One Small Thing by Erin Watt

One Small Thing

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to ...

Details One Small Thing

TitleOne Small Thing
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Reviews One Small Thing

  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    “What’s your small thing for today?” “You." Here are three small things about One Small Thing:1) It was a guilty pleasure. 2) It was pretty cute (at times)3) It was pretty bland (at times) Please note that this review is purely my own opinion, and I do not want nor intend for anyone to be swayed into not reading this book. If you want to give it a chance - it might turn out beautiful for you. _________ The Plot Whenever I have read 'Erin...
  • Katerina
    Not Erin Watt’s best work, but still an addictive read!In their second YA novel, Erin Watt narrates the story of Lizzie Beth, a seventeen year old girl who lost her sister to a car accident three years ago. Beth wants to party, have fun and make stupid decisions during her last school year, but her parents are constantly trying to smother her with their unreasonable rules and extreme reactions. In a desperate act of rebellion, Beth ends up in a...
  • Berit☀️✨
    4 Small Thing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟The message of this book was perfect... find that one small thing every day that makes you happy.... if we all could prescribe to this school of thought, the world would be a happier place... and this book was the one small thing in my life today that put a smile on my face... this was a book filled with so much angst, heartbreak, frustration, but in the end hope!It is Beth’s senior year and she wants to make...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I think this writing duo is on to something... I know a majority of their following is really into their darker, more erotic romance (I haven't read the royals series yet), but there's something REALLY special about their standalone contemporary romances. They definitely feel YA (as they should), but not in a cheesy, obnoxious way. This is my second standalone romance from them and both have tackled some deep, thought provoking themes. Highly rec...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    “You waiting for me is the ONE SMALL THING that will keep me going.” This is hard. Hard to write. Hard to review. Why? Because I loved this book and I disliked this book. First things first, this book teaches you many things, most importantly to follow your heart no matter what any one says. It’s hard to be pushed down, talked down to, but in the end, stay true to you and follow your own path. This book is emotional, it’s sad, it’s raw,...
  • Christy
    4 stars!! Every time a new Erin Watt book comes out, I get super excited to read. I love this dynamic writing duo and how flawlessly their words flow together. This story was different than any of their other books. It still had that angst factor, but it was also emotional, forbidden, and great story about true forgiveness and second chances. Beth Jones is getting ready to go in to her senior year of high school, but she doesn’t have the life ...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    Beth has been heavily sheltered by her parents since her older sister died three years ago. She sneaks out to a party the weekend before senior year starts to have a night just for her. To rebel just a little. That’s when she meets Chase. Chase is her little secret, but he has a not so secret, secret of his own. Once she finds out Beth knows she should hate Chase, but she doesn’t. She honestly shouldn’t want anything to do with him, but she...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Authors} ”No cage is forever, Beth. I tried to find one small thing that I could be grateful for each day, like the extra ten minutes of free time outside or a work release picking up trash or ice cream for dessert. That’s how I kept my sanity—I focused on one good thing instead of all the fucked-up stuff.” YA is not my go-to genre but when it’s a book written by the dynamic writing duo, E...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Forbidden Stars!(ARC provided by Harlequin Teen) Beth Jones should be having the time of her life. She is a 17 yr. old girl about to start her senior year at Darling High. Instead she feels like she can't breathe. She has no life since her sister Rachel passed away three years ago. Everything drastically changed in her household because her parents are obsessed with keeping the only child they have left safe. They are overprotective to the extr...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKOne Small Thing is a very clear case of just not for me. Because I know that the majority of people that read this book are going to fall in love, they're going to adore these characters, cry with and for these characters, and be captivated by their story. But for me that wasn't the case. And for my own reasons. The main one being, the secondary characters frustrated the ever loving hell out of me. I've said it befor...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    Something the author duo that is Erin Watt is doing very well is write addictive, angsty stories that keep you invested even if you want to scream in frustration. In One Small Thing it wasn't any different. I wanted to slap the whole cast of secondary characters - all of them without exception did awful things and behaved like lunatics.I saw a lot of readers complain about Beth's childish behavior and yet she was actually the only one behaving li...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    This review won't be an easy one to write. One Small Thing was emotional, raw, and it evoked quite a few volatile outbursts out of me. I was entirely engrossed in this YA novel that awoke feelings in me that I haven't experienced in a long time. lI felt like my teenage self again, misunderstood, belittled, helpless, and frustrated. I have never felt this kind of emotions while reading a book. It was like I stepped into a time machine. Back to my ...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Beth's sister has been killed three years ago. A car ran her over - the driver didn't see her.Charlie Donnelly. 16 years old at the time, he was sent to juvie for three years. And now, in Beth's last year of school, he's back.And he's going to her school.Which she didn't know when she had a rebelling-against-her-mega-overstrict-parents one-night stand with him at a party last weekend!Everyone at school and in town hates him. Especially her parent...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Live amazon❤3,5-4 stars❤Erin Watt delivers a raw,emotional,intense and sweet story.I feel like it was a long time since I read a book from this author, I was super excited about One Small Thing I really enjoy it!One of the best things in this story is Chase.He intrigued me and I wanted to know more about him.Beth was an ok character in my opinion.I can't say I loved her from the beginning.I didn't like...
