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Title: All the Way
Series: Hot Jocks #2
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 24 Sept 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads

I know it’s time to move on from my rocky past and get back out there and start dating again.

It’s just that every time I think about it, I get all nervous and sweaty.

Good thing I have a secret weapon to help me—my best friend, professional hockey stud Owen Parrish.

He’s the king of hookups, and promises he’ll be my guide through the world of online dating. With his help, I know this won’t be as hard.
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I’ve never been this hard in my entire life.

My friend Becca wants my help hooking her up with some douchey guy from a dating app.

I said I’d help her—but now I’m noticing all kinds of things I can’t ignore, like how pretty she is behind those baggy clothes and messy buns.

I want to be the one to help her, to show her the ropes in the bedroom, and it turns out, Becca’s game to let me take a more hands-on approach.

But what happens when she’s ready to take her newfound confidence and move on? I’ve never been boyfriend material, but for her, I want to try.

Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new standalone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is for you!

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Review

I have to say that Owen frustrated me quite a bit, yes I get that he’s young, hot, talented and rich, basically, he has the world at his feet and likes to take advantage of the lady smorgasbord available to him. Fair enough, but that makes it hard for me to be fully on-board with him changing into a one-woman man *shrugs*. However, I will say that Owen is just as stunned by his transformation as I was lol

Becca has a wonderful support system plus is a beautiful person inside and out. Unfortunately, she was a survivor of a sexual assault and has had a problem with intimacy as a result. All the Way was very insightful in the way it portrayed the struggle for survivors of sexual assault to allow themselves to be vulnerable with another person. From the flashbacks to the anxiety and feelings of inadequacy as a result.

I understood Becca’s desire to take control of her sexuality and her ease with Owen to be able to set the plan in motion. It was also inevitable that real feelings would become involved. As much as Becca attempted to remain aloof to the feels Owen inspired, it was Owen’s struggle with his feelings which formed the foundation of the story. Especially as Owen has specific tastes in the bedroom department which are at odds with dealing with a survivor of an assault. Although Becca is a lot more than Owen could have ever anticipated.

All the Way re-affirms that the best partners are friends as well as lovers 😍