The Only Exception

The Only Exception

by Magan Vernon


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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.
Books in The Only Series:
The Only Exception (Trey and Monica)
The Only One (John Boy and Melanie)
The Only Answer (Trey and Monica)
The Only Way (Tripp and Sam)
The Only Difference (Short Stack and Betsy)
The Only Chance - part of the Twisted Fairy Tales Anthology (Trigg and Veronica)
The Forever Wild series (Wes and Valerie)
The Forever Sweet series (Brick and Paige)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988963313
Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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.

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The Only Exception 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
laurlars More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Magan Vernon's political New Adult romance. I related to both characters, and it was an interesting dynamic in their relationship -- her being more experienced sexually and him being a virgin. I was impressed with the way the author handled their political differences and having a grasp of both views of any issue -- the left wing and the right wing. Magan did a great job of creating a believable relationship with political differences at its core.
Jetches More than 1 year ago
You have to love a guy who is determined to go on a date with you. Trey Chapman is that man. And Monica Remy is the woman he wants. Dear lord it was hot. My blood pressure rose, my cheeks flushed, and I had a fan at the ready. Like the majority of New Adult novels one of the characters believes to have something “wrong” with them. They’re messed up in a way. But, of course these issues make it a juicier read. This book was different from all the others that I have read, mainly because of the political part. That is how Trey and Remy meet and fall for each other. They have opposing views on politics. On top of all of this Trey changes throughout the novel. I’m still not 100% sure if that is a good thing or not, but I loved him all the way through. Magan Vernon’s The Only Exception is an emotional rollercoaster that I would happily wait in line to be on again. She brings a little something new to the world of New Adult books. Good: Remy—Fiesty even after everything she’s been through. Set on her beliefs and extremely determined.  Trey—Exactly like Remy. Determined, set on his beliefs, and a damn fine kisser according to Remy. Bad:  Nothing that I can think of. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): The story was very well written and very easy to follow. There wasn’t really a huge climatic moment, but there was a moment that was extremely important, just minus the plot building up to it. I never had to re-read anything, and I can definitely say it was the type of writing that can really suck you into the world the author has created. I am definitely up for reading more of Magan Vernon’s writing.This book was provided courtesy of the author/publisher for review; however, this is no way affected my review.
csingh More than 1 year ago
Liberal Monica Remy is starting over and can't believe the son of the conservative Governor, is her next door neighbor. Trey Chapman is one hot Republican, but can she look past his politics and arrogant demeanor to see the guy who just wants a chance with her? And find a way to deal with what she's run away from? Wow. This is book that's left me thinking about lots of issues we face as a society. I don't want to mention them by name and give anything away, but this is a book that will entertain, educate, and open your eyes. It's got man candy, but it's also got brain candy. Magan Vernon does an amazing job at making her characters feel real. All of them. I liked Monica and Trey a lot. Even though they have differing philosophies, it's easy to understand where they are coming from and empathize with them. I was a little disappointed by the meeting of the parents in both cases. I expected more fireworks, but then again anymore drama would have detracted from the message the book was trying to convey. The story is fast paced, interesting, and I dare you not to get emotionally involved. One of the biggest messages I'm taking away from this book is that if you ever feel overwhelmed and swamped, seek help. If the first person you speak to can't or won't help you, keep trying until you find someone who will. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had an unexpected twist to the ususl love stories of young love. It makes me want to see what other unexpected things this author writes about. Really like this one. CB
Adunning729 More than 1 year ago
I love Magan Vernon's writing! Monica transfers to a different college to escape her past but may just need to face it. Trey is the Governor's son and a Conservative but he may just find that sometimes there needs to be exceptions. Wonderfully written and captivating!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I didnt think I would like it as much as I did. It had me hooked from the beginning. Read it in one sitting. I definitely recommend this book!!
