Series: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 27, 2018
Format: eARC, 337 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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Reading Challenges: 2018 Tackle My TBR Challenge
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?
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
One and Only was absolutely delightful! I’d never read any of Jenny Holiday’s books prior to this one, but the cover drew me in and I was intrigued by the reviews I saw. Plus, I enjoy a good romance set around a wedding. This one was funny, sweet and a lot sexier than I anticipated (which is NOT a bad thing, just to be clear) and I loved it.
As much as I love the hate to love trope, I was a little put off by Cam’s attitude in the beginning. He was actually pretty mean to Jane for awhile there, so I was side-eyeing him hard. I can’t tell you exactly when that began to change, but it did. It wasn’t all that long before I was singing his praises. Jane, I basically loved from the start. She was safe and sensible and while that’s not exactly exciting, it is relatable. Of course, I loved even more when she started to come out of her shell and take risks with Cam. Watching them begin to tolerate each other then become friends and ultimately more was a lot of fun and came with a few feels along the way.
Despite my initial reservations, I became a huge Cam fan. There was so much more to him than what met the eye, what he allowed people to see. I won’t get into spoilers, but he was a bit broken and misunderstood. He really was sweet and thoughtful and, of course, a little bit dirty which I really liked. He and Jane, despite all their differences, had oodles of chemistry and some really deep feelings. I loved watching them discover each other and help change each other. I also fell in deep like, if not love, with some of the secondary characters, so I can’t wait to continue this series!
“You are a very bad girl masquerading as a good girl.”
“I am completely, utterly, fiercely, surprisingly in love with you.”
“Somehow, I can jump off buildings and be on the front lines of a war, but I don’t know how to… I don’t know how to let someone love me.”
Does One and Only sound like something you would enjoy?