The One That Got Away by: Melissa Pimentel

The One That Got Away by: Melissa Pimentel

The One That Got Away by: Melissa PimentelThe One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 22, 2017
Genres: Austenesque, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Second Chance Romance, Women' Fiction, Women's Literature
Format: Hardcover
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A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back. Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren’t.

Ten years later, Ruby’s 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 seeing Ethan there for the first time in years.

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’s nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past…

Give me an Austen Adaption Anyday! Being a Janeite, I had high hopes for this book and I wasn’t disappointed. I will come clean right now and tell you that Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen novel but I have always had a soft spot for Captain Wentworth.

I feel The One That Got Away is more of an adaption of the classic than a retelling, and a fun, flirty, fabulous one at that! A book full of heart and soul; I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.  The second chance romance is one of my favorite book tropes because of Persuasion and The One That Got Away left me completely fulfilled in the end.

I loved this book! For any Janeite who loves a second chance, here is a a great modern for you!

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 public television. 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 and is also the author of Love by the Book.

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