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Long-distance relationships are tough. Thompson should know.He’s going to college in Hawaii, but Greta’s in Italy.When he meets Charlotte things get complicated.Is it Greta he wants to be with?Or Charlotte?Will he discover that, despite what he believes, a person can have more than One Love?One Love, the companion novel to One Night (2016), is a contemporary novel about coLong-distance relationships are tough. Thompson should know.He’s going to college in Hawaii, but Greta’s in Italy.When he meets Charlotte things get complicated.Is it Greta he wants to be with?Or Charlotte?Will he discover that, despite what he believes, a person can have more than One Love?One Love, the companion novel to One Night (2016), is a contemporary novel about college, first love, and friendship. Though it is technically a sequel to One Night it can be read as a standalone novel....

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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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One Love Reviews

  • Whispering Stories
    2018-10-31 14:37

    Book reviewed by Abby on www.whisperingstories.comBack in 2016, I’d read and reviewed Deanna Cabinian’s first in this series, One Night. It was a rom-com set in Hawaii, where the brilliantly named teenager, Thompson Lake, tries to reunite with his ex-girlfriend Caroline and accidently becomes an Elvis impersonator’s roadie, forming a brotherly bond with the aforementioned Elvis tribute, Johnny. The novel culminates in Thompson and Johnny’s adventure to Chicago in a somewhat heroic attempt to mend Johnny’s broken heart instead.One Love is Cabinian’s anticipated follow-up, where we revisit Thompson and his best friend Ronnie starting university in Hawaii. When we last saw Thompson, he’d just began a relationship with his quirky Kmart co-worker, Greta. But, as is often the way in the YA world, the course of true love never runs smooth. While Thompson has only moved fifty or so miles away from home, Greta has decided to study in Rome. And you know what they say about long distance relationships…Thompson needs to find methods of distraction, besides eating a ton of junk food that he could never eat at home. Based on Cabinian’s own experiences writing for her college paper, Thompson quickly joins the university’s Western Star paper, finding himself in a whole new friendship circle, with people who like to party.One new friend he makes is Charlotte, who is also in his English class. But, uh-oh, as he starts talking to her he has a realisation: “I… thought she reminded me of Greta. Greta had a tell-it-like-it-is mentality which was something I loved about her.”Greta’s not much better. Every time Thompson takes a look at her Facebook updates, there’s an Italian hunk lurking around close by, who usually has an arm draped around her. This is when Thompson starts to realise that, despite his love for Greta, the relationship is going to be a little more challenging than they first thought. They’re even starting to run out of things to say to each other in letters: “Well, I don’t know what else to write so I’ll stop here. Love, Greta”.Thompson’s best buddy, Ronnie, however, is having more luck with the ladies, falling head over high tops (his trainer collection, which Thompson contributed to with a pair of gold high tops in One Night, has grown and followed them to their college dorm) for Stephanie. He even lets her choose the radio station in Thompson’s car! Interestingly, Thompson lets Charlotte choose a radio station in the car later in the story.The relationship between Thompson and Ronnie is generally really positive throughout the novel. While Johnny was a central character in One Night, he plays more of an advisory role this time round. Ronnie is Thompson’s away-from-home and away-from-Greta support at college. It’s refreshing to read such a positive young adults’ friendship in a novel. Despite a brief blip in the story, Ronnie proves he’s really there for Thompson.One Love’s big question is: how far would you go for love? Researching for an article about facilities for deaf people at the university, Thompson learns about a man who learnt sign language to communicate with a girl he liked, only for them to break up later anyway. Thompson wasn’t sure if a relationship like that – one without any guarantees – was worth going to the bother of learning a whole new language.But then he thinks about how he and Johnny tried to get the girl in One Night. They flew to Chicago to help Johnny to get closure on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Molly. Perhaps he could play the hero and fly away to Rome and visit his own girlfriend…Overall, I was looking forward to revisiting Thompson’s world. One Night was an enjoyable first novel, about an ordinary teenager who was willing to do something extraordinary for his friend – and for love. In a way, One Love mirrors its prequel for this, again proving that Thompson is capable of great things. As I mentioned before, I feel it’s quite uncommon to read about so many male friendships that are so encouraging, supportive and caring, which is what you get with Thompson and Ronnie as well as Thompson, Ronnie and Johnny. For a fun, easy-to-read and romantic YA novel that isn’t geared to be read just by females, One Love is ideal.

