Book Review

Book Review: All the Feels by Olivia Dade

Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for the ARC.
Title: All the Feels (Spoiler Alert #2)
Author(s): Olivia Dade
Release Date: November 16, 2021
Publisher: Avon
Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary

Following Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade returns with another utterly charming romantic comedy about a devil-may-care actor—who actually cares more than anyone knows—and the no-nonsense woman hired to keep him in line.

Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, God of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he’s dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling.

Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult. But the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep her professional remove and her heart intact, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness…not to mention his Cupid fanfiction habit.

When another scandal lands Alex in major hot water and costs Lauren her job, she’ll have to choose between protecting him and offering him what he really wants—her. But he’s determined to keep his improbably short, impossibly stubborn, and extremely endearing minder in his life any way he can. And on a road trip up the California coast together, he intends to show her exactly what a falling star will do to catch the woman he loves: anything at all. 

My Review:

All the Feels did just that with its charming and witty writing from Olivia Dade. The second book in the ‘Spoiler Alert’ series does not disappoint.

Lauren Clegg is an ER therapist who needs a break from her busy and draining career. So, with the help of one of her cousins, she becomes a ‘nanny’ to a TV hottie. Her cousin isn’t the nicest person but she accepts the job. It can’t be that bad right?!

Alex Woodroe is a sexy actor from one of the hottest shows, God of the Gates. He likes to speak his mind and when he is having issues with the scripts at work that anger just continues to build up. That is until a bar fight and the cops are called. To help deal with the aftermath of the bad press the writers of the show hire a minder to be with him every single minute to make sure he doesn’t do any more damage.

Lauren and Alex are both so unique and quirky and no one expects them to have chemistry, but they have SPARKS! Their witty banter makes me laugh so hard. Alex is more than just a pretty face. He is so kind, protective, and a bit nerdy. His love of fanfics and pegging is just wild and hilarious. Lauren is so strong, smart, and has a heart of gold. They both have their insecurities and that somehow bonds them making them want to protect each other.

I loved that Olivia Dade created a heroine who isn’t your ‘model type’ of female. She has a body that is real with curves. I think she wrote the ups and downs of trying to be body positive perfectly. Lauren is such a wonderful character and so is Alex. His protective nature is sweet and admirable. He may seem perfect like a god he plays on TV but he has his fair share of problems, insecurities, and fears. I think these characters are so relatable and readers will easily be attracted to the pair.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give All the Feels 4 stars. It’s a witty, sweet, and unexpected romance. Olivia Dade’s quirky and comedic writing shines in this book. I hope to read more from this author in the future!

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