Book Review: What If You & Me by Roni Loren

What If You & Me by Roni Loren

Say Everything Series, Book 2

Sourcebooks Casablana (July 6, 2021)




A horror loving, true crime podcaster and a sexy ex-firefighter cook

What If You & Me is an emotional romance. Good character development that allows you to know the characters and their fears. Andi, beginning to face her fears, opens up and inserts herself into Hills life. He’s great at helping her overcome her fears, but he holds back dealing with his own demons. I loved their honesty with each other. Also liked the secondary characters will have to go back and read book one in the series. Great banter between all the characters and they all held their own in the story. Realistic progression to the relationship. Just a wonderful read. (Reviewed August 8, 2021)

Read as part of the Brenda Novak monthly book club read for August.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (Aug 8, 2021)

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New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren blends heat and heart in this emotionally charged story of:

  • A frightened woman longing to break free
  • A wounded man searching for his purpose
  • An unexpected friendship turned sizzling hot connection
  • And an emotional climax that’ll have them both learning to let go

The world can be a scary place. At least, that’s what Andi Lockley’s anxiety wants her to believe. It doesn’t help that she narrowly escaped a dangerous man years ago, or that every relationship since has been colored with that lingering fear. But things are better now—she’s channeling everything into her career as a horror novelist and true crime podcaster, and her next book may be the breakthrough she needs.

If only her grumpy new neighbor would stop stomping around at all hours of the night.

Former firefighter Hill Dawson can’t sleep. After losing part of his leg in a rescue gone wrong, he’s now stuck in limbo. He needs to figure out what he’s supposed to do with his life, and he can’t let himself get distracted by the pretty redhead next door. But when someone breaks into Andi’s place, Hill can’t stop himself from rushing in to play the hero. Soon, a tentative bond forms between the unlikely pair. But what starts out as a neighborly exchange quickly turns into the chance for so much more…if Andi can learn to put aside her fear and trust in herself—and love—again.


Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. She holds a master’s degree in social work and spent years as a mental health counselor, but now she writes full time from her cozy office in Dallas, Texas where she puts her characters on the therapy couch instead. She is a two-time RITA Award winner and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.


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