Only the Positive
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.
Only the Positive is the first book in the Only You stand alone series and a first Elle Thorpe. This book was an emotional one throughout and kept me hanging on where the book was going, 2 characters both broken by incidents coming together to make themselves whole again.
Low and Reece are both young and have no expectations past a one-night stands, working together will make it harder but they both know the score and use sex as a crutch which leads to Low finding out that he has been exposed to a life altering health issue. When Low and Reece start to realise that their attraction and feelings towards each other are growing they lean on each other, they can only avoid their problems for so long and when it gets tough will they cut and run or stay and believe in the positives.
Low is a young gorgeous playboy, he uses his role at the bar to help him satisfy his needs one night at a time, he hides himself from everyone, he doesn’t feel like he deserves good things to happen to him, deep down he just wants the love and support of his family and friends. Reece is independent and believes that punishing herself is the answer to her problems, believing she has ruined a life she deprives herself from what she loves Education, Horses and most of all Family.
Low and Reece had that insta attraction, they have playful flirting that heats up with just a look and a touch. Even with Low’s health situation the attraction towards each other never faulters, they find a balance and when they finally come together they explode.
Elle’s writing was great throughout this book, giving you both POV’s which is always a bonus for me, I love knowing what each character is thinking and feeling. The way she wrote Low’s health issues was fantastic, I felt that she gave his character the perfect voice and showed the range of emotions that one would feel finding out his situation.
I enjoyed the plot of the book there was a lot of dark and sad moments throughout, the fun and playfulness of the minor character shone and I cannot wait to read more about them in the following books.
Writing Style: 4/5