R E V I E W ➠ All Grown Up by Vi Keeland
When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious. Young, gorgeous, successful, smart. Did I mention young? If I did, it bears repeating. Ford Donovan was too young for me.
Let’s back up to how it all started. My best friend decided I needed to start dating again. So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date. Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration. The profile wasn’t supposed to go live. Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.
Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging. He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends. But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart. I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.
Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.
My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.
Ford was seated at the bar. When he turned around, he took my breath away.
His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.
But…he looked so familiar.
As I got closer I realized why.
He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home.
The boy next door.
Only now…he was all man.
I hadn’t seen him in years.
I left the restaurant and planned to put the entire crazy thing behind me.
Which I did. Until summer came.
And guess who decided to use his family’s summer home this year?
Release Date: July 8, 2019
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.-Mark Twain
“You’re so incredibly beautiful, Valentina. I’ll remember this summer forever.”
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Definitely not my first read by the author, she is one of my very favorite top authors! I was a bit tiny bit skeptical about this one because it involves a younger hero than the heroine. So here we go….
Valentina well she is something else, her friend though Eve haha I really liked her a lot, along with Valentina, she isn’t the older heroine that is childish, it’s always refreshing to read that. Also could be the fact that that’s how Vi writes, not sure…I am very familiar with her writing style and this was a perfect fit for the heroine. Anyways, I kind of fell in love with both of them right from the start. Can’t say that about Ford.
Ugh, men are pigs in all senses, and who hires a french assistant anyway *rolling eyes* aside form being a “man” Ford is actually charming in a sexy broody type of way!
Match.com though, that was the kicker, I love the reason he messaged her or I think send her something showcasing he liked her profile. Because she looked like the woman who cared more about having the fun than hair and make-up. It was sweet! p.s. little secret she is 37 and he is 25! You’re welcome!!
So here they are spending a week…ONLINE?! Yes, online, chatting ONLY as per Valentina! Their meet hahaha was freaking priceless, my anticipation was of the roof and then their realization of one another *face palm* haha
From The Book:
Instead of responding, I went to my contacts and edited Donovan to Ford — a gentle reminder that Donovan wasn’t a man I could ever be attracted to; he was simply Ford, the boy next door
What do you do when you’re stuck with the ‘boy from next door’ in the same summer next door houses during the whole summer again? Well, that is the question 😉 Their first date was so sweet, Valentina was so nervous and Ford was the ever so YES 25 ONLY but god was he all man and just yummy.
What fun to read this, this is what I love about Vi’s books, her characters are so likable in all forms even reading a book where no matter the age they are just perfect. Ford will have you feeling alive again, feel passion, feel yourself…Ford is a DREAM BOOKBOFRIEND! The epilogue will have you crying, so much LOVED!!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PLUS!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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