Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Review: All I Ever Wanted - Kristan Higgins


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.... 

My thoughts:
Edit:This review was written 2 weeks ago when I had that little reviewing funk.

I am still feeling the urge to review in another way. Maybe the same old same old just wont cut it for me anymore.

The Good:
Callie was real, she was warm and she was nice and I liked her. And yes Ian was the opposite, cold, hard to get close to and guarded. But that is why I liked him because he was real too. Everyone is not open and cheerful and willing to fall in love, even willing to go around kissing people. Together they seem like a mess that wont happen, but it's a romance book and it happens and I felt it.

The story:
Crushing over someone who seems like an ass. Trouble at work. Family time and family drama. And taking the step to meet someone else. That is what this book was about and I enjoyed it.

The Bad:
I don't know here. There wasn't anything bad about the book. It was fun, it was cute and at one point it even made me want to cry. So nothing bad. But hey I needed the category anyway.

Recommended for:
Fans of romance and small towns.

Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages: 409
Published: 2010 by Harlequin
Source: My own

52 comments:

  1. I'm a fan of Higgins - love the humor she injects into her novels.

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  2. Are you out of your funk then?! I was in one a couple weeks ago as well, it happens fairly often:) This one sounds cute though, I like that you didn't have much in the "bad" category - always a good sign!

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    1. I am out of the funk :) it was just bad week and I guess I can live with my reviews as they are. I need chaos

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  3. Everyone is not open and cheerful and willing to fall in love, even willing to go around kissing people. Nnnnn....O?Ha, good grief, I thought I am the sole exception...one learns something every day!

    I hope after your funk you will be only better!

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    1. Lol, you are not alone.

      My funk is gone! It was more a reviewing funk. But I realize that I need chaos in my reviews to thrive

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  4. This sounds like a book I would like!

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  5. I'm a fan of romance and small towns so this one sounds good.

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  6. YEAH! I think this is the next one I will try by her since I hadn't made up my mind yet :)

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    1. And it was my first one :D I had to try her books!

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  7. I love it when two opposites attract and it actually works.

    Its okay. I think everyone has been in a funk lately.

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    1. And my funk seemed to continue as I am so freaking late with reviews ;)

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  8. Yeah, all sorts of people are in reading funks and slumps lately...

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  9. Nothing bad, huh? It still isn't really grabbing my attention though.

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    1. Can't help you there, just trust your gut

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  10. This sounds good! Adding to my list!

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  11. Sounds like a damn good read! :)

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  12. Crushing over an ass? That is an interesting way to put it! I liked this review, entertaining and concise!

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    1. Oh. lol, I had not noticed that.

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  13. I have been in a review funk too. I rather not have to think about what I'm writing. I hope it passes for us soon. LOL

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  14. I love your reviews. You always make me smile. So, stop worrying!

    I have been wanting to read one of her books for some time. I can't believe I haven't especially considering there are dogs on the covers. :) This one looks like a sweet read.

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    1. She has a dog, he has a good, doglovers! :) You would enjoy it.

      And yay for them making you smile

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  15. It sounds like a charming book, and if it nearly made you cry and you liked everything about it...well that's enough for me to keep it in mind. :)

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    1. There was this one part..I shall say no more. But yes it was good :)

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  16. I'm not a big romanc fan so not sure this is for me!

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  17. this is one of the few contemporary romance books that i've really liked. it was so sweet! i need to read some more from this author.

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    1. I did love that, the sweetness :)

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  18. I like Kristan Higgins, but haven't read this one, yet. I may add it to my never-ending-TBR.

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    1. Lol, oh those piles, they are too high

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  19. Oh I didn't know this book, but it sounds like a pleasant read. I think I'll add it on my wishlist. It's been a while since I read a good contempory romance.

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    1. They are fun to read now and then :) A bit of sweetness that feels nearer

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  20. Karen who guest reviews on my blog recommends Kristan Higgins for a fun, sweet read and yep that's nice every now and again

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    1. Fun and sweet are sure the words for her books :)

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  21. I love you quirkiness!! I still have to read her books and I have no excuse not too because I have 2 of her books on my Kindle!

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    1. Thank you :) I love being quirky
      Yay, i hope you like them

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  22. This one sounds cute. *Adds to my TBR list.*:)

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  23. Seems like a fun romance read and perfect for me this summer :)

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    1. That it sure would be good for :)

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  24. This books seems like the perfect for me right in this moment in time. I'm definitely wanting to read it. It sounds simple but good.

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    1. Lol! Well I do hope you will enjoy this sweet story!

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  25. Sounds like a good romance! I've been in the mood for just this kind of book so I'm adding it to my TBR list right now :)

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