Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review~ All of It by Kim Holden


Title: All of It

Author: Kim Holden
Release Date: Nov 24, 2013
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Seventeen-year-old VERONICA SMITH has it all: a loving family, a funky car named Jezebel, and a plan to go to college after graduation.

On the first day of senior year, she meets DIMITRI GLENN–a mysterious transfer student with gray eyes and a mischievous smile who seems determined to win her heart. But there’s something odd about Dimitri, leading Veronica to wonder if there’s more to him than meets the eye.

Before long she finds herself in a whirlwind romance that seems too good to be true–until a series of devastating events leaves her questioning everything.

It’s not until she chooses to think with her heart instead of her mind that she can rise from the ashes to learn the truth of their connection.



~REVIEW~

This was the first book by Kim Holden that I had the chance to read and I really enjoyed it. When I read the synopsis of the book, I knew that it sounded intriguing.

The synopsis of this book was very eye catching.. It gave nothing away but drew you in all the same.

Dimitri was a different style of hero then I have seen in a lot of books. He was fun, interesting and kind of mysterious!

Veronica was fun too. I don't want to give much to the story because it was different and I felt like I was left in the dark with where this story was going until later in the book. I liked the flow of this story.

All of It had such a different feel to it, I knew there was more to the story but I didn't know what that was going to be.. I kept thinking paranormal and my first thought was definitely not where this story went.

Kim Holden told such a fun, mysterious tale about Ronnie and Dimitri. I enjoyed the dynamic between these two characters. I enjoyed the secondary characters a lot as well. Sebastian was just like his brother.. You felt his mystery and magnetism. I loved like LOVED Ronnie's parents. They were definitely the parents every teenager wants and dreams of having.

I can't wait, like seriously wait to read the Bring Side by Kim Holden. I have nothing but the book will rip my heart and leave me in major book hangover just like All of It did.

Kim Holden has such a beautiful knack for story telling and if you are looking for a different style story with all the feels, All of It is the book for you!

4 STARS!





Dimitri’s face is peaceful and angelic as he rises to help me put my coat on. “Thanks for coming over tonight, Ronnie. You don’t know what it meant to me. I feel like this is the first time I’ve been able to breathe in months.” He lifts his hand, but hesitantly stops just short of brushing my cheek. He smiles and lowers it. “Can I walk you to your car?”

My heart is soaring and my palms are sweaty. “I’d like that.”

We walk slowly down the long driveway, our bodies so close that our arms brush against each other. I think back to the first day of school and smile; personal space is so overrated.

He opens the driver side door and stands behind it at a safe distance so as not to make the situation awkward. I throw my bag through onto the passenger seat and stand with one hand on the door and the other on the steering wheel. When I look up at him he’s staring down at me. His eyes glitter in the streetlight.

It’s at that moment that my life comes into focus, like flipping a switch. The entire world tilts back onto its axis. Call it an epiphany; the rare type of realization that changes your life absolutely. I need this man in my life. I need him like I need air and water. He is part of me—my past and my future. Since the day we met I’ve given my heart to him ... piece by piece. And it’s at this exact moment that I realize he has all of it. My heart is no longer mine; it belongs to him and always will.

I can’t help but smile.

He returns the smile—his beautiful smile. “What?” he asks softly.

“Thank you for being you, Dimitri.”

Not much escapes him and I know from the look in his eyes that he understands. He nods humbly. “You’re welcome.”

I duck down into the driver’s seat and look back up at him. “Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow.” I don’t know if it’s a question or a declaration, but it’s hopeful.

He winks. “You can count on it.”

Slowly he shuts the door and moves to the sidewalk. I wave and pull away, watching him in my rearview mirror as he begins to fade into the distance. He stands there glowing under the streetlight like an angelic statue. When I turn the corner, he’s gone.

Life is sometimes … an epiphany.





Some of my favorite things: reading, writing, the two coolest guys on the planet (my husband and son), my bicycle (my husband built it for me), Facebook (I'm fairly certain it's an addiction at this point), iced coffee (hazelnut), and music (LOVE the 1975, Dredg, the xx, Haim, Manchester Orchestra, Teenage Bottlerocket, and 30 Seconds to Mars).  I also love dreaming. Big. Writing a few years ago was an elusive dream until I grabbed ahold of it with both hands and refused to let go. Keep following YOUR dreams. Be brave and do epic!








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