Thursday, 31 October 2013

Blog Tour Stop, Review, and Giveaway: The Only One by Magan Vernon



The Only One
Series:  Magan Vernon
Author: Companion to The Only Expection
Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books
Genre:  New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date:  October 10th 2013
Pages:  302
Format: ebook
Source: A copy was provided for the blog tour!
View/Purchase:  Goodreads | Chapters/Indigo.ca/KOBO | Amazon | B&N
Rating

Reason chosen:  

Because I loved The Only Exception

Summary taken from Goodreads:


Sweet and sexy!! Loved it! This is the type of story you read again and again- #1 New York Times best selling author Rachel Van Dyken 


Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection – Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John “John Boy” Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.

Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she’s worked for. 

Now, as Melanie struggles to pick up the pieces, she realizes that John may be the only one to put her life back together…unless he shatters it first.

**This is not a sequel to The Only Exception. It's a companion novel with two characters from the first book. You don't need to read The Only Exception to understand this book.**

Review:

Mel has patience of steel!
So I’m not 100% sure how I felt about Mel. Did she bother me sometimes? Yeah, she did. Did I want to slap some sense into her? Yuppers. Do I love John Boy? Yes, of course. Did I want to punch him sometimes? Yup. Did I want to rip that loin cloth right off of him? Most definitely.
But, hey that’s just Magan Vernon and her awesome plot, writing style, and characters. This is the same author who wants to write Caveman erotica…and I’d probably read it. I really enjoyed The Only Exception and I like it when series continue on with different characters of the same world and setting. But, John Boy was a whole new level for me. He is sex on a stick and I have no clue how Mel cold handle it. There was some serious things and events that come up in Mel’s life, and I’m not gonna lie—It got me thinking. Magan Vernon manages to bring up serious subjects and mixes it with sexy men…in loin clothes. I can’t deny that I would immediately run to any party that John Boy is in attendance of. Damn, I just got side-tracked by John Boy again. That’s bound to happen. Anyhow, Mel has to get her life together and learn about the things that are important in life, but she stuck with her old habits and afraid because of her past. Luckily she has John Boy around, as well as some familiar faces, to help her get on track! Oh, and did I mention that this boy has a tattoo that references a major children’s novel? That is my kind of guy.

Good:

John Boy- Because he’s John Boy

Mel- She kind of reminds me of…me. All focus on school and some lack of partying during our college years.

Bad: 

John Boy’s loin cloth- Because it stayed in place. 

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall the story was emotional and an awesome read. The opening scene is pretty gripping and from there I couldn’t put it down. The story was easy to follow and I never had to stop and re-read unless it was the Halloween Party scene…then I just liked to read about John Boy in a loin cloth. The book was seductive in multiple ways, just like all of Magan Vernon’s characters are, and if she wishes to write more stories with these characters or in this world…I wouldn’t oppose at all. 

Quotes:

Click here for some of my favourite quotes!


Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you love a good emotional, while also being oh-so-sexy New Adult read then this is for you.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Say When by Tara West, Be My Downfall by Lyla Payne, 3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore, A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers, Lost & Found by Nicole Williams, Crash series by Nicole Williams, Frigid by J. Lynn, Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Drew + Fable series by Monica Murphy, Wait For You by J.Lynn, The Only Exception by Magan Vernon, The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen, Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta, Losing It by Cora Carmack, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Read Completely: 
Yes


Author Info:

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media. 

Author Website/Blog: http://www.thepunchingbagfightsback.blogspot.ca
Twitter: @MaganVernon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magan.vernon?fref=ts , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Magan-Vernon/215620155165079


This book was provided courtesy of the author/publisher for review; however, this is no way affected my review.


Excerpt

At around six, a knock came at my door, but I was putting on the last of my lip gloss so I just yelled, “come in!”
I fluffed my hair one last time, all the while expecting him to open the door, but nothing happened. Maybe it wasn’t John?
Confused, I walked to the door and opened it. He stood there with that lopsided grin on his face looking every bit of yummy in a black NorthFace jacket and faded jeans. I thought only teen girls wore NorthFace jackets, but the way it hugged John’s biceps made it look way too good to ever be worn by some girl with braces at a Justin Bieber concert.
“I yelled for you to come in. Didn’t you hear me?” I raised an eyebrow.
“I told you, Red, I’m trying to do this the right way. I was waiting for you to answer the door like normal people do on a first date.”
I couldn’t help but smile. “Since when has anything we’ve done been normal? This is probably one of the most effed up relationships or friendships or whatever this is.”
He crossed the threshold and put his hands on my shoulders and then slowly slid them down until he laced our fingers together. “Maybe normal is overrated, but I thought we could at least try this and see how it goes. It couldn’t hurt, right?”
“I guess you’re right.” I ran my thumb along his. “Does this mean you brought me flowers and chocolate?”
“D’oh” He tilted his head back and made a lemon face. “No.” He looked back down at me with the smile returning to his face. “Sorry, I fail at being a good first date.”
“I guess I can forgive you. This time.” I leaned up on my tippy toes to kiss him, but he backed away. Did my breath smell bad? I brushed my teeth twice.
“Whoa, no kissing on the first date. Well, at least not the first minute of the first date.”
I rolled my eyes. “Seriously? We’re going to go that far?”
“Yep.” He let go of one of my hands and opened the door. “But if you play your cards right you may get one later.”


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