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REVIEW: All I Ever Wanted by Kristin Higgins

Product Description

One Happily-Ever-After Rocking Chair…and no sign of any forthcoming babies to rock in ol' Georgebury, Vermont. For Callie Grey, turning thirty means coming to grips with the fact that her boss (and five-week fling) is way overdue in his marriage proposal. And way off track because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company's new Miss Perfect. If that isn't bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a three-oh birthday bash in the family funeral home.
Bad goes to worse when she stirs up a crazy relationship with the town's not so warm and fuzzy veterinarian, Ian McFarland, in order to flag Mark's attention. So Ian is more comfortable with animals…. So he's formal, orderly and just a bit tense. The ever-friendly, fun-loving and spontaneous Callie decides it's time for Ian to get a personality makeover. But dang, if he doesn't shock the heck out of her, she might actually fall for Vermont's unlikeliest eligible bachelor….

About the Author

Kristan Higgins is the RITA award-winning author of CATCH OF THE DAY and three other romantic comedies. Previously a copywriter, Kristan began writing fiction when her children graced her life with simultaneous much more satisfying than folding laundry. She holds a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross, which enables her to identify dangling participles and quote many great novels. Kristan lives with her family in Connecticut.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373774583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373774586
SOURCE:  FSB Associates


This is my first book by Kristin Higgins and it won't be my last.  I really enjoyed getting to know Callie and at times I wanted to yell at her like you yell at the screen during a horror movie, "Don't Go There!" or "You Better Watch Out!"  but this is a story of Callie finding herself and of course she needs to "go there and not watch out".  Higgins does a great job developing a relationship between Callie and Mark and after you have yelled, "Don't Go There" she does eventually find romance with Ian, the uptight veterinarian. 

There is an unexpected pleasure in Callie's grandfather who has some of the best snarky one liners I have ever read.  I want a book about him next.  Ian doesn't come across as very likable and a little bit mysterious but that does change.  I mean, how can a vet be unlovable?  I enjoyed the reality of this story as well.  There were no forced romantic interludes just to bring up the heat.  There are so many little things I enjoyed about this book but the best part is Bowie, Callie's dog.  Anyone who has a dog as an important love in a heroine's life is my kind of writer. 



  1. Thanks for the great info, it looks like a really cute book.

  2. Great review! Sometimes it is nice to set aside the scary mysteries and pick up a light, fun read like this....

  3. I have loved all of Kristan's books!

  4. I put this one on my wish list.


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