Passion. Mystery. It all collides in the breathtaking conclusion to the INSIDE OUT series, ALL OF ME. Chris rich and famous, his past dark, but so is Sara's. Can they save each other? Or will the darkness tear them apart?
From the moment I met him, I was forever changed. From the first look in his eyes, the first touch of his hand. His first demand for the control he needs, and I could not deny him. He has become my passion, my life, the missing part of my soul. He is the reason I am all I can be, not just some shadow of the possibilities. And together, we are the sum of all the broken pieces of our lives made whole again. Nothing will destroy us. Nothing, and no one, will keep us from the ultimate promise, to spend the rest of our lives living on the edge of absolutely everything and doing it together. I won’t let it.
I received this book published by Simon & Schuster from NetGalley for an honest review.
Let me start out by saying I love Lisa Renee Jones' writing. I fell in love with her writing years ago when I picked up a novella she had written and have voraciously scooped up everything else as I am able. I'm telling you this because I fully had anticipated giving this a five star review before I ever read the book. However, I am unable to do so for one reason and that is I had more questions than answers by the end of the book.
All of me is suppose to wrap up all the loose ends in the Inside Out Series. For the most part it does. ***Spoiler Alert*** However, we are left hanging about what happens to Tristan. Then again, maybe I am the only one who wants to know.
This is definitely a book that must be read after reading the previous books of the series. I do not recommend it as a standalone. However, there is something for everyone. Angst, action, sex, declarations of love and maybe most importantly, the realization that love allows you to take chances, to be what you’d never thought you could be.
I love the emotional transformation you see and feel in Chris as he does what it takes to keep Sara, marry her and build their life together. For me this was not about the smokin' hot sex as it is the journey of a painful loss and the lengths we must go to heal. The reader is taken on an emotional ride where you laugh, cry, grow angry, and fall even deeper in love. It doesn't hurt that many will wish for a Chris of their own. Myself included.
The characters are well written and as I said, I am disappointed that we do not know what happens to Tristan. Perhaps if readers ask, Ms. Jones will tell us in Ella's trilogy. As a side note, I am infinitely glad that she is writing it as my need to know what happens to these peripheral characters is like my morning coffee. I must have it, therefore, I must know what happens in their lives. To me, making your secondary characters so believable is a testament to Ms. Jones' ability to draw the reader into her story.