All Bets Are Off

All Bets Are Off It only takes one night with Ash Gallagher to make Eli Hollister think he s finally met the right man at the right time Good thing he doesn t bet on it because Ash turns out to be a student in Eli s

It only takes one night with Ash Gallagher to make Eli Hollister think he s finally met the right man at the right time Good thing he doesn t bet on it, because Ash turns out to be a student in Eli s class at the local college Eli can t deny he s attracted, but now it s complicated He s already in enough trouble with the department head, a man who would like to see EliIt only takes one night with Ash Gallagher to make Eli Hollister think he s finally met the right man at the right time Good thing he doesn t bet on it, because Ash turns out to be a student in Eli s class at the local college Eli can t deny he s attracted, but now it s complicated He s already in enough trouble with the department head, a man who would like to see Eli denied his tenure and fired Ash is looking forward to taking his life in a new direction After serving one active duty stint in the Marine Corps and another in the Reserves, he s ready to put his military life behind him The last new experience he d planned for this semester was to fall in lust with his English professor, but the Eli resists, the Ash is determined to have him Then he discovers Eli s playing for keeps, and Ash is only interested in a fling or is he Between these two, when it comes to life and love, all bets are off.

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  1. Marguerite has been accused of being eccentric and a shade neurotic, both of which she freely admits to, but her muse has OCD tendencies, so who can blame her Her husband and son do an excellent job keeping her toeing the line, though Together with her co author Fae Sutherland, Marguerite has found a shared passion for beautiful men with smart mouths When she s not working hard on writing new material and editing completed work, she spends her time reading novels of all genres, enjoying role playing games with her equally nutty friends, and trying to plot practical jokes against her son and husband Her son is learning the tricks too quickly and likes to retaliate You d think she d learn.

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  1. A very cute, romantic, and underrated novel In my opinion the rating is not fair.There is a lot of character depth and quite a few unexpected turns Of course, the ending seemed rather predictable, and there s definitely exciting reads But I hihgly enjoyed reading this light and lovely story.Find of my books on Instagram


  2. 4.5 starsThis book was fun At first I thought it was going to be a predictable contemporary story but it turned out to be so much It had me laughing and tearing up with characters that are both likable and real I enjoyed both Eli and Ash so much The tension between these two is palpable and engaging They are so different Ash is in the Reserves, used to discipline and a set schedule He s rough and intense but extremely charming Eli is rebellious He s a nature person, taking walks everyday, going [...]


  3. A beautifully, sweet story with a little bit of kink I absolutely loved Eli and Ash s story It had a lot of the things I love in a romance A slooooow progression to I love you A hot book nerd A sexy marine A cute pup Lots of sexual tension Lots of sexy betting A little kinky sex Lots of dirty talk It did NOT have any of the things I hate in a romance No dream sex No cheating No stupid breakup near the end No insta love No sex before 40% My favorite line I ve been thinking about cuffing you to th [...]


  4. Marguerite Labbe s writing has never let me down, and this novel proves to be no exception It is a heartwarming M M romance, with a solid dash of mystery, a sprinkle or two of angst, humor and sex, all combining to produce a well rounded novel.Eli, a college professor, returns home from a hiking getaway, to find a new man helping out the local construction crew Ash, a former marine, now a reservist and student, catches Eli s attention, and a chance meeting a little while later, proves the attrac [...]


  5. 3 3,5 starsA nice story with nice characters,a nice slow build up,nice settingeverything in the book was nice too nice.Ash falling asleep at his first date with Eli set the pace for the long story to come.Even with skipping all sex scenes I had trouble keeping attention.The few wake up calls didn t make the story move faster it always slowed down againt my thing.With some serious editing and 100 pages less this could have been a much better bookIMO.But I would recommend it to readers who like th [...]


  6. 1.5 stars Thank fucking Christ it s over The rating slowly went lower and lower as I tried to force myself to finish this book Let s start at the beginning Both the guys on the cover are weird looking and I had a hard time not picturing them when reading the book Eli s supposedly sexy hair gave me the most trouble.Anyway, onto content The dialogue was ridiculously innuendo ridden Literally every single thing they said was some cheesy line And they never shut the fuck up I love dirty talk, but th [...]


