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Only for Him

Only for Him

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by Cristin Harber

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Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey--close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He's the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She's artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland's I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford support group.

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother's


Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey--close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He's the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She's artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland's I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford support group.

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother's gone. Emma is his only savior, yet she doesn't know her power over him. She's the only girl he wants, the only one he could ever tell--though he won't.

Until she discovers Gray's embarrassment, his humiliation. Emma fights for him, for a chance. Theirs is a Cinderella story that she believes impossible. But as the layers peel back, it's just a guy who needs a girl in order to keep breathing.

The Titan Series:
Book 1: Winters Heat
Book 1.5: Sweet Girl
Book 2: Garrison's Creed
Book 3: Westin's Chase
Book 4: Gambled
Book 5: Chased
Book 6: Savage Secrets
Book 7: Hart Attack
Book 8: Black Dawn

The Delta Series:
Book 1: Delta: Retribution
Book 2: Delta: Revenge- coming 2015

The Only Series:
Book 1: Only for Him
Book 2: Only for Her
Book 3: Only for Us
Book 4: Only Forever

Each Titan and Delta book can be read as a standalone (except for Sweet Girl), but readers will likely best enjoy the series in order.

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Mill Creek Press
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Meet the Author

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense, military romance, new adult, and contemporary romance. Her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

