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Only Love

(One and Only #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,257 ratings  ·  391 reviews
A gorgeous former Marine with a tortured soul.
The beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door.
A meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow comes an all new standalone romance that will make you believe in the redemptive power of love.

I was expecting a proposal on my birthday, and I got dumped instead.

How coul
ebook, 311 pages
Published November 26th 2018
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*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I watched the candlelight play over her beautiful features and felt an ache deep in my chest. Regret that I couldn’t give her all she deserved. Anguish that soon she’d be out of my life, probably forever. And longing—fierce, uncontrollable longing to hold her in my arms and never let her go.

”ONLY LOVE” is the third and final installment of the ”One and Only” series. We are finally getting the eldest Devine sister’s story. Throughout the serie
Melanie Harlow
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
He’s the sexiest man I’ve ever met--I mean the full package, from the chiseled jaw to the massive shoulders to the rippling abs. (And yes, his package is full, and he knows exactly how to deliver it.)

He also makes me want to take my clothes off. A lot.

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“It’s hard to remain emotionally detached from someone when his body fits so perfectly inside yours. When his hands in your hair leave you breathless. When the weight of his chest and the thrust of his hips and the sound of his ragged breathing renders you mindless and panting, your hands clutching, your muscles tightening, your body begging for more, more, more. When he looks down at you and you feel his heart beating hard against yours. When he pulls your hair and bruises your skin and the pai ...more
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR)

-The bravest thing you can do is trust another person, and let them see the real you.

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Stella Devine is a therapist living in Detroit. She's the oldest of three sisters, and is the shy, analytical one. Her sisters have both found love, but Stella has always preferred to play it safe when it comes to dating. She doesn't do meaningless flings, and most of her relationships have been lacking a spark. When her latest boyfriend breaks up with her out of t
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❤4-4,5 stars❤

Such a lovely story,it was heartwarming and sweet.I was hooked from the first pages and I fall in love with Stella and Ryan so easily.I wanted to see them together.


I loved their connection, there was passion and intensity between them.They have some steamy and passionate moments.
Apart from my love for Stella and Ryan , I also adored her grandma, she plays a very important role to this story.

Overall, it was a great story.I can't wa
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Only Love is the 3rd book in the One and Only that revolves around Stella and Ryan. I did have a rocky start with mention of “humble lady garden and his royal spade” (see update), but I settled down and really enjoyed this one.

When Stella meets her boyfriend for her birthday dinner, she thinks he is going to propose, but he dumps her instead. Brokenhearted, she decides to go visit her Grams so she help her 93 year old Grandmother, with a few appointments. Little does Stella know, Grams is trying
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
➳NOW LIVE! I haven't read a good Melanie Harlow novel in a while, so I am ecstatic that I was able to enjoy this beauty of a masterpiece...

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Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc, multi-pov, sexy-time
Wow! Ryan and Stella are going to knock your socks off! I have loved seeing Stella from her sisters' eyes. She's been a bit misunderstood, a bit uptight, and a bit unsure of herself.

And with good reason.

But sometimes all we need is a special someone to bring us out of our shells and really show us what it's like to feel. Live. Love.

By the time we finished eating dessert, I had a solid buzz going, so I blame the gin for what happened next.

And boy, if what happened to Stella after having tha
Corinne Michaels
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Harlow at her best! It's funny, sweet, sexy, and you'll fall head over heels for this story. It's no surprise I love all of Melanie's books, but this one just made me feel everything. It's definitely one of my top reads of the year.
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Melanie Harlow offers up another great romance in Only Love the third and final book in her One and Only series.

After watching her two younger sisters find love and being dumped on her birthday by the man she thought she’d spend the rest of her life with, Stella is determined to have a f*ck fling and when visiting her grandmother (who is quite the match maker), Stella decides the “boy” next door who has been so good to her grandmother is just who she needs. What she doesn’t expect is to find fo
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4.5 Pie Loving CROWNS

Only Love epitomizes everything I love about a Melanie Harlow novel. She gives a sweet romance with fantastic chemistry and physical intimacy to heat up the sheets, and Ryan and Stella exhibit this flawlessly.

