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All In: Iggy's Story

(Worth the Fight and Panic Crossover #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  44 reviews
The highly anticipated crossover novel from Sidney Halston’s two bestselling series.

Abby: He was my best friend. My first kiss, my first love, my first everything really. But then he walked out of my life and didn’t look back. It was sudden, and I was devastated. All I knew was that Iggy had enlisted in the Army—and that he was leaving me—likely forever. But that was twent
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by NYLA (first published June 27th 2019)
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Iggy has been a character that's floated in and out of previous books from Sidney Halston, and with every glimpse of him it had me more and more excited to get his story. And I can now report that it was well worth the wait. I loved him with Aspen and how he weaved his way into her and her kids' lives, but not in a pushy way at all. He became so sweet around them and it was amazing to see. He might have been gone from Aspen's life for many years but the chemistry b
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

A second-chance-romance from Sidney Halston, tying in to her other series? I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book, and I was completely sucked in to this sweet, emotional story of two broken people reunited fifteen years after they first fell in love.

This book is advertised as crossover, but it’s more a spin-off from the Worth the Fight series, with cameos from characters from those books, and mentions of the Panic and Iron Clad Security series. But having said that, it can absolu
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A second chance with all the feels…

What happens when your first love, who’d ghosted you years ago, is suddenly back in your life? And he’s the only thing keeping you and your family’s safe? In Abby’s case, that means a lot of suppressed feelings are forced front and center, making it a whirlwind of anger and long suppressed love…

What happens when the lost love of your life is in danger and the only thing you want is to keep her safe? Well, in Iggy’s case, you say all the things that should have
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great second chance romance with lots of cameos of our favorite WtF characters.
Iggy and Abby have a history dating back to high school. Iggy and Abby have not seen each other for 15 years. After Abby is a witness to a murder, there is concern her life may be in danger and her brother in law hires Iggy to provide security to Abby and her two children. Sparks fly between them, but there are still an explanation to be given.
This is a great novel with a well planned story! Definitely a
2.5 Stars

I loved the Panic Series and was excited about Iggy’s story but maybe I should learn to tone down my excitement for characters I’ve only briefly met. So it happened again to me that I had very high expectations and dealt with disappointment in the end.
This should have been a quick read but it took me way longer than usual because I wasn't at all invested in the characters and their fast paced story.

Iggy was hired to protect Abby, a woman he once knew inside and out but hasn’t seen in
Reviews from the Heart
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sidney Halston is a must read author for me, and when I found out she as writing a Panic/Worth the Fight crossover I knew I had to read it. WtF was my first love, but the Panic series has completely ruined me. Combine the two and I was worried I wouldn't recover.

All In was a fantastic read. Iggy and Abby have a love that doesn't know time or distance. Their story is a lesson in love, forgiveness, understanding, and second chances. It's sexy and swoon worthy with and emotional element that left m
Bette Hansen
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! I am a huge fan of both the Worth the Fight and Panic series so this crossover novella was right up my alley. Enjoyed glimpses of some of my favorite characters again. Add in that this is just the beginning of a new series and I am giddy! Even if you haven't read the previous books you will enjoy this well done second chance romance between Iggy and Abby. They were teenage loves until Iggy leaves town never looking back. Now years later he's hired to protect her when Abby finds herse ...more
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was very well written with a story about young love rekindled to adult love. Iggy and Abby had experienced a lot throughout their lives, but managed to put it behind them and have a loving and caring relationship. I loved how it brought in old characters from prior books and wove them throughout the story. (Hint here: If you haven't read other Sidney Halston books, I would suggest you do so!) This is a definite five star read for me and I would highly recommend this book to those who e ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Cranky Stars

All In a swoon worthy second chance romance. I haven’t read the series this was a spin off from, but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. It has a little bit of everything from action to romance and cute kiddos who steal your heart. Plus, I mean come on Iggy? He’s awesome even if he didn’t make a wise decision as a teenager. He was a teenager they aren’t known for making future life altering decisions.

Abby is a single mom to two precious kids Oscar and Liliana. She’s a widow
Debby (Alwaysbooking)
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I’m delving back into the world of Sidney Halston and I should’ve known to bring all the tissues. This author is so good at making you feel all sorts of emotions right off the bat. From the beginning having not read some of the previous books to this one I knew this one was going to jerk my emotions all around. She does an amazing job with super sensitive subjects whether it be death, medical conditions, children, etc.

