on July 9, 2019
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From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss comes a story of friendship, romance, and growing into a love that was always there.
Rachel knew exactly what turning thirty would be like. She had a plan, after all. First college, then a climb up the professional ladder. Love, marriage, children. All of it was on the schedule.
The cheap Hollywood apartment wasn’t on the list. Neither was the string of heartbreaks. Or the effect her mother’s cancer had on her career.
It’s hard to stay practical and on point when everything takes a left turn.
Enter Sebastian, the nerd across the street. The boy she defended when he couldn’t defend himself. The best friend she promised she’d marry if life didn’t go according to plan.
Not only is he successful, confident, and gorgeous, but he also still has their handwritten marriage contract.
No one goes through with childhood wedding pacts.
But their families might just be crazy enough to rent a hall and set a date. All Rachel and Sebastian have to do is fall in love.
Only Ever You is a friends-to-lovers romance. Rachel and Sebastian’s story is a definite departure from Reiss’ usual edgy, steamy, unputdownable storylines. Their journey to love is soft and swoony, if at times a tad bit slow and depressing. I mean that in the best of ways as the slow and depressing is all part of the road they take to find their way to each other. I loved Rachel and Sebastian and felt the secondary characters were the glue that held the story together. They brought depth and meaning as well as a healthy dose of humor.
If you love soft and sweet contemporary romance, I highly recommend Only Ever You.