Sunday, March 3, 2013

Book Review: "All He Ever Desired" by Shannon Stacey

Book Description:

A SECOND SHOT AT FIRST LOVE — After college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family -- owned Northern Star Lodge and he's forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal -- and learns the boy is Lauren's son...

The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort him to Ryan's door every day to work off his crime.

With all this close contact, Ryan and Lauren can't deny the chemistry between them is as powerful as ever. But can a few searing kisses erase their past and pave the way for a second chance at true love?

My thoughts:

This is the fifth book in the Kowalski series.  When I started reading this series the first three came out at once.  I thought that was going to be it.  Then I read on her website she was writing more - YES!!!

This book follows Ryan as he comes back to the family lodge to help restore it.  He is forced to deal with his past with Lauren Carpenter when her son vandalizes the lodge and starts to work off the debt there.  There is no denying the chemistry between the two.  But a lot has changed through the years.  Can they work through it?

I loved this book just as well as I have the others in the series.  The author has a way to get you interested and not want you to put the book down.  As I discussed in my other post "Reading Rut"  I didn't have enough time to read, so this made reading this book hard as I didn't want to put it down, but yet I didn't have time.

Yesterday I had to spend some time at the Urgent Care Center and got it done - so Happy!  Not happy that I had to go there, but it was so good I couldn't put down and had the time to read it.

If you haven't checked out Shannon Stacey - you should check her website.  She is a fairly new author I think.  I am a fan.  As I am sure I said before in my other reviews of these books, if you like Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, and Susan Wiggs - give her a chance.

Happy Reading!!


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