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.
[I received a digital ARC for an honest review]
Only the Positive is a unique story line that I myself have never read before. It was realistic and believable. A story about learning to forgive yourself for things that are out of your control. A story about acceptance and personal growth.
When we first meet Low he is your typical carefree cocky man slut. He’s Charming and flirty but his life quickly changes, and he becomes the opposite. Reese is running from her past and her guilt. She is all about carefree Low and his one-night stand motto. When she feels too much she loses herself in booze and sex. It seems like every time they start to make a physical connection he puts on the brakes. This causes them to get to know each other on a personal level and slowly become friends. Eventually she wants more and so does he but he believes his current situation won’t allow them to have a future.
Low and Reeses physical connection is real and intense. Whether they are ripping each others clothes off or taking their time you can feel the chemistry through the pages. To me this story is more about their emotional connection than the physical one. They become each other’s best friends, they help each other move on from their past, let go of their guilt and accept their futures.
This was my first Elle Thorpe novel and it most definitely will not be my last. I really enjoyed her writing so much and can’t wait for the next book in the series.
“I’d promised myself I’d be on my best behavior. Except her long dark hair, deep brown eyes, and curves in all the right places didn’t make it easy.”
“Trailing kisses to the sensitive spot behind my ear. His lips sent shivers down my spine, and my heart rate thumped double time … “
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