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One in a Million

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  2,121 Ratings  ·  150 Reviews
In the first novella by the New York Times bestselling author of the Reverend Curtis Black series, a wife and a husband receive a surprise that will change their lives forever

Kennedi Mason thinks she's the luckiest woman on earth. She loves her job, she has a wonderful best friend, and she's been married for ten years to her soul mate. There's nothing she can think of that
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by William Morrow (first published 2008)
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Layeshia Riddick
I enjoyed the book this is the first time I'm reading this author. I'm sure I'll read more of her books. This was definitely a cautionary tale of what happens when you have something that everybody else wants you never truly know who's your friend and who's your foe.
Aug 05, 2008 Kristina rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2008, fiction
I really wanted to like this book since I got it through the early reviewers group, but sadly it was awful. I couldn't even finish the book it was so bad. The concept of the book sounded interesting enough, but the writing style was not engaging in the least. The writing came across as if written buy a teenager and the story was all over the place. The characters were extremely one dimensional, and well, it was just... bad. I would definitely not recommend this book and wouldn't ever attempt ano ...more
Apr 20, 2009 Lisa rated it did not like it
If I could rate this any lower, I would. Predictible, unoriginal and poorly written. Every character was a stereotype. Even the big twist near the end, which, I'll admit, surprised me, was ridiculous. A co-worker lent me the CD version--last time I ever go to her for recommendations!
Marilyn Diamond
May 25, 2010 Marilyn Diamond rated it it was amazing
I could not put it down. Want to read the sequal.....Blake Mason got was coming to him....I loved the way she intertwined Rev. Curtis Black and Charlotte Black in the middle of this book...Great work...
Susan Henderson
Jan 15, 2016 Susan Henderson rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
This was like a bad lifetime movie. Well, all lifetime movies are bad but you know what I mean. So anyway, I started on it but just couldn't continue and had to change the channel.
Jul 28, 2008 Linda rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who don't want to think a lot
simple. easy to read but not that interesting.
Mar 05, 2014 Candace rated it it was ok
The concept is great; however, the characters are lacking. In addition, the main character lacks common sense in most situations. She puts herself in positions most young people - 15 through 18 - put themselves in. Kennedi is roughly 38 & she's acting like she's in high school, can't seem to gauge a hostile situation, and is VERY immature. I'm not saying she shouldn't have been enraged or heartbroken. I'm not even saying she shouldn't have used the language in which she used, BUT, one would ...more
Feb 22, 2016 Cami rated it liked it
Shelves: meh-so-so
2.5 to 3 Stars. At first it sort of reminded me of a Tyler Perry movie and who doesn't love Tyler Perry?! Well, it wasn't good like a Tyler Perry movie ........If I was Kennedi I would have never given Blake the time of day after what happened. That part irritated me and then the end had a twist which did help since I might have given it a 2 star. But of course.........REALLY?.......she gave the 1 aunt something.....Oh Heck NO!
I don't know what to say, maybe it just wasn't my kind of book.
Kennedi Mason thought she had a good marriage. She was excited to share her wonderful news with her husband Blake. But when Blake arrived home, he had an announcement of his own. His was shocking.

This is a good idea for a story and the ending is shocking and fun. The main character is very naive in a difficult situation, the feelings are real and probably very realistic. However, some of the character dialogue is run together and a little forced, it sometimes just sounds funny for some reason. O
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Kathy Adams
Aug 10, 2008 Kathy Adams rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
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I couldn't put the book down. It was good from the beginning to the end. I wish it had a better ending but it's a good read!!
Bianca Harrison
Jan 20, 2015 Bianca Harrison rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Great Read!
Dec 22, 2008 Yvette rated it really liked it
Good quick read!! Enjoyable
Mar 02, 2009 Charie rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was such a quick read and with so much drama that I never got bored!!
Nov 27, 2008 Jewel rated it really liked it
Wow, this book has a storyline like no other!
Biggaletta Day
Dec 06, 2016 Biggaletta Day rated it really liked it
I give this book 4.5 because it's so funny in an ironical way! Kimberla Lawson Roby had a quite talent for writing characters with lots of flaws with a dose of underlying ironic humour. I loved it and was laughing most of the time, however the first thing I'd say is don't take it too seriously otherwise you may be disappointed. You need a huge pinch of salt, relax and be prepared to be entertained!

