In Review: The One You Can’t Forget (The Ones Who Got Away) by Roni Loren

Posted May 29, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: The One You Can’t Forget (The Ones Who Got Away) by Roni LorenThe One You Can't Forget by Roni Loren
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: eARC, 416 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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The world admires her as a survivor. But that impression would crumble if people knew her secret. She didn't deserve to be the one who got away. But nothing can change the past, so she's thrown herself into her work. She can't dwell if she never slows down.

Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his dream restaurant, his money, and half his damn mind in a vicious divorce. But when he intervenes in a mugging and saves Rebecca―the attorney who helped his ex ruin him―his simple life gets complicated.

Their attraction is inconvenient and neither wants more than a fling. But when Rebecca's secret is put at risk, both discover they could lose everything, including what they never realized they needed: each other

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

As soon as I finished The Ones Who Got Away, I began the countdown for The One You Can’t Forget. I was fortunate to get an eARC and I dove in pretty much the second I got my hands on it. I was so curious about Rebecca’s story from the lead up in the first book. Plus, I really just wanted more of this series in general. It’s such an interesting concept and one that’s quite relatable and timely. I fell totally in love with Rebecca and Wes and their story. I basically inhaled this book, not allowing anything to distract me once I’d started it.

Both Rebecca and Wes were great characters. Opposites to the core, you wouldn’t necessarily think they would work as a couple, but you would also be wrong. They had intense chemistry from the start, and somehow, the broken pieces they each carried fit together wonderfully. There was so much more to each of these characters than what’d you saw on the outside. I loved getting a deeper look at both of them. Wes gave Rebecca the push she needed to find something she was truly passionate about, and also helped her get over the guilt she still carried as a result of the shooting so she could really start living again.

My heart ached for both Rebecca and Wes throughout this book. Despite the subject matter, it wasn’t overly angsty or heavy. It was basically “just right” if you ask me. There were plenty of smiles and swoons to go with the sexy times and all the feels I felt. I enjoyed getting this piece of the Long Acre bunch story and I can’t wait to see what comes next. If it’s anything like the first two books, I’m going to continue really enjoying this special series.


Surviving a tragedy didn’t make you magical. It made you tough. Not special. Just lucky.

“Goodbye? That… felt like the opposite of a goodbye, Rebecca. That felt like a whole lot of hello.”

“There aren’t that many things in life that are pure pleasure. Think about it. The list is short—food, sleep, sex. They’re meant to be enjoyed. Why ruin it with all that guilt?”

Home had never felt like this. Like the right key sliding into the matching lock. Like forever.

About Roni Loren

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. After earning a master’s degree in social work from LSU, she worked in a mental health hospital, counseled birthmothers as an adoption coordinator, and did management recruiting in her PJs. But she always returned to writing.

Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her cooking, watching reality television, or picking up another hobby she doesn't need--in other words, procrastinating like a boss. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a winner of the prestigious RITA Award.

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