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?
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.
Emotions will be tested reading this; you go from happy to sad to your mouth hanging open and it continues throughout the book. Between the tears and laughter and the story itself, you will be quoting, “All I Ask” is for this to go to a happy land cause at times it was looking like sad land. The author has done it once again and gave us an awesome story with so much emotion, a sensitive topic and some added mystery to the story. There is not a book by this author that you do not fall in love with.
Devan has had a childhood no parent wants their children to have (well any sane parent at least) and she is a fighter, strong and artistic when it comes to her photography. While not everyone who reads, this will agree with her behavior, I totally get why she acted the way she did since she was isolated for so long and she really felt that getting close to someone would make it that much harder to let you go in the end. Jellybean you are just like the candy, you had many flavors going on and some you fell in love with and some where yucky and horrible just like moments in your life. The cause of your charity is very heartwarming and it makes you realize just how far someone’s money may or may not go when it comes to certain charities.
Ian, you have one of the toughest jobs to do and I am not certain I could handle this and that emotions that would come into play. You are not like most doctors and I kinda feel like there should be more doctors like you regardless of the cost incurred to put a smile on a child’s face. You had a childhood a little different than Devan; however, the coin mystery sees how close you two were really tied to each other prior to you both teaming up to create a charity that is for a great cause and memory as well. If this wasn’t fate, I don’t know what it was then.
Not only due we fall in love with Devan and Ian we fall for those kids in the story. OH my gosh, Davey, Daphne and Lydia you bring tears to our eyes and laughter. I love the sayings that come out of Davey’s mouth too and how protective they were of both Ian and Devan. My heart was beating when someone was brought into Devan’s life and I was hoping she made the right choice. Though your heart beats quite a few times when Ian’s thing (yes, thing) pops up and then the twisted suspense is exposed. That was crazy nuts and left your mouth hanging open. Sad, but worth it in the end. Finally, free (as free as you ever will get) when stuck with Devan’s illness. As you read the story you will see that Davey nailed it on the head when he said that Devan and Ian belonged in life, love, business and the hospital. I could not agree more.
Besides loving Devan, Ian and the kids you will enjoy reading about Sarah (Devan’s sister) and Mac. Be still your heart when you meet Mac, sad, but true in our society and I loved where this went with Sarah’s issues. I really hope that we get a story (full) one on Sarah, besides it allows us to see more of Devan and Ian too. This story shows you that darkness and light truly are meant to belong together.