The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

Goodreads rating: 3.45

Pages: 400

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Date published: August 22nd, 2017 (USA)

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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

Firstly, I’d like to thank St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for review ♡

Trigger warning: sexual assault

As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to read it. It sounded like the classical brit lit book that is funny, but deep at the same time. I must say, my expectations were quite high, and I wasn’t disappointed!

I quite enjoyed it, and I especially liked how the story was told through flashbacks, as well as present time. It gives you another perspective that I like to have when reading a story.

I liked the main character, Ruby, she wasn’t frustrating (probably because it’s an adult novel) and worked great as a lead character. The other characters were alright, but my favorite was Piper, the Bridezilla. Who doesn’t love a good Bridezilla character, am I right?

The author’s writing is nice, and totally fits with this type of book. If you ever pick it up, I’d suggest you do it over the summer – it’s 100% the perfect summer read!

My rating

Overall, The One That Got Away is a nice, fluffy read, with sassy characters and a typical plotline that will definitely hook you up from the start.

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