Reader Review: This book kept me interested and I had a hard time putting this one down. I really liked the characters and found their relationships/interactions very enjoyable. Actually cried a little during this book. Again if you are expected any steamy sceens you won't get any in this book. Overall great book.
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....
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|Title of eBook: All I Ever Wanted|
|Release Date: 07-27-2010|
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All I Ever Wanted
But here's the thing. The deer always freezes, as we all know, hence the expression like a deer caught in the headlights. The deer and I (Callie Grey, age thirty as of 9:34 this very morning) are well aware that the pickup truck is going to hit us. But we just stand there, waiting for the inevitable, whether it's a pickup truck (in the deer's case) or a man walking athletically toward me (in mine), perpetual smile in place, his brown hair carelessly curling, those gorgeous, dancing dark eyes. I waited, doe-eyed. It was all really too bad, because outside of Mark's influence, I was not at all a deer about to be run down. I was much more of an adorable, perky hedgehog or something.
"Hey." Mark grinned.
Bam! We have impact. The sunlight streamed through the windows of the old brick office building in which Mark and I worked, illuminating him so that he looked like something painted by Michelangelo. To make him even more appealing, he was wearing an old sweater vest his mom knitted for him years ago, shapeless and faded but something he just couldn't part with. A good son and a sex god.
It was as if there were two Callies… the smarter, more sensible self (I pictured her as Michelle Obama), and the dopey, in love part…Betty Boop. Would that Michelle could give Betty Boop a brisk slap, followed by some vigorous shaking. Alas, Betty just sat there, enthralled, as the First Lady snorted in disgust.
"Hi," I said, feeling my face warm. You'd think that four years of seeing him almost daily would have built...
Title: All I Ever Wanted June 10, 2012 This is one of the sweetest books ever. I loved the family dynamics. Although everyone in Callie's family is a little quirky, or maybe because they are, their relationships are great and made me tear up when they weren't making me laugh. Ian's also a dream hero. Sensitive but shy, he had me melting along with Callie.
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 6 Rating(s) 4 Review(s)
Reviewer: A reader from Philadelphia, PA USA
June 10, 2012
This is one of the sweetest books ever. I loved the family dynamics. Although everyone in Callie's family is a little quirky, or maybe because they are, their relationships are great and made me tear up when they weren't making me laugh. Ian's also a dream hero. Sensitive but shy, he had me melting along with Callie.
January 27, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from Idaho, USA
I give this book 4 1/2 stars.
This is my first book by Kristan Higgins and I must say, I totally enjoyed reading it. I really liked how she wrote on all the characters especially the main characters Callie and Ian. I liked how Callie rationalized with herself as I always do that.
This book had me tearing, laughing and smiling. There were just so many moments in the story that you can relate to. One part that I didn't see it coming was Ian's ex wife. That was a funny twist but of coz it was a struggle for Ian. I can feel his pain.
Well I'm definitely checking her other books and can't wait to read more.
September 30, 2011
Reviewer: A reader from YANKTON, SD USA
This book kept me interested and I had a hard time putting this one down. I really liked the characters and found their relationships/interactions very enjoyable. Actually cried a little during this book. Again if you are expected any steamy sceens you won't get any in this book. Overall great book.
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August 1, 2011
This is a delightful story that is at times a riot (the laughing out loud in public kind of humor) and at others poignantly sad. Callie makes the most of what life hands her but doesn't take a stand for herself when it comes to the men in her life. When she finally learns she's just fine as is, she manages to get all she ever wanted.
I wasn't expecting this book to be so cleverly written and with such humor. Callie's family and friends provide much comic relief throughout the story, which balances the unfairness surrounding her in her work and love life. Her triumph over a pointless unrequited love for Mark is a journey that you'll find equally as frustrating as the success in the end. Even Ian has his flaws but has the sense to look deeper than what Callie provides on the surface.
This wasn't the light fare I was expecting and it was a delight to read. I highly recommend this book and I plan to read more from this author.
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