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In the sequel to "All the Worlds Between Us," swimmer Quinn Hughes has given up a lot in order to be an Olympian: her social life, her love life, and everything that comes with being a normal twenty-three-year-old. Just days away from competing in the Tokyo Games, Quinn runs into her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Kennedy Reed. Five years earlier, they’d In the sequel to "All the Worlds Between Us," swimmer Quinn Hughes has given up a lot in order to be an Olympian: her social life, her love life, and everything that comes with being a normal twenty-three-year-old. Just days away from competing in the Tokyo Games, Quinn runs into her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Kennedy Reed. Five years earlier, they’d made a pact that they would try again if their paths ever crossed, and now she can’t shake the feeling that this is a sign. But Kennedy has a whole life in New York City, and Quinn’s at the opposite end of the country in San Francisco, struggling to redefine who she’ll be after the Olympics. Feeling lonely and lost from everything she’s given up, Quinn finds comfort in reconnecting with Kennedy, and they both discover that time and distance have only fueled their passion. As Quinn comes to terms with herself and what the future holds, she’s sure of only one thing: she’s not letting the only girl she’s ever loved get away for the third time.


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In the sequel to "All the Worlds Between Us," swimmer Quinn Hughes has given up a lot in order to be an Olympian: her social life, her love life, and everything that comes with being a normal twenty-three-year-old. Just days away from competing in the Tokyo Games, Quinn runs into her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Kennedy Reed. Five years earlier, they’d In the sequel to "All the Worlds Between Us," swimmer Quinn Hughes has given up a lot in order to be an Olympian: her social life, her love life, and everything that comes with being a normal twenty-three-year-old. Just days away from competing in the Tokyo Games, Quinn runs into her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Kennedy Reed. Five years earlier, they’d made a pact that they would try again if their paths ever crossed, and now she can’t shake the feeling that this is a sign. But Kennedy has a whole life in New York City, and Quinn’s at the opposite end of the country in San Francisco, struggling to redefine who she’ll be after the Olympics. Feeling lonely and lost from everything she’s given up, Quinn finds comfort in reconnecting with Kennedy, and they both discover that time and distance have only fueled their passion. As Quinn comes to terms with herself and what the future holds, she’s sure of only one thing: she’s not letting the only girl she’s ever loved get away for the third time.

30 review for All the Paths to You

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lex Kent

    I really enjoyed this. This book had a lot of feel good moments and I still have a big smile on my face. This was a good book to read now in the crazy time we are living. This is actually the sequel to All the Worlds Between Us. That first book was Miller’s debut but now this being her third book, I noticed a good amount of growth in her writing. While I thought book one was a solid debut, this book felt stronger. This is a sequel, and you would get the most out of reading book one first, but yo I really enjoyed this. This book had a lot of feel good moments and I still have a big smile on my face. This was a good book to read now in the crazy time we are living. This is actually the sequel to All the Worlds Between Us. That first book was Miller’s debut but now this being her third book, I noticed a good amount of growth in her writing. While I thought book one was a solid debut, this book felt stronger. This is a sequel, and you would get the most out of reading book one first, but you don’t have too. Miller mentioned enough of the backstory so you could still enjoy this book reading it on its own. Book one was a YA book where this book is about the main character in her early to mid-20’s. This is actually a sports second-chance romance. The main character Quinn is a swimmer ready to complete in the Olympics. She is in the best shape of her life, her swimming prime and this should be her staring Olympics. But what happens when she gets a call from her ex and first love Kennedy, only a week before she’s leaving to compete? Is there a chance for them be together again or is professional swimming too much of a commitment for a serious relationship? I’m one of those rabid Olympic fans. I have even taken vacation time off of work scheduled around the Olympics so I could view as much as possible before. I’m so completely bummed that there are no Olympics this year because of Covid. And I feel so badly for all the athletes who have worked so hard for the last four years. While this book doesn’t take the place of the missing games, it was really nice to read about them. And while this is a sports romance, it was more romance than sports. If you are not a sports fan don’t let that push you off of this. It is just enough sports so that it was exciting. This is more a story about Quinn’s life. While this is mostly a feel good book, it did take some serious turns. One of the characters is dealing with pretty severe anxiety and depression. I thought it was done well and important to the storyline. I didn’t expect it since we sometimes think of athletes as being almost super human so I thought it was important to show, as a reminder, that it happens to someone who seems to have it all. The romance was really cute. Quinn is super sweet and it was enjoyable seeing her love for Kennedy grow stronger. The ending was a little sappy, but I didn’t care because it put such a goofy grin on my face. It was totally romantic and a little over the top but it melted me into a pile of mush. This story had a good mix of storylines coming together. It had some exciting Olympic scenes, some sweet and also passionate romance, some drama and conflict, and also some sappiness to tie it all together. This was the feel good and even a little inspirational book that I needed right now. If you enjoyed book one I think the chances are very high you will like this even more. If you are new to the series and like second chance romances that will put a smile on your face, this book is for you. An ARC was given to me for a honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jude in the Stars

