Friday, June 16, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The One That Got Away

Author: Leigh Himes
Title: The One That Got Away
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publish Date: June 13, 2017
Book Blurb: Overworked mom. Underappreciated publicist. Frazzled wife of an out-of-work landscaper. A woman desperately in need of a vacation from life--and who is about to get one, thanks to an unexpected tumble down a Nordstrom escalator.

Meet Abbey van Holt . . .

The woman whose life Abbey suddenly finds herself inhabiting when she wakes up. Married to handsome congressional candidate Alex van Holt. Living in a lavish penthouse. Wearing ball gowns and being feted by the crème of Philadelphia society. Luxuriating in the kind of fourteen-karat lifestyle she's only read about in the pages of Town & Country.

The woman Abbey might have been . . . if she had said yes to a date with Alex van Holt all those years ago.

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Review: If you are looking for a good book to read by the pool this one is definitely it. I'm not sure the cover really does it justice.

But if you think of something like Sliding Doors or even Trading Spaces, then this is a book for you. (or for whovian's...Turn Left)

This book is about what would have happened if you had made a different choice. In this case the book is about Abbey who started the story as an everyday mom, with too much to do and not enough pay and not enough time. She's a mess, like so many of us are.

Then she has a fall in Nordstorm's and suddenly things changed. Suddenly she's married to a man she had a chance with years ago, but took a different turn in her life.

As a Van Holt she is rich woman and a fish out of water. She's not used to this kind of life and she's not used to the person she didn't know that she was. So she's in her life..and her kids are her kids, but they aren't? If that makes sense.

The story really is about Abbey finding herself and finding ways to break out of her shell, while trying not to ruin Alex's career. She has a lot of missteps and as time passes she realizes that having all the money and the glamorous life is not what it was cracked up to be.

There is definitely a little bit of Abbey in most of us, because no one has a perfect life and we all have that "grass is always greener wish."

I wish we would have had more time with Jimmy, because I didn't feel we really got to know her husband in her "real" life.

Alex on the other hand was an interesting character. Sometimes I wanted to smack him and other times I almost felt sorry for him, because he was obviously in a life he didn't really want to be in.

This was a good book to lose yourself in on a lazy afternoon.

Rating: 5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I really love the cover of this book - it gives me an Audrey Hepburn feel that I just love.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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