Blog Tour Only For You Only For You (For You #1) by Genna Rulon
Only For You
(For You #1)
Published September 24th 2013
By Author Self Pub
ARC for review
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.
The Way Ria See's It
Only for You...WOW! I seriously had a huge smile on my face throughout...
Except for the sad and heart breaking parts DUH! Not especially sure why, but this reminded me of pride and prejudice(certain small aspects)(all good). Seriously though, from the FIRST page to the last I was totally grinning! Gah!! Ms. Rulon you clever, clever cat! The banter between Ev and Hunter was
Like seriously, these two had me cracking up! UMMMM OMG! Talk about freaking engaged!! I was so not only reading this book, I was a flipping part of it! Seriously! I would look up and be like wait, this is 24hr fitness? I thought I was at Hensley! No amount of Mommy Juice could have prepared me for the despair I felt for Ev! I wanted to show Hunter a little Krav Maga myself with all of the signals he was shooting at Ev!! Great book! Truly.
O-ne, Everleigh’s lost her family but her one constant remains. Sam's best friend and confidant. Caring and concerned, she will push Ev towards her future.
N-ice, meeting at their usual place results in a different outcome Sam is instantly besotted.
L-unatic, on the loss, no one feels safe. Sam and Ev will become more vigilant for each other.
Y-es, meeting him was a punch in the stomach. Ev’s misdirection and careless stereotyping will lead to a fun and interesting Relationship between her and Hunter.
F-riends, their eyes, their bodies and their hearts tell another tale, but their strict promises keep these apart more than any pair should be.
O-pportunity, missed but not forgotten, Griffin will respectfully pine for Sam until she is available to be his.
R-obbie, to weak-willed he doesn’t have the strength of character that it will take to hold Sam forever.
Y-earning, so strong and emotions so high Hunter’s resolve will slip knowing the depth of his feelings he will have to push Ev away.
O-wned, broken and alone, Ev will have to face some of the hardest moments of her life without Hunter. Gaining an unexpected profound friendship will help Ev surpass some of the pain.
U-nexpected, revelations and tales of the heart will free two prisoners. Conspiring doesn’t always lead to disaster. Two friends will discover their motives and allow their walls to crumble.
Gah!! So GOOD and I was like “Eeeeeeep there’s another one!” Okay truth...At first I was like “NOOOOOOO, thats the end?” It came so QUICK cause it was so GOOD! I was like a child w/o a nap at the end! I want MORE. Ms. Rulon has done something really special here, OUTSTANDING! Her writing style is fresh fun and seamless! BEYOND witty! Her style is insanely SMART! I truly enjoyed every word, sentence, paragraph, page, and chapter. This is one that promises to stick with you so YEA I recommend it! Read it NOW!
Keeps to himself his true feelings, everyone else sees his heart. It's written on his face. His back and forth banter with Ev is priceless. I look forward to seeing it some more in the next book. OMG, he totally knocks my socks off with what he secretly does for Ev! I about lost it there toward the end.
Has experienced so much loss, her determination to keep the one person she can't survive without will fuel her ferocity. Her unwavering love will be the only thing that will hold her friend together while everything and everyone has shattered her completely.
My Fav Quotes
“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!” ~Genna Rulon (Author, Only for You)
“If you don’t remember your value, no one else will. Don’t ever settle, Ev. You’re far too precious a treasure to squander.” ~Linc (kindle LOC 2419)
The next book! Duh I’m super excited to see what Ms Rulon does! I cant wait to reconnect with these characters that have stolen a piece of my heart.
4.5 Self Defense, Krav Maga, Coffee Pot, Bartender Psychology, bruised ribs, papa smurf, Keen Intuition, Nervous Breakdown, Parking lot confrontation, SanDiego, Love Mending stars!! Seriously this is a must add on thee ol tbr! You won’t regret it!!!
Only For You by Genna Rulon was a real breath of fresh air! When I read a book, it usually takes me a bit of time to connect with the main characters, but with OFY it was insta-love! Right from the start I new that I was going to LOVE this story. Genna Rulon's writing style is PHENOMENAL! I could picture every scene, feel every emotion. The friendship between Everleigh and Hunter was just beautiful! This book is funny, emotional, romantic, sexy and intense!
Prepare yourselves not only for romance, but for an intense book. After a few violent attacks at the University they attend, Sam decides to drag Everleigh to defense classes so that they will know how to defend themselves. This is where Everleigh and Hunter meet. From that moment on Everleigh is on a mission ... Turn Hunter into best friend #2. Of course things don't go as planned and Everleigh ends up falling in love with Hunter. Hunter is on a mission to keep everybody safe. What he never expected was to meet a little ball of fire that would steal his heart. While their relationship grows, danger is very present around them. The psycho behind these violent attacks will stop at nothing!
Everleigh is the kind of heroine I look for in a book. I lost count of how many times I gave her a *Virtual High-Five* She Rocks!!!! Her scenes with Hunter were HILARIOUS!!! I loved it! Their chemistry was AMAZING!!! What I liked the most in this book is that even if it was a slow building romance, I was swept away by it immediately. Hunter was sexy, romantic, caring and hilarious. He gave his 100% in this relationship. This guy reached a very high level of Swooness! When he told Everleigh the meaning behind his tattoo ... Awwwwww!!! My heart went Weep! Weep!
Not only did I fall in love with Everleigh and Hunter, but I feel in love with Samantha and Griffin too. OMG! Sam is freakin' hilarious! Griffin was a HUGE surprise to me. I was not expecting him to take so much place in the story. I found myself smiling at his wise comments. He's incredible!!
I don't want to give out to much of the story because while I was reading it I found myself switching ideas on who was responsible for these attacks. This story will surprise you and leave you wanting more. Good thing that Pieces For You (Pieces Of You, #2) is just a few months away. I can't wait!!!!
You will be craving a nice HOT coffee once you finish this book ... LOL!!! ;)
I give Only For You by Genna Rulon 5 funny, emotional, romantic, sexy and intense stars! I want more!!!! What a fantastic debut novel. I can't wait to see what Genna Rulon has up her sleeves. My Auto-Buy list just got longer ;)
An up-and-coming contemporary romance author who loves nothing more than a good love story.
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 pursue her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised on Long Island in 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.
All of Genna’s reviews are brought to you courtesy of copious amounts of coffee and Disney Junior (something has to entertain the boys when mommy is writing).