    The time has finally come for Quinn and Kennedy. I guess you could read All the Paths to You as a standalone but don’t. You’ll understand a lot more about Quinn and about the dynamics of her relationship with Kennedy if you read All the Worlds Between Us first. Which I’m going to have to spoil a little to set the scene of this second book, so you might want to stop reading this review right here. In All the Worlds Between Us, Quinn and Kennedy were teenagers and they had this amazing second-chance The time has finally come for Quinn and Kennedy. I guess you could read All the Paths to You as a standalone but don’t. You’ll understand a lot more about Quinn and about the dynamics of her relationship with Kennedy if you read All the Worlds Between Us first. Which I’m going to have to spoil a little to set the scene of this second book, so you might want to stop reading this review right here. In All the Worlds Between Us, Quinn and Kennedy were teenagers and they had this amazing second-chance romance, which was both beautiful and heartbreaking. When Quinn left for college, they made this pact that they’d give their relationship another chance (it’s a third-chance romance) if or when their paths crossed again once they were done with college and everything. A few years later, Quinn is about to leave for Tokyo and the Olympics when Kennedy, whom she hasn’t seen in a couple of years, calls to say she’s in San Francisco (where Quinn now lives) and would Quinn want to have dinner? The chemistry is still there, everything they ever felt for each other still very strong and meant to be, except the timing is so bad. As in book 1, the story is told from Quinn’s point of view. Even though I would have loved to have more insight into Kennedy’s thoughts and feelings, it makes sense, since Quinn is the one struggling (and it’s consistent with the first book). Quinn finds herself dealing with two radically different emotions after the Olympics: elation at finally getting the love of her life and some sort of baby blues about swimming. As much as her feelings for Kennedy are still huge and growing, she’s fallen out of love with swimming and, at twenty-three, grapples with the uncertainty of her future. The chaos in Quinn’s mind is reflected in the way the story is told, with super exciting highs and dark depressing lows. It’s easy to forget that Quinn is only twenty-three years old and that, in a way, her life is just beginning. While her situation is different from most other young people, she’s not the only twenty-three year old wondering what she’s going to do with her life. As an aside, it was strange reading about the Olympics that were supposed to take place this summer but have been postponed until next year. There’s something messy about this book which I can’t pinpoint exactly. Maybe because it’s like life itself, full of conflicting emotions and desires, hopes and fears battling. You don’t have to be an Olympic medalist to understand what Quinn is going through. Her doubts and interrogations on self-worth and purpose are very universal. I received a copy from the publisher and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rosi

