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.


I received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Bethany Chase is a new author. I’m glad I got the chance to be granted an ARC for her book. The One That Got Away is a fun read that features sharp and witty characters who will, no doubt, win readers over.

The storyline is something that’s been used over and over. However, the characters were well-written, so I still had a good time reading a book. Even the secondary characters were fun to read. While this is not going to be one of my favorites books, I can still confidently say that this author is one to watch out for. If her writing remains like this with a few minor improvements, I am sure that she will gain fans, lots of them.


I’m a women’s fiction author, interior designer, and eternally hopeful A-cup. My debut novel, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, is coming March 31, 2015. Welcome to my page… can I get you a drink?

“A warm, witty, and wise novel, The One That Got Away announces the arrival of a great new voice in fiction.” — Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only…

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