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Take It All (Blinded by Love #1)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  330 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
***Inspired by true events***

Judy Garland said it best, ‘For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.’

If you asked her why she loved him, she would only be able to tell you it was because he was who he was and well, she was who she was.

Plain and simple.

All her life Lennox Ward felt incomplete. That her heart was alw
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published August 9th 2013 by Emma Grayson
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Tina Manuel
Sep 09, 2013 Tina Manuel rated it it was ok

Okay so this has to be said. I don’t like Caleb. I said it. I’m not taking it back! This series, Blinded by Love, really is true to the name. You can’t help you fall in love with, which was stated a few times in the book, but my god Caleb is such a douche bagging, lying bastard that I wanted to jump into the book and kick. His. ASS!
Boy meets girl. Then he is gone. Reuniting several years later.So now we have Caleb & Lennox all grown up in their early twenties, who reunite fall in love and al

Time for a bit of romance I thought.
Time for romance with some guts.

I don't read romance often, it has to be something that seems/looks to stand out as a bit different from the norm.

I can't say this stood out from other romances like this, but I can say its written VERY well.

Because of how this made me feel whilst reading this I have selected 3.5 stars.

Its a pretty straight forward story.

BUT its full of emotions, that it what made it go up in my admiration. I have a daughter, her heart was bro
Shona Reid
Jun 13, 2013 Shona Reid rated it it was amazing
I started 'Take it All' and it immediately sucked me in, I couldn't stop reading! Lennox and Caleb's story is one that I will never forget! Two people who are best friend's from childhood, Caleb moves away. They don't see or talk to each other for years. Finally finding one another again sparks fly. Caleb has completely changed and is battling with addiction. Lennox loves him and wants to save him and have a future. Lennox starts to lose a bit of herself everyday.Does Caleb want to beat his addi ...more
Jun 05, 2013 Marie rated it it was amazing
Holy cliffhanger alert!

So Take It All is a story about real, raw, all-consuming love that two people have for each other. The story plays out as it would in real life, Caleb and Lennox are real people that have real issues as a couple and as individuals. Ms. Grayson did an impeccable job at writing this all-consuming love story. She wrote this story with so much emotion that you can feel every emotion that Lennox feels and even what Caleb feels to an extent.

From the beginning Emma Grayson as m
Dawn Porter
Aug 17, 2013 Dawn Porter rated it it was amazing
What a rollercoaster of a book. I don't know if I hate or feel sorry for Caleb !! Ok I feel sorry for him ( a wee bit). its well written and addicts are the way he is liars and manipulative but i did think he truly loved her. he has to really want to get help and i hoped Lennox was that reason. :( I felt she was a little weak and could have been a bit stronger in character plus her parent were way way way to cool with the fact he had drug issues. I loved her mates and i hope they get their own s ...more
Jun 09, 2013 Joanne rated it it was amazing
You know those books you start and can't put down because they're just that good...well, this is one of those books. Emma Grayson takes your emotions on a ride. The characters will pull at you heart. Caleb and Lennox....a couple that we cheer for, love, and are terrified for. Not many books can bring me to tears, but this one did. It was relatable; it was real. I loved Raine, he is the best and was happy he was there. This is a must read!
Jennifer O'Dell
Aug 12, 2013 Jennifer O'Dell rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic!!! Can't wait for the next one!!!
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Aug 11, 2013 Rumpled Sheets Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
“He was her all, he would always be her all, and she knew it the day he unexpectedly walked back into her life. That moment when their eyes met, she knew they were made for one another; that they were meant to be. They were each other’s missing piece and he found her, in all his glory, grabbing her by her heart and soul and never letting go.”