    This has been a book that talks about the sports environment but from the point of view of the stress that success can produce in an elite athlete. The story begins when swimmer Quinn Hughes is about to leave for the Tokyo Olympics, after having previously been in the Rio Olympics and not having achieved individual but collective successes, being part of the relay team there. Quinn is disciplined and completely focused on victory, she has trained hard both physically and mentally and is ready. It This has been a book that talks about the sports environment but from the point of view of the stress that success can produce in an elite athlete. The story begins when swimmer Quinn Hughes is about to leave for the Tokyo Olympics, after having previously been in the Rio Olympics and not having achieved individual but collective successes, being part of the relay team there. Quinn is disciplined and completely focused on victory, she has trained hard both physically and mentally and is ready. It is not long before she leaves and Kennedy, her first love, appears, whom she has not forgotten and apparently the feeling is mutual. From here, the story develops Quinn's triumph, the restart of the relationship between Quinn and Kennedy, and the doubts that she has regarding her future, which will tarnish her entire environment. Quinn will have to rethink her present and find her place, be aware of what she wants to do with her life after the competition and this path will not be easy for her and will put many things at risk, including her relationship with Kennedy. In addition to Quinn's sports-related story, the romantic relationship between Quinn and Kennedy represents how the first, true love endures, despite separation and distance. They went to live their different ways, but they were predestined to meet again and realize that they only wanted to be with each other. It has been a sweet and kind romance, despite some sad moments. But it is a positive and enjoyable story. An advanced reading copy has been sent to me by the publisher Bold Strokes Books through Netgalley for my honest review

  4. 5 out of 5

    Best Lesfic Reviews

    Second chances. Also the second book with Kennedy Reed and Quinn Hughes. Read the full review @ https://www.bestlesficreviews.com/202... Second chances. Also the second book with Kennedy Reed and Quinn Hughes. Read the full review @ https://www.bestlesficreviews.com/202...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Hsinju

    Quinn Hughes and Kennedy Reed had known each other since they were seven. Before heading off to college, they made a pact: if their paths crossed again after college, they would try to date each other again. At twenty three, Quinn was heading to Tokyo Olympics for five swimming events. Right before she left San Francisco, East-Coast Kennedy happened to visit the city and sparks flew. That had to be a sign that they should date again, right? Post-Olympics Quinn was not a happy Quinn, but she had Ke Quinn Hughes and Kennedy Reed had known each other since they were seven. Before heading off to college, they made a pact: if their paths crossed again after college, they would try to date each other again. At twenty three, Quinn was heading to Tokyo Olympics for five swimming events. Right before she left San Francisco, East-Coast Kennedy happened to visit the city and sparks flew. That had to be a sign that they should date again, right? Post-Olympics Quinn was not a happy Quinn, but she had Kennedy. As everything else in Quinn's life came crashing down, would Kennedy be her anchor, or would she lose everything she had ever wanted? When was that last time I felt this invested in a fictional couple? Or any couple for that matter? Honestly, I cannot remember. I was completely consumed by emotions and rooting for Quinn and Kennedy to get back together. Since I love a good best friend romance, All the Paths to You was everything I had hoped for. I still stand by my statement of how this series reminded me of Keeping Long Island . The themes were a little similar and the undertones of both books were bittersweet, melancholic, and loving. Both addressed mental health issues. In this book, we get to experience all of Quinn's internal dialogue, occasional overthinking, insecurities, and love for Kennedy. She was so relatable that I had trouble telling my thoughts and hers apart. Even after finishing this sequel, part of my heart is still stuck in the story somewhere. I cried during multiple scenes and would gladly experience all the ups and downs again by rereading the book in the future. Along with the first book All the Worlds Between Us , All the Paths to You had everything come full circle. I definitely saw character growths over the last five years. And despite all the hardships they were going through, their love was unwavering. I cannot stress how much I love Quinn and Kennedy. It made me upset that I would never have a childhood sweetheart the way they had each other. I think that says a lot about how strong their bond and how beautiful their love were. Since Quinn and Kennedy had gone through so much together over seventeen years, I think it is safe to say that they would be able to tackle the rest of eternity together. I am so happy for them. All the Paths to You is the kind of romance that makes your heart ache in all the right places. Quinn and Kennedy's relationship is the most beautiful thing ever, and I still tear up thinking about it as I write this. I received an e-ARC from Bold Strokes Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ameliah Faith