Without giving away the plot which sets the scene, what so ironical about it, is that all the chara
Dec 20, 2016 Joi rated it really liked it
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Nov 17, 2016 Carlene rated it it was amazing
This book is the real deal
Kimberly Phillips
Sep 27, 2016 Kimberly Phillips rated it really liked it
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Jul 16, 2008 Donura rated it liked it
Shelves: own

DATE: April 24, 2008
TITLE: One in a Million
AUTHOR: Roby, Kimberla Lawson
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
COPYRIGHT: June 2008

RATING: 2.5 out 5

This is the first book by this author that I have read so I have no comparison to her other works. She has several other books to her credit so I would assume that she has a large audience.

The story line was one I could relate to on several different levels but the behavior of the Kennedi Mason was not. Since she was portrayed as a woman nearly 40, I would have
Jun 26, 2008 Iisha rated it it was amazing
Kennedi Mason was one of the main character's in the book. I read the first chapter of the book on Kimberla Lawson Roby's website and by the time I got to the end of the first chapter, I was hooked. It took me only a day to read this action filled, twists and turns novel.

Kennedi was your typical woman that was pretty much in the dark her entire marriage. She was so confused, she didn't know which way to turn or go. Her husband was your typical I can do whatever I want and don't care who I hurt m
Leslie C
Apr 28, 2011 Leslie C rated it really liked it
Read this book in one day. Once I started the 1st chapter, I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended. I read this just after finishing "Love The One You're With", by Emily Griffin, and it's amazing how I could immediately notice the different tone from an African American author. (Just an observation.) Being African American myself, I of course enjoyed it, but am just amazed at the difference.
I'd definitely recommend this book. It will certainly put things in perspective for you, and unf
Brooklyn Darkchild
Aug 12, 2008 Brooklyn Darkchild rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a quick, entertaining read
Recommended to Brooklyn by: dm scott
Lawson Roby has fashioned a cute little story that I thoroughly enjoyed. On the very night Kennedi needs to contact her husband Blake with some extraordinary news, he is nowhere to be found. The crap hits the fan when he finally arrives home, only to tell Kennedi he hasn't been in love with her for two years.
And he has another woman.
And he's moving out that evening.
How do you take news like that?
Kennedi certainly never has a chance to tell Blake HER good news. But when Blake finds out...he
Jamie Eberle
Mar 08, 2013 Jamie Eberle rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this novella. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down until I finished. This is the first book by the author that I have read, but I will definitely be reading more of her books, including the other one I have in my library. [return][return]I am not sure if the author usually has her characters having faith in God and living a God filled life, but I really like how she does it. The reader can receive information about living a God filled life without being "preachy." I ...more
Jul 17, 2013 Jazminn rated it liked it
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Kimella Davis
May 14, 2013 Kimella Davis rated it it was amazing
I listened to the audio book for this one... Love, Love, Loved it! This book was well written, with just the right amount of characters. I hate when authors give you too much unimportant details about characters in a book... The title fits this book perfectly... One in a Million people win the lottery!!! I loved the way the character "Kennedi" was portrayed. The author also touched the points on how folks treat you when you come into a little wealth...well in this case, it was more than a "littl ...more
Tracy Darity
Jun 24, 2009 Tracy Darity rated it really liked it
I purchased One In A Million because it was a small book (both in size and pages) and I needed something to read until my Amazon order arrived. Well the book was a very quick read and I finished it off in a combined 4 hours. I don't want to foil the story so I will just say that I hate when I read books that bring out the conniving side of me because I was thinking of a million and one ways I would have got back at Blake, the husband in the book.

I think Roby could have added a little more to thi
India Jones-Tanner
Dec 17, 2012 India Jones-Tanner rated it really liked it
You have some exciting news to tell your husband. You call his cell, he doesn't answer. His daily one hour gym trip has turned into two hours. Finally, he enters and tells you he has something to tell you. He says, he never loved you and has been having an affair for the last two years. Then he walks out. You never got a chance to tell him that you won the 50 million dollar lottery. That's Kennadi Mason's story.

Kennadi finds out who is for her, who is against her, and who could care less about h
Kirsten Griffith
Nov 30, 2014 Kirsten Griffith rated it did not like it
The Early Reviewers program is one of my favorite features of LibraryThing. Unfortunately, I seem to be really horrible at picking the diamonds out of the rough. The *very* rough, in some cases. This was one of those. This book could have been written by anyone with a basic mastery of the English language, but it would take more dedication than I can muster to read the whole thing. The character development is lacking so that you don't even feel like cheering for anyone in what should be a clear ...more
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