The One You Fight For
"Absolutely unputdownable! Roni Loren is a new favorite." —COLLEEN HOOVER, #1 New York Times bestseller for The One You Can't Forget
How hard would you fight for the one you love?
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 kno
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There have been around 320 mass shootings this year and four of the deadliest in the year 2018 alone in the US. Vicious attacks like the Columbine High School Massacre and the Las Vegas shooting and the most recent Thousand Oaks shooting are heartbreaking and disturbing and the frequency with which they happen seems to escalate. It's the same pattern: one or more perpetrators attack an unsuspecting, innocent crowd.
Roni Loren's series isn't meant to teach you about numb ...more
The One You Fight For was my first read by Roni Loren, and whew, what an angst-fest. But in a good way, I think.
First of all, that cover is PERFECT. So often we get a cover that doesn't reflect the characters, and I think this one nailed it. Bonus points for that.
I was a little... no, very nervous about reading a story about a school shooting as that's something that occupies my anxious-mom-brain daily. However, I was also really intrigued.
I think the author did a great job handlin ...more
Similar to book one, the third instalment in The Ones Who Got Away series deals with two individuals impacted by the school shooting so many years ago. Unlik ...more
Shaw Miller is not a Long Acre survivor, but his life also changed a lot after the shooting. Being the brother of the shooter was more than enough to end all his dreams and turn his life upside down. Since then he changed his name, his look ...more
The One You Fight For is the third book in the latest series by Roni Loren and I admit that I am really enjoying these books. With each book, they only get better. But I have to say that this book was PHENOMENAL....there are NO words and I don't think that my review could ever gi ...more
Taryn's sister Nia was one of the victims of the Long Acre school shooting 12 years ago. Taryn was there at the prom as well and is holding onto a devastating secret about that night. So much so that she has dedicated her life to finding solutions to stop the violence. Her life has been super focused on her work as a way to atone to her sister. Because of that she has no personal life, no romantic entanglements, and trying to h ...more
Shaw has been in survival mode since his brother decided murdering his schoolmates was an option. Ostracized, judged and hunted by the press, Shaw changed his name and moved away, but is back in ...more
All of the books in this series stem from a horrific event, but I keep reading them, because Loren takes the pain and channels it into something wonderful and uplifting. Each book is a love story, but they are also stories of heali ...more
Trigger warning: Mention of school shooting. Up till the point I read.
This review is based on the chapter sample provided in the previous book. I have read the two previous books in the series. So I was looking forward to continuing it. After rereading the chapter sample, I will longer be continuing the series.
I don't have the best relationship with this series. Sometimes when I read it I enjoy and anticipate the next release. After a few months of awaiting the next installment, I ...more
What I’m enjoying about the stories in this series is that each pair of main characters is different from previous ones, their shared story is also unique so I don’t feel that I’m reading the same thing again and again. In this book, Taryn ...more
In ‘The One You Fight For’, Taryn Landry and Shaw Miller—victims in their own right as siblings of the victim and the perpetrator of the shooting—still find themselves reeling from the events more than a decade ...more
I've never been one that was able to stop reading a book and not go back to it. I would feel bad about not finishing it. For the past year I've been doing it though. Because when I read a quality book, one that I learn from, that wrings emotion from me, that makes me think, its worth it
Why read a book I find boring, one I skim through, when I could be reading great books like THIS!
This series by Roni Loren has been excellent and while The One You Fight For featured two characters I loved, the plot was a bit predictable and somewhat repetitive making it my least favorite of the three I’ve read to date. That’s not to say I didn’t find this book intriguing because honestly, this is the most intriguing romance in the bunch, but several plot point felt contrived and that lessened my feelings on this book considerably.
Pairing a survivor of a high school shooting ...more
After a horrific school shooting takes the life of her younger sister and classmates, Taryn Landry decided to devote her life to finding a way to help prevent such a tragedy from happening again. But that's easier said than done as she struggles to find a way to get her program off the ground and into actual schools. It doesn't help that all this work and no play has her stress levels sky rocketing and ...more
This time around we get to experience of that awful day through Taryn's point of view. I didn't recall a lot about Taryn and didn't really have any expectations for her story because I didn't know what I was in for but I knew that Roni Loren wouldn't let me down. She did not.
Taryn lost her sister in the school shooting. She's ...more
This is probably my favorite of the series. One of the criticisms of this genre (not mine!) is knowing how it will end (them together, so what?). But there is a lot of truth to the old saying about the journey and not the destination. It was never more true than with a book like this. Especially when it feels nearly impossible to think how it could possibly work out. Where there is so much conflict, you can't ever understand how it would be possible. It also had so many other elements I ...more
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A gorgeous and emotional read. This series is a total must read
Roni Loren has written yet another beautiful novel about overcoming tragedies and finding true happiness again. And despite the emotional backstory that this book portrays, it's a gorgeously uplifting novel. I can't praise the author enough in terms of how she writes this story and makes it feel so real. Normally, I stay away from books that have a backstory of horrific violence ...more
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #3
Taryn Landry has dedicated her life to researching ways to stop mass shootings so that no one else will have to experience what she did on her prom night. While Taryn survived that horrible night, her little sister did not, and it's haunted Taryn ever since. With a huge proposal to the school board coming up, the last thing she needs is a relationship, but Taryn can't help her attraction to trainer, Lucas Shaw. B ...more
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Reading a book in this series is never an easy experience. These are all broken and damaged people hopefully getting a little peace and love to help soothe their souls. They've been through so much and they deserve it. Taryn is one that deserves it the most. She lost her sister the night of the school shooting and she's dedicated her life to ...more
The premise of having the main characters be survivors of a school shooting will always lend angst to the storylines. In the hands of a lesser author, these books would have gone extremely political and maudlin instead of the hopeful, love-filled, evocative, five-star reads that they are.
From the time I found out who Taryn's ...more
The One You Fight for is the third book in the series "The one who got away," a series that revolves around four high school students who survived a school shootout and this fact has united them in the past and now 12 years later they get together again because of a documentary about the shooting and we can follow their friendship and how that tragic fact affected the lives of each one of them.
Here the author tells the story of Taryn, the most mysterious of these girls to me, and I hav ...more
Taryn lost her younger sister in a school shooting and has dedicated her life to fighting against school violence. Shaw's brother committed the above-mentioned school shooting, and has dealt with the fallout and ensuing guilt ever since. I really loved how the author portrayed both Shaw and Taryn's trauma--it felt deeply realistic and my h ...more