Book Review: One Night by A.J. Pine

April 17, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews 0

Book Review: One Night by A.J. PineOne Night by A.J. Pine
Series: Only You #1
Published by Intermix on Expected publication: April 21st 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Source: NetGalley
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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.

Includes a preview of the upcoming Only You novel, One Life.

My Thoughts

From the first word this book was amazing. I was curious how things got so bad with Jess and for a little while I was wondering if maybe she’s just kind of a tool, making things much harder on herself than they really need to be. But even so, I liked her. I wanted things to work out for her. About 70% ish (I wasn’t paying attention to the percentage by that point!) the truth of the entire matter comes out and all the drama makes sense.

She’s totally in love with Bryan. That’s so easy to see but she’s pushing him away and trying to forget what he did. When she sees him with his new gal I tried to put the puzzle together without all the information that I talked about above. I thought of so many things that would make her so crazy (not always crazy though just around guys mostly) but I just couldn’t figure things out.

Then Adam steps into the picture. Adam, who is the epitome of tall, dark, and sexy! She starts to forget that she has all these issues but then they’re getting way too close and she remembers that she can’t do this. WHY can’t she do this!!? It drove me crazy but her and Adam too.

The way this all came about I loved. I really liked Jess even if she is a little mental, and Adam. Whew!! Talk about a great book boyfriend. Yes, please! Adam’s that sweet guy that you just know is going to get hurt because he puts his entire heart out there. The problem is, Adam has his own baggage too! Talk about needing popcorn!

In short: The characters, plot, and set up was delicious. This is my second read from A.J. Pine and it will most definitely not be my last.

Rating Report
4.5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
4.5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
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Overall: 4.8 / 5



The Author

About A.J. Pine

AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, from Eric Northman to the Salvatore brothers. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

AJ’s debut NA novel, IF ONLY, is out now with Entangled’s Embrace line, with a companion novel, WHAT IF, releasing December 8, 2014. Watch for a new NA series, ONE NIGHT and ONE LIFE, with Penguin/Intermix in 2015.

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