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To Be Your Only (To Be Yours #4)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  48 reviews
I’ve been in love with Wes since I was in braces. Him—not so much. But this is the summer I’m finally going to get him to notice me. And fall madly in love with me so we can live happily ever after, obviously.

Unfortunately, my best friend and partner-in-crime decided to run off for the summer, so I’m stuck with her annoying older brother, Eric, as my wingman.

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Published November 19th 2020 by RAKE Publishing
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Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Tropes: Best Friend’s Brother, Friends to Lovers

Review: I absolutely loved To Be Your Last and it introduced me to such an incredible world of Rae Kennedy. I promised myself I’d go back in time and read the other two books, but then I saw that this was coming and I decided that I would go back later. To Be Your Only follows Kyla and Eric and their slow burn relationship. But don’t be fooled, it might be a slow burn, but when they do start to burn….it’s so damn hot
Patricia Crowther
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
eARC received via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.

I knew I was going to love this one as soon as I read the teaser at the end of To Be Your Last. And I was right! I loved Kyla’s voice telling her and Eric’s story, she is so funny. Some real laugh out loud moments for sure. I loved their banter and the undeniable chemistry they had. Both Kyla and Eric has that Rae Kennedy trademark sweet and sexy vibe. I loved Eric’s limited experience but also his limited EXPERIENCE! You’ll have to read
Jenny Hobson
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I knew I was going to love Kyla from what I got from her in To Be Your Last. She's lusted after Wes since she was a little girl and is now taking her chance to move things past being friends. She uses the opportunity of her best friend being away to help on the families farm to get closer to Wes. This however means seeing more of Eric and boy do these two have some banter going on. I loved that there was quite a twist to the story and it was actually the boy who had secretly harboured feelings f ...more
Christina ☾
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well I binged this book in one sitting. How could I not? Rae Kennedy takes such a fresh spin on NA romance. And thank god. So many authors just follow the same beaten path every other romance author writes and I love that Rae Kennedy proved she can write more than a cliché romance with this series.
Kyla is an independent, sex positive, hilarious character than is so unlike any other character I’ve read. I have been waiting for a book like this. A book with a sexually explicit and positive woman
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first read from this author and I will definitely be looking for more.

Kyla’s character made me laugh a lot, but she’s also quite fragile underneath. I loved her relationship with her best friend and the way she so fiercely adored her grandpa.

Eric is the quiet hero. The guy you usually overlook but definitely shouldn’t. He manages to balance being filthy and his sweet perfectly.

There’s hilarious banter, some quite poignant moments and some of the best chemistry I’ve read this year.
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
eARC received from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

If I could give this book 10 stars I would! I loved the characters ESPECIALLY Eric. I had to finish this book in one sitting and once I was done I craved for more!

I love Rae Kennedy’s writing style. I can’t wait to pick up her other books.
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New Adult romances generally have a lot of steam, and this one was no exception. Kyla and Eric were heating up the pages!

I wouldn't necessarily call this book a friends-to-lovers story. It's clear in the beginning Kyla is annoyed by Eric, and it's not until her best friend, Eric's sister, leaves that decides to make Eric her "wingman" while she tries to win her long-time crush, Wes. The banter between Kyla and Eric is reason enough to like this book. They were cute together, and funny. I honestl
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the third book in this series, To Be Your Last, that I was quite excited to read this one. Although this is a series, the books work well as standalone stories. In this case, there are links to the previous book, but it really won't matter if you haven't read it or if you read this first and then go back.
In many ways, this is a completely different book to the last. Kyla is the kind of young woman who wears her heart on her sleeve and says exactly what's on her mind. For some people, s
Joanna Pozzuto
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At this point, if Rae Kennedy isn't one of your go-to, must-read authors, she should be! She is honestly unmatched in terms of characters, witty banter, and STEAM! This book will have you clutching your pearls in the best way! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

To Be Your Only can be read as a standalone, though I will wholeheartedly recommend reading the previous three novels in the series. Especially To Be Your Last, which is without question my personal favorite! 🖤 However, in TBYO we get to follow Eric as he acts as the
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley, RAKE Publishing and Rae Kennedy for gifting me an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!
Ok first of all? I love this cover! It instantly caught my attention and really stood out from the other romance books on my list. Second of all? I’m always on the hunt for New Adult books. I turned 25 in September and got engaged in October so while I’m no spring chicken and I find most Young Adult books too immature for me, I sometimes struggle to relate to the ol
Stephanie Panach
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is funny, sad, and very sexy. As new adult goes, the heroine is very young (19) and feels still on the immature side - but I think that is true to her age and where she is with her life. I did like that this book was very open and sex positive! Kyla is definitely a force to be reckoned with in that arena! I also really liked that neither Eric or Kyla had "perfect" bodies or looks. Eric was a late bloomer and got teased a lot for being on the smaller side as a kid. Kyla is curvy and dam ...more
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars for this laugh-out-loud romance!

