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Released: April 4th 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Love to the Rescue #3.5
Published by NYLA
“With a sexy hero and a strong heroine, overall this is a great story…”
~ Under the Covers
ONLY YOU is one of my favorite kind of stories and one I always think works great for a novella. A second chance romance! With the limited page count, it makes the HEA believable for me when there’s already such a big connection.
In this case, Amy and Luke were high school sweethearts but she broke up with him when he left for college thinking a long distance relationship wouldn’t work and she didn’t want to hurt more when he ended up breaking up with her in the future.
Now, years later, she’s a single mom to an autistic son and he’s divorced and living in a different place. But he comes in to town for their friends’ wedding and wants to reconnect with Amy right away. I liked that Luke was the stronger pursuer of the relationship while Amy was more reserved and had her doubts. She’s definitely in a position where she has to be more careful who she lets into her life. Her son is her primary focus and I loved that about her character. It shows through very well. I also happened to love the way Luke connection with Noah! Talk about adorable! Of course, it helped that he’s a doctor and knew how to best approach Noah.
As much as it was nice to see these two get an HEA, the story is pretty short and I wanted a bit more. But for the enjoyment it provided as a quick read in one sitting, I definitely thought it was a good story. Novellas are always tricky because you can’t get as invested in the characters, and there was some of that in this one for me. But I think the combination of the rescue dog (love it!) and the real way the author portrayed Noah and the issues that parents deal with autistic kids made it a worthwhile read and added the level of depth that it needed.
ONLY YOU is a sweet small town contemporary that gives two characters the second chance they deserve after life had taken them down hard and different paths. With a sexy hero and a strong heroine, overall this is a great story and I can’t wait to read more from this author.
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