All My Life
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"Prescott Lane breathes new life into single-dad romances with the young and devastatingly sexy Garrett." - USA Today
"Hot single dad devoted to his daughter? Second chances? All the tension you could ask for? Look no further! Devoured this gem and you will too!" - #1 NYT bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
The beginning of any love story starts with the meet.
I've known Garrett Hollis since before I can remember, and I've loved him just as long. I loved him while he loved someone else. I loved him when he had a baby with her. I loved him when she left him.
The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter. I should know. I've had a front row seat. First steps, first words, all the big moments.
Garrett was just a teenager when Mia was born. I've watched him braid his daughter's hair, hold her hand crossing the street, seen her asleep on his chest. I'm the best friend, the one they can count on for everything from dance lessons to motherly advice, anything they need. I'm their go-to girl.
The best part of any love story is the happily ever after.
But what if the happily ever after doesn't include you?
All my life, that's how long I've loved him.
Of course, he's clueless.
Review: All My Life
All My Life by Prescott Lane is a standalone contemporary friends-to-lovers romance. Told in dual POV between Devlyn and Garrett the book opens with the high school valedictorian speech given by Garrett's daughter Mia and takes the reader on a wild trip into the lives of Garrett, Mia, Devlyn and how they came to be where they are at this crossroads in all their lives. Passionate, well-written and well-paced, this story was epic and awesome and I loved every minute of it.
Devlyn has been in love with Garrett since the moment she laid eyes on him and they were best friends ever since. At fifteen, Devlyn experienced a switch in their friendship when an outsider came to their sleepy town for the summer. Garrett fell for Sheena and left Devlyn on the outside, still his best friend but she felt the loss of him when his romantic interest was turned to this newcomer. When Sheena returns months later, pregnant, Devlyn knows that is it for her. Determined now to be the best friend he could ever want - she is there for him the entire pregnancy and all the years he raised his daughter.
Garrett was the one the town thought would get the football scholarship and go away to a great college, but when he becomes the teen parent and pariah of the town only Devlyn is there for him. Thanks to her solid friendship the town softens towards his outcast status and when he is left to parent alone, they all start to help in whatever ways they can. The whole town becomes "adoptive" parents of Mia. When things shift between Devlyn and himself he starts to question everything he thought he knew about the past 18 years. He sees everything in a different, much clearer light. Finally he is ready to give Devlyn everything she deserves and more and then a blast from the past shows back up ad throws everyones lives into turmoil.
Loved this! Enjoy!
Beautiful, sweet, but Hot and Swoony, too!
I absolutely adored this story!! It is everything that is beautiful, sweet, romantic, and sexy, too. It has the perfect small town feel that just made me want to pack up and move to Eden Valley!!
“She’s loved me in her own way—quiet, secret, soft. She didn’t ask me for anything, she knew I couldn’t give it. Her love is unselfish and pure and given without ever knowing if I’d love her back.”
Garrett became a dad when he was not much more than a child himself. The person who stood by him through it all was Devlyn, his best friend. But now his daughter Mia is graduating from high school and Garrett is opening his eyes and seeing what has been right in front of him all along.
“Guess you missed me,” I tease.
She pulls back, looking into my eyes. “I’ve been missing you all my life.”
“We only just . . .”
She runs her fingers through my hair. “All my life.”
Single dad, devoted to his daughter, friends to lovers, small town... what more do I need to say except that this story is all that and done so beautifully that after I turned the last page I just wanted to sit and hug my e-reader to hold on to the story as long as I could.
I haven’t read a a Prescott Lane book in a while but when I saw a single father/friends to lovers story, I was excited to pick this one up. Heartfelt, emotional, and that small town feel I love, I enjoyed this book.
Garrett had Mia when he was 16 years old... going from the town hero to ostracized in the snap of a finger. But Devlyn his best friend never gave up on him, always staying by his side to raise his beloved daughter.
Now 18 years old, Mia is about to go to college while worrying about her young dad being alone, never truly living his life. With a little bit of meddling on her part, he is forced on some dates never realizing what was always right in front of him. And let’s not even get into when the mother who left Mia as a baby returns to town to claim her “right” to be in her daughter’s life... ugh!
There were so many things I loved about this story... the love between a father and his daughter, Mia’s relationship with Devlyn and of course the grandfather. The sexy times were hot and I was beyond ecstatic for Garrett to finally have his eyes opened to who was always there for him!
But that’s where I also had a problem honestly... it took Garrett EIGHTEEN YEARS to figure out how much Devlyn meant to him! When she basically helped raise his child and put her life on hold, he didn’t realize the treasure he always had. It made me so mad because I wanted MORE for Devlyn... she deserved MORE! I can’t even get into them waiting to tell Mia at the return of her birth mother because why did this good woman always have to wait?!?!? And I know that Mia is young and didn’t intentionally mean to hurt Devlyn with her words but I was frustrated with her initial trust of her birth mother... a woman she never knew and could invest so much into her from day 1. I would have assumed there would be more skepticism, but she was won over very quickly :(
I did enjoy this book very much honestly... the writing was very good, the story intriguing to the point I couldn’t put it down. I just wish some things were different.
I would most definitely read this author again!