ALL OF IT by Kim Holden – JACQUE’S REVIEW

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WHY I READ IT

Because it’s Kim Holden and BRIGHT SIDE is one of my favorite books ever.

WHAT I RATED IT

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

Seventeen-year-old VERONICA SMITH has it all: a loving family, a funky car named Jezebel, and a plan to go to college after graduation. On the first day of senior year, she meets DIMITRI GLENN–a mysterious transfer student with gray eyes and a mischievous smile who seems determined to win her heart. But there’s something odd about Dimitri, leading Veronica to wonder if there’s more to him than meets the eye. Before long she finds herself in a whirlwind romance that seems too good to be true–until a series of devastating events leaves her questioning everything. It’s not until she chooses to think with her heart instead of her mind that she can rise from the ashes to learn the truth of their connection.

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JACQUE’S REVIEW

Having fallen in love with BRIGHT SIDE, it’s a given that I will read every book that Kim Holden has written or would ever write.  I ask the readers to try not to compare this to BRIGHT SIDE.  ALL OF IT is a great book all on it’s own!!  You have to give it a chance.  It is so worth the read.

When Veronica meets Dimitri, there is a pull she can’t explain…As the story goes on, she has vivid dreams of herself and Dimitri in different places, at a different time, feelings of deja vu…Why are things familiar to her?

“it would be so much easier if you remembered…”

Ronnie falls in love with Dimitri.  There is heartache but there is also a lasting love built along the way.

“Sometimes the universe has a way of making sure that things happen, that certain events are put in motion.”

By the end of the book, the reader has an idea of where the story is going.  When Dimitri whispers “their story” to Ronnie and explains EVERYTHING to her, that is when you will be hit with the tidal wave of emotion seeing the full picture of their love come into focus.  Compared to this moment, I realized I had only seen the surface of their love as I read the book.  It’s was like an avalanche for me, being hit with a surge of emotions all at once.   Everything falls into place.  Kind of like the pieces of a puzzle being put together.  Beautifully written!!

“Thank you for sharing your life with me…and for loving me…always.  I’ll be counting the days until we meet again.  I love you forever and ever  … and the lifetime after that.”

Thank you Kim Holden!  You have given us another beautiful story!

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