Micah starts finding his rhythm, life throws him a different beat. 


Hale Street #7

Amy Knupp

Releasing March 7th, 2017

Micah Sullivan lost his music and his dreams when his wife died unexpectedly.
In the emotional aftermath, he quit his successful country band and pushed away
his family and friends. Three years later, he’s opened a music shop on Hale
Street in Nashville and tells himself he’s content trying to make it a hit.
What he failed to consider is that success requires connections—including the
very ones he turned his back on.

McGuire is up for a new challenge…never realizing it might lead to heartbreak.
When she takes a job as entertainment manager at a bar not known for its music,
she doesn’t bargain for running into Micah, whose late wife was her best friend.
She can tell within minutes that he’s still grieving. Out of love for her
friend, she attempts to reconnect with the reclusive drummer. Falling for him
isn’t in the plans, though—not only because he was married to her friend but
because she’s been second-best before, and she never wants to play that role

As Micah
starts finding his rhythm, life throws him a different beat. But with a little
improvisation and a lot of courage, he just might tap into the one and only
connection he needs.

Amy Knupp is the author of
contemporary romance, a freelance copy editor for Blue Otter Editing, and a
freelance technical writer. While the collection of professional hats she wears
sounds a bit scattered and broad, the common thread among all of them (perhaps
the little ball on top of each hat) is the written word. She loves words and
grammar and meaty, engrossing stories with complex characters.

lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two teenage sons, four cats, and two box
turtles. She graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in French and
journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, breaking up cat fights,
watching college hoops, and annoying her family by correcting their grammar.

3 stars

The One and Only was an ok read for me. I will explain why it was only ok.... 

Micah lost his wife and has been living like a person just going through the motions since it happened. He left his and and opened a music shop. He is now living the life of a person in constant mourning. 

Unexpectedly her runs back into Sloan. She was his wife's friend, whom he also became friendly with. He used to look forward to seeing her and talking to her about music. **************************************************************
SPOILER AHEAD!!!!!Then, he realized maybe he was starting to have feelings for Sloan when he was still married to his wife. When his wife dies, he cuts off all ties with her.

From this point on, I could not get into this book. I just could not get over this fact. It would have been a fine story if he fell for Sloan years after his wife's death. But to me it felt a little wrong to do it before.