Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blog Tour: My Only by N.K. Smith

Summary of "My Only":

Adam Jame's life is far from perfect.  A talented drummer from a small suburb of Chicago, he keeps to himself, downplaying his abilities, thinking he is less than all those around him, including his popular twin brother.

When a free-spirited new girl with a troubled past moves in across the street, Adam's eye's are opened to a new world of possibilities.  Olivia Cartwright's philosophies on life give her a deeper understanding of the world.  An instant connection between Adam and Olivia draws them closer, but he wonders why anyone would choose him when a better version exists, particularly when Adam also takes an interest in her.

Will the friendship with Olivia change Adam, or will he continue to close himself off in his own world?

Adam has a choice to make: risk his friendship with Olivia or fight for something more.

It seems Adam has a lot to learn about love....and life.

Our Review of "My Only":

4 Stars

Do you ever start a book and you think that right from the first page that this book is going to get to me? This book is going to suck me in, pull on my heartstrings, and play with my emotions? Well that's what "My Only" did to me!  It is a beautifully written, bittersweet story about love, family, friendship, strength, and finding oneself.

"My Only" is the story of Adam, who has an identical twin Aaron, the brothers are as different as can be in every other aspect of their life.  When the free-spirited Olivia Cartwright shows up across the street in the upstairs window dancing, Adam is mesmerized and Aaron wants her for his own. Adam and Olivia quickly develop a meaningful friendship, but his shyness and feelings of inadequacies keep him from confessing his feelings for Olivia.....Aaron seeing an opportunity swoops in and makes Olivia his.  Adam not feeling like he is worthy steps aside for Aaron and Olivia to give their relationship a try.  Along the road, things get rocky and Adam and Olivia finally get the chance they deserve.....what you will read is their journey of discovering life, true love, and surviving tragedy.  To say I cried while reading this book would be an understatement, I bawled my eyes out!

I don't want to give away too much of the story but know that this coming of age story will touch you and stick with you long after you finish it, making you rethink how you live your life.  The only thing that I wish is that the epilogue would have gave us more, it left me emotionally needing more of Adam's story.

Author Bio:

Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a technical writer for a Fortune 100 company.  The author of the Old Wound Series, she is the mother of two who finds time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.

An avid reader of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.

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