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Series: The Ones Who Got Away #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
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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.
I fell in love with this series after reading the first book, The Ones Who Got Away. The series follow a group of friends who were deeply affected by a tragic event that happened in high school when a classmate open fired during prom and how it has affected their lives ever since.
We first met Rebecca in the first book and I instantly loved her and was so excited to dig deeper into her character with her own story. She was very mature and selfless at a time she could have been the complete opposite which was so refreshing. I found she continued to have that kind of persona in The One You Can’t Forget. She is holding in a lot of emotions for the tragedy years ago and when she finds herself being mugged, all of those feelings of fear and guilt come back front and center. She has a lot to work through, especially with a demanding father/boss oblivious to her feelings. Enter Wes! Wes lost his dream restaurant after his messy divorce and now teaches kids to cook in a very underfunded program. Even though it wasn’t exactly what he hoped for himself, he was extremely committed to those kids and helping them in every way. I adored him right away too! These two had an immediate connection despite Rebecca having already seen the very worst of him from his past. But he has really turned himself around for the better and truly sees and understands her in ways others don’t. Wes added a little fun and adventure into her life and she helped show him he deserved something good in his. They both showed such remarkable character growth and bravery along the way and made for one hot couple!
If the romance wasn’t enough, there is also this adorable and protective dog named Knight I grew attached to. Who can resist a cute dog? The novel made me want to find the nearest food truck and grab something amazing to eat too! We get a little glimpse of who might be the stars of the next novel in the series as well and I am all for it! Definitely worth grabbing a copy of!