Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Title: All About Us
Series: All or Nothing #1
Author: Ashley Erin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2015

Emma is broken inside. After tragedy strikes she returns to her childhood home in hopes to heal her heart. Reconnecting with old family friends, Emma is unprepared for the way her long lost friend, Dane, makes her feel. Emma fights the attraction, but Dane is a man impossible to resist. What she doesn’t expect is for Dane to pursue her with a determination that makes her resolve waver. His ability to calm the storm that rages inside her and the way he makes her pulse race is a dangerous combination. She is risking everything. Can Emma set aside her fears and give Dane a chance? Her walls will break, her heart will be tested and she will never be the same.

**All About Us is the first in a series of standalone novels. It does not have a cliffhanger, and can be read on its own. This novel contains sexually explicit material and is intended for readers 18 and older.**

4 Stars
Ten months about Emma suffered through horrible tragedies. First her parents were killed in a car accident and a month later her grandfather died of a heart attack. After finding out her grandfather has left her the house she spent the beginning of her life growing up in, Emma decides she wants to move back. While Emma has kept in touch with one of her childhood best friends, Lila, she has not kept in touch with Lila's brothers Dane and Ryan. It has been years since she has seen either one and she assumes they have changed. Little does she know the instant attraction and calming ability Dane has on her. Fighting to keep her compose and keep Dane a distance becomes a full time job for Emma. Will she allow Dane to break down the walls she has erected or will she keep herself closed in.

Dane is a complex character. I would love a Dane for myself, but at times he can just be some dumb. On more then one occasion I found myself wanting to smack him upside his head. Yet at others I felt bad for him because everyone was so hard on him. Emma has had so much happen in such a short period of time you have to wonder how she is still going. Alex, her best friend is a big part of helping her continue on. Really he is the only family she has left, but coming back home has opened her eyes to how much others care about her. The characters and story line were so well though out and keep you wanting more. The sexual tension and cute banter between Dane and Emma keeps you guessing what is going to happen next. Ashley Erin did a great job in the first standalone in this series. If you are looking for a cute, quick, fun read I recommending picking this book up. I will warn you don't get mad when Ashley Erin sucks you in and you want to read the next book because I know I am looking forward to it!

Ashley has a degree in Psychology and has worked in the Human Services field for five years. She loves reading romance, new adult, paranormal and fantasy novels.

She lives in Spruce Grove, Alberta with her boyfriend, two dogs and four cats. She also has a horse she loves with all her heart. When she is not working with the horses, reading and writing, you can find her on social media.

Seriously, I'm not one to write reviews I just rate them. BUT... I loved this debut novel!! It was written very well. I felt a connection with the main characters. I'm quite positive that I will have a hangover for a couple days..Dane is my new book boyfriend.. ~Amazon Customer
How freaking good is this book? Well let me tell you that it is fanfreakingrastic!!!! ~ For the Love of Books
For a first time author this is an EXCELLENT debut and honestly, hats off for a well written, engaging and beautiful love story of a love that was meant to be. ~ Romance Bytes
If you're looking for a sweet romance with just enough spice and angst to keep you wanting more, this is the book for you. ~ Author Rachel Smith


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