All He Ever Needed
(Kowalski Family #4)
Born to Roam
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 running the family lodge, he’s intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn’t need a man—for anything. If there’s one thing Mitch can’t resist, it’s a challenge, especially a beautiful one.
Looking for Home
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.
Mitch won’t stay put for a woman, and Paige won’t chase after a man—they’re the perfect match for a no-strings fling. Until they realize the amazing sex has become anything but casual…
I've read the entire Kowalski series so far. I devoured book 1 and gave it a huge five stars. Book 2 received four stars and that was mainly due to my phobia of children in romance stories. And Book 3 was 4.5 stars. The series is awesome. As quoted from my review on Exclusively Yours its "a masterpiece of contemporary perfection."
In All He Ever Needed, I could feel the same mix of great writing and romantic flare, unfortunately it just didn't grab me like the other books in the series. The connection wasn't quite strong enough and I spent the first half of the book wondering when the romance would begin.
I realise the story wasn't meant to be "wham bam, thank you ma'am" but when they were doing their initial flirting I didn't feel dragged into the emotion. I wanted a little more of the lingering looks and sultry smiles.
When I finally reached the 50% mark, that was when the addiction hit. I wanted to devour the rest and in true Shannon Stacey fashion, the story ended with a sigh worthy happily ever after.
Mitch and Paige were both loveable characters. Mitch is your typical town bike. He's been ridden by all the ladies in town and he must be good at it, because they are certainly keen for more. And Paige has the troubled past. I did fall in love with them both, I just would have enjoyed the story a lot more if it concentrated more on their growing connection instead of back story or information about side characters.
All in all, it was an enjoyable read. Smooth and easy, well written and warm. But for me it didn't hit the mark of the first three books in the series.
This book was given to me by Netgalley in return for an honest review.
3 out of 5