Title: To Have It All
Author: B.N. Toler
Release Date: Jan 18, 2017
Liam had set up shop there.
After an accident left him injured and unable to work, it wasn’t long before he ended up on the street with his dreams in the gutter.
This was it.
This was his life.
Until the day he met Max Porter—a man who appeared to have it all. They didn’t meet so much as made eye contact as Max sneered at Liam, the bum occupying precious space on the sullied New York City street.
When Max stepped into oncoming traffic, a lesser man might’ve let him. But Liam risked his life to save Max only to be left to die without a second thought.
When Liam woke up days later, he wasn’t himself…at least he wasn’t in his body.
He was in Max’s.
And with Liam’s body on life support, there was only one logical conclusion: Max was trapped in Liam’s comatose body.
Somehow the twisted hands of fate had given Liam a second chance; a chance to have it all. But with all the perks of Max’s life also came his problems. Finding balance in his new identity was challenged more so once Liam fell for Waverly, Max’s beautiful ex.
Could Liam live out his life as another man or would he pull the plug and let fate decide?
Would he lose his chance at true love?
Would he lose the chance to have it all?
“I am the eyes that watch your every move, the invisible mouth that whispers in your ear, urging you do what is right. I am the ultimate scorekeeper.”
“If you think the idea of me dying and leaving you behind isn’t fucking killing me, you’re wrong. I don’t want one day or a few days, I want hundreds and thousands of days. I want to see you smile at me, my face.” “Not Max’s. When I take you to bed, when I’m deep inside of you, loving you, I want it to be me you see when you gaze up at me as you moan and tell me you love me. Me, Waverly…all of me. My heart, my soul, my body.”
Sometimes in life, the bigger picture is much larger than one could ever imagine. Sometimes in life, we get dealt tough and unimaginable cards. Sometimes in life, we are handed everything and take life’s gifts for granted. What would you do, if life handed you a second chance, to see how the other side lives, but puts you in someone elses body? In the ultimate twist of fate, Liam will be faced with that very decision. He will be forced to live the life of another man. And while having everything at his fingertips and more money than he could imagine, Liam will learn that having it all, isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be…..
To Have It All was a really intriguing read. I thought the story line was very unique and is one that will really make you think about things in your daily life. Think It’s A Wonderful Life or Freaky Friday even, but with a twist. This story is incredibly well written and I could not help but fall in love with Liam from the moment that we first met him. Liam’s story really tugged at my heart. His struggles were very real and were ones that were very easy to relate to and understand. If any character deserved a second chance at life, it was Liam. But, as Liam quickly would find out, his second chance would come with a price. The body he would inhabit would belong to Max…And lets just say Max is not the greatest of guys. I thought Waverly was a wonderful addition to the story. I loved getting to see her history with Max and learning just how badly things went wrong. I really enjoyed the Max/Liam/Waverly dynamic. Their story definitely was interesting and unique. It kept me guessing right until the very end.
If I had to note one complaint, it would be the last bit of the story. It really left me wanting and needing more. I felt like there was a ton of build up, and planning. The whole story and everything was sent, but then the last few chapters just blew by. After everything that our characters went through, I just wanted more. I wanted more of their life together and more of their future…
Overall, I thought To Have It All was a wonderful read. It was so unique. This story completely consumed me and made it very hard to put down. To Have It All is going to take you on one emotional journey. A journey that will have you questioning everything and maybe even open your eyes to your outlook of all the things.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
Scooting up, his body was gloved to mine, his mouth to my ear as he reached around me and pulled my left hand, placing it over the shifter, then he took my right hand and settled it over the throttle. “Think of this like a dance,” he instructed me, his voice husky. “Dance involves steps, coordination, knowing your partner. This isn’t much different.”
“Says you,” I griped. “This is hardly a dance partner. This is a death trap that could kill us.”
He chuckled, the sound low and deep, making my core clench. “You’re sitting on over five-hundred pounds of machinery here. Think about how much time and effort went into building this; the way someone had to know this bike so intricately to put it all together and make it move.”
“Just because they knew it doesn’t mean I do.” I appreciated the intricacy of the bike, but appreciating and driving it were very different things.
“I just mean there’s power here. You can make these 500 pounds of metal move if you want it to, if you trust yourself enough.”
He left my hands and softly ran his fingers up my arms to my shoulders. “It lives and moves so long as you let it, so long as you lead it, just like a good dance partner. Don’t think about the moves you need to make . . . feel them. Let the bike tell you when it’s time to shift.”
His fingers glided down my sides until they took a firm hold of my waist causing my breath to hitch as my back arched slightly. “It’s give and release, Waverly,” he went on, his voice deep and gravely. “You have to feel when it’s time to give and when it’s time to let go.”
Darting my tongue out, I wet my dry lips. How did he make shifting gears sound so hot? How in the heck was I supposed to manage this machine with Liam murmuring sexual innuendo in my ear? I wished I could somehow turn around and take him on the bike.
“You know, this would be an epic opening to a porn flick,” I announced causing him to burst into laughter.
“I hadn’t thought of that.” His body shook as he continued to laugh.
“I guess your mind isn’t as dirty as mine.” I shrugged.
“I guess not. What would the film title be?” he queried.
I twisted my mouth in thought. In my sexiest voice, I twisted my neck so he could see me as I pouted my mouth, “Shifting the Panhead. When good girls learn to ride.”
He choked he was laughing so hard. When he could form words again, he coughed out, “That does sound pretty dirty when you say it like that.”
“Anything can sound dirty when you say it the right way,” I quipped. “Sky,” I moaned. “Concrete,” I continued.
“Okay, okay,” he begged before clearing his throat. “Stop stalling your lesson with your dirty mind and your defiling of perfectly unperverted words.”
I wiggled my ass again. “You love how I defiled the word concrete. Admit it.”
“You keep shimmying your ass like that, this lesson is going to have to end while I go jump in the water.”
BN Toler lives in Virginia. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. Before she became a self-proclaimed writer, she worked as a real estate agent and as an orthodontic technician. **She will notice your teeth before your eyes or hair or anything.**
She enjoys shopping (way too much) and is on a first name basis with several employees at the local Target in her town.
She loves music,(bluegrass, country, 80’s, actually she loves most music ~her favorite song is American Pie by Don McLean and she worships anything that is Elvis and Johnny Cash and Eric Church) dancing, (even though she sucks at it)reading, writing, eating (too much) sleeping late, (which she rarely gets to do) and laughing. If you can make her laugh, she will love you forever.
Random and insignificant facts:
She is addicted to Coca Cola
She hates onions
She loves thunderstorms
She wants to have Karen Marie Moning’s babies
She curses….a lot…like way too much
She’s immensely afraid of snakes
She fangirls over M.Pierce
She HATES reality television
She loves books and movies that make her cry
She cries over anything remotely sad
She LOVES Jack Daniels and Ginger Ale. (too much)
She hopes she hasn’t bored you to death.