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My name is Devan Anderson, I am a photographer and the by product of a cheating father and a childhood evaporated by illness. I'm stubborn, protective, but I care more than I let on. What does a girl like me do when I taste life for the first time?

I'll give you a hint. It isn't what you think.

My name is Ian Jensen and I am a Pediatric Oncologist that works day and night
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Published May 23rd 2017
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1-Click Addict Support Group
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm really trying to find the appropriate words on how to write this review. This story was so realistic that I could vividly picture Ian, Devan, Sarah, Mac and all the kiddies. I'm also guessing it was much real to me because my when my MIL was in the hospital getting treatments for her cancer I would see the kids and adults fighting that same disease through the hallways.

There is a reason why Devan has always avoided getting close to anyone especially not knowing when her last moment will be
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Tracy
In All I Ask, Elizabeth York pieced together a novel about a tough subject, but managed to walk the line to keep it less heart wrenching, without disrespecting the matter. As someone whose family has been touched by childhood cancer, that really meant a lot to this reader.

Devan hasn't had it easy in life. She's fun and strong, but more jaded than most. Now a photographer, she teams up with a local pediatric oncologist to help raise money for children suffering from cancer. Ian, wants to prevent
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Le Ann Foster
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for CherryOBlossoms Promotions

I gave this book 4 stars!

From reading the synopsis I was very interested in how this story would go and let me tell you it didn't disappoint. I was thinking these two were going to fall in love, live happy ever after, but what you get is twist, turns, the OMG moments. You will question your self several times about how this story is going to go. I found myself reading more and more because I had to know what was going to happen. The emotions I felt not
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Ana Rita
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always get the chills when I start a new book and if that book is from a new author I can get a little nervous to. The thing that made get this chance was the blurb but sometimes that might not be enough because if I can't identify myself with the writing I might close the book and move on. But this wasn't the case at all.
Elizabeth York is a new author to me and I'm so happy for this chance.
She has a simple writing full of meaning and love. She managed to put her heart behind each word.
All
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Jennifer Pierson
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Devan Anderson is a photographer trying to make it in the world, not to mention, achieve her heart's greatest wish. Her childhood was filled with illness, which had her mother dropping her off with her father and leaving, then her father finally snapped from all the stress. Now she's going to finish what she's set out to do, and thankfully, her stubborn and protective nature will help her in her all important quest. But things don't go the way she planned them to go. Ian Jensen is a wonderful ...more
DJ Sakata
My Rating:

3.5

Favorite Quotes:

I felt out of place when the yellow vested valet smirked at my car and held my keys like they could infect him with being poor. F*ing pauper cooties.

Had I been dying, I would have cut your balls off and fed them to you. Prison doesn’t look so bad when you have no time left. Remember that.

We have come here to join Doctor Ian and Miss Devan in holy mattress-money… If anyone here thinks that Miss Devan and Dr. Ian don’t need to be married step forward now so Lydia and I
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Erica
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One book. All I Ask is all it took for me to love this author.
I hadn't read her prior to this book but now that I know what I've been missing I'm hitting her backlist as soon as I can!

All I Ask is the story of a woman who's life has been mapped out for her based upon her childhood. A traumatic childhood made Devan take a much different view on life that most people. She's dedicating her life to trying to help sick kids and thinks that's all she needs to be fulfilled in life.
She's wrong.

Ian is a
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Indie Wish List
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-2017
Storyline, I give this book 4 stars. The story was really touching. You can’t say a book that focuses on children with cancer is not a good book. It touches you. You feel for those sweet babies. However, the rest of it wasn’t really there for me.

There were a lot of plot issues going on in this book. I don’t want to say anything to give it away, but the drama factor was really interesting. Some issues came up at the very beginning. In fact, Ian, the male protagonist, is really stressing out
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Smashlybookalicousreviewingchicks
Emotions will be tested reading this; you go from happy to sad to your mouth hanging open and it continues throughout the book. Between the tears and laughter and the story itself, you will be quoting, “All I Ask” is for this to go to a happy land cause at times it was looking like sad land. The author has done it once again and gave us an awesome story with so much emotion, a sensitive topic and some added mystery to the story. There is not a book by this author that you do not fall in love ...more
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
All I Ask by Elizabeth York
“Hot doctor + shy photographer = chemistry off the charts, 4 stars”

Elizabeth York is a new to me author, going into All I Ask I had never read anything by her. Well I can confidently tell you I plan on changing that now. She wrote a real, beautiful, moving, book with struggle all throughout. The only complaint I have is that at one point it went a little too slow for me and I wanted to speed up the HEA. Other than that, I loved it.
Devan has never had an easy life. She
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Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-read
5 beautiful stars!! This is such an inspiring, beautiful and exciting love story!!

