Most of All You
By Mia Sheridan
Synopsis: A broken woman . . .
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 in 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, which 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.
Most of All You is very intense and emotional story. It’s a tale of two broken people, broken in two different ways who need mending in ways they never thought.
Gabriel (Gabe) went through a horrific ordeal during the adolescent years that caused him to have issues with connecting to people. Through time, he was able to heal and move on and come to the point that he was ready for more than just communication to others, he wanted to be able to touch others without having a panic attack.
Eloise (Ellie/Crystal) has hardened and guarded her life against everyone since childhood. Her consistently abused by anyone around her and had an ugly idea of what love was. She had a very jaded look on life; she believes that her life was the way it was supposed to be.
I could see (yes, see) how tender, sweet and loving Gabe was from the very beginning. For someone who should have given up on love so long ago, he held on to what he knew and infused that into Ellie.
Ellie was a tough cookie to crack. She would slowly let Gabe in and then close right back up and shut down without any explanation. She had a hard time figuring out to move forward. And she knew she had to do it alone.
“You can’t fix me, you know.” “No, I can only love you.”
Gabe and Ellie may have both had rough childhoods, but they couldn’t have been more different when it came to healing. One knew what true love was and the other believe she was never destined to have that kind of love – her love was always taken away.
I want to say so much more about this book, but feel that I have given too much away already and I have only given you snippets of their stories. This story is so unique and so beautifully written that it captivates you start to finish. While it was a bit slow at the beginning for me, after about the 35% mark, I was totally vested in this story and nothing was stopping me from reading it.
Thank you Piatkus Books for this book. You can buy Most of all you with a click HERE