the best is yet to come. The thing is, everybody in Blessings is sure it's Mike and LilyAnn who belong together-and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make LilyAnn realize the love of her life has been by her side all along.
(Originally published as The Curl Up and Dye.)
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Release Date: February 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Southern, Small Town Romance
Actual Rating: 4.25 stars
Sharon Sala has entrapped me within this series. Blessings, Georgia is one of those fictional towns that I would gladly live in if it were only real. This town is filled with well meaning, charming, and delightful characters that readers feel like they befriend along the way. Having read the newer books in the series I knew I had to go back and see where everything started and I am pleased to announce that I am just as love with these stories from the beginning as I am with the later ones. It's not too often where readers can find stories that leave an imprint on their lives but this one (and the later books) are. This is a gorgeous series, one that every contemporary romance should read (especially if you enjoy "cleaner" romances, and I honestly cannot recommend it enough.
In You and Only You readers will meet Mike Dalton and LilyAnne Bronte. LilyAnne has been living in a time bubble of sorts. She lost her fiance many years back and hasn't been able to move on since. Mike Dalton on the other hand has been holding back his feelings for LilyAnne. He knows how much she loved her fiance and has given her time to grieve his loss. But how many years of this grief period is enough? Will he ever be able to share his true feelings with his neighbor and childhood friend? These are the things that you will find out within this novel.
Not only is there romance in this book, but there are suspenseful elements as well. When a stranger comes to town he threatens their peaceful existence... And he may be the devil coming for the sweet people within Blessings. I won't say what effect he has on the town or characters but my adrenaline was sure rushing in some spots of the story!
Anyway, I adore this series. I purchased the first 4 or 5 books in the series that I haven't read yet and am always wanting to sit down and read them all one after another. These books are just a pure joy and always leave me feelings happy. I think the same can be said for many other readers as well.
You may enjoy this book if you like:
▶ Clean romances (this one does have some swearing in it but it's not over the top at all)
▶ Small town romances (you will feel like you are a part of Blessings
▶ Southern Romances (the Southern charm is aparent throughout)
▶ Friends to lovers romance
▶ Romances that evolve after loss
You can find all the latest book reviews I have posted on the blog! I read various genres depending on my mood so there is a little something for any reader. xox Elle xox