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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. Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, God of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked 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. Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, God 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.


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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. Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, God of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked 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. Alexander Woodroe has it all. Charm. Sex appeal. Wealth. Fame. A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, God 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.

30 review for All the Feels

  1. 5 out of 5

    Simplekind

    11/26/2021: I've been waiting so anxiously for this book that I was nervous to actually read it. Would it be as good as the first? Would I even like Alex as a main character? I finally got my hands on a copy of the book and sat down to read it. Reading about a character who is of a different size then you normally find in this kind of book, was nice but I'm still not overly fond of how Alex would describe her throughout the book. Even as he started to fall for her. He still continued to use words 11/26/2021: I've been waiting so anxiously for this book that I was nervous to actually read it. Would it be as good as the first? Would I even like Alex as a main character? I finally got my hands on a copy of the book and sat down to read it. Reading about a character who is of a different size then you normally find in this kind of book, was nice but I'm still not overly fond of how Alex would describe her throughout the book. Even as he started to fall for her. He still continued to use words like "round" even at the end. Maybe Lauren is fine with it, IDK. But if my husband called me round - we might have a problem. Overall the book was beautiful. I loved how their romance took time. I felt like I better understood Alex and why he seemed so scrambled and impulsive. Lauren was such a good balance for him. She understood and didn't try to fix anything, because there was nothing to fix. She just let him be and he really needed that. And Lauren really needed Alex to help her realize she had actual worth. ...and without giving away too much, I can say that the the pegging is(view spoiler)[, unfortunately, only found in the fanfic Alex writes. Although Lauren does mention something about a sexy-time gender swap. So it could have been possible. (hide spoiler)] __________________________ 5/31/2021: Holy shit, I got an early copy from Edelweiss. I cannot wait to read this!!! __________________________ I wonder how much pegging will be in this book?

  2. 5 out of 5

    mina reads™️

    This book is gonna be about Alex?? It better have pegging in it 😌😌

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cait (Caitsbooks)

    You know whats better than the "only 1 bed" trope? "Only 1 bed but the main character reads fanfiction and is well aware of the trope" This book is pure fun. The characters are so loveable, their relationship and dynamic is entertaining and adorable. I didn't want to say goodbye to them at the end. I can't wait for this to be out so more people will read it and we can all scream about it together because this was such a fantastic book. (thank you to Netgalley for giving me an eARC in exchange for You know whats better than the "only 1 bed" trope? "Only 1 bed but the main character reads fanfiction and is well aware of the trope" This book is pure fun. The characters are so loveable, their relationship and dynamic is entertaining and adorable. I didn't want to say goodbye to them at the end. I can't wait for this to be out so more people will read it and we can all scream about it together because this was such a fantastic book. (thank you to Netgalley for giving me an eARC in exchange for an honest review!)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I absolutely hate to say it because I adored the first book in this series, but this one did not work for me. I was so excited for this because the snippets we got of Alex and Lauren in Spoiler Alert were EVERYTHING, but they almost felt like an entirely different couple in this one??? All of their interactions felt really forced and heavy handed and I didn't believe their chemistry at all. I also feel like (in a complete contrast to the first book), the sex scenes in this one were awkward as he I absolutely hate to say it because I adored the first book in this series, but this one did not work for me. I was so excited for this because the snippets we got of Alex and Lauren in Spoiler Alert were EVERYTHING, but they almost felt like an entirely different couple in this one??? All of their interactions felt really forced and heavy handed and I didn't believe their chemistry at all. I also feel like (in a complete contrast to the first book), the sex scenes in this one were awkward as heck. I didn't believe that Alex and Lauren really liked each other, so reading about them being intimate didn't work for me and I am just SO SAD ABOUT IT. I will definitely read more from Olivia Dade in the future because I am all about romance where fat girls get theirs, but All The Feels unfortunately was a pretty big miss for me. Womp x9874923462734 CW: fatphobia, domestic abuse

