Synopsis via Goodreads: 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.
I have been eagerly awaiting the release of The One You Can’t Forget ever since I read The Ones Who Got Away. Roni Loren totally won me over with the first book in this series and I was desperate for more so once this baby hit my Kindle on release day, I grabbed a box of tissues and flipped to the first chapter.
The One You Can’t Forget follows Rebecca Lindt, one of the Long Acre High School survivors who is still haunted by the tragic night that changed her life. Now a divorce lawyer, Rebecca has a no nonsense attitude and strives to win every case in the courtroom in hopes of getting her closer to making partner. One night while walking home, she is robbed at gun point and Wes Garrett comes to her aid. She soon realizes that Wes was the husband of one of her former clients and despite her better judgment, she finds herself attracted to him. But when Wes figures out that Rebecca was the woman who took everything away from him, will he stay or will he walk away?
I didn’t read the blurb for The One You Can’t Forget because I loved the first book so much so I just decided to go into the sequel completely blind. And it was totally worth it because I loved this sequel as well! While this sequel may not have been as emotional as the first book, it still has some emotional parts that made me tear up a bit. I think one of my favorite things about this book has to be the romance. This has got to be one of the most unique romances I read in a while. I mean, when was the last time you read a romance where the hero ends up falling for the lawyer who represented his ex-wife in the divorce case that left him broke??!! I honestly would’ve never paired these two together, but it worked so well in this book. This romance is ideal example of the “opposites attract” trope and I couldn’t get enough.
I went into this book a little bit on the hesitant side because truth be told, I was not a big fan of Rebecca’s character in the first book. She was a little uppity and acting like her shit don’t stink in the previous book, but after getting to know her character better, you realize that her cold demeanor is all an act and she’s much more vulnerable than we think. Rebecca struggles with PTSD and throughout this story, we see her deal with flashbacks from the shooting and feelings of guilt. It’s why she distances herself from people and why she is so afraid to let Wes in. But Wes isn’t the type of guy to quit something without giving it his best shot and he does his best to show Rebecca that he can be what she needs and that even though their personalities are total opposite, they were meant to be together. Even though he too has his own personal struggles, Wes is such a good guy and I loved seeing him turn his life around. I also loved how he cared so much for his students and had their best interest at heart. I really can’t believe Roni Loren found a way to make this romance work, but I loved it and I was so sad when it came to an end. *sobs*
The One You Can’t Forget was an emotional and unique romance and I can’t wait to continue this series. I am holding out hope that Kincaid’s book will be next because I wanna see my fave find her happily ever after. I’m also hoping that her book is just as good as the first two or I will riot, lol. If you haven’t picked up this series yet, then I highly recommend that you do. You won’t regret it!