Recently I had the opportunity to read a new to me book from a new to me author. All In by Ann Garner is the second book in a series, but can be read as a stand alone. Check out the synopsis!
For Grace Marsh there had never been a doubt that she was meant to be with Grant Michaels. From the moment she had met her brothers’ best friend she had known he was the one for her, and after two years together it seemed that he felt the same.
Until the night he knocks on her door and sends her entire world into a tailspin when he breaks her heart.
Jacob Ross was the American dream. The son of a football legend who was well on his way to a place by his father’s side in the NFL hall of fame. Until the day he walked away from it all without looking back.
A chance meeting between them finally puts Grace on the path toward putting her heart back together. But can she make a future with Jacob when she keeps getting pulled back into the past? Can she prove to him that she’s All In, or will she lose it all before it even really begins?
The story sucked me in from the beginning and I loved the writing. Grace is a tough, tells-it-like-she-sees-it girl who has had her heart broken by the only boy she's ever loved. Jacob is the good looking jock who has experienced a tragedy that pulled him away from the game he loved. They meet, and the sparks are immediate. I liked the friendship between Jacob and Grace, but felt her relationship escalated quickly when compared to her reflections of her relationship with Grant. The story line was good, maybe a little predictable, but the small subplots kept the story moving along. The characters were likable and I did feel a connection to them. I will admit to a few tears and loved the direction of the last few chapters, but felt like the ending was wrapped up a little to quickly. Steamyness is Medium/Hot with a couple of semi-graphic scenes. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Find Ann Garner: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7204580.Ann_Garner