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.
Book Addict ~ “I laughed. I cried. I laughed while I cried, and I definitely blųshed, and it was the best, most delıcious emotıonal rıde! Knox and Naomi’s story is an epic, spectacular read that will easily maintain its place on my list of tòp five reads for the year.”
Read.Mom.Repeat ~ “Lucy is a master at creating characters so real, lovable, and funny.”
Liber Lady ~ “It’s a long story, you gotta take your time to get involved with all these characters, see the relationships develop and grow, you get ALLLL THE LITTLE MOMENTS that would make you GUSH AND SWOON”
About That Story ~ “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.”
Stacey and Paige Love Books ~ “I loved the small town of Knockemout VA and the people who live there are perfectly written in a way only Lucy Score can do. I had all the feels in this book from tender moments, hot sex to laughing my butt off!”
Cassie Reading ~ “The way the characters grow and entangle into each other’s lives is one of the author’s many talents. Especially with the side characters.”
Kerosene.lit ~ “Immediately jumping into a fiery banter, Naomi and Knox had me smiling. The cherry on top was the fantastic ominous tone mixed in, slowly building the suspense as the story progressed.”
A Book Lovers Playlist ~ “As with most of Lucy’s books I laughed, I cried, sometimes I laughed until I cried, and I loved every single second of it. Reading her books always feels like coming home to me. The writing, the characters, it’s always so special.”
Jens Dreamy Little Reads ~ “I loved Naomi and Knox’s vulnerable moments and when they opened up and shared as well. I loved their struggle and conflict as they got closer and more emotion came into play. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for them to get together.”
Bookish Bellee ~ “I have permanent starry eyes with actual tears of joy every time I think of this book”
Lyndsey Is Booked ~ “I loved this story and loved the surprise at the end from Lucy.”
What HH Reads ~ “The build-up between Knox and Naomi was perfection and the slow burn was worth it! My heart was broken and then put back together in the best way. This book had so many lessons and I felt a couple that were speaking right to me.”
Read with Rach ~ “I loved Knox and Naomi and found myself really rooting for them.”
Bex Book Revieuxs ~ “The book hangover is real y’all, so many emotions… heartbreak and bravery, laughter and triumph, this book just rolled right over me.”
Pineapples and Coffee Book Reviews ~ “This book is a roller coaster ride of emotions, but I was comforted that this is a romance with a guaranteed Happily Ever After.”
Elles Book Blog ~ “It’s got every single thing I love in a romance book: a gruff/grumpy bad boy who says he doesn’t want love, but his actions dictate otherwise, a hopeless romantic heroine that all readers want to befriend, a small town with charm but one that doesn’t skimp on the gossip, and a sweet budding romance that readers root for.”
Jeeves Reads Romance ~ “I loved the subtlety and the transformation of the broken hero – and broken heroine – and the growth in intimacy was so very satisfying. These two opposites attract in the best of ways, and their chemistry was both smokin’ hot and seriously swoony.”
Reading, Willing & Able ~ “The small-town characters were plentiful and colourful! This well-written story made me laugh, as well as pulled at my heartstrings with its excellent plot. Fabulous read!”
Love Shack Romance ~ “This book is addictive reading with its lovely, kind heroine in Naomi and the combative grump with a heart of gold in Knox. With hot times, wit and banter, a wonderful cast of characters, brother duking it out over anything, a talented, blossoming pre-teen and a growing problem, and you have a wonderful read which goes straight onto my reread shelf.”
Wendy’s Thoughts Reviews ~ “The humor was strong, the family connections solid, and the groundwork for continuing this series with all of the secondary characters works.”
Kiss the Pages ~ “I absolutely loved the humor but even more I loved the depth of emotion as these characters grew and learned from their mistakes.”
KC Book Lover ~ “I laughed so much over all the antics and town gossip, but I also swooned so hard over Knox, the grumpy barber, who stepped in to be the hero she never expected to find. Naomi lived her whole life trying to never be a burden to anyone, putting herself last and I LOVED that Knox, even with his own insecurities, saw the amazing women she was. I especially loved this nickname for her – everytime he said it I fell a little more in love with Knox. Some great twists with all the drama of her sister, but the journey we took with Naomi and Knox was worth it all! 5 STARS!!!”
Romance Reviewed ~ “It made me laugh, it made me cry, but most importantly it left me feeling happy and hopeful.”
Romantic Rush Reads ~ “Lucy Score always gives me the feel-good and adorably witty sincere romance butterflies. Things We Never Got Over has all her sincere magic with a heavy heap of small town charm and an immersive level of suspense.”
The Romantic Bibliotheca ~ “Each side character is precious. Seriously. They deserve their own story, especially Knox’s brother and bestie.”
Ruth’s Romances Blog ~ “The writing is so entertaining that it’ll have you breezing through the pages. I felt all the feels. Laughed out loud (so many times). My kindle sizzled. And my gosh all the characters were just so fun and likeable.”
Mum That Reads ~ “I finished this book with a big fat tear rolling down my face. And I don’t care one bit.”