Sunday, March 18, 2012

The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols

The One That I Want:
Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken. Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?

This was a cute, romantic, twisty love story by Jennifer Echols. A well played out book of the whole "he said, she said" scenario. Jennifer creates such wonderful, honest characters; even if sometimes they don't exactly resonate with the reader, you do still feel their emotions as if they were your own. I was a little disappointed that some of the more serious topics were merely mentioned and then basically brushed aside. Max mentions Gemma's desire to lose weight: and worries that without truly having a goal in mind, she might not know when to stop, and that could lead to a serious eating disorder. Not that I believed Gemma would fall into that category, she seemed like a strong character to me. All her life Gemma has hidden herself in the shadow of her best friend Addison (who in reality wasn't much of a friend at all) and once Gemma begins to outshine Addison she learns who her true friends really are.

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