    Golden Dreams Quinn has given up everything to become the best of the best, an Olympic swimmer. Her life consists of training, eating, sleeping, and repeat. There is no time for romance and other things a regular 23 yr old would do and now she is realizing just how much she has given up. A few days before the Tokyo games, her best friend and childhood sweetheart, Kennedy, comes to town to visit her brother. Kennedy is the one who all others are compared to. Once upon a time they had made a pact t Golden Dreams Quinn has given up everything to become the best of the best, an Olympic swimmer. Her life consists of training, eating, sleeping, and repeat. There is no time for romance and other things a regular 23 yr old would do and now she is realizing just how much she has given up. A few days before the Tokyo games, her best friend and childhood sweetheart, Kennedy, comes to town to visit her brother. Kennedy is the one who all others are compared to. Once upon a time they had made a pact that if their paths crossed again, they would try again. But Kennedy is a grad student at NYU and Quinn is in San Francisco…All the lonely Quinn knows is she doesn’t want to lose her heart’s desire again…. This is a really good, well written story. It was compelling and interesting, heartfelt and full of feelings. I read it cover to cover in one sitting because I just couldn’t bear the thought of putting it down! I loved the characters so much, they all seemed so real, like friends you haven’t met yet. The leads were perfect for each other and the secondary characters were fun and the perfect people to make the story so wonderful. I liked watching Quinn struggle and grow, learning about herself and her needs. I could sympathize with her becoming lost and adrift while at the same time completely understanding Kennedy’s hopes and concerns. I worried and rooted for them both and wanted the best for them. I would have liked it if Quinn would have talked more to Kennedy sooner but I understand why she didn’t… Im just glad Kennedy didn’t call everything off! This is the perfect read for a lazy summer day!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Aleana Harris

    I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review. Quinn has spent her whole life training to become a Olympian and now that she achieving her goals she doesn’t know what her life going to be after this. When Quinn and Kennedy meet again to catch up while she in town for her brother wedding. Quinn realize the reason none of her dates work out because the sparks she felt was there until she saw Kennedy again and this time she not going to let th I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review. Quinn has spent her whole life training to become a Olympian and now that she achieving her goals she doesn’t know what her life going to be after this. When Quinn and Kennedy meet again to catch up while she in town for her brother wedding. Quinn realize the reason none of her dates work out because the sparks she felt was there until she saw Kennedy again and this time she not going to let the only girl she loves walk away again. I really enjoy it second chance at a love you never really forgotten learning who you want to be the secondary characters were great to loved the called backs from the first book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    S

    First off I would like to thank Morgan Lee Miller, Bold strokes books and Netgalley for the Advanced readers Copy. I wont lie. I was worried about this book. This is book 2 in the series, if you have not read the first book then get on it as it was great. You could read this as a stand alone but you would miss so much in the feelings. So back to being worried. I loved book one. I liked it so much I re-read it. When I was awarded this arc I decided to read them as one book and see how it went. I First off I would like to thank Morgan Lee Miller, Bold strokes books and Netgalley for the Advanced readers Copy. I wont lie. I was worried about this book. This is book 2 in the series, if you have not read the first book then get on it as it was great. You could read this as a stand alone but you would miss so much in the feelings. So back to being worried. I loved book one. I liked it so much I re-read it. When I was awarded this arc I decided to read them as one book and see how it went. I liked the first book as much on the re read and then got right into book 2. As the first book was so good, could book 2 do it justice? This book takes place a few years after book 1 and flows so well. It does not miss a beat and I found myself not wanting it to end. This very well may be better than the first book in my mind. I am not doing spoilers but if you read the first and liked it you will love book 2. 5 stars from me and I cant wait to see what's next for Morgan Lee Miller.

