on October 11th, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The beginning of any love story starts with the meet.
I’ve known Garrett Hollis since before I can remember, and I’ve loved him just as long. I loved him while he loved someone else. I loved him when he had a baby with her. I loved him when she left him.
The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter. I should know. I’ve had a front row seat. First steps, first words, all the big moments.
Garrett was just a teenager when Mia was born. I’ve watched him braid his daughter’s hair, hold her hand crossing the street, seen her asleep on his chest. I’m the best friend, the one they can count on for everything from dance lessons to motherly advice, anything they need. I’m their go-to girl.
The best part of any love story is the happily ever after.
But what if the happily ever after doesn’t include you?
All my life, that’s how long I’ve loved him.
Of course, he’s clueless.
“Hot single dad devoted to his daughter? Second chances? All the tension you could ask for? Look no further! Devoured this gem and you will too!”- Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times bestselling author
All My Life, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Prescott Lane is now LIVE!
All My life has been on my most anticipated reads this fall since the moment I read the blurb. Undoubtedly, the unrequited love trope is my very most favorite trope. Couple that with Prescott Lane’s impeccable writing I knew I would love this book. Ms. Lane delivered on my expectations in a spectacular fashion -making this a 2017 favorite and a #mustread recommendation.
The story is centered around Garrett and his daughter Mia, and Devlyn, Garrett’s best friend and the character whose voice we know from the blurb. The story opens with Mia, Garrett’s daughter giving her high school graduation speech and calling attention to her father’s state of single”dom”. When this goes viral and chaos ensues, Garrett finds himself re-evaluating his needs as a man and his relationships.
The story is told in both past and present, through multiple points of view , including some letters that left me uneasy. The characters are well developed and I found myself completely and utterly invested in the quest for happiness. My heart ACHED for Devlyn as she recounts the years she’s been there for Mia and Garrett and how tightly woven their lives are and I had trepidation and fear as the past tries to push itself into the present. Conversely I ached for all that Garrett went through and the road he faces as his loyalties are tested.
I found myself completely unable to put this done and read this in one fell swoop. There was no way I could let the story be for a day, I had to know where it would go. So even as I put it down as I finished it at o’dark thirty I just couldn’t forget about it. Its been days but I still feel every emotion and reading over my highlights just makes me want to re-read it already. This was just so perfectly plotted taking me through a range of emotions, happiness and tears abound. Kudo’s to Ms Lane on the addition of All My Life to her already stellar repertoire. 5++ Stars!!
~Review by Cyndi
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As far as dates go, this one has been good. I like her. She’s attractive, funny, smart, seems to have her head on straight. All the boxes are checked. This should be the point where I kiss her, ask her out again. I should be devising ways to get in this woman’s panties, but instead I’m thinking more about yanking down the tutu of one very sexy Biscuit Girl. I should be thinking about how to get this woman to fall for me, but it’s me that’s fallen. I should have one thing on my mind, and I do — Devlyn.
There’s just one big ass problem. She’s my friend. I can’t go there. There are so many reasons why I can’t go there. The town would have a field day. We’d have no privacy. Everyone would have an opinion. If we broke up, where would I get a decent cup of coffee? How would Mia react to this? Then there’s Scott, who’s actually the least of my concerns. Devlyn seemed pretty sure it was over, and if it’s not, I plan on convincing her.
I don’t want to lose Devlyn.
Staying friends guarantees her in my life. Dating her doesn’t.
Love doesn’t come with a guarantee.
Love is a risk. I used to be a risk taker, but teenage fatherhood buried that part of me. Stability became the name of the game. It had to. I look towards her diner, wondering if she’s back.