The One That Got Away by A.J. Pine

Posted May 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

The One That Got Away by A.J. PineThe One Who Got Away by A.J. Pine
Series: Kingston Ale House #1
Format: eARC
Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Best Friends, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Love Triangle, Second Chances
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How far will one man go for the woman he's loved since high school?

Jamie Kingston has been Brynn Chandler's best friend since middle school. Only once was their friendship tested—when Brynn gave Jamie a single kiss. Since then, they've had an unspoken agreement never to cross that line again, and she’s ready to let go of the past and move on.

But Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he's ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip. But their time alone brings old hurts to the surface, and Brynn has to decide if the one that got away lies at the end of the journey or if he's been by her side all along.

This book was super cute, if you like super cute romances then this book seriously fits the bill. I’ve made it a pretty well known fact that I love relationships that are born out of friendships, and in this case you have two best friends. One of the things that appealed to me about this book is that there is a road trip, and I love road trips, I think they appeal because I’ve never really gotten to go on one (unless you count moving across the country at the drop of hat, thank you army).

So when the book starts we meet Jamie and Brynn, two best friends that have been friends since high school, and wouldn’t you know it Jamie loves Brynn. Brynn is kind of obsessed about this other guy, getting her second chance with this guy. So when the guy invites her to another state for an important event, she jumps at the chance, except she has to find a way to get there, enter Jamie. Jamie decided to take this road trip as the perfect chance to see if there can be anything between them. Jamie is in my opinion kind of a great guy. I mean he wants to be with Brynn but at the same time he doesn’t want to stand in her way, if someone else is going to make her happy then he wants to give her the chance to do that, even if it kills him. But more than that he’s a great friend. The two of them have a great dynamic, they almost kind of orbit around each other with how comfortable they are in each others lives.

Brynn, well she’s interesting, kind of all over the place to be honest. You can tell she really cares about Jamie, but she is so single mindedly focused on the other guy that she doesn’t even consider Jamie to be an option. See there was a moment in time where Jamie and Brynn had a moment, and in the end Jamie backed away, and it really killed Brynn, so she is not at all interested in letting that happen to her again. I got where she was coming from, I totally did, but Jamie was so awesome, I really wanted her to see him in a different light way sooner than she did!

This book is really made by the chemistry between the two main characters. They have funny moments, and sad moments, and misunderstandings, it really hits all the great emotional high points. The pacing was great during the book, it made for a quick and light read, just the perfect thing when you are looking for a happy read. If you like light-hearted sweet romance then this is a book you should check out.

About A.J. Pine

AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

AJ Pine is the author of IF ONLY and WHAT IF with Entangled Embrace and the upcoming ONE NIGHT and ONE LIFE with Penguin/Intermix in 2015.

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