All the Waters of the Earth, Leslie McAdam – Release Day Review

 

 

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Romance novelist Lucy Figueroa lives a life of the imagination. While her stories are filled with fictional alpha male heroes, her real life is filled with nothing but Mr. Wrongs. As a sassy, strong, single mom, she doesn’t need anyone… except maybe a new book idea. And to forgive herself for the mistakes of the past.Lucy’s sexy new neighbor, Jake Slausen, looks like one of her characters come to life. While he fits the heartthrob part, he doesn’t act it, too distracted by his cell phone and his job for any relationship. Damaged by his childhood, he’s ignored his true calling and goes through his days on autopilot…until he meets Lucy.First drawn together by chemistry, then by a fierce need to protect each other even from themselves, will Jake and Lucy learn to accept their pasts or will they convince themselves that happily ever afters only exists in romance novels?
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*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
First of all, happy book birthday to Leslie! Again! I have come to absolutely adore her books in the short time I’ve been reading them. They are just so, so, so amazing. Really, they are. I LOVE THEM!
There are so many things to love, how could you not? Strong, independent heroines and hot, alpha males. Really, it has ‘sparks fly’ written all over the story. I love that. I liked this book so much, I finished it off in one sitting, and withing a few hours. Because, once I sat down to read, I couldn’t read enough. I had to know and know and know. I needed to know what happened next and ‘just one more chapter’ was never enough. So, yeah. I sat down and finished it off in one go.
Thank you, free weekend.
What I really loved about this story is the characters. They’re so cute and hot and sexy and lovable. All of them. The romance between Lucy and Jake is hot and steamy and passionate and thoughtful and loving and whatnot. Seeing their relationship develop was really great. And the way that they’re always there for each other, supporting and headfast is heartwarming.
They can really do anything for the other, even if it means leaving them so that they have a better life or lesser problems. They’re just that sort of people who think about the other before they think about themselves. I really, really, really loved that. I cannot express into words how much I love how thoughtful they are of the other. I really cannot. It’s something that you’ll have to read this story to understand, which I strongly suggest you do because this story is totally awesome!
I love that Lucy is a writer. Seriously, her profession is the thing that made me want to read the book the most. I absolutely love all things writing and when there was a chance that I could read a writer romance, well, how was I supposed to resist?
And, let me tell you, I AM SO HAPPY I MADE THIS DECISION! Because, this book is really amazing. I swear, it totally is! The plot is enticing and fast paced. There’s never a dull moment and you’re completely, totally invested in the story from the beginning. It hooks you in and makes you want to read more and more and more, something I absolutely love about this story.
The characters are strong and believable, each having their own flaws but still amazing all the same. It makes them so believable and much more easier to love. And I do, love them, I mean. They’re all great and amazing and outstanding and totally awesome.
This is definitely a book that you must go read!
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She follows all the rules.

He’s going to teach her how to break them.

After a heartbreaking tragedy, successful attorney Amelia Crowley has numbed herself to the pleasures of life, clinging to a specific set of rules, finding strength in order and organization. When she meets easy going surfer Ryan Fielding, that organized life is turned upside down by a sea of washboard abs and sun-kissed hair.

Sexy and charismatic, Ryan looks for pleasure however he can find it in an effort to silence his own inner demons. Until Amelia crashed into his life the only thing he chased was the next wave. Refusing to break their connection and determined to break through her carefully crafted walls, Ryan sets out to throw out every rule in her book and show Amelia that pleasure can’t be planned.

Can Amelia let Ryan take the lead or will she cling to her rules and wipe out their chance at love?

 

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Foul-mouthed, tattooed, vegan Marie Diaz-Austin accepted a summer internship on a ranch north of Santa Barbara to work with underprivileged and special needs kids. Will Thrash, the gorgeous, but conservative rancher, wants nothing to do with left-wing liberals like her.

Although they hate each other’s politics, they cannot deny their immediate and growing attraction to each other. What will give? Their principles or themselves?

A book about our ideologies and our humanity, politics and sex, prejudices and beliefs.

 

 

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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!).

Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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