Book Review | Things We Never Got Over

Title: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Pages: 552

Genres: romance, contemporary

Publisher: Bloom Books (Jan. 12th, 2022)


Bearded, bad-boy barber Knox prefers to live his life the way he takes his coffee: Alone. Unless you count his basset hound, Waylon. 
Knox doesn’t tolerate drama, even when it comes in the form of a stranded runaway bride.

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.

The synopsis for Things We Never Got Over is what drew me into this story. From evil twins and long-lost family, to a touch of mystery, and lots of romance, this book has a little bit of everything.

I did enjoy Things We Got Over quite a bit. I loved how snarky Naomi was and her determination. I also adored her niece, Waylay. Honestly, that 11 year old was probably my favorite character of the whole book, lol. I also found the dynamic between Knox and Naomi quite entertaining, but I’ll be honest, sometimes it felt a bit much. The constant arguing in the beginning was supposed to build the enemies to lovers anticipation but personally, I just didn’t care for it, lol. As the story progressed and their relationship grew, I did grow to like them as a couple, however.

The touch of mystery over Tina, Naomi’s sister was very enjoyable. I wish there had been a little bit more of that, but I get why there wasn’t.

Also, this book was definitely spicier than I anticipated. Personally, I don’t care for that, but if it’s something you like, then this book will not disappoint, lol.

Overall, I really did enjoy Things We Never Got Over. I know this review kind of makes it sound like I didn’t, but I did – there were just certain aspects I didn’t care for. I think a lot of those issues could have been resolved if this book wasn’t quite as long. At 550ish pages, it’s pretty hefty for a romance novel. That being said, this was an enjoyable read and I really loved the ending!


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