A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.
When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious. Young, gorgeous, successful, smart. Did I mention young? If I did, it bears repeating. Ford Donovan was too young for me.
Let’s back up to how it all started. My best friend decided I needed to start dating again. So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date. Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration. The profile wasn’t supposed to go live. Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.
Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging. He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends. But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart. I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.
Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.
My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.
Ford was seated at the bar. When he turned around, he took my breath away.
His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.
But…he looked so familiar.
As I got closer I realized why.
He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home.
The boy next door.
Only now…he was all man.
I hadn’t seen him in years.
I left the restaurant and planned to put the entire crazy thing behind me.
Which I did. Until summer came.
And guess who decided to use his family’s summer home this year?
All Grown Up! is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 2003 until 2008. Created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó, the series is a continuation of their children's show Rugrats, the series explores the daily lives of Tommy Pickles and his childhood friends, now adolescents. The concept for the series was based on the episode "All Growed Up," which served as the series' 10th anniversary special and proved successful with audiences. The series ran from April 12, 2003, to August 12, 2008, for a total of five seasons, and featured voice actors from the original series. Several episodes also feature Tommy and his friends back when they were babies in flashbacks...
I enjoyed this book so much, & it left me with a huge smile on my face! Valentina knew Ford as a teenager because of summers in Montauk, but now he has grown up & all man! He was the perfect book boyfriend - stable, sweet, persistent (but not pushy) & only has eyes for Valentina! Valentina frustrated me a little bit, because she wasted time thinking their relationship was inappropriate before they actually got together. But once they got together, man, it was hot! If you love a quick, fun, sexy summer read like I do, then I highly recommend this book! 45
This was such a great story, by far my favorite book from this author. 55
I loved this book. Now I want my own Ford! 55
There are good books and then there are great books. All Grown Up is exactly that a great book! The author is a masterful storyteller and the writing is so very good. I was so caught up in the lives of Valentina and Ford and all the people who are important to them. It all seemed so very real. The conversations, the banter, the questions, the risks, fears, and of course the undeniable attraction. I loved everything about Ford. He was forced to grown up faster than his other 25 year old friends when his parents died in a car accident and he had to take care of his younger sister and also take his father's place in the family business. Valentina having to face life after a difficult divorce after being married since 17, finds it very uncomfortable getting back into the dating scene. With a huge push from her best friend Eve and due to work for Ford, Val & Ford start on a beautiful journey. It's not easy but its genuine, it's not always kind by others but it's patient by each other, and when the love happens it is so beautiful to watch. “Age is just a number to use to count all the years I’m going to love you”. There are a lot of feels in this book. I cried hard, I laughed out loud, and I absolute loved the HEA. My new fav BBF is Ford Donavon :) 55
All Grown Up is the perfect age gap romance with a twist. It has all the things you love about Vi Keeland books plus more. Ford is the perfect hero, I loved how mature and down to earth he is towards Val. I also really loved all of the side characters and hope they get their own books someday. This is the perfect summer read with laughs, good chemistry and heat, plus emotions and heart. This is my favorite Vi book ever and I cant wait to see what she comes up with next 55
Loved this book, love all of Vi’s books. Total addict. Can’t wait for her to write another. 55
Ford = THE BEST Vi Keeland book boyfriend EVER!!! He hit me in all the right places and I felt like getting my fill was completely impossible. I became insatiable when it came to Ford. All Grown Up is written with utter exquisiteness! Ford is charming, funny, sexy, smart, witty, thoughtful, loving, strong, and considerate. I'm sure I could fit in more complementary adjectives because these just aren't enough. And Valentina - she is so many of us. Because of her life experiences and her age, she finds herself lacking in the self esteem department. Despite all of it, however, she does not lack in strength. Ford is her salve, and she is his. The pairing of these two couldn't be more spot on. This story touches on so many issues of the heart that are relatable, which made for a captivating read. Vi Keeland did this trope proper justice. It was impeccably done and left my heart full. If I could recommend a Vi Keeland book to anyone, All Grown Up would be at the top of the list. 55
Ford and Valentina’s story will give you all the feels. A woman starting to date for the first time in 20 years has an instant and wild attraction to a man she meets on an online dating app—who ends up being a former babysitter for her now 19 year old son. What was supposed to be dipping her feet back I in the dating pool, a summer fling, becomes so much more. 55
I purchased the book and it will not download 15
All Grown Up by Vi Keeland is a standalone contemporary romance that is simply more proof as to why I keep this amazing author on my Must-Read list of authors. The older woman/younger man romance between Ford and Valentina is emotional, hard-won, steamy, and phenomenal. Told in dual POV between Ford Donovan and Valentina Davis, this isn't just a love story between two people with big hearts and beautiful souls, it's about a divorced woman in her late thirties getting her life in order, setting goals, achieving dreams and about the mature and wise young man who is strong enough to let her spread her wings. The push and pull, the awkwardness of realizing they know each other, of their age difference, of learning not to care what others think and only caring about those who matter. Well-written and perfectly-paced this was an absolutely awesome read that had me swooning all over the place. Enjoy! 55