Nicholas' SHE'S THE ONE is a quick reading contemporary romance that I couldn't put down once I started it. It was hot and steamy but also engaged my other emotions. There was laughter, tears, heartache, sadness, dismay, friends, family, coworkers, romance and love. Amanda had so many layers to her. She felt she had to be strong for her mom, her brother and her three sisters so that they would always rely on her to be there. She was also a caring but dedicated instructor but she had a wild side that she felt she needed to suppress. Ryan went through women and dates like water and everyone loved Ryan without really knowing him. Amanda set out to change that and it was fun to watch their interactions whether as friends or lovers. There was immediate chemistry that was combustible but also caring and love. They each fought their feelings since it was so far outside their norm but it was fun to watch their reactions to each other along with their family and friends. There was some closure but I know we'll be back for more when the series continues since there are four more books - IT TAKES TWO, BEST OF THREE, GOING FOR FOUR and UP BY FIVE.
I have read several of the books in THE BRADFORD SERIES which set the stage for this series. I look forward to reading many more books by this author not only in the two aforementioned series but her other books as well.