January 29, 2017

the One by Russ Underwood #BookReview

Ethan Phillips is a successful hedge fund manager with the perfect wife. He's convinced she is the only woman meant for him. However, his faith in her proves unfounded as he discovers her treachery has no limits. Inconsolable from his pain, he abandons love and relationships and believes he has become impervious to love's reach. Ethan discovers though, that a higher power and two extraordinary men would not allow him to abandon love so easily. He is then led on a journey of true connection, raw and unbridled passion, and a love beyond measure. But can Ethan trust this new path and is it too good to be true? Will this relationship disappear just like the first?

My path to becoming an author wasn't a typical one. I graduated college with a bachelor's degree in accounting, and I worked the first 25 years of my career in the business world. I worked in various areas including public accounting, private business, and health care. 

Burned out and unfulfilled from working in the business world, I wanted to try a totally new career. Based on writings I did for my wife Mary, she encouraged me to consider writing a book. I have always thought about writing a book but always seemed to talk myself out of it. In the end I took Mary's suggestion and here we are. The end result is "the One." I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I never know what I am going to get when I start a self-published novel. Sometimes you know right off that the book is going to be very bad and other times very good.  This one was somewhere in the middle.  The story was good however, it and the characters needed a little more refinement/development. The romance was very good and I liked that it was from a male POV. We don't get that very often so it was a nice change. This was a very quick read with some great romantic build up before the two really start anything which was nice. So many of these start with either instant hate that turns to full OMG I want your body. Or that wonderful insta-love that yep for the most part we all hate.  The story, characters, and plot had a lot going for it.  It was worth the read but just needed a little more editing.  This is one author to keep an eye out for future books. 

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