A gorgeous former Marine with a tortured soul.
The beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door.
A meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.
I was expecting a proposal on my birthday, and I got dumped instead.
How could I have been so clueless?
Grams knew exactly how to distract me.
The “cute boy next door” who’s been helping her with yard work clearly needs a little
therapy. Who better to call than her newly single therapist granddaughter?
She even fakes dementia to get me to visit, and now that I’m here she’s doing everything in her power to throw us together.
Not that I’m complaining. Ryan is the sexiest man I’ve ever met--I mean the full package, from the chiseled jaw to the massive shoulders to the rippling abs. (And yes, his package is full, and he knows exactly how to deliver it.) He makes me want to get out of my head and follow my heart. He makes me want to take chances I never thought I’d take.
He also makes me want to take my clothes off. A lot.
But he’s moody and challenging--one minute he’s an open book, and the next he’s completely closed off. He holds me like he’ll never let go, but insists he wants to be alone.
Some wounds are so deep, only love can heal them.
How can I convince him to let me try?
4 Star Review by Ashley
Confession time: I haven't read the other titles in this series of standalone books from Melanie Harlow. And with going in blind (no blurb reading here) I was able to follow along with Only Love just fine.
Sensible. Intelligent. Kind. Analytical. Inexperienced. Hopeful. I think my favorite thing about Stella was her awkwardness. She was so unsure of herself, of her power and beauty and while it could've been off putting, I found it kind of endearing. And Ryan found it irresistible. Even when he didn't want to. He was a bit reclusive. Standoffish. He had a few close friendships but no real attachments. He liked it that way. Until Stella. He didn't know what it was about her but he couldn't get her out of his head. Even when she was trying to get into his.
With a meddling grandmother, pie, curious sisters, meatloaf and fast feels, Only You was entertaining from start to finish. It held true to what I've come to know and love an expect from Melanie Harlow. Wonderfully flawed characters, some humor, some steam, some drama, some forgiveness and a whole lot of love. And that ending, was everything Stella and Ryan wanted and deserved.
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.