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Hooray! When I read Spoiler Alert I felt so much love for geeky couple Marcus and April and I thought I couldn’t enjoy second book more! But I was definitely, truly, extremely wrong! I gave Spoiler Alert five stars so I should give All the feels six stars to be fair! Those incredibly witty, funny banters, hilarious text messages gave me stomach cramps because of laughing too hard. I knew Alex from the first book but when I learn from his traumatic , his guilt feelings, his sweet and vulnerable Hooray! When I read Spoiler Alert I felt so much love for geeky couple Marcus and April and I thought I couldn’t enjoy second book more! But I was definitely, truly, extremely wrong! I gave Spoiler Alert five stars so I should give All the feels six stars to be fair! Those incredibly witty, funny banters, hilarious text messages gave me stomach cramps because of laughing too hard. I knew Alex from the first book but when I learn from his traumatic , his guilt feelings, his sweet and vulnerable sides, his illness, I just wanted to give him longest and tightest hugs! And what about Nanny Clegg, harpy, Wren, Alex’s Wren...don’t get fooled of her cool, tough, blank vibes she gives: that’s just the facade. Of course she’s kind hearted, trustworthy, reasonable, a real friend you can lean on and share all your secrets: those amazing traits make her the greatest trauma therapist. She lets people criticize her looks, her choices. She get used to be insulted for years. Even her loved ones don’t truly understand what she’s been getting through. When the popular TV shoe Gods of the Gates’ Cupid a.k.a. charming, charismatic, ultra witty actor Alexander Woodroe involved in a bar fight, finding himself at jail, the show runners hired someone to control and watch him 24/7 not to harm his character and public image. And this babysitter is showrunner’s cousin Lauren Clegg, an ER therapist who needs a current break from her job, but she cannot say no to her family and her holiday plans in Spain are canceled when she makes mistake to stop by at show set to say hi to her cousin she truly hates. Now she’s been hired to accompany him at everywhere including LA house till the show airs its last episode. If Alex doesn’t do what Lauren says, they will replace her with more vicious babysitter and he will suffer from the legal and professional consequences outlined in his contract. Lauren is trapped in her job because she cannot say no to her family and the money they offered will give her enough time to think what she’s gonna do with her life without worrying about her bills. And Alex is trapped with her because he has commitments, sending regularly exact amount of fund to charities and his mom and he doesn’t want to ruin his entire career he’s built! At the beginning he acts like a spoiled child who wants to get full attention of their parents around her, talking nonstop, making jokes, doing everything to crack the facade she’s built around to make a connection. At first Lauren thinks she’s gonna blast because of babysitting a whiny, selfish, narcissistic Hollywood brat! But as soon as she learns more about him and spend more time with Alex, she finds out he’s kind hearted, being loved by his entire crew and generous man who helps the people suffer from traumatic experiences. A true and genuine friendship blossoms around them which eventually turns into an intimate relationship. They have feelings for each other but the people can be so mean, hostile and criticizing with their biased thoughts when they talk about a Hollywood star’s love life. Alex can be so impulsive, acts violently without pondering and his volatile manners can ruin his entire career when he sees someone he cares hurts! And Lauren never stands for herself, letting people hurt her not to get involved in fights ! Can they change them and meet in the middle for a second chance of happiness? Or are they doomed to fail from the beginning? Oh boy! I can repeat millions time: I love this book so much! I love this book so much! I love this book so much! I love this book so much! I love this book so much!... it goes on and on! I highly advise you to take this freaking amazing novel at your reading list. This is one of best five romance reads of the year! I laughed! I smiled! I cried so hard! But when you finished the last page: I felt extremely good! This is the magic of great book which always heals your soul and fills your heart with happiness! So many thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for sharing this amazing digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest opinions.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    DNF at 47% I LOVED Spoiler Alert, and it was one of my favorite books of 2020, but All the Feels is not even in the same league. I usually don't rate a book unless I've read most of it, but I couldn't push myself to finish this one, and I think that deserves consideration. It is very hard to get past the first 25% of this book. The male MC constantly negs the female MC... like constantly. It isn't charming, and it wasn't funny to me. Yes, I know he is a "good guy," but I found it extremely hard t DNF at 47% I LOVED Spoiler Alert, and it was one of my favorite books of 2020, but All the Feels is not even in the same league. I usually don't rate a book unless I've read most of it, but I couldn't push myself to finish this one, and I think that deserves consideration. It is very hard to get past the first 25% of this book. The male MC constantly negs the female MC... like constantly. It isn't charming, and it wasn't funny to me. Yes, I know he is a "good guy," but I found it extremely hard to see any sparks happening between them when he constantly calls her bird-like, short, and round... like, barely concealed disgust for her looks. This is supposed to be an enemies-to-lovers story, but I think the author didn't quite go about it the right way. The chemistry felt so forced that I couldn't finish it. Maybe I'll return to it one day, but today is not that day. *Copy provided in exchange for an honest review* goodreads|instagram|twitter|tiktok

  7. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    3 stars After reading 'Spoiler Alert' last year, I was looking forward to reading All the Feels. I just knew this book about Marcus's best friend Alex would be so much fun. And parts of it were. I truly enjoyed a lot about this book and I liked both Alex and Lauren, Alex specifically was fantastic. But, and this is a huge BUT I never felt the connection between them. As a romance, I need that spark, that chemistry, and it was lacking for me. Sigh. I wanted to love this, but the romance wasn't wh 3 stars After reading 'Spoiler Alert' last year, I was looking forward to reading All the Feels. I just knew this book about Marcus's best friend Alex would be so much fun. And parts of it were. I truly enjoyed a lot about this book and I liked both Alex and Lauren, Alex specifically was fantastic. But, and this is a huge BUT I never felt the connection between them. As a romance, I need that spark, that chemistry, and it was lacking for me. Sigh. I wanted to love this, but the romance wasn't what I wanted it to be. I enjoy Dade's writing and I loved that she talks about important topics, but Lauren and Alex together. I didn't feel it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

