All I Ever Wanted
By Kristan Higgins
Published by HQN Books
August 2010;$7.99US/$9.99CAN; 978-0-373-77458-6
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. . . .
Kristan Higgins, author of All I Ever Wanted, combines real life, true love and lots of laughs in her stories. Her books have received praise and accolades from readers and reviewers alike. Kristan won a Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award in 2008 for Catch of the Day, and received a 2010 nomination for Too Good To Be True. Called "one of the most honest and creative voices in contemporary romance," Kristan is hard at work on her next book. She lives in a small Connecticut town with her heroic firefighter husband, two lovely children, one devoted dog and a regal cat. Kristan loves to hear from readers! Visit her website at http://www.kristanhiggins.com/.
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I do have to say that I absolutely LOVED this book! I was somewhat skeptical at first because I generally love books that are more historically themed and have a hard time liking and actually reading the whole book if it's not historical. All I Ever Wanted is truly a modern day book. Callie the books main character is amazing! You really get to know her and her little "Betty Boop" and "Michelle Obama" mental sidekicks. Although Callie does get the occasional "emotional diarrhea" as someone comments to her, but all in all she is a wonderful woman. I feel that many women could relate to her and her all caring, bubbly, and friendly personality.
At different times in the book I would just start laughing and I have never had one that really made me laugh as may times as this book does. I also had a few tears as well, but there is plenty of laughter to make up for those tears.
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