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An accidental slip on a patch of ice gives Bree Sexton the opportunity she has always dreamed of—a chance to go back in time and make things right, changing her life and her future. A poignant tale of second chances, and a woman’s fight to find her happily-ever-after.

What would you do if you had the opportunity to go back and relive your greatest mistake?

Five years ago, Br
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Published December 24th 2012 by Lisa M. Owens (first published October 5th 2012)
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The BookChick
My Rating: ★★★
GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 star book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book will never be a star player but definitely made the team. I would recommend to a friend.
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An accidental slip on a patch of ice gives Bree Sexton the opportunity she has always dreamed of—a chance to go back in time and make things right, changing her life and her
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Natasha Knight
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I finished If Only last night and I have to say, this was a very well written, emotional and vivd story, especially given the fact this was the first book by this author.

The love story was sweet and Scott and Bree's love balanced well the telling of some of the more violent scenes describing Bree's abusive past with her ex-husband. I liked both Scott and Bree right from the start and, although I knew how it would end as it is a romance, I still wanted to flip to the end- just in case. I just was
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CaroB
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review for Hearts On Fire Reviews. The opinions expressed are very much mine alone and I am not required to give a positive critique.

Who hasn't wondered what could have been? Who hasn't ever thought, in a moment of nostalgia, about "the one that got away"??? When I first read the blurb for this book, this premise drew me in straight away. I'm a huge one for what-if's, and here was a story entrenched in it.

We meet Bree on the night of her divorce,
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mustloveal
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Over 18 Romantics who like mystery with romance
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What if you had the chance to do it all over again? Right the wrong, change the mistake, have a do-over? How would that feel? Like Heaven? In If Only, Bree Sexton gets the chance to find out. Newly divorced from Bryan, she runs into Scott, her childhood sweetheart and former fiancé. After a short set of hellos and how are you’s, they go their separate ways, only to have Bree slip and fall on a patch of ice. When she comes to, … Oh I love a good surprise, don’t you? Well, Bree’s surprise w
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Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Original review here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2013/08/interview-excerpt-review-if-only-by.html

If Only is an emotional story about a woman named Bree who has just divorced her abusive husband. Marrying him was a huge mistake, but an even bigger mistake was leaving the love of her life for him. Scott was the man of her dreams, but she fed into the lies Bryan told her and paid dearly for it. After celebrating her divorce, she happens to run into Scott and finds her feelings for him have
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The Book Tart
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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I like stories with a touch of the paranormal… an element of the unusual. If Only is the story of Bree waking up to find herself living in the past with a new life because of different choices. I enjoyed the alternate history storyline and Lisa Owen’s spin on it.


Bree broke up with her sweetheart Scott and married Brian, the man who swept her off her feet and made her feel like she was in heaven… a
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Kelli
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
The premise of this book reminds me of something I could watch on the Hallmark channel around Christmastime - which I love. My only complaint is that we spend a lot of time on some scenes that I didn't think we needed to spend as much time on, and we glossed over, or rushed through others that I wanted to see more of. I understand Lisa's reasoning for doing this and I imagine this story is one that's absolutely very personal to her but I still would have liked to see some expansion and a little ...more
Onepaw
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As someone who is familiar with these types of relationships, it was a read of joy yet pain. The love scenes were superb, and it is very important for young women to recognize the signs of these types of men and most importantly...which is the point of this novel...Do Not Throw away What you Have For Something that seems initially Sparkly. I'm glad that didn't happen to this woman, and she was able to use her pain to help others. I appreciate having this story told.
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