Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: All in the Name of Love by Margaret Taylor

All In The Name of Love
*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Prominent LA Lawyer, Adrian Hoyle, never knew meeting the hot Hollywood actor, Devon Varick, would be dangerous to her health. But the night she does, everything in her life changes...

Now, after barely surviving a bomb meant to just scare her, she's on the run from an Italian Crime Boss, falling head over heels in love with a handsome actor that should not even be interested in frumpy old her and about to question everything she holds dear.

Join Devon and Adrian in this Action Adventure Contemporary Romance as they fight off the Mob, uncover secrets worth dying for and make the ultimate sacrifice to answer the question, how far would you go, All In The Name Of Love...
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My Review

Adrian is your average big shot lawyer in L.A., she works too much, is a target of poor losers and in love with one hot Hollywood actor Devon Varick. Like every red blooded woman, Adrian has fantasized about one Devon Varick, more than a time or two, but when her fantasy becomes a reality she doesn't know what to do. Can he possibly have feelings for her, is he being honest, can she trust him, is he the cause of all her troubles, and do his feelings come out of guilt? All questions that race through Adrian's mind, all questions she can't answer until their very lives are put in danger and even then she doesn't know if she can trust those feelings.

Adrian is stubborn, talented, works incredibly too hard and doesn't recognize a good thing when she see's one. A tiger in the court room, but incredibly shy in life, she buries herself in her work to distract herself from her lack of personal life. And when real life comes knocking in the form of her Hollywood fantasy Devon Varick she doesn't quite know how to react.

Devon is also a workaholic, but he also knows how to have fun. An action star with looks to kill, Devon can't get fiesty Adrian Hoyle out of his head. She is the one woman who told him no, the one woman he couldn't have and the one woman he chased.

Then all hell breaks lose. Adrian becomes the target of a local mafia family, as her life is threatened and her world is turned upside down one person is always there, Devon, the last person she thought would be there for her. But with all the threats on her life and Devon's quick feelings, Adrian can't help but question the legitimacy of them.

I will admit when I first started All in the Name of Love I was in love. But it seemed that the more I read it, the more I seemed to get irritated with the story. First of all I think Devon fell for Adrian too quickly. But I can get over that, it was the actual story that kind of had me mad. I enjoyed the action and the overall idea of the story and what Margaret Taylor was trying to convey, but I think that some of the story was just a little unbelievable. I couldn't quite figure out exactly why Adrian became a target, okay, I take that back, I know the main reason that led to her becoming a target. What I don't really understand is the reason and explanation for Adrian and Devon being thrown together. To be honest the whole explanation sort of confused me and left me saying, how in the hell? (I can't tell you exactly what that is in reference to, because that would give away major plot points. So you will have to read it.) All in all it left me rather confused and disappointed.

And who knows, maybe you will like it and that aspect of the story won't drive you crazy. Either way you really need to decide for yourself.

All in the Name of Love has fun characters that were easy to love, with the beginnings of a story that has the potential to be amazing. I just didn't enjoy the way the story unfolded.

"You're a man, and as much as you'd like to think otherwise, you're not a superhero. Men fail, my friend, men have feelings, and most of all, men especially you." he said, punctuating his words with a poke of his chest, "are bull-headed idiots." (kindle, loc. 1391).

I chose this moment because I think that it is a wonderful moment that involves the subtle reminder that Devon is not superman. 

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