ALL I EVER WANTED by Kristan Higgins

July 23, 2010 5 flames 5

Author: Kristan Higgins
Source: FSB Media
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373774583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373774586


One Happily-Ever-After Rocking Chair…

and no sign of any forthcoming babies to rock in ol’ Georgebury, Vermont. For Callie Grey, turning thirty means coming to grips with the fact that her boss (and five-week fling) is way overdue in his marriage proposal. And way off track because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company’s new Miss Perfect. If that isn’t bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a three-oh birthday bash in the family funeral home.

Bad goes to worse when she stirs up a crazy relationship with the town’s not so warm and fuzzy veterinarian, Ian McFarland, in order to flag Mark’s attention. So Ian is more comfortable with animals…. So he’s formal, orderly and just a bit tense. The ever-friendly, fun-loving and spontaneous Callie decides it’s time for Ian to get a personality makeover. But dang, if he doesn’t shock the heck out of her, she might actually fall for Vermont’s unlikeliest eligible bachelor…. 


I love finding great contemporary romance books that capture me from the first page! Author Kristan Higgins did another fantastic job with her newest book All I Ever Wanted!

I loved the laugh out loud dialogue and the sweet and perfectly paced love story of Ian and Callie. Callie seemed a little too cheery at times but I guess if my mother was a mortician, my sister a fertility doctor, and living with a grumpy smart mouth Grandpa, I would try to be cheery all the time as well. Ian seemed a little stuffy and rude at first, but once you read into the story he grows on you and opens up as to why he is like this. I couldn’t stand the characters of Muriel and Mark. I wanted to throw the book at the wall each time I had to read their actions and dialogue! Yet, through everything that Callie and Ian suffer through, the ending left me feeling the flutters of butterflies! Their love was so sweet and the way Ian declares his love for Callie is so typical of his personality. My only two drawbacks really of the story was the ending seemed too fast paced–almost rushed, and the long detailed paragraphs that could have been shortened.

I truly can’t wait to see what the author brings us next time. I have already ordered more of her books to read and loved her writing! A great read for the romance lover at heart!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS

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