Only You - Melanie Harlow

Only You

By Melanie Harlow

  • Release Date: 2018-02-26
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 44 Ratings


Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after. 

As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing.
As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.

We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit—he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down.

But it’s a mistake. 

Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us. 

I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.

I want to be the one he asks to stay.


  • Only You, has its moments.

    By DCT14
    I loved the premise of this story, but after reading it, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped. I have so loved many of this author’s works, but these characters fell flat for me. I didn’t like Nate very much, and his excuses seemed childish and immature. Emme was sweet, but was almost a doormat for Nate to use and step on. There were elements I enjoyed, but I think that my lack of connection with the H/h hindered me falling hard for this one.
  • An absolute must read!

    By Mandabear203
    Melanie has done it yet again! I loved the chemistry between Emme and Nate! And you can’t help but fall in love with Paisley. I think Emme is one of my favorite character’s Melanie has written so far. She is hilarious, kind, and selfless. The way Nate is with Paisley is sure to make your ovaries explode lol. You will not be disappointed when reading this book. I can’t wait to read Maren’s story next!
  • A swoonworthy romance

    By WendyR26
    Only You was the perfect blend of sweet and sexy. Melanie had me engaged in the story with her fantastic writing and characters. Nate and Emme had an awesome relationship and I loved their banter. When Nate gets an unexpected surprise, that’s when it gets even more interesting. Seeing these two navigate through not only this surprise but also the progression of their friendship was fascinating. This story was full of great emotions. You could be laughing one moment and crying the next. I enjoyed seeing the journeys of both Nate and Emme from beginning to end. I couldn’t get enough of these two-they were just the best. Overall this was great swoon worthy read. I can’t wait for the next two books on Emme’s sisters-they will be entertaining.
  • Friends Or So Much More...

    By Agent$$$$
    Nate, a divorce attorney, knows all about love gone wrong. With his job, he sees all kinds of examples how "love" fails. Nate's idea of commitment is an endless stream of one-night stands. As a child, Nate had good examples of love until tragedy struck. Nate knows how painful love can be, thus deciding love is not for him. Until... Emme is a dreamer. Emme wishes on stars, makes wishes on magic numbers (11:11), and believes in fairytales. But Emme is not so lucky in love. As a wedding planner, Emme believes in happy endings, love and commitment dreaming of the day she will walk down the aisle. Nate is Emme's neighbor who always seems to come to her rescue. Nate and Emme constantly tease, offer advice, and bicker as to who plays the best James Bond. While watching a Bond movie, Emme and Nate are interrupted by a crying baby. They open Nate's door to find a crying baby and a note. It appears Nate has a baby he knew nothing about. Shocked, Nate faints. Emme, a former nanny, helps Nate take care of Paisley. Working together, Nate starts to realize he likes having Emme around. While Nate realizes that his carefree, single life was lonely he's not ready to give in to his feelings. I believe this is one of the best Melanie Harlow novels I've read! I LOVED it! Only You had it all....witty banter, heartache, childhood tragedy, cute baby, and the stuff dreams are made of. I thought it hilarious that Emme wished on magic numbers. I thought I was the only one who did that! Lol. I also enjoyed the "guest" appearance of Lucas and Mia. Heartwarming and enjoyable from start to finish. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • Loved Emme and Nate

    By Wookiee 45
    4 stars for - Only You - by Melanie Harlow. As with most everything Ms. Harlow writes - I am completely sucked in by the characters she creates and have to see them through to their happily ever after. While this was a complete stand-alone we did get to see a bit of the lives of a few much loved couples from previous series. Emme Devine is a wedding planner that has nothing but bad luck when it comes to finding love. The men she choses are not the right guys for her or at least that what her good friend and hotter than sin neighbor - Nate tells her. She is determined to not make a fool of herself this time and just try and be casual about sex. Emme's plan is working just fine until she tries to tell herself she can do "casual" with Nate. Nate Pearson is a very successful divorce lawyer that has never once planned on falling in love let alone having any sort of committed relationship. The closest relationship he has is the friendship with his neighbor - Emme. They have been good friends for the last three years and he doesn't want to jeopardize that by crossing the line and getting physical. He can't deny that he has been wanting to make the leap more and more lately though and just when he decides to make his move there is a random knock on his door. When Nate opens his door he finds a baby...his baby to be exact and all heck breaks loose after that. Nate experiences all seven stages of grief as he lays to rest Playboy Nate and turns into the father/man he never knew he was capable of becoming...
  • Loved it!

    By Lexy H.
    Oh, how I loved this book! There was something absolutely special and amazing about Nate, Emme and Paisley. There was something absolutely lovely about their story. Emme wanted love. She wanted to find the one she was passionate about, what she wasn’t expecting was for it to be Nate. Nate didn’t want to fall in love or be a dad. Well... life happened and he got both. One of which he isn’t willing to admit yet. Watching Nate, Emme and Paisley was so cute. Emme totally had it all together and was there willing to help a clueless Nate when it was needed. Nate on the other hand was a wreck. But together they were absolutely perfect. There were times I wanted to hit Nate for being stupid, but hey, he’s a man. Watching their story grow and develop was fun and enjoyable. I can’t wait more!
  • Cute, Fun but predictable

    By cullencutie2
    3.5/5 Stars...There are things that I really enjoyed about this book ...but there are also things that made it kind of blah for me. I’ve been a fan of Melanie Harlow’s since Frenched. Frenched was a story that grabbed me and didn’t let go. In fact, it is the Frenched element within Only You that I loved. Mia and Lucas make an appreciated appearance in this book. I personally love when authors tie their standalone books to others in their libraries. And it was great to reconnect with Mia and Lucas. I had to laugh at the trials that Nate was thrust into when faced with the immediate reality that he is a dad and that his daughter is 100% dependent on him. Having experienced a newborn I can completely relate with the situation Nate is in. Definitely some lighthearted comedy. The problem I had with the story was that it felt a bit predictable to me. I could see that Emme was going to save the day and open Nate’s eyes that she’s the One. And of course, seeing a man struggle but not give up on his responsibilities to care for his child is like the ultimate draw for a woman...Emme is no exception.
  • Wonderful Story!!!

    By Janis Rae
    Elle is a romantic that works as a wedding planner and has had her share of bad luck with guys. Nate, the divorce lawyer that lives in the apartment next to her doesn't believe in relationships because of his past. One night he finds himself in need of help and calls on his friend across the hall. Read the book to find out what happens next. It is filled with emotion. I was hooked from the very beginning.
  • 5 amazing ⭐️’s

    By JLCorob
    Only You is a well written standalone friends to Lovers romance with all the feels that have you swooning over Nate. Nate is a Devorce lawyer that says there is no such thing as love and Emme is a wedding planner that is in love with love. Even though they are total opposite they have such great chemistry. I absolutely love anything Melanie Harlow writes, and this book is no exception. I love story line and how their relationship progresses throughout the book. I also loved reading both Emme and Nate’s point of views. You won’t be disappointed! This book is absolutely amazing 5⭐️!
  • Terrific friends to lovers story

    By Stephanie likes books
    4-4.5 stars. I enjoyed this one. Great friends to lovers story. Watching Nate learn and grow up, not just through being a dad but also with his feelings for Emme was great. I really liked Emme also - she didn't accept less than she deserved. As usual Ms Harlow brings a good mix of sweet, sexy, funny, and main and side characters that pull you into the story. I can't wait for Emme's sister's story up next in Only Him.