The One That Got Away
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The One That Got Away

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'A smart, funny retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion that's perfect for a poolside read' Red'An easy, breezy read' Daily MailRuby 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 . . .Praise for The One That Got Away'Sometimes there's nothing better than a good love story to get stuck into, but this one is also hilarious and has totally relatable observations of modern life' Essentials'The trend for updating Jane Austen continues with this modern take on Persuasion - split between the past and present, and New York and Northumberland. As New Yorker Ruby flies tot he UK for her high-maintenance sister's fantasy castle wedding, facing her lost love is only one of her problems. Frothy and very funny' Sunday Mirror'A lovely book by Melissa Pimentel that is the perfect easy read!' Hello Magazine'A modern retelling of Persuasion, The One That Got Away is a fun, fast read about rediscovering a lost love' PopSugar, Best 2017 Summer Books for Womenshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405923733
  • 9781405923736
  • 74,929

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Sometimes there's nothing better than a good love story to get stuck into, but this one is also hilarious and has totally relatable observations of modern life * Essentials * A smart, funny retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion that's perfect for a poolside read * Red * A modern retelling of Persuasion, The One That Got Away is a fun, fast read about rediscovering a lost love * PopSugar, Best 2017 Summer Books for Women * The trend for updating Jane Austen continues with this modern take on Persuasion - split between the past and present, and New York and Northumberland. As New Yorker Ruby flies to the UK for her high-maintenance sister's fantasy castle wedding, facing her lost love is only one of her problems. Frothy and very funny * Sunday Mirror * A lovely book by Melissa Pimentel that is the perfect easy read! * Hello Magazine * An easy, breezy read * Daily Mail * Fabulous, romantic and witty. Who doesn't love reading about the trauma of ex-boyfriend dramas - especially at someone else's wedding . . . -- Rosie Blake Praise for Age, Sex, Location * - * Great fun - a gripping read and very touching * Marian Keyes * Funny, fresh, sassy and totally captured the zeitgeist when it comes to dating. If you loved GIRLS, you'll love this! * Katy Regan * Honest, funny and cringingly relatable * Glamour * Funny and honest this is a refreshing look at the modern dating scene * Essentials * Laugh-out-loud funny * Elle * Melissa's engaging voice and sharp humour lift this above other dating novels * Bella * A clever premise, wittily delivered in upbeat, wisecracking style. Lauren's encounters provide a colourful snapshot of modern men and dating mores, while her breezy promiscuity makes Bridget Jones look positively nun-like. All good, dirty fun - and there's a great twist to how she gets her guy in the end. American Pimentel writes lyrically of her adopted city, and her insights into the British are as spot-on as they are hilarious * Daily Mail * Witty, frank and candid, this book takes the reader on a hilarious tour through the world of modern dating * Heat * Frank, refreshing...such a satisfying read * Stylist *show more

About Melissa Pimentel

Melissa Pimentel grew up in a small town in Massachusetts in a house without cable TV and therefore much of her childhood was spent watching 1970s British comedy on public television. At twenty-two, she made the move to London and has lived there happily for thirteen years, though she has sadly never come across the Ministry of Funny Walks. She spends much of her time reading in the various pubs of Stoke Newington with her husband (everyone thinks they're weird but they don't care) and being awoken in the night by her two squabbling cats, Roger and BoJack. She works in publishing.show more

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Sometimes there's nothing better than a good love story to get stuck into, but this one is also hilarious and has totally relatable observations of modern life Essentials Praise for Age, Sex, Location -show more

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382 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 11% (41)
4 34% (130)
3 40% (151)
2 13% (51)
1 2% (9)
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