Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior, and carries within her a deep mistrust of men who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.
A man in need of help . . .
Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness about him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.
Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .
Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world that had stolen everything from them would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
4 Mending Broken Pieces Stars
Mia Sheridan is known for her emotional gut wrenching reads and Most of All You is no exception. If you are looking for something that will move you, pull at your heart strings and make you into a ball of blubbering mess you need to read Most of All You.
The journey won’t be easy, but it’s highly addictive. There’s a perfect balance of tension, chemistry and intensity to keep you interested. I read this in one sitting and although I was pulling my hair out a lot of times, I am very glad I got to read Most of All You.
Crystal and Gabriel are both two broken people. Both of them have bad experiences in the past and that past has shaped both of them into who they are now.
Whether it’s good or bad, that’s up to you.
It makes you wonder, if something bad as happen to you, or you had a bad experience or just a difficult childhood, what kind of person would you turn into? Would you be kind, optimistic and successful? Or would you turn bitter, angry and very resentful?
Like I said, Most of All You is about using past experiences and having that shape you into the person you are today.
Crystal was a very difficult character for me to understand, relate and just all around like. It’s hard for me to like a Heroine that has a very guarded and almost feral personality. She’s so scared of opening up to anyone her instant reaction is to lash out. That’s a behavior I don’t relish in reading.
I tried to sympathize with Crystal and although I didn’t like her, I think eventually she warmed up to me. I wish I could say I liked her at the end of the book, but I can definitely say I liked her a lot better. She had her reasons for acting the way she acted. She was cold, mean and very hard, but she did have remorse and that’s a very redeeming quality to have.
My heart felt and ached for Gabriel. He was the star of the book to me and he made it all worth reading. He’s had a difficult past just like Crystal, but he wants to love. He wants to have a partner and for some reason he finds something special in Crystal.
I enjoyed reading Gabriel’s journey and even though this was a dual POV book, I felt like I could have had more Gabriel. If you were a fan of Archer’s Voice, you will really like Gabriel. Some of the essence of that book is in this one. I also love it when a Hero chases after the Heroine.
Gabriel and Crystal have this difficult interaction. There’s a lot of tension but the flow was good. I never felt like the storyline was rushed and I loved the character development. I wanted to feel and be moved by the words and I was.
Most of All You is a heart-warming journey filled with regret, sorrow and first time experiences. It’s a page turner and you will not be disappointed after reading it.An ARC was provided
Follow Forever Online
Other Books by Mia Sheridan
Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.