Review: The One by Belle Ami

Posted February 15, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

The One Belle AmiTitle:  The One
Series:  The Only One
Author:  Belle Ami
Genre:  Romance
Published:  February 10, 2015
Source:  Net Galley

Story Blurb:

How well do you really know the one you love? An erotic novel full of obsessive love, dark secrets, and unquenchable lust, Belle Ami’s The One proves that no one is quite who they seem.

Adelia, a rising star in the equestrian world, is still reeling from her parents’ deaths in a tragic car accident when she meets green energy investment banker Miles Bremen and his charming yet inscrutable twin sister, Karolin. With his insatiable lust, Miles ignites a passion within Adelia she never knew existed, and the two quickly find themselves entwined in a torrid affair that knows no bounds. Little does Adelia know, however, that her meeting of the Bremen twins was no accident. Carefully selected as “the one” for her unsettling resemblance to the emotionally and physically damaged Karolin, Adelia is targeted to marry Miles and bear the children that Karolin cannot have.

The One is a razor edge mystery that enfolds on the playgrounds of the super rich, from Trump Tower to the Hamptons and Palm Beach; to the Amalfi Coast aboard Miles’s mega-yacht Green Way, The One is irresistible as the reader is drawn into Adelia’s journey through a suspenseful – and erotic world. An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave readers breathless in more ways than one, The One is an irresistible journey through—new territory that fans of romantic fiction are bound to love.

*I received an e-ARC of The One from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

Usually at this spot I would send you on to the next page.  Trust me, we won’t be here that  long.  Normally I do not publish negative reviews… and this isn’t so much a negative one as a “what just happened” review.  There will be those readers who think this is an awesome novel.  It wasn’t – not for me.  Maybe for you, but it just didn’t do it for me.  The only reason that I’m doing this review is for what the next book might bring us that would turn this into a good series with a rocky start.  Remember, folks, this is my opinion – not a bash the author thing.

Everything you need to know is up in the story blurb.  If that blurb had been fleshed out it would have been a really sexy, interesting read.  In my opinion, it wasn’t.  We already know that the twins had planned to draw Adelia into their nasty web.  We already know that Miles is just a bit too close to his twin since he agreed to this scheme of hers.  And Karolin just comes off as a bitch in the blurb and more so in the novel.  Adelia is sweet, innocent and vulnerable – the saddest part was that this lovely woman was taken in by the twins.  The only possible save I can see for the series is bringing David in to truly save Adelia and be the hero of the entire series.  But… I’m not sure that will happen.

IF I can find and be approved for the second book through NetGalley – I’d read it, just to see if I was totally wrong in my thoughts on this one.  But I certainly won’t spend money to find out.

It could have been amazing – instead it was just, meh.