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This One’s For You

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  245 ratings  ·  54 reviews
All alone in a new state, Brennan Daniels has only the memories of her best friend, Reagan, to keep her company as she starts college.

Reagan is the reason for everything Brennan does—before she died, she made Brennan promise to stay good until she found a man worth keeping. No boys, no dating, and definitely no falling in love—those were the rules for college, and
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published July 22nd 2015 by Booktrope Editions
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1 star

How to turn me off of an H in two words...describe him as looking like...Justin Bieber.

And enough with the goody-two-shoes for college h's. Honestly, out of all the chicks you knew in college, how many were the TSTL goody-girl that seem to permeate the NA College trope market?

I don't like this trend of "if you're not together it's ok to fuck around on the somebody you like". The roommate of the h tells her she had no right to be mad at the H because they weren't together when he fucks an
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Booktrope and NetGalley.)

“Last summer I made a pact – one I had every intention of keeping. It was a simple one: no boys, no dating, and certainly no falling in love my freshman year.”

This was a NA contemporary romance story, with a bit of mystery.

Brennan and Owen were both hiding things from each other and both had things that they were trying to work through, they both made some mistakes also
DNF 90%

That's right. Ninety-freaking-percent. I'm an idiot. Someone please explain to me why I waited this long, because I have no logical reason. This book actually made me eye-twitchingly mad. I don't have any fucks to give what happens in the last 10%.

Lyndsay Marie
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewing for Kylie’s Fiction Addiction
I received and Arc for a honest review.

This One’s For You is an emotionally charged story that, it’s a New Adult which is one of my favourite genres. It’s written beautifully, so beautifully that you feel the sadness and love in every single line of the book. The characters and supporting characters are everything and so much more, it’s simply a beautiful book. Brandy Jellum certainly knows how to pull you in and make it as if you’re living the story right
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I had a fortress built around my heart. It would take an army to break the walls down."

I was given an arc of this book for my honest review.

If you know me, you know I have enough unread books on my Kindle that I could read 2 a week for 2 years (maybe more)... and never read the same one twice. BUT when Brandy contacted me at my blog and said she had written a New Adult book and gave me the synopsis... I couldn't say no. Seriously, she had me a 'New Adult'.

You have Brennan and Owen, who are
Tiffany Readz
3.5 Stars

Starting this book, I wasn't the biggest fan of either main character. From the blurb you could see there were going to be some major problems with the romance that lies ahead and there was.

"Whether WE admit it or not, there's something weird between us. I can't explain it but it's there. Being friends wouldn't work for us. It can't work." ~ Owen

Brennan is a freshman in college. Coming off of the biggest tragedy of her life, she has made a promise to her best friend to let her freshman
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When I read the blurb for This One’s For You I thought how interesting it was and knew I needed to read it to see how it played out.

The chemistry between these two characters was sweet, hot and passionate, yet they refused to give in until each one was ready for the other and that just killed me!! It was funny seeing how tongue tied Brennan was every time she ran into Owen, and he made sure to take full advantage of it. Amelia, Bren's roommate, really added to the story and she's one true
Heather andrews
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked Brennan girl knew how to shut up her brothers and shock her man, “holy crap !” I shouted, cutting Damon off. “Not that it’s anyone’s business but I’m still a virgin for crying out loud.” Both my brothers’ faces looked like tomatoes —very large, bright red tomatoes. I glanced over at Owen, his eyes were wide in shock." I loved the carefree person Brennan was with Owen, I loved how those two were together, "Owen’s stomach rumbled. We chuckled. “All right, let’s go get something in that ...more
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
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I had such high hopes for this book, I really did, but it felt flat… :( .The concept is really good and this is something that I really liked, the fact that our main character is dealing – though not very well – with the death of a person that meant more to her than anything else. I really appreciated how the book doesn’t gloss over the hard stuff, and reading about Brennan’s panic attacks and hesitations broke my heart.

