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Only Love (Atonement #2)

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The second novel in The Atonement Series.

Deidre Bardot flees Seattle after finding out a secret that potentially destroys the relationship between her and Colin van der Meer.

She settles in La Jolla and as soon as she arrives, tragedy strikes and it is her neighbor, sexy chef and restaurant owner Drake O'Connell.

Although Deirdre still has very deep feelings for Colin, can
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Paperback, 1st edition, 324 pages
Published March 20th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published March 16th 2013)
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Renee
Jun 09, 2013 Renee rated it it was amazing
ONLY LOVE:

PLEASE stop if you did not read Atonement, dont cheat yourself! Yes it can be read as a stand alone, but why? Just grab it first! Deirdre Bardot’s life changed almost one year ago when her father was run over by a drunk driver and his crime was never solved. We know who did it and I am not saying a word. It is just unthinable. That alone sets this book up in with the BEST reveal! Now not only the who but the WTF is Deidre thinking is answered...well maybe not as much as I wanted, but y
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Lynne
Mar 20, 2013 Lynne rated it did not like it
Clearly did not like this one compared to number one. In number one, I really liked Deirdre and Collins "crazy" relationship. Hated the way it went in number two. Thougt the plot and story lines were ridiculous and stupidly unrealistic (more than average!). Didn't like the combo of Deirdre and Drake and I think the Russian influence was insane. Not reading number three.
Mary Fazzi
May 15, 2013 Mary Fazzi rated it really liked it
it was ok. not the best but I am not happy about where it ended.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Okay where to start with this review...... I have no idea! Lord can I just say that I really love a book that takes you on a description roller coaster. I love a book that tells where it's going and how it is getting there. You want love, action, drama, suspense, secrets, lies, and most importantly swoon worthy guys well this is the book for you! If you have not read the first book Atonement you need to. This is such a great follow up to it that it really did amaze me. I just have to say if you ...more
SavageGrace
Sep 24, 2013 SavageGrace rated it it was ok
Am I the only one who HATED Cassie? Ick! She's clearly a gold-digger and hoe; despite not having Deidre, he could at least drop that mess and find someone worth spending part of his life with or even remain single since he knows Deidre isn't a fan of his women. Does he even realize that maybe if he made some effort to be a different (aka GOOD) man, she might take that final step?
Roses Book Blog
Jun 15, 2013 Roses Book Blog rated it liked it
This book is a continuation of book 1, Atonement. You do not need to read Atonement in order to read Only Love however it does help in understanding Deirdre and Colin's background as well as the other characters introduced in Atonement,

This story starts out with Deirdre's return trip from the doctor when she finds out a secret, one that has her reevaluating her decision to marry Colin. She's still reeling from the revelation that Liam and Colin killed her father the day before Thanksgiving less
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Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
2.5 stars

Not liking a book is one of the hardest things for me. I love reading and I want to love everything but everyone has a different opinion on what they like in a book. I am a simple kind of person. I want romance and I want an easy read where I can sit back, relax and let the words just flow through my brain. I read because I love it and to relax!!

I was asked by Elle to read her book, Only Love, for an honest review and I agreed without hesitation because it looked like something that wou
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Kirsty Vizard
When I began Only Love I wondered if I did myself an injustice by not reading Atonement first because although Only Love is classified as an 'stand alone' novel there is a lot of back story. Elle Chardou does a brilliant job at adding Deidre's history into the current book, and I really liked the way in which she brought in past characters, although I felt relationships between the group became almost incestuous!
There were certainly aspects of the plot which I liked and I enjoyed the development
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Kara
Mar 26, 2013 Kara rated it did not like it
Lynne I so agree with your review!!!! I felt the ending was rushed and just didn't seem logical. And for the love of Jehosephats!!! We know all about the bath salts, murder and brother pregnancy... geeeeesh! How repetitive do you really have to be!!!!! And come on..... somebody in the Russian side knew who she was with..... of course they would come after Collin or Drake if she never shows up again..... the chic even said her Dad the boss was very protective of the children in her mafia ...more
Nicole
May 29, 2013 Nicole rated it did not like it
I just... can't...

I didn't like the writing.. the conversations and the things they would say to one another weren't realistic in the least. everybody was related to everyone and dating them. the main character seems like a totally different person (and a total bitch) in this book compared to the first book. disappointed...
Michelle
May 08, 2013 Michelle rated it did not like it
I bought this book hoping it would be better than the first one, but I disliked this one even more. The whole story was just so far fetched and I guess since I didn't like the characters I didn't really care what happened to them.
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