Marie Reviews The One Who Got Away by Amy Gamet

The One Who Got Away (Love and Danger, #3)The One Who Got Away by Amy Gamet


Colin Mitchell's been in love with Gwen Trueblood for fifteen years.
He's finally going to have his chance to win her heart.
Gwen gets the shock of her life when she learns her husband David was murdered, not killed accidentally as everyone believed. Unbeknownst to her, he was placed in the Witness Protection program when he was just six years old, the son of a mobster who testified against his buddies in organized crime.

Gwen needs answers, but to find them she must go through Colin, her husband's dear friend and the last person in the world she wants to see.  Before she married David, the chemistry between her and Colin was electric, causing a painful rift between David and Colin that lasted until David died.

As a U.S. Marshal, Colin was in charge of the investigation into David's death, and he's floored to discover he let the other man's killer get away. In the shadow of Boston's mafia underworld, Colin will seek the truth of what happened to David as he fights to win the love of the woman he could never forget.

Is there room in Gwen's heart for both of these men? Can she forgive herself for the attraction she felt for Colin when David was alive, or will she continue to blame herself for the good friends' separation?

I have read several books by this author. I liked them all. This book was quickly read, and enjoyed, but I also believe that it could have been a little more in depth. I had already learned a little bit about Gwen in a prior book, that hinted at the "feelings" she gets, but nothing that would explain how she could rescue trained officers in a shoot out or kill a man with a well placed high heel shoe. I like the fact that she is strong, smart, and independent - there was a U.S. Marshall in the mix and he was usually the one in need of saving.
She was so in love with her husband, David, and believed he died in an accident - only to find out later he was murdered and she has to solve the mystery. There is also the point that she and Colin shared an attraction a lifetime ago that she did not act on because she was marrying David. We find out a lot about Colin and David's past. Great ideas, interesting plot. It would be an even greater story to get into what makes Gwen tick.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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