Friday, June 1, 2018

Book Review: The One You Can't Forget by Roni Loren

The One You Can't Forget (The Ones Who Got Away #2)
by Roni Loren 
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Source: Publisher
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 felt...light. 

She'd forgotten what that felt like.

The first book in this series was SO GOOD and I was in love with the romance between two high school shooting survivors. I really enjoyed Rebecca's character and couldn't wait to see her have her own happy ending in this book! 

Rebecca Lindt has always had a list of goals she had to accomplish to be the best. Now that she's a divorce attorney and working for her father, she's earned the job and the life she wanted. But it's been feeling a bit...lonely. Wes Garrett lost everything during his divorce, including his dream restaurant. Now, he's working as an instructor teaching cooking to kids in an underprivileged area. When he jumps in and saves Rebecca from getting mugged on the street, the two realize they are complete opposites, but that doesn't stop the feelings brewing between the two...

When this book started, I was all into this book. I really enjoyed Rebecca's character and how she was trying to remember what she loved so much about her job. I loved how she knew it was so wrong for her to like a guy like Wes, but how she couldn't help but be attracted to him. Watching Wes and Rebecca fall for each other was fun and I liked how Wes brought Rebecca out of her shell. 

Once we hit the halfway part of this book, I kind of lost interest in the story. This started to move very slowly and I felt like we were just waiting for the drama to happen that would cause conflict for our plot. Some parts felt predictable and I wasn't a fan of the plot line between Rebecca and her father that was played out at the end. I just found it hard to feel connected to the romance by that point. 

Overall, this book had a strong start but slowly began to lose my interest. I'm not sure if it's because Rebecca's character wasn't as engaging as I wanted her to be or the story focused less on the romance and more on what was going on in the characters lives, but I wasn't into the book in the end. While I loved the first book, this one was not everything I wanted it to be for Rebecca's story.

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