Sunday, September 09, 2012

All He Ever Needed

All He Ever Needed is the latest book in the Kowalski series from Shannon Stacey. The publisher is Carina Press. From the author’s website.~

He won't stay put for a woman, and she won't chase after any man...

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 the family lodge, he's intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn't need a man. If there's one thing Mitch can't resist, it's a challenge.

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.

They're the perfect match for a no-strings fling. Until they realize their sexy affair has become anything but casual...

I was super lucky to get an ARC sent from the publisher of All He Ever Needed. I have mad love for the Kowalski family and was super excited to find out we would get the stories for the Kowalski cousins.

I loved All He Ever Needed so much! Mitch Kowalski has only come home to help his brother Josh out with the family’s Northern Star Lodge. Josh is recovering from a broken leg and needs some help around the lodge while he recovers. On Mitch’s first night back in his hometown she stops off at Paige’s diner for dinner and instantly is attracted to her. Paige is equally attracted to Mitch, but has finally found her home and doesn’t want to get involved with anyone who might take that life from her. However, the attraction between Mitch and Paige is so strong they both agree to a six weeks no strings attached affair. Since both have their lives set how they want it, an affair with a built-in sexpiration date is perfect.

Mitch and Paige have some of the best chemistry, whether they are making love or just having a conversation. I also loved how much fun Paige and Mitch were together. I have to say I’ve comes to expect a certain amount of sexy scenes from the Kowalski books and Stacey more than delivered with Mitch and Paige’s love scenes.  Many steamed up the screen on my kindle while others had me chuckling right along with the characters. Even knowing Mitch would eventually leave and Paige has found her home, I continued to cheer for them to be together forever.

I also enjoyed the interactions between Mitch, Ryan, and Josh. Josh, as the youngest kind of ended up being the one to take care of the Lodge by default. He has been doing everything possible to keep it going, but after being injured, he really doesn’t have it in him to go it alone any longer. When Josh finally shares his feelings with his brothers, they all work together to come up with a plan to help Josh out. When it’s time for Mitch to leave to go back to his company, Ryan schedules some time to come to the lodge to help with the major repairs the property needs.

The digital release for All He Ever Needed is set for September 10, 2012 with the print edition currently scheduled in December. Up next in the Kowalski series will be Ryan’s book All He Ever Desired and its estimated release date is set for November 19, 2012 in digital format. For more information about the Kowalski series or any other books by Shannon Stacey, check out the author's website.

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