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Review: All That I Am (Men of Monroe #1) by Rachel Brookes

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A kickass home décor boutique – tick
A sassy mouth and absolutely no filter – tick
A wall so strong no man could ever tear it down – tick, tick, tick!

Or so I thought.

Until I meet Detective Ben Hunt, the owner of exquisite blue eyes, a god-like physique and a seductive smirk that makes me weak at the knees. He charges into my life like a force of nature. No matter how hard I try to keep the walls up around my heart, he’s made it his mission to shatter them. I have no chance of resisting him, but I would make sure I won this tug of war.

Which was what I wanted.

Right? When did the idea of losing myself to him start to sound so good?

I wish Ben was the only battle I faced. There’s a reason this small town needs a good detective. One way or another I’m going to have to brace for impact, because no wall I build can stop the new threat thundering toward Monroe.

After all, secrets only stay a secret for so long around here.

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My Review

“Nothing else existed but the two of us. The world could be spinning out of control, Yet all I saw him. All I felt was him.”

“He said my mouth could make a man do anything–well, his eyes could make the most stubborn woman want to lose all sense of control.”

“Give me the keys to your heart, Sweetheart. You won’t regret it. Let me get in there and start clearing out the hurt. I don’t want to keep losing you.”

“Treat him right, and he will give you the fucking world, and so much more.”

Oh, how I have been waiting for this book!!!! All That I Am is the first book in an exciting new series from Rachel Brookes and was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. And since it was one of my most anticipated reads, the bar was set high. Well, I gotta tell you, not only was this book worth the wait, but it blew my expectations clear out of the water. To say I loved this book would be a total understatement.

Told from dual points of view, All That I Am is a story that is impossible to not fall in love with. Ben and Sasha’s story was incredibly well written with a bit of KA flare to it. I loved the writing style and the ease of the story. The words just flowed off the pages. The characters were a ton of fun and easy to connect with. You couldn’t help but just want to know more about all these characters, even the secondary characters stole a piece of my heart.

Now, let’s talk Ben & Sasha. OMG!! Ben is everything you could want and need in an alpha male. He had a likeness of what you could expect from one of KA’s alpha males and I just could not get enough of him. He was determined. He was sexy. He knew what he wanted and refused to take no for an answer. He was fiercely protective and a passionate lover. And boy did he ever meet his match is Sasha!! Sasha is the kinda girl that just want to be friends with. She’s been dealt some pretty tough cards in her life and is just trying to make the best of things. If she lets you in, you will never have a more devoted friend. She never saw Ben coming and he totally turned her world upside down. With her sassy mouth and fierce independence, Ben knew winning over Sasha was not going to be easy, but the chemistry between these two was intense. I mean sparks flying, melt the clothes right off of you intense. The banter between these two was entertaining and there was certainly never a dull moment.

All That I Am is a fantastic start to this new series from Rachel Brookes. It certainly checked off all my marks and I did not want to put this book down. From sexy and entertaining characters, to sassy banter and alpha males, to sexy good times and a little mystery and suspense in between. This book had it all and I just could not help but devour every word. I enjoyed every moment of Ben & Sasha’s story, from beginning to end and am so excited to see what Rachel Brookes has in store for us next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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