• All's Fair in Love and Blood

  • By: Jennifer Peel
  • Narrated by: Stefanie Kay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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All's Fair in Love and Blood

By: Jennifer Peel
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Publisher's Summary

Scarlett Armstrong and Kane Hudson have a tangled past involving not only their families but their own failed love affair. Now, eight years later, to make things more complicated, they’re both in the running to become the next CEO of Scarlett’s family’s business, Armstrong Labs, a privately held blood plasma company. It all comes down to who presents the best business plan to the board of directors. 

For Scarlett, it’s a matter of continuing her family’s legacy and hoping that her father will be proud of her once and for all. After all, she’s spent her entire life pushing her own dreams aside preparing for this role. And perhaps she would like a little sweet revenge against the man who stole her heart and never gave it back. 

Kane, on the other hand, is determined to reach his goal of becoming the CEO of a Fortune 500 company before his forty-fifth birthday and proving to Scarlett she’s meant to follow her own dreams.

©2021 Jennifer Peel (P)2022 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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  • Categories: Romance

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All of the Stars and Heart eyes from me!!!

This book has been moved super high up on my list of go to read agains!!! I loved it when I read it last year and I loved it even more as I enjoyed it a second time, this time through listening to the audiobook.

Oh my heavens and my heart!!! All the stars and heart eyes for Scarlett and Kane!!! My emotions were all over the place with this one. Which always happens for me when I read books by Jennifer Peel. I love her writing style and the characters she creates and shares with us readers.

I finished listening to the book and wanted to go back to the beginning and listen to it again. I just can't get enough of these two! They're adorable and spunky and perfect for each other. But they have some bumps in the road to get over. Some made by others and some by themselves. But from the get go, I couldn't help but adore Kane and his goodness towards Scarlett. For really, truly seeing her and helping her to gain confidence in herself and seeing herself! Everyone needs someone like Kane to cheer them on and to let us know that we are of worth and loved!

I had several moments when I was busting up laughing out loud. Hee Hee! If I wasn't alone while listening, I probably would have had some very concerned looks sent my way. Good thing I didn't listen late at night while my hubby was sleeping next to me. I probably would have woken him up...ok, not probably, I totally would have woken him up.

With all the laughter, witty banter, spunk, etc., there's plenty of the opposite emotions. I had my fair share of sadness and feeling Scarlett's heartbreak and hurt and wishing for love and family and so much more. I couldn't help it! Jennifer Peel must be a major people watcher because she conveys emotions and relationships and connections so well. But with all the opposite of happy emotions, I loved it all and I loved the ending. The journey through this story for these two is well worth reading and enjoying! Read it or listen to it!!! Definitely worth it!

Content: There are some innuendos throughout the book. Not squeaky clean but nothing explicit. There is kissing, sweet kisses and the characters do make out.

Happy Reading!!!

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Totally worth the book hangover

This book gets more than 5 stars on the swoon factor alone, then add in all the yummy parts and this easily gets 10 stars. To be honest the ebook had been sitting in my TBR pile for almost a year because I can't say no to an ARC. When I found out the audiobook was available and the narrator was Stephanie Kay, who I loved from a previous Jennifer Peel book, I had to listen to it. I put aside all the books calling for my attention and started listening to this right away. I listened all day--working on the computer, doing housework, driving around...and into the night. I couldn't put it down!!

Scarlett is great! The only issue I had with her was she should've told her father she wanted to be a forensic pathologist a lot sooner than she did. I understood she wanted to make her father proud but there's no way I'd have gone to school that long for a job I truly didn't want. I loved how smart she was, her positive attitude and how she loved food. I loved her relationship with Naomi and when she finally got her dad to talk about her mom...let's just say if I was a crier I'd have needed some tissues.

Onto Kane. Oh. My. Goodness. You've heard of bias wreckers? That's definitely Kane. If you have a book boyfriend, Kane will definitely wreck that. He's handsome, smart, smooth, funny, charming beyond belief and SO supportive of Scarlett. The man is perfect! Well, except for those chapters where I wanted to Gibbs slap him upside the head numerous times for doing something stupid. I loved how he helped Scarlett see herself as he and others saw her.

Other things I loved--Scarlett and Kane's meeting at the wedding reception. I'll probably think about it every time I eat wedding cake (IYKYK). The scorching chemistry between Scarlett and Kane. Holy smokes!! Scarlett's names for her stepmothers LOL. That amazing first kiss!! The bookhanger from this one was totally worth it. Another great book from the awesome Jennifer Peel.

I love Stephanie Kay as the narrator. She's fantastic and I don't think anyone else could've gotten Scarlett the way she did.

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Y'all! I can't even with this book!

5+ Stars!

Y'all, I feel like this book should come with warnings. Lots and lots of warnings. Out of the goodness of my heart, I'll provide you with some of the warnings someone should have given me before I started this book.

*WARNING*

1. You may or may not need tissues before you dive into this book.
2. You may or may not want to have a tub of cookie dough waiting for you in your fridge so you can eat your feelings. (True story.)
3. You may or may not need to wrap your kindle in bubble wrap incase you decide you need to throw it across the room.
4. You may or may not be blown away with the emotional rollercoaster you're about to embark on.
5. You may or may not want to read this book at the same time as one of your bestest book buddies because you are probably going to need some emotional support along the way.
6. You may or may not have the mother of all book hangovers once you finish this book.