  7. 3.5 stars Slow paced, enjoyable romance set in a small town that follows Professor Eli and ex military now student Ash as they fall in love There s a few storylines in this book Eli s friend is desperately looking for easy money to help his sick Dad and Eli s creepy department head Britton wants to force him out of his job Ash too has a lot of things going on in his life He s searching for a place to call home after life in the armed services and feeling guilt at friends and comrades left behind [...]


  8. I really enjoyed this well written romance between Eli, a young college professor, and Ash, the Marine who takes his class as part of a move back to civilian life These guys were well portrayed in their similarities and differences, both likeable men, and very hot together The relationship progressed believably slowly on an emotional level, the plot was interesting but not melodramatic The implications of their quasi forbidden relationship between teacher and student varied a bit in the climax o [...]


  9. It is almost all sex with out actually having sex Sex thoughts, sex talk, full naked massages that go on forever It s like it s all sex or all basball Both of which bore me Then the numerous and long make out scenes seem never ending Then they have a really Lon sex scene followed by another long sex scene which I stoppe in the middle of to update this and other reviews I m at 55% and hoping its not all sex the rest of the book So ash is in Eli s office snooping and opening his mail and just inva [...]


  10. 4.5 starsEli Hollister is convinced that he has finally met the right man at the right time His previous relationships have always ended the same way The right guy The wrong time When he meets Ash Gallagher and they share a sexy evening together he is convinced that he has finally found the one He finds out how wrong he is less than twenty four hours later Eli is an English professor and Ash turns out to be one of his students Knowing that he must avoid Ash outside of the classroom, he does ever [...]


  11. Despite the absolutely ATROCIOUS cover art, and a friend s comments about how the dialogue is not very authentically New England y I wouldn t know I live in the Midwest , I REALLY enjoyed this book For one thing, the sex was SO HOT And I thought both Ash and Eli were great characters well developed, interesting, intelligent, masculine in all the right ways, and sexy And frankly, the whole professor student thing definitely a fantasy of mine And in this book, it wasn t skeezy because Ash is older [...]


  12. 3.5 starssweet, short read The sex was a little dirtier than I usually see in this type of book, so it had that going for it view spoiler but I would have liked to see them use the kink drawer hide spoiler.Seriously though, there were some heavy issues they dealt with in this book and the author did a pretty good job wrapping everything up The few larger gaps in time in the story bothered me I always hate that Nevertheless the characters were solid, the plot interesting, and the pacing was very [...]


  13. 3.5This was a very slow burn romance with a bit of the forbidden thrown in because it s a professor student relationship There was nice chemistry between Eli and Ash and they have a wonderful friendship that eventually grows into something deeper There is a bit of angst thrown in as Eli has to deal with someone threatening him We find out who pretty early on who the trouble maker is so there really isn t any kind of tension with that portion of the storyline Still this is nice read with engaging [...]


  14. First of all this book had the right percent of story and sex, so it get s 3 stars for that one.Eli is a college teacher and Ash a Marine and Eli s student, which they of course realise a bit too late.No one of them expected that they one night out would lead to , first to friendship and then love.Great story, I loved the character s both of them and that the love story developed slowly, so no instant love, which earned the book another star Five stars because it made me want to read books by t [...]


  15. OverallI went into this novel with no real expectations The cover was attractive, but not enough to catch my eye, the blurb was OK, but I still hesitated However, hearing a few positive scores, I decided to give this a chance ah, the power of ratings I m so very glad I did Like a new twist on old comfort food, this novel drew me along through the pages, never really dragging me, but keeping me there nonetheless I wasn t clawing at the book to see what happened next, but my curiosity was definite [...]


  16. My Review I love contemporary romances set on college campuses and this one was REALLY GOOD This book is about Ash, a 27 yo marine reservist who is on his last semester in college, and Eli, an English professor on the cusp of earning his tenure There is instant lust and infatuation at first sight for these two guys early in the summer, but when Eli is gone for most of the summer, they never get a chance to act on that until the night before classes begin for the fall They have a sizzling first d [...]


