‘OMFG! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!’ Daniel Riding
When Piper James unexpectedly gets a message from her insanely hot teenage crush Rob Kingsford, inviting her to their school reunion, her heart flips. She hasn’t seen Rob in eight years – and he’s always been the one that got away.
Older (but not wiser), fatter (but much happier in her skin), and still definitely crushing on Rob, Piper’s about to come face-to-face with the very best of old friends and the very worst of old frenemies. Add in enough G&Ts and a few too many Cosmos, and there are all the ingredients for a real night to remember…
Could it be second-time lucky for Piper and Rob, or will she have her heart broken all over again?
A hilarious and uplifting story about facing your fears and being true to who you are – perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Kinsella and Sophie Ranald.
Read what everyone is saying about The One that Got Away:
‘Oh my gosh it was brilliant! I laughed, I got choked up, my emotions were all over the place and by the end I was uplifted into believing I could do anything… I loved everything about this book… I had a big grin on my face and my heart was uplifted… I was hooked right from the first page.’ Katie’s Book Cave, 5 stars
‘I adored the story from start to finish! Rob was completely and utterly gorgeous and I literally swooned every time he appeared on the page… Had me laughing one minute and then crying the next!… Had me hooked… A fantastic and uplifting read which I would heartily recommend!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I am now completely head over heels in love with this book and the characters. I think Piper may be my new favourite character ever (sorry Hermione Granger)… Funny, heart-warming, emotional all at once… Just perfect!’ Vicki in Neverland, 5 stars
‘I bloody love Keris’s books! Every single one has made me howl with laughter at some point! Keris is the kind of funny writer that will make tea come out your nose (true story!)… Piper is one of my favourite book characters of all time.’ Tishylou, 5 stars
‘Absolutely kept me hooked from page one!… I loved Piper… and her crush Rob was swoooooooon!… This book was sooooo fun!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I absolutely adore this author’s books, they are easy to read and I love the characters that she creates!… I LOVED it – such a good story and no hesitation in giving it 5 stars – it is funny and heart-warming at the same time, a highlight of the year so far for me – a genuine pleasure to read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Keris’s books always make me feel like I can achieve anything I set my mind to. Heart-warming, body-positive, sweet and caring, I am going to be thinking about these characters for a long time.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘One of those books you think I’ll just read a couple of chapters and the next thing you’re nearly halfway through the book… Witty, warm and well written. A great read.’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘A wonderful book! I loved the storyline and characters… A perfect beach read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I devoured it in a matter of hours.’ This Price is Usually Right
Love Keris’ work
Another brilliant book from Keris Stainton. I love her writing, it’s fast paced and emotive. Great characters - Piper and Rob, plus funny supporting characters. Please write more soon!!
It started off really well - great characters and brilliant location knowledge and descriptions , intertwining stories of past and present and a genuinely believable main character but after that the story fell flat for me , I normally read 3/4 books on holiday and I didn’t even bother finishing this one as there were no gripping dramas or exciting ends to each chapter , it , for me was alittle predictable and without being mean a bit immature , just lots of swearing and little content , It may appeal to a younger audience but I felt it wasn’t constructed well and after the first half of the story lacked humour or originality , and the plot became quite ‘flat’.
Having said that I did really enjoy the factual details of locations , and thought the author did well to bring those areas to life during the story .
Maybe I didn’t do it justice by not finishing it but there are other books I’d rather read on my longed for holiday .