Review of All or Nothing

ARC Review All or Nothing- A Second Chance Romance


***Jailbait has been renamed to All or Nothing-A Second Chance Romance***

Rating: 4/5


Grayson King is anything but royal…

Pepper Davenwood is the embodiment of class…

They say opposites attract, but what happens when they collide?

Recently released from prison, the only thing Grayson wants more than a fresh start is a chance to prove himself to the only woman he’s ever loved. But with a past he can’t talk about, a criminal record he can’t explain, and the mess his father left in wake of his sudden death, Grayson knows it’s not going to happen.

Until it does.

And now that he’s back in her life, Grayson realizes the very woman he’d give up everything for might be the one to take it all away. Because the heart knows no limits when it comes to love, and Grayson will do whatever it takes to keep Pepper safe. Even if it means breaking the law…again.

My thoughts ya’ll:

Being a new blogger, I am excited to get new opportunities every day. One of the greatest perks of being a blogger and reviewing books is the opportunity to read them before they’re released to everyone else. It feeds my obsession in the greatest way. Well I was given the privilege of first releasing a teaser of Jailbait a few days ago and from the first few lines, I was hooked! The best part is that I got to read the entire book these last few days and I couldn’t get enough.

Grayson King is fresh out of jail and is trying to walk the straight and narrow when he gets an opportunity from an old family friend he just can’t pass up. This old family friend just happens to be the love of his life’s father. He never wavered from his love for Pepper. He’s hard on outside, but oooey gooey on the inside.  He comes back into her life and is reminded of all of their differences and just how much she’s moved on from him. But just like any good alpha male, he pushes back into her life to get what he wants. Little does he know, she hasn’t forgotten him at all.

My Review:

I love when characters aren’t perfect and have flaws even though they’re …fictional. Gasp! I know, I wish they were out living their lives somewhere and you could call them up to check on them. Emily just happens to be one of my favorite authors and she didn’t disappoint. This story had a little bit of angst, a few secrets, and whole lotta sexy. Just the way I like em.

Pepper is a strong female. Is there any other way to be? She’s sweet, smart, sexy, and still in love with Grayson after all these years. Grayson is tough, hardened, and rough around the edges. His soft side comes out for Pepper making you just sigh out loud. Don’t get me wrong, remember the angst and secrets I mentioned? Well those are the moments where you want to scream at your kindle and definitely one of Grayson’s flaws. Together they are the perfect couple and have you rooting for them.

I like that you’re able to get into Pepper’s head and know her character a little better by these thoughts, making her really well developed. I also like that Grayson was a man’s man. Sometimes female authors have a hard time making the men sound believable, because well they’re not men. Emily gives the perfect point of view from a man’s perspective making his thoughts and actions believable.

The only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because I felt the ending was a little rushed. I won’t give out spoilers, but I’m still thinking about some the loose ends from both of their lives that weren’t quite tied up. That could have been intentional on Emily’s part, but like I said, I wanna know what’s going on with my new friends.

Why you should read it:

I loved Pepper and Grayson and their story. Entertaining, love filled, and steamy are how I’d describe this book. What are you waiting for?… Go buy it!

About the Author:

As I mentioned above, Emily is one of my favorite authors. She’s lives in the midwest with her hubby and daughters. She’s also the New York Times best selling author of Stay and the Contagium Series. If you want to read some amazing stories, go over to her amazon page here and support this talented woman.


Did you enjoy it as much as I did? Grayson make you hot and bothered?

Let me know what you think!