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All That We Are Together

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In my opinion this book is better than the first one, the other one always seemed to carry an incomplete feeling.
Despite some unnecessary lines, it's beautiful that these two books are surrounded by art, color and ink.

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I absolutely loved this sequel! I love the writing style of Alice Kellen and how she draws you in and then hooks you, the next thing you know it's 4am and you just finished the book. This is a must read book!!! But I would recommend reading the first book first. But I loved it!!!!!
5 star read!!!
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In the follow up to All That We Never Were, All That We Are Together rounds off the story of Axel and Leah, three years after the devastating events of the first book.

I have to disclose that I did not finish this book, making it to 40%. I struggled with the power dynamic and age gap between Axel and Leah. I don’t normally find this a problem, but found Axel’s character heavy handed, and their conflicts frustrating. While I tried to persevere, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Having said that, my rating is based on the fact that I think this is just the kind of angst ridden, epic read that I would have loved in my 20’s. I also really loved that it was set in Australia. I can see it being perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover and Anna Todd. The author really immerses readers in the character’s tragedy, loss, love and conflict, and I think if you loved the first book in the duology then you’re likely to love the second.

Thank you Sourcebooks Casablanca and NetGalley for a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own.

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I was so excited to get this book after reading the first one. I adore the first one and I really enjoyed this one too. It took me a bit to get into this one but I still really liked this one. I'm really happy with how it ended and like how Axel and Leah both grew throughout this book.

Thank you to netgalley for the arc!

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I love this books so much!!! This duet is SO PERFECT that I was really really sad once I finish it. I just wanted to read it all over again!
Three years have passed since Axel Nguyen shattered Leah Jones' heart into a million pieces, and Leah has spent every moment of those three years distracting herself from the devastation. She tries to move on with Landon, a guy she meets in college, but she can only truly escape thoughts of Axel when she's painting. At least one good thing has come out of all of it: her dream of exhibiting her work is finally coming true.
Axel is achingly aware every day of how much he misses Leah. The moment he learns about Leah's exhibit; Axel can't think about anything else but to go see her. Being in the same room with Leah, as beautiful and magnetic as he remembers, leaves Axel desperate and Leah breathless in his presence. He offers to be her agent; she accepts. One work trip to Paris later leaves Leah and Axel full of pent-up attraction and wondering if their whirlwind romance is a forever kind of love or if it's better off left in the past.
OMG what an amazing book! It was an addiction; I couldn’t stop reading. I finished it in one day. I was so invested in the story that the only thing I wanted to do was read. Spend time with these two, feeling them in my heart, smiling, sighing, crying my eyes out and falling in love with them.
Everything in this story works perfectly. The timing, the perfect amount of aghast, their bond that feels real and all the beautiful elements that makes the story unique. It’s a slow burn romance, the second part of ‘All that we never were’, another favorite. This duology is just breathtaking and I highly recommend it.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Absolutely loved this book! I read it in one sitting! Thus has become a one click author for me! Thanks to the publisher

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I liked them in book 1 but I fell in love with Leah and especially Axel in book 2. OMG!!!

3 years passed since their relationship ended, but their love has always been waiting for the right moment.

Axel is completely obsessed when it comes to Leah and he is not afraid to let everyone know it. All he wants is Leah back, but she is very hesitant for quite a while and is scared to get hurt again. She's loved Axel since she was little and that never dissipated, it just grew in time and he knows..

"Because this room is for the children I'm going to have with you" 🥰😫❤️😘

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This reads like an epic love story between two complex characters. It’s the sequel to All That We Never Were and sees Axel and Leah coming back into each other’s lives. This time, Axel is all in and wants Leah back but she is in denial; too hurt by his rejection of her three years ago. When I read the blurb I was a bit sceptical of the premise of this - Axel becomes her agent and they have to go to Paris. I thought em no, don’t see how that would happen. But I’m actually reading the book it was perfect and very organic. I found Axel to be so much more likeable in this novel and I really was rooting for them to come out together and the other side of all the heartache. The tender descriptions of them together are so lovely and the epilogue is touching - there is just this constant feeling that they are meant to be.

What to expect:

- sequel to All That We Never Were
- dual POV
- age gap
- brother’s best friend
- forced proximity

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what a great book and i loved reading this author. I haven't read her in many years. loved the romance and how the couple came to be. Loved that they worked through their issues and found love.

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First of all, thanks NetGalley for the eARC copy.
This is the second book with Leah and Axel as main characters.
Set three years after the first book’s end, Leah and Axel’s life are meant to meet again and old feelings re-emerge.
It’s a good story and easy to read, but main characters are childish despite their adult age.
Leah complains about every little thing and when she takes the first sane decision it doesn’t last long due to the fact that this act is near the end of the book and the author decided to end the story as everyone expects.
Axel is 33 years old but he acts like a teenager, his thoughts are repetitive and do not deviate from his attraction to Leah.
Both Axel and Leah’s thoughts are exhausting.
The writer added to many situations but in the end not much happens.
There are Leah and Axel’s rise but their journey it’s not emotional, without excitement or butterflies in one’s stomach.
If we consider the plot I would put this book in the New Adult genre but the characters, as mentioned above, are too childish.
Supporting characters are less present compared to the first book and they are limited to a few dialogue and that’s it.
This serie is not awful but is flat and maybe the author could have better developed some themes and give much more emotions to the reader.

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Unfortunately, All That We Are Together just didn’t work for me. I had high hopes after enjoying the first book in the Let It Be series. I loved that the author kept the dual POV and short chapters from the first book, but sadly, the rest fell flat.

