Friday, November 7, 2014

ARC Review: All or Nothing by Lexi Ryan

Publisher: Lexi Ryan
Publication Date: November 3, 2014
Genre: New Adult
Source: eARC via Author

**ALL OR NOTHING is a short, sexy, new adult romance and is also available as part of the ALL I EVER WANTED anthology.**

After years of placing the wrong bets, all Aubree Baxter ever wanted was someone to take a chance on her. More specifically, she wants golden boy Kennedy Hale, her good friend and unrequited crush. After a seduction attempt gone terribly wrong, she knows pursuing anything more than friendship with Kennedy means sure heartbreak. If they're going to make this work, it has to be ALL OR NOTHING.


I'm a huge fan of Lexi so I was super excited to read her novella, All or Nothing, when presented with the opportunity. All or Nothing is an Abbot Springs Romance that was previously part of the All I Ever Wanted anthology.

Lexi's story is about Kennedy and Aubree. They have been best friends since childhood but Bree has always been in love with Kennedy and when she takes a chance and her feelings aren't returned, she is heartbroken. She decides to still come home for the Winter Festival, with the hope that her mom will make an appearance this year. She comes face to face with Kennedy and they are forced to work out their feelings for each other.

Bree is a wild card; always running to the next town or next adventure. She doesn't hold down a job or a boyfriend easily. I think she gets restless because she has a mother who make absent promises and a father who wasn't around much. On top of that, she's always loved Kennedy so no other man can capture her heart. 

Kennedy is the golden boy of Abbott Springs, expected to be the Mayor like his father and take over his father's business. However, he wants to be his own man and pursue his own dreams but can't seem to find the courage to tell his father how he feels. I feel like he is a bit clueless because it seems so obvious that Bree loves him but he can't see it himself.

I liked that Bree and Kennedy are so different that it make them perfect for each other. Bree needs Kennedy to ground her and Kennedy needs Bree to free him. When he finally opens his eyes and discovers his real feelings for her, I think that it really opened Bree up a bit. I feel like she never really felt loved because of the way her parents are so having someone who she loves genuinely love her back really opened her eyes. She could finally stop running because she was back where she always belonged.


About Lexi Ryan:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.


  1. Oh this sounds like such a sweet novella! I'll have to check this one out. Great review!

  2. I really liked this one! :D


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