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All the Waters of the Earth

(Giving You... #3)

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Life has a funny way of imitating art.

I write romance novels, right? So of course Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome would move in next door.

Clad in his beautiful suits, with those unfathomable blue eyes and that perfect dark hair.

I can’t stop watching him.

Of course he’d be mysterious. Of course he’d be a workaholic I rarely see.

Of course he’d reduce me to a stalker, paying
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Published May 15th 2016
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Deb Markanton
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

When I finished reading All The Waters of the Earth, I thought How in the world am I going to write a review that illustrates the sheer beauty of this book? Of course, that was after I’d stopped blubbering long enough to think rationally. The feels that bombarded me throughout this book! And the epilogue! Gah! Admittedly, I’m a crier. Especially when an author’s words resonate with me on an emotional level. It can be as simple as reading the dialogue and thinking “That’s so true! That’s exactly
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Tope
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Definitely 6 stars!!!

If I had known that I could write the review of this book the moment I read it (long before publication), I'd have done so quickly. Although, now that I'm trying to write this review, I can't get much beyond "I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK. GET YOUR COPY AND READ IT AS SOON AS IT'S OUT!", but I'm going to try my hardest to do it justice.

When I started reading this book, I absolutely couldn't put it down. I mean, I forwent sleep just so I could finish it because it was that go
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Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Having read “The Sun and The Moon” and “The Stars in the Sky” by Leslie McAdam, I knew that her newest hero would be just as scrumptious as Ryan and Will, the heroine would be sassy and eccentric, and the sex scenes would be scorching hot. Any book where the hero and heroine meet over a piece of lacy lingerie is sure to catch my attention and be counted among my favorite, must revisit fictional worlds. Jake and Lucy did more than keep me entert
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Kim Markett
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I discovered Leslie before I discovered her books and immediately fell in love with her sarcasm, quick wit and sincere friendliness.


I had not read any of her books but her personality made me want to read everything she ever written but I was also worried that I would not love her books as much as I loved her.


I started with her latest book and went in holding my breath.


I had expected that with Leslie's personality I would read a lot of raunchy gratuitous sex. But then I was overwhelmingly surpr
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Margaret
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
All the Waters of the Earth is the third book in
Leslie's series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone,
the main couple from each book do make appearances
and it was an added bonus. That being said, this one is
my favorite, there was just something about it that touched
my heart. Leslie has a way to teach us something in each
book she writes - including this gem. Leslie used her writing
ability to create a unique story with all the elements of very
sexy, thoughtful, funny, endearing characters and
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Books Laid Bare
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are books that as a reader catch you unawares and this is one of those book, although I should have known that I was getting something very special when after the very first page, I was totally hooked.
The book and its plot are best determined and unveiled as you experience the book, just as the author intended, but I will say that you will certainly not be disappointed.
The storyline is exceptional, the depth of feeling and emotion is second to none and all of that is possible because the
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Brianne
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Right from the very first page, Leslie McAdam captures her readers attention with this hot, sexy read. McAdam's tells the story of single-mom Lucy Figuroa, a romance novelist, who is infatuated with her sexy neighbour next door. When their paths collide, setting off fireworks between the two.

McAdam's can write a love scene like nobody's business. The heat that radiates form the book is enough to set anyone on fire. McAdam's has the talent and ability to leave her readers wanting and needing more
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Diane plourde
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing


I discovered Leslie when I read and reviewed a previous story earlier this year. I had enjoyed her writing style, creative work with amazing characters. I was slightly nervous to start this one. Mainly because liking a book is subjective and I'm also afraid to not relate to it. I cannot write anything but honest reviews because I find that my feelings show up on paper.
Looking back, I'm not quite sure anymore why I was nervous to begin with because this story went above and beyond my expectatio
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Leslie
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shaking my damn head at Goodreads again, allowing me to review my own book.

Well, the parts I liked are Jake and Lucy. I really like Chapter 8.

The parts I didn't like are Carlos.

There was a blow job scene that I deleted. I posted it in my facebook group if you want to read it.

The thingsmydickdoes dude helped me write the chapter called Connections by giving me the positions.

And, uh, thanks all for reading. I love you.
Romazing Reader
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love at first page for me!
The way Leslie McAdam's writes is so creative, funny and authentic! Really amazing, engaging characters as well as a beautifully erotic romance! I will read whatever this very clever author writes forever!

