Review: All In with Him by Lauren Blakely (Men of Summer #3)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
"I want it all with you. You're my person; you're my home. You are my happily ever after."
Grant sways closer to me, his forehead pressing against mine. "You and me."
"Me and you," I whisper, then I brush my lips to his.
When Lauren Blakely announced that instead of just two books, there was actually going to be a third one added to her Men of Summer series, I confess that I was surprised and a wee bit anxious. My most recent experience with a duet that become a trilogy wasn't what I'd hoped it would be. I'd loved the first two books and had high hopes for the additional third; alas, I was left wishing I had stuck to the original two-book ending. So, you can understand why I was a tad nervous about book number three in a series I was absolutely smitten with. But gah! I should have known better. There's a reason why Blakely is one of my top go-to authors, and lordy, I can't recall her ever disappointing me.
All In with Him finds Grant Blackwood and Declan Steele merging their lives after getting back together. With busy schedules thanks to their baseball careers, the days and nights they happen to be at home at the same time matter. But while Grant is a social butterfly who believes in making the most of his celebrity to bring attention to issues that matter, Declan prefers a more quiet home life and giving his support to causes from behind the scenes. There's no questioning how much these two men love each other, but will doubts about being the man the other needs overshadow their joint vision for a future together?
Crushing with Him provided an inkling of what was to come; Scoring with Him was the beginning of passionate affair that ended all too soon; Winning with Him had the reigniting of a love that deserved commitment and finally got it; and All in with Him was the happily-ever-after that Grant and Declan had been working towards since their paths intersected when a talented rookie met his crush who turned out to be his first and forever love. The Men of Summer series is one of my favorite reads this year, and one that I can easily and highly recommend to romance readers. If you're still waffling on whether to pick these books up or not, I suggest you get on it as soon as humanly possible; do make sure to read this love story in order. Five-plus stars for All In with Him.
Release Date: 27 August 2021
Date Read: 16 August 2021
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