ARC REVIEW: All We Are: The Ex-Factor Duet, Book #2 by Elizabeth Grace and Michelle Lynn

Ex Factor Apothecary

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5!

James “Jimmy” has moved on with his life and is engaged to marry Adelaide, but he needs to put things to rest from his past with Lilah. First, he needs to find her and figure out what happened six years ago to make her betray him. A chance sighting on the news one night gives him the chance to find her and see if he can put everything behind him and have a happy life with Adelaide.

Lilah has moved away from Los Angeles and is living a simple life in Kansas. One scary situation puts her back in the sights of her first and only love Jimmy. She has made mistakes in her life, but now she has straightened herself out and has a good job and a good home. Everything will change though after Jimmy shows up on her doorstep and finds her best kept secret looking back at him.

While most people who read this story may be angry with Lilah for not coming clean with Jimmy, I was the opposite. I was angry and Jimmy. He was the one who told Lilah to get out of his life and never wanted to look back. He wouldn’t give her the chance to explain things to him and she had every right to be scared to come clean with Jimmy.

I was glad that Lilah was able to turn her life around. I like where this book picked up from All We Were. It was done very well, and the story carried through just right. I loved the Epilogue and how far Lilah has come. I really loved the statement that she said she would tell her young self if she could, “If I could tell that little girl anything, it would be to never stop believing. As long as you have hope, you have possibility, and sometimes life will surprise you with what’s possible.” I love this quote and I identify with it. If I didn’t have hope throughout my life, I don’t think it would be as it is now. I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who enjoy reading angsty, young love, second chances, and a love that lasts forever.

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