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Only You

(One and Only #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  10,735 ratings  ·  1,061 reviews
Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.

As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s n
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Published March 10th 2018 by MH Publishing LLC
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‘ONLY YOU’:  Is a full length Contemporary Romance novel by new to me author Melanie Harlow. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ A from friends to lovers super sweet, super swoon worthy read!!

Emme and Nate have loved across the hall from each other for three years and fast became solid friends. They are as different as chalk and cheese, hotted up suit wearing Nate is a divorce attorney and Emme’s a wedding
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❤️ 5 STARS ❤️

Such a sweet story , it wasn't at all what I was expected yet it was fantastic!Only You was a romantic,sweet,heartwarming and sexy story!I adored both characters and I felt connected to them!
This is a friends to lovers romance and I could say one of the best!


Nate is the playboy divorce attorney who lives next to Emme who is awedding planner and she is looking for her own happiness. Their friendship is full of fun and sweet moments
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Why did lightning strike for some people, and not for others? Why did some of us pick the wrong people over and over again, and others got it right the first time? Why were we told as kids to listen to our hearts when things like geography or timing or luck seemed to matter so much more?

What did our hearts know, anyway?

ONLY YOU is a sexy, heartfelt, and angsty friends-to-lovers romance between a handsome divorce attorney who has a jaded view
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have tears in my eyes! I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! So undeniably, unequivocally, irrevocably in love with this book. It was gorgeous. From the first chapter I felt myself beginning to fall. Everything about the storyline and the characters captivated me. Emme and Nate are delicious together. Their personalities, their conversations, their chemistry... my my my! I was a goner, charmed beyond words. Only You is so well written. Melanie knows how to capture and secure the heart of her readers ...more
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
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I’ve always enjoyed a Melanie Harlow book. I can always count on a sweet, make me feel good kinda feeling when I read her stories. Definitely no different with this story.

This story is on Nate & Emme. Neighbors that live across the hall from each other. Emme has watched Nate for years bring different girls home, never wanting a relationship, just the physical aspects of it, simply just sex. So she’s always looked the other way, secretly wishing he’d ever want more in a relat
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review & Excerpt at Of Pens and Pages.

Resisting Nate Pearson was one thing. Resisting Nate Pearson, handsome single dad, was quite another. I wasn't sure I was up to the task."

Only You by Melanie Harlow is a sweet and steamy romance that was bound to happen between two seemingly opposite characters. Nate, a perpetual bachelor/divorce lawyer, and Emme, a wedding planner and hopeless romantic who has a tendency to accidentally set things on fire.

Nate and Emme have been neighbors fo
Oct 09, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Watching paint dry kinda book. No thanks.
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
***Full review posted***

No surprises here, folks! I loved it.

Melanie Harlow definitely has my number. She writes it; I love it!

In Only You, she gives me exactly what I was hoping for. From the stunning cover, to the witty characters, to the surprise baby, I was a goner. I connected immediately with each character and it only got better from there. I love this trope, so once Paisley was introduced, it was over. I FLOVED it!

Here's the breakdown:
Emme and Nate live across the hall from one another.
Laurelin Paige
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Oh, my, Melanie Harlow. You can always get me with your swoony, sexy men, but you undid me with that baby. With banter that reminds me of old black and white romantic comedies starring Hepburn and Stewart and an angry sex scene that requires a panty change afterward, this book is definitely one of my favorites. And I'm not just saying that because you wrote a good chunk of it while sitting in my office. <3 ...more
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Really liked it!

Emme and Nate have been friends and neighbors for 3 years. They have great chemistry and you could tell there was some attraction between them, but they’ve never acted upon it. That is until one night that changed their lives for ever.

This book was great! Emme and Nate are perfect for each other. At first Nate was pretty selfish and vain but he soon became the man he was always meant to be. Seeing him with his baby daughter melted my heart!

Emme is a romantic at heart and that
“God help me, I loved her and wanted her and needed her. She was mine, she was mine-that’s what I needed to prove.”

