Monday, November 26, 2018

Only Love ~ Melanie Harlow ~ New Release and Review


Heartfelt, beautiful and sexy!"

- Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Only Love, an all-new sexy standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!

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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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About Melanie Harlow
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. Harlow Headshot Color.jpg
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Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy Provided by Author

Gotta love a scheming Granny!
We’ve met and seem glimpses of Stella in her sister’s books and it was so nice to get a fuller picture of who she is in Only Love.
Ryan is a Marine veteran living next door to Stella’s grandmother. Grandma Ruthie engineers a meeting and they stumble through the rest.
I liked both Stella and Ryan. I appreciated that she wasn’t the paragon her image in the first two books made her out to be. Her flaws made her more human and relatable. His struggles are (I think) a good representation of what so many returning warriors go through.
These two together and their interactions had me rooting for them from the beginning. While their relationship developed quickly, Ms Harlow did an excellent job of capturing the emotions on both sides. The dual POV let us see not only how each character was feeling, but their perception of the other side as well. Seeing both sides upped the empathy factor for me in regards to both Stella and Ryan.
Well written and entertaining, this fairly quick read has just the right balance of angst, humor, and romance. Add in good friends and sisters to back Ryan and Stella up and you have a winner to complete the series. This can be read as a stand alone, but I think it is much stronger if Only You and Only Him have been read before as it solidifies the sister's relationship and references that appear here.

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