All We Were by Elisabeth Grace & Michelle Lynn ~ Blog Tour w/ Review


Will I ever stop hurting the one person who’s never hurt me?

I’ve done things I can never undo.

No matter how much I wish I could, sometimes the wounds I inflict are too deep, too catastrophic, too septic to heal.

As I look into the eyes of the only man I’ve ever loved I know I’ve gone too far. I’ve finally crossed the line.

Even if he knew my reason for doing this, he’d never forgive me.

He always puts my needs before his own.

Now it’s my turn to protect him.

None of that matters though because the betrayal and disgust in his eyes comes from deep within his soul. There’s no coming back from this.

He will forever be tormented by what he’s seen, and he will never forgive me.

The last fragment of my heart to hold out hope that we’d share a future, withers and dies.

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Feels 4
Steam 1
Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Jimmy and Lilah have been in each other’s lives just about as far back as they can remember. They have always looked out for each other growing up, though neither wanted to call the mountainside home. To them it was a place filled with horrible memories and a place where they both were forever changed by the hands of those that were supposed to protect them. So as soon as they were able they left together in search of a better life in Hollywood and far away from their dark past.

“It wasn’t hope that sprouted inside me when he said it that day – it was faith. And those are two very different things.”

When they finally found a place to call home Jimmy became one of Hollywood’s up and coming actors and Lilah found herself with a prestigious modeling career. Their relationship however was super complicated and it was one of those on and off again things, but if it was up to Jimmy it would be on for good. Where Jimmy was able to put his past mostly behind him and move forward with his career, Lilah struggled to face her demons and when reminders of the past were too much, she turned to drugs and alcohol to numb her pain. And so began their constant cycle of Jimmy picking up Lilah and cleaning her off no matter what the cost. He vowed he would always be there for her and he proves it time and time again, hopeful that this time will be the last. That she will get help and let him love her the way she deserves to be loved.

“Don’t you see ? I’m broken. And if we’re together, really together…I’ll break you too.”

OK. I loved Jimmy and his unwavering devotion to Lilah because it was crystal clear how much he loved and worshiped her, but at times…well, really several times throughout the book I wanted to scream at him to just walk away before it breaks him. He was just so freaking nice that it sometimes drove me crazy. Lilah, well I honestly did not like her much at all. I will say after we learn some more about her past and why it drove her to make the choices she did my heart hurt for her and I went from straight loathing her to just disliking her. I wanted her to just stop with all the destruction and let the damn man that loves you help you. I found myself frustrated a lot during this book with all the up and downs, well mostly the downs. I am hoping in the next book I grow to like her more. I hope they move past all the pain and can find love. And then we get a big ass cliffhanger…I was like NO!! Thankfully we don’t have to wait all that long for book two.

“His heartbeat is music. His smell is home. His warmth is safety.”



Coming face-to-face with my past changes EVERYTHING.

I’m at the top of my game. All my struggles have finally paid off. Life should be great.

I mean, life is great.

Except for the fact that I can’t stop thinking of her. The woman who mangled my heart into a bloody pulp and never looked back.

If I could free myself of our shared memories, my future would be golden.

There’s only one way to move on—I have to confront the past, so I can move into the next chapter of my life in peace. Which means confronting her for the final time.

I had no idea that knocking on her door that day would turn my life upside down.



USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada with her hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never too busy for a good story and to share her love of reading and writing with others.

For more of the lowdown feel free to visit her author website at


Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.

She loves all thing romance and cries at happy endings!

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