only love
Contemporary Romance, romance review

Only Love By Melanie Harlow

(One and Only #3)


A gorgeous former Marine with a tortured soul.
The beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door.
A meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow comes an all new standalone romance that will make you believe in the redemptive power of love.

I was expecting a proposal on my birthday, and I got dumped instead.

How could I have been so clueless?

Grams knew exactly how to distract me.

The “cute boy next door” who’s been helping her with yard work clearly needs a little therapy. Who better to call than her newly single therapist granddaughter?

She even fakes dementia to get me to visit, and now that I’m here she’s doing everything in her power to throw us together.

Not that I’m complaining. Ryan is the sexiest man I’ve ever met–I mean the full package, from the chiseled jaw to the massive shoulders to the rippling abs. (And yes, his package is full, and he knows exactly how to deliver it.) He makes me want to get out of my head and follow my heart. He makes me want to take chances I never thought I’d take.

He also makes me want to take my clothes off. A lot.

But he’s moody and challenging–one minute he’s an open book, and the next he’s completely closed off. He holds me like he’ll never let go, but insists he wants to be alone.

Some wounds are so deep, only love can heal them.

How can I convince him to let me try?


Jesus Christ. Stop staring and speak.
“Yes?” he prompted, eyeing the plate in my hands.
I forced myself to smile. “Hi. I brought you some muscles. I mean some abs. I mean some chicken!”

An awesome, beautiful, heartwarming read. 
It’s a book 3 in the one and only series but can be read as a standalone (lately I’ve been reading so many books out of order😂). 

This book had me captivated from the very first page. 
Stella is a practical, sensible, uptight woman. She is unsure of herself and feels complex(not jealousy, there bond is quite perfect) from her sisters. She doesn’t believe she’ll ever find love. 
But enter an old, sweet, sneaky and matchmaker Grandma and all that changes very soon enough.

I lowered my voice. “I also thought penises were erect all the time.”
He nearly choked on the bite he’d just put in his mouth. “What?”
“Again, I feel books may have led me astray here.

Ryan Woods is an ex Marines trying to get used to life as a civilian but it’s difficult after seeing and doing things at the war zone. He is not much of a talker and keeps to himself. Though he regularly cleans the gardens for Stella’s grandma. 
And as I said Grandmas are always the matchmakers. She introduced Ryan and Stella and did everything to turn their relationship to HEA. 

Never underestimate a granny on a mission.
Especially the matchmaking kind.

I enjoyed each and every part of the book and the shenanigans that Grams got up to.

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