• My One and Only

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,707 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.

Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting - just around the bend.

©2011 Kristan Higgins (P)2016 Recorded Books
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  • Categories: Romance

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Masterpiece

Kristan Higgins + Xe Sands = Perfection! Maybe the best yet. A perfect example of why I am addicted to audiobooks. Please Audible bring more of her older books to audio. They are a gift to your listeners.

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Great Story/Great Listen

Can't get enough of the Kristan Higgins/Xe Sands combination. Getting ready to look for the next book to listen to, but I think I may have listened to all of them. Guess I will have to them again again. Great story, great listen.

I recommend Xe Sands narrates the next Susan Elizabeth Phillips book when it comes to Audible.

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Loved it!

The story was great! Fantastic narration! Recommend the book to anyone looking a good listen

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A Second Chance... Will it Work Out?

My One and Only by Kristan Higgins (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Xe Sands

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Let me start by saying, as always, Xe Sands’ narration was fantastic! I truly enjoyed listening to her. Now on to the book itself. Kristan Higgins is a wonderful writer, which is why I am having a hard time rating this book. Did I enjoy it- yes. Did it keep me listening way into the night ...yes. Did I love the characters.. yes. Am I left with conflicting feeling.. Sadly yes. So, here’s what I thought:

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• The Chemistry between Nick and Harper was heartfelt.
• Harper’s past making her the woman she is was understandable
• Nick’s Sarcasm and straightforward attitude.
• Even though some situations felt a bit forced it wasn’t unbelievable.

Cons:
• That even being as jaded as Harper was… I can’t believe the things she did sometimes.
• That Nick still trusts Harper after her repeated behaviour.
• Harper was a bit too immature still, and made ridiculous choices.
• That Harper could still act the way she did towards Nick, even knowing she would hurt him.
• I can’t see that they actually get their happily ever after, I just see repeating behaviour.

To be honest, I have trouble with most second chance books, because I find it hard to watch people go back to someone that hurt or was unfaithful to them. That said, I have read some great second chance books lately that do not deal with either of those situations.

This story’s plot is a kind of a misunderstanding and the mix of immaturity and lack of listening to your partner - at the same time.. As I think back over the story, Higgins did a wonderful job showing the young couples mistakes, however later.. When you think they both should have matured… perhaps only one of them did. Which is why it leaves me conflicted.

As I said above, this book kept me engaged and I didn’t want to stop listening as I truly did enjoy the characters. Would I recommend this story? Yes... With the disclaimer that it left me wondering if they would truly keep their happy ending.

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Engaging characters, excellent storyline

This is the first time I've listened to a Kristan Higgins' title and I was very surprised. There are so many crappy romance novels presently, whereby the authors simply recycle material. It gets old; not only that, but most of it is erotica even though it isn't labeled by audible as being such. THIS BOOK WAS NOT EROTICA, and I was thankful for that. I could tell the author took great care in creating her characters; took great care with the storyline; wrote cohesively; wrote consistently...It was an interesting story that took me on a journey. I did think the section near the end was a bit over the top and predictable; I would have preferred the absence of that predictable part, but it was there and lasted only a short while.

I can't believe I waited so long to listen to a book by this author. Kristan Higgins is an entertaining, clean writer.

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This is the story of Nick, Harper and Dennis. Harper takes her boyfriend, Dennis, to the wedding of her sister and her ex-husband's brother. Unfortunately she must deal with her ex-husband, Nick, who is best man at the wedding. The situation is certainly fraught with disaster. There is still a great deal of chemistry between Harper and Nick. Harper's boyfriend, Dennis, is not as hot for her as Nick was. Harper and Nick are thrown together due to circumstances and embark on a road trip. Dennis, who was floored, and not in a good way, by Harper's proposal may now be off the hook since Harper and Nick are on a road trip together. But is Dennis really off the hook? You have to listen to the book to find out. I think most readers will find it very entertaining.

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Totally Clueless

While the writing and narration were both excellent, I found the totally clueless 34 year old lawyer Harper more annoying than entertaining. After the traumas of being deserted by her mother at age 13 and getting divorced at 22, most intelligent women in Harper's situation would have gotten therapy to deal with the losses.

I winced when Harper proposed to her hunky boyfriend Dennis, who she admitted was not too bright, just because she was afraid her eggs were getting old. When Harper ran into her ex-husband Nick at a wedding, the story of their short marriage wasn't surprising. Both were too young and immature with no communication skills.

I didn't like Nick's character who blamed Harper for their divorce, although he had pressured her into the marriage, insisted that she relocate to NYC then worked 80-90 hours a week. Not the actions of a man who genuinely loves a woman!

While there were cute and humorous moments and some interesting supporting characters, I couldn't connect with either Nick (self-absorbed, arrogant) or Harper (whiney).

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self destruction at its finest

This book was painful to get through. the main character is very self destructive with her decisions. I had to skip several chapters because of this. I was curious to know how it ended, but there were several times that I didn't think I would make it.

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Loved it! Hope there is a sequel

Greatly appreciate the avoidance of cursing, great story and narrator. Can’t wait to hear what comes next with this group of characters.

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Unsympathetic Characters and Far Too Long

I don't mind Kristan Higgins if I am in a mood for something light and easy. But the more I listen, the more I find that Kristan works with the same formula over and over again and it's starting to get old.

Her characters seem to be a variation of the same person written over and over again. We have the eternally single, lonely but "brave" female lead with a "sassy" character who really just wants to meet Mr Right. The we have the male lead - usually gruff and sarcastic loner who just needs a good woman to crash through the barriers he puts up. The two are usually forced together by some witty or convenient purpose. Come on.

In every. Single. Book. Kristan never fails to have a chapter detailing a horrendous first date with an awful man to highlight how grim the heroine's dating prospects have been thus far.

My One and Only was an awful book. Harper is a self centred, rude and appallingly immature woman. Considering she is a 34 year old lawyer I expected her to have the ability to talk like an adult. "Oh, crotch" and "holy testicle Tuesday" (a rip off from Ace Ventura) was used so often in this book, it was irritating rather than humorous. Adults don't talk like that. I don't usually like second chance romances because they are so frustrating and this one was no better. Nick was selfish, Harper was a whiny flake and at the end of the day, I just couldn't understand what they even liked about each other.

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