Books All or Nothing by Felice Stevens
All or Nothing by Felice Stevens
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Together (Book 3)
About the Author
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
September 27, 2017
This book contains scenes involving suicide, past and present. If this is a trigger for you, please proceed with caution.
A past he couldn’t forget
Adam Barton is living his dream of working as a firefighter in his small Texas town, but a tragedy from his youth continues to haunt him. He decides New York City is the perfect place to start a new life and joins the FDNY, living and loving his own way—no strings and nothing personal. Until he catches sight of Rico Estevez, the sexy chef with the mysterious smile who rocks his world. After one explosive night together, Adam craves another….And then another. The more he and Rico are together, the more Adam wants him.
A future he never imagined
Rico Estevez is living a lie. For years he’s hidden his sexuality, afraid to hurt the career of his politically ambitious father. He’s the perfect American―the best schools, top of his class and most importantly, to his father, a successful businessman. Who needs a boyfriend when sex is so easy to find? Starting a torrid love affair with Adam Barton isn’t a problem; neither one is looking toward forever. But Rico’s father is about to get the chance of a lifetime and Rico feels forced to play by his rules.
Rules are made to be broken
Adam proves more unforgettable than Rico ever imagines, but he gives in to family pressures above personal desire. When a fire reunites them, both men discover their passion for each other hasn’t died; rather it’s stronger than ever. Want turns to need and something more dangerous to their hearts—love. Adam and Rico know if they want to have it all, they can let no one and nothing stand in their way of a life together.
Brilliant and Evocative
You know how occasionally you pick up a book and you think you’re just going to have a lovely romance, but then the book grabs you by the heart and tears at you until you ache? All or Nothing is that grabby book! The third in the Together series, it is easily read as a standalone as the MCs from the other two books (a main novel and a novella with the same couple) are explained handily. However, I suggest you read all three, because each is amazing in its own right, and the MCs from this book meet in the first one.
All or Nothing features the gun shy Adam, still mourning a staggering loss from his past, and Rico, son of a success conservative party member active in politics, hiding in plain sight with a chest full of staggering loneliness. Written in third person and alternating each character’s viewpoint, you get really in depth and connected to these two men.
This book touches on what many consider to be taboo aspects in gay romance, the traumatizing levels of persecution and the horrific effects it can evoke in a developing psyche. It is handled with delicateness and respect, and it allows for tremendous character growth throughout the whole of the book.
The plot seemed fairly straightforward, but it contained so many nuances that it was an ever-shifting reality, and it kept me engaged all the way through. Watching these men come together was an exhilarating, sad, touching, angry, and every other emotion available story. At 4.5 stars, I wholeheartedly recommend you pick this book up.
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