My One and Only
Harper’s Corner Series #1
by Christina George
Five Years Ago She Was Left at the Altar
Five years later…Jessica Monroe has moved on with her life in Harper’s Corner, and her fabulously successful bridal business. She has her friends, and her comfortable life in one of America’s most beautiful small towns. What more could a girl possibly want?
Matthew Larson is roguishly handsome and happily enlisted in the Army. He lives for two things: serving his country and Jessica Monroe. He’s loved her for years, long before she was engaged to his arrogant and self-absorbed brother Will.
When Will left her at the altar, Matt was there to comfort her, as much as an almost brother-in-law was allowed, before he deployed to Afghanistan.
They were almost family so Jessica kept in touch, but little did she know how hungrily Matt would read each email. She was his escape from the horrors of war and a reminder of a simpler life that awaited him back in Harper’s Corner.
When Matt finally returns Jessica is taken aback by a rush of emotions – suddenly faced with the reality that she nearly married the wrong brother.
She kept forgetting that his smile might appear guileless and effortlessly easy, but he was no pushover. He was one of those sneak-up-on-you alphas—all charm and charisma, so you barely noticed that you were doing exactly what he wanted, giving him whatever he wanted…and all because of that sexy smile.
We only have this moment, Jess. Any moments that follow are a gift, and I plan to be grateful for every one of them.
This was my second time reading Christina George’s work and it is an enjoyable activity that I plan to do more often. My One and Only is the series opener and was a quick, entertaining, and steamy novella that tapped into my interest for continuing on with subsequent books in the series. The characters were endearingly flawed and well defined, the narrative was descriptive and easy to follow, and the storyline was engaging and held my interest, although there were a few occasions that I would have pinched the stubborn Jessica in a delicate area as retribution for frustrating me.