That’s What He Said Thursday – John Boone – “All In” by Christie Ridgway

That’s What He Said is a weekly meme hosted by @Chapter Break. Here’s the deal: every Thursday, post a line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. Keep in mind, these are direct quotes from dialog in the books. The quote doesn’t have to be romantic – it can be anything spoken by a book boyfriend. Be sure to link up over at Chapter Break as well!


Gemma Marquette isn’t looking for love.  She knows that men don’t stay and it’s time she had a break from relationships and focused on herself and her gift shop.  But, she can’t deny her instant attraction to her super hot neighbor . . .even if he doesn’t seem interested in anything she has to offer, including the treats she baked him as a thank you for fixing her plant stand.

John Boone loves women and having a good time.  But, he doesn’t date.  He doesn’t trust a woman to stay after his mother walked out on him and his father when he was a young child.  But there’s something special about his new neighbor.  Not only is she gorgeous, she generous and kind and he really enjoys spending time with her.

When Gemma suggests a fling, Boone can’t resist.  But what happens when both start having more feelings than they are supposed to? 


Boone is a hardworking guy of few words . . . a total alpha male who shows his emotions through actions more than words.  But, he seems to be changing all kinds of things to make himself worthy of Gemma . .  . and, boy can he kiss!


Read Gemma and Boone’s Story!


All In by Christie Ridgway



Seven Poker Night buddies are very good with their hands…and are about to lose their hearts! Each one comes to learn that only great risk leads to great reward…

John Boone loves women, and avoids focusing on just one until he meets his temporary next-door-neighbor, Gemma Marquette. She’s fancy high heels to his scuffed construction boots and soft pop to his hard rock, yet there’s an attraction that neither can deny. But he also recognizes a woman who wants forever, so he’s determined to keep his hands off until Gemma suggests one way to manage their combustible chemistry…a fling!

Experience has taught Gemma to distrust commitment no matter how much she might desire it, so she’s on a guy hiatus when a handsome, sexy mountain of a man takes notice of her. All those muscles might be too hot to handle, but she finds herself compelled to give it a try…while still holding her heart safe. For as long as she can, that is…


Leave a comment letting me know if you’d fall in love with a man like Boone!  I’d also love to know about any other great romances that should be on my TBR.

2 thoughts on “That’s What He Said Thursday – John Boone – “All In” by Christie Ridgway

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    1. I honestly loved this book and these characters so much more than I thought I would! I was expecting fluff and instead got a fantastic story.


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