The One & Only by Emily Giffin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Description From Amazon:
Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.
But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.
Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.
My Review: Emily Giffin, what happened? I am a huge Giffin fan. I have read every single one of her books and always look forward with much anticipation for her next work. I had to force myself to finish this slow, boring book. The character development was poor and I could not relate to the story in any way. Typically I am a fan of books that have “taboo” relationships but this one fell way flat. I never felt the chemistry between the two love interests and I want to feel the chemistry! Don’t let this book and my negative review put you off from Emily Giffin, though. Every one of her other books are amazing.