About the Book:
Title: The One Who Got Away
Series: Second Chance Fire Station #1
Author: Tara Grace Ericson
Publisher: Silver Fountain Press
Release Date: July 22nd, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
The relationship is fake. But the sparks are real.
Can these best friends rekindle a second chance at first love? Or will they both end up burned?
Right here at the Minden Fire Department is exactly where I belong. But when I became Captain Storm, apparently it meant I needed a wife. Or at least, that’s what my mom’s friends think.
When Krystal comes back to town, I don’t know what to think. She was my best friend in high school. The truth is I loved her–as much as any eighteen-year-old kid could have. I think she loved me, too.
But she left, anyway.
I really do understand why. She had dreams to chase in Hollywood. How could I deny her that?
She’s here now, though. For eight weeks. And she’s taking over the fire department charity auction while her mom recovers from her fall, which means working with me.
I know we’re just friends. She’s going back to LA after the auction, but maybe her presence could get my mom’s friends off my back for a minute. We’ll just let people assume there is more to our friendship… No harm, no foul. I really could use the break from my personal matchmakers’ attention.
And I won’t say no to a little extra time with Krystal. I’m probably torturing myself. Friends is all we’ll ever be. Even a fake relationship can’t change the fact that she was The One Who Got Away.
Oh, this was so cute! I always adore Tara Grace Ericson’s books and this one was just a great start to a new series! The One Who Got Away is the first book in Tara Grace Ericson’s new series, Second Chance Fire Station.
Krystal had left home right after college to follow her dreams. But when her mom gets hurt, she finds herself back in town and paired off with the guy she left to help plan a fundraiser. Captain Bryce Storm had been pinning after Krystal ever since she left.
Krystal was a sweet character who was just trying to follow God’s leadings. She had left home to follow her dreams but now that she was back, she didn’t know what to do. Krystal had a lot to work through, but I love how she still tried to look to God for guidance. She truly cared for Bryce but she didn’t want to regret her life decisions.
Bryce was a sweetheart, he really cared for his community. I loved getting to read from his perspective. He worked hard to be a good captain. I liked how he never pushed Krystal or really got bad at her for her choices, he was understanding. He did not always understand but he still wanted what was best for her.
I really liked the story and the characters. The romance was sweet and it did not feel rushed. I was able to connect with the characters and I wanted to see how they would end up together. I liked that they had history but how it was not full of angst. I also love how Ericson is able to weave faith so seamlessly into the story. The characters learned to trust God even when life felt crazy. These are the kind of Christian books that I love.
The One Who Got Away was a wonderful book and I am so excited to read the rest of the books in this series. I would definitely recommend this book! The One Who Got Away is a clean Chrisitan second chance romance.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.