Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Review: One Night (Only You #1) by A.J. Pine

When she lost it all, Jess decided to cope by living a lie.

But you can’t keep on pretending forever…

Twenty-one-year-old Jess used to have everything—a loyal best friend, a boyfriend she loved, and a future that was right on track. But in a single night, her whole world changed.

Now, Jess lives for the impersonal connection of drunken hook-ups and to-go coffee cups in the morning. All she needs is one night to pretend everything is fine…until she meets Adam.

Thanks to a sports injury, gorgeous, charming basketball star Adam Carson is stuck in physical therapy at the hospital where Jess interns—giving her the perfect opportunity to see his sweet, considerate nature and making her realize that maybe she does want something more.

But while Adam might be the best thing that’s happened to Jess in a long time, letting him past her carefully constructed walls means letting him know what happened...and why he'd never want her for more than one night.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: April 21st 2015 by InterMix

Terri's Thoughts

**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is April 21st 2015**

Every once in a while a character comes along that sticks out from all of the others that you have read.  This story had one with the character of Jess.  Let me tell you I wanted to slap her in to another hemisphere, then drop kick her for her selfishness and all sorts of other horrible things.  I was so annoyed with her issues and baggage and selfishness I actually found myself hoping it would work out for her.

Ok maybe I am reacting a little harsh.  She did have a traumatic event in her life and she never allowed herself to heal.  I get that but she knew she was toying with Adam's emotions and just continued to do so.  There is a fine line between being broken and just plain pathetic and unfortunately she fell in to the latter for me.

On the flip side, I simply adored Adam.  He is the perfect book boyfriend and every girls fantasy.  For him to be such a stand up guy with all of the crap Jess tossed at him only made me love him more.  He was what held the story together and the reason I wanted things to work out in the end.  He is what salvaged the story for me.

I also enjoyed Jess' roommate.  I hope that the next story is about her as I felt she had a whole lot more substance than Jess and frankly was a more interesting character.  Lets hope so as I will be keeping my eyes opened for it.

About the Author

AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, from Eric Northman to the Salvatore brothers. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

Twitter:  AJ_Pine

1 comment:

  1. I feel like, lately, I've been feeling this exact way with the romances I've been reading. The female MCs are so annoying beyond belief and the male MCs are so swoon-worthy and I feel sorry for them because of the crap they have to put up with from the females. Awesome review!

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