Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 3/12/18
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.
As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing.
As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.
We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit—he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down.
But it’s a mistake.
Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us.
I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.
I want to be the one he asks to stay.
THIS BOOK IS ONE BIG ROMANTIC TREAT. I could NOT put it down. It’s a FIVE star favorite that I read in ONE SITTING. I fell deeply in love with every little thing that makes up this sweet story! It’s bliss. A must read. An ‘OMG the feels are so sweet’ kind of read. Full review below but Only You is a standalone that will make you swoon for days!
5 “This was Everything” Stars!
I have tears in my eyes! I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! So undeniably, unequivocally, irrevocably in love with this book. It was gorgeous. From the first chapter I felt myself beginning to fall. Everything about the storyline and the characters captivated me. Emme and Nate are delicious together. Their personalities, their conversations, their chemistry… my my my! I was a goner, charmed beyond words. Only You is so well written. Melanie knows how to capture and secure the heart of her readers. She is an excellent writer with books that ooze heartfelt goodness. And gosh, did I ever fall in love. I can’t catch my breath right now. This was blissful. ALL THE THINGS I live for in romance. I can’t recommend it enough.
Only You starts off HOT. Nate and Emme are a hilarious breath of fresh air. Their distinct personalities win you over immediately. Where Emme is full of life—wild with emotion, a dreamer, optimistic—Nate is the opposite. He lives a “surface level” kind of life. He NEVER involves his emotions in anything. He thrives on control. These two are polar opposites, yet they’ve developed an amazing friendship over the last 3 years. A divorce attorney (Nate) and a wedding planner (Emme), they live across the hall from each other. They have two completely different outlooks on love and that shows when an unexpected surprise (in the form of a baby) lands on Nate’s doorstep. And gracious me, I loved that so much! I ate up each page of this romance. Watching Nate and Emme’s relationship grow was fun and sweet and sexy and so good.
Between laughing at how charming these two are together and wanting to swoon forever as Nate transforms from this closed off, jaded playboy into a open, caring man, I was in book heaven. Every moment spent with these characters was an ultimate pleasure. I had belly flutters, little electric sparks zapping me as I read. There’s such beauty in this love story, such decadent sweetness in the friendship to lovers romance that transforms Nate and Emme.
On top of all that, we get to see Coco and Nick and Mia and Lucas from the Frenched Series. Hooray! As a MEGA fan of those books I was delighted to see those characters again. Emme is Mia’s cousin, and partners with Coco at Devine Events. Getting to see them all together made me happy. And I must say, if you haven’t read the Frenched Series (what the heck? You should do that), reading this first shouldn’t hurt your reading experience at all!
Overall, Only You felt like a treat. A big, delicious romantic treat for the heart! I can’t stop swooning! I’m absolutely smitten with every little detail that makes up this story! Melanie did an amazing job and I think this is her best book to date (which is saying a lot because I’ve read and loved most of them)! To say I recommend it would be an understatement! You should absolutely read it! I think it’s one the best books of the year!
About the Author
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.