Review: The Only One by Magan Vernon


Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection – Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John “John Boy” Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.
Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she’s worked for.

Now, as Melanie struggles to pick up the pieces, she realizes that John may be the only one to put her life back together…unless he shatters it first.


This was an enjoyable read. There were things I liked and things I did not like but overall I would rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. So where do I begin. The book was well written and I loved the plot and idea; in addition, let me say I loved every character, every single one of them…with the exception of Melanie.

I loved John Boy for begin sweet and caring, I loved Valerie for begin exactly what I imagine an older sister would be like, I loved Monica for begin a kick *ss best friend, and I loved all the other characters as well. I could not deal with Melanie, she was winey, complained, and threw the biggest, longest pity party ever. I wanted to reach through the book and be like deal! I had moments when I wanted to slap her and if I could have reached into my Kindle I would have because no one else seemed to…except Valerie.

Don’t get me wrong, I liked the idea of the story, I like the chaos and the chance meeting of John Boy and Melanie. I liked the way that the story transpired and I guess I even like that Magan Vernon was able to develop characters that both got under my skin and that I fell in love with. It just killed me that I could not fall in love with Melanie and for that I cannot give this a higher rating.

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