****4 Only You Stars****
(ARC kindly provided by Author)
(BR with Mel <3)
This is the debut novel for author Riann C. Miller. She wrote a lovely second chance love story that I enjoyed very much. Both Mel and I agreed that it was a very sweet read and has made us very excited about what’s more to come from this author
This book is a standalone story that has two parts. In the first half we meet a young Nikole aka Kole, freshly moved to LA after the death of her mother and step dad. She’s mysteriously gotten a full scholarship to UCLA and has decided to move into the dorms before school even starts to get a feel for the city that will be her new home. Kole gets a job at a local coffee shop where she meets gorgeous Adam. LA is Adam’s home town, and he’s there for the summer before he goes back to Stanford to resume his studies and the life plans his controlling father has laid out for him.
Adam has always been a player because women simply can’t resist him, so when he meets the beautiful and innocent Kole he wants to put his moves on her. b
But she is more than the naïve girl she seems, and will make him word hard for it. Once they start going out a powerful feeling takes over their hearts and this Unlikely Love will make them forget about everything and everyone; nothing else matters when they are together . Unfortunately Adam’s father and Kole’s past will interfere and destroy everything Adam and Kole had planned, changing the direction of their lives forever.
The second part is set twelve years later. Adam’s father has died and on the wake of his death, Adam’s mother has found a very important secret that had been buried but has now resurfaced, forcing Adam to go looking for the girl who broke his heart all those years ago.
Kole is not the same innocent girl she once was, the hardships of life have transformed her into a strong woman who doesn’t take crap from anybody. What I loved about Kole’s character the most, was that she wasn’t jaded or bitter about love in any way. She’s used the pain from her past to better her future. But her sweet essence hasn’t changed, even after the love of her life shattered her heart.
When Adam and Kole come face to face again, so many different emotions will erupt between them. But one thing has remained the same, even after all the time and distance; their Unlikely Love is as strong and alive as before.
This story was romantic and had a good dose of angst. I would definitely recommend this book and I’m hoping we get more from this author soon… (Jett’s story, please)
My Unlikely Love music playlist:
*Extraordinary by Prince Royce
*Love You Crazy by Mikky Ekko
*Scarecrow by Alex & Sierra
*Are You With Me by Suzan & Freek
4.5 “It’s You. It’s Only You I Want.” Stars!
(BR with Dee)
-“Always ask yourself if you’ll be able to live with the decision you’re making.”
Nikole Castro aka Kole grew up in a small town in Kansas. She always wanted to escape her small town, and her opportunity comes when she receives a full scholarship to UCLA. Eighteen & on her own, Kole heads to LA to start this new chapter in her life.
Kole gets settled into her dorm & finds a job at a local coffee shop. Soon she meets a gorgeous guy named Adam Lane. Adam is home for the summer to visit his family and hang out with friends before he starts back at Stanford. He has two more years of college before he starts working for the family company he will one day take over. He comes from a very wealthy family & has a lot of pressure & expectations put on him. He just wants to kick back & relax for the summer, & have some fun.
Adam is all about variety when it comes to the ladies, until he meets the beautiful blonde named Kole at the coffee shop him & his friends hang out at. He pursues her and quickly realizes he’s never felt this way before about a girl. He knows she’s special & he wants her to be his. He’s absolutely crazy about her & the feeling is mutual!
-I don’t think it’s possible that I’ll ever want another guy the way I want you.”
-Those magnificent eyes would always be my downfall.
-I knew in my heart that this man was made for me.
Things get serious pretty fast for this couple, and just as quickly they crumble. They are apart for twelve years over a misunderstanding until circumstances bring them back together. They have both changed a lot, but still are in love with each other. This was a fabulous story about second chance romance. I can’t wait to read more from this author! I need me some Jet next! ;))
-What I feel for you, I’ve never felt for anyone before.
-“I’m discovering how much I enjoy putting that beautiful smile on your face. I’m hoping you allow me more opportunities to do so.”
-“Deep down I knew you were meant to be mine, and so that means I’ve always been yours.”
-You’re the only woman my heart has ever wanted.
-You have my heart and you always will.