'A smart, funny retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion that's perfect for a poolside read' Red
'An easy, breezy read' Daily Mail
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 . . .
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 Women
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.