The story about two childhood friends who got back into each others lives after 10 years. About the love they have for each other. About the life of an drug
Swooning Over Books
Jul 10, 2013 Swooning Over Books rated it it was amazing
Have you ever fallen head over heels, tumbling down the rabbit hole, over the moon in love? Have you ever met someone that makes you feel so profoundly that you are willing to overlook all of their faults just to be with them? To swallow the disappointment that rises in your throat and hang on to your faith that they will change? That next time will be different? For Lennox, Caleb was that person. But change is never easy. It is grueling. It is exhausting. It is not for the weak at heart. It ta ...more
Emily McGee
Aug 08, 2013 Emily McGee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, arc
This is one of those stay up all night, finish in one sitting books. Take it All is a heartbreaking story of a love that can destroy you and it leaves you feeling you got hit by a semi... in a good and bad way. This was not what I was expecting at all, I imagined a good-feeling, HEA, love story like most of the other New Adult books out there. While Take it All does have some feel good moments do not expect to walk away feeling light-hearted and mushy. I think this is one of the grittiest, capti ...more
Jennifer Wolfel
May 15, 2013 Jennifer Wolfel rated it really liked it
I think that I am still recovering emotionally from this roller coaster ride. To say that this book is up and down with emotion is an understatement. It's not an easy ready by any means once you realize that this is pretty much a true story in a young girls life. Some of the unthinkable things that happen in this story will probably enrage you like they did me. I personally had a difficult time reading it knowing how drugs and alcohol addiction can ruin lives. And yes I speak from some personal ...more
Aug 22, 2013 Shay rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a story.

I just finished Take it All by Emma Grayson and what a story about
Lennox and Caleb. I will always associate their names together. This story was beautifully written. This is based on real life events for Emma and man to put yourself out there takes courage and a whole lot of strength.
It is about Lennox and Caleb, they were neighbors and friends when they were younger and ended up re-uniting and become girlfriend and boyfriend
Lennon is awesome, her take no crap attitude with al
FMR Book Grind
Aug 30, 2014 FMR Book Grind rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"I love you" - Lennox
"I love you too, baby, so damn much,"- Caleb

Emma Grayson wrote Take It All based on true life events, and let me just say that I believe it gave it an extra added depth to the book and let you connect to the characters and their story more thoroughly.

Love doesn’t begin or end the way we think it does. It’s more than butterflies fluttering in your stomach when your eyes meet for the first time. It’s more than a spark you feel when your lips touch, igniting yo
Take It All was Emma Grayson baring her soul for the world. It was uncomfortably personal and terrifyingly real. I wanted to stop, put it down, bury my head in the sand and make up all kinds of happy endings for Lennox and Caleb.

Lennox’s story was the kind that makes your heart break and makes you never want to have a daughter or if you do, to lock her in a room where no one can break her heart.

She’s the small town girl with a beautiful life ahead of her. Caleb is her childhood love. He’s als
Aug 19, 2013 Alexis rated it it was amazing
Take It All had me hooked from page 1!! Lenox and Caleb have not seen each other since Caleb’s family moved away when they were kids. Without even knowing it the two of them meet again online in a chat room…both feel like there is something familiar about the other when they exchange pictures but neither can place their finger on what it is. Lennox’s nosy friends set up a date between the two and that’s where their new story begins. Lennox feels as though Caleb is hiding something from her and o ...more
Bridger Bitches
Aug 22, 2013 Bridger Bitches rated it really liked it
Shelves: camryn, arc
The series name is absolutely perfect… Blinded by Love. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!! It was a really quick read for me because I kept thinking “she’s had enough right?!” but no, she is there for Caleb non-stop. There are some parts of this book that are a little hard to read as they are some what sensitive due to it being extremely relatable. Anyone who know someone who has faced the struggles that Caleb is facing will also struggle with some parts of this book.

Raine, is Lennox’s best friend,
P.A. Warren
Aug 28, 2013 P.A. Warren rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review

Welp.Take It All By Emma Grayson was very eye opening.The story follows Lennox and Caleb.They knew each many years ago and are reunited via a blind date.It was what seemed like love at first sight.While things seem to be going great Caleb is hiding something.Something that could Destroy Lennox.
The writing was great and the story was written very well and flowed easily.I will be honest,Caleb is not my favorite person right now and Im not sure if or how he c
May 15, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: mature-adult
ive got to say i enjoyed this book ,although some parts hits close to home however i at times wondered what in the hell lennox was thinking at times putting herself through that turmoil when it was clear caleb could,nt admit his problem ,as we all know the first part of someone dealing with a addiction they first need to admit they have one .
im hoping in book 2 that now lennox is pregnant she puts herself and her unborn babys needs above all else ,i was at times hoping lennox and raine got it on
Kayleigh Lewis
Limitless amount of brightly shining gold stars for this... this... Perfection!!!!

Holy amazeballs, it has knocked me for fifty!!

It was amazing. I loved it so much! It's a good tear jerker too, and the playlist at the end? Well fudge me!! That brought tears on too!!

