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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny
‘After a lifetime of mediocre, I finally had a glimpse of amazing-and there would be no going back from that. At least not in one piece.’
Well we are emotionally wrecked from reading Only You, talk about making our hearts swoon and beat out of our chest one minute then breaking into pieces the next! Only You lulls you into a swoon worthy friends to lover’s romance with -15 missing years apart- for our hero and heroine. Paige and Evan’s story was beautiful yet so very sad – stunning in its romance, love and friendship. The loyalty and passion was intense and real. We felt every single word written by Stephanie Rose; what a stunning writer she is!
‘In time he’d see. I did it for him.’
Evan has to be one of the most beautiful male characters we’ve read. Our hearts bled for this man. He was a hero, always there for everyone – written with just enough vulnerability and compassion to even out his controlling alpha male streak. His heart was so big and he wore it on his sleeve.
“I’ll never make the mistake of holding back with you ever again. You’re mine. You’re everything.”
Paige too was a heroine whom we took to our hearts immediately; she’s not had it easy settling down nor in her family life. Yet she’s level-headed, caring and a successful woman. We felt so incredibly sorry for her and shed many tears following her journey.
‘Sometimes, life didn’t make one bit of goddamn sense.’
Ultimately, what we loved about Only You was the simplicity. The simplicity of romance and love – friendship and loyalty. It was all here to see and experience. Nothing was overwritten – it flowed with perfection and emotion. Sure, we would have loved a bit more in one respect to heal our reading hearts but….it was nearly there. We truly felt the love, the internal struggles – we believed!
‘If you love something set it free.’
**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author, with thanks**
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