Kyla has been in love with Wes since she was a teenie bopper and now that she's 19, she's finally gonna make her move. Seeing how her friend Gracie is away for the summer, she's decides to volunteer at Gracie's parent's farm ... where Wes works. But every time she turns around Gracie's brother Eric is right there, giving her grief. They have never gotten along, but for some reason this summer it's different, the sarcasm and snide remarks have become te
Sara Oxton
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To Be Your Only by Rae Kennedy a five-star read that is the only thing you need in your life right now. This is number four in the To be Yours series, but they can be read as stand-alone, they do have characters who pop up, but they each tell their own stories, and my goodness what stories they tell. Kyla broke me, I sobbed and sobbed at her story, she pulled me in so deep, I also blushed a fair bit too, but that way mostly Eric and how sweet and unexpected he was, there was something about him ...more
5 stars!

I really enjoyed this book, it was the perfect balance of cute, funny, and sexy! I don't always trust when a book is in a series and it says standalone, but I didn't even know until after I finished it that this is the fourth book. It seems like there were some cameos from other characters, and from what I can tell, is told concurrently with book three, but you really don't need any context to be brought into the story. Kyla is super funny, and watching her and Eric fall harder for each
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I recently received an advanced reader copy of this book. To be honest, I started it this morning without knowing much about the storyline... and finished it 5 hours later 😅 It’s one of those books I could not put down. Kyla’s personality was so relatable, her internal dialogue had me laughing out loud throughout. And don’t even get me started with Eric, her best friend’s older brother who is swoon-worthy any time he’s mentioned.

They’ve known each other for years, showcased through their back a
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As usual Rae Kennedy does not disappoint. I loved the 4th book in the To Be Yours series, To Be Your Only.

Kyla has loved Wes since she was 9. Now, 10 years later she’s hoping to finally grab his attention and make him fall for her.
Now if only there wasn’t her BFF Gracie’s older brother Eric that kept annoying her.

When she starts working on the Gallagher Farm (Gracie and Eric’s family farm) because Wes works there, she tries to spend as much time with Wes as possible. Even though she doesn’t rea
Twice Upon A Book
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and Rake Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I would recommend if you're looking for

-m/f best friend's older brother
-small town romance
-frenemies to lovers
-close proximity
-virgin hero
-a drawer of vibrators named after our favorite Chris'
-some naughty times in a cabin
-so much steam

I really enjoyed how this book switched the expectations. With a virgin hero who was holding out for sex, looking for a connection, but also clearly pining hard for our heroin
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
To Be Your Only by Rae Kennedy

Oh where do I start? I got in to this book blindly, something I rarely do. All I knew for certain was that it’s gonna have some sorta triangle and triangles usually make me uncomfortable but something about this book made me still wanna read it.
And what do you know, it was such a pleasant surprise.
Humorous, wonderful characters and situations that weren’t too awkward or angsty. Just the right amount of everything.
I loved Ky’s uninhibited vocabulary and conversations
Kei • fiction court •
I totally didn't read this series in order but the fun part is that it doesn't really matter. Yes, the couples in these books feature throughout the series but you don't actually need to read it in any order. Which is good because I read this one, the fourth book, second.

Kyla has been in love with Wes since forever, and now that he is single, she is going for it. Like, actually going for it. Which is something I totally loved about her. She was so open minded and forthcoming, not afraid to act
Sid Blackwood
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was honestly surprised by how much I liked this book! Often I get annoyed by the "in love with one guy for years and then falling for someone else" storyline because the main character is so oblivious. Luckily this wasn't the case here. Kyla realizes pretty quickly that Wes isn't the guy for her. Eric is so sweet and I was just so happy so to have an inexperience guy and an actual conversation about the men wanting to wait and his consent.
Orquidea Mejia
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
eArc received from netgalley in exchange for a honest review.!

This is the first time I read a book from this author and I was highly impressed...will be reading more books from her..

