Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey

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Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon StaceyAll He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey
Series: Kowalski Family #4
Published by HQN
Pub Date: December 18th 2012
Pages: 304
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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3.5 Stars

He won't stay put for a woman, and she won't chase after any man…

Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase—and he likes it that way.

Traveling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. But when he's called home to help with the family lodge, he's intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn't need a man. If there's one thing Mitch can't resist, it's a challenge.

After a nomadic childhood, Paige Sullivan is finally putting down roots. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she lives by the motto "Men are a luxury, not a necessity." But when Mr. Tall, Dark and Hot pulls up a stool in her diner and offers her six weeks of naughty fun with a built-in expiration date, she's tempted to indulge.

They're the perfect match for a no-strings fling. Until they realize their sexy affair has become anything but casual...

I am one of many people who is a huge fan of this series. There’s just something about the Kowalski family that is completely engrossing. These Kowalski’s are the cousins though, and they come with a lot more baggage. Sign me up!

We actually meet Mitch Kowalski in Yours to Keep, and I can honestly say he left me all kinds of intrigued. He carries himself with the confidence of knowing he could get any woman he wants but, thankfully, isn’t actually cocky. So when Paige totally blows him off OF COURSE he’s going to chase her! It was really fun seeing him work a little for her, but it was only a matter of time before she gave in. I mean, the guy is irresistible! Mitch and Paige had great chemistry and I really enjoyed watching them unknowingly fall in love with each other.

I loved the fact that Paige had only been in town two years, yet she’d heard most all stories about teenage Mitch and his…talents. ;) She really did try to ignore him, bless her heart, but there was no way. He’s Mitch! And he has an amazing smile.

The setting of this Kowalski book, and I believe the next few to follow, is different than the first three. We are now in Whitford, Maine, and it is a small town, where everyone knows everybody and all of their business. No secret is safe…which makes for a completely fun setting! I love these type of towns, especially when we get to hear about all the trouble these Kowalskis got into as youngsters. The Kowalski family owns the North Star Lodge in town. It’s been passed down to Mith and his siblings now, and his brother Josh runs it for all of them. I think Josh’s story will turn out to be my favorite…but Ryan’s will probably be the more emotional one. Ryan is another of Mitch’s brothers we meet in this book.

Shannon Stacey writes this series in a way that makes it impossible not to feel part of it. I care about them SO MUCH! I really do! And I’m completely looking forward to reading what comes next.

 

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 two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

8 Responses to “Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey”

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      YES! That’s exactly why I love these type of series. :) I think you should totally check them out!

  1. SaraO@TheLibrarianReads

    But why, oh why, only a 3 star…you said nothing but good…

    P.S. I am a Kowalski lover too. I’ve got this one and the novella stockpiled for the perfect weekend reads ;)

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      LOL! To me, 3 means like! There’s nothing wrong with 3! Now, a 2, that’s when I have some problems.

      • SaraO@TheLibrarianReads

        Fair enough. I’m a lover of a 3 star. Sometimes they’re better than a book that I was hoping would be a 5 star but ends up at 4…Does that make sense?

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