Full review to come, but for now...


Be warned though, go in with an open mind! Do NOT judge Caleb! Give him a fair chance.
Wendy Taylor-McIlmoyle
Jun 11, 2013 Wendy Taylor-McIlmoyle rated it it was amazing
Loved...loved...loved this story! Sometimes it felt like you wanted to smack Lennox and tell her to wake up! It seemed there were some points that were contradicting. All the men around her seemed to fall at her feet...which in real life lets face it probably wouldn't happen!
This was a page turner that I couldn't put down! Read it all in a day...stayed up til 4 am lol! Can't wait to find out what happens for Lennox and Caleb
Aug 15, 2013 Paula rated it it was amazing
Well, let see I didn't like Caleb, he prefer his drugs know he has a problem, but didn't want help..I for one loved Raine, he has such a heart.And its you can't help someone who doesn't want it. Very emotional story. Can't wait for more.I rated a 5 ,because it was truth to the heart..Love your work Emma!!
Aug 17, 2013 Lee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
I can't wait to read the next book of this heart renching story, I couldn't put this book down, even though it broke my heart especially knowing it was based on true events, I hope things end happy but have a feeling it may not be the happy I know everyone is hoping for.......
Aug 09, 2013 Emily rated it liked it
This book has left me with a heavy heart. I knew as I was reading that it was a struggle for the characters. I hope this series has a happy ending..I'm afraid that it won't but that is the way with real life. Looking forward to the next one.
Hayley Faiman
Oct 03, 2013 Hayley Faiman rated it really liked it
What a freaking roller coaster of emotions!! Holy crap... Can I just say that I want to bitch slap Caleb and in the same breath I want him to redeem himself in the second book?! Emerson oh how I love thee.. As well as Raine. Emerson and londyn yes please.... Raine and tater tits..yes!! ;)
May 26, 2013 Jaydb marked it as to-read
Oh my god... that blurb and excerpt... this sounds simply heart-wrenching.... :(
Karen Carney
Sep 03, 2013 Karen Carney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-s
This book was REAL! There's nothing that you can say or do or even try to change the words, that's what this book is. I am very anxious to read the next installment of the series.
Holly - Holly's Hot Reads
Sep 01, 2013 Holly - Holly's Hot Reads rated it really liked it
********ARC received in exchange for an honest review********

Holly's 4.5 Star Review

When I saw that this book was inspired by events in Emma's life I was definitely intrigued. Usually if I see a film or read a book based on true events then I'm itching to find out which parts actually happened and which parts were just created for the book. But with Take It All, I really don't want to know. This story made me so sad that I'd probably end up a wreck if I found out just how much of Lennox's story
Sassy Southern Book Affair
5 Stars!
Step One of NA (Narcotics Anonymous): The 1st Step on Narcotics Anonymous requires us to admit our powerlessness over our addiction because our lives have become unmanageable.
Step One of FA (Families Anonymous): We admitted we were powerless over drugs and other people’s lives—that our lives had become unmanageable.
I absolutely loved this story for so many reasons. I work, daily, with both addicts/alcoholics and their families, so reading through this was honestly like watching a train
Oct 05, 2014 JBro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Step One of NA (Narcotics Anonymous): The 1st Step on Narcotics Anonymous requires us to admit our powerlessness over our addiction because our lives have become unmanageable.

Step One of FA (Families Anonymous): We admitted we were powerless over drugs and other people’s lives—that our lives had become unmanageable.

I absolutely loved this story for so many reasons. I work, daily, with both addicts/alcoholics and their families, so reading through this was honestly like watching a train wreck ab
Sep 02, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc-reads
Caution you will need a box of tissues & I advise against passing by any mirrors while reading this book. Yes, ugly crying will accrue.
Wow! This has knocked me speechless & anyone who knows me knows that just doesn't happen often. I really want to do this review justice that it so fairly deserves. This book touched my heart & brought me back to a time I try not to revisit often. One of love, loss & pain. One that unless you've walked in those shoes you just won't fully understa
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Emma Grayson is a Canadian author who resides outside of Edmonton, Alberta with her family and young son. She is Amazon’s Bestselling author of Unbeautifully Loved, the first book of the Breathe Again series, as well as it’s follow up, Unbearable Guilt. She is also the author of Take it All and Promise it All, a series inspired by real events of her life.

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