The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1) by Roni Loren

The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1)

Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away.Liv Arias thought she'd n...

Details The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1)

TitleThe Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Casablanca
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1)

  • Melissa
    A few years back, I picked up a novella from Roni Loren—the sweet and sassy, Nice Girls Don't Ride—but for some reason never found myself crossing paths with any of her full length novels until The Ones Who Got Away caught my eye. I love nothing more than pages packed with emotion and perseverance—I think I might've mentioned a time or two that I’m an optimist at heart—and I felt like this author delivered with Olivia and Finn's heart-w...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    4.5 STARS She’d been pretty in high school. Quirky cool. But now she was just flat-out beautiful. And successful. And hella smart. And offfuckinglimits. Poignant, sensual, and truly unforgettable. I'm absolutely blown away by The Ones Who Got Away and can't wait for more in this series!I've been a huge fan of this author since I first read Crash into You years ago. There's something about her writing that just wraps around you and...sticks. ...
  • Jen
    4.5 StarsIt’s like it’s all just sitting there, waiting to remind me how we can never really escape it. How the ones who got away never really get away.Twelve years ago, the students of Long Acre high were enjoying what was supposed to be one of the happiest nights of their lives when tragedy struck. Instead of prom night being remembered for the so-so music or the questionable fashion choices, two students chose to make sure that particular ...
  • .Under the pages
    COMING OUT SOON! So, here it is, a second chance romance with a reasonable (and remarkable) reason for the separation of the couple. Forget all about family secrets, or stolen letters or empty misunderstandings because this is serious. And, unfortunately, pretty damn relatable nowadays!Olivia and Finn were secretly high-school sweethearts, twelve-years ago, when their school was attacked by two armed kids. Most of their friends were killed in the...
  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
    Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books✮✮✮ 4 STARS ✮✮✮ Doesn’t this blurb sound like a super angsty story? Yeah? Wanna know if it was? Read on!I’ll tell you right away, this is my first Roni Loren book, another one of those authors I have been meaning to read but never gotten around until The Ones Who Got Away. It was the blurb that I found so intriguing that I wanted to jump in and give this author a chance. Not regretting it. Nope. So l...
  • Olga therebelreader
    **4.5 stars**This is a story of heartbreak, loss, an emotional second chance at love. The renew of Liv and Finn’s romance is so sweet. It’s amazing to see how after twelve years they are still completely in love with each other. There are also flashbacks here and there to the past when they were first together which makes you understand their relationship even more. Their story is bittersweet, I feel their struggles and pain but I also feel t...
  • ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
    4.5 stars!My 2018 is off to a good start with The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren. This book packs an emotional punch, filled with complex characters and nuanced storytelling. The Ones Who Got Away is about a group of friends who were survivors of a tragic school shooting. Finn Dorsey and Olivia Arias might have survived the shooting physically but the emotional wounds they carried had affected them profoundly. It is especially hard for both Finn...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Updated full review to come.Previous Mini review:I received this E-Sampler via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I requested this on a whim on Netgalley. I didn't really have any expectations. Just wanted to give it a go. Man am I happy I read it! It was surprisingly enjoyable! Will definitely be getting the full copy next year. Highly recommend.
  • Kindling Micky
    THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY has the makings of an excellent series. Book one, of the same name, builds some of the background but focuses in on Liv and Finn. The characters, both main and side are survivors of a high school trauma and remain affected into their 30s. The book started off with an intense bang and slowly but surely lost a bit of traction, leaving a lull. I have still rated it four stars because by 40% it had grabbed by attention fully. Th...
  • ✰ D r i ✰
    ★ 4,5 stars!!! ★ This book was amazing!!! This is the reason why I keep reading and looking for stories that make me feel all kinds of feelings.I loved this book so much! “Love never ends. But fear could.” Eu não tenho palavras pra descrever o quanto essa história me envolveu e me tocou.Eu simplesmente amei o enredo e a forma como a autora conduziu a história. Foi impossível não me apaixonar pela Liv e pelo Finn e a trajetória dos...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    I read the ARC of this book at a very difficult time, weeks after two mass shootings in the U.S. and so it tore my heart out from the start. Twelve years after a mass shooting at their high school prom several classmates who survived are reunited for a documentary about the incident and where they are today. While the incident cast a heavy shadow on this book and there is no doubt all the characters in it were affected by it in some way, author R...
  • Cristina
    This book was the kind of book that made me forget about the messages I received on my phone! It caught me and it didn't let me go. 5 stars without a doubt!Liv was a badass! I liked her attitude so much. She changed everything, she learned how to take the bull by the horns and she was provocative too. I loved her relationship with Finn – the hot cop. It was so original. Two souls which connected after 12 years, two hearts that craved for each o...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Liv and Finn had a secret romance back in high school that was obliterated when a school shooting tears their lives apart. There’s more to their story than what was made public, a reality that hurt both Liv and Finn. Twelve years later they are reunited with the other survivors, and the old raging chemistry they felt before is stirred up again, but can they get past the damage the shooting and their actions caused?The setup here sounded amazing...
