Review: All or Nothing by Felice Stevens (Together #3)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

If you've already read Felice Stevens's Learning to Love, Enrico Estevez and Adam Barton should be familiar characters to you. Rico is Gideon Marks's best friend and business partner, and he's every bit the epitome of a man achieving the American Dream. The child of immigrants, Rico moved from Florida and now co-owns a catering company that's making a name for itself in New York. His sole focus right now is his business, leaving little time for anything else. He certainly couldn't become involved with someone, not when he was still hiding his sexuality from his conservative father. Rico knew his father loved him beyond measure, but he wasn't sure the man would accept the fact that his thirty-year-old son was gay. Hookups were all he had time for, so when the twenty-seven-year-old firefighter he's been thinking of since they first met says he's looking for the exact same thing, Rico decides Adam would be worth indulging in, even if it is just to sate their lust. Soon, feelings begin to stir and take hold, feelings that Adam thought he was never going to experience again, and feelings that strike much fear within Rico's heart.

All or Nothing is a book that I've been hoping Felice Stevens would write ever since their was that inkling of chemistry between Rico and Adam in Learning to Love. Dare I say, I loved Rico and Adam's story just a smidgen more than I did Gideon and Jonah's. I was super frustrated with Rico here, but how could I not empathize with the man's refusal to tell his widowed father that he was gay? We can't forcibly push someone out of the closet because coming out is a personal thing and the timing, more often than not, depends on the person, not on the people around them. I liked Rico well enough, but it was Adam who my heart truly went out to. The story behind why he wasn't looking for any sort of committed relationship made me teary-eyed. To be that young and go through what he went through and to have it be what was holding him back ten years later...sigh. This was such a touching story about finding the courage to face our demons and be truly honest with ourselves first and everyone else after. All or Nothing is quintessential Felice Stevens and I can't wait to read the next story she has for her readers. Five stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Together series:


 Learning to Love (book one) - four stars - My Review

The Way to His Heart (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review

All or Nothing (book three) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 06 October 2017

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