  • Lauren
    2018-11-19 17:22

    Earlier this year I read and, more importantly, LOVED Deanna Cabinian's debut novel One Night. Therefore, when I caught wind that Deanna was releasing a follow-up to One Night focusing on Thompson's freshman year at college, I was beyond excited! I couldn't wait to catch-up with the whole gang. The result? There's no sophomore slump to be found here! Charming, pitch perfect, and laugh-out-loud-funny, One Love is a fantastic follow up, and - dare I say - even better than One Night. I loved catching up with Thompson, Ronnie, Johnny, and Greta. It was like being reunited with an old friend - easy to slip right back into things. The quality I love the most about Thompson is that he's diehard romantic. He believes in true love - no matter how much his friends tease him about it - and he'll go to any length to find it. In this book, Thompson thinks he's found his true love in Greta. There's just one problem: she's starting college in Italy while he starts college in Hawaii. Hence the introduction of a long-distance relationship. Over the course of the book, Thompson struggles with the idea of long-distance. On one side, he loves Greta and will do anything to stay with her. However, on the other side, it's hard. He gets jealous easily (especially when Greta's pictured with new hot guy friends), the twelve hour time difference hurts more than helps, and most importantly, he wants to experience new things and new people in college without the risk of hurting Greta in the process. I thought Deanna did a great job of handling Thompson's feelings over the matter. Long-distance is hard, and it's even harder when you're in college, as Thompson finds out. What I appreciated the most here, however, is that Thompson remains very adult like in handling the situation. As mentioned above, I also enjoyed being reunited with past characters and introduced to new ones! I loved seeing Ronnie find his first love, and better yet, I loved seeing Ronnie's friendship with Thompson continue to grow albeit a few setbacks. It was also fun to see the addition of Thompson's newspaper friends, especially Kenny and Troy! Last but not least, Deanna's writing was great. It flowed nicely, and I liked that she included Greta's letters between chapters. Also, I thought that Deanna perfectly captured college in this novel. Seeing Thompson and Ronnie experience their first college party, their first hangover, club expos, etc. brought me right back to the start of my college days. In all, One Love is the sequel I didn't know I needed! My only wish? I hope we'll see more of Thompson and his friends in the future as well as an answer to that jaw-dropping ending! Grade: A

  • Erin-Elizabeth
    2018-11-15 19:19

    If I was to summarise this book in one word it would unfortunately have to be: disappointing.There was so much I disliked about it and so little I enjoyed, but I shall start with the positive.—> The descriptions of Italy and the trip the boys took was probably the best bit of the whole novel. I love Italy and really enjoyed the way the author was able to tap into the unique sounds of the streets. Unfortunately that’s probably the only positive thing I have to say, so buckle up:—> I found, in my opinion, the writing to be totally uninspiring and Cabinian has this tendency to give a quick description of the characters when you meet them. I mean, she literally tells you a quick overview of what they look like, in a few sentences right in the middle of the story! It was so distracting and it happened too many times. I like to gradually discover elements of the characters, not be given a quick dating profile style biography as soon as they’re introduced!She was white, had short brown hair, and her thighs were bigger than my waste. Eye rolling for days with that one. What? You mean she’s a bit chunky?! Immediately remove her from the story and barely mention her again! (Which is pretty much exactly what happened.) See ya, Rochelle. —> Which brings me on to the fact that it’s so repetitive in subject matter and in language. As a reader, I don’t need you to tell me something more than once but this was just like content was regurgitated over and over again and forced down your neck. —> It was boring. Literally nothing happens until they get on the flight to Italy, we finally meet the long awaited Greta, only to read a page of dialogue and the boys are back out on the streets. Come on! I read 70% of the book for that?! Fuming. —> We actually refer to women as trolls here. Working with teenage boys, I am well aware they can be very un-PC at times and sometimes they’re utterly vile, but did we really need an entire story where we treat all the female characters like ornaments on a dusty shelf? Especially when the author is female. No! No! and a thousand times: No! —> I didn’t read the first novel and maybe I should have done because I really didn’t connect to the characters at all. I found them to be two dimensional and trite (oh and so, so whiny.)—> All this book really needed was a story line. It finally looked like we were getting somewhere and it suddenly just ends! My jaw just dropped and I sat there looking like Marley’s Ghost. You can’t just end a novel in the climax to justify another book! —> Overall, I thought it was a waste of time. Others here seem to have actually really enjoyed it though, so hey! maybe I’m wrong.Thank you to NetGalley, Deanna Cabinian and Timpi Publishing for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rajiv
    2018-10-19 14:37

