Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review: One True Thing by Piper Vaughn & M.J O'Shea

One True Thing (One Thing #2) by Piper Vaughn & M.J O'Shea
Dreamspinner Press
Novel: 260pgs
3.75 Pants Off (Almost A 4)

Dustin Davis spent years wishing for a prince but kissing frog after slimy frog. When he sees Archer Kyriakides for the first time, Dusty thinks his luck has finally changed. Archer could be it. The One. But their hot and cold romance leaves Dusty confused: why does it feel right one moment and wrong the next? It doesn’t make sense—until the day Dusty meets Archer’s identical twin, Asher, and realizes he’s been seeing them both.

Asher Kyriakides dreams of being a fashion photographer, but he’s stuck with a job he hates and an irresponsible playboy brother whose habits drive him absolutely insane, especially when he finds out Archer is dating the cute little blond Asher can’t seem to forget. Torn between loyalty and desire, Asher does nothing but try to warn Dusty away.

But when Archer finally goes too far, Dusty turns to Asher for comfort, and Asher knows he can’t refuse. It isn’t long before they realize they’re falling fast, but more than one thing stands in their way, not the least of which is Archer, who isn’t quite ready to stop being a thorn in his brother’s side.

I was really looking forward to read this one, because Dusty deserved his happy ending after that douche face Gary. Though, not as awesome as the first I really enjoyed it for sticking to that sweetness that I’ve really come to love from this series. Yeh, it might be sickly sweet at times but Dusty deserved his sugar coated goodness.

Dusty has finally made the big move to California, and he is looking forward to new beginnings with his little family. When he almost face plants on the street in front of his new home, he is saved by a Mr gorgeous, Dusty can feel the sparks flying. Before he can introduce himself Mr gorgeous disappears. Unable to get him out of his head, Dusty settles with the fact that he might not ever see the man again, until he runs into him while out at lunch. But there seems to be a problem, the sparks are missing and his Mr gorgeous (Archer) isn’t anything like he had hoped.

Turns out he’s been dating the wrong guy (cus he’s got an identical twin brother and he got his hotness mixed up). Dusty knew something was off with Archer, and it’s Aster that saved him on the street that day and he’s the one he wants. There’s nothing wrong with leaving one brother for the other, is there?

I gotta say, that Dusty is vera vera naive, like super ditzy at times. I think that’s why I find him as such an endearing character. He’s looking for love, and yes sometimes it might have been with the wrong person but he didn’t let that make him miserable. The transition from Archer to Aster was good, and it wasn’t a case of wanting to date both brothers, he just got his men mixed up.

Conflict wise, there isn’t much. Apart from some jumping to conclusion moments, epically douche move by the evil twin Archer, the book managed to remain angst free. The book does suffer from a case of being too long, and I found Aster to be kind of bland compared to his brother; I still enjoyed it. The sexy time is few and far between but I was just all happy Dusty was getting some good love.

My only beef is that, Dusty coming from an abusive relationship seemed to be doing quite well. Just once is there a moment that he became scared from Aster being angry (and it wasn't even at him). So I am just wondering if he ever talked to someone, or went to see someone. Because judging from his reaction, the abuse seemed extensive and he's not over it.

Should You Read It? Yes, if you liked the first book and you’re a fan of Dusty. Not as awesome as the first but it still deserves a read.

SideNote- I want asshole Archer to get his own book. He was a mega asshole but I just want him to find a guy to bring him to his knees (Also he’s got to suffer a lot and die from embarrassment) Bad Twin!!!

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