All My Life
by Rucy Ban
Read about Rucy Ban's debut novel, All My Life. If you're one of the first 80 people to submit a review to Amazon.com by 30 August, you'll be in the running to win a $100 Amazon gift card. You can find further details on Rucy's blog.
Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. “Neil as in Armstrong and Mars … as in Bruno.” A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows she can’t get close to him. Not ever. Because that would mean telling him everything. Coming clean. And Kari can’t bear the idea of changing the way Neil looks at her. Like she’s the only girl in the world. His reverence is something too precious to lose. Perhaps even at the cost of losing him.
But Kari doesn't know why Neil calls her his ‘Angel’ and when she finds out, she realizes what love is all about. Boundless joy, unending longing and a lot of heartache.
“I can take care of myself,” I tell him.
His lips twitch in response. “Oh, I’m sure you can, little shrub.”
“You are warned!” I take my voice down a notch and point my ring at him, “I’ll tunnel your leathery knighthood right out of this galaxy!”
Neil suddenly halts in his tracks and pins me down with his eyes. “Batman vs. Green Lantern? Batman wins. Every. Single. Time.”
“Ohmygod! So not true. In the…”
He cuts me. “One word…yellow.” I stare at him with my mouth half-open.
“‘Nuff said,” he says smugly and then tugs on my hand.
What an enjoyable read! You will love the leads in this book! Kari & Neil are both so very likeable, you will be instantly drawn into their story. Kari works at a tattoo studio that Neil's mom just happens to own. He comes to town, and is just so incredibly sweet & SMOKING hot that Kari falls for him. She has some demons in her past that she has to work thru, and Neil is always there. Her best friend Nalini is hysterical! You'll die laughing at all her inappropriate comments. Oh, and ladies, when he calls her "angel" - Swoon!!! Just take my word for it, and read it, it's a really smartly written, funny new adult romance about two people who don't constantly have you gnashing your teeth in frustration because of their juvenile antics & second guessing of each other. A pleasure to read! No cliffhaner, but I almost wish there was beause I would LOVE a book 2!!!!!
About the Author
Rucy Ban was born in 1978 and still continues to thrive. Ever since she first met Francine (the protagonist of her favorite novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), Rucy fell in love with the written word. Rucy has a B-school degree in Marketing which she now puts to good use teaching lovable rowdy rogues and negotiating with her equally belligerent adolescent. In her previous avatar, she handled corporate communications for companies. At present, Rucy lives in São Paulo, travels often, speaks decent, if not quite fluent, Portuguese, and really hates talking about herself in third person.