Title: All I Ever Wanted
Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
Paperback: 384 pages
About the 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. . . .
Absolutely delightful and witty, All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins is an extremely fun book to read. Filled with quirky characters beginning with the protagonist, Callie Grey who has just turned thirty and realises nothing in her life is going as planned. Higgins takes the reader to Georgebury, Vermont to meet the inhabitants, including Callie’s quirky family and friends. All I Ever Wanted was an absolute delight to read and I caught myself laughing most of the time. Higgins has managed to capture the times in a person’s life where they wish the earth would swallow them whole and make it funny. Higgins’ characters are diverse and quite relatable, so much so the reader will compare the characters to people they know in their lives. Quirky characters coupled with her witty narrative style and fantastic protagonist and the “only comfortable with animals” veterinarian Ian, and Higgins has a laugh out loud funny book. I would recommend All I Ever Wanted to anyone who is looking for a witty and delightfully fun book.
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!
I received a complimentary copy of All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins from FSB Associates. Receiving a review copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.