“Moran skillfully sustains inner tension and breathes life into an appealing story!”



Alec Winston is one of the main characters, he is an author who is quite famous, but he has writers block, and his career is at risk. His brother Jake is getting married so he decides to return home to Wilmington beach.

Faith Armstrong is our main female character, my heart broke for her, I will not divulge the reason but you will clearly see for yourself when you read it. I will state that her parents treated her as if she did not exist. The only person at home who had shown her any affection was her sister but she had died and left her alone with her parents.

Faith ended up as a special needs teacher and was hired to take care of a special needs child and she too ends up at Wilmington beach. Faith is welcomed with open arms into the family, she really finds it hard to deal with as she has never felt she belonged, or that she was worthy of affection.

Alec soon notices Faith and before long they get to spend more and more time together. Faith begins to help Alec with his writers block, and soon he is writing again. They both carry a lot of baggage. He is running from his past just like she is from hers. I really do not want to divulge any more than I have because this is a terrific read, you will laugh, but you will also be very sad at times. The author just has this amazing talent of making everything so real, so believable, the characters are perfectly matched, and although this is the 2nd book in the series (I did read the first) this could be read as a standalone too because everything is explained clearly.

I received a copy of this in return for an honest review. This is my honest review, and I can say that this is a MUST READ.



Reviewed by:

Lilian Flesher

Added 5th January 2016


All Of Me is the second book in the Covington Cove series by Kelly Moran, which began with book one: Return to Me.

Though characters from book one are a big part of All Of Me, it centers on two new people not in Return To Me, Alec, who is a best-selling writer of horror fiction stuck with a bad case of writer’s block, and Faith, a young woman starting a new beginning for herself, away from her home.

Alec is strong, but sensitive, a quality I very much appreciate seeing in a lead male. Faith is sweet, shy and a bit vulnerable. I admit at first I was not sure I could see these two as a couple.

Both Alec and Faith have come to Covington Cove in Wilmington, NC for their own reasons. Alec, for his brother’s wedding and Faith to take on a position as a care giver for Mia Covington’s younger sister.

Mia was the heroine of Return to Me and it was nice to see her and Cole again and know their story continues to be a happy one.

Now back to Alec and Faith. Both of these people have some heavy emotional baggage.
Alec has been through a rough past which has caused him to withdraw from any real emotional connection with a woman. Faith has never felt loved by anyone, including her own parents.

The connection between the two of them starts out slow, but builds as the story moves forward.

I’m glad Kelly Moran knows how to write a realistic story and write it well, NO two people like Alec and Faith would come together in real life without some obstacles in their way and Ms Moran shows this in a way that is believable.

I felt Faith’s insecurities as if they were my own and I sympathized with Alec’s plight.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet story about letting go of the past, moving on and letting your heart be your guide.



Reviewed by:

Lisa Mason

Added 16th November 2015