Monday, December 28, 2020

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Only You Series by Elle Thorpe

Only You Series
The Complete 5 Book Romance box set
by Elle Thorpe

Working the bar at a famous racecourse is like no other job in the world. Low, Jamison, and Riley know this better than anyone. Handsome. Tattooed. Sexy. They’ve seen it all and are no strangers to beautiful women inviting them into their beds.

Then one moment changes everything. One mistake. Three lives changed forever.

Enter the women who put the pieces back together.

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Only the Positive

All she wanted was one night. That, I could do. I'm the king of casual. Love them and leave them, before they leave me. With chemistry off the scale, we couldn't even make it home, both of us too impatient, ripping each other's clothes off in the alleyway outside the bar.

Then my phone buzzed, and one text message stopped everything. I couldn't think. Couldn't breathe. All I could do was run. I'm toxic, but I can't tell her why. I can't bear the look of horror I know would cross her face. But I also don't know how to keep something so life altering from the woman I'm falling for. Not when I need her just to survive it.

Only the Negatives

The boy who once made my life a living hell is now the only way to save my family from living on the streets.

In my weakest moment, he arrived like some knight in shining armour. One I never wanted or asked for. I should have run him down with my wheelchair. Because the things he once said can’t be unheard. The hell he put me through can’t be forgotten. The man he is now can’t be forgiven for the boy he once was.

And yet, I want him.

Only the Perfect

When I walked in on my girlfriend screwing another guy, I never would have thought I’d be sitting at their wedding less than six months later.

But at the back of the room, at the rejects table, I’m captivated by the woman sitting next to me. She’s gorgeous and smart, and I can’t work out how she’s single. Until I realise she’s the groom’s ex.

This single mother and I are about to turn this wedding into a night our cheating exes will never forget.

Only the Truth

Doctor Damien Farrow is a douchebag.

Sure, he’s sexy as sin with his armful of tattoos and Clark Kent vibes. But after a lifetime of douchebags, my celibacy vow is safe with him. Which makes him the ideal fake date I need on my arm when I face my high school sweetheart—and the back-stabbing woman he dumped me for.

Seeing my sister again after all these years is going to be…interesting.

Only the Beginning

Are you still friends with benefits if you aren’t really friends?

For the past ten years, Riley and I have done nothing but f**k and fight. Long gone are the I love you’s of our youth. Now all we are is arguments and burning attraction, that occasionally (okay, often) ends up with the two of us getting naked. But guess where that sort of behaviour lands you?

With a sex tape gone viral and your snatch on display for the world to see.

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Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

This series is packed full of absolutely terrific characters who Elle Thorpe molds and shapes into terrific couples. They're all lovable in their own unique ways, and once you've met any of them, you'll want to know the rest, which makes a boxset completely perfect. Each story has its own brand of emotion, angst, steam, and chemistry. The stories are engaging, the characters are rich and colorful, and the dialogue is witty. The boxset is 1000+ pages of swoony romance that is perfect for getting lost in and forgetting this crazy old world for a bit. 

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Only the Positive surprised me, and that doesn't happen often in romance. To be honest, it had the potential to take a different and even depressing direction - and don't get me wrong, it is an emotional story, but the author lets the hope shine through as well. Both Low and Reese have things to work through, things they need to deal with, and it does take them some time to learn that they don't have to do it all alone. They're both likable characters, and their journey definitely tugs at the heartstrings. 

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Only the Perfect is all about Jamison and Elodie. The events that lead to this book happened in book 1, but we're given that information here as well, so it still stands alone. Elodie and Jamison have terrible exes, which is kind of okay because it all leads to their meeting, and what a meeting it is. I absolutely love how these two find each other. Jamison is one of those guys that you can't help but love, and it was pretty easy for me to connect with Elodie and her situation. Being a single mom, worrying about how every move you make affects your child is something I know a little about. Of course, all of that is front and center, and the romance is tested. It's certainly emotional, but this book is so suitably named because this couple is pretty darn perfect for each other, and the author shows that in every action and word between them. 


Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Only the Truth is Bree's story, and if someone had told me this one would end up being my favorite in the Only You series, I'd have told them they were crazy. We meet Bree in the first couple of books, mostly by word of mouth from the other characters, but she does make an appearance here and there. And she is not at all likable - not even a little bit. So, I wasn't prepared to like her so much here. She's done the work toward figuring out who she really is, and it shows. Then we have her new love interest, Damien. I love, love, love Damien. He's a bit arrogant, but he's also a complete sweetheart - and he's a relationship guy, which is exactly what Bree needs whether she's ready for him or not. There is a tiny bit of angst in this one, but it's easily resolved, so Bree and Damien's love story is a more lighthearted romance. It's a fun and easy read. I hadn't even considered wanting Bree's story, but now I can't imagine missing out on the swoony Damien and everything he puts in to winning over the woman he wants.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Only the Negatives takes place several years after the first two books in the series and features Gemma and Ryker. We met Gemma in the first book as Reese's little sister, but she's all grown up now and facing some all too grown-up problems. I guess if I had to classify this one, I'd say it's a friends to enemies to friends to lovers romance - yeah, that about sums it up. Both Gemma and Ryker tug at the heartstrings, each for different reasons - his reasons are a little more hidden than hers, and when they come out, it goes a long way toward understanding how the whole enemy thing happened between them. I love that Gemma doesn't let her disability stop her, and Ryker sees her for the beautiful young woman she is. Oh, and don't let the title fool you. The story does have its share of angst, but it's certainly not a Debbie downer. The title fits for a different reason, which isn't hard to figure out from pretty early on.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Only the Beginning is Riley and Bianca's love story - well, it's kind of their on again/off again story for awhile. They have this whole love/hate thing going, and the more they pretend they hate each other, the more their real feelings seem to come through. Of course, anger plays a big part in their story, which means the occasional round of angry sex. As things progress, they kind of have this whole Notting Hill type thing going on, and I have to say that this is the first couple in this series that I've seriously wanted to shake both of them until their teeth rattled. I loved both characters, but they drove me a bit crazy. The feels are all there, but this pair has plenty to weed through to find their happy ever after, and it feels kind of like they took the scenic route to get there.  

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