Author: Cristin Harber
Book: Only For Him – PRE ORDER NOW – Releasing February 24, 2015
tl;dr recommendation: Hi, let me introduce you to your newest serial novella addiction. You’ll thank me.
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.
“What are we doing?”
His side touches my side. “I’m memorizing what takes me away. What saves me.”
“You’ve—” My whispering voice cracks, but I don’t care how I sound. I’m toeing the cusp of all I ever wanted.
“We’re done ignoring us.” His hand cups my face, fingers stroking my cheeks down to my chin. When my lips part, his eyes drop to my mouth, focusing on my lips.
I’ve been kissed. Dates. Dares. However they’ve happened, I’ve had a few solid moments of PG-rated hookups. *Nothing* I have *ever* experienced has *anything* on this moment, and Gray’s lips haven’t even touched mine.
This novella is fantastic but it definitely leaves you with a MASSIVE CLIFFHANGER. I’m dying to know what’s next. I’m screaming at Emma not to do what I think she’s going to do, I’m holding out hope that the truth will come out about Grayson. I love these two so much & we’ve only just been introduced. Oh, I’m definitely addicted.
Emma and Grayson’s love story starts out so innocently. Best friends for their entire life, they each secretly harbored feelings for the other, until the day that Grayson decides that he just can’t keep pretending. He fantasizes about Emma in such a pure way that my heart was literally squeezing as he talks about her. He holds her up to such a high standard that he believes himself to be unworthy. Whereas Emma can’t believe that Grayson would ever be interested in her – the best friend. The artsy, outdoorsy, non-cheerleadery, friend. Emma has a little fire in her and is definitely stronger than she appears.
As they come together, you will not be able to stop the feels. This story is explosive, real, heartwarming and pretty freaking hot. I’m already itching for the next in the series & when it arrives I’ll be parking my tissue box next to me…
(I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)