Book three of The Ones Who Got Away series by Roni Loren is about survivors of a tragic event over a decade ago. Taryn Landry lost her younger sister during that event. Lucas Shaw (Miller), an Olympic hopeful, hasn’t been able to bounce back and has been hiding since his brother’s horrific actions. Their attraction is instant; however, Taryn’s research takes precedence with her, and Shaw has learned not to trust anyone from experience. In their second interaction, Lucas is once again coming to her recuse.
Taryn and Shaw were never meant to meet. Taryn can’t remember the events from that night; however, she blames herself for her sister’s death. Lucas also carries some blame, although he wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger. When he finds out that she is a forensic psychologist and is researching ways to prevent school violence. Lucas is ready to exit Austin on the next thing, smoking. Will Lucas be able to stay away from Taryn, and will he keep his identity a secret?
This is my first story by Roni Loren; I enjoyed reading this story. It was gripping and so real to life, such as people in decision-making roles not wanting to listen. I really felt for Shaw and the guilt that he cared. I would recommend this story for anyone who likes a story about forgiving and overcoming tragedy.