"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!
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.
Release Date: October 10th, 2018
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.
Best Friends to Lovers?
Um. Yes. Please.
Those are two tropes that reel me in and I have to say I really enjoyed All My Life. It did surprise me a bit at the start, in a good way, but once I got over that and got deeper into the book (well, into the first two chapters) I found I really liked the route the author took with Devlyn and Garrett’s journey. It was sweet, funny, full of heart and was easy to get lost in and want more when everything was said and done.
It was hard to NOT fall in love with Garrett. He adores his daughter and puts her first in every way possible, but does in such a way that he doesn’t spoil her rotten. This isn’t to say that he doesn’t carve out a little time for himself, because he does, but it never interferes with her needs. He’s a little cynical when it comes to a romantic kind of love, but his heart isn’t as cold and walled off as he thinks it is.
Now, considering how this book starts off, I will admit that I had pictured Devlyn in a certain light before even meeting her, and it wasn’t a horrible one, just a little...greyish. But after meeting her I can readily admit I was wrong (see one should never assume anything). She’s vibrant, sassy and comfortable in her own skin. She loves her job and is one of those people who gives simply because it’s the right thing to do.
Garrett and Devlyn’s journey to their HEA was a fun one. The situation that was the catalyst to jump starting their romance wasn’t expected, but was a definitely unique and I really enjoyed how things evolved between them. In some ways things happened quickly, but considering how long they knew each other, it worked for me. I loved their bantering and even though they had their awkward moments, there was a flow between them that worked. The bumps in the road had me growling, not gonna lie, but I loved how everything worked out in the end for them.
I’ve waffled over explaining more about why I was surprised in the beginning, but as the synopsis doesn’t reveal it, I’m going to follow suit. What I can say is that I really did enjoy the route the author took with this one and how she showed me who the characters were in the past and present. As for Mia, I loved the girl. I did. She was vibrant and acted as I expected a girl of her age to act and react. So if you love the whole single parent/best friends to lovers trope and are looking for a fun, sweet read with a lot of heart, then this is a must read!
~ Copy provided by Social Butterfly PR & voluntarily reviewed ~
Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.