Title: All I Ask
Author: Elizabeth York
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
My name is Devan Anderson and I am a photographer and the by product of a cheating father and a childhood evaporated by illness. I'm stubborn, protective, but I care more than I let on. What does a girl like me do when I taste life for the first time?
I'll give you a hint. It isn't what you think.
My name is Ian Jensen and I am a Pediatric Oncologist that works day and night with kids that prove to be braver than I. I am open to Nerf gun fights, having fun, and taking control. What's a doctor who lives life by the book do when given a new chapter to live in?
Ask me again tomorrow?
“Hot doctor + shy photographer = chemistry off the charts, 4 stars”
Elizabeth York is a new to me author, going into All I Ask I had never read anything by her. Well I can confidently tell you I plan on changing that now. She wrote a real, beautiful, moving, book with struggle all throughout. The only complaint I have is that at one point it went a little too slow for me and I wanted to speed up the HEA. Other than that, I loved it.
Devan has never had an easy life. She was sick all throughout her childhood leaving her feeling jaded and wanting to keep people at arm’s length away. Her philosophy no matter how skewed is that if you don’t let anyone in then no one can hurt when you die and vice versa.
Devan is an aspiring photographer whose work is phenomenal and wants to give back. She wants to raise money to help kids who were like her. Help ease the burden for the families financially if she can. In those regards Devan is aspiring, there needs to be more people like her and Ian when he comes into the picture.
Ian is a pediatric doctor; his life’s mission is to make those sick kids better, that way no family has to go through what his did when his brother died of childhood cancer. When he meets Devan, he has no idea what’s going to happen. Ian has no idea the impact she will make on him and the one he will make on her. He’s a patient man, far more than one should have to be, but he knows that she’s worth it. He falls hard and fast.
Together Ian and Devan are a killer team. Not only raising money but with the kids on the floor at his hospital. York weaved a tale that should have been hard to read but made it happy one. The couple was fantastic, no matter how many times I wanted to Gibbs slap them, and the secondary characters are what made the story.
As a mother, there were times it was hard to read when York got to describing the kids but I couldn’t stop. This wasn’t just a cut and dry story, the twists had me shouting WTF because there was no way I saw them coming. Take the time, spend the money, and read All I Ask.
Here are a couple pieces from the story that stuck out to me;
“The first time I met you I didn’t think you were real. I thought I had passed exhaustion and was starting to hallucinate because when I looked at you. When I truly saw you, you looked like an angel on your knees.”
“You can’t just buy me a camera every time something upsets me or you screw up,” she admonished me. “No,” I smiled as I moved in so she felt me behind her. “You will need lenses, grips, flashes, and whatever else you use to progress your skill. You truly have a gift.”
“Devan, if I were to fall for you and then you died then I would go to my grave grateful for the opportunity to have had someone as wonderful as you in my life for however long God let me have you.”
Writing style- 4/5
Author Elizabeth York has been writing for about seven years. Located in the southeast, she spends her days drinking sweet tea on the porch with her laptop in hand. She has devoted her life to her family and her books. With the loss of her Father to cancer in 2010 she makes "Dear Daddy" dedication pages in each book and donates 10% royalties to cancer research.
Elizabeth was given a 2015 Author of the Year award sponsored by 31 blogs for her role in helping her fellow authors and her writing. She was also accepted into the Romance Writers of America organization in May of 2015.