Review: The One You Can't Forget by Roni Loren
Most days Rebecca Lindt feels like an imposter...
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 She laughed and kissed him. This morning she'd melted down. But somehow this man had her laughing and turned on only a few hours later. Everything inside her felt buoyed. She felt...light. She'd forgotten what that felt like.
Last year I got the chance to read an advance copy of The Ones Who Got Away, the first in this series. I really enjoyed the first in the series, and was already looking forward to the chance to read about Liv's friends. I was so excited when the second in the series focused on Rebecca!
The Ones Who Got Away focuses on a group of women who survived a high school shooting 12 years ago. The first one focused on Liv finding her way back to the man she loved all those years ago. The One You Can't Forget also focuses on reuniting Rebecca with someone she knew a few years ago, but this is not a second chance romance. Years ago, Rebecca helped Wes Garrett's ex-wife take him for all he had. But then Wes saves her during a mugging, she kisses him the first night they meet, he doesn't recognize her at first, and then they're off!
I honestly think The One You Can't Forget was better than the first book in the series, even though we see less of the friend group as I was hoping for. Rebecca and Wes are so sweet, their banter is great, and their chemistry is off the rails. I still feel a little uneasy about the entire concept of the series, but I do love this relationship and how Roni Loren makes it work, and I'm sure I'll be reading the next one.
Should you read it? This book is a great choice for someone who read and liked the first in the series. Haven't read the first yet? No worries! This one's also great for anyone looking for a sweet, hot, and slightly angsty summer read.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Expected publication June 5, 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca