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    The Ones Who Got Away

    This is my first book by this author and it won't be my last, I loved her voice and can't wait to dive into more of her stuff. The Ones Who Got Away deals with the aftermath of tragedy, ten years later to be exact. It follows the survivors and highlights some of the ways in which they coped with what happened and the varying levels of strength it takes to continue to live in the face of something like that. I think the author did a good job with portraying it. I loved the way the main characters and their rekindled romance was crafted as well as the supporting characters, the author gave just enough about them to leave the reader intrigued and wanting more. I definitely want more of them all especially Rebecca I need to know what's going on with her. All in all I found it to be a quite enjoyable read and I definitely recommend it to one and all. ARC provided by publisher through Net Galley in exchange for a honest review
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    Ripped my heart out, shredded it & then healed it.

    I think I've read everything that Roni Loren has written. I started out with her Loving on the Edge series when I discovered the books in digital format at my public library. I immediately checked all of her books out and devoured them. Next for me was her Pleasure Principle series; also devoured. For readers of those to very erotic romance series I caution you that The Ones Who Got Away (TOWGA) is not an erotic romance, but, OMG – this story! If this story doesn't win an award by some noted organization for romance authors it will be a terrible injustice IMHO. TOWGA is one of the most compelling stories I've read in a while; easily in my top 5 for 2017 (not published until 2018). I've said it before; a good writer can excel in more than one genre/subgenre and this proves that about Roni Loren. Although this is not an erotic romance like most of her other books, there is enough hot, sexy time to be very satisfying. There is simply no way for me to do justice to this book with anything that I'd write. A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book.
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    So much more than a romance!

    **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** This was a second chance romance that came recommended to me by one of my good friends. I had never read a Roni Loren book, but I'm glad I took a chance on this, as I really enjoyed it and I can assure that this will not be my last book by this author. Liv Arias and her classmates her senior year in high school went through a devastating ordeal that no one should ever have to deal with. Fellow students opened fire during the prom killing many people and for those that did survive, their lives were forever changed. It has been twelve years and while Liv is now working as a website designer, she has returned back to her hometown of Long Acre to revisit what happened on that fateful night. She's looking to possibly gain some additional closure, but what she doesn't realize is she might be reopening the biggest wound that has never healed. Finn Dorsey was the big man on campus back in high school and he was also labeled a hero the night of the shooting when he took a bullet for his date. What most don't know is that he also carries an enormous amount of guilt due to the fact that someone else he was very close to, Liv, endured more that night than she should have because of his actions. Finn and Liv have not been in contact in the years since the ordeal, but there are many unresolved feelings. When a kiss happens between the two of them, it reignites the passion that has been lying dormant for so many years. Will these two be able to put the past behind them and start anew? Or will the paths their lives have taken since high school cause them to once again have to walk away from what could be between them? While this was a story about second chance romance, it was so much more for me. It was about discovering who you really are and how the path you thought you were supposed to take isn't necessarily where you are meant to end up. I loved the connection between Finn and Liv and their chemistry was undeniable. The story was well written and it was both emotional and heartbreaking as well as sexy. I enjoyed it from the moment I started reading and I am looking forward to the next book in this series!
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    Survivors’ Guilt

    Wow! This book grabbed me from the start and wouldn’t let go! I don’t normally read contemporary love stories, or any kind of love unless it is paranormal or erotica, but when I read the blurb about survivors of a school shooting I thought it sounded really interesting. I noticed the reviews with 3 Stars were mainly thinking this was more just a romance and thought it had too much of the violence or story about shooting. Some thought it was too insta-love with Finn and Liv. I think I liked it because there was more story about events that happened in, not only Finn and Liv’s lives, but also those who survived and became friends with her afterwards. The romance was a bonus. Liv had moved away and hadn’t talked to anyone who survived since high school. It just brought back too many memories to everyone involved so they just went about their daily lives trying to forget and make the most of it. I feel like that is one thing that has helped them become successful. Live and some other classmates made a pact their senior year to live life to the fullest for the survivors who would never get the chance to follow their dreams. They were determined to make things happen. I also believe this is why Liv ad her friends aren’t married. They never have time because of work and life. I loved the characters and Liv’s friend Kincaid is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see if she gets a book. I didn’t think Finn and Liv were too insta-love. After all, in high school they were crazy about each other, even if they never mentioned love. At that age, sometimes you’re afraid to because you’re afraid it will ruin what you have. And who has the nerve to be the first to say it? Liv is grasping onto life like she said she would. Trying to be fearless, not reckless. She is, I think, 30 years old now and has never forgotten Finn or felt the same with anyone. It was mentioned in the beginning how Finn was thinking they were both seeing each other as the people they were in high school. The people in the now were totally different. But deep down, the old Finn and Liv were in there. I feel like it was the perfect timing for them. And they could help each other heal.
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    Contemporary Romance

    First of all, I wish to thank the author / Sourcebooks Casablanca / Netgalley for the advance digital copy of this sneak peek (first few chapters only). Twelve years ago there was a school shooting that still haunts the Texas town to this day. Many of the then senior class were shot and killed by two students. The survivors are the ones who got away. Olivia Arias was Finn Dorsey's little secret. He was from a rich family, she was from the other side of the tracks. They spent every minute they could together ...as long as his friends and girlfriend didn't see them. On the night of the shooting, Finn and Olivia were shut in the janitor's closet. When the shooting began, Finn rushed out to save his girlfriend, leaving Olivia to fend for herself. Finn has spent many sleepless nights remembering how he treated her. Today is the first day they've seen each other in years .. and the fierce attraction is still there ... but it's different now, they are all different now. It is hard to rate such a small sampling (3 chapters) of this Contemporary Romance. The story premise seems to be an interesting one ... especially comparing who they were as teenagers against who they are today. Have they wasted their second chance at life? Or accomplished their hopes and dreams they had before the shooting? Olivia is an interesting character. Evidently she was not always the 'good' girl she is today. She always wanted to be a photographer, but wound up being a web designer instead. Finn is a shadow. There is mention that he spent 2 years undercover .... and that has affected him as well as the school shooting. One of the fascinating things that was mentioned was the fact that none of the survivors have ever married or had children. I don't know where the story will lead. The main message is the relationship between two slightly damaged people with issues that have never been resolved. I look forward to reading the entire book when it's released January 2018.
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