All or Nothing by Lexi Ryan
Series: Abbott Springs
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: November 1, 2014
Format: eARC, 96 pages
How I got it: From the author
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**ALL OR NOTHING is a short, sexy, new adult romance and is also available as part of the ALL I EVER WANTED anthology.**
After years of placing the wrong bets, all Aubree Baxter ever wanted was someone to take a chance on her. More specifically, she wants golden boy Kennedy Hale, her good friend and unrequited crush. After a seduction attempt gone terribly wrong, she knows pursuing anything more than friendship with Kennedy means sure heartbreak. If they're going to make this work, it has to be ALL OR NOTHING.
’tis the season for holiday novellas and if you’re looking for a sweet and sexy one, Lexi Ryan’s All or Nothing should be on your list. I originally read and reviewed this story last year as part of the All I Ever Wanted anthology, but I jumped at the chance to reread it and review it on its own this year after it was released as a standalone.
I absolutely adored this story. It was a great friends-to-lovers story – and a second chance story of sorts. Aubree (Bree) had a crush on her friend Kennedy for as long as she can remember. One night, a couple months ago, she offered herself up to him and he devastated her when he rejected her. There was more to all of it than met the eye, and now that they’re face-to-face – and living under the same roof while she’s in town for the holidays – all she wants to do is hide. All he wants to do is make her understand why he acted as he did. I connected with Bree immediately, but Kennedy took a little more time. (That could be because I just read about another side of him in one of the other stories.) But regardless of my initial feelings, there was no denying he and Bree were perfect together and their feelings were genuine. I was hooked on their story and a little sad when it ended.
Whether you check this story out as a standalone or as part of the All I Ever Wanted anthology, just do yourself a favor and read it. Lexi writes great characters and sexy romance and that combined with the amazing setting that is Abbott Springs at Christmas, will make this a holiday favorite for sure.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.