Can I just say Abby is superwom
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

When Iggy receives a call from his first and only love's brother-in-law, he's on the first flight back to her. Abby is the only woman he's ever loved, and he knows he's the only man who will protect her from the hitman out to get her. The question is, will she allow him back into her heart, or will she kick him to the curb as soon as the hitman out to get her is caught?

To be honest, I was a bit disappointed in Iggy's Story. Not in the characters, because they're the best part of this story, but
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY HELL, All In was a story of second chances that really had all the feels, so my emotions were running amok throughout! Abby is a teacher & single mom/widow to two single kids, when she is in the wrong place at the wrong time to witness a murder, which puts her in big danger. So her family hires Iggy, the one who got away, or should I say broke her heart completely when they were teenagers, to protect her which really brought up some serious issues that Abby has to face. Iggy never stopped ...more
Britt The Hatters
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A super sweet second chance. Fantastic suspense. A single mom with two precious children. And one sexy alpha male. Talk about a recipe for a great read! I throughly enjoyed the balance of sweet and suspense Sidney Halston had going on in this one. It made for a read that kept me turning the pages through it all.
Iggy is all kinds of swoony in the most perfectly imperfect way. He not only knows he made mistakes in his past when it comes to Abby, he owns them. And that right there is what second c
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I have been waiting on Charles “Iggy” Iglesias’ story since “The Panic” series and it was so worth the wait. Abbigail “Abby”Jones (Williams) met Iggy when he became the new student in school. She was the beautiful, smart but shy girl that had a serve stuttering problem. He was the new good looking “bad boy” that was in the foster care system almost all his life. He defended her over those who try to bully her for her stuttering. She tutored him after school and they became friends. Soon after, t ...more
Vero Stro
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 1 in "A Worth the Fight and Panic Crossover Novel" and although it is a crossover and there are characters from previous stories it can be read as a standalone without any problems. This is a second chance romance full of action, suspense, a great romance and amazing sex scenes!!!

Iggy and Abby are great characters and Abby's kids add to the emotional part of the story.

The book is well balanced between the romance and the action and I enjoyed reading it from the very first page to th
Amanda Wong
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All In by Sidney Halston is a crossover book between her other series Worth the Fight, Panic, and a little Iron Clad Security. Iggy has a complicated back story that is beautifully written throughout this book. The character development of the two characters and the flash backs to Iggy and Abby's past were done so well that they flowed in and out throughout the book without being too much.
Abby might be in some trouble when Iggy steps back into her life but he is the strong male hero that we all
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So... i usually stay clear of second chance romances because I hate the trope of the man being with others and the heroine stuck in a miserable relationship or alone until the hero comes back into her life.

In this case though - even though Iggy left Abby, for a lame reason I might add - I liked that the author ensured the heroine had a good life in the interim. She grieved for him, but married a wonderful man years later and had two children. And - she even had sex after her husband’s de
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well hello Iggy! I am so glad to finally get this book. We have seen him in the other books, but never got a clear picture of him. This author created a story that every romance reader should one-click and add to your library! She has weaved her series into this book and increase your interest into going back and reading closer. It is a second chance romance that has you changing whose side you are on. It was an amazing, all consuming, gut wrenching read that will leave you breathless and beggin ...more
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this second-chance romance between Iggy and Abby. When Abby finds herself in some trouble, her sister and brother-in-law call in Iggy to protect her and her two children. They haven't seen each other in 15 years, since they were in a relationship in their teens, and when they come back together they find that all those old feelings are still there. There's a lot to get through for the two of them -- anger about the past, fear of the future, guilt, the kids and their feelings, and oh ye ...more
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
10 star rating for "All In: Iggy's Story"!
This story is so well written in storyline, timeline, and how the past is shared! The characters are all great with such real personalities! I absolutely loved Iggy and Abby, but the children and Abby's family just balanced the story. But what I really appreciated the most about the story was the awareness to Iggy's prosthetic leg. It would have been easy to grace the cover with BT Urruela, a true Army Veteran amputee and mentioned it a time or two in th
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! I read it in a day (or night depending on how you look at it). It definitely has all the feels!