The writing was ok, but this book ran too long. In all
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, netgalley
Booktrope and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

Brennan is just starting her college experience at the University of Oregon. With a fun and exuberant roommate, as well as a cute guy across the hall, Brennan should be having the time of her life. The loss of her best friend 10 months before has left Brennan unable to move forward, jeopardizing her ability to make new connections and lasting friendships. As she continuously pushes away
Romance Readers Retreat
I couldn't wait to start reading This Ones For You by Brandy Jellum as i really enjoy reading her books.

Brennan Daniel's starts a new college where she knows no one and only memories of her best friend as Reagan tragically died 10 months beforehand, before she died Reagan made Brennan promise that no matter what she stays away from boys, dating and falling in love and to hold out for that one man worth keeping.

This is Owen's entrance into the plot, Owen is not the best choice at all as he's the
Andra Lavander
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I loved the most about this book is the humor. It’s a good book with strong characters who have an interesting story and develop from the first to the last page. I loved the action, because it doesn’t let you hanging and waiting for something to happen, but, most of all, it's very fun to read.

Brennan and Owen both have their pasts, but when Amelia and Callen come into their lives, everything becomes lighter and funnier. Brennon is the first traitor in her family, the first one who decides
Christina Rimorin
This one’s for you by Brandy Jellum

Reading this book has made me think about my senior quote for the yearbook which was a quote from Pope John Paul II. The quote was, “The worse prison is a closed heart.” I chose such a quote because I figured going into adulthood wasn’t going to be an easy journey and that when life gets hard, keep your heart open to those who love you that the journey should not be traveled alone. To slam the door and shut people out is a loneliness that no one should ever
Samantha Bilodeau
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I absolutely loved this. I was immediately sucked into Brennan's world and loved basically every minute.

That said, a few critiques (that kept this from being 5 stars):
- There were quite a few typos and jumbled words throughout the entire book. It was distracting, though I realize I received an ARC, so I hope they have all been corrected since.

- The drama at the end (at about 95%) was quite unnecessary. The story was quite enjoyable as it was and I felt that
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This One's For You is a poignant new adult romance that follows Brennan Daniels' journey of coming to terms with the death of her best friend, learning to open her heart, and the acceptance to move forward with her life.

Author Brandy Jellum weaves a beautifully written tale that will tug at the heartstrings and stir the soul. After losing her best friend Reagan in a tragic accident during senior year in high school and needing a fresh start, Brennan leaves her hometown for an out-of-state
Paula  Phillips
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

When I saw this one on offer, I knew I had to read it as I had quite enjoyed the author's other series and one of my favourite genres is the Edgy New Adult novels, especially ones that are set in College dorms. Possibly this could be because in New Zealand, the college experience isn't as amazing as the American one and I have always wondered what it would have been like to attend a college in America. In This One's For You , we meet Brennan who we learn that over the summer before College she
Jennifer Lessard
Wow, where do I begin.....When I signed up to read and review this ARC, I kind of expected it to have so sad moments throughout the book and thought that it would be a story of young love. It is all of these things and SO MUCH MORE. The story line is so well told that I actually felt at times that I was living it! I felt like it was a friend or family member that was the h. This story is written with so much love and so much emotion that you just feel it in every chapter and in every paragraph. ...more
Nash Norden
I was intrigued with the blurbs when I saw This One's For You by Brandy Jellum, and decided to read it. I love the sound of Owen, the mysterious guy across the hall. Brennan was dealing with the loss of her best friend, Reagan. They made a promise for college—no boys, no dating and no falling in love. And Brennan intended to keep her promise until she met Owen Scott across the hall.

I love how the story started. It was exciting to see how Brennan started college and how she was going to survive
Jennifer Shiels
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really great book. Brennan Daniels goes to Oregon for college when she and her family are from Washington state. She decided she wanted to be a little further away from her family and people that know her and her past. On move in day she runs into Owen Scott and there is an instant connection between them but neither is ready for that.

