Title: All of You
Author: Christina Lee
Genre: New Adult/Romance
Publishing Company: Penguin
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Tour Hosted by: The SubClub Books
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.
I recommend All of You to New Adult readers who are looking for something a little different. The reason? The hot male lead is a virgin! Bennett Reynolds, the sexy, tattoo-artist neighbor of nursing student Avery, is looking for a loving and meaningful relationship, and not just a random hook-up. Which is not to say he hasn’t had some experience.
“Damn it, Bennett,” I panted. “How in the hell do you know how exactly to drive me insane?”
“I said I was a virgin, Avery. Not a saint.”
“Or even a monk, apparently,” I mumbled. I felt him smile against my skin.
The main character, Avery, keeps giving away pieces of herself by hooking up with other guys but she keeps her real feelings locked away. With Bennett’s help, she finds the strength to confront the demons in her past, and confront the past demons which keep her from forming a loving relationship. I liked how strong her character was. I also liked Avery’s relationship with her best friends, which was funny and realistic.
The best part of All of You was without a doubt Bennett! I loved that he was both sexy and romantic, artistic and extremely honest. No game-playing here. I loved the dialogue between Bennett and Avery and yes, they had tons of chemistry together. All in all, Christina Lee’s debut novel is a very refreshing and yet very sexy read. I am looking to more from her in the future!
About Christina Lee:
Mother, 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 (dot com) jewelry.