There ought to be laws against what happened to that wedding cake, abandoned or not. Sure, it was sexy, good fun of the dirtiest variety, but it was the kind of mistake career-minded wedding planner Laine Malone won’t repeat. At least not until next Saturday when she’s once again face-to-face with Jason Henley, the bossy, all-trouble hotel owner who won’t settle for just one night.
Before there was Mira Lyn Kelly, there was Moira McTark and a handful of sizzly stories that started my career. By reader request, a few of those stories have been expanded, re-edited, and updated to first person POV… and re-released as the Coming Around Again series.
**All In was previously released as part of the Sin & Tonic anthology (out of print).
All In is a sweet and sexy (and the scene with the cake is both!) novella and the second in a series but it worked just fine as a standalone. At the start of the story, Laine and Jason have been working together for some time already–and dancing around doing more for almost as long–so when they go from zero to a hundred in just a few pages (did I mention cake?), it’s not totally unbelievable.
Jason commits to being “all in” after a fairly short amount of time, and Laine follows soon after, and sexy cuteness abounds!–but of course they’re heading for the dreaded black moment, even if *they* don’t realize it, the readers do. Jason had already shown an unfortunate tendency toward not always being the best communicator, so that’s a big part of it, but fortunately things are resolved in a believable way that leaves the reader with all the feels.
Plus a strange craving for cake…
Besides Laine and Jason’s relationship, some of my favorite bits are the LOL moments during some of the weddings they work together on–be warned, and drink beverages while reading at your own risk! 😉
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.