Despite Axel being the older character in the age gap relationship, he is a coward and the character that has more growing up to do. After three years apart, Axel abruptly decides he needs Leah back in his life and is determined to make that happen. It felt like he took advantage of her artistic career taking off, somewhat forcing himself into the role of her agent and convincing her to take a grant opportunity across the world, where the two of them would share an apartment.

I hate that Axel didn’t respect Leah or the boundaries she set and instead badgered her until she caved just to shut him up. This continues to the point where it felt like sexual harassment. Everything she said he had a sexual comeback to. In the first book of the series, some of Axel’s actions bothered me, but there were enough sweet things that he did that it didn’t entirely detract from his character. In book two, he was a complete ass and just made me cringe.

I did love both settings described in the book (Australia and Paris), so that helped bring up my rating ever so slightly.

Thank you, NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca, for the ARC.

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I unfortunately just couldnt get into this book - Axel and Leah didnt really captivate me and I found the short, 2 page chapters really distracting as we jumped from one POV to the next.

Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC.

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Thank you NetGalley, Sourcebooks Casablanca, and of course, Alice Kellen for the opportunity to read ‘All That We Are Together’ before it was published in Australia this month.

As part of the expected exchange for an honest review, I would like to start with the disclosure that a little more than halfway through, I decided that I would not be finishing this book.

I tried to push through - I did, but it became too much of a struggle to continue any further.

Before I go on, I’d like it noted that I did enjoy some sections that I read. This half of the story was, after all, set down under - and I’m always interested to read about hobbies, lifestyles, and careers so different to my own. However, all the ‘art talk’ that features in this aside, the book just wasn’t it for me.

I didn’t develop any sort of connection to the characters, I couldn’t care about anything that was happening between them, and I wasn’t bothered to find out where the story was going.

I also struggled wrapping my head around certain scenes and sentences, as if at times, chunks of both were missing or jumbled up; but I’d say that’s due to what I discovered in research later - that as well as being the second in a duology, the book was originally released in Spanish.

If ‘All That We Are Together’ is on your TBR, don’t let my thoughts throw it off, but do be prepared that for me, it wasn’t at all what I thought it would be.

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I'm not saying that his pen didn't make me delve into the story of Axel and Leah, but that I didn't feel connected to it and those are things that happen.

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🔅 𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑾𝒆 𝑨𝒓𝒆 𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒚 𝑨𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑲𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏

Genre: Romance
Rating: 5🌟♾️

Thank you @netgalley, @sourcebookscasa and @alicekellen_ for this the opportunity to read this ARC!

𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬:

All That We Are Together is truly a piece of art. It has been a very long time since I read a romance novel that impacted me so deeply. There is a lot of fluff out there in the romance genre, but this is absolutely not that. Alice Kellen is a poet disguised as a novelist.

This is book two in the ‘Let It Be’ series, book one is ‘All That We Never Were’. I hadn’t read the first book in the series before starting this ARC, and although it can be read as a standalone, I wish I had started with All That We Never Were because I just can’t get enough of Axel and Leah.

Axel and Leah burn hot and fast and make you feel everything along the way. This is a must-read for any romance-lovers that are looking for something deeper. Keep your tissue box handy!

•new adult romance
•second chance
•brother’s best friend
•age gap

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This was so terrible. The characters are some of the most annoying, dramatic people? The writing is not bad, the plot is not too bad either, but the characters are simply awful, there was no improvement from the previous book, no growth. Fine, they're in love, but at what cost to the rest of us?

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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It has been three years since seeing Axel. Three years since Axel broke Leah's heart. Leah has done everything she can to move on, in both her art and with a new boy named Landon. When Leah lands an exhibition for her art. she comes face to face with Axel once again. When Axel offers to be her agent, she hesitantly accepts. When a work trip to Paris arises, it throws them together to look back on their relationship and gives them the push they both need to start a future. Can everything between them work out, or will their past hinder them from being together?

Thank you to the NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of All That We Are Together by Alice Kellen in exchange for my honest and free review.

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‘And it did it matter how much I ran, you can never escape what you’ve been unless you’re ready to erase those parts of yourself.’

Axel and Leah had a beautiful and tender friendship, a unique connection, a transcendental love. Then they’re torn apart, both left utterly heartbroken.

All That We Are Together (Let It Be Book 2) starts three years after the end of All That We Never Were (Let It Be Book 1). Three years apart, three years since they’ve last seen each other.

It seemed inevitable that they would eventually see each other, that Leah would let Axel back into her life, and that something would happen between them now they’ve found their way back to each other.

While I enjoyed this book but I experienced more of an emotional ride and liked book #1 in the series, but I’m so pleased they eventually got their HEA.

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This book is the conclusion of the Let It Be duet, and takes place three years after the ending of the first book. Throughout this book there is more of the angst, the passion, and the heartache of the relationship between Axel and Leah.

I loved this book but thought that it dragged a bit in some parts. Maybe I was just really excited to find out what would happen between these two. I enjoyed how much Leah's art and her education in the art world played into this book. Leah really came into her own in this one, and the growth and depth of her character was intense.

All That We Are Together was a great conclusion to this duet, and wrapped up the story in a very satisfying way. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an angsty and emotional love story along the lines of a Colleen Hoover or Kennedy Ryan author's works.

Thank you so much to Sourcebooks for providing me with an ARC of this book.

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The best stories leave you feeling happy and hungry, and “All that we are together” by Alice Kellen does exactly both. 10/10. I would highly be recommending it.

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