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Nov 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway: Only for You by Genna Rulon

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Hi everyone! Krishna here! Welcome to Journey with Books! We're featuring Ms. Genna Rulon's Only for You. If you want to know more about this intriguing New Adult romance, just read on. Aside from my review of this book, there's a giveaway for all of you down below.

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Title:   Only for You (For You #1)
Author:  Genna Rulon
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:  September 24, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Book Blurb:

“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.

Note:  Although this is series, each novel can be read as a stand alone.

Krishna's Thoughts
Only for You is the first work of Genna Rulon I've read and I must say that I absolutely loved it. It's a novel that is full of romance, friendship, and fun without sacrificing it's depth.

Everyone at Hensley University was scared because there were several attacks that plague the girls of their university. They were scared that they could be next. So, Sam and Everleigh decided to enroll in a self defense class. 

And in there they met the mysterious Hunter, their martial arts instructor. But because of Everleigh's untimely sarcastic humor, she was scolded and sent out publicly. She was embarrassed and she absolutely hated Hunter. 

Unfortunately, it seems Everleigh and Hunter are destined to deal with each other because he's enrolled as a student in some of her classes.

Everleigh Carsen is a delightful character. She's full of wit and she doesn't let the bad things in life beat her. Hunter is mysterious and intriguing but  also funny and sweet. He's also the alpha male but within reasons and I liked that about him. He's protective and just adorable. 

The romance and the feels that this book evokes are so good. I really loved Ev and Hunter's journey from being nemesis to being friends to being the best of friends to falling in love. I loved the process. And their interactions are absolutely hilarious and fun and sexy. It's the type of romance that wouldn't bore you out nor would make your cringe with its cheesiness. Nope. This is the type of romance a reader would enjoy and have fun reading.

 I also loved Sam and Ev's friendship. I admire their love and dedication for each other. Their sisterhood is one of the best parts of this book. 

The suspense part of the books is nice too. I'm glad that it was just in the right range. It doesn't over power the book. It was there but it doesn't overthrow the other nice side plots which is good.


Only for You is definitely in my good reads list this year. I can absolutely recommend this book to any reader who are into fun romance reads that has depth in the plot. It wasn't all fluff, this book maybe full of fun, wit and romance but it also has enough angst to keep you on your toes. After reading this book, Ms. Genna Rulon may have just entered my fave authors list. I will definitely watch out for this author because she could be a household name when it comes to writing romance in the future.

About the Author:

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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