Monday, December 26, 2011

The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols

Title: The One That I Want
Author: Jennifer Echols
Format: E-book (available)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Paperback: February 7, 2012

Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken.

Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?


I really love Jennifer Echols writing, it always wants me to read more of her books. This one did not disappoint. I love contemporary books, and  Jennifer with her new book The One That I Want was a great read. It had romance, humor and it shows that you really are beautiful inside and out.

The characters were likable, and you can relate to Gemma on some levels. I did not like Addison at all. She was soo rude and was using poor Gemma. I have most of Echols books. They always keep me wanting more because her characters are developed in a way that you can connect with Gemma. Max was a cutie. He has to be one of my favorite male leads in Echols books. Max has this sense of humor that will make you laugh.  

Throughout the story, I saw that Gemma is really working hard on working out and losing weight, and she goes through this stage and does not set up a goal weight until Max comes along. He shows her that she is beautiful and should never change who she is. I can relate to this character because it happens to most girls even myself. When readers connect with characters, you know that this book has a great influence in your life. Along the way you pick up on many things that your friends do. I was rooting for both Max and Gemma right to the end!! The end was my favorite because Gemma really goes through the change and is confident of herself.

Echols is a an awesome writer. I could read any of her books. I can recommend that she is one author that will not disappoint, her characters and unique and full of real life. This is definitely one book to pick up or read on the e-reader! The One That I Want will make you fell a connection with her characters and making you want more of  both Gemma and Max's relationship!! Be sure also check out her other romance and young adult books!!


~ Amanda ~


  1. Oh awesome this sounds like a cute read, I'll have to check it out.
    Creative Reads

  2. Great review Amanda. I've never read any of Echols books but they sound really cute I've been in a contemp. kick lately I should give her a try.

    Xpresso Reads

  3. soglad you enjoyed this one :) i just finished it like an hour ago and I still have a smile on my face!


  4. Oooh I can't wait to read this one. I love Jennifer Echols. I am a little behind on reading her books, but I too have loved every one she has written.

  5. I've been wanting this since its release! I'm also obsessed with Jennifer Echol's books. Love your review and I can't wait until I get time to read this!!

  6. Another awesome great read by Jennifer Echols. After reading Endless Summer, I was happy to be able to read something funny and light. The One That I Want didn't disappoint at all. The action started right away and the characters were likeable (well, most of them) and the tension was there, too.


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