Book Review: Only Love (One and Only, #3)

Our Rating

Overall 9

Only Love


A gorgeous former Marine with a tortured soul.

The beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door.

A meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.

Only Love

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?


I couldn’t put it down soon as I started reading. I love love love Grams. She really made this book for me. I could totally see myself as her when I get older. I also love her thoughts on a way to a mans heart is through his stomach. Booze in everything she makes. My kind of lady.

As for Stella, her and I have similar luck when it comes to love. She was thinking her love life was heading in one direction; only to have life slap her in the face and point her into another one. Everything she thought she wanted turned out to be not what she needed, at all. Then her Grams calls and “needs” her. Being the great granddaughter she is, she drives the 4 hours to help. Only to get way more then she expected, especially when she meets the “boy” next door.

“Boy” doesn’t even come close to describing Ryan. He is all man. Former Marine and built like a tank. He was everything Stella ever needed in a man and more. He is fighting some inner demons and isn’t ready to let Stella in. She too is fighting against her own demons, but there is just something about Ryan that silences all of her inner voices. Something about him makes her want to really feel everything she has tried not to for years.

Without giving too much away I will end it here and just tell you go out and get this book as soon as it comes out on 11/26/2018. You will not be disappointed.

Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are about modern couples falling in old-fashioned love, and even though romance is a fantasy, her heroes and heroines are everyday people with real problems who stumble on their way to happily ever after. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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PurpleBrina is a down to earth single mom who loves all things purple, tattoos, bacon, reading, singing, and music is her life. And lets not forget her love for all things SUPERMAN including the man who plays him on the big screen Henry Cavill.