If It's Only Love

If It's Only Love by Lexi Ryan Book Summary

From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance in the bestselling Boys of Jackson Harbor series. Meet single dad Easton Connor as he leaves the NFL and returns to Jackson Harbor to fight for another chance with the love of his life.


I don’t regret much. 

Not my decision to enter the NFL draft before finishing college. 
Not fighting for 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 keeping my daughter away from the media circus in Los Angeles, but the moment I see Shay, I know something else brought me back here. Now 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.

If It's Only Love and all other books in this series can be read as standalones, but you'll enjoy reading them together.

The Boys of Jackson Harbor
1 - The Wrong Kind of Love (Ethan’s story)
2 - Straight Up Love (Jake’s story)
3 - Dirty, Reckless Love (Levi’s story)
4 - Wrapped in Love (Brayden’s story)
5 - Crazy for Your Love (Carter’s story)
6 - If It’s Only Love (Shay’s story)

If It's Only Love by Lexi Ryan Book Reviews

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- Obsessed5 star

I bought this book a week ago and I e already read it twice. I can’t wait to read more by her!

- Great!5 star

I absolutely loved this book!!!! I’m not always a big love sappy book kind of girl but this one was good and kept me wanting to read.

- Love!!!5 star

I loved this book so much I wish I wouldn’t have finished it so fast! I want to read more!!

- If It’s Only Love5 star

Loved this book! Can’t wait to read more!

- Love it!!5 star

I couldn’t stop reading this book when I started it. I need to read more on Shay and Easton!!

- Love5 star

This was a great book! I read it too fast. I’d love to hear more about shay and Easton and their adventure in love and family

- I haven’t finished a book in YEARS .. until now !5 star

I found the preview of this book on a facebook ad and quickly ran to download it. I read it for hours on end, I only stopped to sleep. It took my about two days .. but by far my favorite book right now. JUST READ IT 😍

- Great read.5 star

Loved the book! I totally fell in love with all the characters from the first chapter. I finished it in less than two weeks!

- A must read!!5 star

I literally could not put this book down! I started reading this book on Facebook but ended buying the book through my Apple account. It took me 4 hours to read it!! I WANT MORE!!

- Hooked5 star

So I stumbled on this book on Facebook that gave me a preview, and I was hooked. Seven hours later and I finished the book in one seating. I’m always super emotional so I’ve definitely shed some tears while reading these last seven hours. I finished the book wanting more and looking into other works by Lexi Ryan, can’t wait to read more.

- Love it5 star

Amazing book ! I

- Love it!5 star

I am NOT a reader. I’m also not usually a girl who loves sappy cheesy love stories. But I loved this book and read it in 2 days. Such a relatable story while making you want to read more and more to find out what happens next.

- Amazing5 star

Couldn’t put it down!

- “Love love love”5 star


- My heart is full.5 star

I read this in a day! I can’t even tell you the last time ive actually read a book all the way through. It was wonderful. Happy. LOVE🖤

- Amazing. Just read it!5 star

Was not look for a book but found this on fb. Downloaded it and could not put it down. I want to know more about Shays story. I read it within a 24 hour span. So worth it. I can’t lie I cried a few time. That’s the power of a good book.

- Great read!4 star

Absolutely loved the entire book. The only thing I wish could have been different is the baby not belonging to George. There was so much disgust felt toward him that it was kind of sad to me.

- Incredible!5 star

I went through so many emotions reading this book! Tears of pain as I felt Shay’s pain and rejection. Tears of joy when life was too perfect for her. Anger, betrayal and love is all mixed into a perfect cocktail in this crazy roller coaster of emotional story. I could not put the story down and had to know what each chapter brought.

- Ygh1 star

I was hoping for something amazing. The into to the book just seemed fantastic. I absolutely adored Ethan and Nic's story ad was hoping for something just as good. But I did not get what I wished for. This book was too long and Shays character really bothered me. By refusing to give Easton the time of day it created way to may issues. Don’t waste your money of this book.

- Love Jackson Harbor5 star

Oooohhhh what a story!! I was waiting for Shay's story! The only sister in the Jackson clan and she was quite the enigma in the previous books! The flow of this story is spectacular, the way the story flashes back to the past between Easton and Shayleigh is smooth and easy to follow.  It brings more to their story and what a rollercoaster it is. Easton and Shayleigh have a rough relationship.  Time and distance, circumstances beyond their control forces them to separate.  But beyond space and time the love between these two is epic. Shayleigh, oh this girl...I wanted to hug her hard.  I wanted to be her best friend.  She has some severe insecurities and that unfortunately rules how she moves forward in the future. She is so hard headed and I wanted to shake her too! Easton, this fella well I was swooning hard over.  He tries to do the right thing but at what cost?  He is admirable and yes he has made some mistakes but he tries to own up to them and move forward. Ms. Ryan has created a world and a cast of characters that are so believable and honest!  Jackson Harbor is a town I would love to live in! And the Jackson family? Well I want to be an honorary member! Get you hands on this angsty, twisty love story! You won't be sorry!

