December 8, 2014

The One by Belle Ami

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 was definitely not the most enamoured by this book. It took a lot to get me to actually finish it. First off, that first chapter throws you right off. It has no direct link to the rest of the book. In fact, the way things jump from the first chapter to the next confused me so much I thought maybe I was reading the wrong book (as in, it was pieced together incorrectly). 

The characters were just too twisted, which, I don't normally mind but I couldn't get into them in this book. Adela's actions confuse me--they're not really justified in one way or another. She seems to act irrationally and on a whim which isn't something I loved. Miles was also a bit of a conniving jerk from the get-go, to me. Adela didn't seem to pick up on it, though, I'm not surprised considering how naive she is. Whatever is going on between Miles and his sister Karolin is just messed up. I can't even try to begin to comprehend the seemingly incestuous relations there. 

On top of not loving the characters, there was too much time spent on details that I didn't care too much about--Miles' business endeavours...yeah, didn't care for that and the detail that went into any and everything with regards to the equestrian world made the book drag on. I didn't quite feel the book was connected in the best way so I didn't love and enjoy the read by a long shot.

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