**4 1/2 stars**
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All My Life was an incredibly honest, emotional, intense read. After reading the Prologue, I knew this was going to be an interesting and unique story. When I finished the first chapter, I felt like I was holding my breath the entire time, and all I could muster was that bastard!
All My Life is a story of a young girl who falls for a guy who ends up deceiving and hurting her in the worst way. A couple years pass by and the ghost of her past is still hanging on tight and will not let her go no matter what. Will she ever get out of this HELL that is her miserable life? Will she ever be able to trust or love anyone ever again? One glance across a busy street, and she found her answer....
Kari finds her self working at a tattoo shop out of all places, training to be an artist. She always aced her art classes, how hard could it be, right? Oh, how her mother would not approve! While working there she makes great friends and her life seems to be normal for a little bit, until that Friday of every month comes around and she is confronted with her horrible past once again. The light at the end of the tunnel seems so far away until she sets her eyes on the beautifully handsome Neil. It was LUST at first sight for sure! Neil swoops in to her life, buys her the best BLT she has ever eaten, and makes her feel all kinds of sexy and beautiful. It has been SOOO long since she has felt this way. She could actually fall for this wonderful, sexy man! Both of them have secrets, but once they are out in the open, that's when they can really start to trust each other and find something real, something they have never experienced before with another person.
The sexual tension and chemistry between these two characters were my favorite part of the story. That, and also the suspense was killing me since the beginning of All My Life. This little gem of a book surprised me, because after reading the blurb, I wasn't sure what to expect, but since I devoured this in one night, you could say I was delightfully surprised at how fantastic this truly was. The other great thing about this were the other characters involved in Kari and Neil's life, Agnas and Nalini. The story of Agnas, Neil's mother, absolutely broke my heart, and Nalini made me bust a gut laughing so hard with her quick witted remarks and catch phrases. Once again, I love to find a book that makes me go through so many emotions at once. I definately recommend All My Life by Rucy Ban, if only for the fact that this story will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
*I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review*