• Title: My Only
  • Author: N.K. Smith
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • My Only Adam James s life is far from perfect A talented drummer from a small suburb of Chicago he keeps to himself and downplays his abilities Thinking that he is less than all those around him Adam lives
    Adam James s life is far from perfect A talented drummer from a small suburb of Chicago, he keeps to himself and downplays his abilities Thinking that he is less than all those around him, Adam lives his life in the shadow of his popular twin brother, Aaron When a free spirited new girl with a troubled past moves in across the street, Adam s eyes are opened to a new worAdam James s life is far from perfect A talented drummer from a small suburb of Chicago, he keeps to himself and downplays his abilities Thinking that he is less than all those around him, Adam lives his life in the shadow of his popular twin brother, Aaron When a free spirited new girl with a troubled past moves in across the street, Adam s eyes are opened to a new world of possibilities Olivia Cartwright s philosophies on life give her a deeper understanding of the world An instant connection between Adam and Olivia draws them closer, but he wonders why anyone would choose him when a better version exists His worry grows stronger, especially when Aaron takes an interest in Olivia Will the friendship with Olivia change Adam, or will he continue to close himself off in his own world Adam has a choice to make risk his friendship with Olivia or fight for something Adam has a lot to learn about loved life.

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    1. Review posted at: Swept Away By RomanceWhen Olivia disappeared from view, it was like the sun passing behind a cloud. My body was still warmed by her light, but even the slightest dimming of her brilliance left me shivering.Beautifully written sweet, yet sad story about young love, a first love, family and friendship. Not an easy read at times, but done with care, sensitivity and ultimately leaves the reader with a sense of hope. Two brothers, Adam and Aaron, twins, so different, polar opposite, [...]

    2. “I was so lonely that I was practically nonexistent. I wished I wasn’t. I wished my personality was one that made people gravitate toward me. I wished I knew what to say to people. I wished I knew how to just fit right in. I wished I could just be comfortable in social settings and be able to go after everything and anything I wanted. In short, I wished I was my brother. He was never lonely.”Have you ever felt overshadowed by someone close to you? Have you ever wished you were born differe [...]

    3. This Review Contains Mild Spoilers My Only is Beautifully TragicSide Note: Grab a box of Kleenex because this one is a tear jerker4 STARS out of 5Genre: YA Romance And I don't wanna take for granted the time you may have here with me'Cause Lord only knows another day is not really guaranteedSo every time you hold meHold me like this is the last timeEvery time you kiss meKiss me like you'll never see me againEvery time you touch meTouch me like this is the last timePromise that you'll love meLove [...]

    4. This is a very beautifully written YA book about how tragedies can occur and mark you, and how to find a way to accept them and find the strength move on. Adam lives a quiet life - engrossed in his school work, surrounded a by a few close friends, but always on the sidelines. Never one of the popular kids, not noticed by girls, he's always the responsible one, a musician, gamer, straight A student with a good heart and a lot of insecurities who constantly feels overshadowed by his nearly identic [...]

    5. "Loneliness is amplified when everyone you know is busy talking to everyone but you."Adam is a twin. Aaron, a whole 22 minutes older, is as identical to Adam as he is different. The town knows they are twins but while Aaron is outgoing, social, athletic and a ladies’ man Adam is quiet, reserved, plays on the drum line and has only had a brief encounter with a girl. They even differ in size but still have that twin bond. The twins are twins. When the enigmatic Olivia shows up in an upstairs win [...]

    6. No Rating for me on this one right now. I'm walking away. It is sad, sad, sad and I can't deal with this at this point. I may try to read more later, maybe/maybe not. I'm betting not.Thanks to Searock, Ian and Anna for the buddy read. This group is always good for book jabber. Unfortunately, I tried this Thanksgiving Week 2012 [puppy potty training via Bingo Eeyore]. My mind was on my carpet.On to the next one!++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Book looks good, but never heard of this aut [...]

    7. I'm really sad because I bought this today on my nook and went to start reading it and the words are so scrunched together that I can't read it at all. Can anyone tell me where to get a better copy? Except that I paid 9 bucks for it so I am not going to pay againy thoughts?? Help! Authorease help! I want to read this book! :)Thanks!Review to come!

    8. 4.5 starsFor more reviews like this, check out The Book Asylum.My only was recommended to me by the fabulous Natasha at Natasha is a Book Junkie. When Natasha raves about a book and tells me I HAVE to read it, I do. So, I contacted N.K. directly and the fabulous folks over at The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House sent me a copy for an honest review. Now, I'm participating in the blog tour and am thrilled to share my thoughts on this wonderful book with all of you.Very rarely have I read a bo [...]

    9. Bawling.eyes.out! My Only is an emotional ride with stops in Sadness, Loneliness, Jealousy, Anger, Resentment, Happiness, Love and Contentment. I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into when I started it but I wasn’t expecting to feel so many emotions. This book was distinctly different from other books I have read because it was told from a depressed, lonely male’s POV. Yes, I have read many books that are completely or partially from the male POV but this one was different and I [...]

    10. I been trying to gather my thoughts so i can attempt to write a review. It's been so hard because this book was so deeply emotional. Tears were part of reading this beautiful tale of first love. Adam and OliviaThis book has all the elements to tell a story about a young man and a young women. There were scenes that made me happy, laugh at times, some that warmed my heart, and others emotionally drained me. I loved Olivia, I loved her free spirited heart. Adam, i adored him, i loved his truthfuln [...]

