Review: Only Mine by Laura Pavlov (Honey Mountain #5)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
Laura Pavlov takes readers back for one last visit--well, at least as far as this series is concerned--to Honey Mountain with the fifth and final book, Only Mine. Dare I say that she saved the best for last? Yep, I totally dare because Dylan Thomas and Wolfgang Wayburn are the poster children (couple?) when it comes to the enemies-to-lovers trope! She's THIS close to snagging a dream job as the new chief legal for the San Francisco Lions. She knows she's qualified and more than capable of becoming part of the professional hockey team's organization. As impressed as the current team owner and chief legal may be with Dylan, however, the owner's son--and heir apparent as far as the team is concerned--isn't as taken with the spitfire lawyer. Sure, their first meeting was more cutting than cute, but Wolf left as much an impression on Dylan as she did on him. Now, they need to work together, meaning keeping things professional, but that's easier said than done, especially when trying to be nice isn't quite as fun as being very naughty.
The tension was strong with these two, and I was all for it. I knew going into this book that Dylan wasn't going to be some simpering and hapless heroine desperately in need for the hero to sweep in and give her purpose. She's always spoken her mind while keeping her heart under wraps, but Wolf was someone who didn't hesitate to tell her exactly what he thought and felt. These two were as entertaining as they were endearing. Their personalities were both quite strong, especially in the first few chapters, but once those walls that they had were taken down brick by brick, I could see even more clearly why they would work together as a couple beyond the physical. While being a fairly lighthearted read, there was a bit of angst in the story. Nothing overwhelming, more like that perfect dash to take things to an even more engaging read. All in all, I loved Dylan and Wolf's story and happily caught up with the four other Thomas sisters, the men they fell in love with, and the families they created. I'll miss them all! Only Mine gets five stars.
Read my reviews for the Honey Mountain series:
Always Mine (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Ever Mine (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Make You Mine (book three) - five stars - My Review
Simply Mine (book four) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Only Mine (book five) - five stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 15 December 2022
Date Read: 11 December 2022
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