Review Post: All the Way by M. Mabie

“I was going to keep my word, but I was also keeping her.”—Cord Taylor

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A contemporary romance with a mouthy redhead and a sexy, charming hero. Swoon. Laugh. Fall in love.

Blurb:

I’m a man’s man. A bro. A pal. A dude. And I love women.

Am I a saint? Far from it.

Do I go out with a lot of women? You’re damn right.

I date them all. Shy. Loud. Too busy. Lonely. High maintenance. No confidence. No filter. Bad habits. Naive. Beautiful ones. Pretty ones—and believe me there is a difference, but that’s another soap box. Point is, I don’t discriminate.

What do I get out of it? Knowledge. I want to be prepared, adept, and ready.

I might find the perfect woman for me today or a few years from now, but I won’t stop until I do. Then when The One comes along, I’ll be ready to go the distance.

Ready to go all the way.

I’m Cord Taylor, and, lady of my dreams, I’m coming for you.

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*****5 Unforgettably Cord & Dana Stars*****

Let me tell you what I know. The sky is blue. My favorite color is purple. Coffee is everything. And M. Mabie knows how to write one helluva damn good book.

Like for real y’all.

I already knew all of those things, especially that last one, before reading this incredible book, but I know them even more now after reading All the Way. This phenomenal standalone romance by M. Mabie was a breath of fresh air that had me laughing out loud more times than I could count, swooning something fierce, and melting for all that I got within the pages of this book with these dynamic and unforgettable characters.

This book was like a tall glass of iced tea after a long hot day. It was so satisfying and refreshing, it quenched every thirst I had and felt, and it just felt so so good and got better and better the more I took it all in.

All the Way wowed me. It blew me away with all that it had. It made me laugh. It made me fall so damn hard for what these characters shared, their unforgettable back and forth, and what their story gave me with them along the way. It made me smile. It made me happy. It allowed me to experience and live and breathe every bit of what these characters shared.

This book made me feel. It made me feel the literal spark and connection firing off between these characters through every word of this book. It made me feel the vibrancy, color, and life of their unforgettable personalities. It made me feel every ounce of what they shared together, and it made me feel how just how good things could be between these characters.

This book gave me it all. And then some.

I’m pretty sure I read this book with a smile so big my cheeks hurt, and with a heart so full that I knew I would not soon forget what M. Mabie so exceptionally crafted and created within this book. I seriously feel as if I could use all of the positive adjectives under the sun to describe this book, its amazing characters, and what it gave me, and I still would only scratch the surface with describing how utterly wonderful it was to read and experience.

All the Way is a story about what happens when the guy who’s done all he can to make himself ready for the woman of his dreams, meets the one woman who doesn’t want to fall for it, or for him.

This book follows the unforgettable and swoonworthy romance of Cord and Dana. Two people who are ready for something more. Only there’s one little problem…one of them doesn’t think that something more could be happening between them.

You see Cord has done all he can to be read for The One. He’s a good guy, with a genuine heart and some serious personality to boot, who knows he’ll know what to do when he meets that special someone he’s been waiting for. But you see, when he meets Dana he soon realizes that every plan he had went out the door because that girl throws him for one helluva loop. He knows from the moment he sees her that there’s something about her that can’t be denied, and something he can’t resist and has to have more of, but the thing is, Dana’s over guys like Cord. Or the kind of guy that she thinks Cord is.

Dana is a girl we can all relate to. She’s the girl who always finds herself attracted to and after the asshole, even though she knows that gets her nowhere she really wants to be. She’s the one who holds herself back, who just doesn’t let herself get too close because it’s never felt right. But you see, she’s ready to change. It’s time for a new leaf, and Dana is ready to have one last fling before putting her ducks in a row, and getting serious because she’s over the way things have been in her love life. And that last fling she’s looking to have before getting serious? Well it may or may not involve one Cord Taylor. (It totally involves Cord Taylor.)

The story that unfolds between Cord and Dana in this book is bursting with their spark filled connection, their vibrant and distinctive personalities, and the perfect blend of steam, pull, feels, and that oh so glorious angst that M. Mabie hits out of the park every damn time.

All the Way follows these two as Cord gives it all he’s got to make Dana realize what’s really happening between them, and as Dana tries just as hard to resist everything he’s doing to her and making her feel. These two definitely make each other work for it a bit, or a lot, but what you get with them along the way as they get closer and closer, as their feelings become oh so real and oh so undeniable, will have you rooting for them with all you have. They don’t make it easy, but trust me when I say they make it so beyond worth it.

