Release Day + Review: All I Need by Emily Goodwin

December 9, 2014 Lindsay's reviews, Release Day 0

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Release Day + Review: All I Need by Emily GoodwinAll I Need by Emily Goodwin
Series: Stay #2
on December 9, 2014
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance
Source: the author
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“My life was hell, nothing but pain and darkness.

Every night I hoped I’d lay down to sleep and never wake up. I saw no reason to keep going. There was nothing for me, no promise of a better life. Every morning I woke up hoping this would be my last day.

Then I met her, and everything changed.”

Sold into slavery at a young age, Jackson Porter has known nothing but darkness until he is forced to kidnap a young woman with a fiery spirit who refuses to give up. Could she be all Jackson needs to awaken his dead soul?

You met Jackson in Stay, now it’s time to hear his story.

Warning, this book is dark, graphic, and twisted at times.



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“I felt like I was walking to the end of a plank precariously hanging over shark-infested water. When I jumped, sharp teeth would rip into me and the cold water would steal my breath away. The monsters would take everything from me, leaving me shivering and naked in the water. The only difference was that tonight I would be pulled from the icy darkness and forced to do it again. There would be no release from death, only pain.” Home after her first year of college, Adeline Miller is looking forward to a stress free summer filled with reading, working on her blog, and spending time with friends. But all that changes in an instant when she is witness to something terrible, something she wasn’t supposed to see.

Beaten, drugged, kidnapped.

Adeline Miller is ripped from her innocent and carefree life and thrust into darkness, into a world full of pain and horror. As a sex slave, she is forced to do horrible things, and have horrible things done to her. One of her captors has a past as dark as the world she is now living in. Will getting close to him mean freedom? Or will he pull her deeper into the shadows?

About Emily Goodwin

Emily Goodwin is the international best-selling author of the stand-alone novel STAY, The Guardian Legacies Series: UNBOUND, REAPER, MOONLIGHT (releasing 2014), The Beyond the Sea Series: BEYOND THE SEA, RED SKIES AT NIGHT (releasing 2015) and The Contagium Series: CONTAGIOUS, DEATHLY CONTAGIOUS, CONTAGIOUS CHAOS, THE TRUTH IS CONTAGIOUS (Permuted Press).Emily lives with her husband, daughter and German Shepherd named Vader. She has degrees in psychology and nursing. Along with writing, Emily enjoys riding her horse, designing and making costumes and Cosplay.


Stay pretty much broke my heart, and every other little piece of me. It took me forever to pick myself up off the floor and back together again. All I Need reopened all those old wounds and tore me up all over again.

I don’t usually enjoy reading companion novels like this, that cover the same time frame but from a second POV. It usually goes over a lot of the same scenes, and I get distracted and bored easily. It usually feels like a reread. BUT, AIN is nothing like the previous companion books I’ve read before! There is so much new material that it feels like an entirely new story. I thought I knew where it would end, but Emily even extended the ending to include a fuller look at where Addie and Jackson end up. The story could easily be read as a standalone novel, but I would recommend beginning with Stay so that you know what else is going on behind the scenes.

This is not a happy story. It takes a deep look into a dark world that not everyone is aware of. Human trafficking is real, and it happens no matter how many people shy away from the reality. Emily did a huge amount of research to give this story as much realism as possible, and it shows. But this is not just a sad story about brutal crime. It is a story about hard earned trust, determination and hope.

Not for the faint of heart, mind or stomach. Be prepared. Shit like this really happens.


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