Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The One and Only

I love Emily Giffin. I've read all of her books. So when I found out about this new one I downloaded it to my kindle pretty quickly.

Amazon's review: Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.
But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.
Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.

Like a lot of these quick romantic reads, I thought I knew exactly where this book was going. And when I realized I was right, I didn't like the book. I thought it was a little weird and didn't feel quite natural to me. I can never give up on a book though, I pushed on. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with how the book ended, and I even shed a few tears. But that could have just been the pregnancy hormones. ;)

This is my 12th book on my 30 Before 30 list! Good thing I'm reading books, because I'm not getting much else crossed off that list!

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