Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Review : Only for Him (Only, #1) by Cristin Harber

Only for Him
Only, #1
by Cristin Harber

Release Date:
February 24th, 2015

Mill Creek Press

Publisher via NetGalley

eARC received in exchange of honest review


Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey—close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He’s the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She’s artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland’s "I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford" support group. 

I can’t say no. The girl’s had my heart since before I knew it went missing. 

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother’s gone. Emma is his only savior, yet she doesn’t know her power over him. She’s the only girl he wants, the only one he could ever tell—though he won’t. 

I’m stronger, bigger, more of a man than he’ll ever be, but because I ruined his life, I’ve taken his crap, his attacks, the vulgar nature of his existence. 

Until she discovers Gray’s embarrassment, his humiliation. Emma fights for him, for a chance. Theirs is a Cinderella story that she believes impossible. But as the layers peel back, it’s just a guy who needs a girl in order to keep breathing. 

My mind is already doodling Mrs. Grayson Ford in imaginary notebooks. He has no clue where my head is at… But, given that I didn’t see what just happened coming, maybe I have no clue where his head is at either.

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I knew going into Only for Him that it was going to be a novella. No matter how many novellas I read I will never get used to the fact that they end in nail biting cliffhangers!!! Holy Mother of cliffhangers baby!!! I was literally screaming ''Nooooooo!'' by the end of this one!

Emma and Grayson have been best friends for a long time. They keep their feelings to themselves until they exchange a kiss that makes them want more. Grayson is close to Emma's family and he won't risk losing the only real family he's ever known, but the feelings he has towards Emma are stronger than anything he's ever felt. He needs her by his side. She is the light in his dark world. His Dad is abusive, his mom is gone and the only thing he wants is to escape in Emma's world because he never feels more alive than when he's with her. Emma has always known that Grayson has been hiding something. When she finds out what Grayson has been living all this time her heart is broken. He warns her to stay away, but how can you stay away from the person that means the world to you? Will they give their love a chance or will Grayson's dark secrets keep them apart?

There is not much I can say without giving too much away. This is a novella after all, and it's really fast-paced. I connected with both these characters extremely fast. My heart broke for them at the end of this book. I always look at the release date of the next installment when the book ends in a cliffhanger. Thank God that the next one is in a few weeks!! I want my answers!!!! The last chapters of this book left me on the edge of my seat! I want to know what in the world happened!?!?!?!

Emma and Grayson are such a wonderful couple. It's beautiful to see their love for each other. I felt all kinds of emotions while reading their story. Two best friends falling in love. I never get bored with these stories. No matter how many times authors write about it, I'll always add them to my TBR list. I really enjoyed this novella by Cristin Harber. I bought a few of her books from the Titan series that I did not get a chance to read yet. I'm definitely adding them to my short-term TBR list. I loved her writing style in Only for Him. We got the chance to get dual POV's, which is always a plus in my books. We get Emma's POV more often, but that does not mean that I connected less with Grayson. The chapters that were written from his POV are packed with impact!

I need Only for Her like YESTERDAY!!!! Gah!!!!!!!

I give, Only for Him, by Cristin Harber 4 first love, intense, page-turning stars!

About the Author:
Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.


  1. I'm glad if you enjoyed it! I 1-clicked it the other day and I'm looking forward to reading it. But now knowing that there's a cliffhanger I'm scared to delve in. lol
    Great review. :)

  2. I just read this last night and it had me yelling, too! I HATE having to wait!


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