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The One That I Want ~ Jennifer Echols

The One That I Want
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publication: February 7, 2012
By: Simon Pulse
2 Stars

I read this in one sitting and wanted to love this book, I really did but the magic just wasn't there for me. 

I always enjoy Echols easy style of writing which flows nicely and makes for both enjoyable as well as fast reading. Her characters have depth even if I don't always like them (Addison) and I like that she doesn't stick to generic boys.  Max is Japanese and *swoon*  It's nice to have culturally diverse hot book boys who aren't some sort of vampire, werewolf or demon AND who aren't the stereotypical blond hair, blue-eyed type.  (There's nothing wrong with the All-American boy, I *hearts* them too, in fact, I married one and gave life to one but it's nice to have a good representation of what society is really like.)  

Gemma is willing to stand up for herself to a certain extent but the constant emphasis on her weight and body shape made me sad for her.  I wanted her to be more comfortable in her own skin.  The fact that she and Addison were majorette's seemed a little dated to me.  I haven't seen any girls twirl a baton since I was in elementary school and that was a "few" *coughs* years ago.  Maybe its popular in the South?  I'm not sure.  Cheer leading still reigns supreme in these parts.  Speaking of say I didn't like her is an understatement.  She made me physically ill.  I would've called her lame rear out years ago regardless of how much junk I had in my own trunk at the time.  She epitomizes "Mean Girl". *ick*

I really wish Max had been more clued into Gemma earlier on in the book because as smart as he is he sure acted pretty clueless and wasted a whole bunch of time with Addison.  I would've like to have seen a little more Gemmax/Maxemma time in the book but that's just me.

I have no doubt that a lot of readers will fall in love with this story and I think that's awesome!  This one just wasn't for me.  My favorite Jennifer Echols read so far has been "Forget You".



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