Thes One Who Got Away (Read my Review)
Liv Arias thought she’d never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs…
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.
Love Words from Finn to Liv
When Elena asked me to write a note from Finn to Liv, the couple from my book The Ones Who Got Away, my first thought was to have a note from Finn now, adult Finn. But my characters met in high school and were secretly dating before tragedy struck and tore them apart. So then I got another idea. This Valentine is from Finn to Liv when they were in high school—before the events that would change the whole course of their lives happened. It’s the purest roots of their relationship, the innocent beginning. It will take them a long while to get back to that place, but it was fun to write what roots were there at the start.
I know you’ve chosen not to celebrate Valentine’s Day because it’s “such a Hallmark holiday” and “just a ploy to get people to spend twice as much on dinner and make other people feel bad for not having a date”, so this is absolutely not a valentine. Nope. I would never. This is totally just a casual note left in your locker with a box of non-holiday-themed candy to say thanks for the tutoring help and for the…other stuff shared in the dusty aisle of biology reference books in the library. I can still taste your cinnamon lip gloss, but it’s fading. Maybe you should stop by later for a movie, and you can remind me of the flavor. My parents will be out for dinner at seven and won’t be back until late, so you can sneak in. You bring the movie. I’ll provide the completely non-Valentine-like pizza.
And if I haven’t told you lately, you’re my favorite person.
About the Author
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 she puts her characters on the therapy couch instead. She is a two-time RITA Award winner and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.