Audio Review: All for Love by Bella Andre (Writing as Lucy Kevin)

Audio Review: All for Love by Bella Andre (Writing as Lucy Kevin)All For Love by Lucy Kevin, Bella Andre
Series: A Walker Island Romance #4
Published by Oak Press, LLC on May 8th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Source: Audible
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three-half-stars

Come for a visit to Walker Island where you'll find stunning Pacific Northwest ocean views, men too intriguing to resist...and five close-knit sisters who are each about to find their one true love.

Paige Walker loves her life on Walker Island—teaching dance classes, spending time with her family, and enjoying the beauty all around her. The last thing she's interested in is the spotlight. One fiery brush with that a few years back was more than enough for her! Still, sometimes she can't help but secretly long for more than her quiet life on Walker Island...
TV star Christian Greer has finally gotten his big break starring in a major motion picture. The catch? He needs to learn how to dance like a pro, preferably in a studio far enough from Los Angeles that the paparazzi won't be able to catch any of his stumbles along the way. Walker Island seems like the perfect place to learn to dance and beautiful Paige Walker definitely seems like the perfect teacher.

From their very first lesson, attraction sizzles between them. Christian has never met anyone like Paige and wants their dance to continue beyond the studio. But will he be able to convince her to step into the spotlight with him, and his love, at her side?

The Walker Island Series
• Book 1: Be My Love• Book 2: No Other Love• Book 3: When It's Love• Book 4: All For Love• Book 5: Forever In Love__

It’s quite a project, trying to read all of Bella Andre’s novels, even ones written under a different name. She has quite a back list. But I am determined because, in general, I have enjoyed her books. All for Love was written under the pen name Lucy Kevin, and while it’s more on the sweeter side, with fade to black bedroom scenes, it still has what I expect from a Bella Andre novel, and that is definitely a good thing in my book.

All for Love is the 4th book in the Walker Island series, and focuses on Paige Walker, who is a dance teacher in her small island town. Paige is a talented dancer, but she does have some insecurities, and doesn’t want fame. She doesn’t feel as pretty as her other sisters, and she likes feeling safe on her island home with her family. Paige was an easy heroine to love. I wanted her to be happy, and even take a risk or two, but at the same time, I did understand her caution.

The hero of All for Love is Christian Greer, who is a famous actor. He’s been given the opportunity to star in a remake of a Fred Astaire movie, so he needs to learn to dance, and pretty quickly. He ends up coming to Walker Island to get lessons from Paige. I am happy to say that Christian (in a typical Bella Andre form) is a nice guy.  He takes an immediate interest in Paige, and recognizes that there is something wonderful about her.

Also in typical Bella Andre form, Christian and Paige fall for each other super quickly, but for some reason that never bothers me in her books. She always makes me believe it. I wanted Christian and Paige to be together; it was so easy to see how perfect they were for each other. However, some of the aspects of the story I didn’t buy. For example, Christian learning advanced dance technique in a week. I don’t care if he worked on it 24/7, it’s just not possible. But, to be far, that really wasn’t why I was reading the books.

Overall, All for Love was a sweet, adorable, contemporary romance. It’s a very quick read, and I recommend it to those looking for this kind of story.

three-half-stars

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14 Responses to “Audio Review: All for Love by Bella Andre (Writing as Lucy Kevin)”

  1. Joy // Joyousreads

    I’ve enjoyed most of her books in the past as well. I think I read all the books to her Sullivan series. I’ve been out of the loop since, though. This sounds like a signature Bella Andre. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I’ve read all her available Sullivan books, too, and they are my favorites of hers. I’m working my way through her backlist now. It is very Bella Andre, but not quite as good as the Sullivan series.

  2. Rowena

    I haven’t read any Bella Andre books. Which of her books would you recommend for a new to her reader? Thanks for the review!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Definitely start with her Sullivan series. It’s really long now. I’ve never read them in order (my favorite is I Love How You Love Me), but if you want to, I’d start with book 1: The Look of Love. Highly recommend her books as audios, too. I prefer them that way.

  3. Sophia Rose

    Hey, way to go on your challenge. I’m doing the same one, but haven’t started yet- need to finish another series first, but then…Nalini Singh. 🙂

    This sounds sweet. And yay, love Fred Astaire so it’s neat that this romance is about dancing and an actor/dancer finding romance.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I really any enjoying this challenge. I like that there isn’t a time limit. We just work on it until we finish. I’ve only read a few Rock Kiss books by Singh but I loved them.

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I really didn’t realize Andre is as prolific as she is! I know I’ve said that I have a few of the Sullivan series books that I’m looking forward to reading about a million times but this series sounds great too! I love the concept on this one. I always love when the main characters are kind of thrown together like this.

  5. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    It always makes me so curious when authors use different names for different series… Why do they do it? This sounds good, and I’m glad you enjoyed it, Quinn. IT must be quite a job to try to read all the books written by one author who has so many books out 🙂 Good luck!

  6. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

    I didn’t care for the one Bella Andre book I read, but I may give this a try. I love the fact that the heroine is a dance teacher and that the hero is an actor. I love it when celebrities fall for “normal people” in romance. 🙂

  7. Naomi Hop

    It’s great that even though the romance begins fast, that you really enjoy it. I like the chase, but it seems like it’s done well in this case!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Bella Andre’s books usually have the hero and heroine falling for each other quickly, but it always works for me. I can see why it wouldn’t for others, though.

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