Title: Only the Positive
Series: Only You #1
Author: Elle Thorpe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2018
I made a mistake that might have ruined someone’s life. I’ve moved to Sydney to avoid the glares and the questions from the people back home, but there’s one thing I can’t run from—the guilt and pain that follows me relentlessly. All I can do is dull it with alcohol and casual sex. But then my new boss, Mr Dark and Delicious, deserted me, mid kiss, with my skirt hiked up and my shirt discarded on the alley floor. I should hate him―him and the secrets he’s keeping. But I can’t stay away. Because the pain and guilt he’s hiding mirror my own.
All she wanted was one night. That, I could do. I’m the king of casual. Love them and leave them, before they leave me. With chemistry off the scale, we couldn’t even make it home, both of us too impatient, ripping each other’s clothes off in the alleyway outside the bar. Then my phone buzzed, and one text message stopped everything. I couldn’t think. Couldn’t breathe. All I could do was run. I’m toxic, but I can’t tell her why. I can’t bear the look of horror I know would cross her face. But I also don’t know how to keep something so life altering from the woman I’m falling for. Not when I need her just to survive it.
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Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she’s not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she’s a wife, and mummy to three tiny humans. She’s also official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don’t judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy degree. But she wouldn’t change a thing.
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This book was so well written. The subject matter is something that is not easy to think about, let alone talk about, but Elle Thorpe did a great job writing this story and bringing all of the feels that the reader will go through reading it. I love this story and the connection that Low and Reese have just from their interest in the horses and the racetrack is great. There is a a lot of heat between them, but there is so much more that they find out about each other that makes that heat burn so much more.
The tough times that these two went through has made them both the strong people they are and as Reese states in the book, “you know this won’t be the worst thing we ever have to go through”. They are strong enough to get through anything if they can get through the situation they are faced with.
I really liked the characters in this story and I hope there will be books for each of them or Riley and Bianca together. I am looking forward to reading Jamison’s story after reading the teaser in the back of Only the Positive. I read this book as an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) for an honest review. I give this book a 4 star review and look forward to more in the near future from the characters in this story.