A forbidden stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Confessions of the Heart Series.
Oh wow, what an explosive read All of Me turned out to be! And I was definitely not prepared for it at all. If you saw my instagram stories, I talked about how this book will literally cut your heart into itty bitty pieces. But it was exactly what I expected from an A.L. Jackson story.
I’ve been eager about Ian’s story since I finished More of You which has one of my favorite heroes, Jace aka older brother of Ian. There was something so unbelievably intense and unforgettable about Ian, and I wanted to know everything about him. Ian is a broken man harboring so much pain and darkness from his past. He carries himself in a manner that has put all of that behind him, but it’s there just waiting to seep up to the surface and take over. Everything that he has faced molded him into the man that he is today; dark, intense, arrogant, fierce and loyal to a fault.
He wasn’t a man ready to fall and never found himself deserving of that kind of life. And that’s when Grace stumbles into his life, the broken angel. A woman who can easily become the light to his dark, if only he’d let her. Everything between these two since their first meeting was absolutely intense and just rolling off the pages. And Ian would have nothing in his way to go after something he wants. But Grace knows she shouldn’t get involved with anyone especially during what she’s currently fighting for. The game of push and pull becomes tough to resist and eventually gives in. And my goodness, I was not prepared for that either! *fanning myself*
The more we got to know these two, you couldn’t help but root for them and hope that they get their happy ever after. It would be a long and suspenseful battle before they’d get there, but you know it would all be worth it in the end.
I admired Grace so darn much! A woman who was constantly knocked down by the person who should have always been on her side, an equal, her partner; her now ex-husband. A cruel, manipulative man and powerful man, someone who doesn’t care about anything else except himself. It would be crazy for anyone to go against him, but Ian shoulders it all and does it anyway. He can’t easily say it himself, but he’d give everything up for Grace.
I think I could have done without the forbidden aspect of the story, I felt like it was a little bit unnecessary because there was no way these two would be able to keep their hands off each other. I like how they constantly said that they couldn’t do anything together, but kept giving in. As I said, everything between these two is intense and palpable.
What a read! My heart broke for these two repeatedly and some tears were shed. It’s nearly impossible to not love a man who would be willing to give up EVERYTHING that he has worked his entire life, for someone. Major respect for that.
Truly enjoyed this read and am definitely looking forward to Mack’s story!
Major thanks to A.L. Jackson for the advance reader’s copy!
**TRIGGER WARNING** IT WAS STOPPED BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENED, BUT THAT MOMENT FELT SO RAW AND FEAR IS UNBELIEVABLY REAL. AND HEROINE TALKS ABOUT HER PAST WITH HER EX-HUSBAND.**
Don’t miss the awesome giveaway for the All of Me release! It’s a Fight for Me Bundle + More of You + $50 Amazon Gift Card!