THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Bethany Chase


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A woman is torn between her dependable boyfriend and a former fling in this sparkling debut from Chase.

Sarina, an architect living in Austin, is completely happy with her boyfriend. Sure, Noah is in Buenos Aires working on a huge corporate merger, but that doesn’t mean their relationship is in danger. That is, until retired Olympic swimmer Eamon Roy shows up. He and Sarina shared one passionate night together years ago, and then Eamon never called her again. Even though Sarina moved on and found a much more stable relationship with Noah, she’s never quite been able to get Eamon out of her mind. When he enlists her help in renovating an old Austin fixer-upper, Sarina is horrified to find out that her feelings for him never really went away. Eamon understands her better than anyone else, but could she ever trust him again? And Noah’s always been the man she could count on, but can she depend on him to make her happy in the future? Thus begins a believable love triangle full of steamy romance and tangled feelings. Sarina’s interactions with Eamon have that classic rom-com spark, but the book also packs serious emotional punches, as Sarina faces a devastating personal tragedy and deals with career struggles. Luckily, the supporting cast of zany side characters keeps the book light and heartwarming. 

This utterly enjoyable romance will have readers swooning, sobbing, and eagerly anticipating Chase’s next book.

Pub Date: April 7th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7942-3
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Ballantine
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2015


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