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

Posted September 16, 2018 by Kim in 3 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: One Night (Only You #1) by A.J. PineOne Night by A.J. Pine
Series: Only You #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Penguin/InterMix
Format: eARC, 248 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
Reading Challenges: 2018 Tackle My TBR Challenge
My rating:

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.

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.

in review my thoughts

One Night has been on my TBR for freaking ages. Truthfully, I’m actually embarrassed by how long it took me to get around to it. I enjoyed it, but it just wasn’t quite love for me.

My biggest issue with One Night was that I struggled to connect with Jess. I can’t pinpoint exactly why I didn’t connect with her however. I didn’t dislike her character. In fact, the longer the book went on the more I sympathized with her. Unfortunately, I also got a bit annoyed with her back and forth when it came to Adam. Now Adam? I loved me some Adam. He was so sweet and the way he cared for Jess made me swoon. Their friends to more romance was sweet.

One Night was a solid book. It was a quick read. I liked the romance, but missed the feels I think I’d have had if I truly connected with Jess. Sadly, I did not. Now all that said, I’m really interested in Jess’ roommate’s book, so I did snag it from Amazon after finishing this one.


“You’re beautiful and funny and smart and all of these things. How could you think you’re anything less?”

Maybe we can seal some of the cracks for each other. Maybe the next time we break, there will be fewer pieces to pick up.

About A.J. Pine

A teen librarian by day and a romance writer by night, A.J. Pine can’t seem to escape the world of fiction, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s the author of the If Only series (Entangled Embrace), the Only You series (Berkley/Intermix), the Kingston Ale House series (Entangled Select), and the upcoming Crossroads Ranch series (Forever Romance). When she finds that 25th hour in the day, she might indulge in a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. She hails from the far off galaxy of the Chicago suburbs.

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