Ryan is a veteran, one who is a bit damaged from his service. Through his relationship, we see him begin to deal with his emotions and begin to heal a bit. There are obvious setbacks, but overall Only Love is about his growth as a pers
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
This is the third book in the One and Only series but each of them can be read as standalones. Having said that, there are inter-connections between the books so I do recommend you read them all.

Stella just got dumped on her birthday, not the outcome she was expecting at all, in fact the complete opposite of what she had conjured up in her mind. Her two younger sisters have found love and are creating families while she quietly wonders if it will ever happen for her.

As soon as Stella’s 92 year o
book bruin
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I have been waiting for Stella's story since meeting her in Only You and I was not disappointed! This story had so much heart and emotion. Though this is book 3 in the One and Only series, it can be read as a stand alone.

Ryan and Stella were broken and in so much pain when they first met. I loved seeing these two slowly come together and heal the other. Yes, there are some missteps and a good amount of push and pull, but you can just feel the connection between them from the start. Once
Tracy  C
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only Love was the very satisfying conclusion to the One and Only triad. Ryan is a tortured hero (my favorite kind!) who has tried to remain alone and unfeeling to cope with his military past. Stella is looking for all the feelings. Ryan put up a good fight, throwing up walls when Stella got to close. In the end, he was no match for Stella, Grams and the magic pie!
“He could break my heart if I let him. And I was fairly certain I’d let him.”

What a breathtaking romance! Only Love is a beautiful brand-new standalone romance in Melanie Harlow’s One and Only series and I can’t stop thinking about it! It has a tortured hero, a shy but compassionate heroine, and a nosey Grams who will stop at nothing to get these two together. With all three POV’s, this love story is full of heart, hilarity, hope, and love. It’s a gorgeous read that will have your stomach full
***5 ‘Flipping The Switch’ Stars***

I’ve been wanting Stella’s story since meeting her in Only You. Everything about her peaked my curiosity from how different she was from her sisters to her very...interesting relationship with Buzz. I wanted to, for lack of a better way to say it, get into her head and find out what made her tick and Only Love gave me everything I wanted and more.

So. Much. More.

This story pulled out all the feels and tugged at every heartstring I have. It was everything!

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Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leave it to Melanie Harlow to slay me with the perfectly tortured bad boy with a fucking heart of gold that is just existing in the shadows...until he meets his light. I LOVED THIS STORY. I was excited to get Stella's story. Her and Buzz didn't seem to be a "fit" and I knew she was set to find her HEA but how it all went about and the changing of the POV's kept me so connected and smiling throughout the entire book. Melanie Harlow is a MUST read author for me and Only Love only helped solidify t ...more
Flo Grugel
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this sweet and easy read. Even though Ryan irritated me at times with his push and pull attitude, Only Love is worthy of 5 stars.
I loved Gram and her meddlesome ways,she made me laugh out loud and was the star of the book.
I was so pleased to see that Mack will be getting his story in February 2019, I know hes going to have a good one!
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

If you're looking for a contemporary romance that will completely wrap you up in every word then look no further. If you're looking for characters you will fall in love with while they fall in love with each other than this book is for you. Only Love is the newest story by Melanie Harlow and she once again gave me excellence.