What you get with them will have you needing with every breath in your body that these two can figure it all out, remove those obstacles, and give into what’s really happening between them as they see what happens when you truly go all the way.

I have to say that one of my favorite aspects of this book was getting to experience Cord and Dana, their personalities, and every glorious bit of what they shared. There was something about those two that stole my heart with everything they had, and I honestly don’t even want it back because I’m pretty sure Cord and Dana own a permanent piece of my heart after what I got with them during this book. What they share is so real, so authentic, so full of feels and fire and heart, and even though they don’t make it easy, they make working for it the best thing in the world with what they give you in this book.

And let me tell you right this very second that there is no resisting one Cord Taylor. That man will sweep you up with his charm, with his goodness, and with his heart, and you will be in love with him from the very first page. Trust me on that one. That love will grow and deepen through every turn of that page, and by the time you reach the end of this book you will be praying to the good lord above that Cord Taylor will show up on your doorstep faster than you can say purple sweatpants.

I LOVED his character. I loved how real he was, I loved that he had tenacity and determination out the yin yang, and I loved that he was a good man who would do whatever it took to convince the woman he was falling for that he was real, that this was real, and that going all the way was the best damn choice there was. Cord will make you swoon, he will make you laugh and smile, and through it all he will have you knowing that he is the real deal, with the absolute best personality, ready to sweep you off your feet with all he has. That man is everything. I could go on and on about how much I loved him, but I’ll wrap it up because you need to experience him for yourself.

Now Dana Rogers is a female character that I could relate to on so many levels. She is sarcastic, she has some serious fire to her, she’s smart and witty, and she is a girl who has always been drawn to the wrong kind of guy. Dana’s authenticity and memorable voice shined through from page one, and I loved how she wasn’t afraid to be real, how she wasn’t afraid to own where she was, and how she wasn’t afraid to admit to herself that she wanted more. I loved her bold honesty, I loved how this book made her question and wonder and truly think about what she felt and what she wanted, and I loved how this book pushed her to places she wasn’t prepared to go. It was in those places where I learned so much about her, and where I think she learned so much about herself.

She was not prepared for Cord. She was prepared for who she thought he was, but the more she gets to know him, the more she soon starts to realize she was in no way prepared for what he’d bring up with her. M. Mabie allowed me to connect so truly to her through every part of this book, and the more I got with her, the more I loved her realness, the more I felt her heart, and the more I wanted with all I had that that girl would embrace and allow herself to feel what was right in front of her.

This book is all about what happens when you meet the one person who changes everything, and the wild, full of feels and fiery ride that ensues as you feel it all, as you live it all, and as you try once and for all to go all the way.

Mabie completely hit it out of the park once again with this book. It is no secret that she is one of my all-time favorite authors. I love her books so much. I love her exceptional writing, and I love the unforgettable characters and stories she has given me over the years. All the Way was another shining example of the incredible and amazing talent this author has, and how she can truly make the words on a page come to life, right along with those unforgettable characters she continues to create. This book highlighted her talent with seamlessly weaving together heart melting romance, some good old fun and humor, and just enough angst to keep you going back for more. And more. And more. Because it’s just that damn good.

The way she creates a world you love being in, full of characters both main and supporting that give you so much to enjoy, will have you wishing this story would go on and on just to get more time with them all.

All the Way was a story that packed one helluva unforgettable punch. It was the perfect blend of everything. And then some. It had the characters, the story, the personality, the feels, and this honest to goodness good feeling that emanated from every single page in the most phenomenal way. I don’t think I can say enough how good it felt to read this book, or how much I loved it.

This book just felt right. It felt so good. And it gave me two characters that were real, easy to love and root for, and through it all M. Mabie’s exceptional writing consumed me within it all…and that is just a fraction of what made it one of my top reads of the year.

If there is one book you read this week, make it this one. If there is one book you take a chance on, make it this one. If there is one book you think about giving a try, make it this one. You won’t regret it. Not one little bit.

Cord and Dana will sweep you off your feet, have you loving every ounce of what you get with them, and will have you knowing without a doubt that when given a chance to go all the way, you bet for damn sure you go all the way.

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