Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

It Only Took You

#4, A Lake Howling Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


When LA cop Katie McBride almost dies in a shooting, it shakes her tough exterior to the very core. She's busy drowning her sorrows in a bottle of bourbon when her childhood crush, Sheriff Cubby Hawker, ambles through the door. The sexy lawman is determined to force her to return to their hometown of Lake Howling, Oregon, where he's the sheriff and everyone still thinks of her as 'that sweet young Katie'. At first, she thinks going home might help her get over the trauma she's experienced, but she soon realizes that she's just as hopelessly in love with Cubby, and he still treats her like his kid sister. It's making her feel even worse, so she's about to pack her bags and return to LA when a dead body turns up, and the sheriff asks for her help to solve the case. Is this Katie's chance to prove she's more than meets the eye, or has her chance at love with the luscious lawman already passed her by?


A Promise Of Home

The Texan Meets His Match

How Sweet It Is

It Only Took You

Don't Look Back

A Long Way Home

Customer Reviews

It Only Took You

This is a great series. The characters are fun, romantic and very believable. Great dialogue. I was hooked after the first few chapters of Book One. I did find the lack of editing to be frustrating and distracting from the story with so many typos, grammar errors and story inconsistencies. But I still love the series.

Lake Howling Series

The stories are wonderful, keeps you drawn in and looking forward to the next one. But the typos and what I think must be auto spell check sometimes put weird words in, like "drunk wrap" instead of "shrink wrap". Would be nice if a little more editing was done before release.

She's done it again

4.5 stars - I love friends to lovers romances. They're my very favorite kind! It Only Took You is great for a lot of reasons, but especially because Ms. Vella has a gift for creating characters who personify family and community. You sense their genuine bond in every interaction. Reading the previous stories in the series isn't a requirement, however if you have, it will enrich your understanding of the different relationship dynamics.

This is Katie and Cubby's story. They've known each other since forever. Six years before the story begins, Katie confessed her love for Cubby and was rejected. Cubby had a terrible father growing up and long ago decided to never fall in love or get married. The two reconnect after Katie, an LA detective, is the sole police survivor in a drug bust gone wrong. She becomes a target and Cubby, the Sheriff in their hometown, goes to LA and drags her back home to heal and stay off the radar. So much happens to stretch and shape their relationship, not the least of which are some bad guys. I knew almost from the beginning who the villain(s) was, but knowing didn't dampen my enjoyment. Discovering the why and how, and watching the relationship unfold were plenty enough to keep me interested.

It's a great read with some action, sexy times and a lot of heart. I recommend it.

I received a copy of the ebook, free of charge, from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. The opinion given here is entirely my own.

Other Books in This Series

It Only Took You
View in iTunes
  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: May 08, 2016
  • Publisher: Vella Ink
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 313 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #4, A Lake Howling Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings