Blog tour: All I Want by J. Daniels

Friday, December 5, 2014

Title: All I Want
Series: Alabama Summer #2
Author: J Daniels
 Release Date: November 24, 2014


Luke Evans is a heartbreaker.

I didn’t want to give mine to him. Not when he kept me out.

He gave me enough, just enough to make me fall in love with him. I say this to convince myself. But I know the truth.

I would’ve fallen in love with him at a distance.

Handing my heart over to Luke was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. I was naive when I wished for more, when I hoped he wanted the same things I did.

I try to hate him. I try to forget him.

But it’s not that easy. 

Love is a ruthless bitch, and I’m her latest victim.

Tessa Kelly is a man-eater.

When she sets her sights on you, she doesn’t just consume your heart, she goes for your soul.

What we had was perfect, real, and all I would ever want.

But she destroyed it.

She destroyed us.

I try to hate her. I try to forget her.

But it’s not that easy.

Love is for people who have hope, and I have none.

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#1 Where I Belong

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4.5 Glasses

This is the second book I have read by the fabulous J. Daniels. I love her books and her writing style. She has a great way of mixing her writing up and making you feel like you are part of the story with the characters. The first book in this series is about Ben and Mia and although All I Want can be read as a stand alone, reading Where I Belong first might help you fill in some holes. All I Want is Luke and Tessa's story and its a doozy. 

Luke and Tessa have a past. They have a past together and each have their own demons they struggle with. Known for his good looks and seduction, Luke is a walking dream. Tessa falls hard and fast for Luke but he is closed off and she struggles with getting to know the real him. When Tessa has a scare, she confronts Luke about what he sees in his future. Pushing him away and running is what seems like the only thing Tessa can do to protect her heart. Fast forward 15 months and Luke and Tessa meet again at a wedding. She never forgot the tattooed man of her dreams. However when she first sees Luke after all this time, it seems he has had no problem forgetting her. 

Seeing Tessa for the first time in 15 months sparks emotions in Luke he has tried so hard to forget. One problem, she is unforgettable to him. He never understood what happened 15 months ago and why Tessa pushed him away. He may not have a way with words but he felt as though she was throwing everything they had away. Luke still struggles with his past and is afraid to let anyone in, no matter how hard they try. The tension is thick between Luke and Tessa and the chemistry is intense whether they are fighting or loving. They try and deny each other but always seem to drift back. Their love is like a riptide pulling them under and allowing them the occasional breath. 

"I love you. Those words are yours. I'll never say them to anyone else."

As Tessa struggles with her feelings for Luke. Luke struggles with his past and trying to let the one person he wants in his life in. When you think you are consumed by darkness you have trouble seeing the light. Sometimes just the smallest ray of light can change your whole world.

"I love you today. I really wish you were here to ask me."

"You chose this, and you were a f*cking coward about it because you didn't even tell me goodbye. You knew I wouldn't let you leave. You should've stayed and fought for us, Luke! I will always fight for us."

"Ask me, Tessa. Now" 
"Do you love me today?"
"Yes, I love you. Every day." good! I really, really enjoyed this book. I loved Where I belong and J. Daniels did not disappoint with All I Want. If you have not read J. Daniels books then you are missing out. I HIGHLY recommend them! I give All I Want 4.5 glasses of Pinot! I can not wait for Reed's story!!! Cheers and happy reading!


Two months ago
Jesus. Fuck, no.
There are absolutely zero good-looking men at this thing. Besides Reed, who disappeared an hour ago with some giggly brunette, and the man I refuse to acknowledge. Weddings are supposed to be a breeding ground for nameless hook-ups, and I’m shit out of luck at this one. So instead of getting drilled in a concealed corner somewhere, my dress bunched around my waist as a stranger becomes familiar with my sounds, I’m having to find other ways to pass the time.
Eat cake.
Hit up the open bar.
Eat more cake.
Dance with Nolan.
Get cake with Nolan.
Steal Mia away from Ben.
Watch Mia get carried off by Ben.
And now this.
Sitting at an empty table, watching as Ben, Mia, and Nolan all slow dance together. Nolan’s in between them, rubbing Mia’s growing baby bump, while Ben can’t seem to keep his eyes off his new wife. I’m crazy happy for them, but right now, I can’t watch them share another perfect family moment in front of me. I need a break from this. Just a few minutes to get some air.
I step out of the tent and head across the lawn toward the Estate House. I’m walking aimlessly, not having any destination in mind. I just need to get away from all the love for a second. Love is great when you’re with someone. It’s better when it’s reciprocated. But it fucking sucks when that shit is one-sided.
And that’s the only way I’ve known it.
I walk down the side of the building and turn right to go around the back. As soon as I round the corner, I see him.
He’s leaning against the building behind some shrubs, head back, eyes closed, lips slightly parted. His sandy-brown hair is cut shorter than normal, almost buzzed completely, and it does really annoying things to his face. Like show it off more. Those ridiculously gorgeous features of his are on display for my eyes right now, and I don’t have to avert my gaze because he doesn’t know I’m watching. He has no idea I’m staring at his sharp, angular cheekbones, the fullness of his mouth, or the bump at the bridge of his nose that I see as this perfect imperfection.
God, I fucking love that bump.
His face tenses as his arms move to the front of his body, and I let my eyes roam to the reason for this change.
The blonde I recognize from the wedding is on her knees with his cock lodged in her mouth, deep throating it until she gags. His hands are in her hair, encouraging her, pulling her closer until she practically swallows him whole. I lift my eyes to that face I was just secretly admiring seconds ago. It’s no longer tempting me to keep my presence unknown. Because there’s no way in hell I’m going to let this shit happen right now.
Fuck him, and his face.
I step in front of the bush and make a fist, clearing my throat into it. Luke’s eyes shoot open and he grabs the blonde’s head, sliding her off his cock. She releases it with a pop and a grunt of disappointment. Apparently, she isn’t finished. But she looks pretty fucking finished to me.
Luke tucks himself away quickly. “What the fuck, Tessa? What are you doing?”
I look from him to the blonde. “Oh, sweetie. You might want to go disinfect. He’s got the herp.”
Slutty blonde parts her lips as if she’s waiting for another cock. She stands and wipes her mouth with the back of her hand, glaring in Luke’s direction. “Oh my God. Are you serious? You have herpes?”
Luke’s wide eyes train on mine. “What? No I don’t!”
“He’s really sweet about it though,” I say, looking sympathetically at the blonde. “He pays for my Valtrex every month.” I turn my eyes to Luke, letting out a swooning sigh. “So romantic.”
Blonde shoves against Luke’s chest. “You’re disgusting.”
“I don’t have fucking herpes!” Luke adamantly vows as he tightens his belt.
I watch, basking in my victory as blonde trudges through the grass, getting her heel caught in the process. She stumbles a bit, glares at Luke over her shoulder, and disappears around the corner.
“I can’t fucking believe you just did that,” Luke says, prompting me to whip my head around to look at him. He buttons his suit jacket up and steps closer. “What the hell is wrong with you?”
What happened between us.
And the fact that you’ve obviously moved on without any difficulty.
I close the gap and he freezes, his hand flattening against his jacket. My gaze flicks from his crotch to his face, and I mask all the hurt of seeing this asshole with another woman behind the fakest smile I’ve ever worn.
“There’s absolutely nothing wrong with me. You, on the other hand, might want to go to the clinic. If you didn’t have an STD before that whore touched you, I’m sure you have one now.”
I turn and storm away before he can give me a comeback. But more importantly, before he can see the smile fading from my lips.

Author Bio

J. Daniels was born and raised in Maryland.

After putting her kids to bed, she escapes into her cheeky world where some of her characters kiss, and some of them do a lot more than kiss.

She is an avid reader and enjoys everything from unconventional romance to fantasy novels.

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