Monday, August 22, 2016

Amie's Reviews of the All For Me BOX SET by Alexis Noelle ~ RELEASE BLITZ ~

Series: All For Me Box Set
Includes: Fall For Me, Wait for Me, 
Fight For Me and Breaking Free
Author: Alexis Noelle Release: August 22, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Do you remember your first love?
The first time you let yourself care about someone?
Follow four couples down their separate paths through love, and heartache.
Nothing in life is ever easy, and these couples prove that when you want something you have to be willing to fight for it.

“Emotional and everyone deserves someone to love"

                               “The twist will catch you unaware!”

“Another great read by Alexis Noelle.”

“Smoking Hot, Highly Addicting”


I read these when the author re-did them last year. I enjoyed them with their cliffys and build up of what was to come next. Having them all nice and neat in a box set is amazing !! Lucky for those of you who are just discovering this author and this set now because you won't be waiting - instant gratification !! I reviewed them individually - 

I have fallen in love with this author and her new series and serials that I was lucky enough to read so I was thrilled to hear she was revamping and re-releasing her older books so I had to sign on !!

Once again I was hooked on the characters , they had real life issues and some issues really hit close to home. The abusive boyfriend , the new school , the new journeys and the realization that your life is not your own and you need to change that. I will say Carter and Madison fall pretty quickly BUT when you have been treated poorly all your life as Madison has the second you see what you have missed out on you latch on and there is no way you wouldn't fall in love with Carter ! I loved Carter's family and how open they were to Madison. When you hear the stories of her past you can't help but want the best for her. There is a ton of angst and of course the back and forth. If you have ever been in an abusive relationship at a young age you get it , I know I get it , now as an adult I would think I would have more sense but Madison did what most girls that age do. They cower , they stay , they take it. Thankfully she has her out and she feels confident enough with her new friends to be able to survive. I enjoyed the journey , was scared , nervous and heartbroken at times and then of course was excited because lets face it CARTER IS AMAZING !! Since I did not read the book as previously released I do not know what has changed or stayed the same but I do know there are a few characters I would love to get to know more about and hopefully get that chance.

I am so happy to have signed on for the re-releases of this series !! Having not read them before I have no clue of what changes were made , all I can say is I am enjoying the college aged angst , drama and sex !! LOL
You knew Jason and Nicole were going to have a fun or at least rollercoaster ride of a story to tell. I did hope for a little back tracking to the night they spent together but no biggie. They gave me enough steam to last a long time !! Jason and his family story intrigued me and come to find out Nicole's family story is not much better. Of course we have a couple twists and turns and one major twist that could have done major damage , thankfully it didn't.

Nicole has been waiting for Jason to smarten up and fall for her or admit he has fallen. Waking up to him is a pleasant surprise and it gives her the strength to finally ask what the heck they are doing. Does she get answers she wants ?? Well Jason isn't an easy nut to crack. his father's issues have long been a factor in his relationship woes. Can Nicole break down that wall and claim her man ?? I love them together , they may try little things to get on each others radar but it is fun and lighthearted. No major drama at first and they are super hot together. I love how we get more of the gang together and we also get some lead in for more stories. Can Jason and Nicole fight the odds and have that amazing love like Carter and Maddy ?? I hope so because I know I am looking forward to more from these couples in the books to come.

Another fun and fast read from this author !! The mystery of Shawn has been building for the past 2 books so obviously by now we are all freaking out wanting to know what the heck is going on. I kind of went with the assumptions of his friends and honestly what it was didn't even cross my mind for some reason !! I know I am slow with the hints.

So here we are in Shawn and Christen's world. Coming from two totally different lifestyles yet feeling a connection they can't deny. Christen has had a crush on Shawn for some time but he has been preoccupied. Now that the girls have found out his secret Christen takes it upon herself to check on him after. Once he really sees her he realizes she is beautiful and caring. After he finally confesses to his friends what has been going on he is then free to confront Christen about them. This is all quick and practically painless ! They have a fast and easy relationship and I enjoyed them together. Christen is very supportive and Shawn is actually an amazing guy. Once family gets involved things start to get messy. Shawn's family is great , they love Christen and they are very welcoming. They work hard and have a simple life. Although Shawn is fine attempting to hang with Christen's family her parents are not welcoming at all and their plans put a halt to anything we had been enjoying. With a little help from Jason , of all guys , Shawn is able to snap out of it and claim his girl. Of course we then have the game changing event. My only complaint here is that this event was major and could have used a little more time BUT regardless the way it all pans out and comes together works for me and now I am excited for the next book !

So I was shocked that this book strayed a bit from the gang and had Holly branching out , but DUH the title is Breaking Free so it really fits in more ways than one. I have enjoyed getting to know Holly and with her whole internet meet and greet thing going on I was curious to see what came of it. The story starts out with a BANG and then we come to the present and we really don't get much more detail about that horrible start. There are some flashbacks and nightmares but the blanks are slowly filled in. I did enjoy Drew and Holly's story, yes Drew was a jerk BUT go with the flow , Holly needed something to happen to break her out of her rut so why not a HOT AS SIN rocker with a crap attitude and a heartbreaking past !!

Holly has suffered a horrible event and is now left broken. She hates anyones touch , she avoids a lot and does not talk about what happened. Carter is on high alert after not being able to prevent her hurt and he drives Holly right out the door , and honestly I don't blame her. Not only is he smothering her but how can she not be intrigued by DREW FREAKIN WALKER and his bad boy , bad attitude !! Holly loves her brother and her friends but something feels right and for the first time in months Holly is able to be free. I will admit some of this may be hard to grasp with its quickness and craziness BUT it is a story and a feel good one at that. I flew through this in a matter of hours and enjoyed the escape from reality and had fun swooning over Drew !! They don't have an easy road and it is angsty and slightly juvenile but yet all things I love !! If you have followed the series it's a must , if you enjoy the author grab the whole series and dig in.

I swear I almost sent a hate email to her , which I have done before , BUT she quickly redeemed herself , it was a close call and I did yell at her out loud in my house despite the fact she can't hear me !!

Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.


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