    Olivia Dade is officially joining the ranks as one of my favorite romance authors because this is the third book from her that I have adored! All the Feels is laugh out loud funny (okay, humor is subjective, but I certainly laughed out loud!), but also has a lot of heart and gets into bigger issues like toxic family dynamics and being the child of a domestic violence survivor. It's an opposites attract story- Alex is charming and chaotic, trying to manage his ADHD alongside a Hollywood career. L Olivia Dade is officially joining the ranks as one of my favorite romance authors because this is the third book from her that I have adored! All the Feels is laugh out loud funny (okay, humor is subjective, but I certainly laughed out loud!), but also has a lot of heart and gets into bigger issues like toxic family dynamics and being the child of a domestic violence survivor. It's an opposites attract story- Alex is charming and chaotic, trying to manage his ADHD alongside a Hollywood career. Lauren is reserved, organized, and self-assured. When Alex gets bad press after a barroom brawl, Lauren is brought on as his minder to keep him out of trouble. It's a slow burn relationship- they become good friends but keep their mutual attraction under wraps until she is no longer tied to him through her employment. (yay for healthy power dynamics!) But things do head up eventually and I was here for all of it! Plus we get fantastic fat rep, and not just with an hourglass figure! Dade does a fabulous job of being body positive and letting Lauren be sexy without it becoming a weird fetish thing. And the BANTER! I love the banter so very much. This is so my thing and one of my favorite romances from 2021. I received an advance copy of this book for review via NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Quick update after reading some other reviews: I find it interesting that so many people seem not to get the chemistry between the characters because Lauren isn't described as pretty and Alex affectionately teases her about being short and birdlike. I love the fact that Lauren doesn't have to be traditionally pretty for Alex to be into her. And I love the fact that we aren't allowed to FORGET that she's not traditionally pretty. She's a plain, imperfect heroine with beautiful eyes and features that are compelling and appealing to Alex, which is all that really matters. I think if the same characterization was done with a male character, no one would bat an eye because men don't have to be "pretty" or conventionally attractive to be desirable. Well that shouldn't apply to women either! All that to say, I was super into the slow-burn chemistry. The heat in a touch or a look...I loved it. And I loved them together. He had a good sense for what would actually be hurtful to her and never did that. Okay, getting off my soapbox now.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    TW: mentions of domestic violence off page This is a companion story that centers around the actors in a game of thrones esque show and their love interests (who are all plus sized). This companion series does a good job of not only addressing fatphobia but also has the lead male characters so far have their own struggles (the main character in this has ADHD for example). The characters in this series are also older than a lot of romances, in their mid to late 30s. These are cute but something k TW: mentions of domestic violence off page This is a companion story that centers around the actors in a game of thrones esque show and their love interests (who are all plus sized). This companion series does a good job of not only addressing fatphobia but also has the lead male characters so far have their own struggles (the main character in this has ADHD for example). The characters in this series are also older than a lot of romances, in their mid to late 30s. These are cute but something keeps me from connecting as much as I’d like to. The male main character in this comes off as a little immature for an almost 40 year old and there is some heavy leaning into fanfiction that becomes a bit heavy handed.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Angelica

    based on the title alone I already know this book is going to stress me, and I am so looking forward to it! also, I don't know why, but I get the feeling that the cover is going to be yellow... based on the title alone I already know this book is going to stress me, and I am so looking forward to it! also, I don't know why, but I get the feeling that the cover is going to be yellow...

  11. 5 out of 5

    Olivia Dade

    Hi, everyone! In case you haven't already heard, here are more details about my changed release date and how to get my bonus pegging scene for ALL THE FEELS: 1. ALL THE FEELS is now coming out three weeks later than originally intended because of supply chain issues. The new pub date is 11/16/2021. I'm so sorry! 2. The story was originally called SLOW BURN...for good reason. So those of you eagerly awaiting The Peg That Was Promised won't find it inside the actual book, since Lauren wouldn't go Hi, everyone! In case you haven't already heard, here are more details about my changed release date and how to get my bonus pegging scene for ALL THE FEELS: 1. ALL THE FEELS is now coming out three weeks later than originally intended because of supply chain issues. The new pub date is 11/16/2021. I'm so sorry! 2. The story was originally called SLOW BURN...for good reason. So those of you eagerly awaiting The Peg That Was Promised won't find it inside the actual book, since Lauren wouldn't go from zero to pegging that quickly. (Alex totally would.) But: I always intended to write the pegging scene, so I did. It's the length of a chapter, it's canon, and it's yours if you preorder ALL THE FEELS at any vendor, in any format (ebook, paperback, or audio), or request that your library buy the book. #ChekhovsStrapOn U.S. READERS: To receive the scene after preordering, go to https://m.lndg.page/BSq6Zd and fill out the appropriate info through 10/31/2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For legal reasons, Avon couldn't change the end date, so starting 11/1/2021 at 12 a.m. EST, there's a NEW landing page to register U.S. preorders until 11/21/2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST: https://m.lndg.page/rH8cHW. If you have questions, reach out to [email protected] with “All the Feels preorder campaign” in the subject line. INTERNATIONAL READERS AND LIBRARY REQUESTERS: I didn't want to leave you out, so I set up my own form: https://forms.gle/5o6F26MfoQtFuDXW8! After you preorder and/or request that your library buy ALL THE FEELS, go to the form and enter the necessary info through 11/21/2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. EVERYONE: Please make sure you keep track of your receipt or screenshot when you preorder or make your library request, because you'll need to upload the image! Also, if you've already registered once, you **do not** need to register again. I promise! 3. And finally: Readers in the UK are getting a bit of a treat, since my publisher there didn't have the same supply chain issues! You'll be receiving the book on 10/26/2021, as originally planned. :-) That's it for now, as far as I know! If something else comes up, I'll keep you informed. Thank you again for all your kindness and patience. I can't tell you how grateful I am. ♥♥♥ Hugs, Olivia

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    3.5 stars - This is a case in a romance where I like both of the leads, but I'm just not totally sold on their chemistry together. I think it came together (mostly) for me in the final chapter & epilogue, but for the most part, this was a lot of me enjoying Alex and enjoying Wren, but feeling like their dynamic together wasn't totally believable. That said, this is charming and I'm excited to see more in the series. I like the way Dade reflects the experiences of fat women in their families and 3.5 stars - This is a case in a romance where I like both of the leads, but I'm just not totally sold on their chemistry together. I think it came together (mostly) for me in the final chapter & epilogue, but for the most part, this was a lot of me enjoying Alex and enjoying Wren, but feeling like their dynamic together wasn't totally believable. That said, this is charming and I'm excited to see more in the series. I like the way Dade reflects the experiences of fat women in their families and love lives, and these books consistently make me laugh. In particular, I loved the glimpses at the fanfic again as well as Whiskers, the cat with a memoir. CW: fatphobia

