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The Only Way

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  25 reviews
William "Tripp" Chapman has always been the black sheep of his family's political dynasty. His oldest brother works on Wall Street, his youngest-groomed for the senate. And Tripp is the brother known for wrecking his Porsche after a drinking bender and winding up in rehab.

On the night of his father's presidential election he takes a detour and meets a waitress at a local
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published March 15th 2015
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Heather Leigh
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: black-sheep

Tripp is the family outcast— the one who never fits in, who is always overshadowed by the 'perfect' siblings. Fresh out of rehab, he is whisked straight to his father's election night party. Yes, election night, as in election for President of the United States.

Daddy dearest worries too much about 'appearances' and what people think, which makes Tripp's life and his choices that much harder for Tripp to endure. Everything he does seems to disappoint. Dozens of tattoos, no job, a stint i
Sheryl C. Nash
As usual, you hit it out of the ballpark, ESPECIALLY with the subject matter, Magan Vernon... ANOTHER topic in this series that resonated with me... OH AND I LOVED TRIPP!!!!!

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Magan Vernon*
Magan Vernon
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Release Blitz approaching!

The release is now moved up to March 18th!

I was lucky enough to be given a ARC of this book. It's part of a series but I believe it can be read as a stand-alone, I haven't read any of the other books in the series.
This is a sweet love story, with an underlying heavier theme of addiction and depression. I almost feel weird calling it sweet because of the issues faced in the book, but that's how I feel about it.
As the blurb says, "Tripp" is the black sheep of a highly political family. We're introduced to him as he's being released
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!

I was really excited when the author announced that she was going to be writing a book for the main character in this book! He really intrigued me in the other books in the series when he made appearances and I couldn't wait to read his story! I absolutely loved this book! The sexual tension between the main character and his love interest was so hot and I had such a hard time putting this book down as well! I read it in a few sittings too! The plot was amazing! It dealt with the issue
Amy Logg
The Only way is a beautifully raw and gritty story on the dark world of addiction and mental illness, and provides the reader with a sense of hope.

The story:
Tripp has hit rock bottom, after checking out of rehab for drug addiction and depression he's trying to rebuild he's life. But being the black sheep in his family and feeling shame for dragging his family's political name through the mud, recovery is anything but easy. And meeting a feisty waitress by the name of Sam certain
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Gifted for Netgalley for an honest review* 4 Stars
Despite this being book 4 this is my first encounter with Magan Vernon and I'm very suitably impressed! So very much so that I have every intention in going back to read the three previous books in this series. The Only way is a stand alone and sometimes you really need to have read the others to get a sense of direction and character but not here. I managed to read this no problem as it is, I can see the other stories in here but there wasn't a
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally skipped the previous books in this series and let me tell you I am kicking myself right this very minute. And I am going back to read them all now. I have a HUGE feeling this is going to become one of my favorite series out there! I absolutely loved it. There is no question about it. This is a story that is gripping and compiling! Tripp struggles with addiction, trying to live up to the high expectations of his family. Sam, which you all have met before, is having a hard go at life. So ...more
3.5 Stars.

The Only Way is part of a contemporary standalone series written by Magan Vernon.

The story focuses on Tripp (William) as he tries to rebuild his life and beat his addictions. Early on Tripp meets Sam who also has more than her fair share of problems.

The story is sad and tackles some pretty dark topics - but it's also kind of sweet and demonstrates some real moments of hope. The book is about finding that one person who just 'gets' you.

