Monday, February 22, 2016

You and Only You by Sharon Sala

{I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.}

Review and Character Study Playlist

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read certainly, it had all the elements of a romance and the characters were likeable enough, but some things about it just didn’t do it for me. The infidelity, the rape and need for LilyAnne to lose weight in order to be “worthy”, all of those things seemed to overshadow the cute, somewhat unpredictable relationship between Mike and LilyAnne.

I almost didn’t finish this book it rubbed me the wrong way so much in the initial four chapters. However, once I stuck it out through chapter four the rest of the book seemed like a much easier read since LilyAnne wasn’t so down on herself and weight. Those first four chapters though...they were tough for me. Even pushing through to further on in the book, the acknowledgement by LilyAnne and Mike that there was even a relationship there was very late the book. The read may have gotten easier but it wasn’t much more exciting. Not enough love, not enough attraction and not enough sexual tension for me.

The curated soundtrack I created for this book has two songs for Mike, two songs for LilyAnne and two for their HEA. Most of the songs center around the fact that Mike wants LilyAnne without her knowing ("Layla", "Shiver" and "One Call Away") and that they finally become more than just friends ("Realize", "Whenever I Call You "Friend" and "In My Life").

I rate this book:
What did you think of You and Only You? Are there any songs that remind you of Mike, LilyAnne and their HEA?

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