Blog Tour Stop: The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

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The Only Exception

Author: Magan Vernon

Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books.

Release Date: April 9, 2013


**Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter, this book is recommended for ages 16+**

Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor's son, Trey Chapman.

No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.

A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.

About the Author:

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien,
disguised as a southern gentleman.


My Thoughts:

First off, this book does have sexual content as well as rape being the main reason why Monica did some of the stuff she did.

Next, this one of the first books that I've read in a while that I genuinely liked and was interested in the whole time that I read it.

The Characters:
Monica was smart and funny and didn't let Trey Chapman's egotistical-ness make her change in any way. Loved her!
Trey Chapman was very full of ego at the beginning of the book.... and the middle... not much in the end, though. But, I still loved his character because he was a great foil (SAT word (:) for Monica's character.
Melanie (the best friend) was the best friend any girl could hope for. At least from what I saw/read of her. I actually hope that she does have a book about her as a companion to this one.
Sam's (the roommate) character didn't really effect the book. Well, other than her arrest thing... But otherwise she didn't do any harm or hurt to the storyline. I guess she would be described as a supporting character. Maybe there will be a second book about her?

The Relationship:
I loved/hated Monica and Trey's love-hate relationship. Sometimes I'd be "AWW that's so sweet!" But others I'd be, "WHAT! You can't just do that to him/her!" If this was real life, though, they'd be the cutest, funniest couple that everyone is always in envy over because you wish you had a relationship like theirs.

Now, I know what you all are thinking: "But it looks all... Political." Yeah, it does, but it's not really. Yes, they do debate over a controversial subject that has to do with Trey Chapman's govenor dad and Monica's past, and it is one of the main themes of this book, but it doesn't really stifle the book and the realtionship in on itself.

I did have one problem with the book though: I felt that it went too fast, like their relationship went from 0 to 60 in a few chapters. And then the epilouge. That could have done better (to me) with more details/explanation. I was very confused and had to read it three times.

Well, all in all, I liked this book so I have to honestly give it four point five (4.5) hearts.

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20 April, 2013 delete

Hey, Magan! Although I am the blogger who posted this, I do have a question for you (If you see it, that is): Are you planning to make a companion book to this, perhaps about Melanie or Sam?

-Cierra P

20 April, 2013 delete

There willbe a companion book coming out this fall. I dont have too many details yet, but two characters will be featured :) (one is my absolute favorite characters to write!

Thanks as well for the great review!


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