It’s Only Love (Green Mountain Series Book:5) by: Marie Force

Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. A few recent encounters have only added to her infatuation, especially the kiss they shared at her sister’s wedding. It doesn’t matter to Ella that Gavin is in a bad place. He says there’s no hope for a future with him, that he has nothing to offer her. But all Ella cares about is the love she feels.

It’s been seven long years since Gavin lost his brother. He’d kept himself under control and moving forward until his brother’s beloved dog died and his brother’s widow re-married. Since then, he’s been drinking, fighting, and even getting arrested. It seems the only time his demons leave him alone is when Ella is around.

Gavin knows it wouldn’t be fair to drag Ella into his darkness, but when she inserts herself into his life, what choice does he have but to allow her to soothe his aching heart?

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5 STARS!!!!!

Wow just wow. This is the book I have been waiting on for a while now and it didn’t disappoint. I was sad for a while in the book but it turned out ok for most of them anyway.

In this book it does like the rest of them have been doing, it shows most of the characters we have been reading about so far and adding some new that will hopefully be in a book of their own soon.

Ella has been in love with Gavin from almost the start. But, with the death of his brother he was embedded in grief and was untouchable. Even though they have had some shared moments in the past and with him telling her that if he was not broken she would be the first person he would come to that had Ella hanging onto hope that one day things might change and she would get to have him.

After the last blow up they had in a previous book she had decided that it was not ever going to happen so she was letting go. Little did she know that it was not in her heart to let go.

She received a phone call from a bar telling her that she was this persons In Case of Emergency or (ICE) as they put it. She ran to the bar not really knowing who it was but had a thought in mind that it was Gavin. He was not to happy to see her but she finally got him to let her take him home.

For a long as Gavin could remember he has had feelings for Ella. He had even told his brother that one time when he was dating Hannah, but his brother told him to leave her alone. Gavin thinks that Caleb thought at the time that if something bad happened to him and Ella it would reflect on him and Hannah. So, he let it be, but still kept the flame alive in him even though he was dying inside from the grief.

She had showed him over and over what kind of person she was by coming to his rescue over and over and he wanted her to know. He talked her into staying with him that night. He told her how he felt and she could not believe it.

The next day she told him she had to go to her parents for their weekly dinner and he asked her what time that was and she told him three. He told her that her dad asked him to come over at three to look at some wood he wanted cut down. She knew right away that her dad and grandpa were up to their match-making and told Gavin about it. He told her that they could beat them to the punch and she said how. He told her to ask him to dinner.

That is how everything got started. They enjoyed spending time together and everyone including Gavin could see the difference in him. He was smiling and laughing. He was feeling lighter too. And he owed it all to Emma.

Her family was trying to warn her to guard her heart a little because he had a lot of demons that he needed to fight before all would be well, but as much as she tried to do that she couldn’t help but fall for him. And fall Hard.

He came to an event Ella and her family was throwing for work and while they were dancing he saw the guy that he had gotten in a fight with that summer that had led to him getting arrested. (To his credit the guy deserved it.) But, instead of waiting to find out what Ella and her family would say or do he left. That hurt Ella pretty good.

On his way home someone or something you could say stopped him and made him wait until it clicked in his head that he shouldn’t have left like that. He went back into town to make things right.

Gavin had been invited to one of his friend’s wedding and he told Ella that he didn’t want to go that he had work and couldn’t get out of it. Even though that was not the true reason, she let it go but in the back of her mind she was trying to figure out what she needed to do.

The day before Thanksgiving Ella received a call from her mom telling her that Chloe was in labor and they were headed there and taking Thanksgiving dinner stuff with them, that they would do dinner at the lake house. Ella told her mom that she would be there later that day.

She didn’t really want to go because that would be her and Gavin would have to be apart for more than a day. Neither of them were looking forward to that. They knew they were going to miss each other but promised to call and Ella had a surprise for Gavin that she wanted to give him Thanksgiving night.

She went to see her brother Max and meet her new nephew who was adorable. Chloe was not very receptive. I think she either has postpartum depression or she is just not interested in Max or the baby and the only reason she carried the baby was for Max. Maybe one day well will find out and honestly I know this is wrong to say but I kind of hope Max takes the baby to raise and meets someone new in a book of his own.

After they have Thanksgiving dinner Ella leaves to go and meet Gavin she has missed him enough. She meets him at his parents house and they spend a little time there. He is so ready to get her alone but she makes him wait for a little while.

Once they get to her house he doesn’t waste anytime. He strips them and takes her to her room. They make love and then she goes and gives him his surprise. He does not take kindly to it. He loses it and starts to walk out. Ella tells him if he walks out not to come back because he would not be welcome.

It’s a sad moment in the book and it broke my heart to read and to have to go with them on a journey to heartbreak. His dad tries to talk to him but he doesn’t want to hear it and especially when his dad told him that he thought he knew grief when his brother died he doesn’t know what it is until he loses the love of his life.

That is where I am going to stop writing and have you wonder what happened. I want you to read it and get into the book as much as I did.

What will happen to Gavin and Emma?

Will they get things worked out?

Those are things you will have to read to find out for yourself.

Next up is Charlotte (Charley) and Tyler in (Ain’t She Sweet). I can’t wait to ready about the sassy and nosy Charley. I hope you all are enjoying reading this series as much as me. This next book is last book that is available right now. It is going to kill me to wait for the next one but I know it will not disappoint.

Until Next time, Happy Reading.

 

 

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