Wednesday, May 14

All In by Raine Miller

Looming danger. A love worth fighting for. A man who’ll go all in.

Ethan Blackstone has a problem on his hands. He’s broken Brynne’s trust and she’s left him. He’s unwilling to live without her and isn’t giving up—he’s dead-set on getting his beautiful American girl back. The passion between them was explosive, but the secrets they hid from each other are dark and chilling and are powerful enough to destroy their shot at a life together. With political threats now directed at Brynne, Ethan is running out of time and he’ll need to gather all his strength and agility to protect her from the dangers that could take her away from him forever. Will Ethan be able to save Brynne from a past that keeps her locked in fear? Will he ever feel the warmth of her touch, the solidity of her trust again? This is a love-struck man who is willing to do whatever it takes to possess the heart of the woman he loves. He’ll go to any lengths to protect her. He’ll go all in.

Here is the fiery story of what happens when two people surrender to a love so great it can heal the scars of the past and give way to a life of pure, rapturous ecstasy.

I give up. I put up a fight but the man is hot AND British so there was really no hope for me to begin with. And did I mention that this book was written in Ethan's POV? *swoons*

I did not expect to get so attached to our guy Ethan here but he wrote a letter to apologize to Brynne. Who does that in this day and age anymore? And that is one of the reason why I love him to pieces. He also happened to be close to his father and that scene that he had with his Pops soon right after Brynne left him was a total win. Alright, as much as I loved Ethan, he couldn't really be prefect--he smoked! That is an absolute no-no for me. I know there was a reason for it but it was just something that I hated that he did. I don't know if having and doting on a pet lion fish (Simba!) ever made up for it.

I definitely got to know Ethan a lot better in this book and was able to finally got the whole story of what really happened to Brynne in her ugly past. It was nasty and I wouldn't wish it on an enemy. I was actually glad that this happened through Ethan's POV because I'm pretty sure that it added to the impact of the story. But then because of this, I also got to slowly know of what nightmares Ethan went through when he was in the Special Forces in Afghanistan. Reading two wounded souls healing together and giving their all in for a committed relationship was beautiful!

Did I mention that there was a Simba POV at the end  of this book? It was kind of short but was a fun read nonetheless.

I had nothing left but want for Ethan when I finished this book. Well, maybe for the next book as well.

Final verdict: 8/10. Good read.

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