Monday, July 17, 2017


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke debuts an emotional series about letting go, starting over, and trusting in the redemptive power of love.

Emma Stevens is ready for a fresh start in Juniper Hills, but she still lives with the impossible guilt of her past: having failed to rescue her little stepbrother from a fire that decimated her childhood home and her family. Her next-door neighbor may have been the one to drag her out of the burning building that night, but it doesn’t exonerate him since he caused the fire. Not even when he shows up fourteen years later to help salvage her bakery.

Jake Rowan may not have been able to save Emma’s brother from the fire, but at least he was able to save his own brother. By taking the fall and the punishment for him, Jake managed to protect his older brother’s future…but it cost him the girl of his dreams.

Now Jake finds himself on Emma’s doorstep once again. Not to save her life this time, but to repair it. And more importantly, her heart, if she’ll let him.

Release Date: June 27, 2017
Montlake Romance
Juniper Hills #1
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

All There Is seriously gave me all the feels as I read it. I have a personal experience with a house fire and losing a family member to said house fire, so this book was an emotional read for me. 

I absolutely adored both Emma and Jake in All There Is. They are both such strong characters yet both have vulnerability about them as well. Emma is super protective of her sister Megan and Jake is super protective of his brother Carter, who Emma doesn't even know exist. I hated that Jake took the fall for starting the fire all those years ago that killed Emma's stepbrother. I did like that Emma wanted to have a fresh start with Jake while he was working in Juniper Hills, but questioned if they could have a real fresh start.

Jake and Emma had a bit of a reunion romance in All There Is. They had a budding romance was teens and as they spent more and more time together, it was obvious they had the makings of a real relationship. I felt like the truth of the fire would need to come out. I have to say with everyone who was involved with the fire, I was most impressed with Megan and how she had moved on and she was the one with the most physical scars from the fire. I think maybe the psychological scars both Jake and Emma suffered were way harder to face than Megan's physical scars. 

I really did love Jake and Emma as a couple. They had wonderful chemistry and really truly loved each other. I loved that Megan was so in favor of their relationship. It gave me hope that Emma and Jake could both move on from the past. I have to say, it totally made sense to me that Emma would have some memory loss from the night of the fire. I know from personal experience that the mind will play tricks on your memory, and it absolutely broke my heart seeing all that Emma had forgotten. 

I will say I really enjoyed All There Is. It made me both laugh and cry, and I adore a book that makes me experience so many feelings. I honestly believe all fans of contemporary romances will enjoy this story.

Rating: 5 Stars (B+)

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