Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Title: All of Me
Author: Gina Sorella
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars

Stella Ciaramitaro spent the last year battling a disease that tried to take her life…and take her away from her four crazy, pain-in-the-butt sisters, occasionally suicidal father, and career as an Emergency Room nurse. Stella’s disease wreaked a lot of havoc, leaving her with visible and invisible scars, but she’s hanging in there. Doing just fine, actually. 

 Or she was until HE showed up. 

 Nathan Drazek is a mess and he knows it. A childhood full of mental and physical abuse, four tours in Afghanistan, and ten years policing one of the toughest beats in East Cleveland have left him aloof and nearly incapable of interpersonal relationships. But that’s okay, because Nathan isn’t interested in anything more than just getting by. 

 Or he wasn’t until SHE showed up. 

 From the moment Nathan nearly arrests Stella, sparks fly, limits are tested, and boundaries are shattered. A tenuous, tender friendship quickly evolves into something powerfully passionate they cannot wish away or control. As they grow closer, new issues arise and old hurts resurface, threatening to destroy their fragile new beginning. With everything at stake, Nathan and Stella must ultimately decide which runs deeper: their scars or their love.

All of Me begins when Stella goes to try to hurt her sister's ex-boyfriend who "put his hands on her." This all goes down hill because the guy calls the cops, and the cop that shows up is non other than Nathan, a man who is deeply troubled, but who Stella is seriously attracted to. And he to her, but he's going to do his best to avoid it. It's not part of his perfectly ordered plan. That is until Stella does her best to worm her way into his head, and heart. Now Stella's fighting for them to have a relationship even though Nathan is fighting against it. They each have their own demons that seem to hold both of them back in some ways, but Nathan's are the worst.. Now Stella has to do her best to try to bring him around before they both lose the best thing that ever happened to them. This book was seriously emotional. 

These two people who are badly scared physical and emotionally in different ways come together, and are explosive. But Nathan is so scared he can't seem to get a grasp on what he really has. Well technically he does, but his head won't let him fully realize it.. That is until the unthinkable happens, then he starts to get his head on straight. I really liked this book. It was very good, with an awesome story line that had me interested the entire time I read it. And it had really amazing characters who I adored, and wanted to hurt (Nathan) at times too. This story had a wonderful HEA, and no cliffhanger so that made it even more awesome.

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