Publication date: April 21, 2015
Category: New Adult
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.
*An ARC was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
It’s the first time I read a book by A.J. Pine. Big, big, big first impression !!
One night was a captivating read. I couldn’t help falling in love with its characters, and really appreciated the quality of A.J. Pine’s writing.
I couldn’t put the book down, and suffered a huge book hangover afterwards.
Jess and Adam were so special, their story went straight to my heart.
“Be my future, Jess,” he says when we break for air. “And let me be yours. We’ll figure out the rest together.”
Jess’ character really moved me. At times, I wanted to tell her everything would be okay, at others I just wanted to tell her to get a grip, but that’s what made her character so realistic. She was complex, and her emotions were beautifully and honestly described.
And Adam was so sweet *insert swoon here*. He also had to deal with issues of his own, and nevertheless was always there for Jess, trying to get to know her and help her.
“Jess”, he says as he closes his eyes. How does he do that, turn my name against me?
I would love to read this story from Adam’s point of view, to know a little bit more about what exactly was on his mind during the whole story.
Special mention goes to Zoe for being one of the coolest supporting characters, and definitely the best roommate possible. She was just perfect and also brought lightness to the story.
I won’t miss A.J. Pine’s next book in the series, One Life, where Jess and Adam will appear as background characters, cause I absolutely want to know what will happen to them next, and because I will be delighted to enjoy A.J. Pine’s beautiful writing again.
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About the author
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.