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shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars Monica is trying to make a new start when she transfers to Central. She wants to focus on her studies, go to work and just move on from her past. In comes Trey, her next door neighbor who not only is the governor's son, who Monica can't stand, but he is also persistent. Suddenly Monica finds herself fighting the undeniable attraction that emerges between them, revealing her past and opening her mind to new possibilities. Okay, so everything sounds great, right? Well, it was not so pretty once you got into the story. I was really intrigued with the concept of the book and although I enjoyed parts of it, I can't help to be disappointed with some aspects of it. For one thing, I didn't like Monica much. First, I couldn't get over the fact that she was so focused on their political differences that she thought she could disrespect Trey's beliefs simply because she didn't agree with his father's actions. Then, after she made such a fuss about never giving him a chance, she fell for him within weeks of knowing each other. Now don't get me wrong, I can overlook an insta-love scenario easily if the events, dialogue and emotions brought to the page helped the development of the relationship, but to me, it didn't happen in this story. It felt like a big chunk of them getting to know each other was missing. Then there was Trey. I'm sorry, but he was a bit too exasperating for my taste. I can tolerate a man who doesn't give up on his pursuit of a woman, but instead of coming across as determined and interested he came across as obnoxious and snobbish. Then again, I don't think I've ever dealt with a conservative-type man, so maybe that's how they are. Aside from what I just stated, I do think that Magan Vernon did a good job of bringing the story to life. Although the romance felt rushed, there were some emotions and some interesting dialogue that kept me interested if only to know how it all played out. The chemistry between Monica and Trey was palpable even if they how came to be together was a little over the top. All in all, The Only Exception was a sweet read about acceptance and compromise between two young people trying to make something out of their new-found connection. I received this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Sirs_kitten More than 1 year ago
Well, The Only Exception—You scared me. For a good, I don’t know 30% you had me hating you. I was on the edge of a rant. A rant filled with loathing that a book could just shove aside rape for a political agenda. Yes, it happens. We see it happen every day on TV—but I wanted this book to scrub out the line because of something terrible that happened to a woman. When I first got Trey’s reaction to Monica’s rape, I was LIVID. He says, “I don’t care if you don’t agree with my father’s political views. I love you anyways.” That’s not a direct quote but the gist. I literally heard a record scratch and then tires like the brakes had been hit really hard. And they were in my brain. I was like, what?! Wait. What?! I cried. I literally cried at this part because I was so upset. The relationship was going great, I thought they were both going to be the exception to the other politically. I had to put the book down then picked it up again after I had dinner. I kept reading. I kept getting more upset. They got in a big fight. And Trey wasn’t so much a republican drone as I thought he was—she was his exception. And he came through. For awhile there I felt like Monica was being made into this big disaster that had to be fixed because of someone else’s actions against her. Well, she did need to heal, I agree. The biggest form of healing was what Trey did for Monica. He dug deep, and he told her—there is an exception to every rule, and he thought for himself. You have two people that squashed the political line and opened up the door that even if it may be ‘morally’ right, it isn’t necessarily ‘right’ for everyone. It was a hot button issue and the author was clever about how she wove this into a nice little New Adult book. As someone that is very much aware of politics, world issues, and educates herself outside of mainstream media, I was very proud of this book. People who are directly effected by political issues like in this book, it will strike the biggest cord with. When Monica blew up and talked about no one controls her uterus I screamed at the book YEAH! In a perfect world, our politics would always work this easy! **I received a copy of this book from All Night Reads via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so boring. I'm mad I wasted money buying it being how I got to about chapter 23 & had to call it quits. The politics wasn't what made it boring surprisingly. It was the lack of character development that left me not caring about the characters at all. Monica likes to plays strong & how she doesn't want people making decisions for her but folded everytime. Like when she said she wanted to take it slow then Trey goes around introducing her as his girlfriend & she just goes with it. Trey lines were really corny & he was the opposite of swoon worthy. He was a nice guy though & that's what I like about him. I'm not into bad boys so when I read books about them they get annoying after awhile. Trey was annoying & always wearing stuffy suits everywhere. Like never dressing casually. Taking himself way to seriously for a college student he came of as a boy playing dress up trying to be a man. But other than that he was nice but lack of character development left me not caring about a corny, slightly annoying but really nice guy. The book spent most of its time repeating stuff like their differences & telling each other how their the others ”exception” to their rules. Very corny & annoying. This is the first book by this author that I did not like in fact I hated it. Save your money & go watch paint dry instead this book is just that boring.