Sunday, 30 December 2018

Book Review: Only You by Marie Landry


Title: Only You
Author: Marie Landry
Author Info: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Instagram
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Sunrise Author Service
Publication Date: 13th November 2018
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Ivy's new boss is sexy, Scottish…and comes with an expiration date.

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.

ONLY YOU is a standalone contemporary romance about taking chances, unexpected friendships, and holding on to the things—and people—that matter most
My Thoughts
I'm a fan of Marie and have read several of her other books, so when the opportunity came up to read Only You I didn't hesitate.

Ivy lives alone and has a full time job which she enjoys, but now she has her cousin Celia, coming to stay while she gets herself sorted with a job and somewhere to stay. Ivy isn't impressed with the new arrangements, her cousin and family aren't the most likeable people, and Ivy sees this more as a duty than actually wanting it. Pretty soon Ivy gets frustrated with Celia and demands she find herself a job and her own place to stay, as soon as possible. When Celia eventually finds herself a job, Ivy isn't expecting the catch that come with it, and soon finds herself juggling her full time job, as well as her new part time job, as an elf, in Santa's Village.

Ivy was a character who I instantly liked, she is not only likeable but also realistic. Her family life isn't picture perfect, her love life is non-existent, and her job keeps her super busy. With her cousin coming along things don't get much better for her immediately, and I liked seeing the squabbles, the annoying feelings towards Celia, it felt like a normal family with normal family problems.

I enjoyed the progression of Only You, it didn't feel rushed or hurried along to reach a certain point, the development of the characters and the story felt natural. I loved the idea of Santa's village and it sounds like the perfect place to work...especially if it has a little bit of snow, real or not. I liked how friendly the staff where and how they welcomed both Ivy and Celia with open arms.

Only You was a book that didn't take long to read (just a while to get the review written) and like the authors previous books, this is another easy one to fall into. Overall I really enjoyed the plot and the characters, the Christmas themed setting just ties this altogether with a little bow.

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