A Bookworm Review by Ana
I give this book 5 stars!
Your past can’t be forgotton because when you least expect it it will knock at your door.
Have a look at the blurb:
He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first everything.
But I’m not a lovesick teenager anymore, and I’d never let that cocky troublemaker break my heart again.
So when he shows up out of the blue asking me to have dinner with him “for old time’s sake,” I say I will. After all, it’s been twelve years, and I’m stronger and smarter than I was back then.
Except…he still does something to me. He’s got those eyes that make me weak, those hands that drive me wild, and a body I can’t resist—especially once I see the tattoos. It doesn’t take long for our trip down memory lane to go from sweet to sizzling.
We’re just as good together as we were back then—better, even—and I’m willing to give the only man I’ve ever loved another chance.
But he’s got to tell me the truth.
* * *
All I wanted was to see her again. Tell her I’m sorry. Make her smile.
Okay, that’s a lie. I wanted to do more than that—a lot more. But I know she’s better off without me, and I promised myself I’d behave.
Except I’ve never been much good at keeping promises…or my hands to myself when I’m around her.
I can make her laugh, I can make her cry, I can make her body surrender to mine in ways that neither of us could have imagined back then. I can—and I do—love her more than she’ll ever know.
But I can’t tell her the real reason why I’m here.
And I can’t stay.
Iup… It’s official… I’m almost insane…
On one hand I have so many books to read and one the other I have tons of series to watch… So what do you think I’ll choose??
Books of course… And coming from someone that used to hate reading, insane right??
Melanie Harlow has been a constant in my reading life and I hope she stays like that for more years to come. Have you had the chance to read a book from her? If you had you know what I’m talking about but if you haven’t… Dayum… Go read it now… You’ll see…
Melanie Harlow is amazing. Her writing is hot and wild, simple yet pretty detailed, full of feelings, of real people and their struggles. Her words have the ability to slice your heart open or put a smile on your face. Get ready because not everything is a bed of roses… Just saying.
Only Him is her latest release and it’s book two from the One and Only series. Each book can be read as a standalone but I advise you to read Only Us first… You’ll love it.
This book explores the lifes of Maren and Dallas.
We met Maren in book Only Us because she’s Emme’s sister. She’s a sweet girl, always caring and funny but something is off. She’s not herself anymore and that is becoming a problem.
Back in the days she was an amazing ballerina but those days are over so now she is a yoga instructor. Her heart was broken the day the love of her life disappeared. And now…
Dallas is a stubborn arse. Not only his he a dream but he’s also sexy as hell. He is used to hide himself from everyone but that can become a problem. Secrets can become a problem whe they get in the way of true happiness. Twelve years ago he had made the worst decision in his life but he thought it was the only way. And now…
I’m so happy for the chance to read this book. I’ve read the first one from this series and wanted to know more about the sisters so it was a pleasure to read a new one.
The plot is amazing, super engaging and intense, full of feelings and emotions into the mix. The interation between the characters is beautiful despite all the trouble surrounding them.
Reading this book was a joy but the bumps on the road left me mad…
This book presented us with love, friendship, laughter, second chances as well as loss, pain, heartache, secrets and lies.
There were parts of the book that I wanted to slap someone but there were others that I just wanted to hold them…
It’s amazing when true love is found but when you fuc…. that up it takes time to get it back…
Melanie… What can I say? This series is getting better and I can’t get enough of it. Two sisters down and one to go… Can’t wait for that one…
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
A Few teasers:
Maren glanced back at me, more puzzled than ever, but she started up the cement stairs. I couldn’t take my eyes off her legs in front of me. Her calf muscles were insane from all the ballet training. I remembered how flexible she’d been and felt my dick start perking up.
“In addition to all the history I just gave you,” Aiden said, his voice echoing off the walls, “this hotel was also the site of a certain prom a few years back.”
All of a sudden, Maren stopped moving and looked down over her shoulder at me. “No way.”
The stunned, joyful expression on her face was worth every penny I had to pay to make this happen.
Goose bumps rippled down my arms inside my jacket. I smiled at her.
Her jaw dropped, and she continued up the stairs. At the top, Aiden moved ahead and opened the door to the rooftop. “Ballrooms were not available tonight, but when Dallas asked if you could have the roof to yourselves, I had to admit no one had booked it. In fact, no one has ever even asked to book it.” He laughed.
Maren stepped over the threshold onto the rooftop. “Dallas is definitely one of a kind.”
The three of us moved away from the door, and I saw the table that had been set for us, complete with white linens, flower centerpiece, and candlelight. Luckily, the air was warm, and the wind was soft. The sun was still setting beyond the skyline to the west, and to the east the Detroit River was visible; a little to the south was the Ambassador Bridge, and beyond the river, Canada.
The view was breathtaking on all sides.
After turning around in a full circle, Maren looked at me with shining eyes. “Dallas. This is incredible.”
“You’ll have your own server for the night, and he should be up shortly,” Aiden said, checking his watch. “I should get back downstairs. Dallas, you have my cell if you need anything. Maren, good seeing you again, and I hope you enjoy your evening.” He gave us a smile before heading back to the stairwell door.
As soon as he was gone, Maren turned to me. “I cannot believe you did this.”
I shrugged. “I felt pretty bad when you said you’d missed the prom because of me. I figured I owed it to you.”
She laughed and rolled her eyes, which were filled with tears. “You didn’t, but whatever. I’ll take it.” Opening her purse, she hunted around in it for something. “God, I don’t even have tissues. I didn’t know you were going to make me cry.”
“No crying allowed at the prom. And I hope it’s okay I’m wearing jeans.”
“It’s fine.” She sniffed and closed her purse. “I’m not that dressed up either.”
“You’re perfect.” Our eyes met, and the air between us suddenly felt full of hope and possibility. In any other circumstance, I’d have kissed her. But I couldn’t do that tonight.
“Oh, I almost forgot.” Reaching into the inside pocket of my jacket, I pulled out a wrist corsage.
“Sorry if it’s a little smashed. I had to get rid of the plastic container to hide it from you.”
She giggled and held out her arm. “That’s okay. It’s beautiful.”
“Good.” I slid the elastic band with three deep red roses attached to it along with some other green stuff onto her wrist. “I told the lady at the florist to make it a prom corsage. Pretty sure she thought I was crazy. Or creepy.”
“You might be crazy. But I love it. Thank you for this.” Then she rose up on tiptoe and pecked my cheek. When she lowered her heels, she stood there for a moment, her hand on my arm, her mouth so close I could have simply tipped my head down and my lips would be resting on hers.
My heart stumbled over its next few beats. I wanted to do it so badly, but I’d promised her I’d behave. I’d promised myself I’d behave. There were so many reasons why I shouldn’t be here tonight, standing so close to the only girl I’d ever loved, tempted beyond reason by her legs and her lips and her laugh and her eyes and her ability to make me feel like I fucking mattered in the universe.
What was the right thing to do?
The door from the stairwell opened, and we moved apart.
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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 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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