This time around, Gods of the Gates star Alexander Woodroe finds himself in hot water with the showrunners, who assign him a minder. While he’s not happy about it, there’s something compelling about the tight-lipped Lauren Clegg that captivates him.
Lauren needed a break after leaving her job as an ER therapist. Though she’s not fond of her cousin Ron, she accepts his offer to keep an eye on the charming – and disarming – Alex Woodroe.
What neither Alex nor Lauren realize is that they have a lot more in common than they realize, but will they be able to figure it out in time?
All the Feels is the second Olivia Dade book I’ve read and I’m absolutely enamored of her writing style. Her dialogue is witty and sharp, and Alez and Lauren’s chemistry sizzles from the very start.
What’s more is that Dade’s characters are so well developed. They’re not copy and paste, cookie cutter characters. Alex has ADHD, and if he doesn’t eat when he takes his meds in the morning then he gets a stomach ache. Lauren doesn’t like flying. And the more they’re together, the more Alex and Lauren learn about each other.
Lauren’s confidence is very refreshing, too. She’s very comfortable in her skin, even when the trolls of the world try to put her down. Alex’s instinct to protect her is refreshing, and his desire to help others – even to his own detriment – is one of his greatest charms.
All the Feels is the kind of book you can read slowly, savoring each and every chapter, or you can blow through it in a matter of hours (like I did) because you simply cannot put it down.
I’m in love with the Gods of the Gates universe, and if you loved Marcus and April’s story then rest assured that Marcus and the other Gods of the Gates characters make appearances in All the Feels. Dade’s universe is expanding now that she’s laid the foundation for the Gods of the Gates characters to have their own stories.
Let’s hope someone sees the potential to develop Dade’s work into a TV or streaming series. One book per season. It would be amazing.