Sunday, November 18, 2018

All That We Are by Melissa Toppen

Title: All That We Are
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Cover Design: Pear Perfect Creative Covers

They say everything happens for a reason- that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. For the longest time I didn’t think that was true. I had stumbled around in the dark for so many years that I didn’t think I would ever find my way out. But when I finally did, it came in the most unexpected way.

Miles Hollins had been my brother’s best friend for as long as I could remember. We didn’t like each other much growing up. Or rather, we couldn’t stand each other. But after ten years of being gone, a lot had changed.
He wasn’t the same boy I remembered. I wasn’t the same girl either. So much had happened. 
I moved away and got married.
Miles joined the military.
We both returned home broken in our own way.
I struggled to find my place in my new life. Miles struggled just to get through the day. But together we slowly began to heal. I quieted his demons and he gave me a sense of belonging. For a while that was enough.
But this is real life, and in real life nothing stays perfect forever. In real life not every story ends with a happily ever after. Sometimes the scars we carry are just too deep. 
I promised him I would fight. 
He promised me I would lose. 
I’ll do everything in my power to prove him wrong. Because it’s when you find the one thing you can’t live without, that you truly find yourself.
All That We Are is a standalone contemporary romance.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

This was an awesome read - one that I loved from beginning to end.  It hooked me from the beginning and could not put down until the very last word.  It was poignant and beautiful yet real and gritty at the same time.

Harlow has returned home after an unsuccessful marriage to a man who was controlling and a cheater.  She finds herself working for her brother's best friend, Miles.  They have known each other since childhood but have always had a bit of a love-hate relationship.  As the attraction between them grows, Miles is able to show Harlow how a woman deserves to be treated.  Miles is a tattoo artist with a darkness that is hidden from those around him.  The darkness comes from his time in the military.  Whilst he shows her how she deserves to be treated, Harlow shows Miles that there is light in him.

This was full of emotion, strong characters and incredible writing.  I fell in love with these characters and my heart broke for the things they had to go through.  I will be coming back to read more by Melissa Toppen in the future.

Melissa Toppen is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Author of New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. 
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

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