Saturday, June 28, 2014

All of You by Christina Lee

All of You (Between Breaths, #1)
Series: Between Breaths #1
Author: Christina Lee
Publication: July 1st 2014 
By: Berkley/NAL Trade
3 Stars

In this powerfully emotional New Adult novel, 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, Avery can only handle 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 straitlaced 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 received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I've heard a lot good things about this story and was excited to read it. The idea that the love interest, the guy, was a virgin piqued my curiosity even more. And I really enjoyed Bennett. He's everything you want--I want in a New Adult guy, he's loyal, honest, kind and full of swoon. Plus he has tattoos. 
Avery, however, was a different story. She's hard-edged, cold and slightly calculating and I kept hoping that as the book progressed, she would soften and I would like her, but that didn't really happen. She has issues, it wouldn't be New Adult if she didn't, and she makes choices based on those issues. Choices that aren't always the best for her or Bennett. 

But as I mentioned before, Bennett is what makes this story worth reading. :)


1 comment:

  1. It makes things difficult when you don't like the MC, huh?

    I have Whisper to Me ( I didn't know it was a series when I got it) and I have debated on whether or not to actually read the other two books first. But with your remarks about her character, I don't think I'd like her!