Brennan is the youngest with 3 older brothers and loving and successful parents. She loves and is close with her family but she wants a change. New
Shameca Smith
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by Brandy and I was impressed. This book was an emotional read and you can tell that from the acknowledgments, that this story was near and dear to the author's heart.
Brennan is a freshman in college and she is coming off a huge tragedy that has happened to her. Before losing her best friend, she had made a promise to her that she will not give her heart away to a dumb boy, but to go out and have fun while in college. That was before she met Owen. Owen kind of irritated me
Angel Hatfield
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brennan has just started college she had a nice roommate - and a cute boy across the hall - Owen. Her best friend Reagan had died and Brennan promised her she would be good while in college. Brennan’s having problems moving on and letting people in. But Brennan definitely has chemistry for Owen. Everyone tells her to stay away from Owen and even Owen himself and he really is everything she shouldn’t want or get involved with. Brennan herself is having problems with mood swings. Owen is ...more
Book Fancy
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

The blurb on this one caught my attention, and I was super excited to read! Unfortunately, this ended up being only 3 stars for me. Let me start off with what I really enjoyed about this book. The story line was great. Brennan is a freshman in college who has suffered through a horrible tragedy. She owes it to her best friend to make the most of her college years. Brennan promised her best friend Reagan that she would find a guy worth keeping. She
Kelly Mccurdy
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~

Where do I even begin? This book is a book that speaks to us more than you know. When you lose a very close friend, you tend to lose a piece of yourself with them. You try to live for the both of you, and end up becoming closed off from everyone that loves you. This book is a book that goes through the emotions and the stages that you would normally go through. But, that is just one portion of this book. The main story in this book is Brennan
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this one more, but it was so repetitive going around and around and around. Brennan felt drawn to Owen but she promised her bf not to date her entire freshman year. She uses this as her excuse through almost the whole book. She wants him/hates him/wants him/hates him. It just got annoying. Brennan just seemed so immature and naive to me. Owen has a big secret too and she just seems to think it's no big deal. Everyone around her knows what is bit won't tell her and she's ...more
Margaret Tidwell
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-books
FTC:I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This One’s For You by Brandy Jellum was a great book. This is a chick lit type book and I really enjoyed reading it. I really liked Brennan and I think the author did a great job of making all the characters seem like they could be real people. I also love that she based some of the characters on her life best friend. I love books where the author puts bits and pieces of people they know in their stories because it makes
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I find this book to be extremely frustrating, long and repetitive.
Brennan: was a freshman in college that had made a promise to her best friend not to give her heart to a boy the first year of college. Well you can guess how that turned out.
Owen: he had warned Brennan from the very beginning that he would mess things up and you guessed it he did.
The back and forth between these two were very frustrating, she was so closed off and fought letting anyone in ( male or female) and Owen would run
***ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

There were parts of this story I liked (Brennan's brothers and their relationship with Brennan and Owen) but unfortunately there were more parts that were frustrating. At first glance I liked both the hero, Owen, and the heroine, Brennan. But the more the story developed the more frustrating it became to read the lack of communication between the two MCs that caused so much frustration and heartache. They were both determined to keep
Angela Parker
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such a frustrating, yet touching book. I can honestly say that once I started reading it I did not want to put it down. Brennan and Owen were so cute together. They were both going through similar trials and neither one of them wanted to open up to the other at first. It took them a while, but they finally got there. I really enjoyed this book. I laughed. I cried. This was written in such a way that I could almost feel their pain and sorrow. I also felt the love and happiness come ...more
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I’m not ready to let you just walk out of my life. I’m going to be there every single day. Reminding you of that, reminding you of what we could have, and I’ll never stop. I’ll continue to chase after you, even it means chasing you to the ends of the earth...”

Another book that i finished in a single day and I actually genuinely lived it. Though the girl was kind of a liiittle bipolarish, but Owen was just amazing ^_^ he was cute and fun and smart. Anyways this was a nice book, not one to be
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Brandy's passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading. Everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Young Adult Fiction and Romance.

When she isn't writing,