Review: All We Were by Elisabeth Grace & Michelle Lynn (Ex-Factor #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via InkSlinger PR.

Angst! So. Much. ANGST!!! And naturally, I was like a happy puppy rolling around in all that angst, what with me being the self-confessed angst addict that I am. I've read Elisabeth Grace's and Michelle Lynn's books in the past, and I've read and loved their romantic comedy stuff under their combined pen name, but oh wow it's obvious that they do heavier stuff as a writing duo well. REALLY well.

All We Were is the first in Grace and Lynn's Ex-Factor duet, and it starts off the tale of James Crawford and Lilah Robbie. The two have a years upon years of history, having been attached at the hip ever since they were children. Jimmy and Lilah pursued lofty dreams of making it big in front of the camera, with Jimmy becoming an actor and Lilah a model, but darkness lurks nearby.

Lilah is self-destructive and Jimmy is the man who would do anything to rescue her each and every time. Together, these two are like a tsunami quietly making its way and then leaving nothing in its wake but decimation. I can’t go into the hows and whys, but what I can say is that Jimmy and Lilah were destined for heartbreak with the way things were going between the two of them.

This book does end in a cliffhanger, and it’s a heartrending one at that, although the end result wasn’t that much of a surprise, almost as if everything had been leading up to it. I’m definitely anxious to see what awaits our main characters and it’s about a two-month wait till the release of the conclusion to the Ex-Factor duet. Let the waiting begin! I’m giving 4.5 stars to All We Were. ♥

Date Read: 02 March 2019

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