The One that Got Away
By: Kelly Hunter
Published: January 22nd 2013 by Harlequin KISS
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Goodreads description--Good job? Tick. Newly purchased apartment? Tick. Evie's life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting. Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back - she gave him everything, but he didn't know when to stop taking. Leaving Logan was the hardest thing Evie's ever done. Until now. Because Logan's back, the chemistry is as blistering as ever, and this time he's not going anywhere...
If you read my review of Waking Up Married, then you know that I didn't pay too much attention to the information for these two books when I requested them for review. Read the description, thought they had cute covers, sounded good, went for it. When I started reading Waking Up Married, I was really surprised to find out that it was labeled as a contemporary romance/new adult. Meaning, I wasn't expecting the descriptions that I stumbled upon.
Since I did read Waking Up Married first, I did expect the same level of descriptions for The One That Got Away, but I was still surprised as the struggle for control was a major theme for the book--if you know what I mean.
These super cute covers for the new Harlequin Kiss books are misleading I think. While our main character did mention going to the beach once in the book, this wasn't a beachy kind of ocean book which the cover bestows.
All of that being said, I did like to see a leading female who put forth an effort not to succumb to the every whim of the interested male and who made her stand from time to time as needed. And I enjoyed seeing both Evie and Logan work to make themselves better people.
All in all, I give The One That Got Away 3.5 stars. Have you read this one? What did you think? Let me know!