From the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice, Mia Sheridan delivers a heart wrenching new stand-alone contemporary romance.
A broken woman . . .
Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.
A man in need of help . . .
Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.
Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .
Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
Most of All You: A Love Story by Mia Sheridan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
➳Two people living through their pasts that have brought them together within different purposes in a way that are filled with passion, love, and admiration…
➳Ellie, being the main female character in this emotionally compelling love story, has characteristics in the fictional world that create such a raw intensity of understanding towards anyone in the real world. Her childhood past did not just bring her towards the negatives in life, but also the slight positives that turn into a full circle when letting upon Gabriel that one night at the stripper bar. Gabriel, being the main male character, brings aspects to this novel that bring you to tears and make you want to hug him in a way that you never want to let him go. Both characters are individuals that share a common interest towards the factual evidence of having a past that has made them towards the people they are, but also still haunt them up to the point where they need, no— they crave each other.
➳I am not going to go through the very fine details of what their pasts are because that basically spoils the whole entire book to the reader, but to say the least that this book had me emotionally bawling my eyes out and I cried a river full of salty tears is pretty accurate in every single aspect, through and through on every page being turned. Ellie and Gabriel learn that maybe healing one another may become the cure to finding their final destination towards happiness or satisfaction. Though at first it was about Gabriel finding his intimacy ways towards a woman, and Ellie (aka Crystal) helping him out to find that way of conformity, soon Ellie realizes that Gabriel’s presence is one that she acquires to help her heal as well from her past. To him, Ellie is the perfect woman that could help him come back from his monstrous thoughts and nourish a new life with him;
“I liked her. I liked the way she looked at me, the way she teased, the flash of keen intelligence behind her eyes, her quick wit, the way she seems so hard, and yet was somehow soft at the same time. I did, I liked her…”
➳As time progresses, Gabriel and Ellie begin to warm up towards each other in a way that not only includes affection, but also the atmospheric environment of being surrounded by their lust and passion towards each is present. Intimately, they both commence the idea of being more wistful and amorous towards each other, in a way that captivates the reader for more of their love.
➳Overall, this was a love story that will forever have a place in my heart and in my mind whenever I am in the mood for a good, emotionally written novel filled with everything there is to be in a romance book. I hope Mia keeps writing more NA books because this beauty was so worth it. Thank you to Mia and FOREVER ROMANCE for the chance of reading this novel, and providing me with a beautiful PB edition.
➳ARC kindly provided by author, in exchange for an honest review…
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About the Author:
Mia Sheridan is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of several romance novels, including Archer’s Voice, Kyland, and Stinger. Her passion is weaving love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her family.