Author: Christina Lee
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: New Adult
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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.
All of You is the delicious story of Avery and Bennett, two souls that from page one you just know were destined to meet. One thing you learn very early on is that this book is not like most others you will read. The tables are quite literally turned as far as gender roles typically go.
Avery is a no nonsense, take prisoners type of gal. Headstrong, independent, she knows exactly what she wants and what she doesn’t. What she doesn’t want is love. Love isn’t real, it doesn’t last, and it will screw you over faster than you can blink. She works as a RN in a nursing home for the elderly, and it is here that we see her true compassion emerge from behind the tough walls she puts up. Avery is used to taking what she wants, no questions asked the next morning. When she meets Bennett, whether she wants to admit it or not, all of that changes.
Love was like a loaded gun. You slid your bullet inside the cold metal chamber as a safeguard for the inevitable day that everything went to shit.
Bennett is fiercely loyal to those around him, and having had to grow up way too fast, has a strong moral compass. Though it shouldn’t define him, in this day and age is it very rare. Bennett is a virgin. Not for religious reasons, or even marriage, but he knows how sex can ruin everything. Bennett is waiting until he is in love, because then he knows that it will last. The strength we witness in this man, the responsibilities he shoulders, Bennett will have you swooning from practically page one!
But that still didn’t change the fact that we wanted different things, despite wanting each other.
For as strong as Avery appears, deep inside she is completely broken. She puts on a mask to keep everyone out, running from a past that is finally catching up to her. Bennett begins to break down those walls, and she slowly starts to realize that it is okay to trust him. Now the big question is, can she trust herself?
I devoured this book, and I guarantee you will too! Definitely a 5 star read!!