All Else Is Vanityby J. Victor Tomaszek
Amid the ultra-wealthy society of an exclusive equestrian community, two lost souls fall in love and struggle to build a lasting relationship. Kyla Pace and Jake Keziel are twenty-something professionals she a high-powered HR executive working for a white shark CEO, a woman who must balance her personal ethics against her boss' sexual advances and the
Amid the ultra-wealthy society of an exclusive equestrian community, two lost souls fall in love and struggle to build a lasting relationship. Kyla Pace and Jake Keziel are twenty-something professionals she a high-powered HR executive working for a white shark CEO, a woman who must balance her personal ethics against her boss' sexual advances and the promise of career advancement; he a telecommunications wizard who harbors a strong fear of rejection, a man who takes out his frustrations in the competitive kickboxing arena. At a local tournament, Kyla watches as Jake demolishes his opponents in the ring. They date and discover that they share a love of horses and a mania for working out. Yet both bring emotional baggage to the relationship that forces them to face their fears together in their attempt to find a true and lasting love.
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All Else Is Vanity is a wonderfully written story. Though I often steer away from romantic novels, I found myself deeply involved in the lives of the main characters and the various plots that surrounding them. With its colorful supporting cast of characters, Kyla and Jake become even more animated and alive. It allows the reader to quickly identify with them. All Else Is Vanity may be fictional, but it¿s realistic story line reminds us that anything is possible as long as we have faith and love. It¿s a great read.
Great love story. Surprisingly well written novel that held my interest from beginning to end. These are real characters that feel and grow - not the normal chariactures. The couple address real world problems and make hard choices and not in fairy tale like fashion but in real life ways. The hero is an orphan, a kick-boxer who takes out his anger and frustrations in the ring. She's estranged from her family, her twin sister is paralyzed and our heroine can't bear to look at her. She works out in a frenzy, in a sort of crazy way to balance her sister's disability. At first you think these two beautiful people will fail once they are tested with each other's baggage but as the couple's relationship grows deeper they are forced to come to grips with all the skeletons in both closets. And the ending is very emotional, a special moment. This is something different.
I really wanted the characters to succeed and the author kept me close to them while they struggled and grew. I felt their pain and joy. How refreshing to read about two people who grow together in true love. The horse race is delicious revenge.