Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: ALL IN: PAYING HIS WAY by Lane Hart

Release Date: May 7th, 2016

Type: Contemporary Romance, Series (Sort of), Works as a Stand alone, Glad I'm an Only Child, Sibling Rivalry to the max, Babies complicate things, Novella

About the Book: One girl. 

Too young, too sweet, and too much of a past with my little brother. They share a son. 

I shouldn’t think twice about Maggie Frasier. When she needs my help though, there’s no way I can ignore her and my nephew. They don’t have anyone else to turn to since my brother refuses to own up to his responsibility. 

But somehow I went from helping her to holding her to loving her. 

Now everything has changed, and I want to keep these two in my life, permanently. My brother certainly doesn’t give a shit about them, and therein lies the problem. 

The truth can only be hidden for so long, and once it’s out there’s no going back. 

No family, no future, and no life with the woman I love. 

However, not everything is as it seems. And by the time I realize my mistake, it just might be too late to get her back.  [Description from]

My Review: This is a new-to-me author, and I probably never would have heard of her if this hadn't been offered for review. And let me tell you, I would have seriously missed out. This emotional, drama-from-start-to-finish novella made the my commute fly by. This isn't some happy romance story, so if you want a quick and easy happily ever after, you need to move along. Jordan and Maggie have a rough journey from start to finish - with family drama thrown in to complicate things further.

This story is not for the faint of heart. You need to be able to handle drug use, attempted rape, and sibling-hopping (not exactly what happens, but it's the best way I can quickly describe it without giving too much away). If you're looking for the next romance that is going to fly to the top of the charts, this isn't the book for you. But if you like your love stories with a heaping side of drama, and you just want a good, quick and dirty read - look no further. I will definitely be checking out more by this author in the future!

Cover Lovin': This cover gives away nothing of the story contained therein... but it's certainly good eye candy!

Recommendation: While this is technically part of a series, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. It also deals with some possible trigger warnings (sex while under the influence, possible rape, etc) - so read at your own risk.

Final Rating: THREE AND A HALF out of five stars (3.5/5). A good, dramatic novella that I couldn't put down!

Make sure to get your copy of "All In: Paying His Way" by Lane Hart from today!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thanks Lane Hart!

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