Book Review: Only For You

ONLY FOR YOU by Genna Rulon: “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.

• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Only For You is the first book in the For You series by Genna Rulon. Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone novel.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Received an ARC of Only for You from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Everleigh’s story in Only for You is an excellent read. Thank you so much to Genna Rulon for so sending me such a great story of friendship and love. Many of favorite books are those where love grows after becoming great friends. Only for You is no different. The story starts with our heroine, Everleigh, she attends a self defense class after a series of violent attacks have plagued her university. Everleigh is intelligent, funny, and very witty. She’s my favorite kind of leading lady because of her sassiness and her strength. The events of her past have not jaded her or made her weak. She is grateful for the friendship she has with her best friend Sam and the life that she’s building for herself. The unbreakable bond her and Sam have created is one my favorite aspects of the story. The two women are stronger together because of each other; they hold each other up and are fiercely loyal. Their acceptance and tolerance of each other is what best friends are made of. Sam’s uncensored sass is just as hilarious as Everleigh. Everleigh knows she’s at her best with Sam by her side and she knows how to take care of her when Sam is faced with an awful situation. Sam’s story is so tragic and heartbreaking it leaves you breathless. But through that tragedy Everleigh trueness, honesty, and loyalty shines. Sam made such an impression that I cannot wait for her book to be released.

Everleigh first meets Hunter Charles in self defense class when he walks in to instruct. To say she is enamored with him would be an understatement. Through her eyes, we realize that Hunter is a beautiful man and love him instantly. After some classic Everleigh sass, Hunter bests her in front of everyone. When they find they share a class together, she bests him. He comes back for more and the rest, as they say, is history. Hunter and Everleigh become fast friends, best friends. The dialogue between the two is intelligent and witty making it so much fun to spend time with them. The conversations are easy between the two of them. They get each other rather quickly and it’s easy to see them fall in love even though they can’t be together romantically. Hunter becomes her protector and, next to Sam, her most cherished confidante. The progression of their relationship is slow because of Hunter’s resistance. I love that the two of them are always completely honest to each other. They share their feelings and are both brutally honest about those feelings. They’re both brutally honest about everything. Hunter has secrets he’s not ready to share but never makes light of the fact that he needs her in his life. I could read about these two all day because they’re that much fun and they’re real and the relationship was so genuine.

The other characters in the story are great too. Griffin becomes a friend and protector and I can’t wait to read more about him. The villain in the story is interesting to read and left me guessing. Robbie, even in his cowardice, was a good addition. He helped show major growth for Sam. The dialogue in this story is intelligent and witty just like its main characters. Only for You is extremely well written and completely engrossing. Hunter and Everleigh’s love will be a great one. I hope more than anything Sam finds that in her installment. Thank you, Ms. Rulon, for the creating powerful and honest characters and their powerful and honest relationships. It was a great pleasure to read.

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