One Thing I Know by Kara Isaac

One Thing I Know

A fresh, heartfelt romance involving a case of mistaken identity when a ghostwriter masquerades as a relationship expert and the man who is determined to expose her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart…Rachel Somers is America’s #1 relationship coach—America just doesn’t know it. Rachel writes the books, but her Aunt Donna plays the face of the operation. Afraid of their secret being exposed, Rachel has no choice but ...

Details One Thing I Know

TitleOne Thing I Know
Release DateFeb 12th, 2019
PublisherHoward Book
GenreRomance, Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Reviews One Thing I Know

  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    I have heard great things about this author, so I was very excited to finally read one of her books. Right away, I was drawn into the story and didn't want to stop reading. Unfortunately, by about 40% through, I was only mildly interested in the story and characters, and the several innuendos spread throughout really irritated me. There was more than a couple of casual mentions of sex and gay couples, not to mention someone thinks the main charac...
  • Staci
    Another winner by Kara Isaac!Initially, the story line wasn't my favorite premise...girl hides secret from guy she's in love with, big blow-up and then amends are made. However, One Thing I Know was substantially more complicated than that though and for that reason I found myself more and more engaged in the novel as Rachel and Lucas' story played out.I loved the banter between Rachel and Lucas. I adored secondary characters Scott and Anna. And ...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2.5 to 3 StarsOne Thing I Know is a sweet story about understanding, second chances, and letting go of the past to make way for the present. I saw someone else mention that this almost had a You've Got Mail feel to it and I can totally see that. Two people coming together, both with pasts and secrets that neither of them know and yet they still come together, work through it, and make it all work out. While this did have some religious tones to i...
  • Beth
    Storylines that revolve around secrecy can be tricky. If not handled the right way, or if based on anything that doesn’t evoke strong empathy from the reader, it can really start a story off on the wrong foot. However, when it comes to Kara Isaac, I’ve learned to trust her unique plots and instead just enjoy (and maybe agonize the teensiest bit) as I watch everything unfold.Rachel Somers is tired of her duplicitous role in Dr. Donna’s best-...
  • Susan
    One Thing I KnowKara IsaacONE THING I KNOW is the first book I've ever read by Kara Isaac. The twists and turns keep coming and I had to know how it was going to end! Every time I thought I knew where this story was going, a few pages later, Kara Isaac threw me for a loop and I knew I was wrong! I'm kicking myself for not reading this wonderful novel sooner.ONE THING I KNOW is a quick read and unputdownable! There were quite a few times when read...
  • Sherry Deatrick
    I absolutely loved this book! The story line was unique and the characters were relatable and fun. And since Kara lives in New Zealand and this story takes place in Wisconsin, I wondered. But she got it spot on. I spend a lot of time in Wisconsin and she got the sports guy right and only the mention of the ‘cheeseheads’ would have made it more realistic. This book dealt with not telling the truth and the consequences that can result, even if ...
  • Lilian
    Aw, this was a really cute romance! It was well-done and I found it nice and fluffy. :D I've read another one of Kara Isaac's books and really enjoyed it, so I had high expectations set for this one. Unfortunately, this book didn't really meet those expectations. 1) My main gripe: I found the plot.... weird. Yes, it was intriguing, interesting, and in general well thought-out, but it was really unrealistic (unlike the romance). 2) There's a decen...
  • Natalie Walters
    Author Kara Isaac offers a twist in her repertoire of romantic comedies with One Thing I Know. While readers will still find witty banter between lead characters, Rachel Somers and Lucas Grant, the plot dives into complicated territory of deception leading to the kind of tension that made it impossible to put this book down. One of the things I appreciate about Ms. Isaac and this story in particular is the way she doesn't shy away from hard topic...
  • Jaime Jo Wright
    One Thing I Know is a beautiful walk through human struggles and triumphs. I was blessed by the array of characters that fully example life as we know it. Flawed. Blessed. Broken. Beautiful. I loved the passion with which the author’s faith weaves throughout the story and how imperfect people are portrayed as just that. Imperfect. In need of Grace. Kara Isaac’s consistency in providing quality yet realistic romance is palpable in this novel a...
  • Nora St Laurent
    I enjoyed this authors’ romantic comedy that kind of reminded me of You’ve Got Mail where two characters start talking via the internet. One knows who the other is, but the other isn’t saying. They know if they reveal who they really are the relationship would end. In this case one is a radio personality and the other is a guest on the show filling in for Dr. Donna (her Aunt) because she’s on a book tour.Rachel is unnerved, “she wasn’...
  • Cara Putman
    I don't like straight romance, but I gotta tell you that One Thing I Know could change my mind. Why? The characters! I absolutely adored the heroine and the way she grew to lean into friends rather than staying an island. And I loved how the hero was the flipside of her. More like her than he wanted to admit, yet brought out so much good in her. A romance with hints of comedy and a inspirational thread that was beautifully woven.
  • Melanie
    One Thing I Know was a cute contemporary romance from Kara Isaac. I enjoyed the storyline and how the characters interacted with each other. It was fun...up until her secret was revealed and then things got serious. I could understand his hurt, but also could see why she did what she did...The ending was very good and wrapped everything up nicely. I recommend this book if you enjoy this genre -- it is a good one.*Disclosure of Material Connection...
  • Beth Erin
    Full review on FaithfullyBookish.comWhat we do in the aftermath of our poor choices says a lot about who we are and/or how desperate we were at the time. Rachel has been stuck between a rock and a hard place long enough to appreciate a restful night’s sleep on a hardwood floor. Truly, her backstory breaks my reader heart and I completely understand how she and Aunt Donna got themselves in the big stinky (and ever-growing) pickle they’re in. L...
  • Madison
