All That I Am
A sassy mouth and absolutely no filter – tick
A wall so strong no man could ever tear it down - tick, tick, tick!
Or so I thought.
Until I meet Detective Ben Hunt, the owner of exquisite blue eyes, a god-like physique and a seductive smirk that makes me weak at the knees. He charges into my life like a force of nature. No matter how hard I ...more
Sasha is a décor shop owner, with a lot of walls and co-owns one of the town’s bar with her brother. Enter Detective Ben, settled on solve some issues happening in the town and possibly demolish some of Sasha’s walls in the process.
If you like a solid romance book, sweet, emotional, with some action and just enough steam this is definitely a good reading. It flows easily, it has its funny moments and I just love a nice development to a romance story and this book has it. It can ...more
I feel like I have been waiting ages to get any words by this author.
Ben & Sassy, Sasha.
After her child hood left her heart broken, Sasha's determined to never give her heart to a man. She has a great career, amazing friends, and is living her life the way she sees fit. I loved Sasha she was bold, fierce, and instantly a favorite character of mine. I think we all have a Sasha in us. She meets Ben the sexy detective. The attraction is undeniable, you can feel the tensio ...more
This was recommended as a book similar to Kristen Ashley, but I felt that it fell flat for me. Yes, there was a sassy heroine and an alpha male heer, but it was just shoved in my face instead of being subtle about it. Sasha was called sassy by one of the secondary characters and even named her decorating store Sass. AND she constantly called Ben an alpha male AT LEAST once every chapter!
The plot was good, the characters were good too, but I think the author was trying too hard ...more
So, so good! I've been looking forward to Ben's story ever since he was introduced in Rachel's other series. And it didn't disappoint! I know we were all waiting for the infamous hair grips (as shown on the cover) but I think my favorites were the neck kisses! Everything these characters went through made the story that much more intense, both emotionally and physically. Rachel definitely delivered with this book and to say that I'm excited for the rest of the Men of Monroe is an understa ...more
This is one of the Best Romance book I have read this year!! I Love Ben and Sasha so much!! This book was off the charts Amazing!! I am in love with Ben Hunt you guys he is so wonderful so swoon worthy!! Ben Hunt has my heart!! He is up there with the Addicted/Calloway Sister’s Men and if you know me you know I LOVE them!! This Book was all around Wonderful and so Swoon Worthy!! You guys Need to pick this baby up!
Sasha and Ben go through a lot in this book!
Sasha had her life turned upside down w ...more
Fan me down, phew, Ben Hunt, ladies hold on to your knickers.
All That I am is long overdue, It feels like forever since I read a book by Rachel Brookes and the wait was so worth it.
Ben is a detective and Sasha Hamilton is a part bar owner with her brother and store owner.
Ben is bossy, hot and all Alpha whereas Sasha also named Sassy is well, shes full of Sass hence her nickname and together they are a perfect match all Ben has to do is get Sasha out of her commitment phobia.
Sasha is one Sassy female! (hence the nickname she's given of Sassy). Our main male character Ben, is the definition of bossy alpha. There were lots of fireworks involved with these 2 coming together, Ben - who knows what he wants and is determined to get it, and Sasha, who is trying to av ...more
Late to the party I know, but this is my first Rachel Brookes read and I loved everything about it.
A contemporary romance read, I knew within the first few pages I was going to love this story, the characters and the writing.
I was instantly at home with Sasha as the heroine and felt like I was with a friend - sharing secrets, gossip & laughs. Sassy (literally and figuratively), smart, sexy & strong - she's my favourite type of contemporary heroine. The things out of her mouth ...more
Ah. Rachel Brookes. So good to have you back. And oh how I've missed your storytelling. It has to be just like riding a bike, because this writing and storytelling was smooth and flawless.
Rachel comes back into the book world with a bang with Ben and his alphaness and Sassy Sasha. Two opposites that definitely attract. And that attractiveness and chemistry sizzles right off the pages of this one.
Just enough angst and mystery to keep you guessing on the side story of these two bangi ...more
Such a page turner filled with intense scenes. I'm gonna keep this short and sweet; because you just need to read it. ;) You only need that cover to ...more
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Rachel Brookes always holds a special place in my heart. Ever since I read Be My December was introduced to her words and characters. I said then , that was a superb book and nothing will change that fact. All That I Am is a different sort of book and deserves its own praise for its beautiful story and the fact we get a tale that is full of twists and turns that leaves you wanting more by ...more
I've been anxiously awaiting this book for a very long time. I have missed Rachel Brookes writing - her entertaining stories and intriguing and lovable characters. She didn't disappoint with All That I Am - book #1 in the highly anticipating Men of Monroe series. It features a kick-ass heroine, with a sassy mouth and sinful body but serious abandonment issues and a sexy hero, who is protective and bossy and whose life drastically changes when a spitfire crosses his way.
