Only For You (For You #1) by Genna Rulon

If you walk away from this read with anything at all it will be the tools and the knowledge needed to keep yourself safe. Only for You is a romance and so much more.

It’s a story of roommates in college nearing graduation and living with the fear of a potential serial rapist/murder on the loose.  A school sponsored self-defense class is where the roommates meet the hotty instructor Hunter. Everleigh, in an attempt to bring levity, is caught joking around and is asked to leave. Making an example out of her, Hunter tosses Everleigh out.  Teary eyed Everleigh decides to shake it off and get ready her first class of the semester.

Well looky who is sitting behind Everleigh in class……. Uh huh. You got it - Hunter. This begins the cat and mouse of enemies, friends, and wannabe lovers.  With the mystery of who could be after the woman of Hensley University, everyone is a potential suspect. The girls start to question motives and actions of those around them. Hunter becomes a fixture in the girl’s lives and a constant monitor.

I like the overall story very much. The girls are great, the chemistry between Hunter and Everleigh was spot on, and the mystery keeps you guessing right up until the end. My only criticism would be to tone down on the info. At times I felt like I was reading a pamphlet instead of a romance. If you want to give a girl heading off to college a subtle safely lesson with a hint of romance and mystery, this is your book. It really is a great start to a new series.

All in all 4 STARS for romance, info and mystery.

Given by the Author in exchange for an honest review
Release Date TODAY September 24, 2013

 “In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!”

All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she carefully planned.

When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar by her best friend, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, a tempestuous relationship is born.

Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate—that fickle shrew—continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she declares Hunter an enemy combatant. The only complication…Hunter is resolutely pursuing vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.

Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption—brimming with intelligent characters, witty dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.

• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Only For You is the first book in the For You series by Genna Rulon. Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone novel.

Quotes from Only For You

“When someone tells you something about themselves you don’t want to hear—believe them.”

"You’re going to listen to me, and for once you’re going to hear what I say and not read between lines that aren’t there.”

“I was a fool, alone, preparing to do what every fool did at such times—I was going to a bar to drink myself smart.”

“He had a skull and crossbones label on him, but I drank his poison nevertheless and loved it; now I needed an antidote.”

“If you don’t remember your value, no one else will. Don’t ever settle, Ev. You’re far too precious a treasure to squander.”

"You'll continue to be a bitch no matter what, but I'm glad you aren't a callous, self-absorbed one."

“I stepped off the merry-go-round for a reason. It made me dizzy and I kept ending up in the same spot. It may have been fun for a short ride, but was never headed anywhere.”

"Jose had loosened my tongue; curse him, the ninety proof bastard."

"We played hot potato with my heart—me throwing it to him, him tossing it back to me. Every time the music stopped, I was always the one holding my bruised organ."

Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.

During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.

Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

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Pieces For You (For You Series #2) Will be released December 2013

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