If I Can't Have You (Love Everlasting) (The Thorntons Book 3) - Iris Morland

If I Can't Have You (Love Everlasting) (The Thorntons Book 3)

By Iris Morland

  • Release Date: 2017-06-21
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 591 Ratings


Fall in love with THE THORNTONS, a family filled with sexy alpha males, passionate women, and lots of heart, all set in a delightful small town in the Pacific Northwest. Each book in the series is connected but can be read as a standalone.

Abby Davison only wants to focus on her career as a nurse, as she has no time for dating after a bad breakup over a year ago. When her mother presses her about settling down, Abby tells her a little white lie: she’s dating Mark Thornton, the handsome and gruff rancher who both frustrates and makes her heart flutter every time they meet.

When Mark overhears Abby's lie, he decides to cut her a deal: to keep his silence regarding their make-believe relationship, she'll come to live with him on his ranch until his broken arm heals. 

Despite her wounded pride and initial trepidation, Abby can’t help but begin to fall for the guarded Thornton brother as the days pass on his ranch.

The black sheep of the family, Mark makes no secret that he prefers horses over people. His brusque exterior, though, only conceals hidden depths and a wounded heart that Abby understands all too clearly.

As feelings start to bloom between them, neither is sure what is real and what’s make-believe. Yet the sizzling attraction between them is anything but fake, and with every kiss and every touch, they fall harder for each other.

But as their pasts begin to creep toward them, unearthing secrets both would rather keep buried, Abby and Mark must learn to trust each other—or risk losing the love both never knew they needed.

This book is a part of the LOVE EVERLASTING series, which is one large series following multiple families and friends. Each book can be read as a standalone (unless otherwise noted), or they can be read in order of publication as one long series. Each book is interconnected, with many of the same characters showing up in multiple books. 


The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
If I Can’t Have You
Dream a Little Dream of Me 
Someone to Watch Over Me
Till There Was You 
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (A Thorntons Christmas Novella)

THE YOUNGERS (Coming 2018)
Then Came You
Taking a Chance on Love
All I Want Is You
My One and Only


  • If I can’t have you

    By IPMPH
    Loved the characters and can’t wait to read the rest in this series
  • If I can’t have you

    By jk(9
    Cute story
  • If I can’t have you

    By Mag68
    By iris moreland What a great read it has the happy/sad emotional that makes a great read! Bookbub
  • Snoozing

    By Great super duper book!!!
    Died of boredom
  • Great series

    By 1Alannah
    The Thornton Series just keeps getting better. You have the feeling that you're part of the Thornton family. Love heals wounded hearts and makes them whole again. I would have liked to see Abby get pregnant and have a child.
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  • Awesome Small Town Romance!

    By Cali Jewel
    Richly heartwarming, sweetly emotional, undeniably sexy and very realistic small town romance. The details and descriptions given make for a fully engaging journey. Perfect summer sun in the backyard forgetting the world around you read. Mark Thornton the dark and sexy loner with a vulnerable heart he successfully hid from the world at large. Rough and rugged rancher that trust animals more than people gets his world rocked when he over hears Abby Davison say they are dating and decides to use that lie to get her to his ranch. Abby Davison is a hard working nurse that has been badly burned by love and just wants her mom to stop trying to fix her love life so she tells a small white lie and has no idea how much it is about to change her whole world. The sparks between these two are bright and entertaining in their disagreements. I Look forward to more of this series.
  • Way to catch a Cowboy!

    By Moonlight579
    Loved the book! 4.5 Stars!! Harrison is such a closed off character. He keeps all emotion to himself even from his own family! When he reaches out to Abby it so out of character for him. Abby lies to get her mom off her back by saying Harrison is her boyfriend, it's such a split minute minute decision that she can't believe he decides to go along with it. It becomes a weird situation for them both. Abby feels some sort of connection to this crazy/weird man who is so closed off to the world. Harrison can comprehend how he can keep Abby around since he can't fall in love. It's a great story. Can they fall in love with such different ideas of their futures? Oh I fir got her cats. They play their parts 😊I read this book voluntarily for an honest review. This series is great. Don't get me wrong it can be read as a standalone but it's nice to see the secondary characters progress. It had a HEA and no triangles,no cliffhanger. Enjoy!!!