by Mia Sheridan
Published by Forever on October 17, 2017
Format: ARC, Print
Source: The Publisher
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I received an advance copy of this book from The Publisher.
A broken woman . . .
Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.
A man in need of help . . .
Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.
Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .
Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
Most of All You by Mia Sheridan is perfection. In this deeply emotional story, two broken people find each other—find love—and find themselves.
The main characters, Crystal and Gabriel, are best revealed slowly, so I’ve chosen to be intentionally vague in this review. Suffice it to say that I was both surprised and captivated by their tale: how it begins with the most tentative of friendships, progresses to a sweetly slow burn, and evolves into the deepest form of love.
Their respective paths, though, are hard-fought and rough. They have each suffered specific tragedy and loss in the past. In many ways, it’s that pain that binds them in their shared grief. But it’s their inexplicable connection that draws them together: beyond a feeling, it’s more of a knowing that somehow, some way, some things are just meant to be. As painful as the lesson can be while it’s being learned, ultimately the truth remains the same: love is worth fighting for.
Most of All You is a story of hope beyond heartbreak, how love has the power to challenge and to transform. And if you let it in, love can truly make you free.
Rating: 5 stars