Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: Only For You by Genna Rulon

“In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!”

All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she planned.

When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded by her best friend to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, an explosive relationship is born.

Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate—that fickle shrew— continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she casts Hunter as her prime adversary. The only complication…Hunter is resolutely pursuing his vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.

Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption—brimming with witty characters, intelligent dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.

• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Only For You is the first book in the For You series by Genna Rulon.
Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone novel.

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Quotes from Only For You:
“When someone tells you something about themselves you don’t want to hear—believe them.”

"You’re going to listen to me, and for once you’re going to hear what I say and not read between lines that aren’t there.”

“I was a fool, alone, preparing to do what every fool did at such times—I was going to a bar to drink myself smart.”

“He had a skull and crossbones label on him, but I drank his poison nevertheless and loved it; now I needed an antidote.”

“If you don’t remember your value, no one else will. Don’t ever settle, Ev. You’re far too precious a treasure to squander.”

"You'll continue to be a bitch no matter what, but I'm glad you aren't a callous, self-absorbed one."

“I stepped off the merry-go-round for a reason. It made me dizzy and I kept ending up in the same spot. It may have been fun for a short ride, but was never headed anywhere.”

"Jose had loosened my tongue; curse him, the ninety proof bastard."

"We played hot potato with my heart—me throwing it to him, him tossing it back to me. Every time the music stopped, I was always the one holding my bruised organ."

5 Stars for this amazing read! This is Genna's debut novel and I couldn't ask for more from a book, I loved it! The wit and sarcasm made me feel right at home, it was hilarious. I loved the chemistry between the characters, the sisterhood between Everleigh and Sam, both crazy girls having a non existent filter and saying anything that comes to mind. I was drawn in and captivated from the very beginning and with the mystery of a killer on the loose I was anxious and on the edge of my seat waiting for something to happen.

There are so many emotions going through you the whole time you read this book, love for characters, anxiousness at what might happen, excitement for things to come, sorrow and compassion, heartbreak and anger and so much more. I stayed up until 2:30am reading this because I couldn't put it down and I found myself laughing out loud at some of things that came out of Everleigh's mouth or the things that ran through her mind and I woke my husband up a few times (sorry babe!) The chemistry between Hunter and Everleigh is OFF THE CHARTS and just saying Genna if you ever get tired of him running around in your mind I'll be glad to take him off your hands :)

The banter between Hunter and Everleigh was PRICELESS! Every bit of sarcasm and smart remarks she threw his way it seemed was could always one up her. I loved that he kept her on her toes. As I reached the ending (which I love by the way) it wrapped the story up perfectly and I can't wait for book 2, Pieces For You which is Sam's story. I think I love her just as much as I love Everleigh.

Check out book 2, Pieces For You on Goodreads

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