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One in A Million by Lindsey Kelk
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4 - "I happen to think you’re fairly close to perfect." Stars!

It’s been a looooong time since I read a book by this author, I didn’t realize just how much so until I checked my ‘Read’ shelf. But like in life, it’s amazing how the years in Booklandia fly by and the amount of books released by said writer pile up before you get back to reading their words again.

"I’ve got this."

I’ll admit the blurb for One in A Million was what drew me in initially because I love a good nerd to cool-nerd transformation/opposites attract love story like most people do, and Dr Samuel Page starts out more Stig-of-the-historian-dump, than Historian-hottie when we meet him, something Annie Higgins plans to change when she agrees to a thirty-day bet to gain the attention shy guy twenty thousand followers on a social media platform.

"Whats in this for you..?"

Something Sam is really not interested in being involved in initially, but when Annie learns his girlfriend has dumped him mainly for being emotionally absent, more interested in his work, and his lack of social graces, grooming and personal style, she makes him a deal. Boyfriend Bootcamp gives her the chance to smarten him up, and make him ‘social-media appropriate’ and in exchange for that she gives him tips and pointers that may encourage his girlfriend to change her mind.

Maybe there was hope after all…

This isn’t a quick book, I’ll be honest and say the first 35% or so dragged a little, but there were enough entertaining scenarios to keep me reading, but push past the slow warm up and it was full steam ahead after that, I literally laughed until I cried at certain points, and although it’s pretty clear as to the direction in which the story will eventually go between this pair, there were some hugely amusing interludes along the way.

A month ago I hadn’t even known that he existed and now I couldn’t imagine a day without him in it.

The story is told solely from Annie’s perspective and I think at certain points it would have benefitted from Sam’s POV as well, it was certainly long enough to mix up the story-telling aspect of it a bit. There was also a plethora of likeable secondary characters in the mix and they all added to the enjoyment with their own unique and quirky personality traits as well.

"You managed without me for a long time… You’ll manage without me again."

Enjoyable, funny, sweet, with low-level romance and drama, I find my reading tastes veering more into Chick-Lit lately, and when I read a book like this it just highlights all the positives for doing so.

ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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Reading Progress

June 21, 2018 – Shelved
June 21, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 2, 2018 – Started Reading
July 3, 2018 –
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July 4, 2018 –
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July 4, 2018 –
80.0%
July 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog Enjoy Hun! :)
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Claire Robinson Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer wrote: "Enjoy Hun! :)
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Thanks, Patty xxx


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KAS Wonderful review, Claire ;) Glad you enjoyed reconnecting with this author! xoxo


Claire Robinson Thanks, KAS xxx


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Aisling Zena Terrific review Claire! :)


Claire Robinson Thanks, my lovely xxx


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