on July 28, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports
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Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated.
God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier.
It was one day.
One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love.
His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend.
When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world.
"We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”
***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.
“One can change everything.”
This book was poetry. This book was perfection. Jewel E. Ann is one of my favorite authors, and with One, she has once again proven why. There was not a single part of this book that didn’t own me, heart and mind. The writing is flawless. I would give this story a million stars if I could.
“’You won’t remember me in the morning.’ ‘I won’t forget you when I’m dead.’”
We first met Cage and Lake in the Jack and Jill series. To have more of these two characters thrilled me. Lake is quirky, fun, and independent with a huge heart. She has lived through something traumatic, but she has come out stronger. I don’t think I could love her more if I tried. She is just an amazing and inspiring heroine.
“”Every touch. Every look. Every moment that felt like our connection had existed before we ever met. Yeah, I counted. Every. Single. One.”
Cage is an NFL star whose sole focus has been on the game and succeeding in his career. Right from the start, he proves he deserves Lake with every action and gesture. When circumstances try to conspire to keep them apart, he breaks down every boundary. The relationship between these two is why I read romance. It doesn’t get better than this.
“Give me you. Give me every tear. Give me every breath. Give me every fear. Give me every touch. Give me every smile. Give me every day.”
There are so many moments in this book that stand out for me. I was left with such a book hangover when I finished. No matter how much time I had with these two, no amount would ever feel like enough. Cage and Lake, and their love, will stay with me always. What an amazing talent this woman has, so grateful she gifts it to the world.