Author: Lexi Ryan
Series: Abbott Springs
Release Date: November 2, 2014
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
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.
Yet, when they reunite their attraction will explode and along with it will come the need to be something more. Aubree and Kennedy show each other the allure of living life they way the other does. She tempts him to take control of his own life. And Kennedy will show Aubree what it means to put roots down, on a sure bet. In the end, all they want is a hopeful future and each other. The problems arise when the balk against the changes coming their way. They both show their stubbornness at the most inopportune time and it takes unlikely allies and courage to pull through.
This book is everything I love about novellas. The ability to pack in the punch of a full-length story, and get me thoroughly engaged in the characters' lives takes talent. Lexi Ryan has this innate ability to suck you and make you care more about her characters than you thought possible. Aubree and Kennedy will steal your heart. You'll empathize with them and they'll also want to make you wring their necks. Overall, All or Nothing is a sweet and steamy read that did the trick for me this weekend.
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