My ThoughtsThe synopsis of the story caught my attention right away, but I am sadly disappointed. Looking through the ratings of this novel in Goodreads, I know that I'm one of the few that is weird. Right from the start, I thought that it was nice that the author used ballet terms to express Natalya's thoughts because Natalya is a ballerina. I thought maybe that was normal. However, as the story progressed, I found the ballet terms annoying because too much of it was used, and for those who know nothing about ballet (like me) may not be able to relate, and have a hard time to read the story. In my case, I love it whenever I'm able to imagine something. In the case of these ballet terms, since I don't know them, no image comes into mind. All I'd figure is that, oh that's a spin. Or somewhere along those lines.
The plot was also repetitive and predictable. Too much hints were dropped that I figured out the secret early, which took away the thrill from my reading experience. I felt that the story just kept on repeating itself over and over again, and it got tiring to read. By the latter half of the book, I just found myself not really reading it fully anymore.
Despite the plot, I loved some of the characters, especially Becca. She was always there for Natalya even though she kept on getting pushed away. She knows when to stay silent and just listen, and when to push Natalya, which I found nice. She knows how to match moods with Natalya, and that's what great about their friendship. I was apprehensive when it came to Tonio at first, but I found myself slowly warming up to him. His relationship with Natalya was from far perfection, but it was what's realistic. I love how he came to make his own decisions without putting Natalya entirely in to the equation. I think it is really important to make life-changing decisions without solely depending on others. Above all else, Karina was the one that I loved the most. Her bubbly energy added life to the serious plot that was filled with problems of the characters.
I'm glad that the characters got their happy ending, but I felt like it was kind of open-ended. I don't know if this leads to a sequel or not. Nevertheless, One, Two, Three is a story about learning to come to terms with one's past and family. This novel may not have been for me, but many others liked it. Other contemporary romance readers might also like this.