The One & Only

The One & Only

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Centering her life on the successful Walker family, into which she plans to marry, Shea struggles to end her affair with a less-than-stellar boyfriend only to have her entire existence placed in question by the death of the family's mother.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780345546883
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: One and only

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dupuima
Aug 29, 2017

I do not recommend this book to anyone. The story was very disturbing. I always loved Emily's books but I feel like she's hit a brick wall with this one. I did enjoy all of the football references, being a fan of the sport and all.

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drinkycrow
Jul 26, 2017

This was so creepy...a fresh widower, who the main character is basically raised by, who she calls "Coach", and he calls "Girl", fall in love. SO GROSS!!
And he is also the father of her best friend...it is a terrible story where you end up rooting against the characters.

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lhlewka
Jan 18, 2017

Sadly, I found this book quite boring. I have read quite a few of her books and loved them all. This one was not what I expected. It was pretty much all about football, as in the American kind. So if you like football, I think you will really enjoy this book!

shokolit Nov 12, 2016

I've found the story to be somewhat disturbing.

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lynsies
Sep 14, 2016

Love Emily Giffin, but DID NOT love this book, terrible storyline, not something that you'd want to read about. The writing is well done and the book flows well. Skip this one.

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brvsfan10
Mar 27, 2016

This was my favorite Emily Giffin book. I am a huge football fan, so I related a lot to moments in the book. I read the entire thing today; I couldn't put it down!

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ilove2clap
Dec 08, 2015

Loved this one. Page turner for me! I mean it was a pretty messed up "forbidden love" kind of situation so maybe some people are turned off by that.

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Vancekel
Jun 07, 2015

Wow, what a creepy storyline!! I usually enjoy Giffin's books, but ugh! And the creepiness started to become evident early in the book. When it was totally wrong to bring up, at the best friend's mother's funeral. Ugh! Skeezed out.

carolinevig5 Apr 02, 2015

The writing in this book is in line with the rest of her novels, but the plot is not Giffin's best. I think she write's well and her character's definitely evoke a lot of sympathy, but the love story was a little bit unsettling. And by a little bit, I mean extremely. I wanted to like it but the more I thought about it the more creeped out I got. I still devoured this like I've devoured her other books, but was not nearly as satisfied with the ending as I was with her others.

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denise99
Jan 13, 2015

The writing and storyline are in really poor taste. Returned after reading only the first chapter. A shame because I have loved Emily Giffins previous books.

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