Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: All of You by Christina Lee

All Of You
By: Christina Lee
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Intermix Books (Penguin USA)
Pages: 214
Source: Netgalley

I received this galley in exchange for an honest review.

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.
What made All of You so different from the other New Adults I have read is that the guy, who had a hard life wasn't a jerk or a slut. Bennet was far from a jerk or a slut. He was a sweet guy who happened to also be a virgin. This alone made me want to read it since it's usually the other way around. I appreciated Christina Lee's original portrayal of the characters.

I loved the first meeting between Avery and Bennet. She kept trying to flirt with him and he just didn't want any part of it. Since in other books it's always the slutty boy trying to get the shy girl, I absolutely loved this! When Avery and Bennet finally did speak to each other, the connection they had with each other was undeniable and scorching hot!

I enjoyed the first half of the story a lot more then the second half. I think the reason for this was because while the characters had a great connection, I did not feel any connection to them. This forced me to lose interest. But the writing was fast paced and very easy to get through. Sometimes I find that many NA stories drag on, and I liked that this story was short and sweet.

I would definitely recommend All of You to anyone looking for something a little different in the NA genre. 

3.5 stars rounded up to 4. 

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