    11. (view spoiler)[Did not really love how little Adam thought of himself I mean he practically forces himself on her as soon as they broke up. Adam should have been first pick, not second best (especially considering how much better they were suited for each other and that Adam was a sweetheart!) (hide spoiler)]

    12. Adam and Aaron are twins - but like any other twins, they are so different from each other. Aaron is the jock of the two. He's an athlete, a sociable person and everybody likes him - especially girls. On the other hand, Adam, oh Adam. He's the geek in the pair, he's a member of the band where he excels as one of the rhythm drummers. He's silent, and has little friends. These two are way to different from each other, but they have a bond. They were close and they truly love each other. Their moth [...]

    13. This review is originally posted to my blogJourney with BooksMy Only is the first book I've read from Ms. Sophia Duane and I must say that it's a revelation. This book is a bittersweet novel that will surely make you run through a roll of tissue.I'm not gonna write anything that will spoil the story for you. Sometimes, we just need to let a book that we know little of, to take us in a journey that would let us see things in a different light because that is how real life works, and this book is [...]

    14. Summary:Adam and his twin brother Aaron couldn’t be more different. Adam is shy, smart, introverted, and in the marching band. His brother is popular, has lots of girlfriends, and is athletic. The only thing they do have in common is their attraction to their new neighbor Olivia. Olivia moves across the street into her grandparents home. She and Adam quickly become friends. Adam develops a big crush on her, but is timid about making a move. Aaron on the other hand is fully prepared to step in [...]

    15. Book one? what? When is book two out? Who is book two about? I need to know asap.Spoilers-My god.I was not prepared for this type of ending. Gosh sometimes I wish they would tell us in the description that someone will die. But I guess it wouldn't produce a reaction if we knew. Like me, I cried the moment his dad approached him to the very end. I have a love hate relationship with books like these. I hate when people die in books, especially when the main character loves them. It makes it that m [...]

    16. 4.5* The last thing I expected from this book was to be up at 2ambawling , but that's exactly what happened. I could not put it down once I got past the first few chapters, it was pretty different to read a whole book from a guys perspective, but still brilliant nonetheless. All of the characters are so loving and Adam is adorable, from the beginning you can't help but root for him, sometimes you've got to love the geeky underdog. When I picked up the book I definitely didn't get what I was expe [...]

    17. I'm not really sure why I torture myself with these sad books! This was heart-breaking! You couldn't help but feel for Adam and his life circumstances that make him feel inferior to his twin Aaron! Until he meets Liv and she brings out so much in Adam! This was a really touching story about growth, love, and living life to the fullest! Have some Kleenex ready for this one!

    18. "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." Absolutely beautiful story. I loved it.

    19. OMG!! This book was AMAZING! It's sad to think the only reason people won't get to enjoy it is the price. It's high for a kindle book. It's a beautiful and heartbreaking story. The characters were very realistic and believable. A new favorite for me! I highly recommend this! Don't pass it up!

    20. Make sure you have plenty of tissues! Heartbreakingly beautiful! Loved loved Adam in a sisterly kinda way. Big bear hugs for him.

    21. A little slow start for me. I am not sure I will be able to finish because I know this is a sad, heart crusher. I need to be in the right frame of mind. Maybe later.

    22. N.K. Smith stepped me in to a machine and turned back the hand of time. High school. What is about those two words that make us cringe? Well, at least for me it does and it's a time I'd rather not remember but this book brought me back to an awkward few years of my life. One word: UGH!!!! It's a time when you become painfully aware of what your flaws are, who you aren't, who you wish to become and it doesn't matter if you are one of the cool kids or not. High school is like serving a sentence fo [...]

    23. You can find this and other reviews on my blog: Dreaming In The Pages-----------------------------------------------------If I told you that I was pleasantly surprised by this book I would be lying. I was blow away by my first Sophia Duane book and had to use more than a few tissues to control my stream of tears. Since I went into this book only reading the synopsis and no reviews I wasn’t sure what I would get. But once I flipped the last page, I can tell you that I got one the most bitterswe [...]

    24. I hate being the rainy part of the rainbow. is over-flowing with positive reviews for this, most of them hovering in the five-star range. Though the premise didn't sound all that interesting, I appreciated the role-reversal aspect, with the confident girl helping the shy boy. Unfortunately, my appreciation for the book ended at that basic aspect.This was one of those astronomically slow reads, that really revelled in the insignificant and mundane details. Adam's point of view is so riddled with [...]

    25. Taken from vrindapendredI LOVED THIS. The synopsis doesn’t do it justice. Yes, it’s an apt summary of the storyline, but it doesn’t convey the actual writing here – because this is not a unique plot by any means, and admittedly I worked out where the story was going about halfway through the book, but none of that mattered because I just loved every moment of the way the author wrote it.The language was beautiful, and there were so many wonderful little lines that I kept highlighting. My [...]

    26. This is a heartbreaking, beautiful story. A story about different outlooks on life, on growing into oneself, and to embrace every experience life offers us. Twin brothers, Aaron and Adam have very different personalities. The book is told through Adam's POV. He is such a gentle soul. He is an introvert, unlike his brother who is popular and outgoing, especially with the opposite sex. Olivia is the object of both of their affection and the three of them each have unique relationships with each ot [...]

    27. ***Spoilers Below****Argh I really wished I read more reviews on this book before I decided to read it. I just did not like it. First off there might be some SPOLIERS in my review because I just need to voice what I did not like about this book. At first I really liked that Olivia was hanging out with the shy brother and I really thought that she like him. Then she went and said yes to his brother! Are you kidding me that's where the story kinda toke a turn for me. Then when that goes sour she d [...]

    28. You start to read the book, and with every page you turn,the author builds up the tension.You just know something bad is going to happen.I don't want to spoil anything.i enjoyed the read, i did NOT cry, but in the middle of the book, the tension between the twins got my stomach in a big knot,and i was feeling it along with them.Did not like the feeling, but NO tears :-))If you liked ''chasing Nikky'' then this is your book to read.

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