Friday 1 November 2013

Only For You (Only You #1) - #review & #giveaway

Title:   Only for You (For You #1)
Author:  Genna Rulon
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:  September 24, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


 “In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!
All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she carefully planned.
When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar by her best friend, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, a tempestuous relationship is born.
Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate–that fickle shrew–continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she declares Hunter an enemy combatant. The only complication… Hunter is resolutely pursuing vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.
Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption--brimming with intelligent characters, witty dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.
Note:  Although this is series, each novel can be read as a stand alone.

Purchase Links
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About the Author
Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy’s writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

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Buy ONLY FOR YOU  (Kindle)
Source: Kindle
Genre: NA Contemporary

My Review...

Gah!! So I loved this book but....yes there is a but.

I loved the premise, loved the structure, loved Hunter, loved Sam but the two things that held me back was Ev been so obtuse and stubborn at the end and some of the dialogue seemed unrealistic at times. 

Otherwise we have Everleigh (Ev) who has had some bad luck in her life.  But what she does have is the best BFF with Sam who loves her and supports her no matter what. 

Due to a recent influx in assaults the girls take a self defense class where they meet Hunter but Ev's defense mechanism is sarcasm and with Hunter she hands it out in full force which does nothing but intrigue him. 

Their duelling repertoire of wit and banter creates a strong friendship but Ev falls deep when she shouldn't have. While Hunter keeps her at arms length his love and support are still beautiful.

However, tragedy happens and other truths comes out and hearts get broken and Ev becomes a stubborn oaf while Sam struggles to survive and carry on.

But with a little help bridges are mended and hope is given for both Sam's recovery and Ev's heart.

"I already knew, for me there is only you. No matter what happened between us in the future, it would only ever be you. I was made for you-only for you."

4 Hunter Loving Thumbs up!
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