Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Title: Only Him
Author: Melanie Harlow
Release Date: June 4, 2018
Sometimes your first love deserves a second chance… 

He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first everything.

But I’m not a lovesick teenager anymore, and I’d never let that cocky troublemaker break my heart again.

So when he shows up out of the blue asking me to have dinner with him “for old time’s sake,” I say I will. After all, it’s been twelve years, and I’m stronger and smarter than I was back then. 

Except…he still does something to me. He’s got those eyes that make me weak, those hands that drive me wild, and a body I can’t resist—especially once I see the tattoos. It doesn’t take long for our trip down memory lane to go from sweet to sizzling.

We’re just as good together as we were back then—better, even—and I’m willing to give the only man I’ve ever loved another chance.

But he’s got to tell me the truth. 

* * *

All I wanted was to see her again. Tell her I’m sorry. Make her smile.

Okay, that’s a lie. I wanted to do more than that—a lot more. But I know she’s better off without me, and I promised myself I’d behave.

Except I’ve never been much good at keeping promises…or my hands to myself when I’m around her. 

I can make her laugh, I can make her cry, I can make her body surrender to mine in ways that neither of us could have imagined back then. I can—and I do—love her more than she’ll ever know.

But I can’t tell her the real reason why I’m here.

And I can’t stay.
Can you hear my heart screaming? This book made me so happy, so sad and swooned me so hard. Everything about this book was perfection. Melanie Harlow brought to the table a difficult subject, handled it with care and appropriateness, and wrapped it in a storyline about two individuals who were made for each other. Maren and Dallas are two amazing characters that wiggled their way into my heart and setup camp. I couldn't help but me emotionally invested in these two from the very first page. And even though their story is not a lighthearted one, there are plenty of uplifting and sweet moments, coupled by some insanely SEXY moments that will have you checking to ensure your eyebrows weren't singed off while reading.

Their chemistry is unstoppable and seductive. I was entranced and addicted to their story. I needed their HEA. I needed just MORE of them. And I got it all. This is one of those books that really struck a chord with me and had me mesmerized. I would HIGHLY suggest everyone to take a chance on it, because it's more than worth the time to emotional investment.

Happy Reading!

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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