Lucy Score is the darling of the romance world and her Knockemout series captivated readers from the very first sentence. That’s why fans have been counting down the days until Things We Left Behind.
The first two books in the series are Things We Never Got Over which was a smashing success for Score and the follow-up: Things We Hide from the Light. Going into book 3, everyone was excited.
After two full books of waiting, we are finally getting Lucian and Sloane’s story. Judging by the title alone, we all knew there was going to be a lot to unpack with these two, and Lucy Score did not come to play.
Of course, I won’t give too much away but I’d like to thank Bloom Books for sending me a finished copy so I could share all of my thoughts with my fellow Lucy lovers.
Things We Left Behind is an intense yet romantic story for Lucian and Sloane.
Coming off the first two books in this series, I was ready. I was hyped up to see Lucian and Sloane’s relationship play out. Let me start by saying that Things We Left Behind is a bit heavier than the previous books. Sloane is dealing with the loss of her father and in a way, so is Lucian.
I don’t want to give too much away, but seeing Lucian and Sloane in the past answers so many questions. It’s amazing to see how much time and love Lucy Score put into these two and their relationship. There is so much to unpack yet with all the info being new to us, it makes the book go by incredibly fast.
Aside from the backstory about these two, we watch as they slowly but surely fall for each other and come back to what they once were. I adored Lucian and Sloane separately but when they came together, it was just in a world: magic. I couldn’t stop reading from that point and it’s clear these two were so hot and bothered for each other.
The only aspect where the story fell flat was the external plot. A lot was going on in the overarching plot from the previous books. In the first two, I didn’t notice it as much but Things We Left Behind could have benefitted from more romance and fewer external storylines playing out on the page. Then again, I might be alone in that opinion.
The tropes are really where this book shone as it was packed full. There was hate-to-love, second-chance, friends-with-benefits, and forced proximity. As you can see, Lucy didn’t come to play and I loved that. I don’t know how she does it but her tropes are always done in the best way and make for such an enjoyable reading experience.
I think that if you love this series and these characters, you won’t be disappointed. I’m just sad to see this series come to an end. Things We Never Got Over was my first Lucy Score book and it feels bittersweet to see the series wrapped up. We can only hope she decides to revisit this world or these characters.
Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score is out now where books are sold.
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