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Only for You

(Forever and Always #1)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  4,579 ratings  ·  553 reviews
When Scarlet realized Penelope was dumping Sean, her best friend, she was devastated. Penelope was the love of his life, the woman of his dreams. Scarlet knew how far her best friend was going to fall and she had to catch him. Scarlet became Sean’s rock and helped him through a very painful breakup, but her own hidden desires bubbled to the surface in the process. When the ...more
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Published November 15th 2013 by Fallen Publishing
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3 Frustrating Stars.....

A little spoilerish....

I did "like" it.. but honestly it frustrated the hell out of me.... By the end of this one, which is the beginning of a series, I was wanting to strangle Scarlet and tell Sean to just fuck off. But as crazy as they both made me.. I was still curious to see if they could finally get their heads on right. And whether them being together is right or not.. I'm just not sure yet. So that's why this one gets 3 stars... At no point did I look at Scar
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
There are spoilers, you have been warned.

This book was so freaking frustrating. Scarlet and Sean are two of the most childish and selfish characters I think I've read in a book. This book is like a train wreck, that is so horrifically bad, you can't stop yourself from watching what is happening and becoming engaged. Therein lies my problem.

I really dislike the characters in this book. Scarlet comes across as a selfish, insecure, crazy chick who over dramatizes everything. Sean comes across as a
Anastasia シ
"I wasn't worried about her moving on, and even if she did, I knew she would leave them for me. I was the one for her. It was obvious." - Sean
Beth Hudspeth
Aug 04, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads, dnf, wtf
Made it to about 35% Couldn't finish it. Sorry, just not for me. :(
The Eleventh Hour
Jul 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2014
I'm going to be honest, this was a hate read for me. Have you ever read a book that was oddly readable yet you despised almost everything about it? Well, that was this book for me. The writing was strangely compelling, even when I absolutely despised the characters. So, I guess, let's talk about what happened...

SPOILERS BELOW. Don't say I did not warn you...

There's Scarlet, the "heroine". There's quotes around the word heroine, because while Scarlet is ostensibly the main female protagonist of t
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest review.**

I read this book in almost one sitting. Sometimes the book read more like an outline - but overall ... I really enjoyed this read. The characters were real. The plot was good.

I would read another book by this author again.
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
ARC generously provide by the author in return for an honest review.

This was my first book by this author. I didn't know what to expect. I am happy to say that I ended up really enjoying the story.

Only For You is a friends to lovers story. And this is never an easy thing right!

Sean and Scarlet have been friends since college. They have always been there for each other and they are both fiercely protective of each other as well.

The story begins when Sean is getting dumped by his girlfriend. Scar
Kirsten Cox
Jun 02, 2014 rated it liked it
2 1/2 to 3 forever and never stars.

It's crazy to have rated this book relatively low because I liked it.
What's crazy?
I only liked it until about 70% and then I disliked the poo outta it.
So I guess I only kinda enjoyed it.
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Scarlett has a dude BFF. Platonic friend.
He suffers a bad breakup and she, being the awesome bestie, comes in on her white horse to help him recover.
Isn't that sweet?
She puts her own personal problems aside and makes this injured bird her sole priority, not realizing
I kind of don't want to delve too much into the story yet. Since I just realized that there is like 7 parts to this Forever and Always.

Okay, now where do I begin. Scarlet. Now she's fine and I like her. She's not too annoying and doesn't come off too strong in the book. She's sweet yet she has a mind of her own. I like that she can be friends with Sean, well actually BFF's. Plus there is Janice.

Now Sean. Well what's not to like about him but that he's young hot and sexy and he's rich. Yes, a ta
Feb 12, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis: Scarlett has been best friends with Sean for ten years. After some drama (breakup on his part with another woman, sexual harassment at work for her) they end up sleeping together one night. She thinks it's more than it is, he doesn't. She flees NY for Seattle to see her brother. More drama ensues.

Think that summary was boring? So was the book. And I was shocked to find that there are SIX other books in this series. I'm glad I downloaded this thing for free, otherwise I'd be angry. The
Aug 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Sweet baby Jesus! How did this book get so many 4 and 5 star reviews?! It's crap!

Ok. The basic story line is promising, but the characters are flatter than my Aunt Minnie's backside!!

Scarlet annoys the bejesus out of me. Really? You allow yourself to have sex with your best friend after KNOWING he just broke up with a long term girlfriend and you don't think you're a rebound sex partner?

Your boss threatens your job if you don't have sex with him and you don't leave his office and run straight
Aug 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When a book download is offered at no cost on Amazon and the blurb sounds fairly interesting, I will usually download it. I know that most of them are self-published, but occasionally a decent read (on rare occasions a very good read) can be found that way. This download makes me reconsider that practice. This story is poorly-written, using the vocabulary and writing style of a thirteen-year-old junkie prostitute. Grammar and usage errors, senseless sentences, stilted dialogue, vulgar vocabulary ...more
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC by the author for an honest review.

To say I devoured this would be an understatement! I didn't want to sleep last night so I could finish it! Review to come!

I devoured this book. I didn't want to put it down. It was a story about falling in love with your best friend. Something I haven't read much about and I loved all the twists and turns.
Scarlet was a strong heroine and I loved her. I immediately connected with her. She had a few weak moments, but who doesn't.
Now Sean, we
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the author for an honest review.

First, I would like to thank Ms. Todd for giving me this opportunity to review this smashing debut novel.

The story is about two best friends who are there for each other when someone is in need. That is until something happened between the two of them that changed the course of their lives and their relationship for one another. The story is a page turner since i'm a sucker for stories with misunderstanding issues.