WOW! This book was ROMANTIC as hell! Not that I expect anything less from the ever so talented Melanie Harlow. Diving right into it, I knew I was going to get pummeled with ALL THE FEELS, ALL THE BUTTERFLIES, and ALL THE EMOTIONS! Nate and Emme were just wonderful characters. Their easy friendship, teasing, and banter was completely addictive. I’m not gonna lie, it took me a min
Sophie's Reading Corner
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emme and Nate are next door neighbors and he’s always there for her whenever she needs him. And she does a lot, since she’s a moving disaster. They watch Bond movies together and they have been friends , never crossing that line, because Emme is a relationship type of girl and Nate is the exact opposite with girls parading from his apartment pretty frequently.

One night Nate’s life is changing when he finds himself in a situation that he never wanted. Facing the consequences of this situation, h
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

“It was s dream, but you made it real.”

I just love Melanie Harlow's stories and when I read the blurb about a divorce lawyer and a wedding planner with an unexpected baby, I just had to read it!

Nate and Emme become friends by living next door to each other. They watched out for each other and sometimes have a 007 movie night. Emme hates the women that parade out of his apartment and Nate wishes Emme didn't live in a fantasy (romance) world.

On one of those 007 nights, they hear a baby cryi
Sentranced Jem
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

Title: Only You
Author: Melanie Harlow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication date: March 10, 2018


I don't know how she does it but she has done it yet again!
I have been feeling under the weather for the past two weeks so couldn't write up my review as soon as I finished. It's been almost two weeks since I finished reading Only You and just thinking about this book brings a smile to my face.
You can always count of Melanie Harlow to write a story that is sweet, comf
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: single-parent
3.5 Baby Daddy Stars

Things I liked about this book:

- The dialogued and banter I read, I liked
- Single Daddy storyline and with a newborn baby (extra points for that)
- Strong leading Heroine with a likable personality
- The length of the book was perfect
- The steamy parts were good. I can’t tell you how many new adult books I read without the steam and honestly if Only You didn’t have steam, I would have been okay with that too because it didn’t have a half naked man on the cover.

Things that I st
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Star Ratings:
Heroine (Emme): 30yrs old
Hero (Nate): 35yrs old
Plot: 2/5
Grovel: meh
Cheating: none
HEA: yes
Triggers: manwhore

Average score: 2/5

Best Line: “I’d never been one to shy away from conflict, and both of us liked a good argument.”

Worst Line: “Rare was the weekend night Nate wasn’t out on the town
with a beautiful woman—or several—on his arm. I’d seen them leaving his apartment the next morning on multiple occasions.”

Personal Review:
Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I read the second book before Only You. I remember i like the second book better than the first one. Nate is typical man whore alpha male character. I do like him but he is annoying sometimes with his trying his best over and over again. It gets old, sorry to say. At one point it seems he is lying with his effort.

Meanwhile Emmy is likeable enough to keep giving Nate a chance over and over again. At one point i want to slap her and scrwam at her with frustration. The story is romantic. Miss Harl
Dual 1st person POV
The h, Emme lives across the hall in the same apt building as the H, Nate.
Emme is an event planner-mainly weddings. Nate is a divorce attorney. Need I say more?
Opposites attract? Um. yeah.
Meet cute? Yep. Emme is a little klutzy- locking herself out of her apt, setting fire to an ex's wedding invite. Nate coming to the rescue when it gets out of control.
Emme seems to grow out of her helplessness.
Nate has some unexpected news dropped on him. It's in the blurb, so I'm not spoi
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Only You, Always You Stars

Nate Pearson is a divorce attorney that does not believe in marriage, let alone relationships. Emme has watched a long line of beautiful women leave his apartment for years. She believes in hearts and flowers and is looking for her soul mate. Yet, these neighbors enjoy each other’s company, watching movies and drinking cocktails together. Their banter is fun and easy going, maybe there is more than neighborly feelings involved.

