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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’d forgotten what that felt like.
Author : Roni Loren
Title : The One you Can’t Forget
Series : The One Who Got Away #2
Number of pages : 416
Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date : June 5th, 2018
Genre : Contemporary.
My biggest issue with contemporary romances is that the problems tend to arise in two arenas – either the family or all in the characters’ heads. I’m not even being facetious as I ask this question – you’re busy and lonely and in a dating slump. You meet a gorgeous man with whom you have amazing sex (it really is important in a relationship), whom you admire, with whom you love spending time, and you evolve this healthy respectful relationship. Good, right? But in a contemporary romance this isn’t good. Some complete mindfuck of the heroine’s comes along to throw a monkey-wrench in the works (between 72 and 75%) and you have to watch an otherwise sane person sabotage a relationship and then desperately repair it. And then you’re expected to rejoice that this twatwaffle is happy. Ugh.
Rebecca (from the last book) is a miserable, uptight, lonely lawyer (I swear to god we are not all freakin like this). Wes is a recovering alcoholic who has blown up his own life. They meet. Their fears intrude. Their hideous families intrude (seriously, I loathed these people). And they stumble their way to happily ever after through a garden of landmines (that they’d planted themselves).
I keep saying I’m not going to read any more contemporaries, but then an amazing one comes along. (I’m looking at you Brooklynaire) So I never give up. Maybe I’m becoming as tedious as the heroines I’ve come to loathe…nahhhhhhhh.
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. She holds a master’s degree in social work and spent years as a mental health counselor, but now she writes full time from her cozy office in Dallas, Texas where she puts her characters on the therapy couch instead. She is a two-time RITA Award winner and a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author.