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For You

(Imperfect Hearts #2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Phillip Cavendish was the boy I grew up with. My brother’s best friend, he was always out of reach.

Until he wasn’t.

We were two kids so in love that we failed to see each others’ faults and flaws.

We held on when we should have let go. We loved, we fought, and we won.

Until all that was left were my tears.

I loved him through them. I hoped.

But sometimes the fairy tale has no h
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Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was introduced to Dorian in No One But You I was immediately intrigued by her and what her story was and how or why she’d ended up in her current situation.
For You is a prequel to No One But You and it was so good to be back with not only Dorian but also with her sister Willow, their brother Jamie and Quincy.

For You gave me Dorian’s beautiful and heartbreaking story of love and losing it. She falls in love with her close friend Quincy‘s brother Phillip.
Their love captures and explores wh
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. Thats the first word that came to mind after reading this book.

We meet Dorian in No One But You. She's Jamie's sister and a Twin. This is her Novella. As i read the book i felt like it wasn't just your typical love was a story about life...a story about Dorian's life. How she came to be who she is now. We see her joy, her sadness, her anger, the way she loved. so beautiful! I feel like many of us can relate to Phillip and Dorian. Their relationship wasn't pe
Cindy M. Green
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautifully written love story that will have you riding a roller coaster of emotions with Dorian and Phillip ❤❤❤

I loved Dorian in No One But You, so I was thrilled to read about what led to her current situation in life. It was great to have the rest of the group, Jamie, Quincy, Willow and Jake along for the ride. Each one of them are just as important to the story as the hero and heroine. None of them distracts from the epic love between Dory and Pip, but only enhances the love and connection
Alison Watson
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not all Hearts and “Sun”flowers

When Alex asked me to Beta read her new book baby “For You” – the prequel to her forthcoming release “Someone Like You” (or indeed the prequel to her amazing debut novel “No One But You” - as this is set before Jamie and Quincy finally find their happiness) I was honoured but a little apprehensive.  I already knew some of the story and knowing it was not going to have a happy ending with Dory and Pip living happily ever after, something I usually avoid when selecti
Kelly Green
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Such a sweet and sour kind of story. If you've read No One But You then you already kind of know what to expect. It was all the other details I was awed by. There was way more conflict in this story than I thought there would be. Philip's feelings about Richard were freaking crazy! And I honestly think that had Quincy and Jamie gotten together he would have been ok with it. Dorian is so damn strong! Dealing with his mood swings would have had me in a foul mood all the time!!! I am so excited to ...more
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Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I've read by this author and wow did I like it just as much as the first. This was an emotional story that I couldn't walk away from
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 stars

Alexandra Silva I have words for you: mainly, why do you this to me? I thought I understood Dorian’s pain from the first book but it’s nothing like I imagined. It wasn’t always a blissful relationship and it was even more painful that things weren’t well when he passed. Her demeanor makes so much sense. I appreciate No One But you much more now because I now understand all the hurdles Jamie and Quincy went through. It also broke my heart that it was very clear to me that Jake loved Dorian
Lydia's Romance
4 Heartbreaking Stars

I'm hooked on the series. Two close-knit families with children that are either best friends, married or secret lovers. Add outside friends as love interests to the mix and you've got yourself some messy and complicated entanglements. But I love it! Because I appreciate messy relationships. I love every single character and the dynamics of this endearing bunch.

For You is book 2 in the Imperfect Hearts series. It's Dorian & Phillip's (Pip) story and told from Dorian's Po
Kari Hansen
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an emotional story as we learn about Dory’s past and why she acted the way she did in No One But You. Dory and Quincy were best friends and it was through her that she met and fell in her love with her brother Philip. This is a story of young love when you think you are invincible and that you will always be together but sometimes life takes you in different directions and it is how you handle the changes in life that make you the person that you are.

There is no doubting the deep love th
Dany Matthews
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've got a new, foaming-at-the-mouth/ can't-wait-for-more-words favorite series!!!! The Imperfect Hearts Series, by my super hot girl crush Alexandra Silva, is such a special series for me!
Though technically published second, For You will be the first book in this series, as it starts further back chronologically and introduces you to all of your new besties. But this isn't a "prequel" or at least it doesn't have that kind of feeling. Nope, this is the real deal- rip your heart out novel. The c
Robyn Corcoran
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For You is the second book for this author and continues with the story of Dorian and Quincy’s brother Phillip and starting with the when Jamie announces he is going to America. If you haven’t read the first book you need to do so for it to make sense.

The story also adds some more background knowledge to the character’s college and earlier relationship years giving us some insight into each one. This is a must for Phillip seeing as he can’t do it any other way.

Some fabulous humour can be found i
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
I really don’t know what I can say about this book that will do it justice. I feel like any words I say won’t be able to capture how I truly feel about this story. So I’m just going to ramble, and hope that it all makes sense at the end!

When I first read the blurb for For You, I was a little surprised. I was expecting, and really, really hoping, that this book would be Dorian and Jake’s story. I was very intrigued by the dynamic of these two in No One But You and was really looking forward to mo
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I first started reading this book I was a little confused. Then I realized it began before book one letting us know Dorian's story. This begins with flashes and memories of special moments and it's refreshing to see where her and Phillip begin and end. It fills in and answers so many questions and it just breaks your heart. The story is filled with love and anguish. Pain and gains, support and turmoil and acceptance. It's also the beginning of Dorian and Jake. So much happens there's no way ...more
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ⭐

This is the second book by Alexandra Silva. I really loved her debut "No One But You" and "For You" did not disappoint.

This is Dorians and Phillips story and it's not an easy one but another beautiful one. Dorian and Phillip have known each other most of their lives through their families. But this is not only a friends-to-lovers story, there's also this whole best-friends-younger-sister/best-friends-older-brother theme and I love it. Dorian is an amazing young woman and she loves Pip deep
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“For You” is the story of Dorian who we first meet in the first book in this series “No One But You”. Dorian’s story had so much emotion. Dorian falls for her best friend’s older brother Phillip. It’s first love for both of them. They are both young but fall deeply for each other. “For You” takes us on a journey of dealing with such intense emotions and learning how to deal with the intensity of soul branding love. I felt like I was holding my breath or crying for most of this book. It was beaut ...more
Kathleen Matthys
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To say I was excited for this “novella” would be an understatement. I absolutely adored No One But You and was thrilled to know we were going to get a glimpse into the past that would tell us about Dorian and Pip. How often can you say you know how a book ends before you have even read it? This was the case with For You. Knowing this, I still went in with an open heart ready to accept whatever Dory and Pip gave me. Alexandra is a talented writer who makes you laugh out loud at the funny moments, ...more
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Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dorian and Philip's story is definitely not an easy one. There's a whole lot of emotions in this one so be sure to have your tissues handy. I have to say though that I'm glad the author went this way. Not all love stories are sunshine and rainbows and sometimes bad things happen. My heart broke for these characters and I recommend if you're looking for a book that will give you a good cry.

I received an arc of this book.
Zilpha Owens
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

For You is Book 2 in the Imperfect Hearts series and somewhat of a prequel to Someone Like You which releases Jan. 31, 2019. The Imperfect Hearts series definitely should be read in order to get the full impact of this lovely and beautiful set of stories. The series itself revolves around siblings Jamie, Dorian and Willow Anson and Quincy and Phillip Cavendish, their friends, family and significant others. It follows them through trials and tribulations, love and loss, highs and lows.
Danielle S.
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to get to know Dory, when I met her in No One But You, I just knew I’d fall in love with her strength. She definitely did not disappoint.

I’m not really sure what I was expecting to learn of her & Phillip’s Love story. It surely wasn’t the fact that I’d spend more time than not being angry at Pip. Even Dory said it herself... How can you hate someone you love so much? I was so saddened by the choices Phillip made and how much he shattered Dorian’s world.

But alas, she prevai
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the beginning of Dorian story. We met her in NOBY and if you were not curious about her life then what's wrong with you?!?!

Here we see why Dory is Dory, what made her close off to emotion (except that of her son and family). Life isn't always roses and what you once thought of as forever is no more.

Alex develops these characters and storylines with such panache, I totally admire you.
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 emotional and heartfelt stars! Full review to come.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Dory (Dorian) and Phillip's (Pip) story is an emotional roller coaster. It starts when they're young and already know each other, and spans years into adulthood. Apparently Pip's sister Quincy is one of Dory's best friends, and it's made things a tad uncomfortable. To make matters worse, Dory's brother, Jamie, is one of Phillip's best friends. What a soap opera world we've got here! But it works out and Pip and Dory take the plunge, finally, after a lot of back and forth, a lot of angst, and thi
Lisa Staples
Take great care where and when you read this achingly beautiful and emotionally charged story from Alexandra Silva, as you are bound to suffer torrential ugly cries and need copious boxes of tissues!

This somewhat prequel, somewhat full length novella story of Dorian and Phillip will confuse readers if they have not already read No One But You, as it seems to have trouble finding it's place in line with that story, and as such does jump around a little.
But this is a story those of us that did rea
Miranda Knight
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this series out of order. I read this novella first then book 1. Normally, when reading the second book, I'm left a bit confused or it takes me a chapter or two to understand the characters. I understood the characters more by starting with this novella since book 2 is actually a prequel to Someone Like you which I will be reviewing in the next day or two.

For You gives background about Dorian and Phillip...and a small bit about Quincy and Jamie since Jamie and Phillip are best friends as
My Own Bookshelves
I sit here waiting to type out a review. And feeling ... adrift in what to write. Having read No One But You and stealing the words of another reviewer - this is a prequel of sorts to the Imperfect Hearts world.

If you read No One But You, this is Dorian and Phillip's story. The one that was secondary to Quincy and Jaime. The one that happened 'before' and 'during' their up and down romance. Knowing this, read the blurb. Knowing No One But You realize this isn't a HEA. But maybe finding a new ha
G (heartbooked)
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let’s be honest, I’m at a stump after writing that damn letter of a review for book 1 😂 but let me get straight into this..

This is a novella... and it has some time-jumps. I feel like this book explores the norm of a relationship where you’re at a crossroad, not knowing if you’re ready to take the plunge or not. If you’re ready to have the talk. If you’re ready to get out of your stump. If you’re ready at all. There’s real emotions woven in this story. Experiencing the kind of life/relationsh
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Simply heartbreaking ... yet there is hope

Once again Alexandra Silva has written a beautiful and compelling story that will touch the deepest part of your heart and soul. For You is the prequel to No One But You, where we previously met Dorian and her family. For You is the background to Dorian's story, giving all the reasons as to why she is the person she has become.

Dorian's story is believable and and easy to relate to. Every emotion she experiences is real and will have your emotions taking
Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 Stars!!

Sooooo good and so funny! I really liked it. I love the friendship between Dorian, Quincy, and Willow. Those ladies cracked me up! Willow is so outspoken; I love that she just says whatever she wants. She is definitely the crazy one out of the bunch. I feel like Dorian is the more serious one and Quincy really is a little of both. She knows how to have fun, says what she wants, but also has a serious side to her. I can’t wait to read more about their friendship in the upcoming releases.
I Love Story Time
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, julie-jules
5 Stars!!

Sooooo good and so funny! I really liked it. I love the friendship between Dorian, Quincy, and Willow. Those ladies cracked me up! Willow is so outspoken; I love that she just says whatever she wants. She is definitely the crazy one out of the bunch. I feel like Dorian is the more serious one and Quincy really is a little of both. She knows how to have fun, says what she wants, but also has a serious side to her. I can’t wait to read more about their friendship in the upcoming releases.
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A breathtaking and beautiful journey that had me laughing, smiling and at times wiping those silent tears from my cheeks
It is the prequel to No One But You
All of the characters we love and a couple we would like to choke out are present and accounted for 😏
We accompany Dory and Pip as they journey through the ups and downs and sometimes sideways paths of life and love - and like real life, things do not always turn out as they planned but they find ways to move forward - to hold on to the good a
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Alexandra Silva is a lover of words and romance. She blames the classics and a nutty English teacher for her obsession with books and fiction. Come rain or shine with either coffee or wine in hand you can find her with her nose stuck in a book and her head in the clouds. She lives in London outnumbered by her very loud boys, with her very own hero and their two wild cats—Jack and Jill.


Other books in the series

Imperfect Hearts (3 books)
  • No One But You (Imperfect Hearts, #1)
  • Someone Like You (Imperfect Hearts, # 3)
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