  • Hristina
    I just read a sneak peek of this book, a few chapters, and I cannot wait to see how the story will further unfold. What I read was very intriguing, well written, and there was an underlying sense of mystery throughout. The story seems to have a lot of potential, I am very interested to see what Mrs. Loren has done with it.Too bad we gotta wait till January for the full book.
  • Mariℓina
    4,5 Stars!In the past, I had only watched a few documentaries regarding school shootings and I even remember vaguely, as an 8year-old the Columbine massacre making headlines all over the world. But, The Ones Who Got Away doesn't deal with a shooting, no, it dives right into the aftermath of such a tragedy.The pain, the fear, the regrets. The hero, the victims, the survivors. What happens when in an interview about a documentary recounting the wor...
  • Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
    4.5 StarsBoth uplifting and heart-rending, this book was unputdownable. Roni Loren treads thoughtfully with a weighty subject, school shootings, and the result is a thought-provoking and emotional read. The survivors of the Long Acre school shooting have returned for a difficult reunion, a documentary about the shooting and "The Ones Who Got Away". Olivia and Finn, two survivors with an unresolved past, haven't seen each other in more than a deca...
  • Hollis
    Even after twelve years, she couldn't bear to look at a list of names that should've been in a graduation program instead of etched onto a memorial.When I read the sneak peek for THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY, I was immediately hooked. Though the story centers around a highschool shooting this isn't about the event itself. It's about what comes after for those who managed to walk away... they'd already settled. They'd been given this second chance when o...
  • Sam (AMNReader)
    In book time, that took me forever.This was yet another book that could be broken up in thirds. Roni Loren was at her best when dealing with the emotional history of the characters, including the healing of the trauma of their high school shooting. What wasn't so great was the relationship part. It was rushed and sex-based. I'm not sure people apart for 12 years can pick up so exactly where they left off considering high school secret relationshi...
  • Irene Sim
    BOOK REVIEWWhen I started reading this story I thought it was juste a contemporary romance about second chances. It was. But it was a lot more than that, too. This story is about reminding your adult self what you dreamed about becoming when you were young. How you set out your life goals and dreams and somehow life makes you forget them and just settle for what's convenient and easy.I loved the leading characters of this story, Liv and Finn. The...
  • Me_LissaH
    This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The copy that I received is just a sneak peek into the story. What I’ve read so far has intrigued me. I like the plot and I think this story has great potential. I can’t wait to see more of Liv and Finn. Overall I really enjoyed what I’ve read so for and can’t wait to read more.
  • Michelle
    4.5 Stars!Loved this one and can’t wait for more about the others:)
  • nick
    4.5/5Roni Loren’s The Ones Who Got Away was an emotional and riveting love story between two people connected by a shattered past. What could have easily turned into an angst-filled novel full of dramatic moments was in fact a sweet, but hot story about two people trying to move forward from a harrowing experience that has changed their lives forever.The Ones Who Got Away is a book that will grab readers’ attention from the first scene during...
  • Julie
    When I first saw that there was a "sneak peek" of this book on NetGalley, I was totally against reading it because I thought that it was just a snippet. And I'm an idiot. Yeah, turns out, it wasn't a snippet but the whole book. Thank goodness I got the whole book because IT. WAS. AWESOME. I've never read anything by this author, which gives further validation to the argument that I'm an idiot. Let's just say that I'm a fan. A big fan. Not only we...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceThe Ones Who Got Away is the newest and most stunning release that Roni Loren has written, a book of raw emotion, sensuality and a tale about fighting for yourself and for love that is right in front of you!! What a story that this turned out to be!! I really had such a wonderful time reading this book. Now there were moments that I felt "slowed" down a bit, and is probably the reason why I...
  • Loyda
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    OMG I don't know where to start.  If I could summarize this review in one message to you is to stop reading this and just go get this book.  THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY gave me everything I expect from a Roni Loren story and at the same time surprised me with the depth and emotion it was able to bring out in me.  It's just a story you will be immersed in.  I know this review won't do this book justice just know it's one of my favorite Roni Loren bo...
  • Maida
    4.5 starsSatisfying. There’s angst, hot sexytimes, family dysfunction, lots of humor, and what I love best, female friendships.I read the first chapter in advance sometime ago so I expected angst, but the funny was a total surprise and brought a balance to the seriousness of the subject matter. I enjoyed the banter between Finn and Liv and their strong chemistry. Their reconciliation was sweet and snarky and sexy. A highlight for me is the frie...
  • Ari
    Original review: The New Romantics** I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. ** I read my first Roni Loren book about two years ago and wasn't very impressed by it so I definitely had some hesitation when it came to picking up her upcoming release. I actually debated for a while about whether or not I should pick this book up, but I can't resist a second-chance romance so I finally gave in and hi...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Liv Arias and Finn Dorsey haven’t seen each other in twelve years. Twelve years since the tragedy struck their high school senior class. They’re part of an elite group—the survivors—The Ones Who Got Away. But in all seriousness, the survivors are barely living. Liv drowns herself in work. So does Finn. He’s an undercover cop; she’s a graphic artist. Both live in their own worlds, though Liv’s is a whole lot safer than Finn’s. Brou...