Title: Only for You (For You #1)
Author: Genna Rulon
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
“In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!“
All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she carefully planned.
When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar by her best friend, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, a tempestuous relationship is born.
Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate–that fickle shrew–continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she declares Hunter an enemy combatant. The only complication… Hunter is resolutely pursuing vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.
Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption--brimming with intelligent characters, witty dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.
Note: Although this is series, each novel can be read as a stand alone.
Only For You (Forever and Always #1) by E.L. Todd
Review by Theresa Esterline (on behalf of I Heart Books) (5 stars or hearts)
Loved it!! I received this book to review before leaving on a Caribbean cruise. I started reading it and noticed the conversion from PDF to Mobi didn't work quite right (no fault of the author or Amazon - it just happens sometimes). However, I liked it so much, I connected my kindle to the ship's WiFi for 8 minutes and bought it! It is a great read and quick too - I read it in less than a day! The characters are relatable, go through tragedy, love, physical attacks, comedy, betrayal, and more love! And now a bit about the story...
Scarlet, an editor at R and R, just found out her best friend Sean was going to get dumped. She felt so bad for him, she had helped him pick out an engagement ring just a few weeks ago. And Penelope tells her she has been cheating for months. She feels devastated for him. Her life isn't quite as bad, dealing with a harassing boss who is after sex to keep her job, she has her share of problems. One thing leads to another and she finally discovers what she wants in life, but doesn't think she can have it... So she flees Manhattan for Seattle, where her brother lives to try and start over. Download your copy today to see if she gets what she wants in the end.
- "And you don't love Sean anymore?" "Of course I do," she said quickly. "I'm just not in love with him anymore." "What an original line," I mocked.
- Halfway through the movie, Scarlet leaned her head on my shoulder but I didn't mind the touch. I thought she was just being affectionate, but then I realized she was eating from my pail of popcorn because she had already finished hers.
- I rolled my eyes. "Hey, guys like having a little something to grab." He laughed. "That's true."
- I enjoyed the moment -- I was higher than a kite, but as emotional as a shipwreck.
About the Author
Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy’s writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.