#BookReview- The Only One by @Tawdra #Contemporary #GrabYourTissues #EndOfTrilogy

I know, I know.  I already mentioned last week that The ONLY One is finally here!  The finale to The One Trilogy. Naturally, I've already read it ... a few times. So check out my thoughts below.

The Only One
(The One Trilogy, Book 3)
by:  Tawdra Kandle

Publication: April 7, 2015
ISBN:  1511442395
Length:  266 pages
Genres:  Contemporary Romance


Mason Wallace left his hometown to live his dream: he had the perfect career, a gorgeous wife and a beautiful baby girl. He was on top of the world, until it all shattered with the sudden death of his wife. Now he’s back in Georgia, running his bar and trying to take care of his family. And he needs all the help he can get. 

Rilla Grant’s never been farther than twenty miles from her family’s farm. Her overprotective father wants her to marry their church’s youth pastor and settle down into the life he’s chosen for her, but she’s not sure that’s what she wants anymore. Rilla’s chafing to make her own choices, and that includes starting her own PR business and maybe even moving off the farm, no matter how much her dad hates it. 

When Mason asks Rilla to work on some promotion for his bar, she’s both excited and terrified. Excited, because it’s just the opportunity she’s wanted, and terrified because Mason, with his intriguing hazel eyes and drool-worthy body, is the kind of guy who makes her knees weak and her heart pound. He’s the only one who’s ever tempted Rilla to defy her family, and when she does just that by moving in to help take care of his daughter, they’re both forced to make a decision that’ll change their lives forever. 

Sometimes love isn’t the easy choice. Sometimes it’s the only one.

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I cried a few pages in on this one. What can I say? I'm a wuss. We all know that this is the story of Mason- widowed single dad & Rilla- sheltered, man-shy girl. I think the fact that we have to relive Mason's loss is pretty much a given that we are going to need tissues.

The Only One is the story of family, of second chances, of finding love for the first time and the last time. It is the story of learning to let go of the pain of loss and to be brave enough to love again, despite the possibility of experiencing that pain again. It is the story of having the courage to leave your comfort zone , of knowing you want more out of life and reaching for it.

I laughed ... I cried (too much)... I wanted to hit certain stubborn men at times. *cough* Mason *cough* 

The Only One is a book that you won't want to put down and the epilogue is just perfect. I couldn't ask for a better ending to a trilogy - well except that maybe the trilogy didn't end! lol. Read on my friends, you won't be disappointed!

For the record, I kinda want to smack the author for the titles of the series. While I love them and they fit completely, I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have played "Who's on first?" trying to tell someone about this series. "You have to read The Last One! ...  no, it's actually the first book in the series.  And then be sure to read The First One!  ...  no, it's the second book in the series not the first book, remember I said The Last One was the first one? "  sigh.  It's a mess.  My husband is sure that the author will cheat (this being a trilogy and supposedly done) and come out with just one more - title it The Middle One- just to mess with our heads :) lol

*I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own. *


Don't miss the first two books in The One Trilogy!

The familiarity of home, the warmth of family ties, the sweet sensation of being wrapped in the arms of THE ONE love that meant everything. . .each story is a remarkable package of all this and more.
--Olivia Hardin USA Today Best Selling Romance Author

TLOEbookSWThe Last One

The One Trilogy Book 1

Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone's life is changing. . .except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan's looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.

But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.

Sam Reynolds doesn't need excitement, and he doesn't want romance. Fun is out of the question. He's been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.

When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won't be easy. Sam's tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.

Nobody ever said love was simple.  

"As an almost strictly paranormal romance reader, it takes a certain type of author to convince me to dive into straight romance. Tawdra Kandle is one of the few authors I will make an exception for. Her writing style is so easy and relaxing that I have to really keep an eye on the time or I’ll stay up all night to finish one of her books."   Carrie Williams, Goodreads Reviewer  

"Wow. Talk about romance with an edge. From the beginning the characters were so real that I was completely invested in them. The sexual tension woven into the story added so much value to the relationships. I will be reading this book many times just so I can spend more time with Meghan and Sam." Cheryl Garrett, Goodreads Reviewer  

"I'm in love with this book!!" Leah Fennick, Goodreads Reviewer

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The First One

The One Trilogy Book 2

Ali and Flynn were high school sweethearts. Eager to see the world and leave behind their small Georgia hometown, they’d planned for an exciting new life together after they finished school. But on graduation day, only one of them hit the road. Eight years down that road, an unexpected loss brings Flynn home again. He’s a big-shot photo journalist, and he’s made most of his plans reality. But he’s done it alone. Is it too late for his biggest dream to come true? Ali’s spent those years working hard, raising a daughter and helping her brother keep their family farm alive. Thinking about Flynn and what might have been is a pain she tries to avoid. . .even when it’s impossible to forget. Flynn’s return brings back feelings Ali thought were long dead and hopes she’d abandoned. Finding their way back to each other will change them forever, opening old wounds and stirring up memories. Can first love be the one to last forever?  

"Tawdra Kandle knows how to weave a story that is both steamy and heartfelt. I cannot even tell you how many times I was brought to tears while I read The First One. I've been waiting for Ali's story ever since I finished reading The Last One, and I was not disappointed." Melissa at Reading It All

 "This was a beautifully executed romance that managed to change around all my preconceived notions about Flynn and Ali from the previous book. I started the book determined to hate Flynn all the way through for abandoning his family, but somewhere along the line I began to hope for happiness between these two. Amazing!" Carrie Williams, Goodread reviewer

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  Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (THE KING SERIES), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (THE SERENDIPITY DUET, PERFECT DISH DUO, THE ONE TRILOGY) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (CRYSTAL COVE BOOKS and RECIPE FOR DEATH SERIES). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. 
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