This is a stand alone (though I wish I could read more on Mac and Sarah!!). Be prepared and have a box of tissues handy!!

This is Devan and Ian's love story...


What do you get when a photographer who embraces the dark meets a doctor who lives in the light?!? True love!!



"I spend all my time fighting death while she seemed to welcome it. How does the light defeat the dark?"



Devan has known illness and death. She
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CHERRY0BLOSSOMS
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I gave this book 4 stars!

From reading the synopsis I was very interested in how this story would go and let me tell you it didn't disappoint. I was thinking these two were going to fall in love, live happy ever after, but what you get is twist, turns, the OMG moments. You will question your self several times about how this story is going to go. I found myself reading more and more because I had to know what was going to happen. The emotions I felt not only for Devan, Ian, Sarah and Mac but for
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Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5*




All I Ask is a charming, touching story about an erstwhile, pediatric oncologist, Dr. Ian Jensen and a young photographer with a dream of helping sick kids, Devan Anderson. Devan is convinced that she cannot have a happily ever after future and is only living in the now while Ian feels that he can only give his all to his patients. All that changes as the two start a charity to benefit children with cancer.

Devan and Ian are interesting characters in that they each are tackling life in a
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Brandy Roberts
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such an emotional read All I ask is the first book I'v read by Elizabeth York and I'm definitely reading more in the future . This was beautifully written loved everything about it the characters ,the relationships , story line , happy , sad , angry , and steamy moments . Devan was astonishing after everything she has been threw shes ready to start living and do something she's extremely passionate about at times she did annoy me but it's understandable the way she reacts to certain ...more
Jennifer
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought I had read it all I was proven wrong by a beautiful love story unfolding around heart wrenching events. I questioned if my torn heart would survive this book, but as always Ms. York never fails to put me back together again.

Devan is a photographer who sees her talent as an opportunity to help others. Ian takes what was detrimental to his childhood and tries to use it to help others. Both are awe-inspiring people. In truth, I wish more people were like them.

Davey, Sarah, and
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Marialee
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story really hits you in the feels. Most of the time I had a knot in my throat while reading it trying not to cry. You know the writing is good when you feel the emotions that the characters in the books are feeling. When you want everything to turn out with the happily ever after and then things take a rough and rocky turn and you feel your heart breaking just like the characters. That is what I felt during this book.

Devan is the shy photographer trying to make a name for herself. She is
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Sunny
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I started this book, I was like WHY AM I READING THIS???? It has some rough content in it because it is about a child cancer survivor (as an adult) and a pediatrician oncologist. Devan had cancer as a child and ended up surviving. She basically lives her life like she is going to die at any moment. She does not let people in and is planning for her legacy. She ends up falling for the kids in the hospital and eventually Ian. I love that she was not taking no as answer from Ian to start her ...more
Jacquie
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Gut-wrenching Stars!

First off, I have to say that I have had family members that have passed from this horrid, horrible disease, but none were children (Thank God!) This book hit me soooo hard on sooooo many emotional levels, that I find it very difficult to articulate my thoughts...but here goes!

Devan, a photographer who had a, to put it mildly, difficult childhood, which made her stubborn, determined and one-track-minded (and sometimes I REALLY wanted to shake her!!) She is a very different
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Annamaria
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Emotional Stars! Devan has grown up with a childhood surrounded with illness and sadness. She is a photographer but does not want to let anyone get close for fear of getting hurt. Ian is a pediatric oncologist who works with very sick children everyday. Ian is the type of doctor that all the kids love because he has an easy going personality and is fun loving. Devan wants to raise money to help children with cancer. When Devan and Ian meet and they have no idea what type of impact they will ...more
Tracy W (Tracy&HelensRomanceBlog)
OH MY WORD WOW!!!

When this author first contacted me about her book, she was a author I had not heard off but liked the sound of her book, I was sent the book to read for a honest review.....well all I can say is OH MY WORD WOW!!!

