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Monday, October 15, 2018

All My Life by Prescott Lane (Book Review)

In association with Social Butterfly PR, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host a book review for All My Life by author Prescott Lane!

Book Review

All My Life by Prescott Lane
Publisher: Independent Publisher
Publication Date: October 7-8, 2018
Format: Paperback - 262 pages
               Kindle - 967 KB
               Nook - 694 KB
ISBN: 978-0999503331
BNID: 2940156098439
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Social Butterfly PR.

Book Description:

The beginning of any love story starts with the meet.

I’ve known Garrett Hollis since before I can remember, and I’ve loved him just as long. I loved him while he loved someone else. I loved him when he had a baby with her. I loved him when she left him. 

The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter. I should know. I’ve had a front-row seat. First steps, first words, all the big moments. 

Garrett was just a teenager when Mia was born. I’ve watched him braid his daughter’s hair, hold her hand crossing the street, seen her asleep on his chest. I’m the best friend, the one they can count on for everything from dance lessons to motherly advice, anything they need. I’m their go-to girl.

The best part of any love story is the happily ever after.

But what if the happily ever after doesn’t include you?

All my life, that’s how long I’ve loved him.

Of course, he’s clueless.

Book Excerpt:

As far as dates go, this one has been good.  I like her.  She’s attractive, funny, smart, seems to have her head on straight.  All the boxes are checked.  This should be the point where I kiss her, ask her out again.  I should be devising ways to get in this woman’s panties, but instead I’m thinking more about yanking down the tutu of one very sexy Biscuit Girl.  I should be thinking about how to get this woman to fall for me, but it’s me that’s fallen.  I should have one thing on my mind, and I do — Devlyn.

There’s just one big ass problem.  She’s my friend.  I can’t go there.  There are so many reasons why I can’t go there.  The town would have a field day.  We’d have no privacy.  Everyone would have an opinion.  If we broke up, where would I get a decent cup of coffee?  How would Mia react to this?  Then there’s Scott, who’s actually the least of my concerns.  Devlyn seemed pretty sure it was over, and if it’s not, I plan on convincing her.

I don’t want to lose Devlyn.

Staying friends guarantees her in my life.  Dating her doesn’t.

Love doesn’t come with a guarantee.

Love is a risk.  I used to be a risk taker, but teenage fatherhood buried that part of me.  Stability became the name of the game.  It had to.  I look towards her diner, wondering if she’s back.

Book Teasers:

"Hot single dad devoted to his daughter? Second chances? All the tension you could ask for? Look no further! Devoured this gem and you will too!"- Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times bestselling author.

All My Life, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Prescott Lane is now LIVE!

My Book Review:

All My Life is a wonderful contemporary romance story about the intertwining relationship between a single father and his daughter and his childhood best friend. It is an emotional and loving father-daughter story intertwined with an unrequited love turned into a second chance when best friends unexpectedly turn into lovers, that will keep the reader engaged and turning the page.

For all her life Devlyn Drake has loved her childhood best friend Garrett Hollis.  But for Devlyn, it is an unrequited loved because, at the age of sixteen, Garrett became a teenage single father to Mia, his unexpected blessing, after his summertime girlfriend Sheena didn't want to be a mother and left them after Mia's birth. Fast-forward eighteen years later, Garrett is getting ready to be an empty-nester as Mia is graduating high school and will be leaving for college. All these years Devlyn has been there for Garrett and Mia, but there has never been anything romantic between them, and Devlyn has given up hope of them ever getting together. That is until Mia's graduation speech goes viral after she sends out a wish that her dad would find a nice single lady to date so that he won't be lonely. A parade of women descend on their small town of Eden Valley, Georgia in hopes of winning Garrett's heart, but who would have thought that the right woman for him was right under his nose the whole time?

Author Prescott Lane weaves a beautiful romantic tale that takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride as they follow Garrett, Devlyn, and Mia's story. Told in alternating first-person narratives by Garrett and Devlyn, their change in relationship status is wrought with family drama, hurt, betrayal, forgiveness, a tight-knit small-town community, strong bonds of friendship, and the amazing discovery of unrequited love fulfilled. It is a story that tugs at the heartstrings, but will also make the reader a believer in the ability to find true love.

You can't help but feel compassion for Garrett, Devlyn, and Mia as their story unfolds with intriguing twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages and hoping that they will get their chance at love and finally become a family. I loved how the author draws the reader into Garrett and Devlyn's story with flashbacks to their childhood past intertwined with the present filled with emotional family drama, the surprising reappearance of Sheena, and a longtime friendship that unexpectedly turns into a passionate romance that will send tingles down your spine. I loved the single father-daughter relationship that Garrett and Mia shared, I loved that Garrett gave up his own dreams to build a life for his daughter, he's truly one of the good guys! I would be remiss if I didn't mention the author's rich description of the setting, she easily transports the reader to the small southern town of Eden Springs, Georgia on the outskirts of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the close-knit community spirit that embraced Garrett and Mia throughout the years.

All My Life is a beautifully written story of family, friendship, true love, second chances and moving forward in life that will resonate with you for a very long time.


About The Author

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in LaceLayers of HerThe Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and an MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

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