The Only Exception by Claire Huston

Getting out of our comfort zoneThe Only Exception

Nota: versión en español al final

Synopsis

Lucinda Green knows something is missing from her life. But what? Her catering business is enjoying modest success and she loves her cosy house, even if she does have to share it with her irritating ex-fiancé.

Whatever’s making her unsettled and edgy, Lucinda’s certain that a lack of romance isn’t the problem. How could it be when she doesn’t believe in true love?

But Lucinda’s beliefs are shaken by a series of electric encounters with Alex Fraser, a newly notorious actor who gradually proves himself to be infuriatingly funny and smart, as well as handsome.

Not that any of that matters. Because Lucinda doesn’t believe in all that ‘The One’ nonsense. That’s the rule.

But doesn’t every rule have an exception?

 

Opinion

Lucinda puts her catering business first. Thanks to her hard work and the hours she puts in every day, she has built up a very good reputation and her client list is growing with every event she attends. 

Her personal life on the other hand is not going so well. She thought she was happy with just her job that keeps her busy most of the time, but she feels that something is missing. And although she doesn’t believe in love, she would like to have that special person to share her day to day life with.

For Alex, acting is much more than his job, it is his vocation, his way of life. He could do something else, but he wouldn’t be as happy as he is every time he plays a role. He is not interested in fame or in everything that surrounds show business.

With his latest role Alex has achieved some fame and recognition, but he is not happy. His relationship with his partner is at an impasse. He knows he has to make a decision but he can never find the right moment to talk about it, and in the meantime, the days go by.

They meet in the worst of circumstances, but even so, Alex and Lucinda feel something, a kind of connection that they don’t know and don’t want to explain. What neither of them had foreseen was that this meeting would play such an important and decisive role in their lives. From then on, nothing would ever be the same again.

The Only Exception is a delightful story of love, resilience and second chances. It is addictive and unpredictable. Once you start reading you can’t put it down until the end. Claire Huston knows very well how to keep us on our toes and in tension until the end. 

The characters are complex and under a lot of stress at all times. They have so many family problems and conflicts to resolve that they feel real. You get the impression that you are having a conversation with an acquaintance rather than reading a fictional story. 

The Only Exception is the second instalment in the Love in the Comptons series but can be read as a standalone. I was delighted to meet Becky from Art and Soul again and see how well she is doing. I hope this series will have more installments in the future.  

A good novel with which you can spend some entertaining and endearing moments and which leaves you with a very good sensation. 

 

———Versión en español———

Para Lucinda su empresa de catering es lo primero. Gracias a su esfuerzo y a las horas que le dedica cada día, ha conseguido gozar de muy buena reputación y su lista de clientes no hace más que crecer tras cada evento que atiende. 

Su vida personal por el contrario no marcha tan bien. Creía ser feliz solo con su trabajo que la mantiene ocupada la mayor parte del tiempo, pero siente que falta algo. Y aunque no cree en el amor, le gustaría tener a esa persona especial con la que compartir su día a día. 

Para Alex la actuación es mucho más que su trabajo, es su vocación, su forma de vida. Podría dedicarse a otra cosa, pero no sería tan feliz como cada vez que interpreta un papel. No le interesa la fama ni todo lo que rodea al mundo del espectáculo.

Con su último papel Alex ha alcanzado cierta fama y reconocimiento, pero no es feliz. Su relación de pareja se encuentra en un punto muerto. Sabe que debe tomar una decisión pero nunca encuentra el momento indicado para hablarlo y mientras, pasan los días.

Se conocen en la peor de las circunstancias pero aún así, Alex y Lucinda sienten algo, como una especie de conexión que no saben ni quieren explicar. Lo que ninguno tenía previsto es que este encuentro jugara un papel tan importante y decisivo en sus vidas. Desde entonces nada volvería a ser como antes.

The Only Exceptiones una deliciosa historia de amor, resiliencia y segundas oportunidades. Es adictiva e imprevisible. Una vez comienzas a leer no la puedes dejar hasta el final. Claire Huston sabe muy bien como mantenernos atentos y en tensión hasta el final. 

problemas y conflictos familiares por resolver, que se sienten reales. Da la impresión de estar conversando con un conocido en lugar de estar leyendo una historia de ficción. 

The Only Exception es la segunda entrega de la serie Love in the Comptons pero se puede leer de forma independiente. Me ha encantado reencontrarme con Becky de Art and Soul y ver lo bien que le va. Espero que esta serie tenga más entregas en el futuro. 

Una buena novela con la que pasar momentos entrañables y entretenidos y que te dejan con muy buenas sensaciones. 

 

5/5

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