Sunday, September 15, 2013

Book Review: The One I Want by Jennifer Echols

The One That I WantThe One I Want
by Jennifer Echols
Release Date: December 6th, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Content: Rated PG-13
ebook, 288 pages
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Goodreads Summary: Matchmaking gets mixed up in this all-original eBook addition to The Romantic Comedies series!Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken.

Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?


Cindy's Review:
At First Glance/The Cover:
This book seemed like the typical high school romantic, fast reads that I like to read when I'm bored. When I'm feeling like a rest from deep stuff. Like a summer read, sitting under sun and feeling the breeze sort of book. And, it kind of was how I expected it. Kind of. :) 

The Characters/My Opinions:
Gemma - The main character. The one who tells us the story. About herself. About her past. Gemma is different from other girls. She used to be fat. Her best Addison, is super popular. And she is always behind Addison. Being her shadow. And listening to her. Gemma is trying out for a majorette.

*Apparently, a majorette is somewhat like a cheerleader. Except instead of pom poms, they perform with batons. Like a circus thing. I dunno. Maybe people back then had majorettes. 

Max - Max is the guy she has a crush on. The 'cute' lookin' guy. The kicker of East High School's football team. But then, Addison also has her eyes on him. And Addison, being twisted and all, told Gemma that Max asked her out. Max is Japanese. That's all I got out of the book. LOL. Which is funny, because the guy on the cover doesn't look Japanese. Oh wells.

Addison - You can say she's backstabbing. She lied to her best friend to get the guy she wants. She's controlling. She doesn't like it when Gemma gets what she wants. Or when Gemma is better at her for something. In my words, she is not worth it to be friends with. BUT, at the same time, I can kind of seem where Addison is coming from. I mean, she's a mean bully and everything, but I can sense her vulnerability. Like I would be jealous of my friend if she was better at me than something else, but judging from how popular I already am, why would I need to step on her? I dunno. I see it from Addison's POV, but at the same time, what is wrong with that girl? 

Needless to say, all the drama comes from that girl.

Overall Thoughts:
This book was a pretty fast, romance read. I found some things a little cheesy. And like the relationship between Gemma and Max didn't exactly make my heart feel anything. It didn't make it tingle, jump, or even beat faster. Yeah. The romance was kind of cheesy and wasn't very deep. 

But that's probs why it was a fast summer light read for me. Kind of what I'm looking for? On the other hand, I expected Jennifer Echols to write better romance, because I read one of her new adult ones. And they were like heart-pounding hot. Soooo, maybe this one was one of her first few ones. 

Anyways, if you're looking just for a fun, romance read with no deep feelings. Just like you're sitting there and judging a court case or something, here's one for you~

The Rating: (1-10): 7.5

Happy Reading~ 

2 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of this author's books, but they seem popular. Love your review, it is good to be honest and tell people it is a fun, fluff read.

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  2. I'm a fan of JE but her past 2 books have been such a disappointment for me. It makes me feel so better that this one was enjoyed and perfect summer read, but I'm still waiting for that WOW book like Going Too Far and Such A Rush. Gemma sounds like a really nice character, but I can alreay tell that Addison would be in my hate list. Gosh, I hate bullies.
    Great review, Cindy! :)

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