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Only For Makayla

(For Passion #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  18 reviews
This is an alternate-cover edition for B01EQ6PL0M.

I found Makayla that night.
Her bruised, battered body and crushed spirit, cut my heart to pieces.
The blackest, most sinful part of me, ached to destroy the sick coward. To end his life and have payback for his brutal attack on her.
I made an oath that night.
Our undeniable bond survived, but months have divided us and pushed
Kindle Edition, Rerelease, 170 pages
Published February 10th 2019
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Only For Makayla' by Melanie Bennett is book one in the "For Passion" series. This is the story of Makayla and Raf. If you love and Alpha male who is fighting his feelings because he thinks he is not good enough then the book is for you as it was for me. Raf is Makayla brother's best friend and is somewhat of a man-whore. But for Raf that changed once he met Makayla but he feels because of his sexual past he isn't good enough for the Makayla who is a 'good girl' not to mention that her brother ...more
J.L. Leslie
I have to say I really enjoyed this debut novel from Melanie Bennett! She gets right into the plot from page one. I like how she doesn't waste any time. Only For Makayla is a steamy fast-paced read and I almost read it in one sitting. I just didn't want to put it down! Makayla has experienced a brutal assault that no woman should ever go through. Her brother's best friend, Raf, was there to save her and since then, she's always held a part of him. Raf is a sexy Italian, who actually says these ...more
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was super lucky and won book 1 "Only for Makayla" & book 2 "Just For Megan" on an instagram giveaway, so cool. I am totally new to Melanie Bennett and I am shocked that more folks have not checked her reads out??! shocking??! I must say ... don't tell my American authors this, shhh!! between u and me .. and all the folks reading this. lol ... but my Canadian authors are way cooler (now American authors don't get your panties in a bunch, i love you too, but there are tons more of you, so ...more
C.C. Ann
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Makayla and Raf are a couple with chemistry. This read was a great story that kept me turning the page. The story deals with some serious situations. When Makayla finds herself in a scary situation, Raf comes to her rescue. But it wouldn’t just effect Makayla, Raf would suffer too. And you would think that this traumatic event would bring them closer together but Raf believes he’s not good enough for her and can’t protect her. Makayla on the other hand wishes for Raf to see her as more than just ...more
Angie Dokos
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story

If you enjoy books where one special lady causes the alpha, player type of man to change his crazy ways, then you will love this book. Great story with likable characters. And beware, it gets steamy at times.
Morgan Terry
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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***** Reviewed by Morgan at Tangents and Tissues Book Blog *****

Melanie Bennett is a new author for me so I was excited when I was asked to read this book. It’s fast, getting to the start of the story almost right away, but has that perfect amount of drama to add that extra punch. I really liked the characters, the storyline, and does come with a great happy ending!

I really like Raf’s playboy ways and non-caring type of manner. I’m a sucker for a player who needs to be fixed! And let me add,
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
3 Stars:
I can't lie, I almost passed on doing a read and review for this author's debut novella. I'm glad I hung in there, even though I was a bit lost on some of the finer details. For instance, I had the feeling at one point and time during the development of the characters it was possible they were much younger. Because I couldn't figure out why a twenty-something-year-old grown woman was staying with her brother's best friend until her parents returned from their trip. Just small details
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This debut romance novel "Only For Makayla" written by Melanie Bennett is a must read and I recommend this book to everyone.
I absolutely love the way the book graps your attention and has you in the plot of the story from the very beginning. I did not want to put the book down. The book kept me intrigued, wanting to see where and how it unfolds.
I am amazed at how well Melanie writes from both the male and female perspective. The ability to write in this way makes the characters come alive.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a book to be introduced to a new author (for me)! Wow, this book is extremely well written and does feature an event that could be a trigger for some people. The main female character, Makayla is sexually assaulted and nearly raped. She obviously needs time to heal from this traumatic event and the story tells us about this time. She has some wonderful friends and one in particular, the one who saved her. The author does a wonderful job of taking the reader through a slew of emotions of ...more
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this sweet, romantic story between Raf and Makayla. A bit of a forbidden bent in the beginning as Raf was Makayla’s older brother’s best friend.
Always connected, and temporary roommates, Makayla had been attracted to Raf for years.
A tragic near especially experience shattered her calm and with Raf saving her from her abuser, they were both emotionally scarred from the experience. Palpable chemistry and sweetly obsessive scenes.
A bit of lamebrained, boneheaded reactions from Raf that
Penny Ellgass
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Makayla lives in a apt with her best friend Travis, her brother Gavin and his best friend Raf.
Ne night after a date when the. Guys are out Makayla is assulted and almost raped but is saved by Raf.
The story focuses on after the major healing about 8 months later.
This is a story of friendship, family and all that goes with life. You will cry, laugh, be frustrated and just want to shake the characters at times, but you will not be bored.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Really good plot to the story. Very well written. Would highly recommend it to anyone who likes this kind of stories. Can't wait to read more from this author. Fast paced to the end.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this read from the start. Makayla and Raf's story is great. It's full of ups and downs, arguments, stubborness, and tragedies, like all great love stories. It's a really great read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Book Provided by the Author for an Honest Review**

Melanie is a new author for me. When reading the blurb. I was immediately interested in this book! Beautiful couple, with hot chemistry. Enjoyable and fun quick read!

I have to admit that the beginning shocked me a little, but the book excited me from the beginning.
We have and alpha over the top man who can't leave “his” woman alone. He's the perfect mix between extremely jealous and possessive guy, who at the same time knows how to be sweet,
Yessica Rivas
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Book provided by the author for an Honest review**

Oh God! Only For Makayla was a Perfect, Amazing, Hot, Great book in my point of view

Since the beginning I fall hard for Raf. He was just Perfect in my eyes, he was so protective and cared so much regarding Makayla. He was just Amazing

Makayla did stressed me a little with her insecurities and pushing people away but I did understood the reason it's just that it was to much

Makayla and Raf were meant to be since the beginning and knowing how
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
I liked this story. At times it got confusing because of the editing but it was an ARC so it could have been it wasn't finished yet. However, it wasn't hard to follow the story. I got invested in Raf and Makayla. Makayla's assault was gut wrenching but I was so glad Raf was there. Both are stubborn and afraid of what the other would do and of rejection. I am glad they finally got past that and Makayla finally realized her worth and gave Raf a chance.

I received a free copy of this book via
CeeJay Daisy
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
ONLY FOR MAKAYLA was the first book I’ve read by Melanie Bennett, and it started off pretty well....The story premise was good....and would probably have been better for me, but I felt absolutely no chemistry between the primary characters, Raf and Makayla....From other reviews, I know I am in the minority, but every book isn’t for every person, so I’ll just admit, this one wasn’t for me.......
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This was a new read author for me. I was pleased with how the story started off. There was just enough drama that it got you into the story. One minute I'm starting and the next minute I'm done. It was a really quick easy read. I wish there would have been more though. It really did seem to end just as soon as it started. There could have been more to the story. The incident that happens at the beginning, could have went further into the story. It does end in a HEA so there is no cliffhanger!! ...more
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