ARC Review: All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey

Posted November 19, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 11 Comments

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ARC Review: All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey
All He Ever Desired
by Shannon Stacey

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 19, 2012
Series: Kowalski Family #5
Published by Carina Press
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
 

 

Stacey builds on that past in a way that further solidifies how well they work together. She simply doesn’t make a backstory for them and hope that readers accept that they belong together. She works hard to show readers that this is the case. I have to admire that. ~ Under the Covers

Lauren Carpenter once had a beautiful family. Now she and her husband are divorced and their son is an emotional teenager. Keeping her head up is a hard task when all she wants to do is simply catch a break. But when Ryan Kowalski returns to Whitford to help his family restore the Northern Star Lodge, Lauren finds that her heart has never really let Ryan go.

Ryan and Lauren have an interesting past. All is revealed as you read the book, but I have to say that Shannon Stacey really impressed me with this story. Not only was the writing free-flowing and well-written, but there seemed to be a lot of heart in it as well. Ryan and Lauren are up against their past, yet Stacey builds on that past in a way that further solidifies how well they work together. She simply doesn’t make a backstory for them and hope that readers accept that they belong together. She works hard to show readers that this is the case. I have to admire that.

Nick, Lauren’s son is a great addition to this book. I loved that he was both loving and crazy. I think it also brought out a lot of Lauren and Ryan’s character as well. It displayed their parenting techniques, their core beliefs and also how well they fit with each other.

ALL HE EVER DESIRED is definitely one of my favorites of this series, but I have a feeling that the next book might just steal my heart!

*ARC provided by Netgalley

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About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her favorite activities are writing romance and really random tweets when she’s not riding her ATV. She loves mud, books, football & watching way too much TV.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Nice review, Annie! I completely LOVED this book and am so looking forward to Josh’s story. I’m hoping it will sweep me off my feet and solidify my place in Shannon Stacey’s fangirl-dom. 🙂

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LOL thanks, looking forward to the next one!

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I’m not a big fan of contemporary romance, but this sounds good, will have to give them a try, thanks for another great review Ann.

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Thanks for checking it out Annette! And maybe you just need a good contemp to kick start a new addiction! 🙂

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Will be checking this series out-thanks Ann!

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Thanks Timitra!!

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks Lori 🙂

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Thanks for the great review! *hangshead* I’ve got the first 3 books buried in my TBR mountain range. Gonna go grab a hard hat and dig ’em out 🙂

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LOL Erin! Be careful and hopefully you end up liking them!

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looks like a lovely read..thanks!