Review: All That I Am (Men of Monroe #1 ) by Rachel Brookes @givemebooksblog and @RachelBrookes_

All That I Am

Series : Men of Monroe

Publisher : Self Published

Source : Author

Release Date : May  20th 2017



A kickass home décor boutique – tick

A sassy mouth and absolutely no filter – tick

A wall so strong no man could ever tear it down – tick, tick, tick!


Or so I thought.


Until I meet Detective Ben Hunt, the owner of exquisite blue eyes, a god-like physique and a seductive smirk that makes me weak at the knees. He charges into my life like a force of nature. No matter how hard I try to keep the walls up around my heart, he’s made it his mission to shatter them. I have no chance of resisting him, but I would make sure I won this tug of war.


Which was what I wanted.


Right? When did the idea of losing myself to him start to sound so good?


I wish Ben was the only battle I faced. There’s a reason this small town needs a good detective. One way or another I’m going to have to brace for impact, because no wall I build can stop the new threat thundering toward Monroe.


After all, secrets only stay a secret for so long around here.


Tash M


Rachel Brookes always  holds a special place in my heart.  Ever since I read Be My December was introduced to her words and characters.  I said then , that was a superb book and nothing will  change that fact.  All That I Am is  a different sort of book and  deserves its own praise for  its beautiful story  and the fact we   get a  tale that is full of twists and turns that leaves you  wanting more by the end.  Even so it is completed and that  Ben finally got his story.

Ben Hunt was introduced along side with his partner Austin Hart in Be My Temptation which told the story of Austin’s sister Ashlyn.   However my brain didn’t click until half through when the memories came flooding back to me.  We were introduced to those two gorgeous  males  in that novel where they had smaller roles, they were memorable . So I was more then ready for  Ben to get a starring role.

However I wasn’t ready for Sasha Hamilton. A woman who was broken yet  rose from the ashes and become the woman she is today. Sassy and kind heart with a mouth that won’t hold back need be.  Born into a family  that is a institution  around the town of Monoroe thanks to their family bar. Sasha has carved her own place  as a business owner of her own little home décor  store . Now it maybe just her brother Drew and her,  but Sasha isn’t with out friends or adopted family.  However there is one thing  missing from her life. A man, Sasha isn’t too picky but she  is looking for something special and the men of Monroe aren’t just cutting for it  her.  They can’t get pass the wall she put up and she thinks she is destined to stay single

Until the perfect man walks through the doors of Missy’s dinner and changes things  for Sasha in a instance. As it no other then Ben Hunt who more then fits what Sasha is after but this  detective  isn’t going to let Sasha   get away with out a fight. He is ready to break those walls down and shatter them. He is a force that she can’t get enough of. Even if she isn’t willing to admit it with out a battle. Something Ben is more then prepared for as  there more to this story then first meets the eye.

Especially with what is around the corner. Something that this feisty sassy woman can’t handle on her own as much she wants to . She needs a man like Ben Hunt in her corner. Not just for his physical appearance but his skills  as a  detective. As  secrets are about to come out and shake this town and family……

All that I Am is her finest book to date and was worth the wait.  It was a complex thrilling book that cdidnt’ disappoint.  Sasha Hamilton and  Ben Hunt for all the teasing that was done about them, was everthing I thought the would be . I didn’t think Brookes  had  this kind of story in her . I didn’t expect a contemporary romance with a strong suspense in from Brookes in a million years. This isn’t lip service, this a  blogger who is a reader first rediscovering and falling in love with the words of an author that she adores.  Brookes has come back in a big way. With a tale of love , sorrow and supense, All that I am  is definitely a keeper and I can’t wait for the next epic Monroe romance.



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