Jake just owns me! As soon as he 'almost knocks' on Lucy's door, sees the luscious fun-sized Latina, in a teeny pink bikini, gets all blushy and flustered as he's holding out a red lacy thong from his long, strong fingers with a sexy, shy grin on his glorious face, and
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Romance Readers Retreat
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Leslie McAdam has once again done it again. I think this is my favorite book of hers yet. After reading her other books, I just knew that this one would be filled with scrumptious hotties, sassy heroines, and swoonworthy sex scenes. I was captivated till the very end.

Jake and Lucy have burrowed theirselves into my heart and it was impossible to not fall in love with them. Lucy Figuero is a sassy, beautiful, hardworking woman who is a single mother and doing a great job at it! She is wary of tru
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Beneath The Covers Blog
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, sonal, 2016-reads
GAAAAHHH!! The feelings are too much! How do you explain a book in mere words when it made you feel so much?

Lucy Figueroa's life revolves around fictional characters and fictional story-lines. Imagination is what gets her through everyday. If only she could imagine away her sad excuse of an ex. In her stories, her heroes are Alpha supermen but in real life she has only ever met men who define wrong . She is a single mom who is strong and independent. She has no need for a man. All she needs is
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Maria
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So you think the cover of this book is hot? Wait till you read it.

I won't give away the plot, mostly because I personally love to be surprised when I read something. But I will tell you a little about the characters, who are beautiful and flawed and so real I feel like I know them. The best part is that they change throughout the book. They change because they meet each other, but also because they are strong people. They learn to forgive and let go, but also to hold on to what's really importa
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Mandy Desay
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another Fantastic Read by Leslie, This is the 3rd Book I've read from Leslie and they just keep getting better and better.

Romance Novelist and Single Mom Lucy gets a pleasant surprise when the Smoking Hot Suit Clad Alpha Male Jake moves in next door. On the surface Jake looks like he just stepped out of one of Lucy's Books but is there more behind this workaholic Sexy Alpha Male?

Just when I think Leslie has given me the perfect man, she goes and knocks another one right out of the park. Jake i
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Julie Linhart
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is Leslie's third book in the series. By the way these are standalones with in a series so you don't really have to read one to read the other. For me this book started off great. I loved the beginning of this book. Lucy is a romance writer and you see her trying to write and not really happy with what is going down on paper (or computer). Her inner dialog was humorous. This is her 16th book and you see her struggling in a funny way with the cliche's of the book.

So as I said Lucy is a roman
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Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
This story! This story! It's a beautiful, angsty, emotionally griping story about love, strength and forgiveness. Lucy (our heroine) is strong, independent and a hot tamale. A single mom who is also a successful romance writer. She puts her son first, providing him a safe home and a loving family. Everything that her new next door neighbor, Jake Slausen never had.

All the Waters of the Earth is told in Lucy's POV until the epilogue. There's plenty of angst without Jake's POV, which only makes th
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Wit & Wonder Books
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **

All the Waters of the Earth by Leslie McAdams

First , I have to say , WOW ! This is a first book for me to read by this author and I am so very glad I got the chance . It won’t be the last I can tell you . I already have her other books in my kindle right this minute . That being said , this book is about becoming the you , you want to be . Not the you , you think you should be .

Still with me ? Good ! Lucinda Figueroa or Lucy , as her friends
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Melanie Martin
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lucy Figueroa is an author, a mother, a BABE, and has a really hot neighbor. Lucky for her, she has some cast iron ovaries and believes in being neighborly. She shares some tamales, borrows some "sugar," and gives Jake Slausen something to work for other than the office.
Lucy has kicked ass and taken names, and continues to do so, for all that she has. Her family, her son, her drive to be herself in her skin, makes her the epitome of Wonder Woman. She is her own alpha. The last 12 years have bel
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Samantha Ortegon
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

" A universal truth is if a guy is interested, he'll show you he's interested."


Sometimes home is with a person, not a place.


My Review:

I hate when I wait a few days to write a review because the high you get when you come off a good book is easily lost during that time. ( Note to self : Write reviews ASAP )
In All The Waters of the Earth you have this passionate, strong and loving story that is so true to life with the characters and their situations. I was grabbed from the begi
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Heather R Callahan
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided in exchange for a honest review.