Iggy and Abby were in love as teens. Then one day, Iggy leaves. Never to be seen...
Till 15 years later when he shows up on Abby’s doorstop saying he’s been hired by her brother-in-law to protect her.

How’s that for a plot???

Add in two sweet kids, Abby’s sister and brother-in-law and the WtF members. Remember them??? I loved there series so it was especially nice to ‘see’ Trav
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
A very well written second chance romance from Sidney Halston and a first from this author for me. I was pulled in to Iggy and Abby's story from the get go.

Abby is a widow and mum to two kids Oscar and Lily. When she finds herself in need of protection she has no idea the person coming to protect her is the one who walked away from her fifteen years ago leaving her broken hearted.
When Iggy receives a call telling him Abby is in danger he doesn't think twice about walking back onto her life and
Cheryl Sanders
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a Worth the Fight/Panic Crossover book and it features Iggy and Abby. She and her kids are in danger and there’s no one better to protect them than him. It’s been almost 20 years since he’s seen her. It may be hard to accept but his reasons for leaving her were heart wrenchingly selfless. The sparks are still there but will she be able to forgive him?

This book has an awesome story line and cast of characters. I loved seeing all of the Worth the Fight guys. If I wasn’t sure about a 5-Sta
Brandy Roberts
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought all in was a good story with a lot of heart amazing characters and not a lot of drama that you would expect in a second chance romance . The characters were really like able I understood were both hero and heroine were coming from it was a bit sad when we find out the reasoning of the hero walking away . You will also find some steamy scenes the couple really know how to heat up the pages and the chemistry between them is intense . I thought that it was great that it mostly focused on ...more
Kim May
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Miscommunication, youthful decisions, first loves that never really leave the heart, a second chance at getting it right, a murder, a woman in danger, an alpha male that will protect her no matter what.  This book has all these things and so much more.  This couple is perfect for each other.  Sometimes a second chance romance is not my favorite, but everything about this story was perfect.  This is a cross over from some of her other series, but it reads as a complete standalone.  You do not nee ...more
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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We've met Iggy before in the Worth the Fight series and a little in the Panic series. He's a cool guy, former military, enjoys sparring, and owns a nightclub. He's great with kids, especially Abby's kids. He and Abby are getting that wonderful second chance. Young love always messes up, Iggy left her and she moved on, eventually. The only way they came together was she witnessed a murder, and he needs to protect them all. His attention to her and the kids was more fascinating than his security e ...more
michelle Shelly
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonderful second chance read!

I loved this. Second chance romances are one of my favorites and the author did a fantastic job with this one. I really enjoyed how she told her story and it is beautifully written.
Iggy and Abby are great characters and each other’s first love. When she gets into some danger he comes running back to protect her and her children. It’s sweet, has danger and full of great funny moments. Her kids are a great addition to the this book and their interactions with Iggy will
Wendy Livingstone
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a new series and is Iggy and Abby’s story. These two were best friends and Abby was left heartbroken when Iggy left town without looking back. Now years later Abby is an unintentional witness to something she should not have seen, and her life is now in danger, so her brother-in –law hires Iggy to provide security for her and her children. This is a beautifully written story which is an emotional roller coaster journey throughout, as well as having drama, 2nd chances wh ...more
Cassie Ashford
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve never read a book from this author until Iggy and Abby’s book. I can say going forward this author is going to be one I will keep watching out for because this book was amazing!

Iggy and Abby’s story is one that takes some time to reveal. Once we learn the real reason why they broke up my heart broke.

Their story has lots of love and passion. Iggy will stop at nothing to protect Abby and the kids.

You will fall in love with these characters! Great book!
Kelly Williams
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved Iggy and Abby’s story, I love a good second chance romance and this one didn’t disappoint. My heart broke for Abby and what she went through. I’m glad her and Iggy made their way back to each other. I also love how he was with her kids!! I also like that Abby accepted Iggy with all his changes and what he went through. Great read and totally steamy too!!
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USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do It” Nike, and that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seein ...more

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“I had been bracing for pain; the loss of my best friend, the loss of my first love, the loss of the family I wished I could’ve had, but I hadn’t prepared myself for another feeling: attraction. Crazy, intense, I-need-to-have-you-right-now attraction. I thought that had gone away, but clearly, it did not.
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