This book is undoubtedly brilliant, it had me completely on the edge of my seat from the start to the very very very end, my heart absolutely broke for this girl and everything she had been through as a child...because of this she completely closed herself off from
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Tania's Book Blog
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was not what I expected. It started out with lots of emotions then it converted into suspense.

Devan was a photographer who was also a cancer survivor and only wanted the sick kids to have what she didn't have. Ian was a doctor who worked with sick kids and only wanted them to enjoy their childhood and not think about their sickness or death. Ian and Devan meet when she approaches him at the hospital to help her create a charity for the kids. It started as business partners but clearly
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Nicola
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I Ask is a beautifully written story of two people finding love but not without obstacles in the way. Luckily this is exactly what I found in this story. There is a good storyline and it kept me hooked from page one.

Devon and Ian are two very different people. She's a photograph and he's a doctor. They've had very different childhoods and lead very different lives. I found myself wanting to shake Devon at times, not believing she couldn't see the obvious; she was totally oblivious so things
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Vanessa
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
this is the first book I am reading by this author. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My usual genre goes a little dark but for some reason when reading the blurb I had to read this book. I am so glad I wasn't disappointed.

This book made me laugh. It made me tear up and it made me angry. I didn't think it was possible to feel all those emotions in one sitting. What do you do when a book makes you feel everything? You keep reading that's what you do. The chemistry between Devan and Ian
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
All I Ask is a beautifully written story of two people finding love but not without obstacles in the way. Luckily this is exactly what I found in this story. There is a good storyline and it kept me hooked from page one.

Devon and Ian are two very different people. She's a photograph and he's a doctor. They've had very different childhoods and lead very different lives. I found myself wanting to shake Devon at times, not believing she couldn't see the obvious; she was totally oblivious so things
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Rebecca Barber
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book... WOW! Just...WOW!

Let me just start by asking, could Dr. Ian be any more perfect?

- Good with kids? Yep
- Amazingly compassionate? 100%
- Dedicated to his job? No question
- Hot as hell beneath that white lab coat? Ah, yeah

Then add Devan - this chick is more screwed up than any character I remember reading. But unlike most, she has every reason to have those mile high, barb wired walls built around her. Only someone with superhuman patience, someone able to see beyond first impressions
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Sassy Southern
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have had the honor of reading by this author. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My usual genre goes a little dark but for some reason when reading the blurb I had to read this book. Glad I wasn't disappointed.

This book made me laugh. It made me tear up and it made me angry. I didn't think it was possible to feel all those emotions in one sitting. What do you do when a book makes you feel everything? You keep reading that's what you do. The chemistry between
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Lisa
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was certainly an interesting read. I got so much more than I expected from this book. It was more than just a romance that develops between doctor Ian and photographer Devan, with all the conflict that comes with it. It is also about Devan finding her place in the world. But it doesn't end there. There is also something strange going on at Ian's hospital with sick children not getting better, records going missing, families going broke and it all connects to Devan's past somehow.

This was
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The Book Fairy Reviews
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A story about two people molded by their past but with decidedly different paths. One, Ian learned that their should be a balance between work and life. The other, Devan is dedicated to her career and nothing else, contently going along with her life. Well fate decides to shake things up, and into each others way, giving us a romance that will have you crying and smiling in you heart.
There were times where I wanted to bang their heads together, just to get some sense into them. Reading their ups
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Rose
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Elizabeth York and I loved her characters.

Ian and Devan's story was fresh and original. I don't think I've ever read anything quite like it. The things Devan went through were truly frightening. And even more frightening is the fact I can really see some of those things happening in real life. And Ian, oh my!!! His love for those kids was inspiring!

I look forward to reading more of this author. If this is a true sample of her storytelling skills, I'm sure to
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United Indie Book Blog
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming! I hadn't read any of Elizabeth York books before, but I will definitely going back to read more of her books. You will fall in love with Devan and Ian. Ian is a dedicated pediatric oncologist. Devan is a photographer, who wants to help Ian's patients. You will not be able to stop reading once you start. This is a MUST READ!!!! I highly recommend this book. Keep up the amazing work! Can't wait to read more from you.

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Best-selling and award-winning author Elizabeth York has been writing for so long she has forgotten how old she is. Accustomed to southern climate she likes drinking her sweet tea on the porch with her laptop in hand.

In 2015, she was named Author of the Year and was accepted into the Romance Writers of America. By 2018, she had won a Literary Titan for her book entitled "Unsteady" and was
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