Book Review: All the Feels By Olivia Dade

Posted October 22, 2021 by WendyW in Book Review / 8 Comments

All the Feels
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by Olivia Dade
Publication Date October 26, 2021
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
Pages: 416
Format: ARC

Following Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade returns with another utterly charming romantic comedy about a devil-may-care actor--who actually cares more than anyone knows--and the no-nonsense woman hired to keep him in line.

An absolutely witty, swoon worthy behind the scenes romp! Delightful from beginning to end!--Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'

Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV's biggest show, Gods of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he's dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling.

Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Compared to her previous work, watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn't be especially difficult. But the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep her professional remove and her heart intact, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness...not to mention his Cupid fanfiction habit.

When another scandal lands Alex in major hot water and costs Lauren her job, she'll have to choose between protecting him and offering him what he really wants--her. But he's determined to keep his improbably short, impossibly stubborn, and extremely endearing minder in his life any way he can. And on a road trip up the California coast together, he intends to show her exactly what a falling star will do to catch the woman he loves: anything at all.

My Review:

All the Feels by Olivia Dade is the second book in her Spoiler Alert series, however, it works well as a stand-alone novel.  I so enjoyed All the Feels and it made me laugh, and made me cry, and I couldn’t put it down until it was finished. 

Lauren Clegg is tired and burnt out from working in the Emergency Room as a therapist and decides to go to Spain for a little vacation before deciding what to do for the rest of her life.  On her first day in Spain, she meets up with her awful cousin, Ron, and he asks her to do a job for him on his film set for Garden of the Gate.  She dislikes her cousin Ron immensely but decides to help him out as a favor to her mother and her aunt Katherine.  

Alex Woodroe is the star of the very popular show Garden of the Gates and has everything he needs.  When he gets into a bar fight, his showrunner Ron decides he needs a minder in order to keep out of trouble, at least until this final season of the show is over.  Now Lauren and Alex are forced together until the show is finished.  

I so loved this book.  I loved Lauren who is short and a bit plump and has had a tough time in the world, but she doesn’t let it get her down.  And being a therapist, she knows exactly how to handle Alex and his ADHD.  His impulsivity and ADHD quirks are no match for Lauren, and she seems to know what he needs most.  He doesn’t need a minder, he needs a friend who can understand him and Lauren is that friend.  

This book is chock full of funny banter and is so funny.  I loved the enemies to lovers and the slow-burn romance between Lauren and Alex.  The author did a superb job of describing a character (Alex) with ADHD, and even the details of how he deals with day-to-day life are right on point.  

I recommend All the Feels to anyone who wants a big laugh, and who enjoys a funny, yet, emotional story.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

8 responses to “Book Review: All the Feels By Olivia Dade

  1. Wonderful review Wendy. I got the audiobook of this one a week ago, but with so many of the books I got publishing within the same couple of weeks, I am running behind. I sure hope to get to this soon as it sounds wonderful. I really like the sound of Lauren’s character. I will have a box of tissues handy though.