My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
When I was younger I used to steal my mums Marian Keyes and Jill Mansell books to read, even though a lot of the references went over my head. I loved the stories and the romance and the feeling after you’d turned the last page that you’d made good friends within the pages of the book.
“One in a Million” is the first book I’ve ever read that gave me these exact feelings but also was aimed at my age group and actually referenced things I understood. Oh, the joy I felt when I read the words “Just 17”.
Aside from mentioning magazines I obsessed over as a teenager, the whole plot felt really relevant to my life. I could imagine being friends with Annie and Miranda and it was easy to understand their lives and priorities and motivations.
The plot itself was really original and although it wasn’t hard to imagine how the story would end (who reads a romance hoping for a sad ending?!) I was captivated until the end and had to stifle some ugly happy sobs for fear of bewildering my toddler.
I couldn’t put this book down and it’s left me with such a warm and fuzzy feeling in my heart.