Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway for All the Way by M Mabie

I’m a man’s man. A bro. A pal. A dude. And I love women.

Am I a saint? Far from it.

Do I go out with a lot of women? You’re damn right.

I date them all. Shy. Loud. Too busy. Lonely. High maintenance. No confidence. No filter. Bad habits. Naive. Beautiful ones. Pretty ones—and believe me there is a difference, but that’s another soap box. Point is, I don’t discriminate.

What do I get out of it? Knowledge. I want to be prepared, adept, and ready.

I might find the perfect woman for me today or a few years from now, but I won’t stop until I do. Then when The One comes along, I’ll be ready to go the distance.

Ready to go all the way.

I’m Cord Taylor, and, lady of my dreams, I’m coming for you.


REVIEW: 4 Stars
"His sexy words and the sounds that emanated from him were seduction in the form of sound."

If there is one thing I know, it's that I can always count on Mo to give me a man I wanna sink my teeth into. Not because he's a sweetheart that you wanna snuggle with; even though he is. Not because he's a standup man that has his priorities in order; even though he is. Not because he has a dirty mouth that can make ME blush; even though he does. It's because he was SEXY AF and I wanna bite him!!! HA!! Holy cow, Cord was all sorts of mouth-watering deliciousness and I have to add him to my Mobrary (Mo Library) of men and I am so in love!! So. In. Love. And I'm going to put this out here....Mo can write a scorching hot love scene that will make you squirm! WOW!

So, picture this; a feisty redhead --- I know, hard to believe that's a possibility, but work with me --- and a man living life looking for the "perfect one" while being a serial dater --- again, shocking, I know --- and they MEET and stuff goes haywire in a comical and sweet way. Comical because the writing was telling us a story all the while the characters would "turn" to us and make a comment directly to us as the reader. I was cracking up! I loved the way she told this story. And sweet because as much as Dana didn't want to accept what was happening, Cord was spelling it out and oh man, I fell so hard for him and really quickly. It definitely takes an emotional turn, but I loved the way the pain and the feelings were portrayed and I feel like it gave us a glimpse into what was actually happening in both their worlds as they were dealing. This is NOT a sad book, it was a contemporary rom-com, but I loved the different emotions we went through to get to their HEA.

I feel like the side characters in this story need to be specifically mentioned. I loved the way she had a village-centered family atmosphere with plenty of background to build a series off of. The best part about this book was that the characters were very relatable in every way. They were down to earth with very real flaws, fears, and concerns, and that made them easy to connect with. I'm excited to see if she writes more stories from these characters.

There were two things that stuck out that I had a hard time with, but the only problems I truly had:
~ In Dana's POV, she lamented A LOT about what was going on in her life and it was almost like she was stuck on repeat. She was stubborn beyond belief but she she kept wallowing -- say it once, maybe twice....but stop bringing it up. We get it.

~ The book was SO LONG and since it wasn't dialogue driven in many areas, it got to be a very long and very slow read in some areas. I am NOT a skimmer, but it could have been shortened quite a bit with a lot less fluff.

With Cord being so perfect (I'd take him!!!) and sweet, and Dana being feisty as all get out - the dynamic between these two worked so well. I liked her strength and she had some quirks, but man! After going through everything she did with Cord, I was so glad to see these two figure out what was going on. They complimented each other so well and the way their relationship progressed made for a sweet read. Cord pushed the story along with the way he treated her, the way he spoke to her, and most definitely the way he put her first and spoiled her. He would make any girl blush and fall in love with him. I felt Cord's visceral need and desire for Dana. I felt Dana's pull and attraction towards Cord. You could just feel it! It was an undeniable chemistry that was combustible any time they were around each other. I loved their draw towards each other. I am SO in love with Cord....he is the best kind of book boyfriend. 

"My bones could feel when Cord entered the room. My ears favored his warm, masculine timbre. The scent of him was as intoxicating as his taste."

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M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance."

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost. 

M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person. She promises.





  1. Oh my gosh! You made me wanna drop everything and just grab a copy and stay in bed and read . GREAT REVIEW BEE!!!