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Only for Him 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good beginning of the story. I wish it was just one complete story instead of a series of releases of novellas. It kind of ruins it for me. I usually wait til they're all released. I should have done it with this one. I like the beginning but I'm not sure I'll come back for the rest. Why can't authors just write the whole story? I'd rather pay more and get the whole thing. And people, stop rewriting the whole story as your review. The review isn't supposed to be longer than the novella.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this author's books, but this series should have been one book. I feel taken when books are broken into basically short novellas and sold as full books instead. If it had been tightened and sold stars as one book, I would have given 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I understand why they do it but I don't care for it, especially when each installment is 70-ish pages. Excellent story that was well worth the money. BUT - this causes me to not want to get involved with other stories by this author if this is how they are released. Sorry - EXCELLENT story that was well written but HATED getting 70-ish pages dribbled out.
Reader_Kimmie More than 1 year ago
The first novella of a series; this does end in a cliffhanger.  Only for Him introduces us to the characters Grayson and Emma; they are in high school during this book.  This is a story of their love, their losses, and choices made.  Remember, this is a novella with a cliffhanger ending and will be continued with Only for Her.
Vickory More than 1 year ago
I felt like this was more of an outline to a story then an actual story. I understand that it is a novella however the events and characters in this first installment would benefit from being fully explored in detail rather than "glanced over".
Rhoduh55 More than 1 year ago
Only gave this 3 stars due to the fact this is a novella and you have to purchase 3 more books @ 2.99 each to get the whole story. I got this first one free but for those who didn't and want the whole story that's $12 for it. Feel that's a rip off. The story has a good line, too bad I won't buy the rest as won't support this kind of selling.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read, tugs at your heart strings. leaves you wanting to read the next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start to a series. Wish it was longer, but a good short read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this novella was so beautiful. I almost cried and it made me feel so sorry. I can't wait to read the next one!!!!!!!
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BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Emma and Grayson have known each since they were children but they are total opposites. Emma is a nerd and Grayson is popular and the most wanted guy in the school. Also Grayson is her brother’s best friend. But there is one problem: Emma is in love with him. Grayson’s life is not all it’s cracked up to be. In reality he is mistreated by his father and blames himself for his mother’s death. No one knows, not even Emma or her brother. But even with all this Grayson is in love with Emma. This is a novella and I hated where it left off but other than that the story was an excellent The emotion of Emma and Grayson are off the chart. A bit like a lot of books I have already read but still a really good story and well written. I recommend. **I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it crying
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
I am sad......Really sad.... Not because this book was horrible! Until I reached 90%, this book was just awesome! The story-line was perfect! I love the way the author intertwined bot characters -within 70 pages!!!! I was surprised, because normally it's very difficult to connect with such a short story. Grayson and Emma are both such lovely and likeable characters- I am really looking forward to read te second book! And now the reasons why I am so disappointed. After I reached the ~90 %, the story-line just didn't work out for me anymore. It just felt like a totally different story for me as there was a big cut which just changed everything . Totally different scenario in a totally different situation... For sure, this is explained in the second book. But even then - the change was so abrupt that I just hoped for some more pages which could have changed my thoughts for sure... Even then I am dying to get to know what happens in the second book!
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BookMama_1 More than 1 year ago
This was a really quick, cute read. Before I knew it, it was over and I was wanting to get my hands on the next one in the series. And it can't come soon enough! Emma and Greyson are so cute together. It helps that her brother is on board with things too. It's just everything else that gets in the way and keeps them apart. Possibly my forever. A book about young love. You won't be let down. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good....can't wait for the next installment. Definitely a cliffhanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG, Cristin Harber has done it again! Like all of Cristin's books. I couldn't stop. Once I finished I felt withdraw set in, but in a good way : ) Can't wait for the next installment of Grayson & Emma's story. I have read all of the Titan and Delta series books more than once, and I see myself doing the same with this series.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Novella! This is a great novella and a start to a new series! This is the first (teaser) book in the Only Series by Cristin Harber. I love the characters in this book Grayson and Emma. His is the popular captain of the team and she is the artsy, cute and way out of his league. But what Emma doesn’t realize is that Grayson is broken and hides his hell of a life. Emma ends up being his savior and the only girl he wants. I really enjoyed this novella and is easy to read in one sitting. But it does leave us with a cliffhanger. I am looking forward to the next book because I am dying to know what happens next.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Sami88 More than 1 year ago
Grayson has a secret that many suspect but no one questions it. He plays sports, has the attention of all the girls, and has two great best friends...Ryan and his sister Emma. But Emma is the one who gets him through the day. She is his light.  Emma is art nerdy and quiet. She's popular but only because of her brother and she has been in love with Gray for a long time.  It's a cliff hanger but it just simply was awesome. In the short pages this story happens you get so involved in it, it feels like a long novel instead. Which takes a lot of skill. I really really enjoyed this.
