This book was both tragically heartwrenching and wonderfully heart fulfilling in the BEST possible ways. Mia Sheridan always slays with her words, and Most of All, You was no different. I'm so glad I read this book.
Most of All You is such a beautifully, sad but uplifting book. Written in true Mia Sheridan style, it was an easy book to get lost in. This author has always had a way with words, the emotions she evokes from readers always comes to the fore when you pick up her books. Not an initial page turner for me, even though the prologue is heartwrenching, but more of a slow dive into a rapturous story. I didn’t devour this book, but I find all Mia Sheridan’s reads are the same - like an unhurried walk through the park - I use my time to take in my surroundings.
Gabriel and Crystal’s story is quite unique and I absolutely appreciated that it was. No cookie cutter, guilty pleasure read here. A well thought our plot with engaging characters throughout. Two broken people finding something they never thought they would in one another. Both have horrendous paths, live a wary life but converge to find themselves in one another, their road is not an easy one.
I granted this four stars as I felt a little let down with the direction in which the author took Gabriel - more like what wasn’t said, I think. The character development lacked here for me. While Most of All You is very much about Gabriel and Crystal’s life in the here and now, I felt that very little attention was made to Gabriel’s experience in his past. It was very specific and the detail, for me, was lacking. I was left looking for more detail to that point in his life.
Can’t fault Mia Sheridan’s writing, as always, her descriptive imagery is quite astounding, bringing the reader into the fold with a lexicon of scenery. I didn’t find this book as engrossing as some of her earlier. Most of All You has a very sweet edge to it despite its dark themes, perhaps a little too sweet for my tooth. Very much worth the read, however.
What a heartwrenching story. Mia Sheridan definitely knows how to pull you in and keep you tossing and turning with this gripping yet raw story of love.
I cried, I screamed and I wanted to hurl something at someone; these are the feelings that Mia had evoked in me when I read this story. I know it doesn’t seem like I enjoyed it but that’s the furthest from the truth. I get hooked on stories like these, the ones that grip your heart in places that make you feel uncomfortable and question your sense of comfort.
I absolutely was engrossed in every chapter, holding onto my breathe with every word. The characters were just so broken that you wouldn’t think that hope could be their saviour. Their lives cross in the most unpredictable way, that you start to question how can, two lost souls possibly have a chance at any kind of happiness. You just feel utterly destroyed by their pasts and what they have endured.
I absolutely recommend this masterpiece to every soul out there looking for hope in the most inconspicuous places.