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    This was so delightful! If you liked Spoiler Alert, you’ll love this one. It’s a very similar storyline in that it’s gorgeous Hollywood actor man and plus sized woman and bring on the representation! Dade always manages to weave in so much good rep without it feeling forced. Alex, our hero, has ADHD and seemingly violent tendencies (which we learn is simply not true) and is struggling with his role in Hollywood and his past but is an outwardly happy for lucky dude. Lauren, our heroine, is a more This was so delightful! If you liked Spoiler Alert, you’ll love this one. It’s a very similar storyline in that it’s gorgeous Hollywood actor man and plus sized woman and bring on the representation! Dade always manages to weave in so much good rep without it feeling forced. Alex, our hero, has ADHD and seemingly violent tendencies (which we learn is simply not true) and is struggling with his role in Hollywood and his past but is an outwardly happy for lucky dude. Lauren, our heroine, is a more serious and realistic woman who has to learn how to put her needs over others and gets assigned to essentially babysit Alex. I loved how many tropes are in this book, grump and sunshine is one of my favorites and this book has that but reversed from the traditional roles; he is the sunshine and she is the grump in this case. So not only are there solid romance tropes throughout the book, they are self aware of them. There’s an “only one bed” scene and Alex is fully aware and does a happy dance because that’s one of his favorite tropes in fanfic. I was dying laughing the entire time. So while this seems like a fun and fluffy romcom, there are some heavier undertones to help explain why Alec and Lauren are the way they are. It was adorable and fun and definitely a book I’d recommend,

  14. 5 out of 5

    maddie (thenmaddieread)

    Sometime in the last month or so, I was listening to a romance podcast where the cohosts applauded an author for the clear love they have for their characters. They're nuanced, they make mistakes, they're imperfect, they want to be better, and they're treated with respect by the author. This book isn't that book. It's a very interesting choice to spend the first 25% of your book negging a heroine. Lauren is not ""traditionally attractive,"" and you cannot forget it. Alex acknowledges she isn't pre Sometime in the last month or so, I was listening to a romance podcast where the cohosts applauded an author for the clear love they have for their characters. They're nuanced, they make mistakes, they're imperfect, they want to be better, and they're treated with respect by the author. This book isn't that book. It's a very interesting choice to spend the first 25% of your book negging a heroine. Lauren is not ""traditionally attractive,"" and you cannot forget it. Alex acknowledges she isn't pretty, Lauren acknowledges she isn't pretty, her cousin acknowledges she's pretty, all the background narration acknowledges she isn't pretty. (As an aside, Lauren on the cover of this book? GORGEOUS.) Alex never calls her fat, but he sure does spend a lot of time reminding her that she's irritatingly short and making digs at her intelligence, as well as mentally remarking about things like her crooked nose, her wrinkles, and her undereye bags. Lauren is less of a character and more of a way to prove that Alex is a Good Man. And the thing is, I don't think we need to have that proven. I think it's really clear that Alex is a good man, who cares about treating people with decency, who wants to support the people he loves, who understands so much of his privilege. But then he's just so rude to Lauren under the guise of a sharp wit, when she has done literally nothing to earn his ire besides being paid to sit and read a book while he works out. He's so quick to jump in and defend her to other people, but refuses to defend her from himself. Marcus even points out this hypocrisy at one point, reminding him that he's constantly calling her a harpy and a shrew -- but Alex thinks it's okay because he does it because he thinks he's funny, not because he thinks it's true. I like Alex. I think he's intelligent, thoughtful, and vulnerable (his reaction in the black moment especially so). And I think there's literally no need for him to be so mean to Lauren over and over, even if it's masked by this "just joshin'!" aura. To be clear, Lauren really never takes any of these comments to heart. But I think you can write a minder/enemies-to-lovers story without spending a truly irrational amount of time reminding the reader that the world thinks the heroine is ugly. The rudeness eases up, but it lasted long enough to make me seriously consider DNFing the book and to make the story nearly irredeemable for me. I don't think that Alex and Lauren were treated with respect by Dade. I think Lauren wasn't given room to shine as her own human being self, and I think she did Alex dirty by making him act like a petulant and rude child to Lauren for as long as he did when he could have been straight golden retriever and get essentially the same story out of it. It's disappointing, particularly given the level of trust a lot of communities have put into this author. The best thing about this book was also the best thing about the previous book! The delightful text exchanges, snippets of past movies, and best of all, the fanfic excerpts are back. I would absolutely love to read more fanfics about either the show they're on or the characters in this universe -- it's truly shocking to me that nothing exists on AO3. I'm not going to NOT mention this book to people asking for recs. But I'll certainly be mindful of who I recommend it to, and it won't be coming out of my mouth without some heavy caveats. And after all of this, we did't even get (view spoiler)[pegging on the page!!!!!!! Flames. Flames on the side of my face. (hide spoiler)] TWs: (view spoiler)[fatphobia, unsupportive families, non-narrative character has been the victim of intimate partner violence. (hide spoiler)] Thank you to Avon and NetGalley for the ARC!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Louise

