The One Who’s Not the One – Keris Stainton

Cat’s life has hit a brick wall. Since she broke up with her ex Sam five years ago she’s quit stand-up comedy, landed in a steady but dull job, and lives in a tiny flat with roommates she knows only as The One Who Eats All My Food and The One Who Has Really Loud Sex.

Cat, by contrast, is vividly aware that she hasn’t had sex for over two years.

So when she bumps into old friend Harvey and sparks fly, Cat is surprised. The more time she spends with Harvey, the more their chemistry grows – but Cat knows she has to ignore her feelings.

Because Harvey is Sam’s brother, and so absolutely, 100% off-limits romantically. If only Cat didn’t keep forgetting that…



My review

This author really found the key to unlock my funny bone. There are so many hilarious conversations that you might pull a muscle if you are not careful. Sometimes people are trying to be witty and when you read it, you think : for real? That’s not how a speak to a friend, child, … But I never got that feeling here. It sounded all very natural.

To be honest, the whole story felt very much like it could happen to anyone. I think everybody might recognize one or more situations they have faced as well at one point in their lives. It makes you feel connected more because fiction can be very down to earth and not totally fairy tale-ish.

Cat is quiet a character. I wouldn’t mind having her as a friend.

A very enjoyable read that makes you go ‘hahahaha’ and ‘aaawww’. 4 stars.

Thank you, Keris Stainton, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Keris Stainton was born in Canada, grew up on the Wirral, lived in London for a while and now lives in Lancashire with two boys, two guinea pigs, and an unhealthy (but enjoyable) obsession with One Direction.

She’s written books for children, teenagers, and adults and can almost always be found on Twitter.



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