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The One Who Got Away (An Alpha Billionaire Romance)

2.93  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  39 reviews
It was supposed to be the best day. I was marrying the love of my life--and nothing would ever be the same.

And then he left me at the altar.

Five years later, I get a job offer I can't refuse. The trouble is, the boss just so happens to be the one who got away...
Kindle Edition, 91 pages
Published January 27th 2016
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Lea ★
This was a quick, second chance romance read.
Jamie  Leigh
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
this was a great quick scorching story. nothing like a good story about second chances.
Missey Lewis
Feb 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
YUCK!!!!! I think I can say I am a hopeless romantic but to forgive the man u loved after leaving you at the alter humiliated. ..not be liveable. ..
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review

GENERAL INFO: The One that got away
Year Pub: 2015- No RePub
Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Romance
Sub-Categories: Light BDSM reference,
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone
Epilogue Included: yes
POV: h (Catherine Allison Wilkes)

It was supposed to be the best day. I was marrying the love of my life--and nothing would ever be the same. And then he
Sue Zawisa
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a gift for an honest review.
Cat Wilkes was left at the altar five years ago by the love of her life-Lincoln Carraway-and she has never been able to get past “it” or him. Now she has returned home for the job of her dreams only to run into him once again. Anger and hatred cannot really describe what she is feeling when she learns he is the co-owner of the Corporation she will be working for…if she can handle having to have him in her life again. But Linc ha
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
A quick second chance romance
Caren Jan
Dec 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Overall rating: 1 star

Genre: Second Chance Romance
Plot: 2/10
Ending: 4/10
Writing: 7/10
Enjoyment: 2/10
Hero: 1/10
Heroine: 2/10
Supporting Characters: 4/10
Humour: No
Sex: Yes
Feels: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Thoughts: (view spoiler)
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Leticia Prieto
Feb 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Forehead hitting table

This book was too high school for me jeez. Skipped most of it. H was a wanna be tough chick but was so cliche
Jamie Mounts
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I for one really like a good second chance at happiness book. I really felt bad for Cat on her wedding day and for her dad to have to be the one who broke the news to her but what I didn't like was how her character was portrayed as a meek girl who ran away from her home and family instead of being strong and brilliant like I felt she could be. I wish we could of saw a glimpse of her life in the 5 years following her marriage. I liked Linc for being a stand up guy and saying he screwed up becaus ...more
Feb 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
So sorry...

I hate to leave bad reviews, but you really need to be warned...

This is by far the WORST heroine I have ever read....EVER!
Some say it's Bella, others say it's Anastasia. Whoever you think it may be, I promise you, this one will take the cake.
Swear to Christ.

Our poor heroine was left at the alter. She sees him the NIGHT BEFORE, the have sex and words of ever after and he doesn't show up the next day. Cat is devastated, humiliated beyond repair (with excellent reason) and moves
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
I didn't read reviews prior to reading this novella, but saw that it had a pretty low rating. Despite this, I went for it anyways since I'm a sucker for second chance romances.

I thought the story started out pretty well and the writing was good. However, what brought down the rating was the characters. It was hard to connect with them. Lincoln and Catherine were walking, talking cardboard cut outs with hardly any depth or personality. And speaking of Catherine, where was her pride?! Lincoln lef
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Everyone enjoys a good second chance only gripe is I wish it was a little bit longer.
I was a little irked by the main girl in this, she had her moments when I wanted to just slap her but she also had her good moments as well.
I think I would like her better if I had gotten to see her through the 5 years after the split instead of just getting to see the wedding day then jumping right into the present. I think honestly that was what was missing for me are those 5 years.
There really
Anita Powers
I enjoyed this story, I liked Catherine, I think she acted like anyone would act if this happened to them. The only thing I did not like was this book was too short. I wanted to connect more with Cat and Linc, there are so many unanswered questions, so much we don't know about the past five years, and still unclear on why he left five years ago. I don't know it just seemed too rushed. Like I said at the beginning of this review, I enjoyed the story, it was sweet, and sexy, I liked their whole se ...more
Tanya Mayes
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Could you forgive the love of your life for leaving you at the church with a note? Catherine’s world is shattered on her wedding day when Lincoln walks away with just a note to break up with her. She leaves town and won’t return because she is crushed and doesn’t know how to put herself back together. Finally, 5 years later, she heads back home for a job and the hope she won’t see Lincoln. Of course, she isn’t that lucky so when Lincoln ends up directly in her path, what is a girl to do? Lincoln ...more
Cheryl Sanders
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lincoln Carraway left her at the altar with a "note" saying he wasn't ready. Five years later and a job opportunity has brought her back home to Rhoades, North Carolina. Who do you think the unpublished co-owner is of the company she was going to work for? You got it! Lincoln Carraway and he wants her back. Will she ever be able to forgive him for the emotional devastation and utter humiliation? Definitely read this book to find out!

