Title: All About Us
Series: All or Nothing #1
Author: Ashley Erin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Emma is broken inside. After tragedy strikes she returns to her childhood home in hopes to heal her heart. Reconnecting with old family friends, Emma is unprepared for the way her long lost friend, Dane, makes her feel. Emma fights the attraction, but Dane is a man impossible to resist. What she doesn’t expect is for Dane to pursue her with a determination that makes her resolve waver. His ability to calm the storm that rages inside her and the way he makes her pulse race is a dangerous combination. She is risking everything. Can Emma set aside her fears and give Dane a chance? Her walls will break, her heart will be tested and she will never be the same.
**All About Us is the first in a series of standalone novels. It does not have a cliffhanger, and can be read on its own. This novel contains sexually explicit material and is intended for readers 18 and older.**
Jessica’s 4 Star Review:
4 Stars….All about love and understanding
Erin Ashley nailed it with this short and sweet debut novel. Set in Canada on their family ranches it is the story of Dane and Emma who grew up as childhood best friends along with Dane’s sister Lia. Erin captures the longing and the friends to lovers’ aspect without over complicating the story. This isn’t a book filled with unnecessary drama and angst it is pure love and raw passion just waiting to bubble to the surface. She developed an awesome cast of secondary characters in addition to the main couple and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.
Emma not knowing what else to do, packs up all her belongings loads her horses and returns to the home she was forced to leave when her parents relocated them thirteen years ago. Now trying to pick up the pieces of her heart and learn to live again after the tragic year she’s just endured, she moves back to her childhood home and the place that holds so many bittersweet memories for her. But it doesn’t just hold memories it is also right next door to the one person who has held her heart since she was just a child.
“Time, distance, misunderstandings… none of that diminished how deeply I love you. I want to be by your side for the rest of my life, grow old with you, make love to you and build a family with you. You are my past, present, and future.”
Dane has loved Emma since he was eight years old, the only problem is she doesn’t know it. No woman has ever compared to Emma and now that she is coming home Dane is determined to claim her and show her just how he’s always felt. No longer the adolescent boy he once was he is now a grown man working the family ranch and hoping that the girl he’s secretly always considered his will want him just as much as he wants her. Now he just has to find a way to show her how he feels without scaring her off or ruining their friendship because no matter what he will take whatever part of her she is willing to give him.
I loved the interaction between Emma and Dane, it was amazing that even after such a long separation they could pick up their friendship so easily right where they left off. You can feel the love radiating off these two but yet there is hesitation and a fear of rejection and messing up the good thing they have already. My heart broke for all the pain and suffering that Emma has been through this past year but at the same time I loved seeing Dane jump in to be her savior and to try to help her cope with her pain. This is a standalone but is also book one in the All or Nothing Series and I cannot see these two in the future installments as well as the rest of the characters. I would highly recommend you won’t be disappointed with this quick but fulfilling story of best friends to steamy lovers.
Ashley has a degree in Psychology and has worked in the Human Services field for five years. She loves reading romance, new adult, paranormal and fantasy novels.
She lives in Spruce Grove, Alberta with her boyfriend, two dogs and four cats. She also has a horse she loves with all her heart. When she is not working with the horses, reading and writing, you can find her on social media.
Seriously, I'm not one to write reviews I just rate them. BUT... I loved this debut novel!! It was written very well. I felt a connection with the main characters. I'm quite positive that I will have a hangover for a couple days..Dane is my new book boyfriend.. ~Amazon Customer
How freaking good is this book? Well let me tell you that it is fanfreakingrastic!!!! ~ For the Love of Books
For a first time author this is an EXCELLENT debut and honestly, hats off for a well written, engaging and beautiful love story of a love that was meant to be. ~ Romance Bytes
If you're looking for a sweet romance with just enough spice and angst to keep you wanting more, this is the book for you. ~ Author Rachel Smith