Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Only for Him by Cristin Harber | Book Review

Reading Group: High School+

Personal Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Synopses: Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey--close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He's the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She's artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland's "I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford" support group.

I can't say no. The girl's had my heart since before I knew it went missing.

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother's gone. Emma is his only savior, yet she doesn't know her power over him. She's the only girl he wants, the only one he could ever tell--though he won't.

I'm stronger, bigger, more of a man than he'll ever be, but because I ruined his life, I've taken his crap, his attacks, the vulgar nature of his existence.

Until she discovers Gray's embarrassment, his humiliation. Emma fights for him and for a chance. Theirs is a Cinderella story that she believes impossible. But as the layers peel back, it's just a guy who needs a girl in order to keep breathing.

My mind is already doodling Mrs. Grayson Ford in imaginary notebooks. He has no clue where my head is at... But, given that I didn't see what just happened coming, maybe I have no clue where his head is at either.

Only for Him. Only series, Volume One.
All novellas in the series are available now!

Cover: This cover shows Gray and Emma hugging in the grass.  I'm pretty indifferent to this cover, except that I don't think this scene ever happens.

My Review: So I downloaded this novella because it was free and I thought it sounded interesting.  Honestly, it wasn't really for me.  I understand it's a novella, so it has to move a little faster than a full novel, but this was super fast.  It started with both of them having a crush on the other and then Gray kisses her out of nowhere and takes her to a school dance, but gets embarrassed when she finds out about his abusive dad even though she already guessed it, but then they get back together, and everything's great.  And then it fast forwards, and Gray is a soldier getting shot at and Emma is a stripper, but she has a daughter with Gray.  There were a lot of plot lines that were never actually addressed.  Gray blames himself for his mother's death, but why?  Emma was basically accepted to a photography school, but then somehow becomes a stripper.  I guess that could be because she got pregnant, but it was never discussed.  Did Gray know he got Emma pregnant?  There are more books in the series, but I just don't know if it's worth reading them to see what they address.  There were some parts of the story I liked, but I am very glad I didn't pay for it and maybe if the others are ever free I'll read those.    

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