  9. 4 out of 5

    ida

    Rep: lesbian MCs, MC with depression, lesbian side characters ------------------------------ E-ARC kindly provided by the publisher. ------------------------------ ”I closed my eyes and inhaled a long breath that filled me up with the smell of her. My heart dropped. She still smelled the same.” Quinn Hughes, professional swimmer, has a lot of things going for her in her life. She’s qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo, her years of training have finally paid off. She’s quickly approaching the height o Rep: lesbian MCs, MC with depression, lesbian side characters ------------------------------ E-ARC kindly provided by the publisher. ------------------------------ ”I closed my eyes and inhaled a long breath that filled me up with the smell of her. My heart dropped. She still smelled the same.” Quinn Hughes, professional swimmer, has a lot of things going for her in her life. She’s qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo, her years of training have finally paid off. She’s quickly approaching the height of her career, and she’s only 23! Then, on the eve of her going to the Olympics, her ex girlfriend from high school who Quinn hasn’t seen in literal years shows up in her life again and things in her life take a very different turn.. A couple of years ago I read All the Worlds Between Us by this same author, a.k.a. the first book in this series. I LOVED that book, rated it highly and moved on. Roll on 2020 and I saw All The Paths to You on Netgalley, read the premise somewhat lazily and requested it never realizing it was the follow up to All The Worlds Between Us (yes, I’m a big dummy sometimes). However, all the while I thought the name of the author sounded familiar…as did the characters’ names and whatnot. When I realized how it all was connected, I was incredibly happy! This book is like, the follow-up book I didn’t know I needed but that I definitely do! I generally have a hard time reviewing romances because I feel you pretty much always know what’s going to happen going into the book. Like, that’s the premises of romances, it comes with the territory. Therefore, I’m not really going to write this review like I normally do. Instead, I’m going to simply list my thoughts on this book. Also, before I do that I just want to say: I really enjoyed myself with this book! It was strangely exactly what I was in the mood for today, meaning I absolutely devoured it. I loved this f/f romance, it was cute and I learned that second chance romances are apparently something I enjoy, despite me never ever having any strong feelings for them either way. Okay, anyways, here are my hopefully at least semi-coherent thoughts on this book: - I do like Quinn as a narrator. I think she feels real, and by that I mean she has a well-defined personality. I also think she feels flawed; I rolled my eyes so much in the first two chapters because I felt like she was tethering super closely to being all ~not like other girls~, which luckily went away never to return after those chapters. She also has some insecurities and bad coping mechanisms which I liked about her. - This book made me, a self proclaimed hater of sports™, care about sports. Even sporting events that were purely fictional. That in and of itself is impressive. - I LOVED the mutual pining that had been going on for years!! And all the WAVES OF FEELINGS AND CUTENESS. At times I definitely felt like the story was moving too quickly and I sometimes felt the story could have used more flesh than just the romance but I Still Felt All The Feelings. My god, Kennedy and Quinn are such a cute couple, I love them!! I ship them so much it isn’t even funny. Their chemistry is through the roof to be honest. - I haven’t read too much NA lit in my days and this book made me realize how much I love reading about younger adults in books that actually deal with adult themes?? I’m not talking about sex though because honestly I’m very indifferent about sex scenes in general but I loved seeing characters going to grad school, moving in together, having proper jobs!! All without being too old for me to identify with, that is. - This book used lesbian as a label to describe multiple characters – both main and side characters - which is awesome!! - The way this book really incorporated real world events (like the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, being one) and real world elements like TV-shows, internet phenomena etc was very enjoyable to me. I love a certain amount of realism in my books. - I was literally on the edge of my seat on multiple occasions during this book because I wanted Quinn to win so badly, haha. I think I have a thing for sports romances now! - I think the balance between angst and cutesy fluff was good. - Literally The Only Thing I didn’t like about this book was its obsession with hair on legs and hairy legs?? I don’t get how that is such a big deal, and apparently one big enough to have the main character make fun of it a few times. So, to sum up my thoughts a little bit: I did actually really like this book, I would and will recommend it to others and I’m going to keep my eyes open to what this author comes out with next.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Even though I don't read a lot of New Adult type books, I had been so impressed by Hammer Strings and Beautiful Things that I picked this one up. I was definitely not disappointed. Ms Miller has a very deft hand at portraying the uncertainty and doubt of young adulthood without infantilizing her characters. Although they were in a relationship during high school, Quinn and Kennedy separated as they both pursued college. Despite the separation, the connection they had lingered and when they meet Even though I don't read a lot of New Adult type books, I had been so impressed by Hammer Strings and Beautiful Things that I picked this one up. I was definitely not disappointed. Ms Miller has a very deft hand at portraying the uncertainty and doubt of young adulthood without infantilizing her characters. Although they were in a relationship during high school, Quinn and Kennedy separated as they both pursued college. Despite the separation, the connection they had lingered and when they meet again, both struggle with whether to re-kindle the relationship. Both Quinn and Kennedy are fully rounded characters - young and trying to find their place in the world and with each other - but there's a wonderful realism and developing maturity that makes both the characters and the storyline fascinating. There's a wonderful chemistry between the two - the romance is sweet and the two characters are endearing. Told from Quinn's POV, you experience the thrills and doubt from her side and it's a bit of a rollercoaster but it adds to the complexity and realism of Quinn. As an Olympic swimmer, Quinn's life is completely structured around training and the goal of medalling at the summer games to the detriment of what happens if/when she achieves it. As she struggles with defining herself outside of the sport, Ms Miller nails the self doubt and uncertainty - making Quinn the hero a fallible and real person. There's a realistic portrayal of Quinn's struggle that makes this a poignant journey for her as she tries to figure out who she wants to be once she's achieved the goal she has spent most of her life chasing. There's definitely a romance in this book, but I think the character study of Quinn comes out as the stronger theme. As a side note, I broke my cardinal rule of reading a series in order - but I had no idea that this was a sequel. Even without reading the first book (I'll definitely be going back to read the first one), All the Paths to You stands on its own and is a really well written story.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mirtha Siblesz

