The One You Fight For
Book 3, The Ones Who Got Away
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"Absolutely unputdownable! Roni Loren is a new favorite." —COLLEEN HOOVER, #1 New York Times bestseller for The One You Can't Forget
How hard would you fight for the one you love?
Taryn Landry was there that awful night fourteen years ago when Long Acre changed from the name of a town to the title of a national tragedy. Everyone knows she lost her younger sister. No one knows it was her fault. Since then, psychology professor Taryn has dedicated her life's work to preventing something like that from ever happening again. Falling in love was never part of the plan…
Shaw Miller has spent more than a decade dealing with the fallout of his brother's horrific actions. After losing everything—his chance at Olympic gold, his family, almost his sanity—he's changed his name, his look, and he's finally starting a new life. As long as he keeps a low profile and his identity secret, everything will be okay, right?
When the world and everyone you know defines you by one catastrophic tragedy…
How do you find your happy ending?
The Ones Who Got Away Series:
The Ones Who Got Away (Book 1)
The One You Can't Forget (Book 2)
The One You Fight For (Book 3)
Readers are Raving About about The Ones Who Got Away series:
"This is a romance readers are unlikely to forget."—Booklist STARRED Review
"Phenomenal. Gets my highest recommendation!"—LORELEI JAMES, New York Times bestselling author
"Richly layered and full of emotion… Unforgettable."—KRISTEN CALLIHAN, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"A crackling, heartfelt love story."—Entertainment Weekly<
Another very emotional story.
I could just about copy and paste my review for book 2, The One You Can't Forget, and it would be accurate, but I'll try not to do that.
The One You Fight For is book three in The Ones Who Got Away series but it can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend reading at least book one though, just so you have all of the back ground on the four women who became friends due to a horrible tragedy at their high school prom. Each of them will get their own story.
I can't say enough good things about this series and this book. It's not an erotic romance like Roni Loren's Loving on the Edge series but it has plenty of heat. It also has characters that seem very real to me.
All of the four women who because friends as a result of the tragic school shooting lost something that day but Taryn also lost her sister. That loss compelled her to choose a different path than the one she thought she would follow before the shootings. She has dedicated her adult life to researching the reason these horrible acts get committed and to developing a program for schools that can help identify children with problems so they can get help before they do something awful.
We already know from the book's blurb that Taryn's love interest will be Shaw, the brother of the shooter, but getting to know the man behind the infamous name puts a new spin on things and helps us to realize that the survivors and people who died on that horrible day weren't the only victims.
This story seemed so authentic and real to me. Ms. Loren must have done a boat load of research for this story for it to come out and feel this way to this reader. Taryn is such a strong character that she seems able to cope with almost anything but when she has to make a very painful choice her strength may not be enough to help her hold everything together.
Like the other books, this story ripped me up and then put me back together again. Roni Loren is a master story teller who knows how to write moving stories that engage all of your emotions. I was totally invested in the outcome for these characters and I desperately needed them to find peace (especially Shaw) and their HEA.
There is simply no way for me to do justice to this book with anything that I'd write. I can't wait for the next book to come out but I will also be sad because it will be the last one for this series.
A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book.