This book, right here, has ruined all other books for me for the unforeseeable future. I'm going to need to reread lots and lots of old favorites in order to give any new books a fighting chance of me loving them. Not sorry authors! I'm doing this for your own good! 😂

If you couldn't already guess, I absolutely LOVE this book! From the moment I picked it up, there was no putting it down! I skipped meals, stayed up way too late reading and pretty much ignored the world around me. No one existed except my new best friends, Scarlett and Kane. Oh how I adored these two!

Scarlett was such an amazing heroine! Y'all, I had real tears, both sad and happy ones, falling down my face for her. It didn't matter what life threw at her or that it was constantly knocking her down. She got right back up and kept pushing forward. She had every right in the world to be angry and bitter but she always, always took the higher road, even if she didn't want too. She has got to be the most selfless heroine ever and she makes me want to be a better person.

Kane was such a phenomenal hero! I think we all need a Kane in our lives. From the very beginning, and I mean VERY beginning, he was Team Scarlett. This man loves her fiercely, protects her with every fiber of his being, helps her to not only see herself but love herself, is willing to sacrifice his own happiness to make sure she is as happy as she can possibly be. He is the best of the best. It's no wonder they are perfect for each other!

And can we PLEASE take a moment to talk about the sizzling chemistry that was flying off the pages from the start?! It was hot, hot, hot! Oh holy Hannah! That first kiss! *dreamy sigh* Talk about a million butterflies and turning into a big ol' pile of goo. WOWZERS! This book has the BEST kissing scenes!

I am in awe of Ms. Peel's talent! I swear, it feels like every time I think I've found my new favorite book of hers, she turns to her next couple and says: "Hold my Dr. Pepper. I'm about to prove her wrong... again!" I will forever be grateful to one of my best bookish friends for introducing me to her books. I cannot WAIT to see what she has in store for us next!

Stefanie Kay is a fantastic narrator! She's quickly become a favorite. I love how she brings the characters to life and helps me feel all the feels even more than when reading my favorite books. I'm definitely looking forward to listening to more books narrated by her!

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A Romcom Delight

What a delightful romantic comedy! The meet-cute in this story makes it in my top 5 all time favorites list. It was laugh out loud, cringe worthy, second hand embarrassment funny!

I think I'd categorize this as a second chance romance trope story except better because not only do we get the second chance romance, we get to read the first one too. This story is a lovers to not to lovers again.

I loved that Kane always saw Scarlet clearly and knew her almost better than she knew herself and I loved Scarlett's innocence and naivety at the beginning and seeing her growth throughout the story. I also thought the chemistry between the H&h was amazing. Plenty of Sizzle and snap ,crackle, pop while still keeping the door closed, thank you very much.

Naomi might just be my new favorite literary mother! Crappy moms are a dime a dozen in the world of books so I always love reading books that have good moms. And a good stepmom is just... perfection.

Reading Jennifer Peel is like eating the ultimate comfort food. It always leaves me satisfied and with a smile on my face.

I thought the narration was really good. She did a great job bringing Scarlett's voice to life and for the most part did a good job with all the other voices as well. Occasionally her tone of voice when Kane was saying Scarlett's name sounded more exasperated than tender (which I believe is what it was supposed to be) but overall I think she did a really good job.

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Absolute Perfection!

First of all, I am a huge audiobook snob and am very particular about the books I listen to. All's Fair in Love and Blood not only captured my heart with its storyline so perfectly executed by Jennifer Peel, but the acting by Stefanie Kay is just AMAZING!

I fell in love with Scarlett from Chapter One. The depth of her feelings, her wit, and her unfailing dedication to find love is endearing, heartfelt, and melted my soul. And Kane....can you get me a tissue to wipe up the drool? So swoony! I am now comparing all my future boyfriends to him. This book is seriously amazing! It is one of my all-time favorites. And I promise YOU WILL FEEL ALL THE FEELS!

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Such a fantastic book!

I loved this book! The narration was spot on and the story was funny, and touching too. Scarlett is witty and so relatable, and Kane is a flawed but oh-so-swoony. Highly recommend!!

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One of my favorites

Fantastic book. I’ve read and listened to it countless times. I love the character growth and the yearning love story

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Listened non-stop!

I really enjoyed this book. Great story and characters, and I loved the growth of Scarlett’s confidence. Once I started this book, I listened non-stop. The only negative thing I found was the narrator’s male voice. She was a great narrator overall, but her male voice was kind of cringy and creepy.

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It's OK

This was my first book by this author and while I thought it was good, it wasn't my favorite romcom. I trusted the other reviews and got super excited to have an awesome experience and was a little let down.

The good: A fun storyline. I laughed a bit. I even had a few tears leak out. I did like Scarlett's personality for the most part.

The bad: Kane wasn't a hero I cared for. In fact, I was hoping some other guy would come in and swoop her away from Kane. I hated the way the narrator said Scarlett's name in Kane's voice. It sounded creepy.

The ugly: There were some repeated things... a lot. I didn't need the constant reminder that she had cake crumbs caught in her bra. I also thought the french kissing scenes were all so much the same that it meant nothing to me. And seriously, how hard did he push his tongue in and she never puked? It just didn't make me think swoony. I was grossed out by the time he was pushing her against the car with his tongue down her throat.