The 5* series that brings suspense, love, heart & heat into an impressively explosive combination!
About ONLY FOR HIM:
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 and 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.
Only for Him. Only series, Volume One.
Only for Him by Cristin Harber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the story of Grayson Ford and Emma Kingsley. Since they were kids, and now Emma wants more. Finally, she thinks Gray does too.
Gray is involved in every sport and Emma is in the arts. No one would ever think they belong together. No one but Emma. Then Gray suddenly shows interest.
Gray is her brothers best friend, and if she is honest - hers too. Emma just wants a chance for him to notice her. When he takes her to a school dance, she is warned off by his coach and they leave. At his house, however, they encounter his horrible father. The reason he keeps everyone away. He was not supposed to be him and it is an awful surprise.
After that, Gray avoids her and Emma thinks all her chances with him are gone. She fights for him and for another chance. When they decide against all odds to spend some time together, it goes really well. Even if there is a secret he is hiding. Later on, Gray goes into the military and we see a bit of present day in the book too. We find out where Emma is working as time goes on and how she reacts to news of Gray and his unit. This story had me on the edge of my seat and I loved every minute. I cannot wait to read more since this is only book 1 in the Only series.
About ONLY FOR HER:
The second installment in the Only series. Must read book one first!! First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he’ll make it right with his girl.
All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it’s all blank.
Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by and life’s been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job. All while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. Until he calls, and everything she knew was wrong.
It’s him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can’t figure out if I’ve been destroyed or set free. The him that… is… dead.
He’s back with one objective–Emma Kingsley–and she never sees it coming.
Only for Her, Only Series. Volume 2.
Only for Her by Cristin Harber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Continuing story of Grayson and Emma. Please read in order with her ONLY series. This is book # 2, and Grayson is on his way home after an injury where his team was taken out. He heads back to where he came from.
Emma gets a call out of the blue and it is hi. The love of her life. Grayson. He has a friend do him a favor and get her phone number. And then he gets the shock of his life. She is not at school. She is in town.
Grayson rushes over to see her at her new home. Then she gets the shock of her life. He is alive and in person! Up close and personal they see the sparks are still flying and the chemistry between them still sizzles. There is so much to say but how do you say after all this time?
Their story is bittersweet and yet makes you feel hopeful at the same time. Can he get back into living like a normal civilian? Will he return to the military? What is in the future for them? Can they learn to be a family?
All these questions and more are answered as you read the books in this series. Such an amazing couple that against all odds - fights for one another when it comes to it. I am loving the character development and progression. I love it and give it 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given free for the purpose of reviewing from the publisher and author. My honest opinion is my own, and does not speak for others.
About ONLY FOR US:
The third installment of the Only series. Must be read in order.
Grayson and Emma. First love. True love. And… they have a daughter. Abandonment is his curse. He left his woman, survived his team, and missed the moment most precious to a father. Until now.
I didn’t know you were killing yourself with work. I didn’t know you’re raising our daughter. So help me God, had I known, there is no military force on earth that would’ve kept me from you.
Love needs to heal all, or they won’t survive the collision of their separate lives. Emma must reach deep into her heart that is barely hanging on and find forgiveness. Grayson, wrecked with PTSD-filled nightmares, must prove that he’s here to stay and able to rebuild his family against all odds.
I need to say I love you. But what I mean is I love you–in a way that defies definition and exists only in a world that you and I are in.
Only for Us, Only series. Volume 3.
Only for Us by Cristin Harber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Continued story of Grayson and Emma. This is the 3rd book in the Only series. Should absolutely be read in order! This is another incredible series from the amazing Cristin Harber.
Grayson is completely devoted to Emma. He gets to meet his baby girl in this book. He cannot wait to hug her or hold her and his wistful longing is very sweet to witness. This is the book where I felt I would love to have this as a movie - so we could see the expressions on their faces.
Emma is very afraid even though she knows she is doing the right thing. She wants her little girl to know her father. She knows she is still in love with Gray and her siblings will have to just adjust. They want to defend her - but honestly - Gray would too. He is just trying to put them on even ground again.
Despite problematic people trying to interfere, they are solid and you feel that in this book. Their story is not over and there is yet another book coming for the Only series. I cannot wait - this is a book after book series that makes you hungry for the next installment. I am seriously starving!! It totally deserves the 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP rating given!!
This ARC copy was given free for the purpose of reviewing from the publisher and author. My honest opinion is my own, and does not speak for others.
About ONLY FOREVER:
The fourth and final installment of the Only series. Must be read in order.
There comes a time when Emma must face the secret she kept from Grayson. But she never thought it would be while she stood on stage at Emerald’s. The seconds she has to convey that her life is in danger are lost in the devastation that she sees rip through him.
She pinches her eyes closed. “Don’t leave me. No matter how mad you are, please, please don’t leave me here alone.”
But there’s more on the line than just Emma’s safety. There’s the danger that brought Titan’s Delta team in to the strip club in the first place. A threat that’s too close to home, too close to the family, the daughter and woman Grayson plans to claim.
I push away the sudden spring of fear. Life’s too unknown, with hidden enemies and unseen terrors. The idea that I could lose her again… it’s unbearable.
A love story like Grayson and Emma needs a forever love, and somehow they’ll find their way to her fairytale.
Only for Us, Only series. Volume 4.
Only Forever by Cristin Harber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Grayson and Emma are meant to be together. This 4th book in the Only series is as good as the first! Grayson and Emma have a daughter, and are building a life together.
Gray starts this story with discovering Emma worked at a strip club. He is there with friends trying to investigate. She is there "in" and has information that can bring the club down.
Emma, scared out of her mind by the owner of the club, and Gray being there - is not sure what to do next. She begs Gray not to leave her there alone.
Gray must get past the owner, her brother, her best friend and those who work at the club to see Emma in private. With so many obstacles in the way, can her help her like he promised?
Gray is trying to find a job, and be a new father. They plan to tell their daughter who he is in her life. Getting nervous for something like that is normal.
A quick, yet satisfying read. Author, Cristin Harber does it again! The ONLY series is just good, and every romance reader should pick up a copy!
***This ARC copy was given by the author, publisher, and publicity source. My honest opinion is my own and does not reflect others involved in copy distribution.
About Cristin Harber:
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.