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Only the Negatives

(Only You #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  240 ratings  ·  63 reviews
The boy who once made my life a living hell is now the only way to save my family from living on the streets.

I wish he’d just stayed wherever he’s been for the past four years. That is, blissfully out of my life and nowhere near our little country town.

But in my weakest moment, he arrived like some knight in shining armour. One I never wanted or asked for. I should
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published January 30th 2019
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Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
And the first book of 2019 is finished!

This was my first Elle Thorpe read and I enjoyed it immensely! Really thankful that I received an arc of this book and already can’t wait to read more by this author.

Full review to be found on my blog:
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This!!! Omg this book! Had me cheesing! Had me crying! Had me angry! And I loved every minute of it! Ryker was everything! Swoon Thank you Elle so much for the arc! ...more
Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
This book was about heartbreak, growing up, and becoming better versions of yourself.

Gemma and Ryker had a lot to overcome. Ryker was trying to overcome his past, and Gemma was trying to overcome the obstacles that were blocking her future.

These two have grown up together. Ryker has always had the same feelings for Gemma, but Gemma's feelings have changed to hate over the years.

I loved how these two were open and honest with each other after their road trip. No matter what happened, there
Jolie Vines
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I adore every one of Thorpe's novels, but Gemma and Ryker's story possibly is my favourite. There is so much heart in this tale and the chemistry between our hero and heroine is off the scale.
Gemma is in a wheelchair following an accident she had as a child. This makes her one tough cookie as she does not let this slow her down, not in her daily life nor in her aspirations to be a photographer. Nor does it affect how Ryker sees her. He's been crazy about her for years but they start the book as
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
So I finished Only the Negatives a few days ago but I had to think on what I wanted to say for my review. And think. And think.

This book follows Gemma and Ryker. Ryker was the boy next door that made Gemma's life miserable in high school. Gemma is wheel chair bound after an accident when she was just a kid. When their lives collide after spending years apart, Gemma is set on avoiding and hating Ryker for as long as possible. Until Ryker gets a job on Gemma's family farm. Now forced to see him
Jessica {Litnoob}
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Ok so I’ve been with this series for a bit now and I didn’t know how I’d like such an intense time jump but holy ish it worked. And for people who aren’t familiar with the series and read this as their first off (it’s totally possible to do so) it felt just as fresh and open and new as book one did. Seriously all the stars. This pairing were everything, sweet and sometime stupid but passionate and loving and just, seriously everything.
Heidi Mensch
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elle Thorpe has become one of my favorite new authors since I first read her debut release Only the Positives in Fall of 2018. In Only the Negatives, book 3 of the Only You series, we meet Gemma and Adam Ryker. Gemma was briefly introduced in book 1 as the younger sister to Reese with book 3 occuring 10 years later. With Only the Negatives we get a beautiful love story of a strong willed, determined young woman and a lost, sorrowful young man.

Gemma, who at a young age was left partially
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Voluntarily review
A fantastic read that is flawless throughout as it demands a place in your heart filling you with a tsunami of emotions that shake the heck out of filling you with fun and excitement to sucking the breathe from your lungs rendered speechless to tears sliding down your face broken and bruised wanting to give hugs and needing one for yourself but so worth it all in the end! Engrossing unique twists that push you to the edge and keeps you
Sandra Loves Reading
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story. It's the first book by Elle Thorpe that I've read and while it is the third book in the series, I didn't find it a problem having missed the previous two.
It's very well written and I loved Gemma. She is one determined lady when it comes Ryker! She wants nothing to do with him when he comes to her aid at the start of the story. He'd hurt her and she had no intention of letting it happen again.
Ryker is filled with guilt for his behaviour years ago and has an uphill
Carey S.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adam Ryker tries so hard to do the right thing in many instances, but still messes up mightily. One of his biggest mess-ups involves the way he ruins his friendship with Gemma on the day she starts high school. This leads to them becoming enemies for several years, even though he wants to make amends. Unfortunately, one rarely comes back from a screw-up of this magnitude.

Gemma wants to be a photographer, and is learning to use her new lens when her dad has a stroke. Her parents leave for the
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elle Thorpe has rapidly become one of my favorite authors ever. I love her style of writing and can’t seem to get enough. Only the Negative is Book 3 in the Only You series, which takes on a subject that cannot have been easy to write. The one thing I have learnt from reading Elle Thorpe’s books is that she is not afraid to tackle difficult yet real life situations and that shows in her writing. First with Only the Positive and now with this one. This is writing at it’s absolute finest.

Only the
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. Gemma and Ryker were childhood friends, however, things changed as they got older and they ended up growing apart. Gemma was definitely not happy to see Ryker or to have him back in her life.

Seeing how much these two had to overcome different obstacles in their life and their relationship was eye opening. Gemma may be one of my favorite heroines I’ve ever read because she is different, she feels real. She is strong, she’s a great role model. She doesn’t let the
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book, by an author new to me, was a pleasant surprise that I read almost by accident even though I am desperately behind on some other books and series I am in the middle of. I’m drawn to bully stories so the blurb caught me with that but really, this book wasn’t what I think of as a bully romance. Instead it was a very romantic contemporary romance with a good man hero who has made some mistakes in his life but desperately is working to overcome them. Gemma, a disabled heroine (refreshing) ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
New to me author and I’ll be reading more of this series. I wasn’t really aware it was in a series but I Happy it is. The characters are believable and strong. The setting was really good. Wish there was some resolution with Gerard ...and that whole thing seemed a bit off, but overall I really liked the plot.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartfelt and sexy

Elle Thorpe is quickly becoming one of my favorite new authors. I love her style of writing and can’t seem to get enough

I must say, this right here is what sets her apart from other writers. She’s definitely not afraid to step outside the box. First with Only the Positive and now with this one. This is writing at its best.

