All My Life by Rucy Ban
(First Things #1)
Publication date: May 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. “Neil as in Armstrong and Mars…as in Bruno.” A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows she can’t get close to him. Not ever. Because that would mean telling him everything. Coming clean. And Kari can’t bear the idea of changing the way Neil looks at her. Like she’s the only girl in the world. His reverence is something too precious to lose. Perhaps even at the cost of losing him.
But Kari doesn’t know why Neil calls her his ‘Angel’ and when she finds out, she realizes what love is all about. Boundless joy, unending longing and a fuck load of heartache.
5 of 5 All My Life
All My Life is one of those books that takes you by surprise. I am not going to lie about this one book cover because I loved it and it caught my attention and I said shot with a cover like that I have got to read this book. So I signed up for the tour with Xpresso Tours and Giselle let me just thank you a million times over because this is one of those books that will stay with me for years to come and I will re-read it a billion times that is how much I LOVED it!
We get to meet Kari who is 17 years old and working in a tattoo parlor. She is hilarious because she wants to be a tattoo artist but she is scared out of her mind to get a tattoo. Yes you heard me right the irony should not be lost on that. I laughed so hard when I read that that I had to go back a few pages and re-read it to make sure I was reading it correctly. But she loves tattoos and she wants to be an artist so she is working in this parlor and the owners son comes to help his mother out. When Kari sees him she is flustered because the owners son Neil is a hot as hell alpha male in all his yumminess and his good looks and manners. Lord help her because she is in trouble. She keeps her heart locked up tight because she has been burned but Neil is slowly crumbling those walls down with his witty banter back and forth that they share.
Neil Mars comes home to help his mother with her tattoo parlor. At first when he comes in and sees Kari is taken aback by her beauty. Then as he works closer and closer with her he gets to see a softer side and he is instantly taken with her. Neil soon realizes he is going to have work his butt off to get Kari because she is locked up tighter than a bank vault. As Neil shows her what it is to be truly loved and knocks down Kari's walls Kari will have to decide on whether or not she will let this gorgeous alpha male into her heart and life.
This is such a must read story! Read it on the bus in the car on the train at the beach anywhere because I promise you you will not be disappointed!
Rucy Ban was born in 1978 and still continues to thrive. Ever since she first met Francine (the protagonist of her favorite novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), Rucy fell in love with the written word. Rucy has a B-school degree in Marketing which she now puts to good use teaching lovable rowdy rogues and negotiating with her equally belligerent adolescent. In her previous avatar, she handled corporate communications for companies. At present, Rucy lives in Sao Paulo, travels often, speaks decent, if not quite fluent, Portuguese and really hates talking about herself in third person.