Thursday, 28 July 2016

Review: One by Jewel E. Ann

*****5 Stars*****

ONE is a spin off from the fantastic Jack and Jill series and whilst it is a standalone I highly recommend that if you intend to read the J&J series than you do so before reading ONE, as it does contain some major spoilers for the series. This is a perfect companion to the Jack & Jill series, it is the long soak in the bath kind of read after the full on drama of the main series.
Lake is a lovely character that is quirky and bubbly, an amputee that isn’t letting her disability stand in her way and has made a life and career for herself as a result rather than despite the injury and loss that devastated her life. When her hilarious habit of spying on her neighbour leads to a chance encounter with Cage Monaghan, the guy she met briefly for just ONE day but has been crushing on since, Lake’s life takes a turn she never expected. Cage is a dream and his obvious attraction to Lake is adorable. I love his attitude towards her disability and the way in which he cares for her from the offset.
This is a lovely story of not quite second chance love that whilst it isn’t heavy on the angst deals with two broken characters both keeping the grief of their pasts buried deep until they can no longer deny the past in order to fight for their future. It is a beautifully written book with plenty of humour and emotions with a slight sting in the tail end, everything I’ve come to expect from this author, who is a firm favourite of mine.

Reviewed by Vikki Ryan

Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated.

Until …

God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier.

It was one day.
One moment.
One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love.

His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend.

When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world.

"We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”

***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.

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