Book Review: Only You by Kate Eberlen

July 13, 2020 Book review 0 ★★★★

I’ll admit once I saw the dance theme on this book, I couldn’t wait to read it and didn’t take in much else of the blurb. So it was a bonus to discover the Rome setting too. Tick and tick on settings that I love.

Book Review: Only You by Kate EberlenOnly You by Kate Eberlen
Published by Pan Macmillan on May 1, 2020
Pages: 414
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

From the author of Miss You comes Kate Eberlen's impossibly romantic second novel.

One person is all it takes to change a lifetime . . . But how will you know if they’re the one?

PresentLetty and Alf are the only English speakers at an Italian class in Rome, where they discover the language that really connects them is dance: Letty’s first love was ballet, while Alf was a junior ballroom champion. They come from different worlds, until the moment they waltz around the Piazza Navona, and everything changes.
PastBut one moment can’t change the past, and it’s clear that Alf and Letty still have their secrets. What caused them to leave their lives behind in England? And who, or what, are they running from? As their relationship deepens, it becomes harder and harder to tell the truth...
FutureWhen the unthinkable happens, Letty returns to London and Alf to Blackpool. Will they spend their lives apart, or discover a future together?
ISBN: 1509819916

ARC REVIEW Page-Turner Romance

First Line of Only You by Kate Eberlen

“The air is bright with sunshine, crisp with a lingering breath of dawn.”

5 Things I loved about Only You

  • Location, location, location. Beautifully described, I felt like I was standing in Rome eating an ice cream. And this is the perfect time to be a virtual tourist.
  • Charming characters who find themselves in tricky situations. I was very invested in their stories and it had me turning pages eagerly to follow their journeys.
  • The language of dance just added so much to the romantic feel of the book. I loved that Alf and Letty connected so much through dance and it cemented my feels for them.
  • Mental health issues are sensitively and and emotionally explored.
  • The theme is uplifting despite the heavy topics covered, and it’s the kind of book you read with a happy sigh.

Overall I loved, how have I not heard of this author before?! I’m on the hunt now for more of her books.

Rating Report
Characters
four-stars
Setting
four-half-stars
Pace
four-stars
Did I feel it?
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

Who should read Only You by Kate Eberlen

I’d recommend this to you if you like romantic books with engaging characters. Or if you are a fan of dance themes in books. Fans of authors such as JoJo Moyes or Susan Lewis might also enjoy.

four-stars

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