    After getting into a bar fight, Alexander Woodroe is in trouble. This isn't new. Thanks to his ADHD, he often gets into trouble. But this time it's different, the two producers of the tv show that he stars on have had enough of his antics. To keep him in line, they assign him a minder... one of the producer's cousins. A woman who looks like a bird and is remarkably unflappable. Considering that she's his minder, Alex finds himself liking her. And then feeling more... In desperate need of a break After getting into a bar fight, Alexander Woodroe is in trouble. This isn't new. Thanks to his ADHD, he often gets into trouble. But this time it's different, the two producers of the tv show that he stars on have had enough of his antics. To keep him in line, they assign him a minder... one of the producer's cousins. A woman who looks like a bird and is remarkably unflappable. Considering that she's his minder, Alex finds himself liking her. And then feeling more... In desperate need of a break from her life as an ER therapist, Lauren Clegg didn't expect to get a job keeping tabs on a bonafide celebrity. But to keep the peace in her family when her cousin Ron asks for her help, she gives it. Grudgingly. It doesn't help that she finds Alex attractive but also a bit of an a-hole. A charming a-hole, but an a-hole regardless. Still, she can't help but like him... and maybe even feel more for him. But her assignment is only for nine months, besides guys like him never fall for a girls like her. Except... -- Okay, All the Feels totally lives up to its title. This book hit me in the feels. Multiple times. Like so many times. When I first read Spoiler Alert, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this story. I wasn't totally in love with Alex, and Lauren wasn't a major character in the first book at all. But I trusted that the author would be able to make this pairing work, and she did. There's a lot of good in here. First off, can we talk about how Alex has ADHD and how it manifests? We get to see his Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria and how it can cause him to make poor decisions or jump to conclusions. We get to see how the medications that he takes for it both help and hurt. We get to see his decision processes which can be a bit chaotic and feel impulsive to the extreme. We get to see how he hyper-fixates and also how he struggles. The portrayal of ADHD in this is well done and while there is no one universal ADHD experience this is a pretty good portrayal in fiction. I also like the theme of choice that runs through this book. People have to choose for themselves who they want to be. But sometimes they needs a little help making good decisions. And that goes for everyone. I really found myself liking Alex as a character. Especially his joy in simple things like taking walks, various fanfic tropes, and even just going on an old fashioned road trip. His acceptance of fan culture and his desire to be a part of it was adorable. I mean there's a discussion on Sex Pollen. Sex Pollen for goodness sakes! I loved it. I also really liked Lauren. She's comfortable and content in her skin even if the rest of the world isn't. While she doesn't like being made fun of for things she can't control (who does?), she doesn't let others define her. However, what she does do is rate her own self worth as lower than those around her. This isn't a fat person problem, although it does happen. It's a human problem. Particularly a woman problem. And I like that her growth is in finding her worth and what will make her happy while not sucking all of the joy out of her life. There's some great supporting characters. The cast of the show are great as in the first book. And I really liked that we got to see Marcus being a good friend. It's also nice to see a good parent in these books. Alex's mom is kinda awesome. Lauren also has her own support system, but it's smaller and that's part of her arc. There's just so much in this book that I loved. I laughed out loud so many times. So so many times. I found the little interludes great.... particularly the group chats... (it's honestly all about Whiskers ~_^) I loved the consent. I loved that both leads were in their late thirties. I loved that the book featured a plus-sized heroine who was okay with her weight... even if the rest of the world wasn't. Honestly, I hope that there's more to this series. This book and the previous book are going on my reread list and if you're a fan of fandom and plus-sized romances, then you need to read this book. This book hit me right in the feels. And for that it gets... Five stars I received an ARC via NetGalley

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rian

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an e-ARC of this in exchange for an honest review! I absolutely adored Spoiler Alert, so it was unfortunate and disappointing that I did not enjoy this one as much. First off, the plot kind of felt non-existent in this book... things were supposedly happening but it felt like nothing really actually did. A lot of the events in the book and moments that led to Lauren and Alex being in certain situations just felt unrealistic. Even worse, Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an e-ARC of this in exchange for an honest review! I absolutely adored Spoiler Alert, so it was unfortunate and disappointing that I did not enjoy this one as much. First off, the plot kind of felt non-existent in this book... things were supposedly happening but it felt like nothing really actually did. A lot of the events in the book and moments that led to Lauren and Alex being in certain situations just felt unrealistic. Even worse, a lot of the tine they spent together in the beginning where they got to know each other and spend alone time together was glossed over... there were a lot of time jumps in this book especially in the beginning and that just left me feeling unsatisfied and as if I was missing something. For me, in a romance book, I really enjoy seeing the characters interact and learn about each other and grow to understand one another, so those moments spent together in the beginning are some of my favorites and sadly those were not present in this book. Secondly, the relationship between Lauren and Alex felt kind of... forced. I didn't feel the chemistry between the characters, which made me really sad, because it was dripping between them in the few moments they showed up in Spoiler Alert. The characters themselves were pretty good, interesting enough and well-developed, but a lot of that got lost along the way. By the time they actually got together, I didn't really care anymore and was bored... I had to force myself to read the last 200 pages of the book. Sadly, this just wasn't my cup of tea.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Meryl Wilsner

    This is potentially my favorite Olivia Dade book yet, and that is saying something. I generally don't care that much about male characters but I'm obsessed with Alex Woodroe and also might be him???? Excellent ADHD rep, is all I'm saying. The book used to be called Slow Burn, and it makes you feel it, but it's definitely worth it. Love these idiots to lovers. This is potentially my favorite Olivia Dade book yet, and that is saying something. I generally don't care that much about male characters but I'm obsessed with Alex Woodroe and also might be him???? Excellent ADHD rep, is all I'm saying. The book used to be called Slow Burn, and it makes you feel it, but it's definitely worth it. Love these idiots to lovers.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jenn (The Book Refuge)

