Title: All of You
Author: Christina Lee
Genre: New Adult/Romance
Publishing Company: Penguin
Expected Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Tour Hosted by: The SubClub Books
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.
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Thoughts on "All Of You"
It's been hit or miss for me lately on Swoony boys but Bennett, Bennett is an absolute hit. Typically the hero is always a good guy or at least one underneath a so-called attitude but recently I've noticed a trend of just plain good guys and Bennett should be their President.
All of You is completely from Avery's prospective and even through she's had more than her share of hard knocks, she hasn't let life get her down. Sure she's incredibly closed off from any type of relationship and feelings but even with her cynical point of view, Avery can see Bennett is one of the good guys.
And that's why she should stay away from him. That becomes harder than she thinks when he moves into her apartment building right after they meet. Watching their friendship form was the best part of the story for me. Both Bennett and Avery's pasts' were more alike than they wanted to admit, especially to each other. Avery let her past define her relationships with boys- they were allowed in her pants but not her heart, while Bennett's things swung in the completely opposite direction- he may not have been a saint but he was definitely a virgin.
All of You is an outstanding debut from Christina Lee. Every bit of Bennett and Avery's story had me hanging on each page turn wondering if they would be able to overcome their obstacles. Even the secondary cast of friends and family brought something to the story and stood out on their own. It's an absolute must read for anyone who wants a New Adult story that takes old stereotypes and twists them on their ear.
About The AuthorMother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives near Cleveland with her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything.
New Adult/Young Adult author. NA Contemporary Romance, ALL OF YOU, releases September with Penguin. BEFORE YOU BREAK in 2014. Repped by Sara Megibow.
Also the creator of Tags-n-Stones Jewelry.