Title: Things We Never Got Over
Author: Lucy Score
Publication Date: January 12, 2022
Genres: Romance novel, Fiction, Contemporary romance, Thriller
In “Things We Never Got Over,” Lucy Score takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride filled with heartache, healing, and the power of second chances. With her signature blend of wit, charm, and steamy romance, Score delivers a captivating story that will leave readers eagerly turning the pages.
The novel centers around the lives of two childhood friends, Alex and Layla, who were once inseparable but were torn apart by tragedy. Years later, they find themselves back in their hometown of Catfish Creek, where they must confront their past and the unresolved feelings that have haunted them for so long.
Score masterfully weaves together elements of small-town charm, complex family dynamics, and a slow-burning romance that will leave readers swooning. The chemistry between Alex and Layla is palpable, and their journey towards forgiveness and healing is both heartwarming and heart-wrenching.
One of the highlights of Score’s writing is her ability to create well-rounded and relatable characters. Alex is a brooding hero with a vulnerable side, and Layla is a strong and independent woman who harbors deep emotional scars. Their interactions are filled with tension and tenderness, drawing readers in and making them root for their happily ever after.
The supporting cast of characters adds depth and richness to the story. From quirky small-town residents to eccentric family members, Score creates a vibrant and tight-knit community that feels both familiar and endearing. Each character has their own unique story and brings an additional layer of complexity to the narrative.
Score’s writing style is engaging and effortless, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in the story. She strikes a delicate balance between humor and emotion, infusing the narrative with witty banter and heartfelt moments that will leave readers both laughing and reaching for the tissues.
Another standout aspect of the novel is Score’s ability to tackle difficult themes with sensitivity and grace. She explores themes of loss, grief, forgiveness, and the power of self-discovery. Through Alex and Layla’s journey, readers are reminded of the importance of facing our past, embracing vulnerability, and learning to trust again.
While the pacing of the book is generally steady, there are moments where the narrative feels slightly dragged out. However, this is a minor quibble in an otherwise enchanting story that will captivate readers from beginning to end.
Overall, “Things We Never Got Over” is a beautifully written contemporary romance that combines heart, humor, and steamy passion. Lucy Score has once again crafted a tale that will leave readers smiling, crying, and believing in the transformative power of love. Fans of small-town romance and second chance love stories will not be disappointed.View at Amazon