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Romance books seem to go hand in hand with the festive season, don’t they? Now today’s book review has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. (At least, not that I can remember.) But it is a romance and very light-hearted which makes it a perfect choice for the holiday season. The book I’ll be reviewing today is All The Feels by Olivia Dade which is the sequel/companion novel to last year’s Spoiler Alert which I also read and LOVED. Both novels are fat positive with neurodivergent rep with TV stars as the male lead.
All The Feels
by Olivia Dade
Date of Publication: 26th October 2021
Series: Spoiler Alert #2
Format: eBook (412 pages)
Source: Review copy from NetGalley
Paperback • eBook • Audiobook (CD)
Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Wealth. A starring role on the biggest show on TV. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he’s hounded by old demons and his future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling.
Enter Lauren, the former therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over a handsome but impulsive actor shouldn’t be especially difficult. But the more time she spends with Alex, the harder it is to hold on to her professionalism, and her heart . . .
When another scandal lands him in major hot water, and costs Lauren her job, Alex becomes determined to keep his impossibly stubborn and extremely endearing minder in his life any way he can. On a road trip up the California coast together, he intends to show her exactly what a falling star will do to catch the woman he loves . . .
I loved reading Olivia Dade’s Spoiler Alert last year and so naturally I was very excited to read its companion novel. This book follows Marcus’s co-star and best friend, Alex and his minder, Lauren. It’s every bit as delightful and charming as Spoiler Alert but I think that I preferred All the Feels when comparing the two.
Once again, Dade provides us with two realistic and vulnerable leads: Lauren who is plus size and not considered “conventionally attractive” and Alex who has ADHD. Lauren is fairly stoic and Alex is an absolute cinnamon roll despite coming across as the complete opposite at times. There are lots of layers to their characters and the overall development is really well done.
I loved the way that the two characters complimented each other as much as they contrasted. Likewise, they brought out the best in each other which was lovely.
All in all, this book was an absolute delight. It was a heart-warming romance full of comedy and I loved everything about it.
One final thing to note is that there are less fan fiction elements than there were in Spoiler Alert. As I wasn’t too keen on them before, I was relieved to see that they didn’t take up much page space this time around but I’m sure that people that did enjoy that plot device will still feel satisfied.
That’s a wrap on my review of All The Feels by Olivia Dade. I really hope you enjoyed it!
Will you be adding this to your TBR? Maybe you’ve already read it and want to discuss? Drop me a comment below to let me know your thoughts!