All For This by Lexi Ryan
on August 5, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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**ALL FOR THIS is book three in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and it’s intended to be read after LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU.**
What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?
That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making.
Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.
But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?
EPIC!! This entire series is EPIC. Lexi Ryan is amazing. She not only creates characters that are real and believable, she creates characters that you’ll love, hate, feel sorry for, have compassion for and all of them will leave you just feeling. That’s it, you’ll just have all sorts of “feels.”
From the beginning I was drawn into this story. Hanna wakes up in book one in the hospital. She can’t remember what happened but there is a gorgeous man sitting next her (Max) and a ring on her finger. Things just get super complicated super fast from there. It’s a journey I hope all you fabulous readers take!
I have no choice but to review this book without spoilers. So I’m just going to tell you that you MUST read these novellas. It was a roller-coaster of emotions and whodunits. Every time I thought I knew something, Lexi Ryan would twist it and turn it and I would remain confused. Devouring page after page, I was so eager to figure it all out. I needed my happy ending but I also need a complete story. Lexi delivers everything you could want in a book and then some.
By the end of All For This I think everyone will be happy. I can’t tell you who did it and I can’t tell you who Hanna chooses but I can tell you that you won’t be sorry in the least. I loved all these characters and I truly hope we get some more happy endings for some of them. I’m trusting that Lexi has plans for more stories from this series.
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
1) LOST IN ME is FREE through the ALL FOR THIS tour!
2) ALL FOR THIS will be $2.99 on release day and $3.99 thereafter.
**SPOILER ALERT!** The following excerpt from ALL FOR THIS by its very nature contains spoilers for the first two books in the Here and Now series, LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU. If you hate spoilers and haven’t read the first two books, don’t read any further.
“Where’s Hanna?” I know the voice, and an unwelcome thrill dances up my spine as Nate pushes into my kitchen and stalks toward me.
“Customers aren’t allowed back here,” Liz says behind him.
“Don’t do it,” he says, and those dark, broody eyes are all over me like he’s trying to take me in, memorize me.
I take a deep breath and look to my sister. “You should probably go.” Then I turn to Nate. “Don’t do what?”
“Um…” Liz looks Nate up and down. “Are you sure? Because I can stay to protect you. Or…try.” God bless her, she’s standing behind Nate with her hands on her hips, ready to swing on my behalf.
“Why don’t you give us a minute?”
She narrows her eyes at Nate. “Hurt her and I’ll cut off your balls in your sleep.” Then she pushes out of the kitchen, the door swinging wildly behind her.
“Don’t move in with him,” Nate says.
“What are you talking about?” I ask.
“I thought you said you weren’t moving forward with Max until after the babies were born. Don’t you think moving in is moving forward?”
“I don’t know where you get your information, but I’m not moving in with him.”
I shake my head. “He asked me to, and I said no.”
He must have been expecting a fight, because his shoulders relax and he drags a hand through his hair. “Thank you.”
I toss my washcloth into the sink. “Is that all?”
“No.” He lifts his eyes to mine. “I need to apologize.”
In two long strides, he closes the space between us and presses his mouth to mine. His lips are hot and hungry as his tongue sweeps inside—coaxing and demanding all at once. And it’s so good. So sweet and easy and safe that, for a breath, I forget how wrong it is. I’m back in the hotel in St. Louis, finding myself in the fire between us. For a breath, I forget that I’m wearing Max’s ring.
I shove at his shoulder and push him away. “Don’t do that again.” My stomach squeezes, and my heart is so battered and beaten that it’s unrecognizable.