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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!
Do you love second-chance romances?
What about romances that are very emotional?