- If it’s Only Love by Lexi Ryan5 star

Lexi Ryan has created another scorching & heartwarming love story about the Jackson family! She never disappoints & I loved her latest novel in the series about Shay & Easton’s passion facing obstacle after obstacle life puts in their path! You won’t be sorry - purchase your copy of If it’s Only Love today! The entire series is wonderful, well worth your time. One question for the author - will there be another novel set in Jackson Harbor? C. Ryan Florida

- Review: Boys of Jackson Harbor 6: If It’s Only Love5 star

If It's Only Love by Lexi Ryan is the sixth book in her Boys of Jackson Harbor series. Finally - we get the story of the Jackson sister, Shayleigh and a lifetime friend of the boys, Easton Connor. This story is ripe with missed opportunities, bad timing, and cruel fate. But it also chock-full of love, hope, heat, and second (and third or fourth) chances. Easton being four years older than Shay already had their timing off while they were all growing up together but that didn't stop either one of them from harboring a secret crush for the other. By the time Shay was old enough for Easton to honestly pursue he had been drafted to the NFL and was miles away from Michigan in LA. With a few chance meetings and hopeful encounters through the years they slowly learned that their timing was off but finally, finally, Easton is back and he's home in Jackson Harbor to stay. His goal? To finally show Shayleigh what she truly means to him. But, will she be able to get past all the hurt? Enjoy!

- Angsty, second chance4 star

I took some time to think before starting this review. I have some very strong feelings and was thinking I needed to cool down before writing it. I will start by saying If it’s only love is a really well written friends to lovers story. I love the Jackson family! Shay Jackson is a wonderful character that I LOVE. She comes from a loving family, but she was always so hard on herself. My heart ached for her! I started reading this story one night and hated to put it down, but I had to go to sleep. I dreamt about this story because I kept thinking about it while trying to go to sleep. I was anxious to get back to it the following day. So, this was definitely a good story. My issue is the main guy character, Easton. I was expecting to love him, but I didn’t like him at all. I initially thought I hated him. But hate is a really strong word and he wasn’t really a bad guy per se. But I hated the way he treated Shay. He claims he loved her since he was 21, but he sure didn’t treat her the way you would treat someone you loved. If that’s his version of love, I want no part of it. He always treated her as an after thought. He put everyone else in front of her and her happiness. It really broke my heart. I know he wanted to be a good father and do what was best for his daughter, but I don’t think he did. It doesn’t make sense to me to marry someone you don’t love and try to make it work. Especially, when there is a person out there that you do love. Maybe people in he real world do this all the time. I don’t know. All I do know is that it doesn’t make sense to me and I didn’t like it. I think Shay deserved better. I love Lexi Ryan and everything she writes and I’m not giving this book a low rating because it is a well written book. But I did deduct points for my feelings. And I’m sure I’m on the minority with my issues. Everyone else will probably love Easton. But I couldn’t write an honest review and not include how it made me feel.

- Best of the series5 star

Can’t believe it’s over. I need more Jacksons!!

- Finally getting Shayleigh’s story – and Lexi does not disappoint!5 star

Finally getting Shayleigh’s story – and Lexi does not disappoint! Shay has known she has been in love with her brother’s best friend Easton since she was a kid. Knowing that her feelings would never be reciprocated, she always kept her feelings inside. But as she gets older, Easton starts to be more blatant with how he feels about her, and that earns him a threat from Shay’s brother. After Easton gets drafted into the NFL, the pair continues to keep in touch and further their exploration of feelings in secret moments in time. But after a surprise pops up in Easton’s life, Shay severs their semblance of a relationship and tries to forget him and her feelings. After years of being away from home, Easton finally decides to not only move back home, but also go after who he’s always wanted – Shayleigh – but she’s not an easy sell, especially with their past. Throughout this book, we see Easton trying to make up for how he handled their past and show Shay that he wants the real deal with her, until Shay’s past comes back to haunt them. Wow this book was so much I didn’t realize I needed in Shay’s storyline. Being the only girl in addition to the end of the series and siblings, I really wasn’t sure where Lexi was taking this but I was NOT disappointed! The added level of twists and turns in this storyline made me want to jump in and shake this couple because it seemed that every time they got close to defining a relationship, something happened to ruin it in one way or another. My heart bled for Shay and the situation she gets into in this book, which might be the only thing I had a hard time with, but other than that I adored this book. After reading all the others in this series, this was a great ending to this family and I’ll miss them so! Another hit from Lexi, and I can’t wait to see what’s next! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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krys2804 - Loved this!5 star

I stayed up all night bingeing this book! I really loved it, it is a nice romance story that’s well written! I’ve already read it a second time

Sugarbaker18 - Couldn’t Put it down!!!5 star

I read this book in two days and haven’t done that in years! So amazing - I felt like I was Shay! I finished the book and I’m longing for more... Every emotion was felt reading this novel!

