I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Only You by Samantha Young
Series: Adair Family #5
on February 21, 2023
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: the author
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Once upon a time, Monroe Sinclair was Brodan Adair’s best friend, but now he’s a stranger and one of Hollywood’s leading men…
It took Monroe Sinclair eighteen years to return home to Ardnoch after a fateful night that devastated her friendship with Brodan Adair. She fled her unrequited love for him, as well as her difficult family life, and tried not to look behind her. Only a daughter’s guilt could lure her back to the Highlands and the assumption that Brodan Adair rarely ever sets foot in their hometown. She can handle seeing the rest of the Adairs so long as she can avoid her ex-best friend and the only man she’s ever loved.
Nothing is more important to Brodan than family, and only his demons have the power to keep him from them. For years, acting was something he was lucky enough to be good at, yet it wasn’t his priority—Ardnoch and his siblings were. But when a ghost from his past returned out of the blue, Brodan tried to outrun its haunting, taking him further and further from home. When exhaustion finally forces him back to the family fold, the last thing he wants is to encounter another ghost. But that’s exactly what Monroe Sinclair has been to him.
When a promise to his nephew obliges Brodan to work with Monroe, it forces them to face their past. The explosive connection that has always existed between them resurrects truths long buried. Yet, just when they might be on the brink of a second chance, the ghost from Brodan’s past finally catches up to him and threatens not just their happiness, but their very lives.
So this story was one we’d been waiting for a while for. Finally finding out exactly what had happened to send Brodan away from his close-knit family. There was a LOT of emotional parts to this story. Monroe was someone it was hard not to root for. We didn’t get all the details of what she’d been dealing with since Brodan had left her life right away, but what we knew definitely had me feeling for her the whole book.
I had a little bit of issue with Brodan. He was just so mean at first. Some of the things he said and did would have been really hard for me to get over ever, if I was Monroe. So I have to say that unlike in other books when I think someone is holding out for no reason, I totally understood why she was. But he did do exactly what he could to try to win her back and prove that he could and would be better and be the man she deserved. Although I did think her jealousy after a certain point was a little bit extra, but that’s just me.
I loved seeing Thane’s kids in school with Monroe and their roles in this story was just perfect. They made it so much more. And in the end, we got an extra epilogue for pretty much all the other couples in this series, and that was lovely. It was also fun getting a sneak peek and getting to know Sloane and Walker who will be the first couple in the new series that branches off from this one.
About the Author
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journalbestselling author from Scotland. She’s been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Currently published in 31 countries, Samantha is a #1 international bestselling author.
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This sounds emotional. And now you’re ready for the spin off series.
This series has been really emotional for sure!
I have been meaning to read this author’s work as I have heard nothing but good things about her. Great review.
She is one of my favorites! Highly recommend!