All In by L. K. Simonds

Book Synopsis:

"Cami Taylor: a blackjack dealer, a bestselling author, and a fraud.

Cami's boyfriend, Joel, loves her in spite of her flaws. He wants to marry her, buy a house on Long Island, and raise a family--a life that's a million miles from Cami's idea of happiness. Her therapist suggests compromise and trust, but Cami bolts like a deer. She breaks off the relationship and launches on a new quest for happiness, not knowing that a nasty surprise waits around the corner. What follows is a fight to the death."

Who will be the one left standing?

Title:  All In 
Author:  L.K. Simonds
Publisher:  Morgan James Fiction      
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"All In" by L. K. Simonds

My Rationalization:  

I will say I really enjoyed this read by L. K. Simonds even though it was not meant to be a pleasant or a comfortable read.  When you are dealing with 'Human Immunodeficiency Virus' nothing can be said to be great about that!  

This author really gives the reader something very important to think about during the realistic read.  Yes, we will find Cami quite a mess but her road to redemption was a class act to follow with a storyline that will keep you quite engaged as you are turning the pages to see what was coming next.
Now when I said this was beautiful what I  meant by that was how well this author delivers the story for all to understand.  This was a read in how the story was so captivating and well written all the way to the end with descriptions that are simply amazing to read along with some very interesting characters.  And I loved how the author presented this story in the t-person present tense.  I will say as I read through the story I found it quite a tear joker for me with what was going on that the church visit.  I especially loved this part of the story!

I will say the main reason I loved the read was because I was brought up in a church with both of my parents being ministers and I realized what was happening to Cami sounded so very real to me.  Yes, it was raw and could have been something that could have happened. Yes, I do believe this could be exactly what can happen as we go through our daily lives  with those who are having 'recreational sex with just anyone from ones past to one-night stands and seduction.'  

By the end of the read, I do believe a lesson was learned whether it was a miracle or not. Definitely, it
is for you and you alone to decide to note that it is not for us to decide what is a horrible sin but let God show them the love and therefore letting God do the work of changing their lives as it was in the story.    Now, I will also add I believe this novel will benefit the adult in the room rather than the teens,  with the truth smacking us in the face with it as we see how Cami journeys to the correct transformation that for her she did not expect to happen.  I can only leave the reader saying thank God Cami surrounded herself around the right people [Kate] as she was beginning to spiral out as the story brings us though 'the relationships, struggles, self-discovery, to final redemption!'  Yes, again I loved the read.  

Thank you to NetGallery and  Morgan James for the read and my voicing my honest opinion of the read.  


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