Sunday, August 30, 2015

The One That I Want by Marilyn Brant ~ My Review

The One That I Want by Marilyn Brant 

Publication Date: July 26th, 2015 
Publisher: Twelfth Night Publishing 
Pages: 262 
Received: e-copy from the author 
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The One That I Want is the second of Marilyn Brant’s stand-alone Mirabelle Harbor Series. I have to say, I really enjoy this sweet and touching story! 

Julia Crane has been a widow for about seven months now. It’s been very hard for both her and her 10-year-old daughter as Adam was an amazing husband and father. Julia is sure her heart will never love anyone as much as she loved Adam, not even by a little bit, but it’s time to start living again. Her daughter is suffering from depression, and Julia wants to show her it’s okay to be happy again after losing her father. So, she agrees to go out for drinks with her best friend, Sharlene. There she runs into her high school sweetheart! He is just the first of three men from her past that is suddenly back into her life. Things start off poorly as none of the first encounters with these gentlemen goes well! Poor Julia! 

I thought Ms. Brant did a wonderful job showing a mother and daughter dealing with the grief of losing a beloved husband and father without being too heavy. 

I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this story. Mainly because I wasn’t finding anything to like about these three men (which is what I think Ms. Brant intended). Until one of them starts rising to the top, and I start falling in love with him myself! I won’t name him because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but he was so sweet to Julia and her daughter. *sigh* 

I liked Julia’s best friend, Sharlene, and her four brothers! I look forward to getting to know them better in the previous (Take a Chance on Me, book 1) and upcoming books in the Mirabelle Harbor Series!

I loved The One That I Want! I always enjoy Ms. Brant’s stories, and this was no exception!

FTC Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of the story from the author for my honest review.

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  1. Candy, thank you! I loved getting to read your review of the story and it was such fun to get a peek at your thoughts!! Yes... definitely intentional (re:Julia's original struggles with the 3 guys) but I think we all know from Austen how first impressions aren't always accurate :) LOL . Thanks again for taking the time to read the story and share your review with your readers!

    1. Hi, Marilyn! You're very welcome! It was my pleasure! Yes! We do know, thanks to Miss Austen, that first impressions aren't always the best! :)

  2. Wonderful review, Candy! I agree with you: it took me some time to get into the story as well. I understand Brant's need for the exposition at the beginning, but I was just eager to figure out which of these three men would be the one! And I am so glad HE was it!! *swoon*
    As always, Brant's story connections and the way she weaves together so many facets into her plot shows her gifted abilities as a writer!
    Can't wait for the next one! #countingdown

    1. Thanks, Jakki! I was so glad it was 'HIM' too! ;) I still need to read the first one! But yes, I'm looking forward to the rest too!


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