Only Him (One and Only, #2) by Melanie Harlow

Only Him (One and Only, #2)

Sometimes your first love deserves a second chance. He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first everything.But I’m not a lovesick teenager anymore, and I’d never let that cocky troublemaker break my heart again.So when he shows up out of the blue asking me to have dinner with him “for old time’s sake,” I say I will. After all, it’s been twelve years, and I’m stronger and smarter than I was back then. Except…he still does someth...

Details Only Him (One and Only, #2)

TitleOnly Him (One and Only, #2)
Release DateJun 4th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Only Him (One and Only, #2)

  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    3 STARS As far as second chance romances go this was an okish read, the only reason why this didn't get a 5 star rating from me is that I wanted to just stay in the moment of angst, I wanted the emotions to pour out of me which I think is crucial when it comes to second chance love stories, years had gone by, they had briefly thought of the other fleetingly so with how it all came about that he'd look her up whilst passing through town, wasn't re...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Now, Then, Always And Only Yours Stars!(ARC provided by Laurelin Paige) Maren Devine is a beautiful, single 29 yr. old woman living in Detroit. She was a ballet dancer who now owns & runs a successful yoga studio. She has two amazing sisters she adores, but no special someone in her life. It’s been a while since she’s been in a relationship, and she often wonders if it’s because nobody measures up to her high school sweetheart Dallas Shep...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    3,5 STARS I'm sad to say that Only Him is my least favorite book from Melanie Harlow. It wasn't bad but it didn't reach my expectations either. Only Him is a second chance romance. It was sweet,sexy and emotional.Maren and Dallas meet again after years. Dallas has left her without saying anything and now he wants to apologise to her. There is still love and passion between them.I haven't decide yet what was the main reason I didn't enjoy it as mu...
  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    ****Review to come****
  • Paige
    3 “Only” Stars Only Him was a sweet second chance romance. With just a bit of angst, a little bit of suspense and a whole lot of chemistry, Marsh and Dallas had a love story that pulled at my heart strings. This standalone in the One and Only series left a smile on my face. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books.
  • Timitra
    Only Him was a heart-wrenching second chance story. It didn't make me cry but it definitely punched me right in the heart. I devoured it in one sitting. I loved watching these characters reconnect and cannot wait to read the next book in the series. I definitely recommend it.ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
  • Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
    NO SPOILERS!Only Him was a sexy, angsty, and emotional standalone second chance romance, and I absolutely loved it with all of my heart! The storyline and characters were phenomenal, and I loved Melanie Harlow's writing style. She wrote a beautiful and memorable story for Dallas and Maren, and I honestly loved it from beginning to end. Melanie has done an amazing job with the One and Only series so far, and I'm so excited for Stella's story in On...
  • Amy
    4.5, I'm not done loving you, Stars!!“Once I saw her, talked to her, I wanted more. You didn’t take one bite of the most delicious cupcake in the world and put it back in the box–you ate the whole thing.”“We were young and reckless and bursting with need, desperate to satisfy the gnawing hunger inside of us that never seemed to go away, no matter how often we fed it.”“God help me, I wanted her love. I wanted to believe what she was ...
  • Kim
    We met Maren in Only You as she is Emme's sister. She is a former ballerina and current yoga instructor. She is sweet, funny, caring, and understanding. She should be centered and balanced, but lately she is struggling a bit. Dallas Shepherd was her first and only love. And one day he disappeared on her and left her heartbroken. Now twelve years later, he shows up at her door. Oh my...Dallas just stole my heart. He is charming, sensitive, loving,...
  • bookbruin
    I am an absolute sucker for second chance romances featuring childhood sweethearts and Only Him fit the bill perfectly. It will pull on your heartstrings and give you all the feels. Readers may remember meeting Maren in Only You, but this book can be read as a stand alone.Dallas and Maren have a complicated relationship. They shared an incredible connection that no other man or woman has come close to ever replicating. The sudden and drastic end ...
  • Jess
    I went through a lot of emotions while reading ONLY HIM by Melanie Harlow. Glee, nostalgia, disappointment and even frustration. The beginning and end of this book is solid. But I was lost somewhere in the middle with the story and I just didn’t like where it all went for a time. The reason for the four is because of the ending. The feeling it gave me, the one I wanted to feel for the whole book finally surfaced and I was awarded with the brill...
  • Karen
    If I had a dream about a snake and a clock, I would think it meant I’m panicking that we haven’t booked a summer holiday yet and time is running out. But what can it mean to Maren Devine? Perhaps Madame Psuka, the interpreter of dreams and psychic will know. Maren and Dallas Shepherd were high school sweethearts but he left her without saying goodbye and she never got over it. Dallas was the cheeky chappy, the class clown, liberator of pigs, ...
  • Amanda
    Another perfectly sweet, second-chance romance from Melanie Harlow. With just enough angst to keep me craving that happily ever after.Dallas, a 30-year-old tattoo artist, is a broken and flawed hero who has to work past his issues and allow himself to love and be loved. Maren, a 29-year-old yoga studio owner/instructor, keeps having a recurring nightmare and is trying to figure out what her subconscious is telling her. They were high school swee...
  • Vanessa (nessreads)
