Wednesday, February 15, 2012

All Bets Are Off by Marguerite Labbe is a good bet if you want a really beautiful contemporary romance!

All Bets Are OffTitle: All Bets Are Off
Author: Marguerite Labbe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 9 December 2011
This book was: An ARC from NetGalley

This is the summary off the back of the book.
It only takes one night with Ash Gallagher to make Eli Hollister think he’s finally met the right man at the right time. Good thing he doesn’t bet on it, because Ash turns out to be a student in Eli’s class at the local college. Eli can’t deny he’s attracted, but now it’s complicated. He’s already in enough trouble with the department head, a man who would like to see Eli denied his tenure and fired.

Ash is looking forward to taking his life in a new direction. After serving one active-duty stint in the Marine Corps and another in the Reserves, he’s ready to put his military life behind him. The last new experience he’d planned for this semester was to fall in lust with his English professor, but the more Eli resists, the more Ash is determined to have him. Then he discovers Eli’s playing for keeps, and Ash is only interested in a fling... or is he? Between these two, when it comes to life and love, all bets are off

This is what I think of the book.
This was a really sweet love story about two men looking for balance in their lives.
Ash was looking for a life that made him feel needed after being in the military and Eli was looking for someone to share his love of life with. On the surface they couldn't be more different but they are actually a lot alike, both adventurous and free spirited and looking for where they belong. The little bit of intriguer made the story all the more interesting.

I spent the whole time smiling while reading this story and I was rooting for them whole time. This is beautifully written and draws you in from the very first page. The characters have real depth and you feel you could meet them in real life and be friends with them. I have to say the ineptitude of Wayne and Britton gave me some cringe worthy moments that gave them more depth and believability and gave the story a more rounded feel. Would I recommend this book, yes absolutely it is a strong and sweet love story that I enjoyed immensely.

My Rating:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket I really liked this!!