I am a HUGE fan of Ava Claire and this book is another example
K Fly
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
******* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review********

This was a meaningful second chance at love book. Cat was jilted at alter and going thru life with blinders on due to her deep heartbreak. But five years later she get the opportunity to come back home only to be confronted by the one man she never wants to see again. But never say never the intense spark between them is still there. Can she let her guard down again? Can't she trust him with her heart? What will her family and fri
DawnMarie  Carpintero
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Stars

I was given this book for my honest review.

Everyone deserves a second chance in their lives even those that leave on in the most of humiliating of places. Even though that has happened this author brings new light to forgiveness which makes this book exhilarating and new.

Author Ava Claire does not wary in giving us her wayward ways in the sexual nature. She is continually surprising us with the twists of each book she puts out and this one is no exception to the rule. She brings us on th
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The One Who got away!

Cat was devastated, that Lincoln left her right before the were supposed to get married! It happens, but they had just been together, promised each other forever, left her heartbroken. Now years later she has been offered a job in the same town, he lives! Can her broken heart take seeing him again? It's a job she has always wanted, then she finds out he is a co-owner of the place she will be working! What will she do? Will she take the job? Can her heart take this? Great rea
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The One That Got Away was a fantastic, heart-pumping, palm sweating, quick read. Ava Claire really captured the emotional draw of the Lincoln and Catherine. You will be hooked from the beginning and will want MORE when you get to the last page. Lincoln and Catherine were high school sweet hearts and set to get married after high school when Lincoln had a change of heart and left her on the alter without an explanation. When their paths cross several years later and their story unfolds. Meet Linc ...more
Feb 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Ok... so I got the e-book copy for an honest ARC review, so here goes...

The story is fast-tracked in my opinion... Given the situation that Cat was jilted almost literally at the altar on her wedding day. And yet, not even a few months since meeting Linc, they just hooked up and got back together... Though it is a happy ending for both of them... I kinda find it hard to imagine it happening in real life (well, to justify, this is a work of fiction). Sorry, but I was expecting more I guess...
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it
A to good to be true kind of lovestory, though sometimes it's refreshing to read something that's not too heart breaking.

"I'd believe in happily ever after.... Then he burned our fairytale to the ground."

"There was a time I couldn't picture a reality without you in it. I've survived just fine without you."

"What did love or regret matter when there would always be a wound that never fully heal?"
Aruna Mahadeo
Mar 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Pure crap... spoiler

I do know how some of these authors get published. Good storyline but purely executed. How do you kiss the man who left you at the alter 5 years ago and only after reuniting with him for 5 mins? The heroine got on my nerves, the hero was made to be just too perfect and then into a mild version of Christian Grey character. I can't even say i read the book because I skipped to all the dialogue.
May 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
I read HEA romance for a reason. The escape from reality. This was so far off. Who gets dumped at her wedding, Catherine, and five years later jumps, Lincoln's bones, less than a week after meeting up again? I would have loved to see him grovel some. He was way to cocky and sure of her. If Ava Claire wrote any more than the ninety pages she would have shown how well he would walk all over Cat. Cause that is the way it was heading.
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: all-done
ARC Review

Good little read. Bride left at the later only to come back in contact with her runaway husband as her at her new dream job. I gave it four stars because if you have ever read any of Ava Claire's books the have hot steamy sex scenes, this book has a lot of fighting among the couple.
Catherine Coffman
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved Catherine and Lincoln's story. Catherine always wanted to leave her small town and after what happened to her I don't blame her for leaving. I truly understand why Lincoln did what he did but it still wasn't right. This is a great love story about second chances. I hope that Ava Claire will write more about Catherine and Lincoln. Very good hot short story.
Polly Pardo
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Quick read!

Enjoyed the characters that developed the storyline. Creative details in the story kept me reading in one sitting! Enjoy this entertaining quick read!
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Ava Claire is a sucker for Alpha males and happily ever afters. When not putting pen to paper or glued to her Kindle, Ava likes road tripping, karaoke, and vintage fashion.

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