard to understand. I'm already starting in on book 2, Covet, and I can't wait to see what secrets are revealed from David's life.
BorderBabe More than 1 year ago
I read Covet, book two of this series, before working backwards and picking up, In This Life. Now I'm even more crazy about David Belotti. Too bad this story was from Lottie's POV.  In truth, she was a compelling heroine, though Lottie did get on my nerves sometimes because, as a psychologist, she didn't always display the best judgment. What was best for her, and her patients, didn't really enter into her thoughts when she was mentally and psychologically impaired with visions no one, not even her, could understand or anticipate. Not only did she continue to drive, never knowing when one of these blackout episodes would hit, but she fought tooth and nail to carry on normally whether she was fit to help anyone else or not. She wasn't fit to help herself. But Lottie's regressions were so cool I simply had to keep reading. Beautifully written, the story itself is fascinating and the two men who've shared her heart and her bed make Lottie's frustrating shortcomings worth the trouble. Don't be surprised if you get a crush, too. I fell for David in Covet. My crush intensified with this book. You better believe I'll be reading the next.
DeborahONeillCordes More than 1 year ago
I read IN THIS LIFE and its sequel, titled COVET, in one fell swoop, and I was captivated by Terri Herman-Poncé's ability to create page-turning mysteries. And yes, that's how I would characterize these novels. Ms. Ponce is an excellent writer, her plotting positively Hitchcockian in its ability to keep me guessing. If you are interested in reincarnation and wish to read a different kind of paranormal novel, I highly recommend IN THIS LIFE and COVET. I can't wait for the third novel in this series, because I need to know what happens to Ada. Hurry, Ms. Ponce, hurry! Spin your tale and weave your magic!
CAJ45 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It had tons of twists and turns that will keeping you turning page after page until the very end. This book is about second chance and how it brings a past life to the present in a unique way with a mystery stalker on the side. How do you right a wrong or maybe it wasn’t? Only your heart can tell you. I loved the roller coaster ride however as I was coming toward the end of my ride I didn’t know if it was going end how I wanted. I will be waiting for the next book. Galen maybe? I loved this quote from the book will be adding to my GR profile. “From childhood you have been everything to me,” he whispered. “Only now, more so. For all of eternity, you will be here, Shemei. “
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
Amazing and Fascinating Read:  IN THIS LIFE by Terry Herman-Ponce IN THIS LIFE is the first novel and October 18, 2012 release from author Terry Herman-Ponce.  Written in a combination of fantasy, mystery and contemporary suspense genre, In This Life will keep you attention until the very end.  Dr. Taletta (Lottie) Morgan is sick at home with the flu, but a mysterious call from a stranger has Lottie considering she has lost her mind.  The previous evening she had dreamed about an ancient lover from a time long ago, and the man on the phone claimed to be the man in the dream.  But a call from a counselor at the Amrose Counseling Center where she worked pushed all thoughts aside, when one of her clients is reported missing and possibly suicidal.  Shortly after her arrival, the dream-like visions and music from the night before begin to invade once again, only to be interrupted by a knife held to her throat. Throughout the morning, Lottie moved in and out of lucidity. The voice from the earlier phone call continues to intrude in her mind and she is having difficulty focusing on her client who claims that no one cares, when she suddenly finds herself facing three strangers that she have never met before.  But a resurgence of awareness will bring her back to the present where her boyfriend David is sure that something has gone terribly wrong. She was losing moments and hours of time. She was blacking out and having visions, and each was preceded by an exotic scent or smell. As well, no one else is able to see or believes that her life is in danger. David Bellotti was an ex-marine and a contract soldier for Professional Recruitment and Operations- a global military corporation.  Three weeks earlier he lost his best friend and fellow soldier Eddie while on military manoeuvres in the Sahara and David was having difficulty with the death. When a replacement is brought in for Eddie, David became suspicious and asked Lottie to do an evaluation before he joins the team. But a dinner together with friends would find Lottie in the hospital with no memory of what had occurred. Hoping to analyze what has been happening Lottie sits downs with fellow counselor and one-time lover Paul to discuss what has been happening in her life. Everyone believes she is losing her mind. Throughout the storyline Lottie continues to travel what can only be called ‘back in time’ in her dreams, but the visions are no longer locked into her dreams, but through her waking hours.  The people in her dreams are strangers yet she knows each and everyone intimately as though they have known each other for a very long time.  Meanwhile the strange phone calls continue and several mysterious packages arrive-all perceived as a threat against her life.  When her fiancé begs her to get help, Lottie is too consumed with the visions and knows with whom she has to speak only she is risking her relationship and her life.  All too soon she will discover that her visions, the threats, her clients and a one-time friend are all connected. IN THIS LIFE is a fast paced, well-written and an amazing read.  I found myself on edge in a few spots especially when she was willing to risk everything to find the answers, but she was also irritating when she kept so many secrets to herself, but then again, no one would have believed a word she said. In This Life is a fascinating tale of lost love, lost souls and finding the one person with whom you were always meant to be-in this life or the next. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. The two main characters, David and Lottie, were believable and the writing was very engaging. For a first book, this was a win and it's not a romance in the traditional sense so I think a lot of people will like it. The book had a lot of suspense and even some mystery set in a past life background that really works and I wasn't sure if the author could pull it off, but she did and really well. I'm wondering if there will be another book to follow because the story seems to hint at something more. In a few words, this was an very entertaining, suspenseful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In This Life was a really good read. I started it at night and finished it the next day and had a hard time putting it down but had to only because I had to get sleep! But when I picked up the book the next day I got pulled right back into the story until the very end. The characters were so well written, and you felt as if you were right there with them, especially Lottie, feeling how torn she was in making a decision between two men. Usually love triangles are predictable but this one wasn't. In fact, the whole story was very unique and written with lots of twists I wasn't expecting. I'm not into paranormal stories because I’m not into vampire books but In This Life gives paranormal a whole new meaning. There's not a dull page in the book. And the ending? Wow. I strongly recommend this. You're missing out if you don't read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was hard to wrap your head around it. Somehow though your connection for her lies more with the past more than the present.