Title: The One That Got Away
Author: Melissa Pimentel
Stars: 3 .75 out of 5
Out of all the Jane Austen Novels Persuasion was second to Emma for me. When I was asked to Review the book The One That Got Away I jumped at the chance but with a lot of caution.
Three stars is due to the fact the book doesn't quite live up to the hype that I was present. While the story has moments of Jane Austen it falls flat many times and drops in the spot of Romance that wishes it was a modern Jane Austen. The story is your typical second chance romance with very little aspects of the Persuasion.
The One that Got away is a book to read on a rainy weekend because it works as a romance story as you watch Ruby and Ethan struggle though the trails and errors of the one that got away. The story will have you laugh and might make others cry. For me the story was what you expect it to be a romance but falls short.
Thank you to the publisher St. Martin Press/Penguin for a copy of this romantic comedy of sorts.
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 .
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published September 22nd 2016 by Penguin
About The Author:
Melissa Pimentel grew up in a small town in Massachusetts in a house without cable and therefore much of her childhood was spent watching 1970s British comedy on PBS.
At twenty-two, she made the move to London to do an MA in Modern Literature at University College London. She has lived there happily for ten years, though she still adamantly refuses to eat a scotch egg. Before meeting her fiancé, she spent much of her time trawling the London dating scene for clean, non-sociopathic sexual partners and blogging about it, which became the inspiration for her first novel.
These days, she spends much of her time reading in the various pubs of Stoke Newington and engaging in a long-standing emotional feud with their disgruntled cat, Welles. She works in publishing.