REVIEW : If It’s Only Love by Lexi Ryan

I don’t regret much. 

Not my decision to enter the NFL draft before finishing college. 
Not fighting custody of my daughter—even if, biologically speaking, it turns out she’s not mine. 
And certainly not seducing my buddy’s little sister ten years ago. 

But when it comes to Shayleigh Jackson, my no-regrets attitude stops there. I screwed up royally where she’s concerned. Then I made another mistake when I let her shut me out of her life. 

Now after more than a decade living in different time zones, I’m coming home to Jackson Harbor. My first priority is getting my daughter away from the media circus in LA, but the moment I see Shay, I know I’ll stop at nothing to win her back.

So what if she won’t speak to me? So what if she’s changed? So what if she’s fallen for some douchebag professor? I’ve never gotten over her and I know she feels the same about me. I’ve let her go twice. I won’t make that mistake again.

This isn’t about me. It’s about you, and YOU deserve the love, the roses, the fucking fairytale. Don’t settle for less.


It’s time to head back to Jackson Harbor, this time it’s not for the Jackson brothers, but it’s for the only Jackson sister, Shayleigh. I have been waiting this book and her story since we first met her. I loved everything about her and Easton’s story. Their story is one that expands years and years and timing that never truly worked out.

There was so much complications, baggage and emotions between Easton and Shay. Their story was an angsty, slow burn. It was emotional, it was beautiful. It was full of heartache and love. There is no denying their chemistry was through the roof and seemed to only grow throughout the years.

I loved the flashbacks throughout this story, it was nice to see the entire Jackson family at different stages throughout the years. In the previous stories we heard stories, but it was nice to get these flashbacks.

I love Jackson Harbor, I love the Jackson family and I love all the other books in this series, but Shay’s may be my favorite. Her story was full of so much pain, heartbreak but also there is so much love and family in this. Her story proves that family is so so so much more than blood.

If you haven’t met the Jackson family you should. Each book can be read as a standalone but they are all MUST READS!


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