    In One Thing I Know author Kara Isaac once again combines flawed, realistic and loveable character with seamless writing, humour, friendship and messages of faith, hope and forgiveness. I found One Thing I Know to be utterly delightful and a pleasure to read. Rachel Somers lives a double life. She is the author of the famous Dr Donna relationship advice books but plays the part of helpful assistant while her Aunt Donna is the face of the books. S...
  • Clara
    Well, where to start?How about one of my favourite quote from the book.“Sometimes things really are that uncomplicated; the rest is just baggage”Lucas and Rachel have had childhoods full of hurt caused by the ones who were supposed to protect them. Each one has carried on somehow - one with a heart full of regrets and the other full of judgment. These scars should make them kindred spirits but the sparks that fly at first are not really frien...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    I found this story line completely refreshing. I don't think I've read anything quite like it before and that kept me interested from beginning to end. The way that Lucas and Rachel meet and how their lives intersect and intertwine was original to me. I've been feeling a bit overdone with Billionaires, so it was nice to read about two regular people with difficult life choices facing them.Rachel is caught between a rock and a hard place. Secrets ...
  • Kay (aka) Miss Bates
    When a romance author is recced by Ros Clarke, I seek her out. That’s how I came to new-to-me-inspirational-romance-author Kara Isaac’s One Thing I Know. It was like no inspirational romance I’d read. Hero and heroine, Lucas Grant and Rachel Somers, come with heavy baggage; how their paths cross and they fall in love is a fraught journey. Looking back, they’ve got things to work out, looking forward sometimes seems impossible. That’s th...
  • Catherine
    In her familiar style, Kara Isaac skillfully weaves together a delightful romance, filled with twists and turns, and makes you wonder if it's really going to turn out okay or not. I love the way she always makes me think about what I would do in a certain situation. I appreciate her honest writing, and her willingness to pull back the curtain on the very real and raw life that exists outside the bubble some Christians like to live in. Well done, ...
  • Amy
    Usually, as I go through each stage of reading a book, my mind wanders to how I'm feeling about it. There were moments in the beginning pages, where I felt a little thrown. This is quite a common feeling when you are familiar with an author's work, in which you feel 'secure' in the writing style and material. It felt different, is different. As I reflected back on Isaac's previous books I realized that she has the ability to take a conflict and w...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    'I know that when nothing makes sense and life is as hard as it's ever been, God is even more present in the middle of all the brokenness. Because Jesus changes everything.'How do you even begin to write a review that truly expresses how you feel about a book that is just so tremendous, you weep through parts of it?For years Rachel Somers has been ghostwriting her Aunt Donna's best selling books. She doesn't want to, but it takes the big bucks th...
  • Tracy C
    2 1/2 stars. I really struggled to connect with this one. Lucas and Rachel spent hardly any time together, yet they were madly in love? This was really about Rachel's struggle with the Dr. Donna deception and her past with her father. Also, reader be aware: IMO, this should have been tagged as Christian or Religious. Not my cup of tea.
  • Melissa
    I really loved this novel. It has everything I have come to expect from a Kara Isaac book--realistic characters and situations and struggles with doing the right, godly thing vs. doing the easy thing.I appreciated her balance of bits of humor alongside exploring what it means to hide and exactly how the truth can set a person free--even if the consequences for lying/deception still exist. Lucas and Rachel both wrestle with their pasts and how tho...
  • Melissa Henderson
    Secrets are always revealed in one way or another. In this heartfelt story, the reader finds personality conflicts, family and honesty issues, secrets, heartache and yet also, finds hope, trust and love. I received a complimentary copy of this book and this is my honest opinion. No review was required.
  • Michele
    Rachel is the ghost-writer for her Aunt Donna's very successful relationship books and column, "Ask Donna". This is quite ironic, given she has few relationships herself. Lately, she's been feeling guilty about the deception and wants to either quite writing or come clean about it. When she meets sport talk show host/relationship coach (because women call in and ask him relationship advice), Lucas, the sparks fly but she tries her best to avoid t...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    Readers who are already familiar with Kara Isaac’s writing will find this story has a slightly more serious tone than her previous novels, although it’s definitely not without the humour and wit that I love in her writing. Case in point: “There were some things that were sacred, and walking into Barnes & Noble without running into a cardboard version of yourself was one of them.” It’s also different in that the main characters aren’t ...
  • M. Marinan
    This was a surprisingly complex plot for what I thought would be a fluffy romantic comedy. Loads of drama but it wasn't overwhelming (except near the climax where I had a tear or two). Light spiritual themes that also weren't overwhelming - it seemed to be a well written story about two people falling in love, except that their baggage got in the way. 4.5 stars (SPOILER) with a minor deduction for the way Rachel gets over Lucas' revelation so fas...
  • Karen
    Kara writes about sweet, but messy relationships where forgiveness and truth are the issues. Enjoyed the story and the characters.
  • Synergy_Quest
    4.5 stars - One Thing I Know is a sweet story about two people who were nearly broken by their fathers. They find each other and have to wade through life’s baggage and revealing secrets, before they can capture the kind of love and commitment everyone dreams of. There is a sure Christian/religious theme throughout that gets stronger toward the end. I love Jesus, so this doesn’t bother me in the slightest. However, if this sub-topic is not th...
  • Amy
    In Kara Isaac’s latest romantic story, Rachel is Dr. Donna’s assistant (the popular relationship coach) even though she is actually providing all of the relationship advice in her books. Rachel has one more book to complete left on her contract, but is fresh out of ideas. Dr. Donna helps to set up a partnership of sort with Lucas, a sports radio host who gets calls for advice instead of sports questions. Lucas has his own baggage that he must...