The One That Got Away: A Novel
By Melissa Pimentel
St. Martin’s Press, 368 pp.
This retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion will keep you turning pages.
What more could a girl want?
But as the summer ends, Ruby reluctantly decides to pursue her dream career at a posh public-relations firm in Manhattan. Living and working in New York will be the epitome of Ruby’s success, even though it will cost her the relationship with Ethan. She struggles to acclimate to her new job and to the vastly different lifestyle in the city and pretends to be the tough, well-adjusted New Yorker she thinks she should be.