I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
All of You is the delicious story of Avery and Bennett, two souls that from page one you just know were destined to meet. One thing you learn very early on is that this book is not like most others you will read. The tables are quite literally turned as far as gender roles typically go.
Avery is a no nonsense, take prisoners type of gal. Headstrong, independent, she knows exactly what she wants and what she doesn’t. What she doesn’t want is love. Love isn’t real, it doesn’t last, and it will screw you over faster than you can blink. She works as a RN in a nursing home for the elderly, and it is here that we see her true compassion emerge from behind the tough walls she puts up. Avery is used to taking what she wants, no questions asked the next morning. When she meets Bennett, whether she wants to admit it or not, all of that changes. Love was like a loaded gun. You slid your bullet inside the cold metal chamber as a safeguard for the inevitable day that everything went to shit.
Bennett is fiercely loyal to those around him, and having had to grow up way too fast, has a strong moral compass. Though it shouldn’t define him, in this day and age is it very rare. Bennett is a virgin. Not for religious reasons, or even marriage, but he knows how sex can ruin everything. Bennett is waiting until he is in love, because then he knows that it will last. The strength we witness in this man, the responsibilities he shoulders, Bennett will have you swooning from practically page one!But that still didn’t change the fact that we wanted different things, despite wanting each other.
For as strong as Avery appears, deep inside she is completely broken. She puts on a mask to keep everyone out, running from a past that is finally catching up to her. Bennett begins to break down those walls, and she slowly starts to realize that it is okay to trust him. Now the big question is, can she trust herself?
I devoured this book, and I guarantee you will too! Definitely a 5 star read!!