Only With You - Layla Hagen

Only With You

By Layla Hagen

  • Release Date: 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 89 Ratings

Description

Carter Sloane is famous for one thing: winning cases. He's sharp, astute, and always gets his way. In his private life, he's constantly fumbling his way around when it comes to raising his two nieces.

When he moves into a new office, he just can't take his eyes off the fiercely independent woman across the street. He'd love to touch and kiss that irresistible body.

Valentina "Val" Connor is proud of her booming fragrance company. If only she were half as successful in her love life… Between trusting the wrong men and sheer bad luck, Val is convinced she'll never find the one.

However, the sexy lawyer in the neighborhood with his sophisticated charm and sex-appeal is hell bent on proving to her that she's wrong. Val's senses warn her to stay away from men like him-even if her body is begging her to cave.

But when she finds out about Carter's nieces, she steps in to help, doting on them with love and care. She can't believe that the same man who is usually in control is completely in over his head with the girls.

But as Val and Carter grow closer, one thing is clear to him: He'd move mountains to make her happy, but with Val's career soaring, how can he ask her to commit to the chaos of his life?

Reviews

  • Wonderful story

    5
    By L.g.Texas
    Love this author. Realistic characters and storyline. Entertaining read filled with passion, humor and steamy romance. Could it put it down.
  • Only With You

    5
    By cathy.j
    Hard book to put down. Loved the story of Carter and Valentina and the entire Connor family. Would love to see another book after Jace’s story is done. The happy ever afters with everyone and all the new children.
  • Val and Carter

    4
    By TVasCV
    Val runs her own perfume company, Valentina’s Laboratories. She is also one of the oldest siblings that took care of things when their parents died. She meets Carter at Walter’s, the local coffee shop and is completely taken with him. Carter is a lawyer raising his two nieces, Peyton and April after his sister, Hannah, and brother-in-law passed away. This is a great romance story with some very sexy thrown in the mix. Val and Carter have great chemistry together. I am looking forward to the next book in this series! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
  • So much swoon!!

    5
    By KindleKat64
    Bring on the swoon! 5 Knight in Shining Armor Stars!! Carter Sloane is just amazing! Tall, dark and yes please! This adorable, vulnerable and super sexy man will absolutely steal your heart. Add in the fact that he is a successful attorney who is now raising his two nieces and rocking it and he is the perfect match for Valentina Connor. Valentina is one special lady! She is finally getting her HEA after years of working hard to raise her younger siblings and get her business off the ground. She deserves to be treated the way Carter treats her. They have amazing chemistry and are both strong characters on their own but together, wow! I love the breakfast meetings and of course that one time when she really needs him to that Carter steps in and saves the day!! Layla Hagen won my loyalty as a reader with her Bennett family series, but now with the Connor's she is never getting rid of me! As always this story has the right amount of everything a romance should have and Layla spins her words beautifully. The characters feel like friends and people you just want to be around, so of course you want to read their beautiful love story. The other family members interspersed throughout the story are like touching base with friends and family you have missed and haven't seen in a while. I absolutely love this book!
  • A well-written romance

    4
    By WendyR26
    I have enjoyed the previous Connor books and I couldn’t wait to read Val’s story. As one of the oldest-with her twin Landon-she was responsible for raising her four younger siblings. To me, Val had a tough exterior. Being a “mom” to her siblings can definitely bring that out and I wasn’t expecting a softer side. Boy was I wrong. In Only With You, I was able to see the other side of Valentina Connor-the warmer side. It was a perfect balance between a strong independent woman/business-owner and “mom” to the romance-loving, sweet woman. That balance showed the true Val. When Carter Sloane enters the picture, it was entertaining to see how he gets to Val and how he also gets Val. He was determined but he was also loving and caring to her. I enjoyed the progression of their relationship. There was a nice build-up of the interactions and banter and the steam. What I loved most about this book was the significant of family. Seeing the way Carter was with his nieces was endearing and I loved how Val seamlessly fit into their lives. Of course it is always great when the Connor siblings make appearances-it puts a smile on my face how much they love and care for each other. This was a great read about love between two people who were perfect for each other in every way. Carter and Val were fabulous characters and I enjoyed their love story. Only With You is a well-written balanced book. Layla is a great storyteller. I really hope Jace’s book is next-I’ve been waiting for that boy! :)
  • Insane chemistry

    5
    By Lbzoza
    One more Connor family member bites the dust when Val falls for Connor. Connor is an adorable attorney who has custody of his nieces. They have an insane amount of chemistry and a lot in common. This was such a sweet love story. I loved it.
  • Only With You

    5
    By penny42058
    I have loved every book I've read by Layla Hagen and Only With You is no exception. This story centers around Val and Carter. Carter moves his office near Val’s office and they meet at Walter’s coffee shop. The attraction is instantaneous, but Val doesn’t trust easily, since she just got through dating a cheater. Carter has custody of his two nieces and it helps Val and him bond, since she had to help with her siblings along with her twin, Landon. If you enjoy reading about books that have a strong family element, then you will love the Connor Family series. No spoilers, so grab your copy and see what happens on Val and Carter’s journey to their happily ever after.
  • A Must Read

    5
    By LNEbert
    **ARC in exchange for an honest review** Sigh, I've been waiting for Val's love story, and I wasn't disappointed! There is just something about the "head of the family" figure that has an explosive love story. Combine that with a hot uncle who has custody of his nieces and WHAM. Ladies and Gents, if you are looking for an easy read with a strong plot and characters that is relatable, add this to your cart. Layla made Val literally come to life for me. She does not disappoint.
  • Chemistry from start to finish

    5
    By ShashieD
    I’ve been waiting a long time for Val to finally meet her match. Carter, I believe, is the perfectly imperfect match for Val. Their chemistry is beyond comprehension. I loved it. It’s like their relationship is so natural and at the right time the universe put them together and they just can’t help it but be with each other. I’ve been doing reviews for Ms. Layla’s ARCs and honestly? I’ll always say every book is my favorite. Each story is unique on its own. Each story would touch your heart in a different way. In Val’s and Carter’s story, I relate more with Val and I think that’s why I love it so much. I see myself in Val’s character. But, seriously, the chemistry between these two can be felt from start to finish. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Only With You

    5
    By ronniej928
    OMG, I love the the back and forth between Val and Carter! The flirting was cute and awesome. Val is a very strong independent person and Carter is a provider and protector. They both have been through so much in there lives, and it’s amazing how they found each other. April and Peyton are something else. April’s spunkiness and Peyton’s shyness is so endearing. I just love them both. I so love their relationship with Val! They balance each other perfectly. This is another fantastic read of the Connor Family!!!!