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It began with the forging of a great friendship.For three months, Lydia Bell has watched Craig, her best friend and the love of her life, be in a happy relationship with someone else. But she’s over it. Or thinks she is until she hears Craig’s voice on the phone. Desperate to put her romantic feelings behind, she joins her roommates for a night out. Maybe she’ll meet someoIt began with the forging of a great friendship.For three months, Lydia Bell has watched Craig, her best friend and the love of her life, be in a happy relationship with someone else. But she’s over it. Or thinks she is until she hears Craig’s voice on the phone. Desperate to put her romantic feelings behind, she joins her roommates for a night out. Maybe she’ll meet someone.And meet someone she does—a guy named Scott, who looks a lot like Craig. Despite their awkward introduction, flaming arrows fly, and soon Lydia is running off the dance floor to get away from feelings she shouldn’t have. So much for getting over Craig, and so much for Scott.Until Monday morning, that is. Turns out Scott goes to her school. Worse, they share a class. As if that’s not weird enough, Scott is also trying to get over someone. To help both Lydia and himself, he proposes a fling, and reluctantly, Lydia agrees. Now she just has to hope this fling rules and doesn’t crash into a fiery mountain....

Title : One Fling to Rule Them All
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ISBN : 25708832
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Number of Pages : 174 Pages
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One Fling to Rule Them All Reviews

  • Stephanie (Bookfever. ♥)
    2019-04-17 09:58

    One Fling to Rule Them All has got to be the most entertaining, funny, and nerdy book I've ever read. It was awesome, simply awesome! And I just know a lot of readers would absolutely love this book as much as I did.Lydia's been in love with her best friend Craig since forever. Unfortunately he has a girlfriend and doesn't feel the same way. Then Lydia meets Scott and finds out he's exactly in the same situation as her, trying to get over a girl named Cathy. When he proposes a fling to try to get over their feelings for Craig and Cathy, Lydia agrees and sparks start flying.So I really liked how both Lydia and Scott started out having feelings for other people and tried having a fling together to forget about them. It may started out rather awkwardly but it wasn't long before they really had a great dynamic and chemistry between them. Really, this book was just loads of fun. I laughed my ass off reading Lydia's inner thoughts (really she's a riot!). And Scott was just super cute, although there was a moment where I thought, no bad Scott, what are you doing?! But anyway I enjoyed One Fling to Rule Them All so so so much!And last but not least another thing I loved were of course all the pop culture references. I'm talking about Lord of the Rings (obviously!), Harry Potter, Pocahontas, Star Wars and so on. And it all really spoke to my inner nerd. It was all kinds of awesome!

  • Bruce
    2019-03-27 11:59

    One Fling To Rule Them All, written by Deanna Dee, is a type of story I typically don’t read. Romance is generally not my thing, though I like to read a variety of well written stories, of which this certainly was one.As you will see in the Dedication, JRR Tolkien is greatly admired by the author, and the themes of Dungeons and Dragons games, mixed with Tolkien fantasy, are pervasive throughout the book. It’s about Lydia, who grew up loving a boy and then falling apart once he “comes of age”, and chooses another. Then to add flavor to the story, another guy comes along, and then the emotions and drama flow.This book is filled with humor, and besides some language throughout, it is a clean read. Lydia is well-developed as a character, and the plot flows along nicely. It seemed so real that I thought certain scenes might have been from real life experiences—that’s how well-developed it was. The relationships between Lydia and her BFFs were strong, and she wanted to please them while trying to hide the pain she was going through.I found myself enjoying this read and cheering for the main character. It is a book with a good and satisfying ending, and I recommend it for romance readers who don’t mind romps of fantasy through Tolkien-Land. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion and I rate it as 5-stars.

  • Vardan Partamyan
    2019-04-10 17:06

    Not my usual genre by far... and yet. One Fling to Rule Them All boasts great ensemble cast of slightly off-beat characters who are gamers and have that unmistakable glow of nerd-dom. The dialogues are good, the dynamics are good, the references are very good - the plot is just there to serve as the basic spine for all of the above. Perhaps, I would like to see a more original plot line... perhaps, I would like to see the characters have some additional depth to them... perhaps, I will not remember this book in a week or two. One thing is certain - I as a non-fan of the genre enjoyed the book while reading it and I am sure that I will not be the only one.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-13 18:04

