Friday, June 29, 2018

Only You by Melanie Harlow

Title: Only You 
Author: Melanie Harlow
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: One and Only #1
Main Characters: Emme and Nate
Release Date: March 2018
Publisher: 
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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.
My Review:
Overall, this was a simple little happy read. I enjoyed it. I liked the characters...although there were more than a few times when I wanted to kick Nate in the shins. 

So, the set-up of this book...Emme has lived across the hall from Nate for years. They're friends. Emme has watched his parade of one night stands forever and has no desire to join the many. Nate has watched Emme's disastrous versions of relationships. They like one another as friends, but there's no way they could ever be anything more. 

Then Paisley shows up on Nate's doorstep...his 8 week old daughter that he didn't know existed. Emme has to step in and help just because Nate is clueless. Through sleepless nights and single parenting trials, suddenly they find themselves as something more, but all those things that kept them apart in the first place haven't just disappeared. Nate is still a commitment-phobe and Emme still gives her heart way too easily and quickly. 

And there's the mess of the baby in the middle of all of this. 

It was an enjoyable read. I liked it. I would definitely recommend it. It's a well-written and entertaining story with some low-level angst to keep it emotionally satisfying for this angst-loving girl.

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