Only You

Only You

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/04/2020
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From the author of Miss You comes Kate Eberlen's impossibly romantic second novel, Only You.

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?

'The book we all need right now. Charming, tender, funny – and sweet without being sickly, like the very best gelato – it's utterly glorious escapism.' – Veronica Henry, author of A Wedding at the Beach Hut

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509819911
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 302g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 33 mm

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Only You
Not just a romance story
This book begins like a classic romance of 'do they or don't they get' together but it turns into so much much. With the majority of the story taking place... READ MORE
Melanie Greaves
Only You
Home or Away
A first impression review, on the first 3 chapters Italy, a beautiful, romantic country for a love story. The first few chapters set the scene well and we... READ MORE
Only You
Surprised Me!
I loved this book, devouring it in one sitting! I don't normally enjoy books like this finding the characters flimsy however this book was nothing like tha... READ MORE
Georgia Ball
Only You
Beautiful story about love, Italy and dance.
Under the current climate, this is a great book for a bit of escapism! It's a nice story about Alf and Letty, who are both British and meet in an Italian c... READ MORE
Charlotte Young
Only You
It was an excellent read that kept me hooked, highly recommended
An excellent story, poignant and engrossing. I liked the plot, full of twists and turns, the great characters and the setting. It was an excellent read tha... READ MORE
Only You
Lovely Read
Only You was such a lovely read. I particularly enjoy reading books where we have multiple narrators taking turns to tell the story so this was perfect for... READ MORE
Sara Scott
Only You
Beautiful Story
A beautifully written book, characters are all strong and the plot had many twists and turns to keep the reader enthralled. Letting and Alf are the two mai... READ MORE
Jane Bell
Only You
Love story
What a sweet telling story! Who doesn’t love a romantic story? A lovely couple who meet up become good friends and what to take it further. She has eyes on... READ MORE
Heather Chapman
Only You
An easy, happy read
This book is a lovely feel good read. It won’t stretch your mind but it is well written with an interesting, if somewhat farfetched, plot. The ending is a ... READ MORE
Lisa Mattin
Only You
A good read for younger readers.
My score is more 3.5 than 3 and I'm sure I would have scored it higher if I'd been what I think is the target market for the book. Letty is 21 and Alf 19 a... READ MORE
Careena Bruen
Only You
Lovely Read
This book is such a lovely read, based in part in Rome it is very evocative of the city and its romance and beauty. The two main characters, Alf and Letty... READ MORE
A Upton
Only You
I really enjoyed reading this story
I really enjoyed reading this story, it was so real. Love and loss, joy and sorrow, fear and redemption altogether in one great story. Loved the conclusio... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
Only You
From the synopsis, I had a feeling that this was going to be my kind of book. It sounded right up my street. I remember thinking the same thing about Kate ... READ MORE
Only You
The perfect summer read
Only You is the story of Letty and Alf, two young people from different worlds who travel to the enchanting city of Rome to escape their lives back home in... READ MORE
Claire Jones
Only You
A warm romance
Only you tells the story of Alf and Letty, a boy from Blackpool and a girl from London, who have both run away to Rome to try and forget what they are runn... READ MORE
Rebecca Bryant
Only You
Romantic and heart-felt
This is such a romantic and lovely novel, I loved every part of the story. The writing and pacing is really good and keeps you intrigued throughout the who... READ MORE
Komal Rani
Only You
Gorgeously romantic to escape into
This was a gorgeously romantic book featuring Alf and Letty who both end up in Rome at an Italian language school with their own baggage, but fall in love ... READ MORE
Caroline Tiller
Only You
Pure escapism....loved it
The story of Alf and Letty starts off with them meeting in Italy at a language school where they are there to start a new life and forget about the past. B... READ MORE
Nicola  Albinson
Only You
Lovely read
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 F... READ MORE
Karen  Kingston
Only You
A Stunningly Romantic Read!
Such a beautiful novel! Romantic, but not soppy - if you know what I mean - and definitely not a story easily forgotten. Letty and Alf both join a class i... READ MORE
Only You
I struggled to put the book down!
This book follows the love story of Letty and Alf. Since the day they met in Rome, whilst both escaping the struggles of their lives back in England, spark... READ MORE
Louise  Pharo
Only You
Kate Ebberlen has done a fantastic job of making two very different but extremely well rounded characters in Alf and Letty. We get a good introduction to t... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
Only You
A slow burner, but a good un!
Two young souls meet in Rome and end up striking up a friendship which turns to an intense romance. With a dance background behind both of them, music and ... READ MORE
Only You
I was sent this book by readers first and I loved it! It was beautifully written and I fell in love with the characters, with Rome and the Italian Language... READ MORE
Georgia Purcell
Only You
Let Alf and Letty show you Rome, romance, dance...and more! Loved it.