  17. All Bets Are Off is definitely the right title for this novel It is a very hot story, and not just because of what happens in the bedroom The sexual tension, desire and sheer need of the two main characters for each other almost jumps off the page The fact that they are in a forbidden relationship professionally, as Ash turns out to be Eli s student I thought they skirted acceptable behavior, since they very definitely are in a relationship throughout the semester even though they don t admit it [...]


  18. 5 Stara KAPOW Wow Did this book hit all the right buttons for me This is my comment after reading the first 30% of the story So good Compelling protags, interesting twists to their developing relationship and underlying what s gonna happen next subplot I ll be up late again Those sentiments continued for me all the way through the book Ash and Eli were both fully developed, interesting and believable characters They had an amazingly real feel to them, as did all of the characters and the entire [...]


  19. I loved the chemistry between Eli and Ash They were opposites that were great together Eli being the eccentric,free spirited, independent loner, who loved literature and the out doors and isn t looking to leaving his home in Amwich While, Ash is a Marine who is used to traveling and is not set on settling down I love these two and they might even make it on my favorite couples list I have going on in my head And, I like how everything wasn t all unicorns and rainbows They had their arguments and [...]


  20. This was a really great story about a professor who falls for his student, granted the relationship starts before they realize that they will be in the same class and facing each other every week When Eli, the professor, decides that they can t have some hot affair that could potentially ruin his career Ash readily agrees, though they stay friends What starts off as intense lust builds into a lasting friendship then into love There s also a bit of a mystery thrown in that helps the story along.I [...]


  21. Oh my god this book was amazing, one of the sweetest books I have ever read Eli and Ash were a cute couple and I loved them together, they were both so sweet and yet had a bit of a kinky side you would not expect I loved the way they started even if it was a bit rushed My belief is they fell in love quickly but neither of them realized until later The other characters were well written and each story developed was wrapped up before the end which I loved The ending was very fitting to such a grea [...]


  22. I really enjoyed this story I d had it for awhile but put off reading it for some reason I m glad I finally got to it because it was a fun and relaxing read The characters were believable and I liked that they didn t just rush into love Matter of fact, I think the slow build up to their relationship and the connection they made was what enjoyed most Definitely recommend.


  23. 3.5 This is a nice storyAsh is a nice if maybe overbearing and slightly controlling guy and Eli is an interesting character.There is a lot going on,the break ins, the head of the department, the war trauma, the do I love himt it never actually felt like there was that much going on.It is a slow paced book with no real angst or drama just a nice story with nice people.


  24. I will admit to being biased in this instance, since I had some small input on the drafting process, but when all is said and done, this book gives me the warm fuzzies, which is the best reaction a romance novel can elicit, IMO


  25. 3.5 starsI enjoy reading books where the relationship develops slowly and we re given a chance to know the MCs before things get too smutty This was a nice story although even for me it dragged a bit at times.




  26. top2bottomreviews.wordpress 4.5 Kisses I ve read several books by Marguerite Labbe and I ve enjoyed every one of them Her characters are interesting, flawed and likeable men who live and breathe off of the written page.Sparks fly the moment Eli Hollister and Ash Gallagher first laid eyes on each other Eli is a professor at the local college and Ash is a self proclaimed drifter who has been in the military since he graduated high school Once a Marine and now in the Reserves, Ash is trying to find [...]


  27. Reviewed by Stacey Jo This was a seriously good book It was well written with characters you just couldn t help but love The pacing is slow, yet it never drags and you are drawn right in and can t wait to see what happens next The tension between Eli and Ash slowly builds until they are on fire It s nearly 300 pages, so for those who enjoy a longer read, you get to enjoy a nice build up in the relationship Eli Hollister is a English professor at the local college in Amwich and Ash Gallagher is n [...]


  28. Rating 4.5 starsIn All Best Are Off Marguerite Labbe has crafted a lovely, warmhearted romance This book has everything I love in a story great characters, a terrific plot, marvelous dialog and a HEA that had me smiling long after I had finished the book And I should add hot and sexy Professor Eli Hollister hasn t had the best luck in relationships when he spies a hot man helping roof his friend s bar and local hangout The hot man on the roof Ash Gallagher, recently discharged from the Army afte [...]


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