Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Release Day Review: "My One and Only" (Ardent Springs) by Terri Osburn


As far as Dr. Haleigh Rae Mitchner is concerned, Cooper Ridgeway is more suited to a superhero cape than mechanic’s overalls. It’s just like Ardent Springs’s most upstanding resident to rescue a pregnant, homeless teenager and bring her to Haleigh’s delivery room. When they team up to help the new mother and baby, Haleigh is determined not to cross the line with Cooper. Not only is he her best friend’s brother, he’s a guy who deserves more than Haleigh’s checkered past could ever offer.

At first glance, Haleigh is no longer the girl Cooper pined for in school. The sleek, professional OB-GYN seems more out of reach than ever for this small-town mechanic. But the more time he spends with the complicated woman, the more he wants her. Who better than Cooper to prove to her that nothing is beyond fixing? Especially in Ardent Springs, a town that’s tailor-made for second chances.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Review:

Terri Osburn does it again in My One and Only. In this return to Ardent Springs, we meet Haleigh Mitchner, one of the most flawed and wonderful characters I've met in a long time. Haleigh has spent her entire life trying to earn the love and approval of her mother and everything wrong in her life can be tied back to that. The author does a wonderful job of depicting Haleigh, her troubled past, and her self-loathing. She's a perfect match for Cooper, everyone's knight in shining army. He came through for Haleigh years ago, falling in love with her even back then, and is there for Haleigh as she navigates the choppy waters of her relationship with her mother, fighting the demons of her past, and some new demons in her best friend. The reader is given a glimpse back into the lives of former characters from Ardent Springs, a wonderful opportunity to see how life has progressed since we last left Ardent Springs. Ms. Osburn creates real characters with real struggles that draw the reader in, wanting the happily-ever-after for them that they deserve. Another home run from Ardent Springs.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author:
Terri fell in love with reading at a young age, starting with condensed versions of classics such as The Wizard of Oz, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Little Women. She fell into Romance novels around Junior High and never looked back. Authors such as Judith McNaught, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and LaVyrle Spencer kept her going through high school, then she bounded into the 90s with authors like Julie Garwood, Dorothy Garlock, Johanna Lindsey and countless others.

Her bookshelves are lined with beloved keepers (many sporting Fabio covers), some tattered and torn but all filled with passion, love, lust, and above all, Romance. From the Wild West to Romping Regency ballrooms to boardrooms and charming small towns, her library covers the spectrum.

Terri makes her home along the coast of Virginia with an eye-rolling teenager, two fat tabbies, and a hyper yorkiepoo. In her nefarious past she worked in customer service, fund-raising, catering, and was even a train conductor. (In the mall. Not as impressive as it sounds.) She was also a Country radio disc jockey for eight years, which makes her one of those rarest of author creatures – an extrovert.

Terri is a member of Romance Writers of America®, Virginia Romance Writers, and a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist in the Contemporary Single Title category. Her debut novel MEANT TO BE launched from Montlake Romance in May 2013, with the follow up, UP TO THE CHALLENGE, out in October 2013.

Website: http://www.terriosburn.com/

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