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The One That Got Away

Book 1, Kingston Ale House

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"I loved this fun road-trip romance with two friends you immediately know should be a whole lot more!" — Cindi Madsen, author of Anatomy of a Player


I’ve been in love with my best friend for as long as I can remember. I tried to tell her in high school, which royally backfired. Ten years hasn’t changed things, but now I’m finally ready to lay it all out on the table. The only problem? She’s got her sights set on someone else.

I made the mistake of letting her go once before. This time, I’m going to prove that the only guy she needs is me.


We’re best friends—nothing more—and it’s good like this. That’s what I’ve been telling myself since the night in high school when we shared a single kiss, a night that was great—but then wasn’t. Now we’re on a road trip to California, and he’s surprising me at every turn—helping me overcome my fear of heights, belting out my favorite Monkees song, and looking way sexier with his shirt off than a best friend is supposed to.

But admitting how I feel may mean losing our friendship. I thought I’d find happiness in California, but now I’m wondering if the right guy for me has been by my side all along.

Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 The One That Got Away
Book #2 Six Month Rule
Book #3 Three Simple Words
Book #4 Worth the Wait

Customer Reviews

Amazing characters!!!

This was a sexy, fun, friends to lovers and a sort of "second chance" love story. The best friend relationship between Brynn and Jamie was envious. The ten-year span between important points in their history felt agonizing for both them and me. The back-and-forth, on-again and off-again feelings they had for each other were killing me. But when it was on-again they were SIZZLING! Very entertaining story with fantastic characters.

Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was not compensated for my review.
I was not required to write a positive review.
The opinion expressed is my own.

Excellent start to the series!

I love friends-to-lovers books and second chances. This book has both.

Jamie and Brynn have been best friends since middle school. They shared one kiss during their senior year but Jamie needed his friend more than he needed a girlfriend so their relationship never progressed. Now their 10-year reunion is here and Brynn wants to pursued her missed chance at her high school crush but Jamie has finally realized that the one for him is his best friend.

I loved these characters both individually and together. There was a good mix of funny and angst. I enjoyed getting the backstory of their relationship through their memories. The start of this series is phenomenal and I can't wait to read about all of the side characters that were introduced.

*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

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The One That Got Away
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Apr 18, 2016
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 321 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Kingston Ale House
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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