It's Only Love
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I loved how she was gentle and strong she was tough when she needed to be even if it hurt. She ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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