    Loved it! Read the first book and hoped for a sequel. Got the sequel three days ago and just finished it! I loved this book as much as the first one. Maybe even more! Quinn and Kennedy are 23 year old young women now and going through all the angst of young adulthood while struggling with the possibility of getting their second chance after five years since they made their pact to try to be together again after they both had finished college and their lives were more in sync. Quinn is days from le Loved it! Read the first book and hoped for a sequel. Got the sequel three days ago and just finished it! I loved this book as much as the first one. Maybe even more! Quinn and Kennedy are 23 year old young women now and going through all the angst of young adulthood while struggling with the possibility of getting their second chance after five years since they made their pact to try to be together again after they both had finished college and their lives were more in sync. Quinn is days from leaving for Tokyo for the Olympics (that was weird since they’re postponed for a year). Their timing was off (again) but when Quinn returns they start on the relationship they have both waited for five years. Quinn is struggling with depression which is typical for young people who have reached their goals and don’t know what to do next but with Kennedy’s love she finally is at the point for the HEA to come to fruition. A very sweet story all the way through. Perhaps we can have a third installment about the wedding with Kennedy’s point of view this time. Well done!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    I loved this book, I have a soft spot for swimming and used to dream about being an Olympic swimmer when I was younger so this book caught my eye. Its the story of Quinn who is an Olympic swimmer and Kennedy whom she has known since she was 7 and been in love with for all that time. They kissed in high school and agreed to meet up again after college, the book starts there and follows the reconnection and a familiar romance narrative. The other story and context is Quinn's efforts to train for t I loved this book, I have a soft spot for swimming and used to dream about being an Olympic swimmer when I was younger so this book caught my eye. Its the story of Quinn who is an Olympic swimmer and Kennedy whom she has known since she was 7 and been in love with for all that time. They kissed in high school and agreed to meet up again after college, the book starts there and follows the reconnection and a familiar romance narrative. The other story and context is Quinn's efforts to train for the Tokyo Olympics (obviously this was written before they were cancelled), how she is determined to show how she can win and then how she has depression afterwards. Not a story that is often told but one that is portrayed here with empathy and compassion for how this young woman who has been putting her life on hold to train, now wonders whet to do with herself, particularly as retirement is not that far away around 30. I like romances that have believable characters, a good story arc but also an absorbing subplot and this book hits all three. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in a=exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I loved the first book of the series. I enjoy YA books and I was looking forward to this sequel especially since the last book ended in a 'to be continued' kind of way. So, I really wanted to like it. However, that was not really the case. I liked that we got to see more of Quinn's swimming career and a bit of Kennedy's time since they left high school. However, I found myself not connecting with Quinn which was bad since this is a first person book. I actually found Kennedy a lot more interesti I loved the first book of the series. I enjoy YA books and I was looking forward to this sequel especially since the last book ended in a 'to be continued' kind of way. So, I really wanted to like it. However, that was not really the case. I liked that we got to see more of Quinn's swimming career and a bit of Kennedy's time since they left high school. However, I found myself not connecting with Quinn which was bad since this is a first person book. I actually found Kennedy a lot more interesting and I would have liked to see more of her. I enjoyed their interactions but again, since the book is first person it was mostly about Quinn and her struggles which while valid, I just wasn't very interested in her character. Again, this is a complete personal opinion and I am sure this would be a story many readers would enjoy. I received this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  14. 4 out of 5

