Book Review: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Oh my goodness. I don't think I have enough words to describe just how much I loved Things We Never Got Over. The characters. The chemistry. The build. I was hooked from beginning to end!

Book Review: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score | About That Story
Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout #1) by Lucy Score

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.

5 out of 5 stars

There's that moment when you finish a really incredible book when you just have to take a second to take a deep breath and absorb all your feelings because it was so tremendously good and you can't voice all the good it made you feel. You feel it in your soul. That’s what Things We Never Got Over did for me. I thought this was a truly exceptional story!

I loved Naomi and Knox. I thought their chemistry was off the charts! They had this amazing verbal sparring and banter happening that was playful and entertaining. I loved the back and forth between them as they fight their feelings and the foreshadowing about why that was. I liked learning about the drama Naomi was dealing with and how her life got turned upside down. Knox was an interesting combination of grumpy and complicated yet had a heart of gold. I loved how the story developed and their histories were learned. Getting them to their happily ever after wasn't easy and there were times I wanted to yell at them both, but as every layer was peeled back and all of Knox’s secrets were learned, it was totally worth it. All the building tension and heat had me on the edge of my seat for Naomi and Knox to get together. When it happens, holy swoon-worthy explosion, these two were hot!

There was an outstanding cast of characters. I instantly fell in love with Waylay and her sassy and smart self, I felt for her and all she’d gone through and adored watching her grow over the course of the story. Knox’s brother Nash and friend Lucian were fantastic. I loved the bonds the men have and the hints of their love interests and future stories. There were so many standout characters that helped bring this story to life, creating priceless and humorous scenes as well as some really touching ones.

This story was incredibly entertaining. There were parts that were crazy outrageous fun that had me laughing and smiling. There were parts that made my heart hurt because of what Knox and Naomi had gone through. I got choked up with emotion and ate up all the drama. It was a well-rounded, detailed story with wonderful characters, the best build, and an awesome HEA!

Complimentary copy received from That's What She Said Publishing.

"Incredibly entertaining story with exceptional characters. I was hooked from beginning to end!" - About That Story
Thank you That's What She Said Publishing and Lucy Score for an advanced copy and paperback of Things We Never Got Over.

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Lucy Score has a very large backlist of books that I am having a great time working my way through. From standalone stories to books in a series, she's got a ton to choose from. You can find her full book list on her website, HERE. Below are the ones I've read and shared on my blog so far.

Forever Never - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Book of 2021

Book Review: By a Thread by Lucy Score | About That Story
By a Thread - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020

Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story
Rock Bottom Girl - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2019

Book Review: Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door by Lucy Score | About That Story 
Riley Thorn Series
Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door (#1) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020
Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet (#2) - Amazon | My Review

Benevolence Series
Pretend You're Mine (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Protecting What's Mine (#3) - Amazon | My Review

Blue Moon Series
No More Secrets (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Fall into Temptation (#2) - Amazon | My Review

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The Price of Scandal - Amazon | My Review

Lucy Score is one of my favorite authors. If she writes it, I will read it. Let me know some of your favorite authors!