Title: All the Feels
Author: Olivia Dade
Series: Spoiler Alert
Genre: Romance, Fandom, Comedy, Drama
Trigger Warning: Does contain bullying, and fat shaming
Summary: Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, God of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he’s dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling.
Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult. But the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep her professional remove and her heart intact, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness…not to mention his Cupid fanfiction habit.
When another scandal lands Alex in major hot water and costs Lauren her job, she’ll have to choose between protecting him and offering him what he really wants—her. But he’s determined to keep his improbably short, impossibly stubborn, and extremely endearing minder in his life any way he can. And on a road trip up the California coast together, he intends to show her exactly what a falling star will do to catch the woman he loves: anything at all.
Okay, okay, okay.
There was only one bed. There was only one! Just one!
(As a travel professional I can tell you that’s more likely with last minute bookings but it’s still a trope I love.)
I loved Alex so much in Spoiler Alert but in the beginning of this book I can tell you right now I kind of wanted to give him a stern talking to. He was just so rude to poor Lauren who I deeply love, as I also am a member of the crone club. It’s just a good thing that maaaybe he also falls in love with Lauren.
Some of this book is pure and complete shenanigans. Another part of this book is loving and wonderful. But a good portion of it is filled with Alex’s guilt, and great perspective on how people are seen and treated versus who they actually are.
From people’s opinions on Alex as a playboy/bad boy, to his perspective on Lauren and their individual opinions of themselves this book really does a great job of talking about what is most important. How you see yourself, and who you want to be.
This was a delicious read and I eagerly await Ship Wrecked.