Inside every story lies more than one truth.
“Come, boy, I will give you a reading…show me your hands.”
Jeffery Rossi wants to be a man of logic but finds himself basing his life’s decisions on a prophecy delivered at the hands of an old gypsy fortuneteller. The death of his beloved wife coupled with the loss of what he thought would be his carefully crafted future, have spun him onto a path of self-destruction.
“Three children will come from you—a king and two queens.”
Jeff believed he knew how his future would unravel, but he’s about to get a lesson in how the Universe works. Fate should not be left to the interpretation of mere mortals. Interfere and suffer, surrender… and let the fates help you find your destiny.
“No matter what you do, no matter how far away you run, what’s written in the stars cannot be undone."
I received an advanced copy of this story for an honest review.
One of the first things I messaged Tali Alexander about Lost in Rewind was “You made me have the feels for a character I previously wanted to run over with my car.” Jeff Rossi got under my skin in Love in Rewind and completely infuriated me in Lies in Rewind. When Tali announced she was telling Jeff’s story I had no idea how this character could possibly be redeemed, but in typically Tali style she pulled it off with panache.
Lost in Rewind is a multi-layered love story about the types of love that challenge you, shape you and in some cases make you a better person. I struggled with writing this review not because of any issues with the story but because of the difficulty in translating the process I went through as a reader while burning through the pages of this beautiful story. I had to wrap my mind around the fact that one stories villain can sometimes flip the script to become their own hero in a new adventure. I jumped into Lost in Rewind and I found myself yelling at Jeff through my kindle but gradually I felt something I hadn’t expected – empathy. I started to understand the bad decisions and the characters struggle to embrace the new life caused by those choices. That empathy steadily grew and before I knew it I was cheering Jeff on to his own HEA.
Tali stories have a wonderful balance of fantasy (impossibly beautiful people, exotic locations, tons of money) and real life (marital struggles, losing a loved one, the importance of family and friends). I absolutely love that I can feel swept away by a story like Lost in Rewind and still find things that I can relate to.
Lost in Rewind should not be read as a standalone. If you haven’t already you will need to read Love in Rewind (my favorite) and Lies in Rewind (prepare to ugly cry). This is an amazing series that I recommend without reservation.