Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Review: The Only One
The Only One by Tawdra Kandle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The end of this trilogy is bittersweet. I'm happy that everyone managed to find their HEA, but I'm sad to see this group of wonderful characters go.
Rilla was introduced previously as the mousy girl with a plan to make the farm stand grow. Using her online college degree, she managed to make a difference to all the other characters we've met, so it only makes sense that she gets to star in her own installment. Though she was raised in a very sheltered environment, Rilla is finally growing a backbone. She's testing her boundaries and pushing her father's limits. While she still lives at home, she's determined to grow her own business and begin her new life. This, of course, leads to much drama at home. Mason is a widower, single-father, and owner of the hottest place in town. While he's not hurting for business, he is trying new things. This led him right to Rilla.
These two are very different, but they both have great love for Mason's little girl, Piper. She's adorable and it's easy to see how she ropes Rilla in at first sight. When Rilla is confronted with Mason's caregiver dilemma, she jumps right in to help. This modified family unit just seems to... work. There is a synergy right from the start and even the "determined never to love again" Mason find himself making wild and unexpected leaps.
This book had a lot of unusual twists and turns, but it still had the same heart that the other books in the series had. No matter how broken a character, everyone somehow manages to find their happy ending. There's a nice epilogue that is bound to give you some warm fuzzies.
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