Book Reviews

Book Review: All For You by Dana Marie Bell

WARNING: Contains graphic sexual content and language.


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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Nephilim, book 1
Rating: 5 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes


Summary (via Goodreads):
He will keep her safe, no matter what it takes.

Someone—or something—is stalking Abby Marcheson. Luckily, she as her brother’s hunky friend Seth to keep her safe. Abby falls easily into her protected life, with Seth constantly by her side, and when he asks her out on a date, she’s eager to accept.

But Seth is much more than he seems. A Nephilim, a son of Angels with wings of his own, Seth is bound to spend his life hunting the Shemyaza, evil descendants of Angels. He’s kept his wings hidden from Abby in order not to frighten her, but as her stalker becomes bolder, Seth begins to suspect that a Shem has Abby in its sights…

As their flirtation escalates into full-blown passion, Seth is torn. Should he reveal his true nature to the beautiful, trusting Abby? Will she accept him, wings and all, or will Abby flee her guardian angel and fall prey to the sinister force that wishes her harm?


My Review:
An amazing read that I enjoyed from start to finish. I was so into the plot and trying to figure out along with the other characters who was stalking Abby and why. It was an intriguing mystery the characters had to deal with.

What I liked most was Abby’s character. She’s been through horrendous, mentally and physically scarring experiences but she’s remained so strong. She not just some damsel in distress. She’s intuitive and actively participates in the story and investigation, which I am extremely grateful for.

Seth is adorable, patient, and incredibly kind. He too is still rising from a dark past so he’s very understanding and slow in her courtship of Abby. I like that he’s an architect by day and fights Shemyaza (the bad Nephilims) at night. His parents are also funny and amazing.

I love the brotherhood amongst Gabriel’s Nephilim. It’s sweet and endearing how loyal they are to each other. They truly are a family. And I like how they can always be reminded of that bond when they address each other in parting as “my brother.” Like, “Stay safe, my brother.” Too cute. I love all the characters.

As short as the story was (87,000 words), I thought it was told fairly well. It didn’t feel rushed. I feel like I was able to get a good understanding of the setting, how things worked, and who characters were (and there are a lot of names thrown at you). Overall, great story.

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