    A BIG Thank You to NetGalley and Timpi Publishing for providing me a copy of “One Love” by Deanna Cabinian in exchange for my honest review.Am I the only one who didn’t enjoy reading this book? I am seeing a lot of five star comments out there for “One Love” and I honestly didn’t find it that memorable.The main problem I had with this book was that I couldn’t get invested in the love story of the main characters. I felt that Thompson doesn’t spend much in-person time with Charlotte or Greta throughout the story, but instead spends more time just reminiscing about Greta and what she is doing, which gets monotonous to read after a while. Almost every chapter involves Thompson thinking about how much he loves Greta and suspecting if she is cheating on him. As a result, I didn’t really care what happened in the end as I just wanted to finish the story for the sake of it.The pacing is also very slow. Hardly anything interesting happens in the first half. To me, the story picked up only towards the end where Thompson and Ronnie started their journey to Italy. There is also a lot of unwanted information put in the story that has nothing to do with the plot. For instance, why do we need to know about Thompson writing a column about the new printers, or why the Asians need their own dorm in campus? It doesn’t have anything to do with the main story! I guess the author was trying to show how he matures as a person in college with his experiences while trying to maintain his long distance relationship in parallel, but the direction felt really out of place.Coming to the characters themselves, Thompson and his friends are very lackluster. Ronnie in particular is very irritating. The only characters I actually liked was Charlotte and Kenny, and they were not even in the story that much.The only part I actually enjoyed was the description that the author provides of Italy. She gives a nice scenic description of all the highlights of the country, and the fun way of experiencing it by foot. I feel like if I ever visit Rome, I would want to tour it exactly the way the characters do in the story. The writing skills of the author in general is commendable. She writes each incident (like what the characters eat and where they go) with interesting details that makes you want to experience it in person.This is the second book in the “Thompson Lake” series, and I haven’t had the chance to read the first one yet. Perhaps if I had read the predecessor “One Night” first then I would have appreciated this more. However, since this story gives a lot of spoilers to what happens in the first book, I doubt I will be picking “One Night” anytime soon. Overall, “One Love” is a sweet concept, but it failed to impress me.

  • Madi Nation
    2018-11-11 15:34

    I recieved this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not read the first book, but this seems to go fairly well as a stand alone. I liked this book, but I didn't love it. I did not find myself very invested in the characters, and I am wondering if it is because I don't know the backstory about the main character from book one. It was a cute story, but a little predictable, and it didn't reel me in like I hoped it would. Might revisit it at a later date and read the first book as well.

  • Hristina
    2018-11-10 16:46

    A huge thanks to Mrs. Cabinian for offering me the chance to read this book in exchange for a fair review. This has not influenced my thoughts on the book.Note: This is a sequel that can be read as a standalone.Catching up with these characters was really cool. They continue to be the best part of Cabinian’s writing. While her style is up to par, and the plot is interesting, her characters stand out with how realistic they seem. One Love is a really cute read, it’s enticing and fun, and easy to digest. It was just what I needed to read.I recommend it.

