Book Reviews

Only For You by E L Todd

Title: Only For You
Author: E L Todd
Series: Forever and Always – #1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4929-5490-3
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Release Date: November 15th 2013
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Format: E-Book; 295
Source: Purchased

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Synopsis

When Scarlet realized Penelope was dumping Sean, her best friend, she was devastated. Penelope was the love of his life, the woman of his dreams. Scarlet knew how far her best friend was going to fall and she had to catch him. Scarlet became Sean’s rock and helped him through a very painful breakup, but her own hidden desires bubbled to the surface in the process. When they finally gave in and slept together, she thought it was the start of their new relationship. Unfortunately, Sean didn’t feel the same.

Humiliated and heartbroken, Scarlet moved across the country and found what she least expected. She rekindled her damaged relationship with her brother, who she hadn’t spoken to in a year, and her brother’s best friend was attractive and interesting. Their relationship was natural and unforced, and she was immediately drawn to him. Would she be able to get over Sean, forget about him, by sleeping with Cortland, or would that just be another repeated mistake?

My Thoughts

It wasn’t a bad book, it was okay. The story line need a little more. There was a lot of back and forth between the characters that I didn’t really like and the characters were too over dramatized for my taste. The characters also felt a bit too shallow. I felt Scarlet had some underlying emotional and family issues that was never really brought but I felt like I was suppose to know. I never really understood the thing with her brother; like why she hadn’t been in contact with him for months and then just unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep.

The novel itself felt a little rushed, time passed by way two quick one minute Scarlet’s friends with Sean and then the next she’s emotionally damaged and on the first flight out to her brother.

My Rating: 2.5/5

About The Author

E L Todd

 Amazon Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.

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