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Review ❤️ The One For You by Roni Loren

January 1, 2020

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She got a second chance at life.
Will she take a second chance at love?

Kincaid Breslin wasn’t supposed to survive that fateful night at Long Acre when so many died, including her boyfriend—but survive she did. She doesn’t know why she got that chance, but now she takes life by the horns and doesn’t let anybody stand in her way

Ashton Isaacs was her best friend when disaster struck all those years ago, but he chose to run as far away as he could. Now fate has brought him back to town, and Ash doesn’t know how to cope with his feelings for Kincaid and his grief over their lost friendship. For Ash has been carrying secrets, and he knows that once Kincaid learns the truth, he’ll lose any chance he might have had with the only woman he’s ever loved.


Release Date: Dec 31, 2019
Series: The Ones Who Got Away
Book: 4
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Imprint: Casablanca
Price: $7.99


 

Ms. Loren saved the best for last! I will be the first to say that I loved this story the best out of the entire series.

This series is not an easy one to dive into. The subject matter is very taxing. I’m not a fan of dealing with traumatic events in my romances and to keep that theme in a romantic series while being realistic is very hard. Kudos to Ms. Loren! I found myself sympathizing with each couple and their issues while rooting for them to get that HEA.

Kincaid is the last of the girls to find romance. She is the one who hides behinds a façade. She is the one who brought all the girls together so I was very anxious to read her story. Kincaid is best friends with Ashton Issacs but everything changes for them after that shooting.

Fast forward, Kincaid and Ash are both leading very different lives. Something occurs and the two have not spoken since the night of the shooting. Kincaid stayed in their small town. She put her whole focus on her career as a real estate agent. She dates occasionally but nothing compares to love she felt for her soul mate, Graham, who died that night. To hide her pain, she ensures that everyone around her is doing great.  

Ash doesn’t want to return home but after catching his fiancée cheating and his writing mojo dries up, he decides to go back home to regroup. The moment him and Kincaid see each other for the first time, they fight about the events of the past. The readers are left wondering what really went wrong. I don’t want to spoil what happened but I can see how both of them got hurt emotionally.

The chemistry between Ash and Kincaid is explosive. Ash is such a good guy. You know he is hiding something about what happened that night. You can see that he loved her from childhood and it is so frustrating knowing he never spoke up for himself. The stuff with his family to the childhood relationship with Kincaid, made me fall hard for Ash.  I love a book nerd so I wanted Kincaid to snap out of it earlier.

Kincaid focuses on herself so she never really see the big picture. When she finally came put all of the pieces together, it is so beautiful. She didn’t wait to share her feelings with Ash. The emotions came fast at the end and I wanted a bit more of their story as lovers but they spoke to my romantic side.

Overall, I’m glad this series has come to an end. The author handled the subject matter with compassion. I would highly recommend it.

~ Samantha

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