Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: All I Need

All I Need All I Need by Callie Harper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyone who's anyone knows that Callie Harper is a fave of mine. A trusted go-to author if you will. She writes fun, steamy and romantic contemporary books that have me fanning myself and swooning in equal measure. All I Need was filled with a bit more angst than what I've come to expect from her and I believe she did an awesome job with it. Yes! She can do something serious and dramatic!!

If you've read any of the books of the series (or not), you may (or not) know about the four young boys who took a boat out for a joyride when a storm hit and tragedy struck. One boy had a burning mast fall on top of him that not only burned him but also broke his back, leaving him paralyzed. Each boy was left traumatized by the accident, but Ian still bore the physical reminders. This is his story.

Annie was hired to be Ian's caretaker. Having isolated himself for the last 15 years, he's brooding, dark, morose, depressed, drunk, belligerent, rude, and in a lot of pain. Understandable. Annie slowly but surely draws him out and these two unknowingly serve as the driving force and motivation for the other. Through their relationship they found companionship, strength, understanding, compassion, and ultimately love.

The chemistry was electric. The plot was different but handled delicately, honestly and with respect. I felt Ian's pain and I cheered him on with his hard-won triumphs. And as always, those steamy scenes get a HUGE thumbs up from me!

Release Date: July 24, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Standalone - Book 4 of the All In series with character crossover


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