Iggy: I still think about her. Every time I walk through the doors of my club, Duality, I’m reminded of what I’m missing. Every time I take a man to the mat at the Academy, it hurts, but not as much as the pain of losing her. Every time I suit-up to fly overseas knowing I might not come back, the regret comes raging back. Life has been hell. But it’s a hell I’ve chosen. I’m happy enough, now. But if she’s in trouble, I can’t stay away. I won’t stay away. I’ll protect her and her children with my life, and if she’ll let me stay, I’ll promise to never leave again.
I have to be honest about two things. First, the blurb for this book pulled me right in because it has all the elements I LOVE in a second chance romance. Second, I groaned when I opened the book to see it was in first person POV. It is my least favorite way to enjoy a book and still, All In was more than a little bit enjoyable.
When the story began I was pretty much Team Abby because there was no excuse for leaving the way he did. No. Matter. What. And even though I warmed up to Iggy well before the end of the story, because how could I not since he was so incredibly amazing with the kids, with Abby and even her sister, Claire. Iggy is a proper book boyfriend and yeah, I may have developed a teensy weensy little crush. Still, when I found out WHY he left for real, I wanted to throttle him.
But the mark of a truly good story for me, is that despite the fact I thought his excuse was crap, I forgave him too. A lot of times the hero doesn’t do anything to deserve a second chance but Iggy did long before we found out about his stupid move.
The secondary characters, Oscar and Lili, Claire and Tim, Jack, Slade and the rest, turned this simple love story into a well rounded good time!
❝All In was a fantastic read.❞ – Reviews from the Heart
❝This is a great novel with a well planned story! Definitely a five star read!❞ – Jenny (Goodreads)
❝You will fall in love with these characters! Great book!❞ – Cassie Ashford
I’m done. He’s sweet, but I’m over this game, no matter how nice he’s trying to be. If years of speech therapy can’t fix me, this guy is certainly not going to. “Iggy.” That’s as close as it’s going to get at the moment. I’ll go home and practice but for right now, I’m done.
“Iggy?” he repeats, and I shrug defeatedly. “Iggy. Yeah, I can live with that.” He winks at me. “Later, Abby.”
And then he walks away with a smug look on his face.