The One Who’s Not the One by 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… (Goodreads)

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I really liked it but I also felt like something was missing.


I really enjoyed this book.  It was funny and light-hearted.  The characters were lovely. However, I felt like the story told me more about Cat and Kelly’s relationship than her relationship with Harvey.  

Don’t get me wrong the friendship between Cat and Kelly is amazing, they are so close and funny and I love seeing such a strong female bond in a book.  But the point of this book was to be a romance about falling for the brother of an ex-boyfriend. I loved Harvey but I would have liked to see more of him in the story.  He almost seemed like a secondary character, instead of the male lead.

This was a great read, funny and entertaining, but I would have liked to see a little more romance.  

Overall: 3

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