All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey
Series: Kowalski Family, Book 5
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 188 pages
Review copy from publisher via NetGalley
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?
Deb’s Review :
All He Ever Desired is the fifth book in the Kowalski Family series by Shannon Staceyand is another excellent addition to the Kowalski Family series. I can tell you, without hesitation, that Shannon Stacey is one of my all time favorite contemporary romance author. She has her fans feel the emotions, fun, and love that her characters feel. This in turn makes her a delightful author.
The Kowalski Family, are a family that is based on a true family mix of Love, Loyalty, Faith.
Ryan as the head male character gives as good as he gets and then some… *smiles* Now that he is back, older and wiser or so that is what he thought. There is one person that he cannot let go, her name is Laura.
Laura, for me is a powerhouse heroine. She has a lot going for her, way too many male troubles in her life but I think she does well. I would have wanted just a bit more from her, on a personal level, to be able to understand how her life was before meeting Ryan again.
I have to say though the first few chapters, I thought moved slow but after that the story picked up nicely. Ryan and Laura are fun together; they had me smiling more than once.
There are so many things to enjoy about All He Ever Desired The Kowalski‘s Coming together for Paige and Mitch’s wedding, The getting to know you feel with Nick. (Who I think should get a story) He seems a bit lost to me, I hope him and Ryan continue to bond. I have to applaud Ms. Stacey on how well the character Nick turned out.
Secondary Characters were just as much fun as always. I adore Rosie and Andy. The next book releasing is Josh and Katie’s story. I cannot wait.
So if you want to know what the entire buzz is about over the Kowalski Family go check it out.
Shannon Stacey will become a staple to your reading library.
I know some say you can read these out of order, but a last I am anal; I think they should be read in order. (My opinion)
Rated 4 Stilettos by Deb!