Only for You by Melissa Foster
Series: Sugar Lake #2
Published by Montlake Romance on December 5th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Love only works when your heart is in the right place. Hers could be right next door…
Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette’s not ready to hand over her heart…but she could use a distraction.
Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He’s never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son.
But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
O-M-G! I hit the perfect book-boyfriend mother lode with Only for You.
Bridgette is the widowed mother of a precious 5-year-old boy. After tragically losing her husband when her son was a few months old, her sole focus has been raising her baby with as much family and love around him as possible.
When hunky Bhodhi moves in next door, suddenly her body starts reminding her she’s not just a mom, but a woman too. Although doing the hot neighbor wouldn’t be very appropriate… right?
Bhodhi just bought his mother a house in a lovely little town and decided to fix it up for her in between missions and training. His life, and the lives of those he goes to rescue, depend on him being focused so getting distracted by his sexy temporary neighbor is not a part of his plans.
Bridgette and Bhodhi’s chemistry is too hot to describe, their attraction just too powerful to fight off. Soon, they agree to a no-strings fling for as long as Bhodhi will be fixing the house. He won’t repeat his own family’s history and Bridgette just can’t risk losing a man she loves again.
As always, the best-laid plans will blow up in your face, and the more time they spend together, the more unwanted feelings begin to bloom.
Bridgette was a great mom, always thinking of her boy’s safety and happiness. I especially enjoyed how dedicated to him she was. She was sweet, funny, caring and put her son before anything else.
Bhodhi was too perfect for words. His ex-military past and S&R job meant he was one sexy, alpha, bossy man. It was his sweet side, though, that totally won me over. He was romantic, considerate and it was a total treat to see him fall in love with Bridgette and her little boy. Add to that his proficiency in the sextivities, his handyman abilities and the depth of emotion he showed… and I can admit I’m totally in love myself.
One of my favorite parts of Only for You was that we got to witness all the bonding that happened, and how they fell in love and became a family. I love Bridgette’s family and their craziness, as well as Bhodhi’s mom and friend. My only complaint (if it can even be called that) is that the ending felt a little bit rushed. After all that buildup I would have appreciated a more detailed or fleshed out last couple of chapters… as well as the epilogue. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I adored the epilogue, I just love them more when there are babies.
Only for You is a relationship driven, sexy, fun and sweet romance I enjoyed from start to finish and I can’t wait to see what comes next. A new to me author I will definitely be reading more of!
Rating: 4.5 “perfect mix of manly and romantic” Stars
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