The One You Want: A Novel (Paperback)

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One week, two friends, secrets revealed, and a wedding gone wrong. With the drama of Colleen Hoover, the romantic tension of Lori Foster, and the page-turning power of Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan returns in this deliciously unforgettable novel.

Sometimes weddings bring the worst surprises...Growing up, Rose fled her family home—and a dangerous father—vowing never to return. But Rose is back in Carmel, California, with two goals: to joyfully act as maid of honor for her best-friend-forever Maggie and to reunite and rebuild her relationships with her mother and sister. And she can’t wait to finally meet the groom-to-be.

But when Maggie excitedly introduces her to Marc, Rose is horrified. He’s the man Rose spent one lust-fueled but disastrous night with a year ago. Rose and Maggie have shared every secret…but Rose isn’t sure she can reveal this one. To complicate the situation, Rose makes an instant connection with Gray, Marc’s best man and cousin.

And as the big day approaches, the secret weighs heavy upon Rose. It was a whirlwind courtship, but Maggie seems so sure she’s found the one she wants. Now Rose faces the biggest dilemma of her life: Should she tell Maggie and Gray the truth and risk losing them? What if it’s best to leave things alone? Then again, what if her friend is making the biggest mistake of her life?

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan writes suspenseful contemporary romances about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Her deeply emotional love stories are filled with high stakes and higher drama, love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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Praise For…

“Emotional. Complicated. Riveting. Welcome to the world of Jennifer Ryan." — Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

“Ryan is a master of the dysfunctional family unit, creating characters that draw you in and keep you engaged while immersing the reader in twisty stories that are overflowing with secrets and betrayals. Lost and Found Family is a complex, deeply emotional, and satisfying story that reinforces Jennifer Ryan’s immense storytelling skill and a book I recommend.” — The Romance Dish

Lost and Found Family is a rags to riches story in a totally unique package…Sarah just may be Jennifer Ryan’s most complex character to date…Ryan masterfully sets the scene for Sarah’s new world with grace, heart and integrity.” — Fresh Fiction

“[A] sweet and steamy romance story.” — Harlequin Junkie (Top Pick) on Lost and Found Family 

“Jennifer Ryan’s Sisters and Secrets should win an award for being the most unputdownable book of the whole year. The drama will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the emotional roller coaster will touch every emotion.” — Carolyn Brown, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Sibling rivalry comes to a head in a masterpiece of family and secrets.” — Fresh Fiction on Sisters and Secrets 

The Me I Used to Be is Jennifer Ryan at the height of her story-telling best. Page-turning, powerful, with high stakes drama and unforgettable romance. I couldn’t put it down!” — Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

“Jennifer Ryan takes family drama to a new level in this tangled emotional web of a novel. Secrets come to light, love is rekindled, and redemption is found–all in the glorious golden sunshine of the Napa Valley. I loved it!” — Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author, on Moonlight on Butternut Lake

“Gripping and emotionally compelling, The Me I Used to Be is a beautiful story of losing yourself, starting over against all odds, and coming out triumphant. I was hooked from page one!” — Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063094116
ISBN-10: 0063094118
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: July 5th, 2022
Pages: 368
Language: English