Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The One You Want by Gena Showalter [Quickie Review]

 The One You Want by Gena Showalter
The One You Want (The Original Heartbreakers #0.5) by Gena Showalter
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 03/01/15
Date read: March 1, 2015

The Original Heartbreakers
0.5. The One You WantKindle
1. The Closer You Come
2. The Hotter You Burn
3. The Harder You Fall

Gena Showalter
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
In small-town Oklahoma, reputation is everything, and Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome hers. The supposed bad girl is determined to walk the straight and narrow, a seemingly impossible task when Tall, Dark and Sexy shows up…

Rich and powerful, Dane Michaelson is every woman's dream. When he returns to Strawberry Valley after a sixteen-year absence, he is unprepared for the redheaded girl he's never been able to forget. She's all woman now—and he's never wanted anyone more. But to have her, he'll have to break through her defenses… and surrender his own.
Thoughts on The One You Want: This was a short, sweet novella dealing with small town prejudices and the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness from both within and without. Dane has some demons he has to purge and Kenna has to find the strength to push past what everyone believes about her to grab onto her own happiness.

I like the dynamic between Dane and Kenna. They both make mistakes, but they (eventually) work on fixing them. They both have misconceptions about one another and taking a chance on a relationship is a pretty big step.

I really liked the set-up for future novels. The secondary characters were intriguing (I'm a sucker for the brooding tattooed ones, you know!) and Strawberry Valley seems like it's going to be a hotbed of lovin' soon.


  1. I loved Kenna's daughter! Her comments made for some great situations!