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Explore this ultimate guide to the Things We Never Got Over series by Lucy Score (the full Knockemout series) for everything you need to know about the massively popular TikTok-recommended romance books.

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Like so many readers, I first heard of the Knockemout series through TikTok. Well, it was a little too spicy for me, but my high school friend (a spicy romance reader) reached out to me as she was reading it, and she had so much to say about this popular book series that she became a writer on this site to write about them! So, what you will read in this post are mostly her words, with my edits and a few of my thoughts sprinkled in.

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Things We Never Got Over Series in Order

There are three books in this series, also known as the Knockemout series (this name is based on the fictional small town in Virginia where they take place).

  1. Things We Never Got Over
    • published January 13, 2022
    • main characters are Knox Morgan and Naomi Witt
  2. Things We Hide From the Light
    • published February 21, 2023
    • main characters are Nash Morgan and Lina Solavita
  3. Things We Left Behind
    • published September 5, 2023
    • main characters are Lucian Rollins and Sloane Watson

TIPS

  • We do recommend reading these books in order of publication for the best reading experience.
  • Please also note that, while each book focuses on different characters, all your favorite characters appear throughout the whole Knockemout books series.

about

Author Lucy Score is an instant #1 New York Times bestselling author who got her start in journalism. According to her website, she “enjoys writing romance so steamy her family can’t look her in the eye!”

Things We Never Got Over (#1 of 3)

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS BOOK:


  • spicy (for adults age 18+)
  • fast-paced
  • grumpy sunshine romance
  • great beach read

Things We Never Got Over follows Naomi Witt, a 30-something identical twin, immediately after she became a runaway bride and left her groom at the alter, to a middle-of-nowhere country town in Virginia called Knockemout — the kind of place that handles things the old-fashioned way.

There, she meets the brooding perpetually single local bartender and bad boy barber, Knox Morgan. And her estranged twin, Tina, leaves behind her daughter, Naomi’s 11-year-old niece, Waylay, for whom Naomi must care.

Naomi and Knox are immediately attracted to one another but neither is looking for or desiring a relationship. As the story progresses, however, their connection is undeniable and they soon throw out all the rules they’ve set in place.

Despite being a romance at its core, Things We Never Got Over also features an entertaining cast of supporting characters and many unexpected plot twists. Naomi’s new life in Knockemout includes a custody battle, a new job, the return of her evil twin, and organized crime bosses.

Things We Never Got Over is fast-paced and very spicy. At its core, it’s a small-town romance of two unlikely people, and the witty supporting cast that surrounds them is more than entertaining.

Related Post: Full Review and Summary of Things We Never Got Over

Things We Hide in the Light (#2 of 3)

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS BOOK:


  • slow-burn romance
  • spicy (for adults)
  • fast-paced otherwise
  • witty characters

Things We Hide From the Light focuses on Knox’s brother, chief of police Nash Morgan, and insurance agent Lina Solavita. Nash is in a funk as the book begins as he is trying to heal both mentally and physically from an event that occurred in the first book.

Enter Lina, his new neighbor in town on assignment. She is a non-committal type who is a bit of a wild child and has no interest in settling down.

All the characters readers know and love from Things We Never Got Over are back along with a few new ones, working together and using their own strengths to get to the bottom of the large-scale mystery in the small town of Knockemout.

Meanwhile, Nash and Lina find themselves inching closer and closer to one another and learning that some of the answers they may be seeking are right in front of them.

This sequel is a balanced blend of romance and crime.

Related Post: Full Review and Summary of Things We Hide From the Light

Things We Left Behind (#3 of 3)

  • #1 New York Times bestseller

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS BOOK:


  • enemies-to-lovers
  • small-town romance
  • second chance romance for childhood loves
  • very steamy (for mature adults)

Things We Left Behind focuses on the story of the Morgan brothers’ brooding and mysterious friend, Lucian Rollins, and the petite, yet feisty, local librarian, Sloane Walton.

Lucian and Sloane have a history and are arch-enemies. Told in the present time with a few flashbacks, Things We Left Behind tells the good, the bad, and the ugly of Lucian and Sloane’s tumultuous relationship, which is riddled with hope, betrayal, anger, and lots of loose ends that were never tied up.

As the two battle an undeniable connection between them, these enemies just may turn into lovers. However, their newfound sparks bring them to yet another source of disagreement — her desire to start a family and his refusal to even consider it.

All of Knockemout’s fan favorites are back to help tell the steamy story of Lucian and Sloan and we watch their personalities and relationships blossom alongside our leading couple.

It’s easily the most sexually graphic book in the trilogy, and it feels like the cherry on top of a small-town romance trilogy sundae.

Related Post: Full Review and Summary of Things We Left Behind

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the book Things We Never Got Over a series?

Yes. The Knockemout series contains three books by Lucy Score: first, Things We Never Got Over (2022); second, Things We Hide From the Light (2023); and third, Things We Left Behind (2023).

Is there a sequel to Things We Never Got Over?

Things We Hide From the Light by Lucy Score is the sequel book that comes after the first book in the Knockemout series, Things We Never Got Over.

Will there be a 3rd book in the Knockemout Series?

Yes. Things We Left Behind is the 3rd book in the Knockemout Series by Lucy Score. It was published in 2023.

Are Lucy Score books a series?

Yes. The Knockemout series contains three books by Lucy Score: first, Things We Never Got Over (2022); second, Things We Hide From the Light (2023); and third, Things We Left Behind (2023).

Conclusion

Lucy Score’s Things We Never Got Over series is a TikTok sensation. To reiterate just a few of the main points, this book series is best for adults/mature adults who enjoy very spicy romance with some deeper plotlines, like Colleen Hoover’s books and/or Tessa Bailey’s books and small-town romances.

You can buy each book separately or as a full set on Amazon:

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