Book Review: “All I Ever Wanted” by Higgins

“All I Ever Wanted” is a romance novel by Kristan Higgins and was published in 2010 by Harlequin.  The book is written in the first person from the heroines point of view.  I received the book in a free box of books.  I am not being paid for my review in anyway.

Book Synopsis (back cover summary):

The heroine has to come to grips with turning thirty. Her boyfriend/boss in her opinion is way overdue with a proposal. He on the other hand is chasing after the daughter of one of the companies largest clients. His new romance also comes to work at the company despite knowing almost nothing about advertising.  The heroine decides to get her ex’s attention with another man. The towns new, single, aloof veterinarian. While she tries to get him out of his shell she ends up falling for him.

Rating Legend: 1-Didn’t like it 2-It was alright, 3-I liked it, 4-It was pretty good/well done, 5-It was excellent

Ratings (1-5 scale):

Overall: 2.5
Heroine: 2
Hero: 1.5
Read another book by this author: Maybe; if it showed up in a free box of books.

The heroine talks to herself, and gives that little voice in her head well known names. The smarter, sensible voice in her head was named Michelle Obama; while the more emotional voice was named Betty Boop. The hero is shy and standoffish.

At 410 pages the book could have been shorter.  It seemed to drag on and some parts seemed as if the author just needed to fill the pages. With all of the extra characters not enough time was spent on developing the romance between the hero and heroine. It would have been nice to have the hero pursue the heroine more. The sub-plot with her parents rekindling their relationship seemed unnecessary. There were too many cultural references. There was a fair amount of bad language in the novel. The author tried to pick humorous situations; yet came up short in my opinion.

Related blog post: Roseylinn: Recycled Book Reading Challenge  and the creator of the Recycled Book Reading Challenge: LifeExperimenting Blog Recycled Book Reading Challenge Post Updated on 12/2 to add in links to the related blog posts.


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