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This is my first Roni Loren book and it definitely won’t be my last! I mean, WOW! How emotional can you get?
The Ones Who Got Away captured me from page 1! The premise is just heart-breaking. These are survivors of a school shooting and it felt real for me because of what is happening here in the US. While this hasn’t happened to me, I could empathize with the survivors.
The first few chapters were very emotional. A trigger warning is suggested because there are flashbacks to that prom night.
The survivors are back to Long Acre to do a documentary and raise funds for the families of the victims. Liv is back after 12 years and reconnects with her secret high school boyfriend, Finn. I love second-chance romance and this book checked all the right boxes for me!
I also love that this features a diverse heroin, a biracial couple and PTSD.
I also love the romance between Liv and Finn, most especially because it is a second-chance romance. When Finn and Liv finally hook-up it was super hot!
Based on the reviews I read prior to reading this book, I thought this would have me ugly cry, but it didn’t. The first few chapters were the only really emotional ones and I did shed a tear. But once the romance picked up, it wasn’t as emotional as I expected it to be.
I guess I expected it to be more emotional, especially the romance part. I mean, the PTSD felt real, but I wanted more situations to show that Liv and Finn had PTSD.
I definitely enjoyed reading The Ones Who Got Away and I highly recommend it!
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I did not ugly cry reading this one, there were sad parts (obviously), but I did shed some happy tears there at the end. I love second chance romances, and I loved these two together. I am very excited about this series, and cannot wait to get to know the other women better. Great review.
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Me too! and I expected to cry, actually. But I do love the romance and I can’t wait for the whole series!!
Daniela Ark says
oh my who can resist “Emotional & Heartbreaking”??? especially when it comes to school shooting. and.. second chances, diverse heroin, a biracial couple and PTSD??? This one is a MUST! thank you for sharing Zee!
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I was surprised that I enjoyed it! Let me know what you think of it, Daniela!
Nereyda Gonzalez says
I reeally liked this one too. It wasnt what I was expecting but I still definitely loved it. Really looking forward to book two and three.
I thought it would be more emotional. But I’m writing this comment right now and with the current news right now… 🙁