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The One That Got Away Book Review

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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 .

The One That Got Away
by Melissa Pimentel

Publisher: Penguin
Publish Date: 22 Sept. 2016
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1405923733
ISBN-13: 978-1405923736
Rating: 4/5

Amazon UK
Kindle: http://amzn.to/2j42C2t
Paperback: http://amzn.to/2jQzngv
Audio: http://amzn.to/2j3Vhj4

Amazon US
Audio: http://amzn.to/2jdzWPt
Hardcover: http://amzn.to/2k2kMRM - released 07/18/17

Review

The one thing you can practically always depend on, is when you see a Wedding in a book some other relationship is often the main focus. This is definitely the case in The One That Got Away. Little sister, Piper, is getting married within days and Ruby couldn't be happier for her. Except for the fact that she is going out of her way to be strong and independent in front of her one true love she let go all those years ago. Little does she know that Ethan still has some sparks for her too.

Set mostly in the middle of nowhere in Scotland, the wedding plans go awry when the wedding planner shows just how incompetent she is and, putting it nicely, screws up the wedding. Stepping up with only hours to spare to save her sister the torment of a not so perfect wedding, Ruby rectifies the issues and finds a new friend for life as she takes a break on the lonely but beautiful beach nearby. This potential love interest stirs things up with Ethan and a further family incident later on in the book draws Ruby closer to both men, but who does she choose? ( As if I'm going to tell you that! )

The One That Got Away has a lot of toing and froing between the then and now of Ruby's and Ethan's relationship. It's great to see how they once were but I feel that perhaps there was too much emphasis on the past and not enough of the present day storyline. This doesn't hinder the plot at all but it makes it a touch long winded, which is why I'm only giving four stars for my rating.

That being said, the quality of writing was enough to bring you onto the rolling countryside of Scotland and see the many, many, castles dotted around the landscape. The pretty scenery makes the story enchanting and pleasant but isn't too overpowering to take away the key elements of the story. It took me a little while to read this book as the back and forth pattern annoyed me slightly, but I persevered and I am pleased that I finished it with a happy ending.

If you love a book heavily featuring a wedding and a slightly spoilt bride this book may very well be your next read!






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