"Who are you?" I backpedaled through the foyer toward the den.
He followed. "You already know."
The back of my legs bumped into one of the leather chairs. A warning resounded, loud and clear, inside my head.
For three thousand years, Lottie's past remained buried-until he appeared with a message. And a warning.
She should have paid attention to the omens. Should have let the dangerous, deceitful past remain concealed forever.
Now someone intends to kill Lottie. Again.
In This Life, Book 1 of the Past Life Series. Buy it today.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
IN THIS LIFE is Out of This World! I absolutely adored this book! IN THIS LIFE was unlike any other book I've read before making it fresh and interesting. The way it was written kept you constantly guessing, trying to figure out just what is going on with Lottie, creating hypotheses and then reevaluating continuously. When you and Lottie finally come to the conclusion that she is dealing with a past life, you are still trying to determine exactly what happened in the past and who is who. All of this is very cleverly worked out by the author. I love books like this where you HAVE to keep reading so you can put all the pieces together. The sex scenes are hot without being graphic and the characters are very compelling, even those with smaller roles. This is the first Terri Herman Ponce book I've read and I can't wait to read the next one, COVET! Thank you for sharing your talent with us Ms. Ponce.
Have you ever had a moment of déjà vu? Most people just shake it off and come up with a thousand reasons why they felt that way; but has it ever made you wonder if there’s more to it? Scientific studies will all give conflicting information about why people experience this; anxiety, stress, mental illness… there are literally hundreds of explanations out there; which do you believe? Do you believe in past lives and reincarnation? That sometimes we just don’t get it right the first time around so we are given a second chance? In This Life is the story of Dr. Lottie Morgan. She begins to experience intense episodes of déjà vu; except to her it isn’t as simple as feeling as though it’s happened before, she is actually recalling memories of a time that is not the present. This is an excellent story. I loved the writing style and how seamlessly the story flows between Lottie’s recalled memories and the present. The characters are developed as the story progresses and as we pass between the past and the present we gain further understanding as to why the characters behave the way they do. The only negative I could pick out of the whole book was that there were times where I felt like Lottie didn’t have enough backbone. She tried to always handle every situation as a psychologist and not as a person (I’m not even sure that’s making sense)… she came across as a strong character, but there were times when her reactions didn’t reflect that. At first I didn’t like David very much. He was a little too controlling and, often times, demanding for my liking. In the beginning I got the feeling that he felt like Lottie was “his property” (he was not abusive or anything like that); but as the story progresses we do gain a better understanding of his actions. Galen is a likeable character, but I have a feeling there’s so much more to him than meets the eye. Paul is likeable to a point… you’ll understand what I mean when you get there. The plot twist, while kind of predictable, wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. This was a relatively quick read; mainly because the story does flow so seamlessly, it’s hard to put it down once you get going. I truly can’t imagine holding a grudge for a thousand years (I have a hard time staying mad at my husband for more than 5 minutes!) and waiting out an entire lifetime to exact revenge! But that’s exactly what happens. The intrigue of Ancient Egypt, past lives, second chances, falling in love all over again, mystery, suspense…. there’s a little bit of everything in here. I highly recommend this book. And I have it on good authority that Covet, the second book in the series, will be re-released soon for everyone’s reading pleasure.
Mesmerizing. This is a tour de force by Terri Herman-Ponce. At times bewildering, alarming, and thrilling, In This Life never disappoints. Psychiatrist Lottie Morgan is having some serious memory issues, and the people in her life not only aren’t helping, they may be making the situation worse. Especially her boyfriend, ex-military hunk, David. Pragmatic and an “I’ll believe it when I see it” kind of guy, he shows extraordinary patience with her, but that has its limits. And, in the spirit of adding insult to injury, she may have a stalker. What is going on? Even as Lottie’s woes and confusion pile up, the reader glides happily along, enjoying the lyric writing, the otherworldly quality of her ‘memories’, and the evocative recounting of another life and love. Wonderful. Very well done.