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The One Left Behind

(The One #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  179 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Colin and Addison are on their way home when they are caught in a vicious car accident. While Colin walks away with minimal injuries, Addison suffers from a traumatic brain injury causing her to lose her short-term memory. She can’t remember the night of the accident. She doesn’t remember being engaged. She doesn’t remember Colin at all.

While Addison rebuilds her life, Co
Kindle Edition, 497 pages
Published October 19th 2013
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Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2-book-series
Addison and Colin were in love and engaged. Until they were hit by a drunk driver. Colin recovered with minor injuries. Addison suffered from short term amnesia. Super short term amnesia because really all I think she couldnt "remember" was Colin and his bff Jeremy. Everyone else she recalled. ranting and possibly minor spoiling
First and foremost, the feeling that stuck with me through the entire book regarding Addison

From the moment she woke up and didnt remember her fiance, everything she did
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I was really looking forward to reading this after reading the blurb, and it did not disappoint.

Addison wakes up after a sustaining a head injury in a car accident, to be told that she has a fiancé that she doesn’t remember. She doesn’t recognise his name, can’t recall meeting him, or agreeing to marry him and when she comes face to face there’s no recollection. At all.

Colin is relieved when he’s told that his fiancée has come
Heidi McLaughlin
I knew going in this was a heartbreaking. I've known all along what this story was about, but it still took me by surprise. I was absolutely enthralled with the characters and even wanted to bitch slap a few <---- that's always a fantastic reaction. The subject matter is not easy (amnesia) that's for sure, but the story is completely stellar and highly recommended. ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I know a lot of people probably like pierce.. but I'm weird like this.. COLIN FTW! ...more
The heroine ruined this for me. Totally self centered and lacking in empathy...what a cow. Colin dodged a bullet in losing her to Pierce.
DNF 55%
Randi Jacob
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely excited about reading this book once I read the teasers Lena Nicole had posted. When I was offered a chance to read the ARC I just couldn't say no. With my busy schedule it took me a bit to finish it, but every chance I had I was reading this great book.
The One Left Behind is a fantastic story about Colin and Addison - a couple with everything falling into place for their future. When all of a sudden tragedy strikes and leaves Colin with all of his memories and feelings for Addis
Gloria Perez
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book...what a roller coaster of emotions. I LOVED it. There are definitely times I wanna back hand Addison. The story is something that probably happens in everyday life, I cant imagine. I love the story from both Addison and Colin's point of views. I cannot wait for the second book to come out. I just hope Addison makes the right choice...which is Colin. ;) ...more
Trinity (A Love Affair with Books)
The One Left Behind is a gripping, heart-breaking, and all together beautifully written debut novel. Lena Nicole took an interesting premise and turned it into gorgeous story of love and loss. I could not make myself stop reading it!

Addison and Colin and are happily in love and engaged. When a car accident destroys the life they have. Colin wakes up hurt but worried about Addison. Addison wakes up with no memory of Colin or her life with him. Everyone is telling her how much she loves him but al
Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
My heart is breaking. This book is so emotional and gut wrenching. I adored it!

You take the day to day for granted but memories are with us always. One moment, one fateful event changed everything.

Addison and Colin are in love. They are going to be married. They are best friends. Too bad she has NO memory of her life with him at all.
Colin is holding out for the return of her memories but Addison simply wants to try to move forward and have some semblance of "normal". In the middle of this, Pi
Sue Czarnomski
Mar 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS--DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU'VE READ THE BOOK** I was disappointed very early on in this book when I realized the direction it was heading in. I understand that Addison suffered from Amnesia, but I disliked her character immensely. While she had no memories of Colin, she had enough people surrounding her to tell her of their history and love to not treat Colin as insensitively and cruelly as she did. She gave Colin his ring back too early--she could've kept in her drawer. Incon ...more
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure how I was going to rate this. It was a toss between a 3 and a 4.Why? The idea of the story its self was good--great actually. It was hard for me to stay interested. It was very much to the point without giving any thing extra. I walked down the beach in my bare feet. I looked at the stars. I came home. Ok and??? How were you feeling? What were you thinking? etc.
I did notice however as the book went on the writing did get better and was able to keep me going. I am anxious to read t
Anne OK
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
An outstanding day of reading. This was almost a torturous read because of the "triangle" and the reasons for the situation. Two solid and fabulous male leads make it hard to stand solid in one corner choosing only one. There are some tender and charming moments, along with angst and turmoil, in the telling of this story and this author has handled them exceptionally well. I am excited that I can move on to the next book immediately -- just when I caught my breath and turned the page, a gigantic ...more
Theresa Alberts
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG! That cliff hanger was unexpected....while reading the book I thought she would remember so many times but when it didn't happen I gave up and started hoping for Charlotte and Colin to get together because she seemed like the perfect fit for him after everything he went through. I can't believe I have to wait until 2014 for the sequel!!! ...more
Fallon Clark
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So proud of Lena Nicole for this stellar, breakout novel! Can't wait for the 21st! ...more
Margreet Asselbergs
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it

My rating: 3.5 of 5 ⭐️

After suffering a brain injury in a car accident, it takes Addison a while to wake up, when she does she can remember everything.....except the past six months or so.....which would include meeting, dating and becoming engaged to Colin. She has no clue who he is, let alone have feelings for him. But everyone is pushing her to remember him.

Colin, who was also injured in the accident, came away with minor injuries, and cannot believe th
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
Going into this book, I knew I would have a hard time with it. Not because it sounded bad. Quite the opposite actually. This book sounded amazing but I knew when it came to the subject matter it would strike a chord with me. In the end, this book took me on the emotional roller coaster I was expecting and then some.

