One, Two, Three
e-book, 296 pages
Published June 26th 2014 by Createspace
copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love.
Last year,seventeen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.
But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.
At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present. Keeping him an arabesque away proves to be a challenge for Natalya and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell.
When upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.
Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?
One, Two, Three has been sitting on my Netgalley shelf for a while. It's end of summer I want happy uplifting books, and if you read the synopsis, you can see this book just sounds so sad and tragic. Really not my taste right now. But lately I have been neglecting my Netgalley shelf, so I decided to pick a book and One, Two, Three, was it. This book blew my mind! My mind was blown. I didn't expect to walk away feeling good and satisfied.
Natalya is an aspiring Ballerina attending School of Performing Arts in New York City. Her one big dream is to have the title Prima Ballerina, but Natalya's whole world falls apart in a single car crash that kills her father and leaves her injured. Natalya is uprooted from New York to New Jersey, shes attending public school, and on top of it all she has to deal with her alcoholic mother.
Wait... There's more..... Things about the crash are coming back to Natalya and after some snooping she has to wonder, was the wreck an accident or was her father trying to take their lives? Then a BIG secret that I totally did not see coming from left field smacked me in the face! OMG.... To say I was surprised is an understatement.
Add a really awesome bestfriend and Antonio (A super hott soccer player) and you have yourself a 5 star novel
Once I picked this book up, there was no putting it down. I think the only thing I disliked is that this story didn't go on. I love the characters EVERY single last one of them.
I enjoy that the author didn't do an insta-love. She took time to develop this relationship/friendship between Toni and Nata, and managed to do so without it feeling too insta or too rushed. So major props for that!
This book reminds me of Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry series so if that was/is a series that you enjoyed I recommend picking this one up.