Only the Negatives is a beautiful story about friendship, betrayal, heartache, and forgiveness.
The writing is flawless and Gemma and Ryker couldn’t have
Karen Sedgman
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story! Gemma and Ryker journey started out as a friendship to some heartache to a blossoming love! So enjoying this Only You series looking forward to more!
Clare Harrison
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her life altered from the tender age of ten. Her mobility changed forever. Feet replaced with wheels.

She suffered at his hands terribly as a child. His outburst in the heat of the moment resulted in years of bullying.

He stole her smile, lightness and laughter and she was glad when he left.

But now he's returned and is looking at her once again.

Her fathers aiming health means there's a job going on the farm. Unfortunately only one person applies for the position..

Can the past be left behind or
Elle Spaulding
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First 5 star of 2019! I LOVE ELLES BOOKS! This ARC had me SWOONING. Ryker? He has my heart. Oh my word. Gemma & Rykers chemistry was incredible! Loved every freaking minute of this book. Must read for sure.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh My, this series just keeps getting better and better. I have to admit ever since I read Reese’s story and met her little sister, Gemma, I was hoping she would get her own story. I must say the author not only gave us Gemma’s story, it was so much more that I hoping for. The characters are strong, independent and know their own minds. The storyline has it all: drama, suspense, romance, and so much more.

Gemma and Ryker grew up as neighbors and best friends. Well that is right up to the first
A Book Obsessed Brit
Elle has done it again and created another brilliant book for the Only You series! I think Only The Negatives is my favourite so far! Why? Gemma, the heroine of the story, she is so likeable and inspiring, she is determined, independent and doesn't let anything stop her.

This novel is an enemies to lovers story and is set 10 years on from the previous books in the series. Gemma we met briefly in Only The Positives as the younger sister of Reese. Gemma suffered a spinal injury after a riding
Angela's Book Addiction
*** 4.5 Stars ***

Only the Negatives (Only You #3) by Elle Thorpe is contemporary romance told in dual POV featuring a strong heroine who is a paraplegic and the boy responsible for making her high school years a living hell. In a way, it is a second chance, friends to enemies to friends to lovers story. Although this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone; but I'd recommend reading the previous books. All the books are good and the characters make appearances in each
Cee Cee Houston
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It feels much longer since I first read Elle Thorpe’s debut book, Only The Positive, in September last year. She has grown in leaps and bounds since then, her writing only getting better with each successive book. Now on her 3rd book of the ‘Only You’ series and it’s time for Gemma and Ryker’s story.
We first met a younger version of Gemma briefly in her sister Reece’s book Only The Positive, but here we get to met her as a grown-up. Ten years have passed since that time and although Gemma still
Louise  O
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Only the Negative is book 3 in the Only You series, touching on a subject that would have not being easy to write; one thing I have learnt from reading Thorpe’s books is that she does not take the easy way out she pushes herself and that shows in her writing.

Gemma’s family means everything to her and after her father has a stroke she will do anything to save the business her father built even if that means working with the man that made her life a living hell through high school. Adam has made
Danielle Wormald
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it

Once again, Elle delivers a unique story, this time giving us a disabled heroine. Elle always seems to create storylines no else does.

An enemies to lovers romance.
An emotional read that is heart-breaking but also touching, Gemma blames Ryker for her school hell so when he returns after not seeing him for 4 years she is far from willing to forgive. But after some sad family news he may just be the only person she can rely on because he is the only one offering his help. These two re-form an
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I got this on kindle unlimited on a whim, the blurb dragged me in, second chance love stories usually do, I'm thankful I gave this one a chance.

Ryker, at the beginning I wanted to hate him on Gemma's behalf but as I got to know him and the stories behind his actions more, I realised he wasn't just a man full of ego, he was misunderstood, he wasn't perfect, he made mistakes but one thing was for sure he couldn't stay away from Gemma

Gemma, a strong independent female who is stubborn hard working
C.M. Albert
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elle Thorpe has nailed it again! In her newest stand alone in the Only You series, you get to see Reece's little sister, Gemma, unexpectedly find love in this artfully combined sweet AND hot enemies-to-lovers romance.

What I love about Elle is her gusto at running toward topics others shy away from. In Only the Negatives, the main character Gemma is in a wheel chair. While I LOVE that she incorporated diversity, I also love how she did it in such a seamless, believable, well-researched way that
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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jaclyn malkiewicz
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Only the Negatives have nothing but positives!

I loved this book from the very first page. It had me teary eyed and then smiling, then shocked and then excited. . . It has everything!

I love that this book was about flawed characters . . . It wasn't sad but very uplifting. Gemma was such a strong heroine throughout and brought real true emotions that every single one of us ladies have. I felt like I knew her, like we would be best friends. Gemma is an amazing and inspiring person to read about
Chrissy Busick
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved how well Ryker remembered certain moments from their high school. To me it showed how much she meant to him and for how long. There are so many incredibly touching moments in this book. I loved how Ryker pushed Gemma to break out of her shell, her comfort zone, so that she could learn that people wouldn’t always see only her disability.

One of my favorite moments
Chapter nine: When Ryker admits to being the one who rescued Gemma’s pictures from the trash, breaking into their high
Kathy Rouchelle
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hang on people, you are in for one emotional rollercoaster of a ride with Only the Negatives. A friends to hate to friends to lovers, this book will touch you, anger you, make you smile, cry and want to do some serious damage to one Adam Ryker. But that didn't last long as he tries his best to make right the things of his past, one of them being the hurt he caused to Gemma. They were best friends growing up and in one moment, he ruined their friendship and placed himself on her hate list. Now ...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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