Published by Forever on 10/17/2017
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 about 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 that 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 is a book ninja. It’ll get you when you least expect it. Prejudice is a powerful thing, and mine ran rampant with this book. I was absolutely prejudice when I learned that the main character was a stripper. Her hardened personality kind of rubbed me the wrong way and I was pretty convinced there was no way that I could end up loving her.
Wrong. I love Eloise, and Gabriel, and this book so much. Both Eloise and Gabriel have tragic pasts that have shaped the people that they’ve become in their adulthood. While Gabriel’s has taught him to appreciate every little thing in life, Eloise’s taught her that the world is ugly and you have to guard yourself against it and everyone.
I loved seeing Ellie come out of her shell, showing some of her tender spots, and growing. She learns a lot about herself and I think that the way she does it is really beautiful. I’m very impressed with Sheridan’s ability to win me over and sweep me off my feet.
I do have to mention a couple of things that really turned me off. There’s a grooming scene that for some reason was really difficult for me to stomach. I thought it was odd and kind of icky. And then there’s a scene in a nail salon in which the dialogue really rubbed me the wrong way. I know it wasn’t Sheridan’s intention, but it came off as kind of insensitive. Prejudice even? I’m using that word a lot.
Anyway, despite those two fairly small portions of the book, I really enjoyed the overall story. There was a lot of really excellent character growth and the overall message was great. I will be thinking about these characters for some time to come.
I don’t have much to say except that I thought Most of All You was very uninteresting and boring. I love Mia Sheridan, but this plot and these characters did nothing for me. I was disappointed.