Genre: Contemporary Romance
A quirky poet who’s defined by her dark past.
All it takes is Alex Evans saving Marley Jade one fateful night for their futures to be realigned. And when a passion sparks between them, they must decide if they can piece each other back together and make love work.
and/or glittery, Lindsay’s the English teacher cliché; she loves cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high
sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, Marjorie, and Bob; and their
mastiff, Henry.Lindsay’s goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of
life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers
have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming
from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the
tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look
at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and
powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that
novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing
a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That
could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows
she’s done her job.Lindsay’s hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of
her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants
them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of
the realm of possibility.
Usually I am all about the loud romances – those with big bangs and dark characters. But sometimes there are also some of the more silent ones that sneak their way into my reading schedule. A co blogger of mine had already read some books by Lindsay Detwiler so I knew her to be a good writer from what I heard. So when I read the plot of “All of You” I decided to give it a go even though I knew it would be more quiet than what I usually read.
Almost everything in this book is the opposite of what I usually read so I was a little out of my game at first. I was expecting things to happen that never came and therfore the story could not manage to finally engage my whole heart in it so I can only give 4 stars. But please do not misunderstand that as negative – it was just me. This book had a steady flow and provided deeply and careful developed characters. They were just more on the quiet side of things. In this story it is more about the depth of things than about their pace.
And know there are not many authors that can “sell” me this kind of story flow but this is def. one of them. Marley and Alex were such interesting characters that I truly liked to follow their journey navigating the rough waters of relationships when families interfere. To me it was a calm story about breaking free from chains that tie you in places you no longer belong and hinder your growth.