Mum6 - WoW5 star

I started reading a snippet of this from FB then had to find this book to continue reading it....love love love the characters, can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

OliveTeero - Loved it!5 star

I loved that way more than I expected to. I haven’t read any other books of this author, and I found a sample of this on an add on FB for one of those trashy pay per chapter apps. I’ve been sucked in by those before and wasn’t going there again, but eventually found myself thinking of the sample and googling and found it on here. It was way more engaging than I expected and I loved how the timeline moved around. I’m going to go back and read it again now I have the knowledge of how it plays out. And probably go through the authors back catalogue too 😅

Shanihurms - It’s Only Love1 star

I’ve really enjoyed all the stories in this series with Shay’s being most anticipated. It was the one I enjoyed the least. Shay was left heart broken twice and when she found out she was pregnant to another man Easton had to think about it? Not good enough to prove to the women he left twice he loved her. Even when he found out his daughter wasn’t biologically his, he stayed and Shay was his last priority. Shay’s story deserved better. There was no relationship story between his daughter and Shay. There was more build up in relationships between Lilly and Noah with gaining step parents in previous books. The book dragged on and the end while there will be another book to read for Colton and Veronica’s story ended way to soon to form any idea of how the future will turn out.

Kelsey.anthony1234567 - This book got me reading again for the first time in years5 star

I LOVED this book. It’s such a feel good novel and I am now knee deep in the rest of the series. I love how this novel works as a stand alone novel, without ruining the prior books in the series. Lexi writes beautifully. I am really thankful for the escape into Shay and Eastons world.

Jaxwright57 - Loved it5 star

This is book 6 in The Boys if Jackson Harbor series and even though it’s the last book in the series it can certainly be read as a stand-alone, I can say this hand on heart because I haven’t read all the previous books but I will be going back to play catch up as soon as time permits. This is a story spanning over time and it will touch you on so many levels because those years cover every emotion you ever want to feel. It’s a book full of regrets and doubts but it’s also full of love and happiness as love takes its toll when time and distance comes into play. This is single dad Easton Connor and Shayleigh Jackson’s story and let’s be honest it’s going to take a special type of man to win Shay and her 5 brothers over. Easton has returned to Jackson Harbor with his daughter to start over and he can’t wait to reconnect with the Jackson’s the family he missed the most when he moved away but will they welcome him with open arms after all its going to take time to win their trust and love back.... This book has it all second chance romance, a single dad, great characters with sizzling chemistry and a well written beautiful love story. All I can say is Shay and Easton are taking chances why don’t you and one click this great read you won’t be disappointed .

Erin Lewis aka Maimeo's - So good5 star

I know this is hard to believe, but this is my first book by Lexi Ryan and I cannot understand how that could be. From start to finish, I was captivated by the story that she wove, drawn in, I had a hard time putting this one down when real life got in the way. Although the last book in the series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone, but I am off to one click the rest of the books in the series ASAP as I loved the dynamics of the whole Jackson family. This is Shayleigh Jackson ( the only sister of the 5 Jackson brothers) and single dad Easton Connor’s story. Returning to live in Jackson Harbor with his daughter, Easton cannot wait to be immersed in the lives of those he loves the most, the Jackson family and if fate allows him, to earn another chance with the woman he has always loved, Shay. The chemistry between Easton and Shay is off the charts and I had many swoon worthy moments with Easton. The drama and angst is real and the tension, heartache and healing was palpable. This was a well written story of love, friendship, family and second chances, of taking a leap of faith and of believing in yourself. I loved Easton and Shay and found them easy to relate to as I did the secondary characters. Can Easton and Shay get over the mistakes of the past and in doing so finally get the happily ever after together that they deserve? One click and find out.

Marina Skinner - Profoundly beautiful!5 star

Where do I even begin..... How do I convey how this book made me feel?! So much, just so very much! The words captured my heart as well as my attention and I just couldn’t put it down! I haven’t read many books in this series however this one blew me away! The emotional storyline was incredibly beautiful and what the characters go through really made me feel alot! I laughed, I shed tears and thought Shay and Easton had a long and difficult time growing up and how they overcame certain things as well as how Shay’s family was, made this an amazing story the author should be incredibly proud of! It was very hard to try and put down words about this book as it was profoundly beautiful and just shows that perhaps true love can stand the test of time!

xoxogossipguuurl - I couldn’t put it down!5 star

I haven’t read in years and I yesterday I found this pop up online. I literally couldn’t put it down. I loooved it & wish there was another about Shay & Easton & The Jackson’s.

charliejayex - Great book5 star

The first book I’ve read in years and it did not disappoint, I couldn’t put it down.

DMUK77 - Amazing!!!5 star

Loved loved, loved this book, I literally couldn’t put it down.

Kirky 86 - Amazing read.5 star

Absolutely loved this book and couldn’t put it down. Highly recommend.

i🧡thesebooks - ❤️ Jackson Harbour5 star

This series makes me smile 😍

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Lexi Lawson is an American actress and singer, best known for her work in musicals. She held the lead female roles in touring productions of Rent and In the Heights. Lawson made her Broadway debut as Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton. Early life Lexi Lawson was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City. When she was seven, she moved with her family to Newburgh, New York. Career In 2010 she joined the touring company of Rent when she was cast as Mimi Marquez for the North American tour. She had become a finalist on the eighth season of American Idol but chose to drop out in order to tour with Rent. Shortly prior to her contract coming to an end, she expressed an interest in the role of Vaness...

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