About the author ( provided by Authoright)
Living in Notting Hill, Jennifer L Cahill works with both individuals and blue chip clients to help them navigate and master change and transformation. She has over seventeen years’ experience in consulting specialising in change, communications, business transformation and personal development. She has a graduate degree in International Commerce and Spanish and a Masters in Business Studies. In her spare time she loves embracing her more creative side.
Publication date: 21st June 2018
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
ISBN: Paperback 978-1912562152
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40358551-one
Pages: 356 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Format reading: eBook
Copy provided by: Authoright- Faye
Blurb (as provide by Authoright)
It’s London in the mid-noughties before Facebook, iPhones and ubiquitous wifi, and One? follows the highs and lows of a group of twenty-somethings living in leafy SW4.
Zara has just moved to London for her first real job and struggles to find her feet in a big city with no instruction manual.
Penelope works night and day in an investment bank with little or no time for love. At 28 she is positively ancient as far as her mother is concerned and the pressure is on for her to settle down as the big 3-0 is looming.
Charlie spends night and day with his band who are constantly teetering on the verge of greatness.
Richard has relocated to London from his castle in Scotland in search of the one, and Alyx is barely in one place long enough to hold down a relationship let alone think about the future.
A massive thank you to Faye from Authoright for not only asking me to take part in this wonderful blog tour, but for also providing me with the eBook to read and provided my honest review here today. I was extremely intrigued to jump right in, as the blurb really appealed to me.( Plus you know what I’m like for discovering a new author!!!)
I must be completely honest I really like this front cover a lot! It shows the map of London with the river Teems running through the city’s map. Two red siloets a gentleman and a lady, looking like they are gazing lovingly at each out. The map reminds me of the intro to the UK TV soap; EastEnders. I like it, and can feel the romantic vibes!!!
One? by Jennifer Cahill is a story set in the mid- 90’s in London and tells a story of people searching for the ONE!
Penelope, is an investment banker in the city and looking for a place to live. She bump’s in to one of her old Uni mates, Charlie now a musician and also looking for somewhere to share. When 72a Abbeville road becomes available, they view it with the agent and agree this should be their new home. However on moving day comes and there seems to be some confusion, as Zara who has just moved to London and has been let 72a by the owner. The owner a friend to Zara’s family, suggests they all share, as there’s plenty of room,to which they all agree. Only leaving one room left to find a new housemate.
Zara is completely overwhelmed by everything coming from a small town and now finding her self in the big smoke. Not only does she have to contend with moving to somewhere strange, missing her friends and family, having new housemates she doesn’t know and looking for work and starting a new job. Her family and friends are so proud of her for moving there thinking she is a high-flying career woman, she feel’s she can’t tell them the truth. Penelope can see that Zara is struggling and her and Georgie take her under their wing Will she be able to deal with it all? How will she get on with the new housemates? Will she find work? Can Zara find her own the One? How will she cope with finding and agreeing on the new housemate?
Penelope is looking for the One but is so fed-up with the dull men, she seems to be attracting. She has a good friend Georgie who is pared off is a great support to her, she’s always there on the end of the phone when date inevitably go wrong. Penelope, works long working hours, which don’t go unnoticed by her boss. Then she meets Alyx, who she has a strong connection, but not really having time to build on anything because he always away with work. Then Richard another old Uni friend pop’s up on the scene and offers her the world!!! But what will she do? Does she really feel something for Richard? What will happen to her Career? Will Penelope find her One? How will Penelope cope searching and agreeing on a new housemate?
Charlie’s job as a musician, mean’s he isn’t really there when the girls are as he works most nights with his band. Being a bit of a lady’s man, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Penelope and Zara. But when they are all together they have a lot of laughs. Does he really like being a lady’s man? who will Charlie what to be the new housemate?
I have to say guys this book was so interesting and very entertaining to read. Being set in the mid-90’s before Facebook and dating app’s, it was really interesting to see how hard dating was in London in that time. You certainly had to be a social butterfly to find the One!!!! I fell in love with all the characters in this story; especially the way Penelope and Georgie take Zara under their wings teaching her important things when helping her to settle in, which was so sweet. I laughed a lot through out this story, but there are sad times especially when it comes to Zara struggling with living London and it was good to see how she grows through the book.
One? is a story all about taking chances and by having chance meetings could mean you could have found the One!!!!! And friendships that will last a life time!
I thoughly enjoyed the way Jennifer wrote, it was an absolute joy to read. She gives clear images of the characters and their personalities shine through her wonderful writing. The story line was very just fantastic in my eyes and a great first novel from Jennifer, I will be looking out for her next book for sure! I highly recommend One?
Marie’s Book Boutique gives
One? by Jennifer L Cahill
A Fantastic 5 Sparkly Stars