The One You Can't Forget by Roni Loren ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@RoniLoren)

The second book in Roni Loren's The Ones Who Got Away series was released last month. I'm a bit slow reading and reviewing this one, but I finally got the job done! It wasn't a bad read, not exactly mind blowing, but still a good romantic read.
The One You Can't Forget (The Ones Who Got Away, #2)
Title: The One You Can't Forget
Author: Roni Loren
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 5th 2018

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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.

I actually haven’t read anything by Roni Loren before, and when I came across a review of this book I thought I had to give it a try! It was intense at times, as the characters face dangers both in the present and the past, but it was beautiful to see these troubled characters find love.

Rebecca is basically a workaholic; the only time she has off she spends it with her friends or at home. Her past was holding her back a lot, I thought, as well as her father, pushing her to succeed. When Wes reappears in her life, she tried to keep him at arms length, but soon it became hard to deny their connection.

I really liked Wes, and I was sad that he'd lost so much, all due to a misunderstanding. I liked that he had somewhat, found his feet, and had plans to achieve his goals. He really was a sweet guy and treated Rebecca well, and encouraged her to do more outside of work.

The One You Can't Forget was a good read, but didn't blow me away as I'd hoped. I found it hard to connect with Rebecca, and I couldn't comprehend why a 31 year old adult would allow her father to control her life like he did. She seemed to see the world too black and white, which really frustrated me. I did enjoy the alternating perspectives though, so I could understand each characters hesitations and the troubles they went through. For my first Roni Loren read, it was ok.
I had a little giggle at this moment between Wes and Rebecca.

“I know. I just… I guess I like the way you look at me now.”
He lifted a brow. “And how’s that?”
A small smile appeared. “Like you’re always right on the edge of trying to convince me out of my clothes.”
He laughed. “That’s totally true. That’s pretty much a constant state when I’m around you. I’m obviously not doing a good job of masking it.”
“Don’t,” she said. “I like it. I’m not used to someone looking at me like that.”
“It’s not going to change, Bec. If that’s what you’re worried about. Your scars don’t scare me. They’re part of you. And to be honest, I’m really more of an ass man than a leg man anyway. And yours…is top-notch, lawyer girl. Grade A.”

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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. She holds a master’s degree in social work and spent years as a mental health counselor, but now she writes full time from her cozy office in Dallas, Texas where she puts her characters on the therapy couch instead. She is a two-time RITA Award winner and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

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