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It's Only Love

(Green Mountain #5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  2,948 ratings  ·  222 reviews
The new Green Mountain Romance from the New York Times bestselling author of And I Love Her.

Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. A few recent encounters have only added to her infatuation, especially the kiss they shared at her sister’s wedding. It doesn’t matter to Ella that Gavin is in a bad place. He says there’s no hope for a future with him
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Berkley
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Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I’ve been getting little bits of Ella and Gavin’s ups and downs from the previous Green Mountain books, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting their book.

All the pain Gavin felt when he lost his brother comes back in full force when Caleb’s widow marries again. That grief threatens to swallow Gavin, but one person makes it fade into the background: Ella Abbott. Gavin feels alive whenever Ella is around, but he feels like he has nothing emotional to give to her.

Unrequited love is usually a pain
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: november, 2015
Let me start by saying I love this series. It has always brought a smile to my face.

I hate to admit I was underwhelmed by Gavin and Ella's story. It took a lot for me to finish this book. So many times I wanted to throw in the towel but powered through hoping for something (anything) with substance to happen.

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This series is always light hearted with laugh out loud moments mixed with plenty of steam. This felt like rainbows and unicorns type story, just packed with endless sex and borderline
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

I’ve been waiting for Ella and Gavin’s book since I Want to Hold Your Hand.

Gavin has not been the same since his brother, Caleb’s, death in Iraq. They were very close, and since he lost Caleb, Gavin has been unable to cope with his loss. The only light in his life is Ella Abbott. But he doesn’t think he’s good enough for Ella, he doesn’t want to drag her down with his demons, so he tells her that there can’t be anyth

Apr 24, 2020 rated it liked it
sweet romantic story
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
This ended up really not being my taste. The romance was WAY too mushy and sappy. Imagine that scene between the hero and heroine talking on the phone doing the "you hang up first." "no, you first." "ok, I'm hanging up now..." "you're still on the line!" GAH. Seriously, the story nearly lost me when that exact scene floated through the story. There really isn't much about this story that I liked, save for the scenes between the siblings. I'm also slightly interested in Max's story, the youngest ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 ridiculously romantic stars.

Ok, so this is Ella and Gavin and I've been wanting to read their story for sooooo very long. Lo and behold this review copy showed up in my mailbox and I immediately moved my review schedule a bit so I could go ahead and read it.

These two are so gone for each other from the very beginning and truthfully, their attraction has been simmering for months. The only thing stopping them was the spectre of Gavin's brother's death and it's strangling hold it has on Gavin
CD {Boulder Blvd}
1.5 Stars rounded up...

Although the writing is sound, there was nothing in this book I could recommend. I persevered and through stops and starts and some heaving skimming I managed to get to the end.

I found Gavin too much of a mess to support even though I felt sorry for his situation. I wasn't enchanted by Ella either. Their romance was under inspiring. Maybe too much of their story showed up in prior books in the series, but their book was what I refer to as rinse and repeat. Gavin is constan
It's always great to revisit all my old friends in Green Mountain and IT'S ONLY LOVE is the perfect way to spend the afternoon. You will get wonderful updates on all the residents and the Abbott family. It was nice to see the whole Abbott family rally around Ella and Gavin and give them the support they needed. While they want Ella to be happy they constantly warn her to be careful. My heart really broke for the youngest Abbott sibling, Max. I hope he gets his story soon and I'm excited to see w ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
It really made me cry.
Pam Nelson
I love this series, it has been a good while since I was back in this world but it's like riding a bike even for my memory. ;) I loved this book the heartache will reek havoc on your emotions but it really was needed. We needed to feel Gavin’s pain. To see and show us just how devastated he is by his brother’s passing. It really gives up inside into why he and Ella took as long as they did to hook up.

I loved how she was gentle and strong she was tough when she needed to be even if it hurt. She
Vi ~ Inkvotary
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I don't know what to say. A nice but too dark novel where I missed the charm of the first books a lot....
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4.5 stars

How does one begin a review when you have such admiration for the author. Marie Force never disappointments me. I know I am going to get a well written story with all the wonderful thing that make for a great romance. It’s Only Love was no exception.

It’s Only Love is the fifth book in the Green Mountain Series. It’s Only Love is Ella Abbott and Gavin Guthrie’s story. This love story was one the best books I have read this year. I not
Debra Presley
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is a continuation of a series called The Green Mountain series. The series is based on the huge family in Vermont known as the Abbots. Each book belongs to one of the many children in the Abbot family. Usually with the help of the fun loving grandfather and father and sometime the local moose Fred, the children find their one true love.

