Title: Only You
Author: A.J. Llewellyn
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Characters: Ky, Isidoro
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
The psychic predicted Ky would meet his one and only. What in the world does he do with two guys who both match her description?
Ky Maxwell is desperate for work. When his cushy studio PR job disappears, his former boss takes pity on him, referring him to an independent movie company going into production with a huge sci-fi trilogy.
Ky’s excited until Lisa, his prospective employer, insists on doing an astrological chart of Ky as part of the interview, along with a psychic reading. His crazy, maybe-boss predicts a new man coming into Ky’s life. She goes into great detail. He’s a fire sign, probably a Leo, his first name starts with a T, he’s in his early 30s. And… he’s the one!
Ky couldn’t be less interested. He needs work. Love won’t pay the bills. He doesn’t get the job because Lisa believes their stars are out of alignment. Really? The reading is proving to be frighteningly accurate. Since he’s cut off from her, though, he has no idea which of the two wonderful new guys he’s met is his forever man. How can he choose? Or will they, too, soon vanish as fast as Ky’s last paycheck?
My initial impression was that the story took too much time to start and it felt boring, as there’s a lot of stuff happening not pertaining to the romance. But… the author’s manner of writing is humorous and engaging, and the insight into the weird world of Hollywood was fascinating. And Ky seems nice. Even though the rest of the people seem absolutely bonkers.
Ky’s having the worst day, losing his brand new job, getting his car towed, and having to take in an abandoned dog. His friends take him to TJ to unwind, and there he meets Isidoro. They hit it off, but their lives seem so different, in different countries no less. And then there’s the crazy prediction about Ky meeting his “the one” whose name starts with a T. Soon, in addition to Isidoro, there are two guys whose names begin with a T and who want Ky, leaving Ky confused, especially with Isidoro’s hot-and-cold act. Complications….
The romances are not the main thing here. Ky getting a handle on his life and loves is. This is his journey, told in first person. He likes Isidoro a lot, but he has doubts, and other guys are waiting, though they’re second best to the real thing. One can easily relate to having doubts about a relationship that changes so many aspects of one’s life. This makes the story realistic and characters flawed but likeable.
Overall, a good story about a guy who seems to lose everything but in the end discovers everything.
Reviewed By: Susan