“Heartfelt, beautiful and sexy! There’s a reason Melanie Harlow is one of my absolute favorite romance authors, and Only Love is the latest example of why she holds that spot. Ryan and Stella’s love touched my heart!” – Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Only Love, an all-new sexy standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is now available!
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?
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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF
This author never disappoints when it comes to giving her readers an enjoyable fun romance with a touch of angst. This is the story of Stella, the eldest sister of Emme and Maren. This is the third book of The One and Only series but can be read as a standalone.
Stella is a successful therapist whose heart was broken when her fiancé dumped her on her birthday. Now that her sisters are getting married she feels suddenly left out. Thank goodness she has a meddling and nosey grandma who won’t stop at playing cupid.
Ryan is our wounded hero, a divorced ex-Marine and a loner. He has learned to shut out the world and can be such a jerk. Helping out his next door neighbour led him to meeting Stella and you can feel the instant attraction between the two.
Told in multiple points of view this well-written love story features interesting characters. Gram’s attempts at matchmaking will make you giggle and smile and one can empathize with Stella’s insecurities. She is strong but has some self-esteem issues. And then there’s Ryan, emotionally closed-off and aloof, you will surely fall in love with this broken hero. Some readers might not be keen on insta-love and this book is a typical example. The author spins Stella and Ryan’s story that is pure escapism but is balanced out when PTSD is also extensively discussed. The secondary characters provide a multi-faceted side to the story and Ryan’s best friend Mack definitely stands out. According to the author’s notes, Mack will have his own book in the near future and I am looking forward to hearing his own story. I really enjoyed reading this book it gives you all the feels and warms your heart.
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.
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