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The One You Fight For

(The Ones Who Got Away #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  431 ratings  ·  163 reviews

"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

Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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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
Dri ✰
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019

Kristy K
I've heard a lot about the series The Ones Who Got Away and so was eager to read this latest installment about the survivors of a high school shooting. These books take place well into adulthood of a group of survivors and I thought this a unique plot for a romance series that allowed a more in depth and sensitive approach than what we would normally see in contemporary romance. In The One You Fight For the two main characters are intimately linked even before their romantic relationship began. ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

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
I've been a faithful reader of this series because I love the concept, I've loved some of the character challenges and struggles, and I knew I was just on the edge of loving one of these books. I finally thought THE ONE YOU FIGHT FOR was the one that would reward me for my resilience. But alas it, too, didn't quite make it from like to love.

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
.Under the pages
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, review
(EN + PT) Taryn Landry is one of the Long Acre survivors, but her sister wasn’t. She lost her sister to that shooting and since then, she has dedicated her life to developing a program for schools that could prevent those kinds of events from happening again.
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
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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
Awww.... I just wanted to give Shaw a hug throughout this whole book.

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
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Taryn lost her sister in the Long Acre School shooting and has devoted her life to searching for warnings and triggers that could help prevent them in the future. She’s driven by grief, but also by guilt. Never did she think she’d end up dating the brother of one of the shooters, let alone fall for him.

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
Samantha (WLABB)
When I read the synopsis for this book, I gasped. I knew I was getting myself into something emotional, and Loren gave me that, but she also gave me a story, which explored the effects of violence on the families of victims, as well as the families of the perpetrators.

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
Fafa's Book Corner
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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
Kindling Micky
THE ONE YOU FIGHT FOR was another solid read in the The Ones Who Got Away series and I find that I’m still invested in these characters and their shared story. I’ve done a little bit of rounding up to 4 stars and I’ll explain why towards the end of this review.

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
From the beginning of this series, when the three women were introduced, I had a premonition that one of these friends' romance was going to go there. The part of me that shies away from deep angst and tearjerker books hoped I was wrong, but another part of me was intrigued and wanted to see what the author would do with such a romance. Bet you are wondering what I'm talking about. I'll explain later, promise. Incidentally, the author turned in what I thought was the best book in the series and ...more
The tragedy of Long Acre mirrors so much of the contemporary violence in schools but I’ve never read a romance series that details the lives of those who actually live on in the aftermath of it—and how a single, catastrophic event drastically alters everything they’ve done or believed in. 

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
Bea  Charmed
I have mixed feelings about this book. I mostly liked it but I have some reservations. There was a twist near the end that was realistic but I didn't like it. For one thing, it was too obvious and cliched. And the book was easy to put down. I finished it because I felt I had to, and not because I was eager for the story.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not going to talk about the details of the book. I doesn't come out til January, but when it does, read it.

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!

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Slick's Review
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
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

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
Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
I really cannot say enough about this series!! With each new book, we learn new pieces of the puzzle from that fateful day over twelve years ago at Long Acre High School. 

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
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
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
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: January 1
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
Monique V
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel drained after reading this book. Review to come
Tracy  C
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! This broke my heart into pieces. Taryn is faced with an impossible choice in the middle of what feels like the insurmountable task of finishing her research and getting her program in schools. And Shaw! Punishing and isolating himself for a crime that he didn't commit. His guilt was like a living, breathing thing. Knowing the whole situation was going to go horribly wrong made the relationship so bittersweet. Taryn and Shaw's story will really run you through so many emotions. But it is so ...more
Alex (HEABookNerd)
**Happily Ever After Book Nerd Blog Recommendation**

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
Under the Covers Book Blog

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
Roni Loren is one of my best new finds in 2018 with the beginning of this series The Ones Who Got Away impressing me so tremendously, I made huge inroads into her backlist.

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
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After loving the first two books in The Ones Who Got Away series, I was so excited to get to The One You Fight For, even more so, after seeing the gorgeous couple on the cover. This series tackles the aftermath of a school shooting, so it's not always easy to read given how prevalent gun violence is in the US, but the romances bring a lightness to the story and the characters are so empowering. It's certainly a series I see myself re-reading over and over again just because of how it makes me fe ...more
4.5 Stars

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
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been meaning to read the first book in this series, but I just jumped in with this one (#3). And I don't regret it at all. I truly, truly loved this book.

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
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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. She holds a master’s degree in social work and spent years as a mental health counselor, but now she writes full time from her cozy office in Dallas, Texas where ...more

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The Ones Who Got Away (4 books)
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  • The One You Can't Forget (The Ones Who Got Away, #2)
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