Clare Dugmore’s dual-POV contemporary romance
ALL IT TAKES is out now,
exclusively on Amazon Kindle, and in paperback.
Title: All It Takes
February 14, 2017
All It Takes is one night to change the rest of their lives.
Graduating Uni, travelling Europe and buying her own place –
these are on Megan Green’s to-do list.
At just twenty-two, becoming a mother isn’t.
Fast cars, expensive clothes and bedding a different women
every night – this is how Kian Murphy spends his time when not in the MMA ring.
Pre-natal scans and birthing classes are not on his agenda.
After a chance meeting and passionate encounter, Megan finds
herself pregnant with Kian’s child. But with a womanizing reputation, and a
temper that often leads him into trouble, Kian is hardly boyfriend material,
let alone father material.
Now Megan and Kian must work out if they have All It Takes to
turn their one-night-stand into a relationship that will connect them for a
All It Takes is a dual-POV new-adult, contemporary-romance
about responsibility, love and discovering who you are in life.
I signed up to read Clare’s book after seeing the query and story start last year. The hook was great and led me to want more. ALL IT TAKES chronicles the chance relationship that develops between Kian a MMA fighter and Megan a University student in her senior year. I enjoyed the story and thought Dugmore developed strong characters whose lives were filled with both opportunity and misfortune – navigation is never straightforward and it’s ultimately up to one’s choices. The close perspective allowed the heartfelt emotions to resonate with the reader as the relationship between Kian and Megan struggles to solidify. Dugmore’s deft handling the details of preeclampsia (pregnancy issue) and MMA fighting gave the storyline a strong authenticity.