I received this book for free For A Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Only for You by Melissa Foster
Also by this author: Sisters in Love, Lovers At Heart, Destined For Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love
Series: Sugar Lake #2
Also in this series: The Real Thing
Published by Montlake Romance on 5th December 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Erotica, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: For A Blog Tour
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Love only works when your heart is in the right place. Hers could be right next door…
Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette’s not ready to hand over her heart…but she could use a distraction.
Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He’s never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son.
But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more…
Thank you to Lisa for letting me be part of this tour. I am a huge Melissa fan. I loved the first book in this series and have been eagerly waiting for Bridgette’s story.
Bridgette is a single mum to 5 year old Louie. She runs her own flower shop and is an all round supermum in my opinion. Bridgette has loved and lost in the past and now she not only has to protect herself but also little Louie. I really loved Bridgette’s character. She is extremely strong and brave. She is very hard on herself, especially when it comes to being a mum to Louie.
Bodhi is just about as close to perfect as I think it could get. He is sweet, caring and thoughtful. Throughout the book we always see him thinking about Louie before he does anything which I can’t help but find endearing.
Little Louie is so funny in this book. You know how children say things and it breaks the tension and all the adults are laughing and the child has no idea why. Well that! If I have a kid like Louie I think I will be one happy mum.
This book gave me all the feels and all the tears. I spent about 2 chapters with just tears rolling down my face and I was so emotionally there with the characters that if it wasn’t so damn cold I would have got my ice cream out the freezer to eat away the feelings.
I really love Bodhi’s mum and Shira. Bodhi’s mum had a lot of similarities to Bridgette which I enjoyed a lot. Shira was one of those characters that is so to the point that you just want to hug them for being the one to say what everyone else was thinking but without being aggressive. I hope she sticks around for another book.
I also adored Bridgette’s siblings and I was super psyched to find out that they are all getting their own books! I cannot wait.
She wrapped her hand around his long fingers, and his eyes heated, never wavering from hers. She’d never met a man so intense. Her nerves were on fire as she led him toward the table where some of her family members were talking. Awareness of the significance of her decision, of the signals she was sending, slammed into her, and she slowed to catch her breath. Was she ready for this?
He put a finger beneath her chin and lifted, as he’d done at his front door, gazing thoughtfully down at her. “Would you rather I leave?”
She shook her head. “No. I’m just . . . I’m good.” And she was. She’d needed that pause to acknowledge and accept what she was feeling. She was nervous, but she wanted this. She wanted him. Her smile came genuinely, and earned her one in return. “Come on.”
She became more nervous as they approached the table. Willow was practically sitting in Zane’s lap as they mooned over each other. Piper and Talia were scoping out some guy across the room, and Ben was in a heated discussion with Aurelia. She shouldn’t be nervous. This was her normal.
Except normal didn’t usually include holding hands with a man she wanted to strip naked and devour.
“Well, well, well. If it isn’t the naked neighbor.” Mischief danced in Piper’s eyes as she pushed to her feet and strutted around the table in her skinny jeans and slinky little blouse. She set her hands on her hips, running an assessing eye over Bodhi.
His jaw clenched.
“Bodhi, this is my sister Piper. She works in construction and is around guys all day, which means she has absolutely no filter. Please take her with a grain of salt.”
He flashed a cocky grin. “For the record, I had a towel on.”
“For the record,” Piper said, “she wished you didn’t.”
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Goodreads Challenge
- 2017 Netgalley