Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: You're the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

Title: You're the One That I Want
Author: Giovanna Fletcher 
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Penguin
Publish Date: May 22, 2017
Source: Publisher

What's the Story?:

From "Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had.

And that's the problem.

Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right?

Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it..."

My Two Cents:

"You're the One That I Want" is the story of Maddy, Ben, and Rob. The three of them have been inseparable since they were very young. You never saw one without the other two. As they grow up together, the dynamic of their relationship changes. Rob and Maddy fall for each other on a high school trip and that's when Ben realizes that he may have stronger feelings for Maddy than he was ready to admit but now Maddy is with Rob and Ben will just have to stay quiet.

Love triangles can be hard to write about without being trite or cliched. This book centers on a love triangle and while the story line feels like it has been done before, the way that the book is written is what makes this book. The story is told from both Maddy and Ben's point of view for the most part (Rob comes in every once in awhile but doesn't get top billing). I liked that the author gave us insight into where Maddy and Ben are coming from. Neither one of them are fully aware of how each other is feeling about their relationship, which makes for the major action in the book.

This is a romance that feels familiar but is a little different in the way that it is told. I liked how the author gave the major characters separate voices. This was a fun romance where you're pulling for the happy ending from the beginning!



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