My One and Only by Christina George
Published on November 1, 2017
Genres: Romance, Adult
We only have this moment, Jess. Any moments that follow are a gift, and I plan to be grateful for every one of them.
My One and Only is the first novella in a series surrounding characters in the same town, known as Harper’s Corner. It is about Jessica Monroe who was left at the altar five years before by Matthew Larson’s brother, William. It picks up present day when Matt comes back from being stationed overseas and visits Jessica. Matthew has been in love with Jessica as long as he remember and now that he’s back in town, they get stranded in a cabin…alone together during a snowstorm.
It was a cute book, short and sweet. I would definitely recommend this to someone who wants a romance fix because this will definitely do the trick. The plot mostly surrounds the budding romance between Jessica and Matthew, though I wish we had gotten to know them as characters more. Novellas are hard to write and include every important aspect of a storyline and world development without making it too long, which is why I think it was lacking some character background. The story immediately jumped in and we only got a few surface details of what the characters were like. I know I would’ve enjoyed this more if they had been described in more detail because this truly felt like a snapshot of their life. There were a few parts in My One and Only that were hot and heavy. I wish we also could’ve gotten more time in the cabin through dialogue or something else because that was a pivotal point in the plot line and it went by rather quickly.
My One and Only moves at fast pace to get all the elements of the story said. Because of this, it is a fast read. Which was perfect for me because I’ve been in a bit of a readers block and sitting down to read this in only two sittings was just what I needed to get me out of my slump. Novellas make the world go ’round, I swear.
Overall, I did enjoy the book and will look into reading another one of the books in the series.