Book Review: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

This is one of my “Instagram Made Me Buy It” purchases I made late last year. A lot of people on there had high praise for this book so I decided to give the author a try as I have never read any of her books.

The story follows twin sisters, Naomi and Tina who are polar opposites. Naomi is a runaway bride, summoned by her twin sister to bail her out of trouble. On her arrival to the little town of Knockemout, Virginia, she meets the handsome Knox Morgan who though grumpy, swings into action to help her and her niece Waylay who her twin had abandoned. Stranded in Knockemout, Naomi tries to start a new life but her attraction to Knox makes it all complicated especially when he is giving non-committal vibes. As they spend more time together, a relationship of sorts develops especially after Naomi’s parents already assume the two are dating and they had to pretend they were an item.

It took me a while to get into the story. This is one book that has reminded me once again, why I do not like the ‘enemies to lovers’ troupe. The main characters Naomi and Knox, including their friends seemed to be quite immature for their ages and the “banter” between them was overwhelming for me. I can understand why people liked the story so much considering the fact that “eventually” it covered themes such as childhood trauma, fear of attachment due to past experiences, abandonment, people-pleasing and so on. A lot of people can relate to these things and would empathize with the characters (which is what my 3 stars is based on) but it didn’t have to be so long (over 500 pages) and the drama never seemed to end or rather became more outrageous as the story progressed. I must admit that the smutty parts were interesting to read, and I was happy for Waylay plus a happily ever after however, this was not what I expected at all.

If you love the ‘enemies to lovers’ romance troupe and a lot of drama, you may love this book and I would recommend it to you but if you are like me, it may not be for you. The author has a new book out sometime this year and I would not mind reading another one of hers again but if its the same troupe, I’ll have to pass.

Rating: 3 Stars

Published: January 12, 2022, by Bloom Books

Pages: 552

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance

The Author:

Lucy is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Kindle Store bestseller of romantic comedies and contemporary romance. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania with a lot of time on her hands and a big imagination. She was the oldest of three in a book-obsessed household. Dinners were often spent in silence while family members had their noses buried in books. A passion for writing took hold at five when she taught her brother to write his name on the bathroom door.

She started writing (on paper) in the second grade, first about pilgrims on the Mayflower and over the years graduated to essays, articles, blogs, and finally books. “Pretend You’re Mine” was her runaway hit and she’s been writing full-time ever since.

Non-romance-writing jobs have included event planner, bartender, newspaper lackey, and yoga instructor.

Lucy and Mr. Lucy, enjoy spending time with their 1.7 million nieces and nephews and laying on beaches with umbrella drinks.

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