This story is about Ella and Gavin. Gavin was so torn up about his brothers death that he was spiraling out of control. He was so broken, drowning hims
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 500-up-to-date
Ella Abbott has been in love with Gavin Guthrie for years, but it was always one sided. Gavin was too grief stricken since the death of his brother overseas while in the military to take a chance with her. She was ready to let go for good when she got the call to come pick him up in a bar where he was causing trouble. She was his in case of emergency in his phone which shocked her. Her rescuing him once again woke him up to the fact that he did love her and was ready to begin a relationship with ...more
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Chalk this one up to another great read. My only wish is that Ella would have held out on Gavin until he agreed to get some grief counseling. But all's well that ends well in this small Vermont town. And how about that cousin Gray? Hmmm...can't wait for his story.
Happy Reading!
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
I loved Ella Abbott and Gavin Guthrie's story! #lovetheGreenMoutainseries
Full review to come
Ms Force did an amazing job portraying life altering grief that touches your soul
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've been looking forward to this book for a long time but I ended up being really disappointed. I need some kind of storyline in my books, not only endless sex scenes. I was sooo bored it took me weeks to finish this one.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A gazillion stars, absolutely LOVED this book!! It´s my fave in the series (I think I say that about every book of it)
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
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It’s Only Love
Green Mountain, Book #5
By Marie Force
ISBN# : 9780425275504
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen


The new Green Mountain Romance from the New York Times bestselling author of And I Love Her.

Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. A few recent encounters have only added to her infatuation, especially the kiss they shared at her sister’s wedding. It doesn’t matter to Ella that Gavin is in a ba
3.5 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

It’s Only Love is both a sexy, fun romance and a sometimes-heartbreaking tale of learning to live again while dealing with an unbearable amount of grief. I applaud Marie Force for not taking the easy route in this unconventional story that starts where a lot of stories would end – with a hero and heroine who have always wanted each other finally getting together.

Ella Abbott has loved Gavin Guthrie fo
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

3.5 Sweet stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Berkley | Penguin Group

There's just something sweet about this series.  I absolutely love all of the Abbotts.  From the beginning of the series we know dear, sweet Ella has been smitten with her brother-in-law's brother, Gavin.  But poor Gavin, has his demons after the loss of his brother Caleb.

Ella is the logical, rational one in the family.  She's also the one with the biggest heart.  And her heart knows it wants Gavin
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-german, 2017
3.5 ⭐️
Sep 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Original Post:
IT’S ONLY LOVE by Marie Force: Like Hitting a Moose

I have been mad for this series until this book; I loved all of it, especially the modern take on the big family — cool, realistic and quirky people. But this was not Marie Force’s best effort in this series. And, I am really sad about that. It’s like hitting a moose — my car may not be totaled but nothing will be the same.

Above, in Force’s blurb, you read “Gavin Guthrie is spiraling.” And
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this romantic novel. Loved following the characters through this next book in the series.
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
It’s Only Love, Green Mountain #5, by Marie Force
Grade: C

Ella Abbott has always know that Gavin Guthrie is the man for her and she has spent a good portion of her life loving him without him having any idea. The past few months have changed that and Gavin has not only become aware of Ella’s feelings but he has started playing hot and cold with her. With kisses one minute and declarations of never having a future together Ella gives up. One night a phone call comes and Ella has to rescue Gavin on
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Can you imagine the torture of loving someone and then not having that love returned? For Ella Abbott - that is the realization she is dealing with. For most of her life, Ella has harbored feelings for Gavin. Though there were a couple of ‘encounters’ that sent Ella reeling, it was the rejection she constantly had thrown her way by Gavin that hurt the deepest.

After one last rejection, Ella decided that her heart just couldn’t take another jolt. Any chance at finding love with Gavin was lost. Th
Elizabeth H.
Marie Force once again tears out my heart in this latest installment to the Green Mountain series.

Gavin broke my heart throughout the book. He just couldn’t come to terms with the loss of his brother, harboring insurmountable guilt. He’s on a self-destructive path that will only end in heartache for everyone.

Ella has been in love with Gavin since forever. To watch the man you love go through what Gavin is going through, it’s the toughest thing she’s ever had to do. Should she keep hanging onto
Anne - Books of My Heart
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7arcs, 2015
Review to come at The Book Nympho:

I really enjoy this series with its big family, romance and small town setting. The couple in this book have known each other most of their lives. Ella has always loved Gavin. He is older and has been less than available to her.

Both of them have their own stubborn views and that’s what stands in the way of their being a couple. It would be kind of ridiculous but we all need to have our beliefs and values. Even if they are
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh I have been waiting for Ella and Gavin's story and it did not disappoint!

Ella Abbott has been in love with Gavin Guthrie for a long time but timing has never been on her side. Ella has quietly stood off to the side being a friend to Gavin when needed knowing one day, hopefully, his eyes would stay open long enough to see how much she truly loves him.

Gavin's brother was killed during a deployment and since then, his life has been on a downward spiral of drunken fights and a depression he just
Jackie Wright
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review
We have been given titbits in previous books about how Ella and Gavin feel for each other now its time for them to get their own story......
Gavin is full of pain and is finding it hard to move on after his brother Caleb's widow remarries and then the final straw that broke the camels back was Caleb's dog dying. He starts spending his time drinking and often fighting in local bars .......
Ella has always loved Gavin but he has turned his back on her to many times. She gets a call to p
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance. Her series include Gansett Island, Fatal, Treading Water, Butler Vermont and Quantum.

Her books have sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller more than 30 times. She is also a USA

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