Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Review - Only For You By E.L. Todd


When Scarlet realized Penelope was dumping Sean, her best friend, she was devastated. Penelope was the love of his life, the woman of his dreams. Scarlet knew how far her best friend was going to fall and she had to catch him. Scarlet became Sean’s rock and helped him through a very painful breakup, but her own hidden desires bubbled to the surface in the process. When they finally gave in and slept together, she thought it was the start of their new relationship. Unfortunately, Sean didn’t feel the same.

Humiliated and heartbroken, Scarlet moved across the country and found what she least expected. She rekindled her damaged relationship with her brother, who she hadn’t spoken to in a year, and her brother’s best friend was attractive and interesting. Their relationship was natural and unforced, and she was immediately drawn to him. Would she be able to get over Sean, forget about him, by sleeping with Cortland, or would that just be another repeated mistake?

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“What do you want to see?” she asked.
            “I get to pick? You never let me pick.”
            She shrugged. “Today’s your lucky day.”
            “I guess I should get dumped more often.”
            She smiled at me. “What do you want to see?”
            “Nothing with love or that chick-flick shit.”
            “Okay,” she said. “That’s fine. I don’t care what we watch.”
            I laughed. “Since when?”
            “Just pick,” she said, pinching my side.
            “I want something with guns, explosions, and death and stuff.”
            She rolled her eyes. “You are so cliché.”
            “Hey,” I said. “What happened to me getting to pick?”
            “I said you could pick the movie. I never said I wouldn’t make fun of you for it.” She stepped toward the ticket booth and pulled me along with her. “How about the new James Bond movie?”
            I nodded. “That works.”
            “And it has hot chicks in it.”
            “You think I didn’t already know that?” I laughed.
            She glared at me for a moment then stepped toward the window. She ordered our tickets, which I paid for, despite her protests, and then we walked inside. I didn’t like it when Scarlet paid for anything. I knew she had a mound of student loans hanging on her shoulders. My entire education was paid for by my parents but Scarlet didn’t have that luxury. I offered to help her pay back her loans, but being the stubborn woman that she was, she refused any aid I offered. My parents loved Scarlet like their own daughter. If I asked them to pay off her debt, they would do it in a heartbeat. But, of course, Scarlet would never let that happen either.
            “Do you want something from the concession stand?” I asked.
            She raised an eyebrow. “Are you serious?”
            “Is that a serious question?” she asked. “I always want something from the concession stand.”
            “That’s right, I forgot. You’re a fatty.”
            She smiled at me. “A hot fatty.”
            I whistled. “Smokin’.”
            We stood in line, and when it was our turn, I ordered. “Just a medium popcorn, please.” I opened my wallet to grab the cash when Scarlet spoke.
            “And a bag of skittles, milk duds, and another medium popcorn.”
            I stared at her, dumbfounded. “I thought we would share a popcorn?”
            “I’m hungry.”
            I laughed. Scarlet never failed to surprise me. I pulled more money from my wallet and handed it over. We grabbed our snacks and walked into the auditorium.
            “I thought were going to dinner after this,” I said.
            “We are.” She sat in her chair and started shoving the popcorn in her mouth. Her candy was sitting on the arm rest, ready to be devoured immediately afterwards.
            “Are you starving or something?” I laughed.
            She glared at me. “No. I just like to eat.”
            She threw a piece of popcorn at me, and it hit me on the shoulder. “I work out.”
            She threw another piece of popcorn at me.

            The movie started and I stared at the screen. I leaned back in my chair and watched the unstoppable action of the movie. It was a nice distraction from the disturbing reality of my mind. Halfway through the movie, Scarlet leaned her head on my shoulder but I didn’t mind the touch. I thought she was just being affectionate, but then I realized she was eating from my pail of popcorn because she already finished hers.
            “You are unbelievable,” I whispered. I laughed quietly, trying not to disturb our neighbors.
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Book 3 - Edge of Love
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My Review

Scarlet and Sean have been best friends since forever, sleeping in the same bed, they just don't feel like that about each other. Sean has been going out with Penelope, he was going to propose to her, but she finished it - after telling Scarlet first. Sean's Heartbroken.
Scarlet hasn't dated in three years, there's never been that one person special enough. Scarlet is a editor, but she doesn't like it, she doesn't like her boss.
One night after Scarlet and Sean are at a bar they see Penelope with someone else and it rips Sean apart. So Scarlet does the one thing to distract him- she kisses him. After a night of hot passion, Scarlet realises the reason she's not dated is because she's always loved Sean. But he thinks of it as a one night stand. Scarlet runs across country to her brothers.

I loved this story. Scarlet made me want to scream at times. I loved her and Sean's relationship. I did think Sean needed to be shook the morning after he and Scarlet slept together. I was devastated when Scarlet up and moved across country, and as for her boss, well  he got what he deserved.

I loved the cover. This story was amazing. I loved everything about it. I cant wait to download books 2 and 3.

EL Todd is a relativity a new author, but this doesn't show in her work, you would think she has been doing this for years. I loved everything about this book. Once I started I couldn't put it down.
EL Todd, , thank you for giving me the opportunity to read such a stunning and compelling book. This is a Fantastic read.
This gets 5/5 Stars.

About The Author

My journey to this profession was slightly unorthodox. I received my bachelor's degree in biological sciences, worked as an award-winning researcher, and worked various jobs to pay the bills. While I enjoyed every moment of this adventure, it wasn't my passion. I've been writing since I was a young girl and have read anything that I can get my hands on. When people ask me what my favorite book is, I always respond, "All of them."

After I showed my work to my closest friends and gained their confidence, I realized that this is something I could commit my life to, something that I love. I never imagined--dreamed--that I could make a living as a writer. This is the greatest profession that I ever could have asked for, and I am so thankful for the support from everyone in my life. How many other jobs let you work in your pajamas?

My first novel, Soul Catcher, was released in August 2013, and my second novel, Soul Binders, will be released this fall. The Saga concludes in early 2014. I hope you've enjoyed reading this series as much as I've enjoyed writing it

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