The One and Only by Emily Giffin
Thirty-three year old Shea Rigsby lives and breathes football in Walker Texas, and had been a super fan all of her life. She grew up in this very town alongside her best friend Lucy Carr, whose father was the Head Coach for the Walker Team, and whose mother Connie was good friends with Shea’s mom.
When tragedy hits the Carr family, Shea finds her world turning upside down. She starts to wonder about the feelings she is having for a man…. a man who just happens to be the father of her best friend.
I have read and enjoyed author Emily Giffin’s fun style of writing in the past. Her characters are usually light and fun, and you know what fun you are in for with her books.
The one and Only is a different style for Emily Giffin. At least, I should say, from what I have read of her books. The One and Only dealt with a topic that I personally struggled with, and no, I don’t mean football. ;)
I had a hard time connecting with the book and the characters. As a protagonist, I never connected with Shea, there was not much to her beyond football. I don’t mind football books, but I never felt a connection to Shea or any of the characters for that matter.
The book is a fair read and I did finish it as I was curious about how it all would end. I listened to it on audio. The narrator, Sophia Willingham was a great voice for the story and I enjoyed her narration.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (May 20, 2014)
- Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins