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Only the Perfect

(Only You #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  67 reviews
When I walked in on my girlfriend screwing another guy, I never would have thought I’d be sitting at their wedding less than six months later. But who am I to turn down a night of free food, booze and pretty bridesmaids?

But at the back of the room, at the rejects table, I’m captivated by the woman sitting next to me. She’s gorgeous and smart, and I can’t work out how she’s
Kindle Edition, 139 pages
Published November 8th 2018 by Amazon Digital Services
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Eve (Between The Bookends)


Well, this turned out to be better than I was anticipating. Especially considering how much I LOATHE the whole older woman - younger man" trope. Thankfully Jamison was only two years younger than Elodie, and the age difference wasn't harped upon. In fact, this was heading towards being a 4-Star book until Elodie made a decision SO beyond stupid and entirely absurd which then made her look like a complete doormat, and quite frankly at the point I thought Jamison should have cut his losses and mo
Zoe Ashwood
Only the Perfect comes as a charming sequel to Elle Thrope's debut, Only the Positive. While the first book was heart-wrenching, this one is a cute but deep story about a single mother finding love again, and a kind man who steps up and accepts that she comes with some extra "baggage." :)

Jamison is my favorite Thorpe character so far, and I can't wait for everyone else to read this book! It's a fast, satisfying read perfect for a cozy evening.
Jolie Vines
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Epic wedding hookup

Jamison is my new book boyfriend. He's so laid back yet sexy as hell and I loved to watch him fall in love. This story opens with the wedding of Jamison's ex, who is a piece of work, and Elodie's ex husband. The two cheated when they got together, so this is the first wedding I ever read where I wanted things to go wrong. Luckily, this gives our hero and heroine a chance to make a little mischief.
They meet at the rejects table, and the attraction is instant. They end up drunk
A Book Obsessed Brit
Elle Thorpe gives us Jameson's story for Book 2 in the Only You series, Jameson features in Only The Positive (Book 1) as Low's best friend. Even though she didn't plan on writing Jameson's story, after reading the sneak peak at the end of Book 1 I was glad this was the story that was coming next.

Book 1 - Only The Positive gave us some angst and a twist I hadn't seen before in a romance novel to date. Only The Perfect goes back to what makes a romance novel great, chemistry, a smidge of drama, h
Clare Harrison
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
An invitation to a wedding. To celebrate the meeting of minds and hearts, or to be thankful of a lucky escape.

A night of misery turned into a night of magic, number 33 the source of happiness.

Dedicated to her son, her goal in life to be perfect. But is perfection overrated?

Waiter and bartender by shift, uni student by term and Sexy romantic man through one and all.

Eloise her confidence in tatters, her family unit shattered, but all is not lost.

Jamison unlucky in relationships, not actively look
Jessica {Litnoob}
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So much perfection

I’d adored Jam since like first meeting. So knowing we would get to see him getting his happily ever after made me so impossibly happy. You have no idea. Yes it was complicated for him and El to get there but damn if it wasn’t amazing too. Thrown together at the wedding for their respective Ex’s sparks fly and this pair find something really beautiful in something that started out so ugly. Also El has a son and I’m a solid sucker for single parent set up’s let me tell you.
Book Maniac Forever
⭐️ 3.5 "Perfect Is An Illusion" Stars ⭐️
I wasn’t familiar with the Only You series as Only the Perfect was my first read by Elle Thorpe. The blurb sounded really interesting, so when I was approached by the author for reviewing I didn’t hesitate. While it’s a series, I didn’t feel like I needed the background of the first standalone to totally enter this story.

Jamieson and Elodie meet at their exes wedding reception and hit it off immediately. I enjoyed their easy discussion and the way they
G (heartbooked)
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh Jamison!!! You are just the sweetest - Elle, your writing painted the sweetest picture of Jamison’s character... it’s funny how I didn’t even realise how short this book was until I flipped over and it said ‘epilogue’ lol

This story was great! Tho I was annoyed and wasn’t happy at a decision made by one of the main character’s - this was still a FUN read with a whole lot of sweetness from Jamison. I felt for Elodie... she was too kind and just so lovely!

Jamison and Elodie have that ‘sparks fl
Vanessa (nessreads)
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

4 Stars

Only the Perfect brought the smiles. And it also brought the laughs. Little to no drama, just a sweet and adorable story.

Jamison and Elodie meet at their ex's wedding. They strike up a conversation and there's no denying the sparks that fly. They're having a good time laughing, dancing and just enjoying each other's company. It's turning out to be a night they'll both remember.

Jamison was such a good guy. I liked how he was patient and
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book.
It was short and sweet, but I'm glad I signed up for the ARC.

Jamison was so sweet and kind, even when Elodie's life was turned upside down.

They met at their exes' wedding, and the sparks flew from there. They were hilarious together, much to the chagrin of the (un)happy couple.
From that moment on, their feelings for each other deepened, and I'm so glad things worked out the way they did.
Gah, it's so hard to write a review without giving too much away, so I'll end min
Books I Flove
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only the Perfect is the 2nd book in the Only You series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I’d recommend reading the first book as well. You ‚see‘ characters from the first book in this one, but that’s just my opinion!

Elodie is a newly single parent and meets Jamison at the wedding of both their ex-es. Which is kinda weird 😉 They both kinda Insta-like each other, and spent the night together.

Elodie is two years older, and trying to be the ‚adult‘ person, and not bothering Jamison with a kid,
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Guys this book! So so good! I loved Jamison and all his sweetness. The book was short but it told the most perfect story. You have to grab it! You won’t be disappointed!
Elle Thorpe
Sep 08, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Only the Perfect is a standalone, single parent, contemporary romance in the Only You series. I'm classing it as a novella, but it is a LONG novella. If you read Only the Positive, and loved Jamison, you're going to want to read his story and watch him get his HEA! And if you didn't, you're going to love Jamison anyway because he is an absolute sweetheart! Only the Perfect releases on November 8, 2018 on Amazon/Kindle Unlimited.

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Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Elodie is at the wedding of her recently ex-husband for their young sons sake. Jamison is attending the wedding of his ex-girlfriend simply for the free food and free booze. When Elodie and Jamison find themselves at the same time, the nightmare of a wedding actually turns into a night they won't forget. While Jamison is ready to jump into things with Elodie with both feet she is far from ready. She has her son to think about and worries that mental
Cee Cee Houston
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only The Perfect is the second book in the ‘Only You’ series, it follows Low’s best friend Jamison whom we met in Only The Positive, and the woman who will capture his heart. Elodie Chalmers. These two have the unwanted pleasure of being at wedding of their respective exes.
Jamison hated the way his ex treated him, especially after the way he discovered she was cheating on him and then she had the nerve to invite him to the reception? Well, Jamison would never say no to free food and booze!!!.
Sian’s Reading Adventure
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Thuy Taylor
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm loving Jamison!!!

Jamison and Elodie meet at their ex's wedding. Sparks fly, there is laughter, theres entertainment and they are having a heck of a time with each other!!!!! They really can't get enough of each other. Jamison knows that Elodie isn't the type of woman he normally dates. He knows she comes with a child and baggage known as the ex husband.

Jamison really is a sweet character. He knows he wants her, and its not for the short term. They are really sweet and their relationship is c
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love Shack.. Baby.

Only the Perfect by Elle Thorpe is the second book In the Only You series. She has certainly once again outdone herself creating a fantastic fun read.

This book is classified as a novella but it certainly doesn’t read like one. It flowed wonderfully and didn’t feel rushed like some I’ve read.
Jamison and Elodie’s story was perfection. Loved the storyline; It had a wonderful mix of humor, emotional drama and irresistible chemistry. I couldn’t get enough of these two, I didn’t w
Louise  O
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only the Perfect is the 2nd book in the Only You series and I enjoyed every word of this book!

When Jameson gets invited to his cheating ex’s wedding he decided why not, free food and alcohol; how could you say no. Seated in the very back he meets Elodie who is the Grooms ex-wife. They stick with each other and find they have an instant attraction which leads them straight to the bedroom. Elodie has to make a decision, heal their family or be with the guy that loves not only you but your son lik
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Just like Elle Thorpe's first book in the Only You series, this had my attention from page one. Only The Perfect was well written, flowed perfectly and a was a quick read. Oh, the feels in this book! Anger, frustration and I laughed in this one too.

I love Elodie’s personality. She was smart, sweet and knows what her heart wants but most of all wants her son to be a happy little boy. I enjoyed meeting Jamison in book one, Only The Positive. I love his big heart, his love for his friends but most
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Debra Richardson
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Superbly written, sweet, emotionally deep, and heartwarming! The storyline is flawless, funny, witty, well-written, quite enjoyable, and very interesting. The story flows smoothly and moves along at a brisk pace with excitement, ups and downs, family drama, and a mix of emotions on every page. The chemistry between Jamison and Elodie is powerful and intense. The sex scenes are so beautifully written and described I could actually feel the intense love the characters have for each other pouring o ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a story with characters that will melt your heart. Jamison is a keeper. I like that he is not the stereotypical bad boy with an attitude. He really is a sweet guy with a big heart. I loved him from the beginning. When he and Elodie meet at the wedding of the exes it was classic. I loved them both from the impromptu karaoke and dance to the photo booth. Their romance was far from perfect which made it so much sweeter. It was more realistic than perfect. Although Elodie made a huge mistake ...more
Sarah Green
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by the author.

Swooning here!

Jamison,such a sweet man. So thoughtful and dreamy.
Elodie, trying to do the right thing, never really putting herself first. Then comes Jamison.

From the first page their connection sucks you in. I loved how real they were. Fumbling moments in the bedroom, awkward moments on their dates etc.

Elle has managed to write the perfect story again. I look forward to Bree's story.
C.M. Albert
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Elle Thorpe has done it again — but in a fresh new way. Where Only the Positive was a little more angsty, Only the Perfect has sweet, single-parent romance written all over it. To be honest, Jamison was probably the least interesting character for me when I was introduced to him in Only the Positive, simply because he didn’t have a big role so I felt like I knew him the least. But Thorpe did what she does best — draws you in quick, makes you feel all the feels, and breathes so much raw, authenti ...more
Tiffany Gallegos
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me in so many emotions! Especially in the beginning with how Jamison and Elodie were at the wedding! I was in stitches! As any new relationships there is ups and down, Jamison being the sweetest guy and Elodie the strong, sometimes stubborn single mom who is trying to do whats best for her son. There was definitely a part I connected to where Elodie was being too stubborn to see what was right in front of her. You're definitely going to want to read this book! ...more
Marloes Nijland
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet lovestory, you have to love Jamison and Elodie and their not so perfect story.
TamaraLynne Stewart
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm really liking this series loving the characters and there stories on to the next one 👊😁 ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just like Elle Thorpe's first book in the Only You series, this had my attention from page one. Only The Perfect was well written, flowed perfectly and a was a quick read. Oh, the feels in this book! Anger, frustration and I laughed in this one too.

I love Elodie’s personality. She was smart, sweet and knows what her heart wants but most of all wants her son to be a happy little boy. I enjoyed meeting Jamison in book one, Only The Positive. I love his big heart, his love for his friends but most
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This couple had it all... Life struggles and the rewards of going after what makes you happy... They are relatable and hook you from the beginning.. Without giving anything away Elle Thorpe did not disappoint... This is a great read and I can't wait to read the next story! ...more
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Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she's not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she's a wife, and Mummy to three tiny humans. She's also official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don't judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over ...more

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