All of You by Christina Lee
Nursing student Avery Michaels wants nothing to do with dating—she's perfectly happy single. Privy to too many of her mother's bad decisions and even worse taste in boyfriends, all Avery can handle is a string of uncomplicated hookups whenever the mood strikes.
When she meets smoking hot tattoo artist Bennett, she wants him—for just one night. But he won't accept a no-strings-attached arrangement. He lives by a straight-laced code of values based on his own troubled upbringing.
Bennett sees something special in Avery and he wants more from her. Way more. As Avery wrestles with her emotions for Bennett, danger and tragedy force them to open up to each other. And Avery must face the terrifying realization that she wants more from him, too.
So she needs to make a choice—let Bennett go or finally let him in.**
I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Avery doesn't do relationships, she does guys. Whomever she wants and makes not qualms about being blissfully single. She can do what she wants and when she wants without having a man tell her what to do. Her mom is a serial dater and Avery is determined not to be. She meets Bennett at a part and she wants just one night with him, but he won't give her the time of day. She's floored that he just ignored her. That just doesn't happen to HER. She leaves and just chalks it up to his loss. That is until she sees him moving in to her building. Now what is she going to do, she just can't ignore him now!
Bennett is waiting for a love so strong that he knows its real and not just lust. He wants Avery he has no doubt of that. While we never get to hear from Bennett himself you can just feel how intense he is. He has had the same upbringing that Avery had, a mom that cared more about the current man in her life then her children. Knowing that he went the opposite direction Avery did, he is saving himself. He's a virgin.
I really really enjoyed this book. I loved all of the characters but Bennett and Mrs. Jackson were my favorites. Avery did try my patience with her running away and hiding all of her feelings. I loved her friend Ella. All in all it was a great book and I was sad to see it end. I even put the book down so it would last longer. It was one of those books I just wanted to keep going. Grab it and read it!