  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    This was a giant dumpster fire of a book.The more I think about this, the more problematic it becomes. I’m still not sure the relationship would actually make it in real life. I mean, come on, who falls in love with their sister’s killer??? That’s next level craziness.All the characters in this entire story I hated. They bully their friends and are hypocrites. I get that it was a small town but everyone was so angry over Chase going to sc...
  • Candace Robinson
    Erin Watt has such entertaining books. This one was the deepest and possibly my favorite. A guy accidentally killed a girl's sister and three years later she falls in love with him. How could that ever work out?I loved Beth, really loved her. The way she grieved felt real because it was basically the way I have grieved over deaths. Just because one isn't a huge crier doesn't mean they are affected any less inside their heads.Chase, Chase, Chase. ...
  • Sophie
    Statement: I love Erin Watt's The Royals series and When it's Real. I love Jen Frederick's work as well as Elle Kennedy's series.When I spotted the ARC of One Small Thing I sent a request and crossed my fingers. Real tight. It was painful and unpractical. When I got it I squealed! So hard the neigbors believed some cats were fighting. Nope. That was me! I dove right in but sadly this book was not for me. I think one part of my disappointment is ...
  • Nina
    A very enjoyable read but in my opinion, it couldn't keep up with "When It's Real" or the "The Royals" series. Nevertheless, I liked it and highly recommend you check it out if you enjoyed their other books!instagram || my blog || twitter
  • katwiththehat
    This was an interesting Erin Watt book. I think maybe it’s the first one I’ve read where they’ve tried to tackle a pretty serious subject and the book stays pretty “down” the whole time, which is a bit different from the feel of “When it’s Real” and it’s pop star feel or “The Royals” and their partying and rich boy lifestyle. In this one, Lizzie-turned-Beth (which, I have to say, is a name change that gets a little old the 2...
  • Dee Montoya
    4 Stars****YA and angsty, just how I like it!!!! I seriously can’t enough of Erin Watt. Once again this dynamic duo bring us a beautiful story that is a total page turner! Elizabeth is finally a senior in High school, she and her family have had a really devastating few years, and “Beth” AKA Lizzy is ready to finish school so she can go away to college and start living her life away from her overbearing parents. After one particularly bad ...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    Thank you Harlequin Teen for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.DNF @ 41%I tried guys but this book isn't for me. One Small Thing is one of my highly anticipated books this year and sadly it turned out to be a disappointment. I rarely put a book in a DNF pile and as much as I hated a book, I'll finish it no matter what. However, all the characters in this book pissed me off and I ran out of patience. The story centers on death and ...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    Let me tell you about the conflicting emotions Erin Watt had me feeling in just the first 20% of this book. It all happened so fast. I felt instantly giddy as I found myself in the complicated world of high school senior, Elizabeth Jones. I love a good high school romance and this one had me AMPED right away. The angst, the drama, the insecurities and the unsettled feelings of teenage years, I just love stories that take me to that place. One Sm...
  • Jemima
    One Small Thing... I have been waiting for this book with bated breath.Sadly, This one was almost put into the Dnf category for me.. It wasn't even the fact the characters annoyed me.. I just found the whole premise uncomfortable to read.Now, I will admit something, a lot of people are complaining about how they didn't enjoy the character Beth... trust me... I get what you mean. I understand the frustration of having to read a character that's so...
  • Susan
    One Small ThingErin WattWow, all I can say is, this story blew me away! Keep the tissues close by as you are reading ONE SMALL THING. The author duo of Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick will have your emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Beth after so much heartache! What an awesome story. All of the characters ...
  • Zainab Shah
    It's a good thing I kept reading it because the first half sure as hell doesn't deserve a single star. It's surprising how many stupid decisions the author managed to put into the first half. I mean here's just a few of them; Stupid decision number one : Beth sneaks out and goes to a party out of town (twice) with completely random strangers because being obedient is so robot-like. The hell? Stupid decision number two She doesn't give two shits ...
  • Taylor
    3.75 out of 5 Stars!Full Disclosure: Erin Watt is an auto-buy author for me. I am absolute trash for this duo. So it should serve as no surprise that when I was approved for an ARC of their newest novel I dropped all of my responsibilities to dive into their newest work. As with their previous novels, I practically devoured this in one sitting. Unlike the Royals series there are no rage-inducing cliffhangers here, but a nice (somewhat rushed) end...
  • Rê
    3.5 “Grief and Forbidden Romance” StarsI went into this knowing almost nothing about it, except for the fact that it was written by Erin Watt. It was almost enough to make me love it. Almost.Unlike it happened with Paper Princess, I had a really hard time connecting with the main character here. Beth (Lizzie, or whatever the heck is her name) was the complete opposite of Ella from PP, who was strong and mature and didn’t let people walk ove...
  • Escape into a Booksite
    *4 Stars* ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book, and most of the time I couldn't put it down, however the characters did annoy me at times. So let me get that out of the way. Sometimes, Beth was just plain dumb. And yes I know she was going through something horrible, and dealing in her own way, but I questions alot of the decisions she made regarding the parties and such. Also, Jeff, I wanted to smack him ups...
  • Jaime Arkin
    MehI don’t even know what to say. I’m so horribly disappointed because while I absolutely hated The Royals series by these authors, I adored When It’s Real. So I had incredibly high expectations for One Small Thing hoping it would make me feel more like I did when I read When It’s Real. Unfortunately, it was more along the lines of how I felt reading The Royals books. Honestly, the only good thing about this book for me was Chase… the g...