Overall, this is a grand slam title for Julia Rachel Barrett, and I absolutely recommend My Everything to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted novel.
I don’t think I ever stood a chance against Julia Rachel Barrett’s My Everything. The cover is definitely eye catching! It is provocative, sensual, and has no problem standing out in a crowd. But don’t get too mesmerized because the story Barrett writes in the pages that follow is nothing short of amazing! Barrett wastes no time pulling you into her world. From Ben’s coded phone calls to his friend and co-worker Tom to the multiple identities and residences Ben has set up in different countries, you immediately see how deep into the security world Ben is in and the depths of his expertise. Yet all of that knowledge doesn’t stop someone from kidnapping Ben’s sibling and asking for a trade: his life for hers.
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire novel. I couldn’t help but play detective and try to uncover who the kidnapper was and how this person was related to Ben. I also couldn’t stop myself from reading (and rereading) the passion that ignites from Ben and Grace. The sex is scorching hot. Not only are the love-making scenes written terrifically, but you truly get a sense of how much Ben and Grace care for one another. This adds layers of intensity to the novel making this a story that includes sex, not a story about sex.
Barrett has a fantastic writing style. It is very fluid and easy to read. I love how she fills every page with action, driving the story as well as the characters throughout the book without any excess filler or fat. I also appreciated how Barrett doesn’t introduce too many characters in her novel. I really got to know Ben and Grace on a personal level, and became quite invested in their happiness. Overall, this is a grand slam title for Julia Rachel Barrett, and I absolutely recommend My Everything to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted novel.