The friendship between Tripp and Sam made me smile
Kirsty Turner
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Despite being the fourth book in the series, this can be read as a standalone. I loved the book and I can’t believe I haven’t read any of Magan’s books before now. This book touches on the subject of drugs and depression and the author has handled it beautifully. I absolutely loved Tripp, if the male leads in the other books are as hot as him, I am going to be in swoon heaven! He came across as quite vul
Heather andrews
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tripp he's an honest, blunt person, "most girls in your situation would either want to fight me or eff me. The look in your eyes says you want a little bit of both." He often second guesses himself which in certain situations is sweet other times it's dumb like his woman is ready and willing and he's sitting there changing his mind, "on second thought. I think it could be a liability. One of us could fall and break the other's arm. No way would I want to show up at the ER with a broken d***." Sa ...more
ByoBook Club
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is the first book I’ve read in this series and let me tell you – I will be going back and reading the others! Fabulous read! Tripp is struggling with an addiction and after checking himself out of rehab he’s ready to begin a new life. It’s not made easy for him though because his political family won’t let him forget that he’s shamed them. Running into waitress Sam was just the boost he needed. He helps her out and offers her a place to stay until she’s able to get back on her feet.

I real
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tripp is seen as the black sheep of the Chapman family. He is the one that journalist love to write about. He keeps the Chapman name in the news, but not in a good way. His father is running for office and Tripp is in rehab again. The truth is Tripp is lost and looking for a way to be who he was born to be…a Chapman! Sam is barely making ends meet. She has just lost the apartment she was living in and is lost in her own way. Tripp gives Sam a place to stay and a chance to figure things out. Trip ...more
Jody Pardo
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being the Black sheep of the family is what Tripp has always been to the Chapman political family.
After a month stay at rehab,Tripp been sober for a month and returning to society. will he be able to fight his addiction and depression
Sam a waitress at the Waffle House and been having some rough times in life
Tripp and same connect,will there demons down inside hinder there relationship
Will Tripp be able to prove to his family he is not the man he was before?
This was a quick fun read,it hits with
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC for my honest review.
I absolutely loved Tripp's story!!! I have been waiting for this to be released! Let me just say, I was not disappointed!!! Magan's writing flows so smoothly and definitely keeps you wanting to turn pages. I started the book and couldn't put it down!!!
Tripp is coming out of a dark place when the book starts. Sam is working at a dinner and that is where they meet. I loved that you could tell he was into her and wanted more with her but she wasn't giving in
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Given To Me For An Honest Review

The Only Way (The Only Series Book 4) by Magan Vernon is a must read. Once you open the first page it will grab and hold you down as the pages turn and turn and turn some more until the last page. You'll find it hard to put down. Tripp has always been the black sheep but is he really? This book looks at depression and how it affects everything and everyone around you. There is a great blend of emotion. I gave this book 5 stars but it deserves so many more. I highl
Lheanne Spicer
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book and Tripp is by far my favorite character. I don’t know if was the love of the bad boy that make him my favorite or the fact that he really does have such a big heart and wants to help people that did it, most likely both. Tripp and Sam’s chemistry was apparent from the start and you can’t help but hope the both find their happy ending. Really hope there is more books in this series and that I get to read about Tripp some more.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. The subject matter was difficult but not so depressing as one would think. There seemed to be a nice supportive family vibe going...not perfect people but trying with love. The author reaffirmed the subject matter at the end with Mikey. Its all around us and knows no age nor sex, or social status.
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is Trigg getting a book?
Desirae (Dee)
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars
Kate H
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Magan Vernon and this one did not disappoint. I think it is my favorite one she's ever written. I'm sure this is because I loved Tripp. Sam is fine but it's Tripp who makes the story for me. ...more
3.5 stars
review to come
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Something kept running through my mind while I was reading The Only Way- Why didn’t anyone tell me to read Magan’s books sooner?? I mean honestly. If Magan hadn’t asked me if I would like a copy to read, I probably wouldn’t have read this one now. Only because I have a to-be-read list that is like 5 miles long. No joke. But I am so glad she asked. The Only Way was great- a very nice surprise. Although The Only Way is book 4 in a series, you do not need to read the other books first. I didn’t and ...more
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book ripped my heart out

This story hit so close to home on so many levels. I laughed so hard during brother bonding time and ugly cried later. My heart broke & it was never really put back together.
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the banter between the chapman brothers and Tripp and Sam!
It was a cute read, and it went by soooo quickly!
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Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

You can stalk her online at all of these fun and happy places.

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