    Penelope

    An honest review thanks to NetGalley. I have both been dreading and looking forward to this book. The first one had me bawling my eyes out and gasping for air at the angst the author put forth. Which is me saying that you MUST read the first before picking this one up. I have been waiting for the second book the minute I finished the first knowing that there was more to Quinn and Kennedy then what we were left with. This was even better then what I wanted, again I cried. I love Miller's writing An honest review thanks to NetGalley. I have both been dreading and looking forward to this book. The first one had me bawling my eyes out and gasping for air at the angst the author put forth. Which is me saying that you MUST read the first before picking this one up. I have been waiting for the second book the minute I finished the first knowing that there was more to Quinn and Kennedy then what we were left with. This was even better then what I wanted, again I cried. I love Miller's writing style and how she can extend the characters emotions right through me. Outstanding!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tedi

    I wanted to loved this story. Getting to read from the perspective of a successful female athlete about her journey at the Olympics and after was interesting, and made even better by the fact that she was queer. The relationship story was set up to be interesting but the pacing of the relationship timeline with the pacing of the story timeline felt off to me. I also really struggled with the writing style and felt like i was being overwhelmed with minute details that didn’t help move the story fo I wanted to loved this story. Getting to read from the perspective of a successful female athlete about her journey at the Olympics and after was interesting, and made even better by the fact that she was queer. The relationship story was set up to be interesting but the pacing of the relationship timeline with the pacing of the story timeline felt off to me. I also really struggled with the writing style and felt like i was being overwhelmed with minute details that didn’t help move the story forward. I wanted to love this but it didn’t quite hit the mark for me.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Coudeville

    This caught me a bit by surprise. I didn't expect there to be a sequel, but I'm glad there was one. I was surprised by how quickly the Olympics happened in this book, I hadn't expected that until more towards the end but it all ended up making sense. (view spoiler)[ This book became a lot heavier than I thought with the depression storyline, but I really liked reading about it. I actually wonder how often this happens to athletes. And I absolutely LOVED the ending. I'm glad she waited a while to This caught me a bit by surprise. I didn't expect there to be a sequel, but I'm glad there was one. I was surprised by how quickly the Olympics happened in this book, I hadn't expected that until more towards the end but it all ended up making sense. (view spoiler)[ This book became a lot heavier than I thought with the depression storyline, but I really liked reading about it. I actually wonder how often this happens to athletes. And I absolutely LOVED the ending. I'm glad she waited a while to propose. They needed to get their lives back on track first. (hide spoiler)]

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    Gah! What a perfect sequel. I really loved this series. I really loved the realness of the struggles that Quinn and Kennedy faced together. Depression isn’t easy and I don’t feel like it’s talked about enough. There were happy moments, sad moments and moments that had me smiling from ear to ear. Definitely would recommend!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Seb

    This was REALLY cute. I'll be honest and say that I didn't read the first book, because I didn't realize this was a sequel. It wasn't a problem, though, and in many ways, this reads like a stand alone. The MC is an Olympic caliber swimmer who peaks in her career and is starting to struggle, around the same time her ex-girlfriend from high school makes a reappearance in her life and the two rekindle their romance. I was a bit of a jock in high school, so I love fiction where the MC is an athlete, This was REALLY cute. I'll be honest and say that I didn't read the first book, because I didn't realize this was a sequel. It wasn't a problem, though, and in many ways, this reads like a stand alone. The MC is an Olympic caliber swimmer who peaks in her career and is starting to struggle, around the same time her ex-girlfriend from high school makes a reappearance in her life and the two rekindle their romance. I was a bit of a jock in high school, so I love fiction where the MC is an athlete, because it helps me sort of relive the excitement through them. I was never a swimmer, but I definitely got very into the swimming plots in this. I will say the Olympic thread happens very quickly and I was shocked by how it's almost brushed over. The book recaptured my attention, though, and I wound up equally invested with the struggles of practice and the other, not as recognizable competitions. I really enjoyed the girlfriends in this and thought they made a super cute couple. The final scene is seriously one of the cutest things I've read in a while. Outside of the romance, I loved the plot line of athletes needing to be at our best mentally and valuing our mental health to give our best physical performance. That wasn't emphasized nearly enough when I played sports and I'm glad to see an athlete go through that journey, even if it's a fictional one.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Laura Halcom

    This book gives you a lot of insight into the hard life that Olympians lead. There can be great rewards, but there are also great sacrifices.