At first, I was kinda sad for wha
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!! (I always round up)

ARC kindly provided to my by the author for my honest review. Thank You Ms. Todd.

I love this book; it has an excellent plot!! I love the characters, although I do get frustrated with them at times. This is not a black and white love story; it is completely gray, with good people doing questionably bad things due to misunderstandings or need. It was a little slow at times, but Ms. Todd thoroughly developed the characters and their personalities. Beyond that, it was
I stopped reading seriously when I read this:

'I was certain he was thinking of that stupid cunt. I was hoping she'd get hit by a cab or something. Or better yet, get a rare strain of super gonorrhoea and die from the unstoppable pus leaking from her pussy.'

Such .... 'nice' language. Such a delightful thought.

And the rest of the book (as far as I managed to read) was no better.

Recommended for people who like potty-mouthed shallow females and a story with absolutely no plot whatsoever.

Toye Brown
Jun 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
I never write reviews for books I don't like. But this one should come with a warning. If you have a brain, DO NOT READ. This is my summary and my opinion of the book.

This has to be one of the worse romance books I have ever read. I won't bother with grammar or editing mistakes, but names should be doubled checked. (Brian or is it Bryan?) And story flow should be checked. This story is a very choppy read.

So, Scarlet is about as dumb as a box of rocks. Where is HR to handle the sexual harassment
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book more than 5 stars then I would..
Drama, Love, Hate, and just pure sexiness!! Yes this book had it all:)

So let me start by saying that I loved these characters..they were so realistic. When reading this book you can see this actually happening in real life and to me that really made this a must read. You can totally relate to these characters and see yourself in their shoes. You feel there emotions and can see the situation through their eyes. Which means you are right th
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: el-todd
I guess I read a different book from everyone else because for the life of me I cannot comprehend what the hell everyone loved about this book! I think every single character in this book is a self-centered, hypocritical ass! I thought that I liked Scarlet's character, she seemed like a cool, independent person, but then she threw popcorn at an elderly person's face and thought that was okay? Of course her boss sexually harasses her, then attempts to sexually assault her and she does NOTHING! Sh ...more
Julie B.
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC generously provide by the author in return for an honest review.

Thank you so much for this book E. L. Todd! It was AMAZING! At the beginning of a book, the characters are always strangers to me, and eventually they become my own 'imaginary' friends! Well, in this books I was caught up and loving the characters at ONLY 9% of the book! I read A LOT and that does not happen often enough, so once again, Thank you!

This is about Scarlet and Sean, how they went from being long term friends to more
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This story will make you angry at many of the characters at one point or another, it will also make you love them just as much. I love that I could get angry at a character I love so much, it's great to feel that kind of emotion from a book. There are several characters who I would consider vital to this story, but Scarlet and Sean are for the most part the main couple. They are explosive together in both good and bad ways, and it makes their relationship more real. There is so much going on wit ...more
Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
"Only for You" was the first E.L. Todd novel that I've read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She did not disappoint me in the least. There were some dirty scenes and swearing, but I enjoyed the story line and characters very much. It was excellent and held my interest. I'm definitely going to read the rest of the novels in the Forever and Always Series.
Apr 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who like getting headaches
Recommended to άτнέηά by: the fact that it cost 0.00 in the iBooks store
I found this thing on iBooks, and I was like, "hey, it's free, and the characters on the front are fully clothed so it couldn't POSSIBLY be porn!" And all the reviews were 5-stars, and it was free, so I ended up getting it.

It actually was porn. Oops. My bad.
Also more grating complaints throughout the book.
The grammar is really, truly atrocious. Especially considering that the main lady, Scarlet, is supposed to be a "copy editor". I dunno what kind of copy editor she is, but I would N
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I liked reading it and loved the plot but for some reason I am not feeling satisfied by the ending.
Scarlett is a proud,independet and funny girl and totally ralatable.Sean was a good friend but I have mixed feelings about him as a boyfriend.
So Sean was dumped by Penolape, the one he thought he was going to spend the rest of his life with and he turns to his best friend Scarlett for comfort.Scarlett and Sean has a plotonic friendship and it did seem that way at first.(view spoiler)
Marisela M. Chavez
Wow!! What a rollercoaster ride this book was... I enjoyed seeing Scarlet navigate everything from her love life to her career. I think I'm the end she finally got what she really needed... I can't wait to see how this story continues.
Overall this book was good. There were a few chapters that made me mad. I can definitely see why people didn't like it. I did care enough about Scarlet and Sean to at least make it to the end of the book to see how it all ended. I will admit though that I'm not sure if I wan't to read the next 8 or 9 books that are still their story.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018, romance
I love friends to lovers books, but this one did not work for me.
Jessica Hines
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Loved it. Felt like I was actually there in there lives. I am definitely hooked on this series. Will keep reading!
taveena kade
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
the H is an absolute douchecanoe done even bother
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USA Today Bestselling Author, E. L. Todd is one of the most prolific authors of her genre, having published over a hundred novels. With over one million copies sold, she writes romance stories ranging from contemporary romance, new adult romance, and fantasy romance. She's best known for her Forever and Always Series as well as her Timeless Series.

She loves coffee, ice cream, and anything with sug

Other books in the series

Forever and Always (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • Forever and Always (Forever and Always, #2)
  • Edge of Love (Forever and Always, #3)
  • Force of Love (Forever and Always, #4)
  • Fight for Love (Forever and Always, #5)
  • Lover's Roulette (Forever and Always, #6)
  • Happily Ever After (Forever and Always, #7)
  • The Wandering Caravan (Forever and Always, #8)
  • Come What May (Forever and Always, #9)
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