Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review: One Night by AJ Pine

One Night 
(Only You, #1)
by AJ Pine   
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.05
Published by: InterMix
Published on: April 21, 2015

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


When she lost it all, Jess decided to cope by living a lie. 


But you can’t keep on pretending forever…

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.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book wasn't at all what I expected. It actually discussed themes that were much deeper than what I expected from a novel seemingly professing to be about "one-night stands." I actually really liked Adam. He seemed like a great character who I had a really easy time liking. He was quite approachable and nice. 

Jess on the other hand was hard for me to relate to. She had been dealt a crappy life in hand and some terrible things had happened. Things we don't know about until the end of the novel. So it is understandable why she acted like she did. She was just very self-centered, selfish, and kind of rude. Now I'm not saying she wasn't a likable character. She was just complex. You pitied her and liked her, but she did some really jerky things.

So if you're looking for a protagonist to love, this is not the right book for you. 

The writing was fairly good. I thought some parts of the book were a little bit slow, but on the whole I did enjoy it. 

So why 3 stars? It just didn't stand out in any particular way for me. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Meant for a more mature audience due to sexual content. It's relatively tame as far as NA novels go. However, there are also several references to drinking. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable novel with a surprising depth to it. 

Love,

Danica Page

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