Monday, August 9, 2010

Review! All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins


All I Ever Wanted
Kristan Higgins
HQN Books 
July 27, 2010 
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….
 All I Ever Wanted is seriously one of the loveliest books I've read in a long time! Lately, I had been in a bit of a funk and so I was hoping All I Ever Wanted would get me out of it but it did more than that. It's a lovely story about love and finding someone to spend your life with and I enjoyed every single word. I can't tell you how many times I teared up and laughed so hard! Callie is an unbelievable character! She's so bubbly and positive and I could totally see myself in her. Something she said really resonated with me - page 252 

             Sometimes, being an optimist was quite the fucking effort.

I had to reread that line a few times because it so describes how I've felt at times. This story hit me on a personal level. Callie tries so hard to be happy and nice and make everyone like her and I could see that all she wanted was for someone to love her. From the beginning, I loved her character and until the end, I was cheering for her 100%! All I Ever Wanted is an emotional roller-coaster that will make you sigh in happiness and give you hope in finding love. I had never read a book by Higgins before and this one was an amazing way to start because I will certainly be reading more of her works in the future! Highly enjoyable story with unforgettable characters, I really recommend All I Ever Wanted! 

Lush Rating: 5!

4 comments:

Patti (Book Addict) said...

Glad to see you liked it - I picked this one up last weekend as I am a huge KH fan. I'm looking forward to reading this one soon.

Fiction Vixen said...

Oh, wow, a 5 huh? I will have to take a second look at this one. The cover bothers me for some reason, and I passed it by. Sad huh? I know. :)

Wendy said...

Patti - Yay, hope you like it oo!

FV - The cover's on the weak side but the story's sooo sweet! :)

Christine said...

I love Kristan Higgins' romances. I just bought this one and have it on the nightstand. I can't wait to get to it... it looks like a big hit with so many readers!!!

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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