If you saw my posts on twitter the other night, you’ll know just how excited I am to be sharing my review of Keris Stainton’s new novel today. Huge thanks to Bookouture for the blog tour invite and ARC.
Cat’s life has hit a brick wall. Since her ex ditched her without ceremony 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.
So when she bumps into old friend Harvey and sparks fly, Cat is surprised – and horrified, because Harvey is her ex’s brother, and so absolutely, 100% off-limits romantically. Even if his dimples do make her insides fizz…
When she’s offered a new job abroad, Cat is tempted to accept – and leave her depressing flat and mess of a love life behind her. But will running away from her problems really solve them?
What does TWG think?
Have you ever sat and pondered how bees mate? I can’t say that it’s something I say and googled whilst drinking my brew, however I will hold my hands up and say that, after reading ‘The One Who’s Not the One’, I unashamedly Googled a bees balls. I’m not even joking, and no, I won’t tell you why I did that, but if you read this book it will all make perfect sense!
OMG the sounds that were coming out of my mouth were very questionable – I could NOT stop laughing!!! Cat has got to be THE most funniest character I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Her one liners are absolutely brilliant, and the way that she always has something funny to say about every situation had me channeling my inner seal and pig mating. As you do, obviously!
Now, there is a young lad in the story who is, even at the young age he is, a dude you want to have as your best friend like right now. Plus, with a name like ‘Arnold’, I couldn’t help but picture the popular namesake from the TV show, ‘Hey Arnold’. You’re welcome…
Cat’s relationship with her best friend is one of a kind and made for excellent reading. However, don’t hate me when I say this but geez there were times where I just wanted to shake Cat and tell her to stop being so selfish! I mean, not everything is about her and yet she seemed to make most situations into the ‘Cat Show’. I did like her, don’t get me wrong, I just wished that she would change the record more often!
‘The One Who’s Not the One’ is such a charismatic, energetic, addictive and utterly hilarious read which left my sides needing sewing and my brain thinking ‘whaaaaa?!’ (In a good way, obvs). I absolutely loved this book and, like Keris Stainton’s previous books, this author has knocked it out of the park once again in more ways than one.
Full of witty anecdotes, brilliant friendships, budding romances, and of course the knowledge of bees, ‘The One Who’s Not the One’ is definitely The One for me.
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.