WORTH THE READ? Things We Never Got Over Review

71dDj1W87kLSummary (from the publisher):Naomi wasn’t just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin to Knockemout, Virginia, a rough-around-the-edges town where disputes are settled the old-fashioned way…with fists and beer. Usually in that order.

Too bad for Naomi her evil twin hasn’t changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi’s car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The niece Naomi didn’t know she had. Now she’s stuck in town with no car, no job, no plan, and no home with an 11-year-old going on thirty to take care of.

There’s a reason Knox doesn’t do complications or high-maintenance women, especially not the romantic ones. But since Naomi’s life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help her out of her jam. And just as soon as she stops getting into new trouble he can leave her alone and get back to his peaceful, solitary life.

At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

My Thoughts:

Things We Never Got Over has been over everyone’s bookish feeds this year. It finally took a trip to my local bookstore and seeing so many copies stacked on the romance table that made me put this on hold from the library – sidenote that it’s been so cool seeing more indie books in bookstores this year!

Things We Never Got Over is a small town romance following Naomi, a young woman who runs away from her wedding to help her identical twin sister…only for said rebellious sister to steal Naomi’s car and money and leave her with her twelve year old daughter in her small Virginia town. Enter Knox, who butts heads with Naomi as soon as she gets into town due to her sister’s bad reputation, but also can’t seem but help Naomi adjust to small town life and raising her niece. 

Don’t be fooled by Things We Never Got Over’s 500+ page length – you will not be able to put down this book until the end! I devoured the first 300 pages last Sunday and made it my post-work plan the next two days to read it until the end. Things We Never Got Over is the perfect read when you want a simple & addicting romance. I admit that I’m not the biggest indie romance reader – does Elle Kennedy or Colleen Hoover even count anymore?? – but the book reminded me of some under the radar romance books I read when I was first getting into contemporary romance/romance.

This book is perfect for when you might be in a routine of reading more serious or non romance books and need something to satisfy your craving. The book is the quintessential small town romance read, as Knox helps Naomi gets settled in the small Virginia town life — and yes Virgin River fans, thanks to Naomi’s sister’s antics, there is some crime & mystery involved. There’s also the grumpy hero trope – and yes, Knox is a cinnamon roll underneath it all – and opposites attract.

Overall, Things We Never Got Over gets all the stars for how addicting it was, but I’m giving it an overall 4 star read for being a solid romance. I’m looking forward to the sequel following Knox’s brother, Nash! 

Have you read Things We Never Got Over? What did you think? What romance books have you been enjoying lately? Share in the comments! 

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