Sunday, September 8, 2013

Review of All of You by Christina Lee

~ Synopsis

Avery has just met her hot upstairs neighbor. He's irresistible. Tattooed. And a virgin.

Nursing student Avery Michaels wants nothing to do with dating—she's perfectly happy single. Privy to too many of her mother's bad decisions and even worse taste in boyfriends, all Avery can handle is a string of uncomplicated hookups whenever the mood strikes.

When she meets smoking hot tattoo artist Bennett, she wants him—for just one night. But he won't accept a no-strings-attached arrangement. He lives by a straight-laced code of values based on his own troubled upbringing.

Bennett sees something special in Avery and he wants more from her. Way more. As Avery wrestles with her emotions for Bennett, danger and tragedy force them to open up to each other. And Avery must face the terrifying realization that she wants more from him, too.

So she needs to make a choice—let Bennett go or finally let him in.


** Received an ARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

What an amazing read this story was.  I read it in one sitting.   The characters were engaging, fun and flirty and of course have their own sets of baggage. 

Avery is scarred by her past and the choices of her mother causing her to engage in causal hook-ups rather than a deeper connection that two people can share.  While out at a frat party she locks eyes on Bennett but he doesn't give her the time of day.  Game on!

Bennett is a super hot tattoo artist that happens to b e a virgin...yes you heard me...a virgin.
He too has come from a family that is broken.  His mother's choices in men and the inconsistency of a male presence has made Bennett the man he is with a strong conviction that his virginity is not just something to give away.

They start off as friends and as they both realize that there might be something more they start to engage in a little game called "Five Fingers".  Through this game they learn more about each other and it adds to their chemistry.

The sexual tension and flirtation that builds throughout the book had me pulling for the two of them to find a happy medium and get together.  When they do, the sparks fly.    Of course, no good story goes without a little jealousy and turmoil but it kept in line with the story and  was well placed.  There was even a little twist that I didn't see coming.

I appreciate a story that keeps me engaged and eager to turn the page to see where the story will lead.  It was refreshing to read a book that wasn't focused on the sexual relationship of the parties but the journey to finding love and experiencing it.

The author wraps up the story in this book without leaving you with a cliffhanger.  There will be a companion book releasing in February 2014 called Before You Break.  Make sure to take the time to add it to your TBR list.  I know I will. 

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~ LINKS TO PRE-ORDER              Available September 17th, 2013

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