All Grown Up - Vi Keeland

All Grown Up

By Vi Keeland

  • Release Date: 2019-07-08
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 243 Ratings)

Description

A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.

When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious.  Young, gorgeous, successful, smart.  Did I mention young?  If I did, it bears repeating.  Ford Donovan was too young for me.

Let’s back up to how it all started.  My best friend decided I needed to start dating again.  So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date.  Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration.  The profile wasn’t supposed to go live.  Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.  

Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging.  He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends.  But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart.  I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.

Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.

My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.
Ford was seated at the bar.  When he turned around, he took my breath away.
His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.  
But…he looked so familiar.  
As I got closer I realized why.  
He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home. 
The boy next door.
Only now…he was all man.  
I hadn’t seen him in years.
I left the restaurant and planned to put the entire crazy thing behind me.  
Which I did.  Until summer came.
And guess who decided to use his family’s summer home this year?  

Reviews

  • A new favorite!

    5
    By Lady kismet
    I loved this book. Now I want my own Ford!
  • Im So In Love With Ford!!!

    5
    By Luludx5
    There are good books and then there are great books. All Grown Up is exactly that a great book! The author is a masterful storyteller and the writing is so very good. I was so caught up in the lives of Valentina and Ford and all the people who are important to them. It all seemed so very real. The conversations, the banter, the questions, the risks, fears, and of course the undeniable attraction. I loved everything about Ford. He was forced to grown up faster than his other 25 year old friends when his parents died in a car accident and he had to take care of his younger sister and also take his father's place in the family business. Valentina having to face life after a difficult divorce after being married since 17, finds it very uncomfortable getting back into the dating scene. With a huge push from her best friend Eve and due to work for Ford, Val & Ford start on a beautiful journey. It's not easy but its genuine, it's not always kind by others but it's patient by each other, and when the love happens it is so beautiful to watch. “Age is just a number to use to count all the years I’m going to love you”. There are a lot of feels in this book. I cried hard, I laughed out loud, and I absolute loved the HEA. My new fav BBF is Ford Donavon :)
  • Age Gap with a Twist

    5
    By LittleCreativeC3
    All Grown Up is the perfect age gap romance with a twist. It has all the things you love about Vi Keeland books plus more. Ford is the perfect hero, I loved how mature and down to earth he is towards Val. I also really loved all of the side characters and hope they get their own books someday. This is the perfect summer read with laughs, good chemistry and heat, plus emotions and heart. This is my favorite Vi book ever and I cant wait to see what she comes up with next
  • All Grown Up

    5
    By gemini^baby
    Loved this book, love all of Vi’s books. Total addict. Can’t wait for her to write another.
  • Utterly Heart-Filling

    5
    By Ambrosia1109
    Ford = THE BEST Vi Keeland book boyfriend EVER!!! He hit me in all the right places and I felt like getting my fill was completely impossible. I became insatiable when it came to Ford. All Grown Up is written with utter exquisiteness! Ford is charming, funny, sexy, smart, witty, thoughtful, loving, strong, and considerate. I'm sure I could fit in more complementary adjectives because these just aren't enough. And Valentina - she is so many of us. Because of her life experiences and her age, she finds herself lacking in the self esteem department. Despite all of it, however, she does not lack in strength. Ford is her salve, and she is his. The pairing of these two couldn't be more spot on. This story touches on so many issues of the heart that are relatable, which made for a captivating read. Vi Keeland did this trope proper justice. It was impeccably done and left my heart full. If I could recommend a Vi Keeland book to anyone, All Grown Up would be at the top of the list.
  • You’ll Fall in Love With This One

    5
    By Doingthisforcoinsssssdzzzzz
    Ford and Valentina’s story will give you all the feels. A woman starting to date for the first time in 20 years has an instant and wild attraction to a man she meets on an online dating app—who ends up being a former babysitter for her now 19 year old son. What was supposed to be dipping her feet back I in the dating pool, a summer fling, becomes so much more.
  • Love the author

    1
    By KD Goldfish
    I purchased the book and it will not download
  • Review: All Grown Up

    5
    By @LisaHines711
    All Grown Up by Vi Keeland is a standalone contemporary romance that is simply more proof as to why I keep this amazing author on my Must-Read list of authors. The older woman/younger man romance between Ford and Valentina is emotional, hard-won, steamy, and phenomenal. Told in dual POV between Ford Donovan and Valentina Davis, this isn't just a love story between two people with big hearts and beautiful souls, it's about a divorced woman in her late thirties getting her life in order, setting goals, achieving dreams and about the mature and wise young man who is strong enough to let her spread her wings. The push and pull, the awkwardness of realizing they know each other, of their age difference, of learning not to care what others think and only caring about those who matter. Well-written and perfectly-paced this was an absolutely awesome read that had me swooning all over the place. Enjoy!
  • layered, substantial characters

    5
    By DJGonzo69
    Valentina is a 37-year-old divorced mom who is ready to be back out there. Or well, her friend thinks she should be, so she sets up a profile for her on Match.com. The man she meets on Match is sweet, funny and charming. But when she finally meets him in person? Let's just say it doesn't go well, and that's the end of it. Or it would have been if Ford weren't persistent as hell and their coincidental connection didn't exist. Let me tell you, I've read a lot of Vi's books, have fallen in love with a lot of her heroes, but dang, Ford and All Grown Up have absolutely taken the #1 spot!! He is so freakin sweet and charming, and did I mention naughty and downright dirty?!? Whew, I am so in love with him and the way he loved Valentina. She is one lucky, lucky woman. I want me a Ford, too, but at least I'll always have All Grown Up so I can fall in love with him all over again. Don't go thinking that this is just some fluffy, naughty piece of fun. Ford and Valentina are more than cardboard cutouts, they're layered, substantial characters, on their own, and especially once they got together. They fit seamlessly with each other, regardless of their age gap, regardless of the obstacles that stood in their way. I love the two of them together and can only wish their story were longer, or were going to be extended to another installment, so I could live in their world a little longer.
  • Boy Next Door on Steroids

    5
    By Wizz456
    Absolutely loved Ford and Valentina! Valentina is diving into the dating pool at thirty seven. Her best friend signs her up on Match.com. Her first connection is with Donovan who is twenty five and too young, or so she thinks! Ford Donovan is not only her match, he brings new meaning to the boy next door! Get ready for a spicy read that will leave you wanting more! 5 amazing stars

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