Title: All I Believe (Firsts and Forever #10)
Author: Alexa Land
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 1st 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Pages: 269 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Nico Dombruso has learned to keep the world at arm’s length after being badly burned by his last relationship. Even so, he decides to let himself enjoy a summer fling while on vacation in Italy. It’s just sex after all, so what’s the harm?
He gets so much more than he bargained for when he meets gorgeous, mysterious, art dealer Luca Caruso. The connection between them is undeniable, and for the first time in years, Nico starts to consider the possibility of trusting his tattered heart to someone again.
But when a secret is revealed that shakes him to his core and threatens to tear his family apart, Nico runs, so far and so fast that no one, not even the man who was making him believe he could love again, might ever be able to reach him.
Note: Though this is the 10th book in the series, each book is written to stand alone, so jump in anywhere.
This series is filled with humor, and the character of Nana is always a treat, but All I Believe required a bit more suspension of disbelief (which I didn’t think possible) to get through. I mean, I always read these stories with a healthy suspension of disbelief…but this time it just required even more.
All I Believe was also a tough one for me to get through for some reason. I’m not sure why, but this ended up taking me four days to get through, which is weird because a. it’s one of the shorter stories, and b. I usually devour Alexa Land’s books within hours. Nana is especially crazy with her harebrained schemes and shenanigans this go around, but none the less charming and enjoyable to read.
I loved Nico Dombruso, the EMT-turned-law student healing a broken heart and spirit. I enjoyed seeing him falling love with Luca Caruso and ultimately fighting for their love. I even got a bit swoony at their origin story!
“I wish I could have been your first, too. But if I’m very, very lucky,” he said softly, “maybe I’ll end up being your last.”
If you enjoy insta-love romances with over the top zany situations and characters I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this series.
Firsts and Forever Series
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