This story starts with kyla being in love with Wes for more than 10 yrs. Wes who is older than kyla has only seen her as a friend. Eric the main hero has been in love with kyla but kyla never realized until she realized that what she felt for Wes wasn’t love but only friendship.
When kyla starts spending time with Eri
Suzyq (Battle_0f_the_b0oks)
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
🥳Rae Kennedy does it again!!⠀
I read this in one sitting. This is my second-favourite series of the year for sure! ⠀

💃The fourth book in this series follows Gracie's bestie, Kyla and her finally gaining the courage to pursue her life-long crush.⠀

☺️Kyla is funny and adorable but simultaneously fiesty, loyal and passionate. The male lead is so darn sweet, genuine and gave me so many feels!⠀

🥺I think this is the last in the series. It's a fantastic end to an amazing New Adult Series and I'm quite s
The first half of the book is so funny though they are constantly bickering. It is interesting how the author has written about Kyla's lifelong crush and their story. The friendship she has with her best friend is so special and good. She is so attached to her Granddad; I loved how she takes care of him while her Mom is ignorant to an extent.

I think this is the first book where the guy has a crush on the girl and I absolutely loved that fact! The relationship between Eric and Kyla is so strong
Sherilyn Reyes
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
This book is 100% steam steam steam. I hadn’t read any other books from this author even though it looked like it was part of a series. It reads like a standalone but I definitely want to dive into the previous three books.

The main characters, Kyla Rosenbaum and Eric Gallagher, are very likable and fully developed characters. I loved Kyla’s personality and how often she rambled without a filter to stop her. Eric was not as talkative but his sarcasm was enough to match her.

Their relationship is a
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much NetGalley for this arc!

Wow. So I’ve been blessed with receiving arcs for all of the books in this series so far and can I just say, Rae Kennedy knows her stuff. She is so brilliant and so insanely talented and I am forever a fan of her writing!!!

These characters really took me by surprise for how much I loved them. I wasn’t so sure (not gonna lie) when I started and figured out who they were. I got a little nervous which was idiotic because hello? It’s Rae Kennedy and she’ll ne
Amy Dufera
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To Be Your Only is a compelling best friend's brother romance. The fourth book in the To Be Yours series, this Rae Kennedy read is easily read as a standalone.

Kyla has always been in love with the older Wes. But when she finally has a chance with him, she discovers she wants something else. What follows is a great romance between Kyla and her best friend's brother, Wes.

Their tale is full of humor, banter, and some hot sex. Their tale is full of some angst, including the difficulty of telling y
Samantha Bilodeau
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This is just a bit over the top with the lust and vulgarities. I'm far from a prude, but it's hard to feel as much of a connection to the characters when basically all they do is talk/think about "eating pussy," and masturbating with toys. The details of Kyla's fantasies were just too much, and the amount of times they reference Eric going down on her once he does is seriously overkill.

There was potential here, but the plot got lost in a horny teenager and a 27 year old who apparently was only r
Wherethefksyourcake (Rhiannon)
When I spotted Rae Kennedy’s latest release ‘To Be Your Last’ I jumped at the opportunity to read it. After all her previous book in the ‘To be Your Series’ titled ‘To Be Your Last' was in my top ten reads for 2019. I LOVED IT!!

Unfortunately, I couldn't get into this latest installment and have rated it accordingly.

I can't put my finger on exactly what I disliked but I do know that I couldn’t warm up to Kyla, I found her immature and juvenile, and it wasn’t a smooth read like the previous books
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in this amazing series and is Kyla’s story. Kyla has had a crush on Wes for a long time, and she has decided the time is right for her to grab his attention once and for all, but with her bestie Gracie away for the summer, she manages to wrangle herself a job on Gracie’s families ranch where Wes works. The only problem is Eric, who is Gracie’s annoying older brother and who is Wes’ friend. I loved how Kyla was with her Grandpa. No spoilers: this is a definite must read you w ...more
Kym G
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read a book by this author, as it is my first.
This book is really addictive, and I'm still not sure how to label it. There are sweet moments, and then there are downright dirty moments, which seem slightly advanced for a girl of Kyla's age and maturity level (but maybe that's just me). Eric, is pretty much perfect, but I guess there needs to be someo
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Rae Kennedy enjoys writing romances that are sweet AND smutty with smart heroines, swoony heroes, and a good dose of humor. She has degrees in Architecture and Interior Design but also loves to draw, paint, bake, and, of course, write. A hopeless romantic, she's been married to her high school sweetheart for ten years, together they have three children and live in the Pacific Northwest.

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