    So that was surprisingly wonderful. 4.5/5 stars

  19. 5 out of 5

    PlotTrysts

    Olivia Dade's books are wonderful modern-day nerdy fantasies where the actors in our favorite nerdy TV series: 1. Have in-depth, wonderfully detailed opinions of the franchise they're acting in; 2. Are amazing people, inside and out; 3. Fall in love with normal-looking fans just like us; 4. Change the world for the better. All the Feels continues in this tradition, with Alex (who plays a Roman demi-god on TV and has the looks and physique to match) falling for Lauren, who's been hired as his minder t Olivia Dade's books are wonderful modern-day nerdy fantasies where the actors in our favorite nerdy TV series: 1. Have in-depth, wonderfully detailed opinions of the franchise they're acting in; 2. Are amazing people, inside and out; 3. Fall in love with normal-looking fans just like us; 4. Change the world for the better. All the Feels continues in this tradition, with Alex (who plays a Roman demi-god on TV and has the looks and physique to match) falling for Lauren, who's been hired as his minder to keep him out of trouble. This leads to some forced proximity but since they're coworkers Alex never takes things higher than the flirtation level until they're no longer working together. Once their professional relationship is out of the way Alex wastes no time in pursuing Lauren. The book is a feel-good, sexy trope-fest and we loved basically every second of it. 46-Word Summaries: Laine: Alex has a bad boy reputation but is actually a cinnamon roll, so when he's assigned an unneeded minder who is in desperate need of a hero he rises to the occasion. In more ways than one. Even when it might not be what Lauren needs. Meg: Lauren just wanted a paid vacation from her life. What she got was paid forced proximity with the hottest TV star around. He may be hot, but Alex is all grown-up theater kid on the outside and all soft candy center on the inside. Soul mates? This objective review is based on a complimentary copy of the novel.

  20. 4 out of 5

    nick (the infinite limits of love)

    Read more of my reviews at The Infinite Limits of Love I'm such an idiot. I've had an ARC for All The Feels for months now but I kept pushing it off because it was one of two last 2021 releases I was most looking forward to. Amanda at Talk_About_Swoon calls that "book edging" - a genius word if you ask me! Anyways, I have MAJOR regrets for not having picked it up sooner because All The Feels was a goddamn delight! Listen, I'm a big Olivia Dade fan and Spoiler Alert was a fantastic read for me la Read more of my reviews at The Infinite Limits of Love I'm such an idiot. I've had an ARC for All The Feels for months now but I kept pushing it off because it was one of two last 2021 releases I was most looking forward to. Amanda at Talk_About_Swoon calls that "book edging" - a genius word if you ask me! Anyways, I have MAJOR regrets for not having picked it up sooner because All The Feels was a goddamn delight! Listen, I'm a big Olivia Dade fan and Spoiler Alert was a fantastic read for me last year. I didn't think she could top Marcus and April as a couple (ALL THE HEART EYES), but then she went and crafted Lauren and Alex, and wow!!! Reflecting on it now, I definitely think Lauren and Alex's burgeoning love story was even better for me. So what's the set up here? Lauren is hired to be a minder for Alex, an actor on a Game of Thrones-que show, by her cousin and one of his showrunners because he has developed a bit of a tabloid reputation after getting into a bar fight. Alex is not happy that this short bird-nosed woman (his words not mine) is basically his babysitter, but he stomachs her because she is cute and he can't escape her. As this is a romance novel, them working together ends with slow growing feelings between the two and Olivia Dade brings all the swoon Ok so both Lauren and Alex are amazing and I loved them both. That being said, my heart had a softer spot for Alex because he was just so damn lovable?? He was a complete chaos demon and just so full of energy stemming from his ADHD brain. The man felt every emotion at level 10000 and it made him charming. There was not one scene when he was being playful and goofy that I didn't sport a stupid grin on my face. Alex felt different from most romance novel heroes to me and it's hard to describe, so you'll have to read the book just to fall for this ball of energy. Suffice it to say, I loved Alex!! I mean, I did tweet at Olivia lamenting her lack of instructions on where to find an Alex after reading the book because HMPH!! LOL. Lauren offered the perfect balance to Alex's chaos-demonic ways. She's much more grounded but has an equally big heart. As with most of Olivia Dade's heroines, Lauren is also a fat woman. Olivia writes fat women with a lot of care and love and what she did here with Lauren was no different. Lauren is 1000% comfortable in her own skin and body, but she's also grown so accustomed to people being rude and judgemental to her. She kind of just accepts it as a part of her life and it's hard to read but incredibly realistic. In All The Feels, she goes through this arc of learning to stand up for herself and you'll for sure be cheering her on. I also really appreciated the storyline about her feeling burnout at her job (she's a mental health clinician_ because talk about relatable. As with every Olivia Dade book I have read, All The Feels has a very swoony romance! It has a slowwwww-burn romance, my fave!! Alex and Lauren develop a friendship at first during their time together which mostly involves Alex endearingly annoy the hell out of her. They eventually grow to see the kindness in each other and feelings beyond friendship blossom. It gave me ALL THE DAMN FEELS and it did leave me happy sighing throughout the book. There's the one-bed trope, a road-trip, and SO MUCH MORE! Also, this book is such a pleasant reading experience because it's not only sweet, but also really funny. Alex definitely brought all the humor here, but omg, I loved the little snippets of his Gods of Hunger castmates group chat. You can probably tell from my gushing review that All The Feels is one of my favorite books of 2021. Can you blame me though when the book has one of the biggest simps for a love interest?? I'm a proud member of the Olivia Dade fanclub and I shall eagerly await the next companion in the series! Content notes: Discussion of intimate partner violence (to a secondary character, not on-page), ADHD, fatphobia, toxic work environment Relationship disclosure: Olivia Dade and I are mutuals on social media

  21. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    Even though I haven't read the first book in this "series", I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, Alex's personality ruined it for me. He treats Lauren like she's stupid and makes fun of her constantly. It just wasn't for me. I've heard good things about the first book though, so I still want to read it. Even though I haven't read the first book in this "series", I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, Alex's personality ruined it for me. He treats Lauren like she's stupid and makes fun of her constantly. It just wasn't for me. I've heard good things about the first book though, so I still want to read it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Wendy'sThoughts

    September 25, 2020 A new entry from the Spoiler Alert World. All I Know At This Time is Marcus' best friend, Alex, may be the lucky one next :DDDD https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Slow Burn https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways September 25, 2020 A new entry from the Spoiler Alert World. All I Know At This Time is Marcus' best friend, Alex, may be the lucky one next :DDDD https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Slow Burn https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

    Alex Woodroe plays Cupid on the popular show God of the Gates. But he hates what the showrunners have done with his character. When he gets into a bar fight--just the latest in a series of escapades--said showrunners hire someone to keep watch over him and his public behavior. One more misstep, after all, and Alex's career is basically over. Lauren Clegg is cousin to one of the showrunners, a former ER therapist whose experience in stressful situations makes her well-situated to deal with the im Alex Woodroe plays Cupid on the popular show God of the Gates. But he hates what the showrunners have done with his character. When he gets into a bar fight--just the latest in a series of escapades--said showrunners hire someone to keep watch over him and his public behavior. One more misstep, after all, and Alex's career is basically over. Lauren Clegg is cousin to one of the showrunners, a former ER therapist whose experience in stressful situations makes her well-situated to deal with the impetuous Alex. However, the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes his behavior may be misunderstood--and have some actual reasons behind it. And the more Alex gets to know Lauren, who is often mocked for her short height and appearance, the more he can't help but feel something for her. As the two face scandals and a road trip together, they'll have to choose what is really important, for themselves and for one another. "His new nanny looked like a bird." This is a fun romance and a good companion to SPOILER ALERT. You can read them as stand-alones, but they are intertwined and FEELS runs somewhat concurrently in plot to ALERT. I didn't think this one was quite as good as ALERT, but still really enjoyed it. Full-time Alex could be a little grating and there was sometimes too much focus on Lauren's appearance--her height and constant references to looking like a bird, etc. But I enjoyed learning Alex's backstory, and Lauren was another strong, tough protagonist. This is a very good and funny story, with excellent banter and overall focus on body positivity. It encompasses other important issues (ADHD, domestic abuse) too while still being a sweet romance. Alex can drive you a bit crazy (which is often the point) but he's still so humorous and kind, and Lauren is a good foil for him. I felt Lauren and Alex fell in love a bit more quickly than our SPOILER ALERT duo. Each could be very black and white in the way they dealt with their issues. However, Alex's approach to calling out tropes ("there's only one bed!") was absolutely hilarious. Overall, this is an amusing and delightful romance, even with its little quirks. Dade writes an excellent romance. 4 stars. I received a copy of this book from Avon and Harper Voyager and Netgalley in return for an unbiased review. Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Smashbomb ~ Instagram

  24. 4 out of 5

    Malene

    All the Feels by Olivia Dade was my first book of hers and wish I could say I enjoyed it. All the elements for a promising story was there. Tropes I enjoy, slow burn and some enemies to lovers and the overall romantic comedy vibe. I definitely got slow burn but the enemies to lovers aspect didn’t work. I didn’t like Alex or Lauren. His remarks to and of Lauren was cruel and not funny in any way. Alex kept going at her and Lauren did what she’s been used to. Took it and let it bounce off of her. All the Feels by Olivia Dade was my first book of hers and wish I could say I enjoyed it. All the elements for a promising story was there. Tropes I enjoy, slow burn and some enemies to lovers and the overall romantic comedy vibe. I definitely got slow burn but the enemies to lovers aspect didn’t work. I didn’t like Alex or Lauren. His remarks to and of Lauren was cruel and not funny in any way. Alex kept going at her and Lauren did what she’s been used to. Took it and let it bounce off of her. It was a very slow paced story and I felt there was nothing interesting that happened to force the story forward. The interludes interrupted the pace and flow of the story. I understood the purpose of them but for me they became an irritation. Alex and Lauren had no chemistry at all. She was hired to make sure Alex didn’t get into trouble off set and throughout the entire story I felt a distance or disconnect between these two. So when I couldn’t feel neither chemistry or a connection it felt weird and forced when it progressed to them being intimate and starting a relationship. I appreciate the author for taking on important topics such as plus size representation and ADHD but the overall execution lacked. I’m really disappointed this story didn’t live up to its promising blurb. *The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mallory

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was excited for this one. I’d liked the snippets of both Alex and Lauren in Spoiler Alert and was ready for them. While parts of their relationship and chemistry worked for me, there was something that felt rushed or inauthentic. I didn’t love that Alex was constantly teasing Lauren even if he didn’t mean it to be mean. I did however like that both the rich and beautiful actor and average overweight girl had to empower themselves to value their I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was excited for this one. I’d liked the snippets of both Alex and Lauren in Spoiler Alert and was ready for them. While parts of their relationship and chemistry worked for me, there was something that felt rushed or inauthentic. I didn’t love that Alex was constantly teasing Lauren even if he didn’t mean it to be mean. I did however like that both the rich and beautiful actor and average overweight girl had to empower themselves to value their own worth. Alex has a habit of acting before he thinks it through which ends with the studio feeling they need to saddle him with minder to keep him from inappropriate behavior. Lauren’s cousin in the show runner and asks her to help him since she’s between jobs and despite the fact that he’s always been a jerk to her she says yes out of family obligation. It was fun and while I struggle to see how. I do hope this world hasn’t seen it’s last story

