ONE? by Jennifer L Cahill
Source: Sent to me by author
Publisher:Clink Street Publishing
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Publication Date: 21st June 2018
“One? is the first book in a contemporary fiction trilogy, looking at finding ‘the one’ in the modern world and how relationship models are shifting in the most innovative period in living history. The story starts in 2005, and spans ten years following the characters from the challenges of their twenties into their thirties.
It’s London in the mid-noughties before Facebook, iPhones and ubiquitous wifi.
Zara has just moved to London for her first real job and struggles to find her feet in a big city with no instruction manual. Penelope works night and day in an investment bank with little or no time for love. At twenty-eight she is positively ancient as far as her mother is concerned and the pressure is on for her to settle down as the big 3-0 is looming. Charlie spends night and day with his band who are constantly teetering on the verge of greatness. Richard has relocated to London from his castle in Scotland in search of the one, and Alyx is barely in one place long enough to hold down a relationship let alone think about the future. One? follows the highs and lows of a group of twenty-somethings living in leafy SW4.”
My Thoughts & Review
One? was a light and quick read. It follows a story of four people who move in together and are try. All four are trying to make a life for themselves in London.
The story is told through a third person narrative, which can be a hit or miss for me at times but I enjoyed it in this case. I also liked how there were snippets of thoughts from the characters which were written in first person. This helped to understand the characters better and it helped me to imagine what they would be like if they were real characters.
Although I enjoyed reading about the four housemates the story mainly focuses on the girls. It would have been nice to get to know the guys as well. Saying that I know there is a second book so maybe I’m hoping that we get to know the guys a little more then.
I really enjoyed reading and finding out about the characters. They all brought something to the story. I was able to relate to a few things from each of the characters, which I liked because it made them more believable.
As many of you know I’m not a big reader of chic-lit, but occasionally I do and although I don’t tend to enjoy them much there is a rare occasion where I find one that I like, and this is one of those times. I have to admit when Jennifer first reached out to me about reviewing this book I was a bit unsure but having finished the book, I’m so glad I agreed. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book.
If you’re looking for a quick Chic-lit type of book this is a book I would happily recommend to you.
I would like to thank Jennifer for sending me an e-copy in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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