Blog Tour + Giveaway: The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase

The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase
Expected Publication: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Format: NetGalley
Challenges: NetGalley / Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5

Sarina Mahler thinks she has her life all nailed down: a growing architecture practice in Austin, Texas, and an any-day-now proposal from her loving boyfriend, Noah. She’s well on her way to having the family she’s hoped for since her mother’s death ten years ago. But with Noah on a temporary assignment abroad and retired Olympic swimmer—and former flame—Eamon Roy back in town asking her to renovate his new fixer-upper, Sarina’s life takes an unexpected turn. Eamon proves to be Sarina’s dream client, someone who instinctively trusts every one of her choices—and Sarina is reminded of all the reasons she was first drawn to him back in the day. Suddenly her carefully planned future with Noah seems a little less than perfect. And when tragedy strikes, Sarina is left reeling. With her world completely upended, she is forced to question what she truly wants in life—and in love.
Full of both humor and heartbreak, The One That Got Away is the story of one woman’s discovery that, sometimes, life is what happens when you leave the blueprints behind.

Connect with Bethany

A native of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Bethany Chase headed to Williams College for an English degree and somehow came out the other side an interior designer. When she’s not writing or designing, you can usually find her in a karaoke bar. She lives with her lovely husband and occasionally psychotic cat in Brooklyn, three flights up. This is her first novel.

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My Thoughts
I can't rave enough about this read...it literally had me from the start. The One That Got Away has one for the best first lines ever!
I’m also biased because this takes place in my home state of Texas in Austin to be exact which is like 2 hours away so I felt a connection from the beginning. Sarina is just trying to make her way in life trying to start up her career and trying to make a long distance relationship work when she meets up with an old one night stand. Eamon was the one guy she felt a connect to but after that one night which she thought was a fab start he never calls or contacts her again. So when she sees him again she still feels that connect that one thing she didn't realize was missing in her life. While she has a boyfriend she can't help but think of what could’ve happened, but most of all she wants to know why. Why didn’t he call or atleast tell her why he left and never spoke to her again. The closer they become she realizes he was the one that got away, he is the missing piece in her life. She knows her boyfriend doesn’t fit her life, they see their lives going into two different directions. Now she must put herself out there and come clean with both of them and decide what she really wants in her life and whom she wants to share it with. The One That Got Away is the perfect read that shows us that its important to stand up for what you want in life and to never settle. People change and who you were at 18 isn't whom you will always be. People sometimes deserves a second chance we all make mistakes and from those mistakes we find out we messed up some good things. It’s all about the timing, sometimes we aren’t meant to be with someone at that moment, sometimes we have to go through the bad to make us realize just how good something or someone really is.

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