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?
Titles in The Ones Who Got Away series include: The Ones Who Got Away – The One You Can’t Forget – The One You Fight For –
Title: The One You Fight For
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #3
Author: Roni Loren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 1, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
In the reality of our world today, “The One You Fight For” rings especially true and poignant. It’s an emotional story of two adults who experienced a horrific event in high school, each on opposite sides of the tragedy in many ways yet both carries the mantle of that school shooting for the remainder of their lives.
One woman whose sister was a victim of the shooters and one man whose brother was one of the shooters will discover an almost instant attraction between them before they know of their shared pasts. My heart broke for both Taryn and Shaw. They each carry different guilt from that moment in time and it has shaped their current lives completely.
“The One You Fight For” is deeply emotional, gives us a glimpse into the reality for the families of both the one who lost her life and the one who took it. I find that I don’t want to go into much detail, this is a story that you should experience firsthand from Taryn and Shaw as it unfolds.
This couple’s past and their possible future will touch your emotions, make you think a bit and rejoice as some healing happens for them as their love takes hold. I would highly recommend not only this story but the entire series to any reader no matter your preferred genre. You will be affected, and you will see both sides differently.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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