All the Feels By Olivia Dade
Book/Novel Author: Olivia Dade
Book/Novel Title: All the Feels
Following Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade returns with another utterly charming romantic comedy about a devil-may-care actor—who actually cares more than anyone knows—and the no-nonsense woman hired to keep him in line.”An absolutely witty, swoon worthy behind the scenes romp! Delightful from beginning to end!”–Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, Gods 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.
Once again, Olivia Dade has hit it out of the park with her sharp wit, ridiculously human characters, and heart-clenching emotion. Not only do the protagonists come off as downright real in both action and word, the supporting cast is clever and just as three dimensional. Except for Ian, because eff that guy. Read this if you like good romantic comedy, fanfic tropes come to life, and mini castles.
I very much enjoyed SPOILER ALERT and couldn’t wait for the sequel with Alex – and it didn’t disappoint! Funny, touching, well-crafted, and gave this old fangirl all the feels, as promised. ❤
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and honestly put off reading this one because I was worried it might not live up to the first, but I was worried for no reason. This book is absolutely delightful. The characters are witty and insightful, their banter and their hearts drawing you in more on every page. The story is well plotted. A great mix of heart and humor.
Oh Olivia Dade. You have once again knocked it out of the park with complex characters who draw you in. I just wanted to give Wren and Alex hugs. This was the second book I read from her, I had been looking forward to it after reading “Spoiler Alert.” But not going to lie, this book led to me tracking down as many of Olivia Dade’s other books as I could get my hands on. Lots of steam as well, so if you prefer closed door romance this one is not for you. Well done. I look forward to more!
After reading Spoiler Alert, I couldn’t get my hands All The Feels fast enough. Seeing a story where a character didn’t have to be called beautiful or fit a mold made for her by anyone and find a beautiful and enduring love? Had me hook line and sinker. Alex and Lauren were a match made in heaven. Having a character so perfectly portray ADHD (my own illness) and another who is never described in a way others would think positively of (on the outside) felt like being seen. I will read any book Olivia Dade throws at me.
I had a bit of a complicated relationship with this book. I bought it with high hopes, really wanting to love it, and impressed by the reviews. I loved it at the beginning, then… it lost me for a while. Slowed down overall, suffered from lack of editing, and made me feel frustrated and disappointed with characters who weren’t making me experience any big emotions. BUT! I am very glad I stuck with it. At roughly the 2/3 point, I was hooked, I was invested, and I was turning pages at lightning speed to see what was going to happen next. I wouldn’t classify the arc of my investment in the narrative as “slow-burn”… it was more the case that the characters were not telling me enough about why I should love them until more than halfway through. And the book is QUITE long, and though I love a long book, this wasn’t long for the right reasons. It needed trimming for sure. However, that last third of the book was wonderful! It hooked me, it convinced me, and it made me glad to have gotten to know the characters. What a marvelously satisfying ending. Absolutely still a five-star read, despite a few saggy spots. Recommended!