One movie night, Nate’s world is
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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3.5 Stars

Overall I enjoyed this story and it did keep me captivated. Nate and Emme had a great friendship, which was fun to see turn into more. And Nate trying not to completely eff-up fatherhood was actually really adorable. I thought there were some things that needed to be resolved a little better that left me feeling a little incomplete at the end though so that's my reason for a 3.5 Star rating.
I want to read this NOW godammit. I have no patience left. It is supposed to release tomorrow, finally. Reading ARC reviews from friends just makes the longing worse.
4.5 stars.
Pretty much inhaled this one. I don't think that I have read a book that fast in a while.
Melanie Harlow simply put, is one of my absolute favorite authors and I always enjoy her stories.
I am so taken with the way she writes and I would basically read anything penned by this goddess.
Fantastic read and I
Wil Loves Books!
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet, fast, and fun friends to lovers story. I truly enjoyed the story and the couple. Melanie Harlow is great at crafting, sweet and realistic stories full of passion and feels. Can't wait to read more books in this series! ...more
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Although it ticked all the boxes for a romance novel I found it to be very superficial. The characters seemed one dimensional and I couldn't connect to them. I only felt some emotion when Nate thought about the memories of his brother(who is dead) otherwise the book was really dull. The baby felt like a prop to me and their "love" story felt convenient and more inclined towards lust/attraction. ...more
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
A divorce lawyer falls for a hopeless romantic. Interesting characters and great writing, as usual :)
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
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I would like to start my review by saying that I love this author's writing. Her Some Sort of Happy is one of my favorites. But this book was... I don't know I just couldn't get into the story.

Nate and Emme are neighbors. Emme is a clutz and he saves her all the time. Even though they have an attraction they don't act on it, knowing she would want commitment and Nate is a hook-up guy. One night while they were sitting together they hear a baby's cry and found a bab
Karen Mc
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

WHOOSH!!! <—- That’s my heart whooshing!!! Melanie Harlow has written another dreamy love story that is so SWOONING GOOD!!! The writing is PURE MAGIC! Only You is HEART meets HEAT. I sweet sighed. I gushed. I whooshed. Only You made me swoon all the way to Cloud Nine.

Two neighbors connect: a beautiful dreamer of a romance lover sizzles with her hot, sexy, and single-turned-sudden-dad neighbor.

Emme is fun, awkward, sassy, and pretty. I could so be her bestie. You can’t help but adore this heroin
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Only You was the first book in the One and Only series by Melanie Harlow.

Nate was a divorce attorney aka relationship skeptic and Emme was a Wedding Planner aka fairytale romantic. They lived across the hall from each other, were friends and couldn’t have been more opposite. Add in an unexpected eight week old daughter dropped on a doorstep and things just got complicated.

Harlow took us through a journey of changes and coming into one’s own. It wasn’t necessarily an easy path, but a path none th
This was such an adorable read, I really enjoyed it! Especially because I really like a single parents trope.

As a little context, we have Nate and Emme who are neighbors and friends.

Nate is always rescuing Emme and he makes fun of that because she is always getting in trouble.

But everything changed when someone leaves a baby outside Nate's doorstep with a note saying she was his daughter.

Emme starts helping him out with the baby and teaching him all the basics so he can take care of her. But a
I forgot I hadn't reviewed this despite the fact I could see it lurking at the top left corner of Goodreads. Oh well.

Very Contemporary Romance with lots of fun banter, lots of sex and a friends-to-lovers misfit couple.

The premise is the night the heroine gets an invitation to her ex-boyfriend's wedding to her skinnier ex-employee, the H gets a little something as well, the baby he never knew he had.

Very cute, great banter and lots of sexy times. You can fill in the blanks, she's curvy and a litt
Melanie (mells_view)
Sweet, funny, single dad and the neighbor.

A good contemporary romance read. The hero is reluctant to fall in love, and it’s essentially all the heroine wants. Unexpected single parent storyline with the neighbor. Afraid to commit and ready to commit. All that jazz. All in all a good entertaining read.

I even shed a few tears, but stories with kids tend to do that to me!
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