All I Believe by Alexa Land ~ Book Review by Caroline

A homosexual couple, closeup of a bodyTitle: All I Believe

Author: Alexa Land

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/01/2015

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

Nico Dombruso has learned to keep the world at arm’s length after being badly burned by his last relationship. Even so, he decides to let himself enjoy a summer fling while on vacation in Italy. It’s just sex after all, so what’s the harm?

He gets so much more than he bargained for when he meets gorgeous, mysterious, art dealer Luca Caruso. The connection between them is undeniable, and for the first time in years, Nico starts to consider the possibility of trusting his tattered heart to someone again.

But when a secret is revealed that shakes him to his core and threatens to tear his family apart, Nico runs, so far and so fast that no one, not even the man who was making him believe he could love again, might ever be able to reach him.

This gay romance is approximately 95,000 words in length. It is the tenth book in the Firsts and Forever Series, but each book is written to stand alone, so jump in anywhere.

Please note: Contains adult language and graphic sex. Only intended for adult readers.

My View:

When you are crying tears of laughter and you haven’t even finished the first chapter you know you are going to be in for a good one. Alexa Land has brought everything you would expect to the tenth book in the First and Forever series and then a little bit more. It was fascinating to get a glimpse at the family’s history and old feuds that are still running strong in the present day.

Nico Dombruso has always felt a little different from the rest of the family and has tended to stay out of a lot of the drama created by his cousins. Even when dragged into Nana’s ridiculous schemes he always kept himself apart. After a break up that broke his heart he threw himself into a law degree and kept his head down.

Roll back a few years before his family split up and on the last family holiday they shared together Nico had his sexuality confirmed to himself when a brash young man kissed him by the fountain in a town square. He often thinks back to that moment and smiles and wonders what happened to the boy who kissed him.

When he arrives in the same old town with Nana and Jessie he is immediately drawn back to the fountain. Nico’s holiday isn’t going the way he imagined. From his lost suitcase to Nana shopping for him to a mad pack of dogs running off with his trousers Nico is way out of his comfort zone from the word go and it actually looks good on him!

With the story line laid out it was obvious who Nico’s new love interest Luca was going to be but really that was only the start of the story and there was so much more to come. Whilst Nana is off flying the rainbow flag and causing an immeasurable amount of chaos Nico is slowly falling in love for only the second time in his life. Luca seems to be struggling with something and isn’t being entirely honest with Nico but the mystery takes a while to come out and then all hell breaks loose.

The story pulls you straight in whilst old meets new. What’s in a name?  Quite a lot apparently and some people have long memories and scores to settle. At the other end of the spectrum Nana finds a boyfriend and dear lord he is as mad as her!  Imagine that – double Nana trouble!  Absolutely great addition to the series and there is still so much more to come!

 

 

 

Links

All I Believe on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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