Thursday, July 6, 2017

The One That Got Away by Leigh Times

Good morning, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Leigh Himes's debut, The One That Got Away.

Married, with two kids and a job she's good at (even if she doesn't really enjoy it, due to circumstances), Abbey is, for all intents and purposes, happy... ish. And yet she also feels like something is missing. 

While perusing the pages of Town & Country one day, she comes across a picture of a man she simply knew as Alex. Once upon a time, Alexander Collier van Holt asked Abbey out on a date. And now, she wonders what things would have been like if she'd said yes. Then she takes a tumble down an escalator at Nordstrom and gets to find out! But is the privileged life as the wife of one of Philadelphia's best and brightest really what she wants? Or is the messy and sometimes struggling life  of before really the better of the two? Abbey will have to decide for herself!

The One That Got Away is a sweet and funny what if story. What if Abbey had said yes? What if she'd led a very different life? And of course, as she gets the chance to ponder over these questions and live the results, she has to face the fact that her old life of non designer clothes, frazzled mornings, and always trying to get by may actually be the better one.

There's a reason stories like this are fun - everyone wonders about the choices they've made in life. And in Abbey's story, we get to see someone experience both. She's aware of her life with Jimmy, Sam, and Gloria even as she experiences life as a van Holt, getting the opportunity to analyze and compare the two and decide what's really most important to her.

The One That Got Away isn't packed with surprises. It's easy to see where the story is headed, but, as I said, it's both sweet and funny. Plus, you'll want to stick around for Abbey!

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for being a part of the tour.