Friday, August 8, 2014

REVIEW TOUR - ALL FOR THIS (Here and Now #3) by Lexi Ryan:

TITLE: All For This
SERIES: Here and Now
AUTHOR: Lexi Ryan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2014
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 166

AToMR Productions

RATING: ★★★★

**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?

REVIEWERS NOTE: All For This is the third and final book in the Here and Now series and is an Adult, Romance written by Lexi Ryan. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through AToMR Tours.

4 Fantastic, Well-Rounded Stars!
Closure! It’s A Beautiful Thing... But Wow, Did It Take A Mental Whiplash To Get There! 

The Review: 
This was a perfect ending to a fascinating three part story! I fell in love with this series from the beginning of book one and I never lost interests as the plot was slowly played out in a vibrant, mysterious and sexy way. This author quickly scaled the To-Be-Read pile on my ereader and took top spot on my “Must-Have-the-Moment-It’s-Out” list. I loved the writing, I loved the story and this final book just ended everything in a way that was acceptable and gave everyone a HEA... Well, most everyone ;)

Through the POV of Nate, Hanna and Max, we get the full story of what happened to Hanna and the days leading up to her fall. We get their emotions, their thoughts and their secrets as all is revealed in this exciting conclusion to the love triangle that captivated me, entranced me and kept me guessing throughout all three books!

I still loved Hanna’s character but she caused a lot of the drama that unfolded with her self doubt. She didn’t have much love for herself and because of that, she made unwise choices and doubted those around her. Don’t get me wrong. I completely understand and would, and do at times, feel the same as she did. When doubt and the inability to recognize your own beauty and self worth rule your life, it causes consequences that are sometimes harsh. And it did for her. But I loved how she grew and matured and found her value and respect. She understood where she went wrong and worked on fixing these insecurities in herself.

Max and Nate were both equally hot and equally remarkable. Of course, in the beginning I wanted Nate to be Hanna’s choice but as the three books unfolded, Max became this amazing character who redeemed himself and suddenly I was totally conflicted. Nate was a bag of mixed signals but it was obvious from the start he needed love the most. Though she doubted them, both men loved and accepted Hanna for herself. I both inverted and felt sorry for her. Two wonderful men, both with qualities to admire, both with baggage that warranted consideration. But in the end, she knew where she belonged.

I also loved the friendships. All the group of friends and family made the picturesque New Hope come alive on the pages.

I will say as much as I enjoyed this read, the last steps in their story were filled with uncomfortable angsts galore! There’s a lot of back and forth and indecisions and miscommunication. And because I came to care for all the characters, I couldn’t define a bad guy and I wanted them to all get what they wanted, which was impossible. If they’d all been honest from the start, they could have avoided all this heartache but then the angst wouldn’t have been so damn good! 

The Wrap Up: 
When this series started, I had no idea how it would turn out. There were twists and turns, secrets and reveals, jealousy and rivals, best friends and enemies. I finished book one with an idea of what was going on and a pretty clear indication of how I wanted it to all go. But through the brilliant writing, all my expectations were blown to a million peices. All my ideas were found invalid and before I knew it, I was caring about characters I thought I disliked. This series/book was so unexpected. As the real story unfolds, you grow to care and admire all the characters. Hanna is in a tough situation and my heart broke for her as she struggled to regain the memory of “why” she made the choices she did. I loved that everyone had a story leading up to the exciting conclusion. Everyone played a part and when it was all done, everyone got an ending.

This book wrapped up the Max, Hanna,Nate triangle in a way that completely satisfied me and made me ache for more all at the same time.

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