She has no second chance with him.
Anne lost Robert five years ago when she said no to his proposal, and there's no going back now. Even though rejecting him was the hardest thing she's ever done. Even though she's never gotten over him. Even though he's moving right upstairs.
He's back for at least a month, recovering from an injury before he returns to the Navy. And he hasn't forgotten or forgiven the way she chose her career over him. But there's no sense in trying to work through their raw feelings--in or out of the bedroom--because if they get close to each other again, the same painful parting might happen a second time.
But getting close to Robert is exactly what Anne can't stop doing.
Pemberley House is a series of modern reimaginings of Jane Austen novels, and the books are set in a historic mansion in Virginia that has been converted into condos. Loved None But You is loosely inspired by Persuasion.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another delightful addition to the Pemberley House series! With echoes of Jane Austen, this is a second chance romance for Anne and Robert. When Anne turned down Robert's proposal 5 years earlier, they both experienced heartbreak as their love had been real but their careers were moving in opposite directions. Now Robert is back, on injury leave from the Navy and the truth of the matter is, they both still have strong feelings for each other. Watching them navigate those awkward first meetings, then their still strong physical attraction and finally their ability to understand each other, forgive and move forward is really sweet. Sexy love scenes, strong likable characters, an interesting cast of secondary characters and a unique plot make this a sweet second chance romance. It works well as a standalone but I also recommend the previous books in the series as well.
I loved this series and this one is the best of them! All of them are based on a Jane Austen book and this one is loosely based on Persuation (for me the most difficult book to adapt). Anne and Robert were a couple in college and after graduation she broke up with him since she felt too young to commit with his military life and wanted to follow her own path. It was difficult for Anne to let him go since she really loved him but it was not their time. Robert really loved Anne and has to come back home after an injury that might have ended his military life. They are the ones who got away for each other and now have to face each other again and try to resolve their connection. This book is so lovely, sweet, sexy that you will not put away until you read the last words. I just love Noelle Adams writing and I am sure you will enjoy this book! Loved it
I really enjoyed this addition to the Pemberley House series. This is the type of book that you can just sit back with and relax. There is a bit of angst that drives the plotline and keeps the reader on edge, but these characters have so much chemistry that you just know they belong together. Anne and Robert have a brokenhearted past and as they reconnect they both fear re-experiencing that pain again. There is a bit of push and pull here as they relent to the desire between them but then face the consequences of what those actions might present. ”He couldn’t do it again. He couldn’t. Not unless he knew for sure it was safe – that his heart wouldn’t be broken again. He wasn’t going to invest in this any further until he knew it would last forever this time. He wasn’t sure he could survive losing Anne a second time.” This is an amazing second chance romance with the reason for their breakup being believable and acceptable – the type of thing that could happen between real people. They both move on but neither forget and once they see each other again they each begin to fall even as they are casually telling themselves that they can be in close proximity to each other without it affecting them. It was actually very humorous reading their internal dialogue regarding it. As all of Ms. Adams’ books, this has a wonderful pace to it that keeps the story moving smoothly and before you know it you’ve reached the end. It’s a wonderful read for a lazy afternoon but be prepared for the heat factor here because this one absolutely sizzles.