After my best friend was in a car accident that left her in the hospital with a severe brain injury, there were several moments that I worried how life would be different when things
Mandie Foxylutely
Full review can be found on my blog for the blog tour today

ARC provided by the author in return for my honest review

This wasn't an easy read for me and this was not because I didn’t like it, far from it, but it drove every emotion I had into a frantic whirlpool. I was so wrung out by the end of it I needed a lie down!

There are three main characters, and no it is not a ménage a trois, who are Addison, Colin and Pierce. Colin and Addison are engaged to be ma
Renee Elden
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the great pleasure of being asked to read and review this story. Boy, I am so very happy I did this. These writers sure know how to put you smack dab right into this storyline. This review contains spoilers.

Accidents, heartaches, new love, great friends, emotional parents, laughter, lots of surprises and a wedding.

The story begins with Addison and her fiancé’ Colin. These two are involved in a serious car accident caused by a drunk driver. Addison wakes up realizing she is in the hospita
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I first learned of The One Left Behind when a friend recommended it to me. I started to read it right after I purchased it, but after I reading a few chapters I knew I wasn't ready to have my heart ripped out of my chest just yet, (sometimes you have to prepare yourself for stories like that) so I held off. When this blog tour came along, I was ready to finish it. I'd just finished a few light-hearted books and was ready to tackle the heavy. And it was just that.

The One Left Behind was told in d
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just finished The One Left Behind and I really liked it. It was such a sweet compelling story and trust me, it will pull your heart strings. This story is about Addison and Colin. They are at a pivotal stage in their life, engaged and she is moving in with him. They are in a car wreck and Colin walks away with bumps and bruises while Addison wakes up from a come and has short term memory loss. She remembers everything but Colin. Colin is devastated but is trying really hard to give her space. ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jennifer
Let me just start by saying I am beyond impressed at this début, Lena Nicole has come onto the self published scene with professionalism and an impressive novel. The cover is absolutely breath-taking and the story polished to perfection.

Matters of the heart alway weigh heavily on me, and The One Left Behind ripped my heart wide open. This is the most soul crushing love triangle EVER! With love there is no right or wrong, black or white and that is what left me completely divided. There is no “ba
Bridger Bitches
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harper, arc
Holly Cow!!! I don’t even know how to review this book without giving away too much!!! I will try my best not to ruin it for you so you are just as surprised as I was when I was reading it. One thing I will say is at the ending I got chills and my mouth dropped right open! I totally had a WTF moment!

Addison was sweet, kind and just an all around great person to have someone like this who has everything falling into place for her and then have her life turned upside down by an accident just brok
Eye Candy Bookstore
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4. 5 Stars
Have you ever thought what it would be like to wake up and not know your significant other? Or to have your significant other not know you? This book was amazing and so emotional, I loved it. Addison and Colin have a wonderful relationship, just newly engaged, they are a perfect match, until they aren’t. Addison and Colin get into an accident and Addison gets a form of amnesia. She can’t remember anything about Colin.

I felt for Colin and Addison. He wants her so badly to remember him,
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review of The One Left Behind by Lena Nicole

Review done for Hooked on Books

3 ½ out of 5 stars

Addison has lost her memory due to being in an accident, in which she and her fiancé, Colin, were hit by a drunk driver.

She doesn’t have any memory of Colin.

Colin does everything he can to try to remind Addison of their love and life together. Unfortunately Addison is not that interested once she meets Pierce.

The book tells the story of the development of Addison and Pierce’s relationship. The author en
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

"I need to take this sh***y situation and turn it into something I can be proud of."

The premise of this book interested me. I loved experiencing 'The Vow', both the book and the movie, so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read a book along the same story line. However, this turned out to be a difficult read for me. After the first few chapters, I was rooting for Colin and Addison. Then, I was left wanting. The way the situation played out just exasperated me. I disagreed with the
Hooked On Books
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review done for Hooked on Books

3 ½ out of 5 stars

Addison has lost her memory due to being in an accident, in which she and her fiancé, Colin, were hit by a drunk driver.

She doesn’t have any memory of Colin.

Colin does everything he can to try to remind Addison of their love and life together. Unfortunately Addison is not that interested once she meets Pierce.

The book tells the story of the development of Addison and Pierce’s relationship. The author ends the book with a huge cliffhanger.

I have ne
Kar210 Thorp
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
what a truly heartfelt and beautiful story., this is serious one story that will take you on one hell of a journey that you will not ever see coming, I have to admit that at times in the beginning I was very upset with the way Addison handle things with Colin, and felt that she did not give him a chance. I felt that before he even had a chance to plead his case that her mind was made up based on the conversation she had with the guy she meet on the beach the first day home from the hospital abou ...more
Shasta Mosley /Cherry0Blossom
I honestly did not know what to expect when I started reading The One Left Behind. What I got was an absolutely heart wrenching roller coaster of a story. Lena Nicole did such an amazing job with Addison and Colin’s story that I could not put it down. From being to end it captivated me and made me want more. I had to find out what would become of them.

When driving home one night, Colin has the most important thing in his life ripped away from him by a drunk driver. Although Addison was still al
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-completed
First off, I have to comment on how impressed I was by Lena Nicole's over all writing for their debut novel. I feel like so many authors are quick to publish and present an imperfect book to us readers. This is far from the case with this novel! While I do wish there was a bit more character depth regarding secondary characters, I really enjoyed what was presented in this book! So bravo Lena Nicole!!

As for the book, I was hooked from the beginning! There were so many times I kept thinking Addiso
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Jaime Nicole Whitley is an Army wife and stay at home mom to her wonderful son Aiden and daughter Peyton, who has a passion for music, reading, NASCAR and football season. She grew up in New Jersey and lived in Las Vegas for a couple years working as a medical assistant before meeting her husband. While following his career, she ended up in North Carolina. Along with her two children Jaime also ha ...more

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