I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Shannon Stacey
Released: November 19, 2012
Series: Kowalski Family #5
Published by Carina Press
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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