New Release + Book Review: ALL GROWN UP by Vi Keeland

All Grown Up
by 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

When it comes to love, age really doesn’t matter. No matter what people say about you being a cradle snatcher or a cougar or an old man, if love is real, it doesn’t really matter. Age is but a number, love is all you need. That’s what Ford Donovan wants you to know when it comes to relationship. And boy, this man definitely knows how to conquer love.

All Grown Up is about a woman, who’s been divorced for two years after more than fifteen years of marriage, and the man who becomes her match made in dating heaven. Valentina Davis, now Valentina Di Giovanni, finally decided to test the waters and meet a new man in her life. Except, when she got out of the water, the lifeguard who saves her isn’t a man, but a boy she used to know… A boy who used to babysit her own son… A boy named Ford Donovan, all grown up, all man and muscles and charm.

I can’t tell you how happy I was when I learned about Vi Keeland’s newest novel. A May-December love affair. I myself am older than my husband (about three years only, but still) and there comes a time when I also feel what Valentina felt about Ford. (Oh yes, my husband is silly and acts like a child sometimes, calls me mommy when he wants attention, go figure). But this guy (Ford) is mature enough for his age, doesn’t mind what others think, and knows what he wants. That’s what I liked about him (and my husband, per se). He’s driven, determined and dead-set. He’s also sexy, smitten, smart… and did I mention sexy?

Of course, there’s always some setbacks with their relationship, but what I love about their story is the passion and commitment they have to make it work in their own special way…. well, Ford mostly.. but Valentina must also be commended for her willingness to take risk and open herself to the world.

I love how this story began and ended. I love how mesmerized I’ve been from start to finish. I love how Vi Keeland continues to give us readers more characters to love, adore and gush over. I love love love this book!

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About the Author:


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.   With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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