All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins {Stephanie’s Review}

Posted September 21st, 2020 by in *Review / 2 comments

All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins {Stephanie’s Review}All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins
Also by this author: The Next Best Thing, The Best Man
Published by HQN
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 413
Format: eBook, Audiobook
Read in: June 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

For Callie Grey, coming to grips with her age means facing the fact that her boyfriend-slash-boss is way overdue with a marriage proposal. And that she's 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 Big Three-Oh birthday bash…in the family funeral home.

Bad goes to worse when Callie stirs up a relationship with the town's single—yet not so warm and fuzzy—veterinarian, in order to flag Mark's attention. So what if Ian McFarland is more comfortable with animals? So what if he's formal, orderly and just a bit tense? 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 Georgebury, Vermont's unlikeliest eligible bachelor…. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

I had a prompt for my Monopoly TBR board to read a favorite author. It’s no secret that Kristan Higgins is my go to favorite so I picked one of the few remaining back list books that I haven’t read. I chose to read All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins.

I really liked this book. This is what I love about Higgins’s writing. There’s the main character and her love struggles, her sister’s struggles, her parents’s struggles (which spawned the sister’s troubles), and her grandfather’s struggles. It is usually a family affair and so much of that is reflective of actual life.

I think we all have a Mark Rousseau in our history. The guy we loved from afar just waiting to realize how wonderful we were? Thankfully mine wasn’t all that aware of me! (Thank you!!) I loved watching Callie and Ian work through all of their garbage to get to their HEA. Also? I have some strong feelings about Mark, Muriel, AND Fleur. Callie is a bigger person than me.

I loved Callie (plus I learned how to pronounce Calliope by listening to the audio!). I loved them all. I’m a sucker for a grumpy Grampy and this one was no different. The supporting characters were fantastic and added so much to the story.

I’m not as in love with Ian as I typically am with Higgins’s leading men but I’m going to chalk that up to him taking a lot of time to open up. Ian required more time than most but I still ended up loving him!

I’m so glad to still have back listed books that I can go back and pick up. They’re always the right amount of sweet that I need!

Stephanie

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 GoodReads
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