Book Review: All I Want is You

all i want is youSummary

Cayson is in love with Skye Preston, his best friend for over twenty years. They grew up together, bathed together, and spent every holiday together. Hoarding the secret hasn’t been easy. Every time Cayson sees her with a boyfriend, he wants to smash his fist into a wall. 

But he could never tell her the truth.

The close friendship they have is too good to be ruined. If he confessed his deepest feelings, how would it change what they have? Would he lose her altogether?

But everything changes when Cayson finds Skye at a party, drunk and incoherent. Unable to stand on her own two feet with breath reeking of alcohol, she’s easy prey to the men staring at her noticeable chest. Cayson immediately scoops her into his arms and takes her home. But when they arrive at the house, Skye doesn’t want to sleep. Instead, she wants Cayson in a way she’s never had before. 

What will this mean for their relationship? Is it the start of something Cayson has always dreamed of? Or will it be the end?

In My Opinion…

Caution: May Contain Spoilers

This book came in my email as a free box set of the first three or four books, I believe. I heard of E.L. Todd so I figured, why not? I’m a sucker for romance and best friends who turned into more.

Right off the bat, the book confused me. I understood the concept: all these young adults were best friends and/or related in some way. So they called their friends parent’s aunt and uncle. However, that wasn’t really explained in the beginning so you have Cayson calling Skye’s parents Uncle and Aunt without really understanding that they’re only friends.

And, there were too many characters trying to be the main character. All together there are six or seven characters that always showed up at one point or another. Some are related to Cayson, some are related to Skye, and they’re all friends.

Too confusing.

Still, after I figured out the situation, I continued to read. It’s a cute, corny book that is all the rom-com you’d expect. I was waiting for that fateful moment when Skye gets drunk and Cayson saves her. I was waiting for the AH HA moment when they finally get together.

Except…it never happened. Skye doesn’t “remember” any of it and Cayson doesn’t remind her. He just stomps out, annoyed at Skye and feeling like “it didn’t mean anything to her” because she didn’t mention it.

If they were as close of friends as the book claimed, he should’ve been able to talk to her about it. Or at least admit to her what she did. Cayson shouldn’t have kept that from her and then get annoyed when she didn’t do anything after it.

And then he acts like a little high schooler, ignoring her and getting upset because she is still with her boyfriend. Cayson becomes whiny and almost unbearable. A grown man should not be acting like a high school girl. It really pulled me out of the book and the storyline.

In the end they get together, no surprise there. But the story was drawn out, the plot weak at best.

I might read the second story, maybe it will pick up from there. One can only hope.

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