Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Review: One and Only by Jenny Holiday

One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday

Publishing Date: February 27, 2018
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 368
Contemporary Romance

The Premise from the Publisher: "Miss Responsibility meets Mr. Reckless. With her bridezilla friend on a DIY project rampage, bridesmaid Jane Denning will do anything to escape - even if it means babysitting the groom's troublemaker brother before the wedding. It should be a piece of cake, except the "cake" is a sarcastic former soldier who is 100% wicked hotness and absolutely off-limits. Cameron MacKinnon is ready to let loose after returning from his deployment. But first he'll have to sweet talk the ultra-responsible Jane into taking a walk on the wild side. Turns out, riling her up is the best time he's had in years. But what happens when the fun and games start to turn into something real?"

My overall thoughts and review: My co-worker who introduced me to The Kiss Quotient (which I read and loved: review here!) also recommended this book to me. I picked it up from the library and I was so excited to learn that it took place in Ontario (lots of awesome references to the CN tower and Niagara Falls). This is my first time reading something by Jenny Holiday, and I just love the idea of the series focusing on the bridesmaid finding their HEA. I was instantly drawn to Jane as a character because I see a lot of myself in her, with her love for all things nerdy (she cosplays Xena for Comic Con!) and how she loves to write. She is definitely the responsible one of her friend group, and when her bestfriend/bridezilla, Elise, asks her to babysit her future brother-in-law, she doesn't hesitate. I love that despite their awkward meeting in the beginning, Jane and Cameron have such amazing chemistry. I loved learning about their backgrounds: Jane and her life as a writer, and Cameron's history of being in the army. There's also a strong focus on family and friendship as well. This book definitely emphasizes seeing people beyond what they appear to be, and also to jump fearlessly and take chances. I loved how they were able to save one another in some way, but they also demonstrated a lot of strength and growth on their own as characters. This book was simply the perfect RomCom book. It was sexy, sweet, and had a lot of LOL moments. I also loved seeing the other bridesmaids as well because it makes me excited for the next two books in the series. Overall, I really loved this book and I can't wait to read the next one (I've already picked it up.. so I will be starting it A.S.A.P)!

My rating of the book: ✮✮✮✮✮ (5/5 stars)

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