    Posted Rating: 4 out of 5 starsActual Rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsAs originally posted on Reviews of a Self Proclaimed Bibliophile.DISCLAIMER: I WAS PROVIDED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR, DEANNA DEE, IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DID NOT IN ANY WAY IMPACT OR INFLUENCE MY OPINION OF MS. DEE’S NOVEL."I do a double take. The guy I agreed to have a fling with makes Star Wars references. Perhaps this will not be awful. Perhaps we could even have something."~LydiaOne Fling to Rule Them All was a cute story, it was a light read filled with a great deal of references to geek/nerd culture. Lydia is a geeky, computer programming major who has been in love with her lifelong best friend, Craig, for years. Apparently the first book in the series (Critical Hit-On) tells the story of Craig meeting his girlfriend Molly with this sequel telling Lydia’s story (when I was originally asked to review this book I didn’t realize it was a sequel, however, I don’t think it is necessary to have read the first book to enjoy this book). They have a perfect friendship until Craig meets Molly and Lydia’s life feels as if it is subsequently falling apart around her.Lydia’s tale starts with her in the midst of a really bad headache and having to choose whether she will visit and play “M and M” (this book's version of Dungeons and Dragons) with her friends from home or if she will go out with her college roommates according to tradition. Lydia ultimately goes out with her roommates to a popular nightclub and her group separates. Still dealing with the remnants of her headache, Lydia comes across a guy in the club who looks like a spitting image of Craig. Lydia even goes so far as to say, “He really does resemble Craig. His hair is almost identical, and if I was facing away and pressed against him, my body wouldn’t know the difference.” This is the quote which introduces the reader to Scott and embodies the entirety of the book’s plot – Lydia ultimately wants to get over her love for her lifelong best friend by having a fling with a guy who looks almost exactly like him. Brilliant idea.If we are being truthful, flings in real life are typically nothing like the flings we read about or watch on television and in the movies. In this case, Lydia and Scott are both looking to move on from their respective unrequited crushes by having a fling with each other, but they wind up having probably one of the worst flings in the history of flings. There are always complications which come up such as upset roommates, roommates video gaming who weren’t supposed to be in the dorm, and then comes the eventual development of feelings. This is a very familiar trope, a fling which is complicated by other factors and then one or both of the participants develops feelings for the other only to be hurt but they still wind up together in the end. Lydia is in an almost constant state of confusion it seems regarding her feelings because she is unable to separate what she actually feels towards Scott himself and what she feels towards him because of his similarity to Craig. It takes her thinking that she has lost Scott for good to finally admit her feelings for him as an individual, rather than as a replacement for Craig, and I think this was incredibly important for her.The majority of the book focuses on Lydia cataloging everything about Scott into how he is or isn’t like Craig which is a frustrating way to learn about a character. We ultimately do come to find out that Scott is a relatively good guy. He is practical, yet passionate about music, and working towards a degree in business with the hopes that he can use it to his advantage in getting into the music industry. He is the lead vocalist and lyricist for his band, yet he is outside the stereotypical norms expected of college aged musicians (i.e. sex, drugs, and rock & roll!). For example, there is a dorm party held in Scott’s dorm and rather than the typical making out you might expect, Lydia and Scott wind up sitting there cuddling, talking, and just gaining a sense of comfort in each other’s company. Definitely atypical behavior of two people looking to have a fling. They do eventually decide to go somewhere more private (like Lydia’s dorm room), but complication arises in the form of a roommate who had a fight with her boyfriend and now wants to watch sad movies and complain about guys in general. Good guy Scott though doesn’t react in an overly negative manner, he instead supports Lydia in being a good roommate and leaves it at that. The one time that the two of them do end up alone in Lydia’s dorm room is filled with a bit of making out and cuddling on her bed with video games. Honestly, that makes for a pretty perfect night if you ask me.Regardless of the original reason why Lydia and Scott ended up together, I actually did like them together as a couple. They were a cute couple who enjoyed one another’s company and came to share their differing interests and ultimately enjoy them more in doing them together. I appreciated that Lydia was forced to grow up because of their “fling” and be honest with not only herself but Craig as well. Lydia was finally forced to tell Craig exactly how she felt about him, how she had always felt and explain how Scott was originally nothing more than an attempt to get over Craig. This fight, this moment is pretty much when Lydia recognizes that all this time that she was spending trying to get over Craig using Scott led her to actually develop real feelings for Scott as well. “Scott’s not Craig. Those three words hit me in the chest…It’s taken me way too long to admit that. He may look like Craig and make me feel as safe and wanted as Craig does sometimes, but he’s a different person.” Lydia’s ability to admit this and ultimately tell Scott how she feels about him, not Craig but him, is important because it is what allows them to actually have a real shot at a relationship and not just a fling.TL;DR REVIEW: 3.50 out of 5.00 stars. Overall, this book is a solid, quick, cute, geeky, romantic read, but it does suffer from that sense of over familiarity with the plot line and perhaps too many geeky references? Is that even a thing? Anyways, if you are looking for a cute, geeky, quick, romantic read – One Fling to Rule Them All may be a good choice for your next book! Thank you again to Ms. Deanna Dee for providing me the opportunity to read and review your book!

