The Ones Who Got Away, Book 1
From the publisher:
An Amazon Best Book of 2018 and a Kirkus Best Book of 2018!
A fresh new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today best seller Roni Loren that will rock your world.
Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away. Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories for a documentary. Which means Liv seeing former star-athlete and old flame Finn Dorsey.
A lot happened between them that night and Liv is ready to end their decade-long riff and move on. But when her attempt at closure turns into a steamy kiss, moving on proves much more difficult than either of them thought…
I live a few miles from Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The school shooting where 17 people were killed. This whole area was just devastated and I had a really difficult time of it. I wasn’t sure I could read this book but I decided to give it a try. I’m very glad I did. I think Loren did a really good job with a very sensitive topic.
It actually gave me some comfort to see these survivors, these girls, all grown up and dealing with it all. The romance rang true, and it was a good exploration of how life goes on. I immediately picked up the next book in the series…stay tuned.
12/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY by Roni Loren. Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 2, 2018). ISBN 978-1492651406. 384p.