cover image The One For You

The One For You

Roni Loren. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (448p) ISBN 978-1-4926-9319-2

Wrenching emotions and exhilarating romance drive the fourth contemporary romance in Loren’s The Ones Who Got Away series (after The One You Fight For). Bookish Ashton Isaacs and impulsive Kincaid Breslin were childhood best friends before a school shooting on the night of their senior prom, when gunmen killed Kincaid’s boyfriend and Ash’s friend, Graham, along with many of their classmates. In their grief, Ash and Kincaid fell into bed together, but they haven’t spoken since. Ash left the small town of Long Acre, Tex., behind for a successful career as an author, but he’s still haunted by the shooting. Kincaid stayed and built a life as a real estate agent, repressing her memories of the tragedy. Ash, now in his 30s, returns to town after a bad breakup. When Graham’s parents ask both Ash and Kincaid for help selling their bookstore, the pair is forced to confront their past and find a way to move forward. Loren nimbly addresses heavy topics, emphasizing emotional resilience and recovery. This rich, empathetic love story is sure to move series fans and new readers alike. Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary. (Jan.)