  • Rachel (aka Ms4Tune)
    2019-04-03 18:01

    Thank you to the author for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review!My review can also be found on our blog Paein and Ms4TuneOne Fling To Rule Them All is the second book in Deanna Dee's The Games of Love series and I was really happy to see that it continues on from Critical Hit-On. It's not necessary to have read the first book, as it works well on its own, but I think, in order to understand and like Craig and Molly and the complex situation that exists between this small group of geeks, it is helpful to have read Critical Hit-On first. I would definitely recommend them as a set.Lydia is trying to get over the feelings she'd had for Craig for practically her whole life. He is her best friend, the one who understands her inside and out, and the person she holds closest to her heart. After he met Molly though (in Critical Hit-On) Lydia feels that Craig is drifting away from her. They no longer share everything and Lydia feels rejected, replaced and most of all like her heart is breaking. In an attempt to avoid seeing the new happy couple, Lydia ditches her Marshalls and Magic's game with her old friends to go out with her new Uni friends, to a night club, in search of a way of forgetting. And in walks Scott. Scott is also pining after a girl he can't have, so together they hatch a plan, no strings-attached, "A Fling To Rule Them All".Unlike Critical Hit-On, this story is told from only one point of view, Lydia's. I think this works really well for this story because you are left guessing what the other characters are actually thinking. Another difference is that this story concentrates solely on Lydia's situation, there is nothing else but the complex situation between the characters and the building romance. I found the extra story-lines in the previous book a little distracting, especially as this novels are only short.I definitely connected more with Lydia than I did with Molly. I felt Lydia's pain in not being noticed, the way she wants to be noticed, by the person that held her heart. And if I'm honest I actually preferred Scott to Craig too, because I thought he had a better personality. I loved all the geek moments again, especially when they were playing Casters in Caverns, I really want to play this... apparently Harry Potter Universal has a similar interactive element where you can have special wands and you replicate the movements shown on plaques to unlock secrets! How awesome is that?! I think perhaps there were a few too many long games of Marshalls and Magic because I found them a little tedious this time round, possibly because I just wanted to see more of Lydia and Scott getting to know each other.I enjoyed the ending. It seemed a little easy but at the same time it was fun and rounded off all the angsty things that had happened throughout the book, so I really can't complain. Overall this was so much fun and I'm really enjoying this series so far. Can't wait to see what happens next... possibly something with Parker... sorry Piff the Eviscerator! That would be cute.

  • Amy
    2019-04-16 12:52

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or my review in any way.I actually really enjoyed this book! Deanna Dee approached me asking me if I'd like to review her new book, and I'm really glad I said yes!I could really relate to the main character in this book, Lydia, because she's a gamer! She likes RPGs and all that, so yeah - she's my kinda girl, lol. I don't often come across books (especially chick-lit) where the girl is really nerdy in the respect that she likes playing games. To this day I still love to play them so I found this aspect of the book really interesting. The plot in this book, or in this case Lydia's wreck of a love life, is one of those that seem really complicated... then you take a deep breath, step back... then think... "oh yeah, it really is that simple" lol. Regardless, I really enjoyed the plot. I liked how the main plot was about a normal college student in her senior year trying to do normal college things... but much preferring to stay inside and play on a game with her friends! Whoop! Go girl gamers!I think the main lesson behind this book is, "listen girl, you need to talk to him. Don't keep it all locked up or you'll explode." Even if it's not him you talk to, at least talk to one of your friends about it. Talking is good for the heart :) It's like a weight off your shoulders. Talking the situation through can also help you understand how simple the solution is. So yeah, plenty of little pearls of wisdom in this book. Both guys Lydia likes, Craig and Scott, are really sweet. You can't hate either of them. Neither has done anything bad to her and I think I would have been happy for her to end up with either of them - they're both good choices. I think, from a girl's point of view, this book is brilliant at portraying guys. At this age we see guys as so complicated... we have a tendency of pushing emotions onto them that they don't actually have... then these emotions complicate things further. Guys are a mystery! It's the girl and our heads that do all the complicated stuff that's added to the equation. All in all, I thought this was a really good story. I could easily relate to it and I found the story really funny. I loved the nerdy quotes from books and movies and just the plain geekiness of it all! I'd recommend this book to any girl gamer, lovers of chick-lit and romance, and lovers of college drama. For more of my reviews, please visit my book blog at:

