ARC Review: The One by John Marrs

Release Date: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Hanover Square
Format: ebook
Pages: 416 pages
Genre:  Fiction
Buy: Kindle | Hardcover


How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

 Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…


This is an interesting concept.  Does everyone have one perfect genetic match to another person? What happens if you are already in a relationship and find out that your match is someone else? What if they aren't who you are expecting.  What if you get matched with someone of the same gender but think you are straight? What if that person is dead or dying? These are just some of the questions that make this book intriguing.

The book is broken up by the different people who have found their match.  One is in a relationship and does the test reluctantly to please his partner only to be blindsided by the results, the others all have their own stories to tell and each is interesting in its own right. I wasnt' sure if I was going to like this book but I can see what the hype is all about.  The end of each persons story is not at all what I was expecting which I really appreciate.

This is not a book of all sunshine and roses and not everything is what it seems. I think its more the concept than the actual book,  that is fascinating although the book definitely keeps you interested.  I mean who would have thought a serial killer and a cop would be matched? Its interesting to see how each of their stories plays out.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through in exchange for an honest review. 

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