Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Read | The One & Only by Emily Giffin


I finished reading this book during our summer vacation to St. Augustine beach. I started it a couple weeks ago, reading a few chapters at a time and was determined to finish it during this trip. It's an easy read but a little over 400 pages long. Usually takes me a hot minute to get through books that long.

Overall, it was a good read. I was a little disturbed while reading it, I'll explain why shortly. The story is about a gal named Shea, who is a big college football fanatic (specifically for her alma mater, Walker). She's a budding sports journalist and lands her first real job after having worked at Walker for years.

Then, as with any gal in her late 20s/early 30s (?), there is the whole love situation. She starts off the story in a relationship with a guy who everyone agrees is not the guy for her. She ends up breaking it off with him. Then throughout the story we follow along her love struggle as she has feelings for two guys. One is the McDreamy guy, Ryan James, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who is perfect in every possible way except he holds a dark side. Then there is the other love interest, this is where it gets a little disturbing for me, her childhood best friend's father, Coach Carr, who is a recent widow. There is just so much wrong with this. Not only is he her best friend's father, he is also twenty plus years her senior. That is just all kinds of wrong. As you can imagine, this does not sit well with her bff when she finds out.

I won't spoil the story for you, in case you decide to read this book. :)

As always, if you have any good book recommendations, please leave it in the comments!

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