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All My Life (A First Things Series) [NOOK Book]

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Book One in the First Things Series

"A sweet read with lots of quirky banter, angst and a touch of smexy."

"This is THAT story...the one that grabs you from the first page and you just can't seem to put the book down till you find out the ending!"

Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. “Neil as in Armstrong and Mars…as in Bruno.” A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows she can’t get close to him. Not ever. Because that would...

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Overview

Book One in the First Things Series

"A sweet read with lots of quirky banter, angst and a touch of smexy."

"This is THAT story...the one that grabs you from the first page and you just can't seem to put the book down till you find out the ending!"

Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. “Neil as in Armstrong and Mars…as in Bruno.” A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows she can’t get close to him. Not ever. Because that would mean telling him everything. Coming clean. And Kari can’t bear the idea of changing the way Neil looks at her. Like she’s the only girl in the world. His reverence is something too precious to lose. Perhaps even at the cost of losing him.

But Kari doesn't know why Neil calls her his ‘Angel’ and when she finds out, she realizes what love is all about. Boundless joy, unending longing and a lot of heartache.

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New Adult Contemporary Romance.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045151962
  • Publisher: Rucy Ban
  • Publication date: 7/17/2013
  • Series: First Things
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,508
  • File size: 231 KB

Meet the Author

Rucy Ban was born in 1978 and still continues to thrive. Ever since she first met Francine (the protagonist of her favorite novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), Rucy fell in love with the written word. Rucy has a B-school degree in Marketing which she now puts to good use teaching lovable rowdy rogues and negotiating with her equally belligerent adolescent. In her previous avatar, she handled corporate communications for companies. At present, Rucy lives in Sao Paulo, travels often, speaks decent, if not quite fluent, Portuguese and really hates talking about herself in third person.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted August 24, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    So I have to admit I was drawn in by the racy cover, I thought  

    So I have to admit I was drawn in by the racy cover, I thought  was in for a smutty good time. While Ms. Ban kept everything pg-13 was able to keep me interested with a great story. All My Life was a complete surprise, part of it was because I was expecting one thing and received another.




    The casts:




    Kari is smart and so enjoyable. She actually feels like a real girl with real life issues. After something devastating happens to her she tries to keep a low profile, which is almost expected. Me personally I probably would have curled into a ball and die.




    Neil Mars is a breathe of fresh air. He is actually what Kari needs. When he originally came along for some reason I thought he was going to be the atypical broken bad boy, but he anything but that. Granted he has somethings going on in his world, but he’s functionable.




    The Story:




    As soon as I read prologue I knew All My Life was going to have some drama. Kari finds herself falling for Eddie Jameson he’s cute, desirable, and says all the right things to make even her mother to fall in love. Next thing you know he shows his true colors spinning Kari’s life into a different direction. I absolutely hated him after that.




    Kari now has a caution way of life only giving her time to school, but due to some intimidation by a prick she now has to look for work. Fortunately she lands a job at a tattoo parlor, where she meets two of the coolest people ever. Nalini and Agnas are the best. Almost instantly Kari and Nalini become very close, while Agnas kinda fades into the background. I think it was more so it was to give Kari a chance to shine




    The day Kari notices Neil her world started to come together. Witnessing him kiss another woman in the middle of the street didn’t seem ideal, but I was able to get over that mishap easily. 




    Neil has a secret of his own that he doesn’t share with Kari, but his wasn’t so bad. Not to mention it gave their relationship a chance to grow into something wonderful. 




    Ms.Ban has created something wonderful with her debut novel. All My Life flowed very well for me. Unquestionably I would recommend anyone who love people who’ve lost their way only to take the scenic route to find themselves.








    **I want to thank the author/ publisher for providing me with an arc copy via Xpresso book tours in exchange for my honest opinion**




    For more reviews find me at shawnasurvey at blogspt dot com

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Greaat Book

    Really, really good. Read it; it's free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to win.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    WONDERFUL (:

    omg ! I love this book , so many secrets ... surprises and Oh . My . Goodness . Amazing ! I mean really , not like those cheesy stupid love stories .. no not like that . I mean like , never thought i could love like this , kinda book . Great job to the author , i mean a brilliant author .. a brilliant mind can come up with this , its AMAZING ! my honest honest decision .. about this book is .. PLEASE READ ITTTTT ((: -#k

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    GOOD

    GOOD LOVE STORY BUT HER AGE KEPT THROWING ME OFF A BIT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Brilliant

    Definite read! Author worth her weight in words!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Must read

    I wasnt sure about this book. Once i started it i was hooked. It kept me wanting more, and i still do. I loved the plot and the characters. It flowed well and sucked me into the story. If you havent read it yet read it. You will love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Something about the cover caught my eye, so i got it for my nook

    Something about the cover caught my eye, so i got it for my nook and started to read it and i found i didnt want to put it down. I enjoyed it very much, I was excited for what was to come and didnt find anything in book non enjoyable! love it and can not wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book also. I think you would enjoy this novel. I enjoyed reading this novel. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!

    I loved this book so much. I loved Kari and Neil! I would totally recommend this book to whoever likes love stories!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Really goood!!

    I really like this book. You shoould read it. One of my avorites now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    What??

    This book just confuses me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Great short story with a weird but somewhat happy ending.. What

    Great short story with a weird but somewhat happy ending.. What happen to Agnas? And what happen with the kissing dub over he was doing with Ms Stiletto?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Best Book Ever

    I liked ir.. it was a good short story of 150 pages. I liked it a lot. But it was also too short for me. I hope you like this book as much as i did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2013

    Potential to be really great

    I really enjoyed this book ... up until the end! Its about 150 pages and she spent 140 of those pages building up the story then rushed the ending in less than 10 pages ... It does have a happy ever after ending though so at least theres that ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Love not like

    Great book. Fast amazing read.:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Cute

    Short only 140pp good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Hooked on my nook

    Glad I took a chance reading this Great story good character development For a short story it moves along but keeps you interested Would read this author again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    I was interested by the first chapter, but then it really dragge

    I was interested by the first chapter, but then it really dragged and came across as really immature. Kari is suppose to be very intelligent, but does not 
    come across that way. then the ending was way too rushed - seemed like the author realized how she started the book and suddenly remembered she needed to work it back into the story. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Loved it!!!

    Couldn't ge enough of this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Great read!

    Loved it! Didn't want to put it down! Can't wait to read more from this author.

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