  26. 4 out of 5

    VB Book Reviews

    4 STARS! "Oh, Lauren, bless your naive little heart," he said pityingly. "We're just getting started." I read Spoiler Alert last year and enjoyed parts of it, but much of it did not land with me. This follow up, I'm happy to be able to report, I REALLY liked! It has a one-sided enemies-to-lovers trope to it along with some forced proximity goodness, a road trip, and a slow burn romance. I was so interested in Lauren and Alex in Spoiler Alert as the timeline of these books are parti 4 STARS! "Oh, Lauren, bless your naive little heart," he said pityingly. "We're just getting started." I read Spoiler Alert last year and enjoyed parts of it, but much of it did not land with me. This follow up, I'm happy to be able to report, I REALLY liked! It has a one-sided enemies-to-lovers trope to it along with some forced proximity goodness, a road trip, and a slow burn romance. I was so interested in Lauren and Alex in Spoiler Alert as the timeline of these books are partially parallel. Lauren Clegg has just been given the job of being Alex Woodroe's "minder." His babysitter basically. After an arrest and some other less-then-favorable public incidents, the producers of his bigtime show are none too pleased with the actor's behavior. Lauren is quiet, introverted...Alex is loud, unapologetic, and very in your face. For a long time, they have a kindergarten type dynamic where she is mostly indifferent to him while he incessantly pokes at her in hopes of getting some kind of rise out of her. “You’re the worst,” she declared between fits of giggles. “The worst.” It shocked him into laughter too, because Jesus. The irony. The irony killed him. “Rest assured, Wren,” he gasped. “I was just thinking the same thing about you.” Lauren is also plus sized which, in the public eye and in show business, creates struggles for her. I loved how fiercely protective Alex was over her and how he would gladly go to bat for her if anyone dared to criticize her appearance. This book had so many laugh-out-loud moments that slowly transitioned into sweet and tender moments. And even though I would classify this is a romantic comedy, it is NOT a surface read. This story really dives deep into the emotions of these characters, both individually and together, and really has all the feels. "But as you once told me, you’re the one the audience wants to look at and listen to. Not some random woman.” “I don’t care about them, Wren. I want to look at you. I want to listen to you.” I love the way this author writes the romance elements of her stories and the steam here was HELLA HAWT!! Do not be fooled by the sweet and cute cover. The hot tub scene, for one, was ON FIRE! “But tonight, I want to make you come with my fingers and my tongue, because, Wren—” He finally stroked over her clit with a fingertip, and she whimpered into the still night. “I’m really fucking good with my tongue.” “You should be.” Somehow, even as her legs tensed and her breath hitched with every brush of his finger over her clit, she was laughing. They both were. “It certainly gets enough use.” And I will just say this about Alex, nothing is sexier than a man who isn't afraid to cry for his woman. That scene...gutted me!! This book did drag a little for me in the beginning and that is the only reason for this not being a 5-star read for me. But, I get lost in the AO3 and Fandom talk...not really my thing. I had the same takeaway in the first book, though much less page time in this book focused on fandom talk. I feel like in Spoiler Alert if you didn't have a basic knowledge of fandoms and cosplay, you'd be totally lost. Overall, this was such an entertaining read with heart and grit. I can't wait to read more from this series and this author. “Wren,” he said, and he meant it with every atom in his reckless, needy heart, “you may be the worst, but you’re also the absolute best.” Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher who provided me with an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Last year I fell in love with Olivia Dade’s writing and Spoiler Alert was one of my favorite romances of the year so I was definitely very excited to read the follow up. Some of the elements that I loved so much in the first book were back again here; amazing representation including a heroine who isn’t described as stunningly beautiful but is instead an average woman, sex positivity and consent, body positivity and mental health issues. This was super sexy and also warm and witty, definitely th Last year I fell in love with Olivia Dade’s writing and Spoiler Alert was one of my favorite romances of the year so I was definitely very excited to read the follow up. Some of the elements that I loved so much in the first book were back again here; amazing representation including a heroine who isn’t described as stunningly beautiful but is instead an average woman, sex positivity and consent, body positivity and mental health issues. This was super sexy and also warm and witty, definitely the full package. The author lends such a vulnerability to her characters that makes them so relatable and I really liked both Alex and Lauren. Kelsey Narravo is a wonderful audiobook narrator, I’ve listened to several of her books and I’m a fan. She does an incredible job with this book as well so I highly recommend the audio version.

  28. 5 out of 5

    b.andherbooks

    Just an overall absolute delight. Alex and Lauren's banter is spot on and the slow build up to their relationship made me just have all the feels (ha ha ha). I wasn't expecting the road trip portion of events and it was my absolute favorite part of the book. The audio narrator did a fabulous job bringing our delightful asshole Alex and harpy Lauren to life. Unpacking Alex and Lauren's emotional baggage along the way was masterfully done and while I worried about them both I knew I was in Olivia D Just an overall absolute delight. Alex and Lauren's banter is spot on and the slow build up to their relationship made me just have all the feels (ha ha ha). I wasn't expecting the road trip portion of events and it was my absolute favorite part of the book. The audio narrator did a fabulous job bringing our delightful asshole Alex and harpy Lauren to life. Unpacking Alex and Lauren's emotional baggage along the way was masterfully done and while I worried about them both I knew I was in Olivia Dade's gentle hands. Was also so happy to see Lauren being a total bombass babe in the sack with body of the god's Alex. Delicious. Thank you to the publisher for the early eARC and the ALC. I am also pals with the author on Twitter.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    This book is addictive! Sooooo sweet! The writing was wonderful and funny but it was also reflective and honest at times and the humor was evenly spread through the book, which is important for a good rom-com. Alex and Lauren are both so well developed and so loveable, and their chemistry was THROUGH THE ROOF! Overall, I loved this book and I can definitely see myself rereading it in the future. Special thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for sharing this ARC with me in exchange for an This book is addictive! Sooooo sweet! The writing was wonderful and funny but it was also reflective and honest at times and the humor was evenly spread through the book, which is important for a good rom-com. Alex and Lauren are both so well developed and so loveable, and their chemistry was THROUGH THE ROOF! Overall, I loved this book and I can definitely see myself rereading it in the future. Special thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for sharing this ARC with me in exchange for an honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

    I refuse to believe that the Alex who constantly, resolutely, inadmissibly belittles and insults Lauren in this book is the same charming, fun, adorable Alex from Spoiler Alert. Nuh-uh. Nope.

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