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Reviewed by Colleen Turner

Harper James feels quite happy with the life she has sculpted. She is a successful divorce attorney on Martha’s Vineyard, has a great little house on the water, a cute, perky little dog named Coco and a hunky fireman boyfriend. She has complete control, down to the engagement ring she has just bought herself for the sneak attack marriage proposal she hits Dennis, her boyfriend, with. She has a list of what he needs to change and she has everything figured out to the smallest detail. So why does Dennis seem so reluctant to go along with her plans?

When Harper gets a call from her flighty sister that she is getting married she of course has reservations. This will be, after all, her sister’s third marriage and Harper will inevitably be the one to pick up the pieces when this fails. Add to that the fact that the groom to be is the half brother of Harper’s very own ex-husband (did she forget to mention she was once married?), that the wedding is in Nowheresville, Montana and that it is mere weeks away and you can understand why she isn’t jumping at this adventure. Despite her always cool demeanor she has never been able to keep complete control of herself where her ex-husband, Nick, was concerned. She’s older and more mature now so that shouldn’t be a problem. Right?

The electricity between her and Nick is as potent as ever and they cannot seem to keep from either wanting to make out or kill each other. When plane issues ground Harper with no real way of getting home, Nick agrees to drive her to the nearest functioning airport.

The adventure that ensues brings with it not only spectacular views but soul balm for an emotionally dysfunctional woman. But can they avoid making the same mistakes? And what is a woman to do when the hunky fireman boyfriend with the heart of gold seems to finally figure out he is ready to settle down and change to make her happy?

My One and Only is not only an enjoyable road trip but an emotional map of how and why we love the ones we do or, as in Harper’s situation, why we push those same people away in the hopes of not getting hurt. Kristan Higgins has a clear sense of humor and has no problem making the reader laugh one minute and swipe away tears the next. If you’re looking for a quick, fun romantic read, pick this one up for your next trip to the beach or pool.

Rating: 3.5/5

Colleen lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, son and pet fish. When not working or taking care of her family she has her nose stuck in a book (and, let’s face it, often when she is working or taking care of her family as well). Nothing excites her more than discovering a new author to obsess over or a hidden jewel of a book to worship.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by HQN Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.