Just One Thing by Holly Jacobs

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Grade: B
Hotness Level: Ember
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary
Published: 6/10/14
Reviewed by Kate
198 pages

Lexie has had a terribly tough adult life.  Seriously.  A really hard life.  Just one thing after the other.  As she struggles to come back from the last thing, she starts walking to the local bar each Monday, just for one drink. She slowly starts talking to the bartender Sam.  Each week he asks her to tell him “just one thing” about herself.  Through these small confessions, Sam and Lexie slowly start a relationship and start to heal.


This one is hard for me to review because it wasn’t an easy romance (and easy romances are the kind I like to read).  An easy romance where the hero and heroine meet and you know that it’s going to be pretty easy going except for that one conflict that would be resolved in the last few chapters.  No.  This is a romance where you know instantly there is going to be drama.  And a lot of it.  And no shortage of tears.


This one centers around Lexie and as she slowly tells her “one things” to Sam you get to discover her journey to Sam.  And just like Sam, you discover it one thing at a time.  One tear-jerking thing at a time.  Sam has a past that slowly comes out as well, but honestly it’s Lexie’s story that overshadows everything.  Everything including the budding romance between Sam and Lexie.


It would be easy to say that I didn’t like this one.  It would be easy and wrong.  This story sucked me in during the first chapter and wouldn’t let me go until it was finished.  The “one things” are written in flashbacks and I knew every time I picked it up I was going to be crying, but I had to get the next piece of the puzzle that is Lexie.


If you like your romances carefree and lighthearted this probably isn’t one for you, but if you like Danielle Steel or similar authors, give this one a try.

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