This isn’t your regular romance book where the main characters are gorgeous, rich and always happy. This story is real to life. Lucy is a single curvy woman, who happens to be a single mother. Her ex boyfriend, Carlos, left when he found out she was pregnant. He has been in and out of his son’s life, but doesn’t always get along with Lucy. Then we have Jake who looks just like a supermodel, but works long hours and would rather be painting or drawing.
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Becky Rendon
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me just start by saying the cover model on this book is smoking...I may or may not have periodically stopped reading to stare. Seriously, those hands, the suit....YUM!


All the Waters of the Earth is the third book by Leslie McAdam. I was introduced to her work with book 2 and have set up camp in her fan club. All the Waters is just another reason to be team Leslie. I love that she ties in the characters from her other books, even if its just a little cameo for some. You do not however have to
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Nicole Sullivan
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love when I read a story that feeds my soul. That introduces me to characters with gumption and tenacity. Characters who grow and create and live. This realistic, down-to-earth story about a writer and a lawyer is simply lovely. I just love that when you're reading a Leslie McAdam book, you know that you'll get characters who are true. It's not cliche, or over the top. It's relatable, and fun and in this case, makes me want to create. After looking back at all my quotes I highlighted, I realiz ...more
Katy Dyer
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great book! I really liked that this was again so different from Leslie's other two books, not just another re-telling of the same story. Romance novelist meets hero material but he wasn't completely alpha which I loved! Jake still managed to be vulnerable without losing any of his appeal. And I loved Lucy self-confidence and healthy body image - such a relief to see a really well-written female character! And the mental images from Chapter 32 . . . .thanks Leslie! ;-)
Sonal
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For full review see here - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Aaly
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*** I was given an ARC for an honest review. ***

I already read this book 3 times ... I'm still having a crush on it!!
All the Waters of the Earth, was just an amazing read, with a storyline that will keep you wanting for more, a beautiful story about showing your real colors, the good or the bad and to take a chance on life.
Be wild, be you, don't afraid to love and enjoy the ride!

Review to come!
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Leslie McAdam is Go author to me! I love how she could

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Karen
Apr 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Having the absolutely stunningly beautiful Mitchell Wick in your head for 4 days whilst you read a book has to be a great place to be, doesn't it?

And there he was, Mister Jake aka Mitch, with his jet black hair, sky blue eyes and his pristine suit getting all sexy in my thoughts whilst he frolicked in the pool and scoffed tamales. What in the world are tamales though? I thought they were some sort of stuffed tomato - I was clearly wrong.

Jake is an enigma. He is a workaholic sometime artist and a
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Sophie
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
All The Waters Of The Earth is a sensational piece of art. Reading this book was like watching an artist at work.
We begin with the blank canvas. We are slowly brought into the story with Lucy, soft brush strokes begin to outline her story and bring us into her world. Lucy is incredibly sexy and super Sassy, but has those cracks we all have from past heartache. I felt her immediately. Understanding the person behind the romance writer.
The artist continues, pulling you in deeper, now splashes of
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Christine
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
All The Waters Of The Earth feels like a true story of a single mom learning to love again after heartbreak and find oneself again. Lucy Figueroa, single mom of 12 y/o, support her family by doing what she loves; writing romance novels. Lucy lives in her imagination, writing alpha heros of all kinds, but when inspiration moves in next door can she take the risk? Jake Slausen is all work and no play but he has a reason. Raised in an unstable family environment has put Jake on edge and turned him ...more
Stephanie  Mae
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading and meeting Lucy and Jake in this love story. So we meet our heroine, Lucy who is a single mother and a romance author, Lucy is confident in her own skin even after having her heart broken earlier on in life, she made me laugh a few times as well with some of her inner thoughts. The Author seemed to bring to life a beautiful aura that surrounded Lucy, she wasn't a silly little girl, she was a great heroine. Oh Jake really lost his way through life, caused from heartbreak ...more
Naughty Book Blog
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Naughty Book Blog by: Heather Graham
Wow! Leslie blew me away with the feels in this book! The story and the characters both radiated a profound honesty and an easy charm. Everything that happened in this book just felt so natural and right. For more reasons that I care to explain, I really identified with the characters, their situations and their feelings. I saw someone write in a review for one of Leslie's other books that she writes about men that you would actually want to have sex with. I'm paraphrasing that since I know Amaz ...more
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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie's first published book, The Sun and the Moon, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world's largest online writing competition. She's gone on to receive additional literary awards and has been feat ...more

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