Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Take it All by Emma Grayson

***Inspired by true events***

Judy Garland said it best, ‘For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.’

If you asked her why she loved him, she would only be able to tell you it was because he was who he was and well, she was who she was.

Plain and simple.

All her life Lennox Ward felt incomplete. That her heart was always searching for that one special thing; that special someone she had yet to find.

Then Caleb Kingston came strolling back into her life unexpectedly, and little did she know her world was about to come crashing down around her; forever shattering it.

Is love enough to conquer all?

Will she be able to lead them out of hell and off their path of self destruction?

Or will Caleb take it all?

*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*

4 Star Review by Jen Hagen

Imagine yourself coming face to face with your childhood love…somebody that held your heart for over 10 years.   Imagine that he was feeling the same exact way you are.  Would you give up everything you ever believed in to feel his love?  Would you be willing to sacrifice the person you are to be his?  Would you be able to keep a blind eye to the demon that is calling to him?  Think back to when you were 20 years old…you were young, immature, and willing to do anything for love because you wanted to feel it so bad.  Now go ahead and read Take It All while keeping all this in mind.

Lennox is 20 years old and has recently found her childhood best friend and the boy who continues to hold her heart 10 years later.  Caleb appears to have it all together…friends, a job, a nice apartment.  But there’s something he’s hiding from Lennox, something so big that it will tear them apart unless she is willing to accept him and love him for what he is.

…there were things Lennox didn’t know about him, things he hadn’t fully thought about when he met her for coffee, and then asked her out. He had completely forgotten who he was when he saw her and nothing else mattered at that moment.

Life is good for Lennox. She’s got the love of her life by her side and what more could she ask for.  She has a happy home life and a bright future on the horizon.   She’s feeling and seeing things as never before.  All because of Caleb.

Her soul felt alive, shining brightly through her for the world to see. Her world became more vibrant; it was as if she was seeing every object, every person, every color– everything in the entire world for the first time and it was beautiful, it was breathtaking 

After a while things aren’t so colorful and vibrant in Lennox’s life.  And this, too, is all because of Caleb.  Caleb is taking her places that she said she would never go.  She can’t leave him, she loves him too much.

Everything now seemed different, not with her and Caleb, but the world in general; it seemed more dark and unknown to her now.


Things go from bad to worse with Caleb.   Lennox finds herself in more than one uncomfortable situation because of Caleb.  Caleb’s web of lies continues to grow.  He not only lies to his friends and family, but also to Lennox.   There’s nobody that can save him, not even Lennox’s love is strong enough to pull him through. 

“I feel like it’s my fault, that I just sat by as you did everything when I should have been trying to save you. You said I gave you hope, a saving grace, and I let you and everyone else down.”

Lennox has also met a very nice young man, Raine.  Raine initially asked her out but shortly thereafter was placed in the “friend zone.”  Raine has become a very close to friend to Lennox, and Lennox has had to call upon him on more than one occasion for help and for a shoulder to cry on. Raine is always there for her, dropping everything at the sound of her frantic voice.  And now she needs him more than ever…

“Raine, I need you.”

This book is not a stand alone and if you are an impatient person when it comes to cliffhangers/sequels, I suggest you wait until the next book is available as this ends on a cliffhanger that will leave you throwing your Kindle. 

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  1. You had me at throw your kindle and cliffhanger! I'm one of those people that LOVE cliffhangers and the more jaw dropping, kindle throwing the better. Thanks for the great review. I'm not adding this book to my TBR.


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