Title: You're the Only One
Author: E.M. Abel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Sky and Dillion became best friends bonded through struggle, heartbreak, and a promise to get away from it all.
Together they move to New York to pursue their passions. Dillon is a singer/songwriter looking for his big break while Sky wants nothing more than to become a top fashion designer.
Years later, they're still chasing their dreams. Their friendship has endured jealousy, insecurity, disappointments, and even open relationships.
But can they survive falling in love?
You’re the Only One is first and foremost a story of friendship. Dillon and Sky are the type of friends that are more like family. They love each other, but that love changes and grows as the story goes on. If you enjoy a good friends to lovers story, this is one you need to grab asap!
Dillon and Sky become neighbors when they’re kids. Their moms become best friends, and it works out to where they become best friends as well. They have each others backs through it all. No one is more important to Sky than Dillon and vice-versa. After high school, they both decide to move to NYC. Dillon is a musician and Sky is into fashion. They’re chasing their dreams sand navigating life together.
I loved the friendship between Dillon and Sky. I even loved the romance. The feelings they had were real and genuine. Both characters were lovable and I thought the writing was fantastic. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was (view spoiler)[ The couple spent WAY more of the book apart than together. And though I know when they were friends they were JUST friends, I didn’t want to read about them with other people so intimately… that’s just my preference. And I wish once they were together they were more together if that makes sense (hide spoiler)]
One thing I really loved about this book was the familial story line. I loved both of the moms and the relationships they had with them. I also really loved Sky and Dillon’s other BFF’s. There was a lot to love about this story and overall, it was a great read for me.
“All of this feels like a dream sometimes, doesn’t it?” “Isn’t that why we moved to New York? To chase our dreams?” Sky smiled. “Yeah, I guess we’re finally starting to catch them.”
You’re the Only One is a beautifully written friends to lovers romance that is sweet, sexy, and has a good bit of angst. As I said earlier, it’s more than just a romance. It’s a story of friendship, of family, of sacrifice and unconditional love. I smiled, I cried, at times I laughed out loud. I enjoyed this book a lot and would definitely recommend.
E.M. Abel was born and raised a Marine Corps brat. She spent a large portion of her life moving and living in her mother’s home country, Japan. As a result, she gained independence and a unique perspective on the world. The youngest of three girls, E.M. Abel spent a lot of time alone in her room writing or sketching in her journals and dreaming up stories. Growing up, she wrote poems, short stories and articles for her high school newspaper. She also fell in love with art and discovered her desire for self-expression.
Now, a Navy wife with two children of her own, she still loves being creative and most of all translating her stories into novels. E.M. Abel can often be found with her headphones on jamming out to music, practicing yoga and searching for her Zen or exploring the latest place she’s calling home. No matter what she's doing in her life, she's always sure to do it her way.