  • Lindsey
    2019-04-15 16:08

    (I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)I received a request from the author to review this book, and as a massive Lord of the Rings fan, I was intrigued by the title. With a title like that, geeky references are to be expected, and I wasn't disappointed in that respect. Lydia is in love with Craig, but unfortunately for her, he has a girlfriend. Similarly, Scott is in love with Cathy, yet she doesn't seem interested in him. After being forced to go to a club by her roommates, Lydia bumps into Scott, literally, but leaves almost immediately. In order to try to hide her feelings for Craig, she lies to her friends and says that more happened with Scott than is true. She doesn't see the harm since she doesn't believe she'll ever see him again. As luck would have it, it turns out he's actually in one of her classes. After finding out that they're both in similar situations, Scott suggest a fling, and Lydia, surprisingly, agrees, but things don't work out the way they originally planned. I enjoyed the relationship between Lydia and Scott, and I also liked the relationship Lydia has with her friends. As gamers, geeky references abound, including ones from the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, among others.I would have liked a little more background info for a couple of Lydia's friends, but I believe this is a series, so maybe we get more info in other books. I did enjoy the character development of the main characters, however, and I was happy with the way things were resolved.This was a quick and enjoyable read, and I would recommend to those who enjoy light romances - especially ones with well-written, geeky characters, and a multitude of Tolkien references.While not perfect, I find myself still thinking of these characters three days later, and I am interested in reading more about them. I hope the author continues to tell their stories, and I will definitely check out any other books she writes.

  • Sandra
    2019-04-06 11:48

    Original review @ author was kind enough to send me an Ecopy of her book in exchange for an honest review! I absolutely loved this book; I had a goofy grin throughout the whole thing. Our main character Lydia has been in love with her childhood friend Craig, but he has a girlfriend; Scott is in love with Cath and she doesn't seem to be interested. One night Lydia decides to go out to club with her roommates and is there where she bumps into Scott who turns out to be in one of her classes. When she bumps into Craig and Molly she fibs and tells them there is more than friendship between her and Scott. When Scott sees that Lydia and himself are in similar situations he proposes they have a fling to try and get over Cath and Craig. I adored this book! I felt that both Scott and Lydia's situation was very relatable; who hasn't been in love at one point in their lives, knowing the other person doesn't share the same feelings. I loved the author's writing style it just kept me turning pages; I also really liked the character development both Lydia's and Scotts. I just want to take a moment to ask the author, where I can find myself a Scott?! He was absolutely perfect so swoon worthy! I would love to read more books about Lydia and Scott in the future. I also really enjoyed how the author wove in a game similar to Dungeons and Dragons it made the book so different from other contemporaries and even more enjoyable. The unexpected twist she hit me with really took me by surprise,I didn't see it coming. Overall I loved, loved this book! Everyone needs to pick it up is such a fast, fluffy read that everyone will enjoy. There is a book before this one, but is a companion and does not have to be read before this one.-SandraTheBookWorm

  • Kayla
    2019-04-16 09:42

    One Fling to Rule Them All is another winner from Deanna Dee. A continuation of The Games of Love series, this book can be read as a standalone, but makes more sense when read after the second book.One thing that I really enjoy about this series is the lack of sex. Yes, it's mentioned in them, but there isn't any actual sex happening. Now, I have no issues with books that have sex in them (some of my favorites happen to have lots of sex), so that's not why I'm praising these books. I am giving kudos, though, because they focus on the other sides of relationships (read: emotional, things the couple have in common, and things that happen outside of the bedroom) that haven't been getting a lot of  attention lately.Another thing that I love about this series is that these scenarios are so realistic. The first book dealt with realizing that not every person is the same. This book focuses on unrequited love. Both books have a common theme of communication. So much drama would be avoided if people just communicated with one another instead of expecting the other person to be a mind reader.The only compliant that I have would be that I wish we had some minor story line in this book like in the previous book (Craig and his sister) to balance out the romance. I felt like Lydia dealing with her headaches could have been the secondary story line, but they weren't explained or explored (which was kind of disappointing).

  • Aizel (One Page at a Time) Macaldo
    2019-04-18 11:57

    My full review here: One Page at a Time

  • Deanna Dee
    2019-04-14 17:43