All The Way – A Natexus Novella
by Victoria L. James
Release Date: 1st November
If you’re going to go home with anyone today, avoid the girl in the background who shrieks like a cat. Mrs. Hawkins in the apartment below you will flip her lid if that woman is keeping her awake with her howling all night long.
I couldn’t control the elation I felt at what he’d just described. Something locked inside of me. Something secured itself. Something clicked and crashed into my heart…
Ours was a softly spoken love. A not everything needs to be said out loud love. An I can’t breathe without him kind of love. The I need him and he needs me love. The you appeared out of nowhere and brought me to life love.
Victoria L. James is the Goddess of Feels; the Mistress of Words – I humbly kneel and bow to her talent, and would leave offerings of ink and paper and worship at her altar. I adored these characters and this clever author in equal measure. While I finished the story yesterday, I have dithered in writing my review, fearing my efforts will appear paltry and meager in summarizing the deft skill and craftiness of this superbly gifted wordsmith. As always, her storyline was engaging and relevant and the writing was simply stellar, insightful, and observant. Her scenes were so lushly detailed – they ran smoothly and seamlessly like a movie reel across my feverish brain. I could not read fast enough and was eager for each sentence. The narrative was full of feels and I was right there with them… when they were happy – I was giddy; when they were upset – my throat and chest constricted with their distress. Ms. James’s words were magically strung together to mine, stir, and incite the full gamut of emotion. She stole my breath, grabbed and squeezed my heart – then set it off to soar. If I develop a murmur – it will be on her.
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Seven breaths left in her chest, yet I looked back at him. He wasn’t meant to be there on the darkest night of my life, but the mysterious Alex Law continued to make a habit of showing up when I least expected him. With one look in his eyes, everything I’d ever been before him drifted away, and everything I was about to become revolved around him. Grief threatened to ruin me no matter how hard I fought, and Alex had demons of his own to deal with, yet we found a comfort in each other’s pain. We found ourselves alone, two people becoming one. Just us. Natalie and Alex. Natexus. As long as we had each other, we thought we could make it through anything.
We didn’t know there were things out there waiting to destroy us: people we couldn’t escape, fates we couldn’t outrun and regrets we couldn’t avoid. Not all love stories go the same way, and ours was about to take a turn neither one of us could have foreseen. All I could do was stand by and watch as my world fell apart for a second time.
I knew there had been life before Alex Law.
I just had to figure out if there was life after him…
That beautiful, tragic first love of mine.
– Natalie Vincent.