christokes More than 1 year ago
The perfect beginning.... Cristin Harber has an incredible talent for giving readers what they want and taking us on a great adventure, delving into a world of emotion, romance, passion, and life. This first installment to her new novella series is exactly what fans is Cristin’s writing have come to expect and I am excited to see where she takes our hero and heroine. ONLY FOR HIM is a beautiful story of first love. This love is deep, powerful, and something that will never truly die. As you read this novella, there is a story unfolding that will touch your heart. We watch a time hop that extends from young teens to graduated young adults, catching glimpses into the world of Grayson and Emma. This story was such a wonderful depiction of what first true love looks like. We see two characters that have known each other for a long time and their attraction and kinship is deep. When their romantic feelings are no longer able to be hidden and realization that those feelings are reciprocated, they embark on a sweet and beautiful path to discovery of what they look like as a couple. It is not easy though. Grayson comes from an extremely hard life and he wants to find an escape. He has always found his peace in Emma long before they ever became involved romantically.Watching these two struggle with who they are and what they want is emotional. When they can finally be together despite the harsh realities of their lives, it is perfect. Their love is sweet and adorable. I loved seeing them express those emotions with each other and finally take the next step. But it seems as though the realities of life and Grayson’s choices cut things short, leaving us wondering in the near future, what exactly happened to these two. ONLY FOR HIM is a fabulous beginning to a new series from Cristin. It is fresh, romantic, passionate, and meaningful. I am excited to see what happens after that ending and see where Grayson and Emma end up!
Mikki4ABookishEscape More than 1 year ago
4 first love, intense, page-turning stars! I knew going into Only for Him that it was going to be a novella. No matter how many novellas I read I will never get used to the fact that they end in nail biting cliffhangers!!! Holy Mother of cliffhangers baby!!! I was literally screaming ''Nooooooo!'' by the end of this one! Emma and Grayson have been best friends for a long time. They keep their feelings to themselves until they exchange a kiss that makes them want more. Grayson is close to Emma's family and he won't risk losing the only real family he's ever known, but the feelings he has towards Emma are stronger than anything he's ever felt. He needs her by his side. She is the light in his dark world. His Dad is abusive, his mom is gone and the only thing he wants is to escape in Emma's world because he never feels more alive than when he's with her. Emma has always known that Grayson has been hiding something. When she finds out what Grayson has been living all this time her heart is broken. He warns her to stay away, but how can you stay away from the person that means the world to you? Will they give their love a chance or will Grayson's dark secrets keep them apart? There is not much I can say without giving too much away. This is a novella after all, and it's really fast-paced. I connected with both these characters extremely fast. My heart broke for them at the end of this book. I always look at the release date of the next installment when the book ends in a cliffhanger. Thank God that the next one is in a few weeks!! I want my answers!!!! The last chapters of this book left me on the edge of my seat! I want to know what in the world happened!?!?!?! Emma and Grayson are such a wonderful couple. It's beautiful to see their love for each other. I felt all kinds of emotions while reading their story. Two best friends falling in love. I never get bored with these stories. No matter how many times authors write about it, I'll always add them to my TBR list. I really enjoyed this novella by Cristin Harber. I bought a few of her books from the Titan series that I did not get a chance to read yet. I'm definitely adding them to my short-term TBR list. I loved her writing style in Only for Him. We got the chance to get dual POV's, which is always a plus in my books. We get Emma's POV more often, but that does not mean that I connected less with Grayson. The chapters that were written from his POV are packed with impact! I need Only for Her like YESTERDAY!!!! Gah!!!!!!! I give, Only for Him, by Cristin Harber 4 first love, intense, page-turning stars!
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin Stars Love is patient, love understands and love will always be there.  This is the first book in the Only Series by bestselling author Cristin Harber. It is a story of friendship, love and pain. Ms. Harber sets the scene for an unforgettable love between two young lovers that finally acknowledge that they love each other, only to have it ripped away. Think about the most popular boy in high school and you will have a picture Grayson Ford.  Gray has always loved Emma Kingsley but has never felt worthy of her.  He tries to deny his feelings and keep her at arm’s length but with only weeks left before they graduate he decides to let her know how he feels.  But Gray has secrets that he keeps hidden deep inside and not even his best friend knows them.  Those secrets may destroy any chance he has with Emma and a HEA. Have you ever felt like a nerd?  Emma Kingsley thinks that she is the biggest nerd alive and that is all anyone sees when they look at her.  She has had a crush on her brother’s best friend for years and has dreamed that one day he would belong to her.  When Gray sends signals that he wants to be more than friends, Emma is confused.  How could he possibly want her?  He is so everything and she is just nerdy Emma. Is he really serious?  Or is this just a dream? Gray’s self-loathing pushes him to make decisions that could cost him the one thing he wants more than life, Emma. This novella is the beginning of their story and is a must read! Hero: Grayson Ford 4.5 stars Heroine: Emma Kingsley 4.5 stars Steam: 4.5 stars  Plot: 4.5 stars  Cliffhanger: Yes Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you want to read about forever love that loses its way, this is the book for you. It is a beautiful story that starts the tale of two young lovers that love deeply and want their HEA. It also sizzles with sexual tension and really hot sex. Would I recommend this author: Yes! When I see Cristen Harber’s name on a book, I grab it!  She is that talented and gifted a writer.  When it comes to creating the stories she shares with her readers each one is unique and her characters are like friends that you want to have. **Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***