  20. 4 out of 5

    XR

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love how Quinn and Kennedy's story is told through two books, because there's no rushing a story like theirs. I'm such a sucker for lurve.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Althea

    I’m not exactly where to star with this review without absolutely gushing about how much I adored and appreciated this book! I was so lucky to receive and e-Arc of All the Worlds Between Us from Netgalley last year and fell in love with Quinn and Kennedy straight away! To this day it’s still one of my absolute favourite ‘high school f/f romance books’ (if that categorisation makes any sense at all)! Of course, when I saw a sequel was announced I pre-ordered it straight away and I was so kindly a I’m not exactly where to star with this review without absolutely gushing about how much I adored and appreciated this book! I was so lucky to receive and e-Arc of All the Worlds Between Us from Netgalley last year and fell in love with Quinn and Kennedy straight away! To this day it’s still one of my absolute favourite ‘high school f/f romance books’ (if that categorisation makes any sense at all)! Of course, when I saw a sequel was announced I pre-ordered it straight away and I was so kindly approved for a Netgalley e-Arc of the sequel not long after (and subsequently screamed about it on Twitter)! I absolutely loved how the first book ended (despite being a self-proclaimed hater of open endings) so I was so excited to find out what happened to Quinn and Kennedy after they agreed to go their separate ways and I think the fact that I devoured it in a day just shows how much I loved this book! This book takes place five years after the events of the first, with Quinn having graduated with a psychology degree and training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (strange that it’s become almost an alternate history!) and Kennedy living in New York, studying for a masters degree. The growth of the two main characters throughout the book (and from the first book) was so refreshing to see and I loved that they existed as their own people outside of the relationship (which, unfortunately, I haven’t really seen in romance books recently). I also loved the addition of new side characters, Talia, Lillian, Amira and Taylor, and I loved how Quinn’s mentor-like relationship with Taylor grew after how she saw herself in the younger girl. Of course, the romance was absolutely chef’s kiss amazing! You could feel the connection and the yearning between Kennedy and Quinn from the first chapter, it was almost palpable. They were each other’s rocks through difficult times and I was rooting for them the whole way through! When I tell you I could not put this book down, I’m not lying – I was speeding through the pages dying to read the next adorable kiss scene (and let’s be real, the sex scenes were amazing!) and their banter was hilarious – sometimes I feel that when I read banter in books it feels so artificial but Morgan Lee Miller has done a fantastic job of making it so realistic! And of course there’s the ending – I screamed!! It was so perfect and so, so adorable – I couldn’t have asked for a better ending!! Halfway through reading I tweeted that it felt like this book had been written for me, and I think that’s one of the reasons why I loved it so much. So many times I could see myself and my girlfriend, and our relationship, reflected in Quinn and Kennedy. I have played rugby for ten years now and have often felt the same kind of burnout and depression from the sport that Quinn faces in the book, and I am so thankful for how Morgan Lee Miller dealt with the topic in such a true to life and also very sensitive manner, which was both very hopeful and discussed therapy in a very positive light. I know this has maybe been super rambly and not very detailed but I always find it hardest to (coherently) review books that I adore. I can strongly say that this is one of my new favourite books (and series) and is definitely a contender for my favourite book of the year so far! I’m sad this series has ended (I would give my left arm for another sequel/a spinoff/a novella) but I’m so happy I had the chance to read it and I don’t think I could ever recommend it enough!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shameika

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cody

  25. 5 out of 5

    M

  26. 5 out of 5

    Desmonique Stubbs

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sparks1977

  28. 5 out of 5

    nerdy girl

  29. 4 out of 5

    Suzzette Montgomery

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Bowman-Clare

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