Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review/Giveaway: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

Women’s Fiction, Romance


St. Martin’s Press

Release Date:
August 22, 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren't.

Now, ten years later, Ruby is single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There's barely time for a trip to England for her little sister's wedding. And there's certainly not time to think about what it will be like to see Ethan again, who just so happens to be the best man.

But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can't help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago. Because there is nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past .

My Review

Ruby pulls herself away from her busy New York City life and career to attend her baby sister’s wedding in England. She’s not that happy to be going, but not because she doesn’t want to see her sister get married.  The best man happens to be her ex-boyfriend, Ethan. Ruby and Ethan were in love and they thought it was to be forever, but it didn't turn out that way.

It has been ten long years since Ruby saw Ethan and much has changed in that time frame. Ruby has a successful career in New York City, while Ethan became a wealthy entrepreneur. One thing hasn’t changed, Ruby's attraction for Ethan is still very much alive.  However, she fears he is no longer interested in her and who can blame him?  Too much time has passed.

This is a re-telling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I never read the original Persuasion so I had no expectations about what this book would be like. If the original is anything like this one, I have some good reading to look forward to.

The One That Got Away is a light read, perfect for the beach. It’s fast-paced with a variety of different characters. Some will make you laugh, others will bring tears to your eyes.

I loved Ruby and Ethan, but Ethan would definitely be my favorite. He is the type of guy a woman would want in her life. I couldn’t understand why Ruby let him get away in the first place. “Second chance” stories are good, though, and I enjoyed this very much. It’s a “feel good” type of story that will bring a smile to your face after the final page is turned.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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  1. This delightful novel would be greatly enjoyed. Thanks.

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  3. I've never read a book by Jane Austin but after reading the synopsis for this I downloaded the Persuasion audiobook and plan on reading this after I finish listening to it.

  4. Thanks for a good review. Made me want to read.
    Love beach read type books. Thanks.
    Carol Smith

  5. Love the sound of the book, I can't wait to read it.

  6. This book sounds very good. I love Jane Austen and I have read all of her books, so this will go to the top of my TBR list. Thanks for the great review and the chance to win!!!

  7. I love Jane Austen's novels. This sounds like a page turner. Would really enjoy reading.

  8. I love Jane Austen's novels. This sounds like a page turner. Would really enjoy reading.

  9. I'm looking forward to reading The One That Got Away. Thank you

  10. Since persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen story I am very curious about this one!!!

  11. I would love this!!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  12. Looks and sounds like a fun read.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  13. This book looks to be a fun and great read. Thanks for the giveaway. Donna

  14. im excited to read this modern persuasion version

  15. I spent MORE then ten years NOT attending most family gatherings. I hate loud parties and it would be impolite to ignore the people I don't want to talk to. So I stay home.

  16. I am another one crazy about Jane Austen and Persuasion is one of my very favorites. Thank you for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  17. Looking forward to reading this since I have always loved Persuasion. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Hi, I not entering contest as protections I can't read I broke my rip hip Monday. It was fixed and I have rehab but am still probably do the September book.

  19. Sounds great, would love to read it.

  20. Oh this sounds so good! I love the second chances....and with a wedding...oh I cannot wait to read!

  21. This sounds like an amazing read, I can't wait to read it.


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