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Jane is divorced and the wrong side of thirty. It's definitely all over for her…isn't it?

Jane Hollinger is divorced and the wrong side of thirty – as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life teaching family history evening classes.

Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming,
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Published April 24th 2019
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Beth Cutwright
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Lorna Peel's romantic take on a completely normal woman and the actor she ultimately falls in love with. This was a fast and easy read with very well developed characters. I was invested in the relationship between Jane Hollinger and Robert Armstrong within minutes of beginning the read.

These two main characters had their work cut out for them. Robert sought honesty and a normal relationship in his life. Jane sought life out of the public eye, and had had her trust abused by her first
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Melinda Dozier
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this very much! Lorna Peel has a unique voice with the kind of humor I enjoy -- sarcasm! I also enjoyed the English colloquiums. Lots of fun.
Renee
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I lived the trending use of a genealogy class. There are so many reasons to trace your family, many discussed here too. The live story was the overall draw, but the sub plot was better
Donna
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a funny, romantic, wittily written book. It's contemporary, urban, and relevant, with a hell of a love story and a compelling family history mystery at its heart. The characters are likeable and utterly believable. I raced through it laughing and crying along the way. Only You is a warm hearted read much needed in these dark days and I thoroughly recommend it. ...more
Jennifer
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The characters were funny and sweet and yes, the story was predictable, but it was really well written. It was one of those hard-to-put-down books. Only You is definitely worth a try if you're looking for a light, sweet, funny read. ...more
Karen
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable romance with likeable characters and plenty of laugh out loud moments.
Tanya
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
cute contemporary - full review to come
Melanie
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really cute romance. Great writing too! Filled with wittiness, humor, drama and romance, this was a quick and enjoyable read, and I will definately read more by this author.
Lindsey
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
An entertaining read with more substance than the cover might suggest.
Trish at Between My Lines
Only You is a chick-lit book that is an entertaining read with characters that slowly drew me in and piqued my interest to the point where I ended up caring about them.

First Line of Only You:

“Thirty-one, and reflected in the bathroom mirro, in the late evening twilight, didn’t she know it.”

My Recap of Only You:

Jane while teaching at her Genealogy night class meets with a famous, upcoming British actor. Together they have an instant spark but Jane is uncomfortable with all the attention from t
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Farhana
How much I enjoyed the book: 7/10
How good the book was: 6/10

Only You is a quick read, easily something you could finish in a matter of hours. The plot is light and overall the story is definitely something I’d class as chick lit.

The characters, including protagonist Jane and her love interest Robert are both lovely. Both characters act as adults and I thoroughly enjoyed reading an adult relationship that involved little mind games.

However, none of my appreciation for the book can overlook the fa
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Jody
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review first posted on my blog: http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

Thirty-something Jane Hollinger is trying to pick up her life after her divorce. Her ex-husband has left her with some trust issues after he cheated on her, and a mortgage to pay. Jane tries to focus on making ends meet thanks to her job as a teacher at the local adult education centre. Her sister Mags and best friend Carol believe it's time for Jane to move on and find something new, so they get her to join a dating website
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Donna McBroom-Theriot
"Happy Birthday. Must meet for a drink and a chinwag sometime. Best wishes, Tom"

The book was written by an English author and I find the difference between our languages and "buzz words" fascinating, but at times, the difference makes the dialogue a little difficult to understand.

In this story, you have the protagonist, Jane Holliger, who having been through a marriage break up due to her husband's inability to stay faithful, trying to learn to trust in love again. In pops a dashing movie sta
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RNDK
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story brought back good memories of my Mills & Boon days in the 80-90's. ...more
Amy
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this cute story.
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Meet Jane Hollinger from Only You 1 2 May 27, 2016 06:34AM  
Meet Robert Armstrong from Only You 1 1 May 27, 2016 06:32AM  
Only You’s (Other) Dramas 1 2 Oct 31, 2014 01:48PM  
Only You’s Mags Hollinger – The Sister from Hell? 1 1 Oct 31, 2014 01:47PM  
The Inspiration Behind Only You 1 1 Oct 25, 2014 02:38PM  
Living in the Public Eye 1 1 Oct 23, 2014 07:22AM  
Writing Genealogy Fiction 1 1 Oct 23, 2014 07:22AM  

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Lorna Peel is an author of historical fiction and mystery romance novels set in Ireland and the UK. Lorna was born in England, grew up in North Wales and now lives in rural Ireland. A SCARLET WOMAN, A SUITABLE WIFE, A DISCARDED SON and A FORLORN HOPE – books 1-4 in The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Series - a gritty family saga set in Victorian Ireland – are out now on Kindle, in paperback and on Kindle U ...more

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“She felt herself redden. “Because, if you want to date me, I don’t know how,” she admitted. “I haven’t dated anyone since university and that wasn’t even proper dating. Tom took me out to dinner once. We were students; we couldn’t afford to go to restaurants, so it was usually fish and chips, or a burger. I don’t know how to date properly, Robert. I’ve never been out with a man your age and it’s mortifying to have to admit it. That’s why I take the easy way out and run. And, apart from that, your ex-girlfriend was everything I’m not.” 1 likes
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