REVIEW – ONLY YOU by Melanie Harlow


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.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Why did lightning strike for some people, and not for others? Why did some of us pick the wrong people over and over again, and others got it right the first time? Why were we told as kids to listen to our hearts when things like geography or timing or luck seemed to matter so much more?

What did our hearts know, anyway?




ONLY YOU is a sexy, heartfelt, and angsty friends-to-lovers romance between a handsome divorce attorney who has a jaded view of love and commitment and a beautiful wedding planner with a big heart who dreams of having the fairytale ending. They may seem polar opposites but have been good friends ever since they became neighbors in their loft apartment complex. This is one of the rare occasions where I loved the Heroine more than the Hero. She is someone that I related to on so many levels. Nate drove me nuts with his push and pull behavior and I hoped that he would eventually get his act together so that he could be the man that deserved to win Emme’s heart.

Emme hasn’t made the best choices in the men she’s given her heart to in the past. She’s a beautiful soul who loves with her whole being and she has a hard time separating her heart from her head. She has dreams of finding the one man who she will share an all-consuming love with but has only managed to get her heart broken over and over again, and yet still she hasn’t given up on her dreams of finding her one true love.



Nate Pearson loves his life as a single man. There is never a shortage of women that he can have hot no strings attached sex with. He’s completely happy with his uncomplicated life that only revolves around his wants and needs—his world gets rocked when a little care package is left outside his front door with a note from a one night stand he had almost a year ago. To say that Nate freaks out when he learns he’s the father of a two-month-old baby girl is an understatement. Luckily, Emme was there to help him navigate through his first few days of fatherhood.

At first Nate is completely overwhelmed and not at all open to the possibility of being a father and having to make changes in the lifestyle he was accustomed to, but Emme puts him in his place and it’s like a light switch is flipped and he’s determined to be the best Dad for his little girl. While he’s getting used to being a father, Nate is also realizing that he’s developed deep feelings for Emme, and it scares him to death. He’s always kept himself closed off to love because loving someone has only brought him heartbreak in the past. They share many steamy nights of passion during stolen moments and even though they both vow to remain friends and that they’re not heading toward a serious relationship, there’s no denying that something special is happening between them.



At the beginning of the story, I was a huge fan of Nate. He was the sexy and funny neighbor who became insanely attractive with every passing second he started to bond with his daughter. But when he kept pulling Emme into his life and into his arms only to push her away the following morning by giving her the cold shoulder, I started to really dislike him. I understood he had emotional baggage but my heart broke for Emme, every time he turned into a cold bastard. I empathized with Emme and even though I knew there’s no way this would end badly since I’ve read several of Melanie Harlow’s books, I still couldn’t help but be pissed off with Nate.

When Nate has the chance to get his old life back, will he be able to transition back to it, or will he realize that he too wants that fairytale ending that he always thought Emme was foolish for believing in?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Heros & Heroine: 5

ONLY YOU is currently available! It is my new favorite by the talented Melanie Harlow! One-click it if you haven’t already!

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