A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).
I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice. Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.
The Only One is one emotional roller coaster of an New Adult book. This book definitely put me through the wringer and I am still going through a lot after reading this book.
The Only One involves a girl named Melanie, who is about to have her life turned upside down and the one person, her best friend tells her not to trust is there for when it all falls apart. Melanie is just trying to have a normal life as a 19 year old girl, who is attending college and working at a coffee shop. Unfortunately, she never expected the college frat boy, John Boy, who has been deemed as a playboy wants to get to know her better.
Melanie definitely is one character everyone will feel sympathetic for, while reading this book and afterwards. She goes through what no 19 year old girl ever wants to go through at such a young age. She ends up having the most supportive friends and the most supportive guy friend, who wants to be more. She ends up being a jerk though at certain parts of the book to her friends, Joh Boy, and even her mother and sister, but in my mind, she has every right to snap and be the way she is. It takes her sister putting her little sister in her place to make Melanie realize how many people care about her.
John Boy is such a sweet heart, even if he is known to be the one guy every girl sleeps with on campus. I loved every bit of him and learning about his own vulnerabilities. He definitely did a 360, when he met Melanie. He is there for her Melanie the minute she finds out the news and he is there for her every step of the way and he’s not used to being so caring towards a girl. For some reason, Melanie is special though to him, and he can’t stop, but be there for her and want more from her.
The Only One is a book that has a lot of tension to it, but for other reasons. Melanie goes through a lot in this story and John Boy has his own issues as well. If you are a fan of the New Adult genre then you definitely should read The Only One. There is quite a bit of tension romantically between the characters and some very heated romantic scenes, but they aren’t the ones that will make you go crazy due to the characters being hardheaded. No, they have other reasons, why they wait to be romantic together.
I give this book 4 full moons and I definitely can’t wait to read more books from Magan Vernon. Magan Vernon made me want to go through the book and comfort Melanie and I had to keep telling myself that she’s a fictional character. This story touched my heart and made me realize how important is to get our annual tests done as a female.
***Be prepared to have tissues on hand with The Only One.
I received a complimentary copy of the book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.