It's Only Love - Marie Force

It's Only Love

By Marie Force

  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 109 Ratings)


The new Green Mountain Romance from the New York Times bestselling author of And I Love Her.

Ella Abbott has long been secretly in love with Gavin Guthrie. A few recent encounters have only added to her infatuation, especially the kiss they shared at her sister’s wedding. It doesn’t matter to Ella that Gavin is in a bad place. He says there’s no hope for a future with him, that he has nothing to offer her. But all Ella cares about is the love she feels.

It’s been seven long years since Gavin lost his brother. He’d kept himself under control and moving forward until his brother’s beloved dog died and his brother’s widow re-married. Since then, he’s been drinking, fighting, and even getting arrested. It seems the only time his demons leave him alone is when Ella is around.

Gavin knows it wouldn’t be fair to drag Ella into his darkness, but when she inserts herself into his life, what choice does he have but to allow her to soothe his aching heart?


  • It's Only Love

    By RedKim916
    Marie done it again with another amazing story. Gavin and Ella have heated passionate romance! So sweet!
  • Great, emotional read

    By AllRomanceReader
    I felt like I'd been run over by an emotional Mack truck when I finished this book. Marie Force does creates an emotional journey that takes the reader right along with the characters. Gavin is a fantastic, complex character. The author really nailed what it's like to be drowning in grief. But Gavin's grief went deeper because it was intermingled with misplaced guilt. I really liked watching how Ella navigated the beginnings of their relationship, especially since both of them quickly admitted that while the relationship was new, the feelings weren't. Their feelings went back years and it just took them this long to be ready to embrace them. Their relationship was messy, complicated, and intense and perfect for both of them. The one and only struggle I had with their relationship was Gavin continuing to promise that he wouldn't walk away, that he would always be there. Where he was in his grief journey and their relationship, I felt it would have been better for him to promise to try. Both of these characters are driven intensely by their emotions and as such, it's got to be difficult for either of them to make promises that they won't be driven by those emotions to make poor decisions. I appreciate how the author included both Gavin and Ella's family in their relationship. It was no surprise to see the Abbott parents, as they are an integral part of the Green Mountain series, but I really liked how Gavin's parents were brought into the story and how Gavin's father, especially, helped Gavin work through all of the feelings he was having. In true Marie Force fashion, the Abbott siblings play a role in Gavin and Ella's story. We get to check in with the ones who have already found their happily-ever-after, and teased with those that haven't. And there was definitely some "Abbott brother" intimidation of Gavin as he was navigating his relationship with Ella - and it was delightful and fun to watch. This family loves each other, protects each other, and closes ranks when they need to. We've been getting to know the Abbott's in each book and by the time a character's book comes out, we can't wait to see how they find their happily-ever-after. Such is the case with It's Only Love. Another wonderful addition to the Green Mountain series.
  • Love It!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    By Day728
    Just loved Gavin and Ella's story so sweet and hot! 😍
  • Ella's happy ending.

    By Broeii
    I loved this book so much. Marie's tribute to the fallen soldiers was very touching and emotional. It was so good to see Ella get her happy ending. It also followed up on all the other characters too so you can see their lives moving along as well. She is by far my favorite author. I recommend her books to people all the time.
  • Great!

    By Christy74441
    Gavin and Ella's story was so sweet and sexy and at times sad but you really learn about Gavin's grief. It was an excellent read and I can't wait till the next one.
  • Gavin and Ella sitting in a tree❤️❤️❤️

    By Sophia14443
    Oh how I love an emotional damaged man and the women who know they can heal them! This story was beautifully written but I expect nothing less from Marie Force!! She has a way of putting you into the mindset of both main characters so you feel everything they cry laugh and love right along with them. Ella has a beautiful soul and so much love to give. Gavin thinks he's beyond repair but holds out hope that Ella will be the one person who can bring him out of the dark dank hole that he's been in since his brother died. Amazingly sexy love scenes that leave you fanning yourself without being gratuitous. Thank you Marie for giving me a few days of happy while I loose myself in your amazing stories that stay with me long after I've finished.
  • Faith. Hope. Love

    By Lisaduhaime
    I think many of us can relate to the emotions of Its only love. I couldn't wait to read their love story,it is a very special one Marie's stories are more than that for many readers they become family. Read this ,read all of them!!!! We all need faith,hope and love and maybe a trip to Vermont . Lisa