Sasha is the ...more
Gosh how I missed Rachel Brooke's words! Since the moment she announced that she is writing about the Men of Monroe I was excitedly waiting for this book to be released. And let me tell you it was worth the wait! All That I am was a beautifully written and enthralling story full of twists and turns that gripped me from the start and didn't let me go until the end. The best thing about this book is that we don't only get a kick-ass, sassy heroine and a sexy, swoon-worthy hero. ...more
Well, after finishing All That I Am the first book in Rachel’s new Men of Monroe series I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. Detective Ben Hunt is pure alpha, he is domineering, sweet, coc ...more
"Ben was my calm, and I was his chaos."
Don't judge a book from its cover!!!! Well this is THE EXCEPTION! From the first time I saw it, I loved it! One of my favorite!!!! I have been a bit jealous of the gorgeous Blondie, not only because of her beautiful hair, but especially for that hug. It looks so real, so tight, so good, so sexy!!!!! I crave for it!!!!! But what is beyond that STUNNING cover? An amazing story, sexy as hell. This book will hooked you from the first page. Why? If I tell you th ...more
I have seen all the author's struggles to deliver a satisfying story and I'm glad she finally set these characters free because All That I Am was a good and enjoyable read.
Sasha and Ben relationship is hot since their first encounter,there is never a dull moment in their lives. They are both bullheaded and strong willed,I loved their bantering and their romantic chatters.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series to meet again these characters and their varied group of friends.
Don't let the three stars fool you, I did like this book. The characters were interesting and I liked the side characters and the small town setting. There were some twists, some sad moments where I wanted to cry and some action scenes that had me gripping the kindle.
My issues for not giving it more stars was some of the editing (spelling and grammar, repeated or missing words/wrong words) and for me personally there was a bit too much inner-monologue. As in, too many instances of th ...more
Ben is the most alpha man I have ever read and I fell in love with him before we even formally met him in the book. Ben and Sasha were totally meant to be together and I'm so glad their story turned out the way it did.
I am totally in love with this couple and I for one and majorly excited for the next one!
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Finished! Holy shit! Why didn’t I read this age ago, so freaking good! I loved it all, even when I was crying! ❤️
Ben Hunt, and Sasha Hamilton… Be still my beating heart! I was am still speechless at how much I loved this story, Sasha and Ben’s story is one for everyone, it is seriously beautiful. Once Ben sets his mind to something he wants, he goes after it at full throttle. I laughed with them, cried with them and fell in love with them.
The heroine and her girl posse are all extremely immature. It was so annoying. Then we have the "bad guy". He went from being an annoying overly handsy childhood neighbor to Uber bad g ...more
I wasn't expecting this to be a little bit of a crime novel along with romance. Yes, Ben is a detective but there was a twist and story of this that was a long drawn out case!
I enjoyed the overall story and connection between the two but there was so much of this book that felt like another author - even using wording that is very classic and annoying hers.
Sure, alpha males and hurt girls aren't a new formula but there was just something to thi ...more
Sasha Hamilton owns a home décor boutique and living the single life. It’s all she wants! But everything changes when enters in her life the embodiment of tall, dark and handsome: Detecti ...more
"He said my mouth could make a man do anything--well, his eyes could make the most stubborn woman want to lose all sense of control."
"Give me the keys to your heart, Sweetheart. You won't regret it. Let me get in there and start clearing out the hurt. I don't want to keep losing you."
"Treat him right, and he will give you the fucking world, and so much more."
Oh, how I have ...more
At least she had her Dad, broken though he might have been by those events. He stood by her and loved her as much as any parent could ... before he died.
And she had her brother, her champion, her protector who dropped out of college and abandoned his own dreams in favor of helping ...more
I have waited for this book for what felt like forever but I can honestly tell you the wait was so worth it!!! Rachel Brooke's is by far one of my absolute favourite authors and I have loved everyone of her books....but I have to say All that I Am is at the top.....from the very beginning this book had me feeling for Sasha, my heart broke for this 15 year old girl, Sasha is undoubtedly a brilliant heroine in the book, I absolutely love the mouth on her and the ...more
All That I Am by Rachel Brookes is the first book in the Men of Monroe series and it completely blew me away!! This book was so worth the wait. Ms. Brookes wrote an incredible story that was filled with love, friendship, and suspense. Ben and Sasha’s journey was filled with twists and turns and their chemistry is palpable! I was unable to put it down it was that good!
“ Because right then, with my hands still on his chest and our eyes locked tight, nothing else existed but the two of us. ...more
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