Letty and Alf take turns to narrate this book, which gives it an interesting, balanced perspective. The timeline switches from present to past, and back ag... READ MORE
Hilary Patterson-Knowles
Only You
Wonderfully romantic
Only you is a wonderful book, cleverly written in three parts, it follows the lives of Letty and Alf. Both characters are loveable and flawed enough to be ... READ MORE
Angie Holdsworth
Only You
Just beautiful
I received a copy of this book from readers first in exchange for an honest review. This is not a paid review, nor has it been influenced in any way, shape... READ MORE
Danielle Tongue
Only You
Fantastic didn’t want to put it down
Fantastic book, didn’t want to put it down. The characters really bring the story to life. Both Alf and Letty bring their own story and Prospective which... READ MORE
Rebecca Bambi
Only You
A mistake..if only
This was a book I wasn't quite sure if I would like. It is written in such a way that you really want to just see just what will happen next so I read it f... READ MORE
Only You
Blackpool, Spain, dance, romance
picked up this book because it had one of my favourite cities in it and my home town. The story did not disappoint. Learning about Rome from a different pe... READ MORE
Helen Wilkinson
Only You
Nice read
Set in Italy and Blackpool this book follows the lives of two younger adults who meet and fall in love almost instantly. The second half of the book had me... READ MORE
Katie Taylor
Only You
An amazing read
This was an amazing read, I was gripped all the way through, with the twists and turns of emotional turmoil of two people who should be together. Alf and ... READ MORE
Only You
Light hearted
I'm not one hundred percent sure that I am the target demographic for Only You but I decided to give it a go anyway - always good to expand one's horizons ... READ MORE
Peter Christie
Only You
This book is like no other I have ever read and I feel in love with the characters straight from the get go. I have never been into romance novels but was ... READ MORE
Rachel Alexander
Only You
A delightful story for lockdown!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book because, judging it by the cover, it would be easy to make an assumption that it’s a rather lightweight, ... READ MORE
Linda Hepworth
Only You
A very enjoyable read
Oh wow this one was such a light, easy and enjoyable read. From the cover and description I just knew it was a book I would get lost in and escape our curr... READ MORE
Alice Dixon
Only You
This book has such a cleverly told story. It is split into three parts the first and last as present and the middle as a delve into the past to set up the ... READ MORE
Lucy Mangan
Only You
I want to go to Italy!
I haven't read a romance book for a while as I've been hooked on other genres, however I thought that it would be a nice change. WOW... I think this book i... READ MORE
Jade Hall
Only You
Not enough oomf
Maybe I haven’t given this one enough of my time or patience, but I really struggled with this story line. It was very slow paced, a lot of pussy footing a... READ MORE
Hazel Tyson
Only You
Lovely setting and some nice little twists
There is a lot about this book to love - beautiful descriptions of Rome and some nice little twists. Not to mention some lovely moments between characters.... READ MORE
Only You
A sweet, charming and funny romantic fiction. Kate Eberlen’s previous book, Miss You, was a bestseller and Only You is equally as good. The description of ... READ MORE
Claire Weston
Only You
Only You by Kate Eberlon
With thanks to Netgalley, Pigeonhole, the publishers and the author for the arc. An enjoyable read by Kate Eberlen, Only You is a story of two people who m... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Only You
Only You by Kate Eberlen
With thanks to Netgalley, Pigeonhole, the publishers and the author for the arc. An enjoyable read by Kate Eberlen, Only You is a story of two people who m... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Only You
A gorgeous romance
A gorgeous romance with a few twists set in Rome, Blackpool and London. The main Italian location is what personally sets this book up as being so romantic... READ MORE
J Bevs
Only You
Haven’t read it yet
I am a sucker for some romance and also lovers that have a mysterious past. From the segment I have read I can not wait for this book to come out. The thin... READ MORE
Wiktoria Stopinska
Only You
heartwarming cosy read
This was a lovely heart-warming read especially during the current situation and while shielding. This is the first of this authors books I have read and I... READ MORE
helen appleby
Only You
An amazing read
This was an amazing read, I was gripped all the way through, with the twists and turns of emotional turmoil of two people who should be together. Alf and ... READ MORE
Only You
A romantic story
Only You is a really enjoyable book that was very easy to read. Right from the start I was invested in the characters and interested in finding out more ab... READ MORE
Chloe Reid
Only You
I thought that this was a really interesting and sweet book. It started off a little slow for but I liked that about it as it gave me more time to get to k... READ MORE
Only You
Tender and charming
Letty and Alf meet in Rome at an Italian class. Alf is immediately bewitched and intrigued by Letty. She is quiet and reserved, but as they begin to spend ... READ MORE
Louise Barber
Only You
Should Have Stayed In Rome
I struggled with this book, in all honesty I am struggling with reading in general at the moment and it has to be something exceptional to really grab and ... READ MORE
Marjorie Odonnell
Only You
A Gorgeous Setting
Due to the current global situation, a book that could take me away from home was ideal. I loved the gorgeous descriptions of the Italian setting, it was s... READ MORE
Emma Watson