Title: Only You
Author: Melanie Harlow
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Where I got it: ARC from Social Butterfly PR
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.
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.
Nate is a divorce lawyer and a self-proclaimed “forever bachelor”. He doesn’t believe in love and believes marriage isn’t worth it because half of them fail.
Emme is a wedding planner and a romantic. She’s the polar opposite of Nate, and believes in happily ever after. She also tends to fall for the wrong man, and has her heart broken a lot.
Imagine Nate’s surprise when he finds out he’s a dad by literally finding his daughter on his doorstep. He has no idea what to do with a two-month old baby and has to rely on Emme to help him.
Nate was none to pleased when he discovered he was a father, but man did he handle it well. He really stepped up to the plate and learned from his mistakes. I really enjoyed reading his transformation from macho bachelor to good dad.
I enjoyed Emme’s character as well, but there were a few times I thought she “gave in” to Nate a little too quickly. I would have liked for her to stand up for herself a little more in the beginning.
Nate’s backstory was pretty heartbreaking, as was his relationship with his mother. I wish there had been more to that part of the story – it felt lacking and in need of some closure. I also wish the epilogue was more in the future, but that’s just a personal preference.
Overall, I truly enjoyed this story and I’m now going to go back and read the French series that I didn’t know about, that contains Emme’s cousin and boss. I would recommend this book.