In Review: Only You by Marie Landry

Posted November 17, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Only You by Marie LandryOnly You by Marie Landry
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 13, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 263 pages
How I got it: From the author
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My rating:

When Ivy reluctantly takes a new part-time job, it’s a means to an end. Doing this favor for her pain-in-the-neck roommate means Ivy can have her apartment to herself again much sooner. The last thing she expects is Hugh—the hot Scot who just happens to be her new boss—asking her out on a date. And then another. And another.

Something about Hugh makes Ivy want to let her guard down and open up, which would be perfect if he wasn't possibly returning to Scotland in a matter of weeks. But maybe that doesn’t matter. Maybe Ivy can learn to live in the moment and have a little fun, even if it means setting herself up for heartache later.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

Only You was absolutely delightful! I have to admit, I had no idea it was a holiday-themed romance until I started reading it. But you know what? It was exactly what I needed in my life. For the last couple weeks, I’ve been trying to get in the mood for the holidays but I’ve been resistant for some reason. The holiday spirit Only You inspired was very real. Now I want to indulge in all the Christmas things.

Is it normal to want to be best friends with a book character? Because I totally want Ivy to be my new BFF. She was spunky and relatable. I felt like I totally “got” her. Is it ok to say I was a little worried about Hugh in the beginning? I was afraid he was going to turn out to be some jerky playboy, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. This hot Scot was 100% swoony. Ivy and Hugh had amazing chemistry and I couldn’t get enough of it. They gave me ALL the heart eyes.

I loved the romance, but I also flat-out adored the focus on friendships in this book. In fact, I bought Mistletoe Kiss after finishing Only You because I wanted more of this world. I also really wanted to go back and get Bridget and David’s story. I hope there’s more to come from these characters… especially Celia. I wasn’t sure I would end up liking her, but I really did. I’d love to see her get her own HEA.

Only You was charming, swoony and sexier than I expected! My first Marie Landry book was an absolute success. I want to devour her backlist. Books like this are why I love romance as much as I do. If you’re looking for some Christmasy swoons, look no further. This book should be at the top of your list.

Favorite Quotes:

Lately I’ve had to remind myself that even at twenty-nine, I still have some maturing to do. It’s not always easy, and it comes with growing pains and learning a new normal.

There he goes again, being all cute and charming and Scottish. It almost makes up for the fact he didn’t kiss me. Almost.

About Marie Landry

Marie Landry's life revolves around books; when she's not writing them, she's reading them, taking pictures of them for bookstagram, or blogging about them. An avid reader from a young age, she loves getting lost in characters' worlds, whether they're of her own making or someone else's. She particularly loves coming-of-age stories with as much of an emphasis on self-discovery as on romance...but don't leave out the romance!

When not doing bookish things, Marie can be found daydreaming (in general, but often about traveling through Europe), binge-watching shows on Netflix, and taking photographs. She lives in a cozy apartment in Ontario, Canada with the best roommate ever, and only sometimes imagines it's actually a flat in London.

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