Thursday, May 15, 2014

Review: The One and Only by Emily Giffin

The One and Only by Emily Giffin
432 pages, Hardcover
Ballantine Books, May 20, 2014
Source: provided by publisher for review and BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge

Texas and football. 

If you have never lived there, you can't possibly understand it. You would probably read about Shea and think she can't possibly be real. No girl is this obsessed with her college football team years after having graduated. 

Oh, she is real. I know this girl. I have many friends back in Austin that are so similar to Shea. Of course, they are all Longhorn fans and maybe one or two Aggie fans. As you can imagine, I loved this book. 

I have really missed the craziness of college football season since leaving Texas. It just isn't the same in California. 

Anyway, about the book. 

Shea loves her Walker football team and the man at the helm, Coach Carr, has a special place in her heart. He's Coach, father of her best friend, and a mentor/father figure of sorts. So it comes as quite a surprise when feelings begin to arise after the death of his wife. How will they and their families deal with this?

I enjoyed the football and the progression of the love story. It is not always an obvious attraction, what with the other relationships Shea has, her connections to the team and family and the reactions sure to arise if anything happens. Shea and Coach Carr are not typical romantic leads, but it was really quite refreshing and it was fun to cheer them on. 

About the Author

Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of six New York Times best-selling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You're With, Heart of The Matter and Where We Belong, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.

For more info about the book and author visit her WEBSITE.

Happy Reading!

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