Jen received a free copy of All of You by Christina Lee from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are her own and were not influenced by the method in which she received the book.
It is so refreshing to read something that isn’t cookie cutter or stale! Christina Lee took the normal NA formula, gave it a good shake and created a wonderful story that is chalked full of emotions and angst. Lately I’ve felt bored with some of the stuff I’ve read because it all feels the same. But All of You isn’t generic, it’s unique and entertaining and I really loved the storyline. In 5 words or less, All of You is charming, seductive, warm, witty and original. It’s truly one of my favorite books of 2013.
Watching Avery and Bennett come together was beautiful. They have the same battered souls, just choosing to live their lives differently to cope with shitty mothers and crappy childhoods. Their emotional walls felt true to their traumas which makes it so easy to fall in love with their characters. Too many times authors have created these massive walls to issues they don’t really fit but Avery and Bennett’s walls are perfectly constructed and feel natural. Another thing I loved about All of You was Avery and Bennett didn’t play games. They were straight up with each other which was so refreshing. With no contrived and unnecessary games, it lets the reader really get invested in the characters personalities. And let me tell you, Bennett is a huge character! He’s a hot tattoo artist that just so happens to have saved himself. Yes, you read that right. Hot virgin tattooed boy… I knew I had to read this as soon as I saw it. Just because he’s a virgin doesn’t mean he’s wimpy… oh no, if anything I think it made him more dominant and romantic. This is the kind of guy who knows what he wants, has made his choices and has the willpower to stick to them. His choice to wait means we get a whole lot of sensual foreplay, which rockets this book into another stratosphere. Trust me when I say that Bennett knows how to make a girl feel wanted. Every time Bennett would ask “is this okay?”, I wanted to scream out “YES!!!!!!!!” Too bad he wasn’t asking me.
Avery had no idea what she was in for when she goes after Bennett. He tests her in ways she’s never been tested. But this is good for her. She needs to find someone she can trust and put her faith in. She has some girlfriends that also keep her on her toes. I LOVED the witty banter between the girls. It reminded me of how I interact with my closest friends, insults and teasing constantly. This book really does hit the mark on so many good things. It’s hard not to read it without a huge smile on your face.
Side note: The author, Christina Lee, has a really cool jewelry business, so don’t forget to check out her website!
My rating: 4.5 unique stars!
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Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.
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