    *ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*4 Stars!Only Him is a second-chance romance that gave me all the feels. It pulled at my heartstrings and had me rooting extra hard for Maren and Dallas. Years ago, Dallas left town without saying goodbye to Maren. And without an explanation as to why. Maren has tried to move on, but in doing so she needs closure to finally be able to. And to her surprise it might come sooner than she thinks.Da...
  • J.E. Benoit
    Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.4.5 Stars No matter what I had done, or how long it had been, or how many other women had tried to take her place in my heart, she was always there, as permanent as any tattoo on my body. Dallas Shepherd was Maren Devine’s first love. They may have been young but the love they shared was the kind that she thought would last foreve...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Melanie Harlow is one of the greatest heartstring puppeteers I have ever read. She has such a beautiful way with words where I am just overwhelmed and in awe of her skills. I absolutely loved Maren from Emme and Nate's story and felt that her connection with Dallas was fantastic!This story was angsty and emotional and had all the facets of a great Melanie Harlow story. Dallas was looking for redemption after leaving Maren thirteen years earlier a...
  • Kahea
    ***4 ‘Second Chance’ Stars*** Ooohhh this one.The feels.The extreme yo-yo’ing of emotions were epically real. The good, the bad and the ugly happened and though there were times I wanted to toss the Kindle into the freezer out of frustration with BOTH Maren and Dallas, I couldn’t because I needed to see them both get the HEA they so richly deserved.I loved Maren. Her outlook on life and her desire to help others were what drew me to her. ...
  • Shannon
    Melanie Harlow pulled out all the stops with the characters in Only Him. This book brought about an endless supply of the feels. I knew pretty early on that this book would be evoking all sorts of emotions. Only Him is a second chance story centered around the chance to relive a younger love under different circumstances. Maren and Dallas had an amazing connection, almost as if no time had passed at all; they remained as in tune and connected as ...
  • Shannon
    Love, love, love! Thank goodness I decided to finish this book at home instead of taking it to work to read on my lunch break...I don't think my coworkers would have appreciated, or undertood, the sobbing. The last time I cried this much over a MH book was with Jack and After We Fall. And before that it was Sebastian and Some Sort of Happy. Dallas Shepherd has now joined the ranks of Jack and Sebastian as characters I just want to hug and love on...
  • MiDouradoP
    Dallas and Maren were refreshing and brought hope again!I love Melanie's writing, since the first book I read by her (Man Candy). She is deep, thoughtful, she brings the right balance of angsty, emotion, light banter, love, lust and joy. Her characters are solid and well built and their backgrounds are believable!And in this book, we found all of that again!This is a book about a second chance between Dallas and Maren, and although it's a standal...
  • Ginny Rose
    It never fails. When I start reading a Melanie Harlow novel, I tell myself that I'm ready. That I can handle it. Then I open the book, and I discover that I'm not. She gives you all the sexy, dirty bits, but she also gives you true, raw emotions. So when I ran out of tissues, I used whatever panties she crushed to dry my tears. Yes, this book is THAT sexy, but it's also so deep. It's intense and my heart was breaking even though I knew I had to t...
  • ~Dawn~TUG
    Second chance romance ✔Full review to follow Second chance romance ✔️Full review to follow
  • Katie
    I love Melanie's writing and how she brings characters together. I loved Dallas, his character was sincere and truthful. I liked Marren, but I didn't connect with her as much as I did Emme. Their history was so special and they had such a great connection. A great book, can't wait to read about Stella!
  • Mel
    4 “second-chance” stars This was only the beginning. A new beginning. A second chance for a first love. They say you never forget your first love. Maren Devine found that out the hard way when her childhood love left without so much as a goodbye. Twelve years later, Dallas Sheperd is still on her mind. When he unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep one day, she hopes that they will finally find closure, giving her peace with the past. What s...
  • Karen Mc
    I may have to crown Melanie Harlow the Queen of Happily Ever Afters. With each romance this storyteller brings to life, I swoon harder, I feel harder, and I love the hardest. Only Him sparks to life in a stunning story of second chances at love and living. This love story MOVED ME SO MUCH, making my heart equally shatter and soar.Melanie Harlow has a gift for writing the most realistic and in-depth characters with delicious and witty inner though...
  • Manoela
    4.25 Stars Only Him is the second book in the series one and only and is much better than the first book in the series. Maybe it's the fact that it is a book of second chances that's my weak, maybe it's because Dallas really touched my heart.Or maybe it's because it was a beautiful story of second chances and I loved seeing these characters to reconnect. But the fact is, I really liked this book and the story got me.Maren and Dallas met and fell ...
  • Angel
    A non spoiler review....Another beautiful story from Melanie. Maren and Dallas stole my heart. I adored them. Undeniable chemistry and endless moments of true love. I could feel their passion. I loved their love. Her ability to always forgive, her heart is huge. He is all man, I fell in love with him from the get go. As always a strong swoon worthy man and a resilient strong female character that I’ve come to love and expect from Melanie Harlow...
  • Stephanie
    I loved Dylan's character in this book (even though I wanted to smack him or yell at him a few times). Melanie really shows you all the sides to him in this book, and any time a writer can pull at your heartstrings and bring the strong emotions to the reader, really pulling you into the story, then you know the writing is good. I was interested in Maren's story after reading book 1 in the series (you can read this as a standalone though), but I w...