Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
One & Only (Canton) (Volume 1) Paperback – November 7, 2013
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
I absolutely love how Viv Daniels writes New Adult. -- Book Labyrinth
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
But Christina wasn’t about to let me get away with it. “Are you in his pants?”
I sighed, then admitted, “Not all the way in.”
She squealed again. “Oh my God, I knew it.” …
“He…has a girlfriend,” I said.
“You man-stealing slut,” she joked. “That is awesome.”
Tess McMann is a brainy, brilliant, self-made woman who takes over the pages. Despite her insecurities, maybe because of her insecurities, she endears you to her cause. You want to root for her every step of the way even when it seems everything is against her—her father, her half-sister, funding, academics. Then she picks herself up over and over again and proves to everyone she can without anyone else’s help.
“I didn’t want to be dependent on anyone, the way Mom and I had always been. I knew I was weak like her, willing to give up the things I wanted—like Canton—to make the people I loved happy. … I was here to work—to prove to myself that I could do something extraordinary all on my own.”
Viv Daniels writing style is fantastic. Her flowing prose makes me want to never stop reading. It’s immersive. The characters are entirely relatable even in a very complicated situation. I mean she is the result of an affair that her father is secretly hiding, she’s never met her half-sister, who is also dating the guy she’s in love with. Yeah…complicated doesn’t begin to cover it. I had many stabby moments where I wasn’t sure what the characters were going to do or how I was going to read fast enough to find out how she was going to put my heart back together.
This is a fun read with enough humor, angst, and steam to keep you interested. The story is completely fresh and original. It isn’t like anything else I’ve read before, which is a joy in and of itself. Just what I was looking for. Now go one-click!
Here's the deal: When I heard that Diana Peterfreund was self-publishing a romance novel as Viv Daniels, my first reaction was..."WHAT?!" Having stalked Diana a lot on her blog and Twitter, I know that she's a real romance novel fan and has even been a cover model for romances. But a lot of her usual themes seemed bit more feminist and scientific than I ever thought could be covered in a romance novel.
How wrong I was.
I don't know how to tell you how much I loved this novel. The concept is amazing and original: we get a lot of stories about cheating in YA, but not often ones about illegitimacy and long-term mistresses, and how it feels to be the daughter of, well, cheaters.
The characters...just feel so real. Tess is a super ambitious science student and such a brainiac, and the book is definitely as much about her finding out who she is as it is about the romance. I was not prepared for how many feels I got. You will ache and pine with Tess, and you'll want her to succeed, because generally, her life kinda sucks. With a dad who won't acknowledge her in public and dictates her every move, a mom who's a lifelong mistress...it's just a terrible situation.
But through all that, you'll also be amazed by how awesome she is. This is a girl who has picked herself up over and over, who has had to endure the worst of everything, who has watched while her dad constantly chose another family and another daughter over her, and despite that, she's still funny, sassy, and focused. She's determined to get the best education, determined to fulfill her own potential, and determined to prove herself. It's really inspiring.
And Dylan, her love interest. This guy is SMOKING HOT. I can't even think about him without fanning myself...this is the book boyfriend we all want. Reading his words is enough to get even the most unemotional girl in the gut. He's seriously sexy, he's a brainiac, he cooks, and he never stops thinking of Tess.
I can't say enough good things about this novel. My reading experience was one total, can't-put-down moment: I read from 6pm until about 4am. I had to know what happened and I could NOT STOP. I laughed, ached, and fist-pumped so hard at so many moments. I was so immersed in Tess and her story that I felt every swoon and every conflict like it was my own. And when I was finished, I just wanted to go back and read the entire thing again.
<a href="http://mostlyyalit.blogspot.ca/2014/01/one-and-only-viv-daniels.html">Read the rest of this review at Mostly YA Lit</a>
Most recent customer reviews
I fell in love with Dylan and Tess was a hoot!Read more
Tess lives with her mother, who had an affair with an affluent married man, Steven, which resulted in the...Read more