  • Ronald Keeler
    2018-11-02 17:42

    One Love by Deanna Cabinian is not a coming-of-age novel (IMHO). The coming-of-age novel is One Night also by Deanna Cabinian. The latter takes place in high school; One Love takes place in the university. While we can argue about the maturity of some university student actions, I want to point out that by now the characters are “of-age,” so let’s get on with taking on more responsibility. However, I was delighted to read more adventurous experiences of Hunter Lake. He still had the good sense to ask for advice from his mentor, Elvis. Admittedly, some may argue about the maturity of Johnny, an older mentor, who makes his living as an Elvis impersonator but for Johnny, impersonation is his business. There is a long-distance relationship. Hunter loves Greta, but Greta is in Italy. Hunter, along with friend Ronnie, are not far from their home base in Hawaii. Thirty minutes away from campus Hunter can see mentor Johnny/Elvis. Hunter is too far away to meet the parents daily or even weekly, but they are accessible by phone, text, Skype, and he can travel to see them if the situation requires it. Mostly, Skype if for Greta as Hunter tries to maintain a relationship that might not be sustainable. Greta is making new friends in Italy and this is not something Hunter would discourage if she remembers Hunter is her BFF with an ultimate objective of marriage. That is what Hunter thinks he wants. He is not sure about Greta’s commitment.Hunter and Ronnie are living the campus social life that includes the possibilities of many hook-ups. That won’t happen between Hunter and Charlotte as he struggles to maintain loyalty to Greta. But he cannot deny his feelings of attraction for Charlotte and she is not trying to conceal her attraction for Hunter. While this romantic struggle is going on, there is also …a great section on travel in Italy. I spent most of my European period in Munich and traveled in Bavaria during several weekend excursions. I now feel guilty for not having spent the time to visit Italy. Cabinian’s description of several tourist sites in Italy are very well done and should please whatever Ministry in Italy is in charge of promoting tourism. Cabinian piques reader interest to ever higher levels in search of a resolution to romantic possibilities facing Hunter. Somewhere around 75% of the novel, this becomes a real page-turner. There are ten discussion questions at the end for those readers wanting to talk about this novel at a book discussion club. All the questions are interesting except Question 10. I would assign that question to Cabinian so that she can get on with writing the next novel. I gave this a five-star Amazon rating because of the excellent writing appropriate to this genre.The author offered an advance reader copy of this novel. The choice to submit a review was mine. I look forward to reading more from this author (even if I must pay for it).

  • Sabina
    2018-10-29 16:46

    'One Love' a sequel to 'One Night' (but can be read as a separate book) is a heart-warming book about first love, heartache and relationships. Thompson Lake is a really likeable character who in the previous book fought with his heartache which led him to the meeting with Johnny an Elvis impersonator. After the adventures they had together in the first book now Thompson goes to college with his best mate Ronnie while Greta (Thompson's girlfriend) leaves to study in Rome, Italy. Will Thompson's long distance relationship last? Will he be true to himself and won't cheat on Greta? Well, college is a wild place full of temptations and being a teen is all about meeting new people and partying. Will Thompson's inner hopeless romantic change? It's for you to find out! Don't forget to prepare some Elvis smash hits, they will go perfectly with the book!Thank you Deanna Cabinian for the ARC version of the book. You are such a talented writer! I can't wait to read your future books!

  • Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook)
    2018-11-04 14:30

    Since I loved One Night by Deanna Cabinian, I was so happy when she requested that I read her companion novel. I loved it! I was so happy to jump into the world of her infectious characters again and explore Italy with Thompson and Ronnie. Thompson and Greta were such a cute couple! All in all, I think I liked this book as much, if not more, than the first one in the series. FRTC :)

  • Janice Cafarelli
    2018-11-18 15:26

    Freshman college students are facing the reality of long distance relationships and growing up into adulthood. This is book 2 of the story of Thompson Lake and by the ending there must be another book 3 in the works but book 2 can be read without having read book 1 without being lost.

  • Deanna Cabinian
    2018-10-29 15:46