Most of All You Review
Title: Most of All You
Author: Mia Sheridan
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
A broken woman …
Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.
A man in need of help …
Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.
Only love can mend a shattered heart …
Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
Mia Sheridan never lets me down! Most of All You was full of love, growth, accepting what you can’t change, and learning to deal with the cards that have been dealt to you in life. I read this book in one sitting- I just had to keep reading to find out more about Gabe’s and Crystal’s stories. At times, it was a little bit too sentimental and emotional but I think that was what gave the characters credence. On the other hand, how can you not have sentimentality and a ton of emotion when writing a story with such broken characters trying to find peace that has always alluded them?
The book differed slightly from Sheridan’s usual style but I still loved it. Crystal’s character arc was just superb- you really felt for her struggle and confusion. All I wanted to do while reading this book was give Crystal a hug and a cookie! This book has drama and action and love all rolled into one- making it perfect.
The one thing I really did love about this story was the fact that Crystal had to learn to love herself first. It is a trope in romance novels that one character always fixes the other character- making them see love and see who they really are and then everything is honkey-dory. Sheridan didn’t do that. She made sure to show Crystal developing AWAY from Gabe, which I think is a crucial aspect in life and I love that she showed that character development. It made the story life-like.
Of course the book was beautifully written and emotional. Sheridan always knows how to pull at the reader’s heart strings, and this book is no different. The characters were dynamic and inspirational. I think every woman that reads this will hope to find a Gabe of their own one day!