I absolutely adored Ryan and Stella. They had some baggage, that's for sure, but watching them unpack that baggage with and for each other was one of the things that mad
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018reads
This maybe one of my favorite of Melanie Harlow's yet. It was heartfelt yet swoony and sexy too. I adored Stella and Ryan they felt so realistic and genuine. Stella was relatable in her feelings about being left behind and wanting the safe choice. Her initial hurt from the fallout of the broken relationship but it had silver lining she didn't know yet. Ryan was closed himself off after his service and things he that happened, understandably and he needed a warm hug and lots of pie. I was so engr ...more
Charmane Hackworth
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only Love is book #3 in Melanie's Only You series. Each book can be read as a standalone. Only Love is about Stella who is a beautiful woman who has a wonderful career as a therapist. A future she thought she had figured out until she was dumped on her birthday. A sneaky grams who would do anything to make her granddaughter happy. Ryan is a marine veteran with a lot of things going on his head. What happens when Grams tries to match make... Well you'll need to read Only Love to find out.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula, missy
OMG!!! Only Love was the most amazing finish to a fantastic series. No one does wounded heroes like Melanie Harlow. Ahhh! This book brought back all the feels and emotions I felt when I read my favorite story from this author - After We Fall - with Jack Valentini. That story touched my soul and honestly I've had the same feeling about Only Love the minute I met Ryan. There was something about his tough and hard exterior and warm hearted vulnerability that just rang all my swoony bells.

When caref
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Dans cette série de romans indépendants, Melanie Harlow renoue avec une vieille tradition qui consiste à raconter l’histoire de trois sœurs.Après Emme et Maren, voilà donc l’aînée, Stella. Évidemment, nous la connaissons; elle vivait une histoire d’amour bien tiède avec un homme amoureux des abeilles. De façon peu surprenante, le livre s’ouvre sur leur rupture et pour Stella, sur beaucoup de questions sur elle-même. elle a plus de trente ans et se connaît finalement bien mal surtout sexuellement ...more
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!

“Never underestimate a granny on a mission. Especially the matchmaking kind.”

“This wounded man is healing something in you. Don’t give up on him. Open your heart–you can feel enough for the both of you.”

“When I closed my eyes at night, all I craved was the dark. But she made me want to dream again.”

“The bravest thing you can do is trust another person, and let them see the real you.”

Only Love is the third book in the One and Only Series and it follows the story of Stella and Ryan. Fro
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Only Love (One and Only #3) by Melanie Harlow is a quiet novel about a tortured Marine that seems to be unable to forgive himself and a woman that seems to be able to help anyone except herself.
It’s a story of two people navigating the difficult journey of finding love, forgiveness and self-worth.

Ryan blames himself for so many things that went wrong that he punishes himself in ways that he does not even notice anymore. The author created an interesting character that seems to be able to turn
Only Love is the perfect example of why Melanie Harlow is one of very favorite authors. It’s full of everything I love about her stories- heart, humor, and heat. Plus so many feels! Ryan and Stella’s love story will have you believing in second chances and happily ever afters.
Becky Venetta
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow melanie has dont it again. I read this whole book in one sitting and could not put bbn it down. Gran was so funny and star of the book but I'm so in love with stella and Ryan the two have chemistry that is off the charts. The ups and downs and sad at times and you want to ring there necks lol. But the story Is beautiful and worth the read
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Finally, we get Stella’s story! I was intrigued by her and the way she viewed love and relationships from the first time I met her, and I couldn’t wait to see her finally experience real love. However, before she can find her happily ever after, she must face heartache. Then she discovers that sometimes it’s the person least expected who ends up picking the pieces, and I loved watching the love she finds grow. It's sweet, sexy, and full of heart, and I loved it!

Just when Stella thinks sh
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Because sometimes Only Love can heal.

4,5 stars

This book is a standalone in the One And Only series. This time, we get Stella's story (the oldest sister) and how love can right the wrongs she received and heal a wounded heart like Ryan's.

Stella is a shy therapist that not only can listen to people, she can understand them without judging. She is introverted and discreet, and at the same time, she is sweet, caring and nurturing. Despite all that, she has the worst luck on love. That is until Rya
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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She writes contemporary and historical romance from her home near Detroit, MI.

Other books in the series

One and Only (3 books)
  • Only You (One and Only, # 1)
  • Only Him (One and Only, #2)
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