Following Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade returns with another utterly charming romantic comedy about a devil-may-care actor—who actually cares more than anyone knows—and the no-nonsense woman hired to keep him in line.
"An absolutely witty, swoon worthy behind the scenes romp! Delightful from beginning to end!"--Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'
Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, Gods of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he's dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling.
Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult. But the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep her professional remove and her heart intact, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness…not to mention his Cupid fanfiction habit.
When another scandal lands Alex in major hot water and costs Lauren her job, she’ll have to choose between protecting him and offering him what he really wants—her. But he’s determined to keep his improbably short, impossibly stubborn, and extremely endearing minder in his life any way he can. And on a road trip up the California coast together, he intends to show her exactly what a falling star will do to catch the woman he loves: anything at all.
Better than the first!
Even in book 1 of this series, I knew Uncontainable Alex and Stick-in-the-mud Lauren would not go quietly into the night.
They did not. My only wish is that a book with a character so obsessed with pegging actually had pegging, but I do understand that it would have changed the genre rating.
It has taken me a little time to wrap my head around this magnificent piece of work. I didn’t know what to expect going in because I’m not a big fan of the famous hero/heroine trope. But from the very first page, I was captivated. Enamored. I’m freaking love with this book, the characters, the plot, everything.
Both the h and H were perfectly imperfect in every sense of the word, but that’s what made them so likable. Alex and Lauren were such opposites that they complimented each other before they even realized it. I loved their dynamic and how they played off of one another. And Lauren was just the worst (sarcasm—if you’ve actually read the book and not just reading the reviews beforehand, you’ll get the reference).
I think what resonates with me the most from this book is how well written Lauren and Alex are. Lauren is a plus size woman that has had to deal with people commenting on her size and her looks all her life and she’s learned to deal with it; learned to deal with the fat shaming and the awful looks/words. She wasn’t made into a victim, she held her own. Sure, she built up a wall and didn’t put herself first, but a lot of people that are treated that way do that. Her depiction was real. I’ve read a lot of books with plus size heroines that just don’t do them justice. They don’t show the hardships of what life is like (hello airplane seats and chairs with armrests) but god did I feel freaking seen in this book. Not only Lauren though—Olivia Dade nails Alex dealing with ADHD and the guilt of his past with his mother. His protective instincts were spot on and his actions with always talking and having trouble sleeping and needing to run to get out the energy—ugh, I just can’t even.
I really did have All The Feels just like the title says, and I can see this book as being one I can read again and again and not get tired of it. My heart is so full after this.
Well-written sexy and fun
I’ve been binging romance novels and this is so well-written with believable and realistic emotional arcs for its characters; I immediately re-read and it made me cry both times for Alex right before the end. So good and sexy and fun and real