Series: Rescue Me
Published by Hot Tree Publishing on January 27th, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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There’s no such thing as impossible when it comes to saving the one who holds your heart.
A sexy doctor who’s restricted by expectations.
A quirky poet who’s defined by her dark past.
All it takes is Alex Evans saving Marley Jade one fateful night for their futures to be realigned. And when a passion sparks between them, they must decide if they can piece each other back together and make love work.
Lindsay Detwiler is expanding her horizons a bit. With All of You she tackles the darker side of life. Upfront I’ll saw that this isn’t a down and dirty gritty read, but with subjects such as mental health and addiction, the story will be far from light. But this is a story about taking chances and risk and ultimately hope and embracing change.
Both of the main characters, Marley and Alex are incredibly likable. From the moment of their unusual introduction to each other and the not so subtle way they are pushed together, I had a great feeling about them. Marley is the creative one but she’s stuck on being stuck. She’s convinced herself of the role she is to play in life. It’s rather tragic, but Alex is is just the right antidote. Not that he isn’t without his prescribed notions of the path he’s on, but he’s already started striking out on his own, veering off the familial expectations of him.
All in all I found this a super sweet story about first love. As to those heavy topics, Detwiler handles them with sensitivity and uses some of life’s harder lessons to flush out her characters. I’m a long standing fan of Detwilers and I love the idea of her “Rescue Me” series and All of You is a very promising start.
~Review by Cyndi
Lindsay’s goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that
novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she’s done her job.
Lindsay’s hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.