#BookReview Only You by Kate Eberlen

One person is all it takes to change a lifetime . . . But how will you know if they’re the one?

Letty and Alf are the only English speakers at an Italian class in Rome, where they discover the language that really connects them is dance: Letty’s first love was ballet, while Alf was a junior ballroom champion. They come from different worlds, until the moment they waltz around the Piazza Navona, and everything changes. 

But one moment can’t change the past, and it’s clear that Alf and Letty still have their secrets. What caused them to leave their lives behind in England? And who, or what, are they running from? As their relationship deepens, it becomes harder and harder to tell the truth…

When the unthinkable happens, Letty returns to London and Alf to Blackpool. Will they spend their lives apart, or discover a future together?

My thoughts:

Thank you to Pan Books and Pan MacMillan for a review copy of this book – my thoughts are my own.

I enjoyed reading the opening chapters via the Readers First website and used my points to get a copy. Thankfully the publisher was still able to send out a copy before the global pandemic shut down most book warehouses.

I read this book when sat in the April sunshine in my garden. Kate Eberlen transported me to Rome, a place I have never actually visited. The detailed descriptions brought Rome to life as Alf and Letty started at the language school and explored Rome. I loved my virtual visit to Rome and hope to visit in the future (and sample some of the delicious food that was mentioned too).

The book is in three parts, the time in Rome, what happened to Alf and to Letty before Rome, and what happens after Rome. The story is well written and covers so many different areas of relationships, covering family dynamics, friendships and romance. I don’t want to give any spoilers – this is a book to relax into and to enjoy the storytelling.

I hadn’t read Kate’s previous book (Miss You), but have added it to my Kindle today. Only You is definitely a 5 star read for me – a book I have talked about to friends and family and that I’m happy to recommend.

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