Title: Only Him
Author: Melanie Harlow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 stars
Series: One and Only #2- can be a standalone
Release Date: June 4th, 2018
Add on Goodreads!
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.
Eeek! Another sexy, emotional, swoony book by Melanie Harlow. This book was a complete emotional roller-coaster, and took me through every emotion. More than once.
Maren is shocked when Dallas shows up at her doorstep. The last time she saw him was 12 years before, when they were still couple, the night he broke her heart. But now there he is. Looking better than ever, giving her that same smile, wanting to make amends for hurting her.
When a dinner turns into much more, and Dallas being in town for “one night” turns into multiple nights, they both know they are in trouble. The feelings they had for each other have never gone away, and they are feeling stronger than ever.
But can Maren trust him not to hurt him again? Especially when it starts to seem like Dallas is hiding one major secret..
This was a really great second chance at love book. Maren and Dallas have obvious chemistry and a connection they can’t seem to shake. Of course it’s not that easy, as Dallas is battling something that brings a really emotional aspect to the plot. (HEA tho, don’t worry!!)
All in all, this was a great read. I really enjoyed both the characters, as well as seeing Emme and Nate from Only You. I can’t wait for Stella’s book!