Monday, February 22, 2016
You and Only You by Sharon Sala
I read this originally when it was The Curl Up and Dye. I reread my review for it and find that even on a second read, nothing has changed except maybe it was a bit sweeter since I already knew the characters!
This was a good one! When her fiance was killed in Iraq, LilyAnn let herself go. She didn't take care of herself, her hair, her clothes...nothing! When a new guy comes to town and LilyAnn is attracted to him, she decides to change all that. Mike has always been a friend, even at the worst of times. He has always loved her but if he doesn't step up his game, he realizes he may lose her forever.
I want a neighbor like Mike! He is buff, caring, attentive...just wow! I liked how he didn't let LilyAnn get away with putting herself down. LilyAnn was a good character. She was a bit dense, especially not seeing how Mike loved her, but as they say 'love is blind'. Mike noticing all the changes to LilyAnn should have been a big clue for her, but it goes to show how we put people in certain categories and just leave them there. He was protective of her and wasn't fooled by the new guy in town! Good, sweet story.
This was a 4/5. It was a good book that I will read again.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.