by Roni Loren
Series: The Ones that Got Away #2
Published by Sourcebooks on June 5, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View:Alternating Third Person
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The One You Can’t Forget is the second book in Roni Loren’s The Ones that Got Away series and it follows another one of the Long Acre school shooting survivors, Rebecca Lindt as she makes that journey towards true love with Chef Wes Garrett. Their story was another well written sweet romance from Roni Loren. It just worked for me. I loved seeing Wes get his second chance at life building his dream restaurant and I really loved seeing Rebecca really come into her own. There’s a lot of growth in both of their characters and when Rebecca stands up to her father in the end, I was super happy because that scene, that moment, was such a long time coming. This book charmed the socks right off of me and I’m super thrilled that we’re not done with these characters. I’m really looking forward to reading Taryn’s book and after that, I’m looking forward to finally getting some Kincaid action. I’m mighty curious about Kincaid and can’t wait for her story. Wes Garrett is my book boyfriend for this week because I seriously adored everything about him. He was working toward becoming a better person than the one Rebecca knew from before and I really loved seeing the man he proved to be in the end. He was really good with the kids in his class and I loved seeing his passion for food and his desire to be a better man. When the truth about what Rebecca thought about him and his marriage came out, I was super relieved because I’m not a huge fan of infidelity in my romances but all is well…Wes is just as swoony as we all hope our favorite heroes will be and I just loved seeing him fall for Bec and seeing the hope that blossomed all around him once his dream came close to being attainable.
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.
“You see, Bec, you’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t pretend to be someone else around me. You gave me the best gift. You let yourself be who you really are with me. Underneath all this hurt and trauma, all the pressure and expectations, this is you. I got to meet that girl, and I’m so damn lucky for it.”See? Gah, he’s such a dream boat. This is the guy that I pictured as Wes Garrett: Overall, this book was solid though there were times when I got frustrated with both Rebecca and Wes. I thought Rebecca handled the whole Steven thing really well and Wes was just all around my guy. I definitely recommend.