22 April 2013


Title: The Only Exception
Author: Magan Vernon
Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books, 272 Pages (April 9th, 2013)
From: the Author
Format: eARC
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: **Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter, this book is recommended for ages 16+**

Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor's son, Trey Chapman.

No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.

A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.

Review: 4 Stars - The Only Exception is a wonderful addition to the “New Adult” category from author, Magan Vernon. With two characters that are polar opposites, the romance slowly smolders and builds until it’s a roaring flame for Monica and Trey.

Monica is liberal and Tray is conservative… and also the governor’s son. Monica has bright red hair and a lip ring, Trey dresses in khaki pants and button up dress shirts. The two are extreme opposites in every sense of the word and with politics such an important part of their lives the two take pleasure in sparring about what’s important when it comes to the issues and their personal beliefs of right and wrong within their state.

I’m not someone who’s wrapped up in politics. I have things that I worry about and are important to me but I’m far from how far these two characters are involved so I was slightly worried how this would read to me. I was pleasantly surprised with how Vernon took on this tough and sometimes touchy subject. The banter between Monica and Trey made this title and the importance behind what Monica was going through very entertaining. Which is weird for me to say because what happened to Monica isn’t entertaining or fun at all. It was heartbreaking and the things that happened between her and Trey… just…. You have to read this story!

It was hard for me to picture both of these characters physically, which happens from time to time while reading. I tried from beginning to end to get an idea of what these two looked like and it just never happened. Vernon’s writing flowed easily and so did the story. I think it was just because this was so different from what I’ve been reading lately.

There’s one part of the book I want to talk about but it’ll give too much away. So, I’ll just say it was a refreshing twist on the normal proceedings in relationship development.

I loved Trey more and more as the story went on. He’s unique, a gentleman and helps to empower Monica beyond most of what I’ve read in the past. The story and these characters are more than just about politics. The politics is an added layer to the characters especially for Trey with his background and both aspire to have political futures. Again, in my honest opinion I believe that Vernon did a great job in writing this story.

All in all, I grabbed on to The Only Exception with both hands and dove into the deep end. With high hopes that were met and welcomed I enjoyed this title from beginning to end. Vernon continues to impress me with her writing and characters that I have no problem saying that I’ll continue to look for more from this author in the future. I recommend this title for fans of Contemporary “New Adult” titles or just looking for a great place to start in this exciting new category.

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