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All He Ever Needed: Book Four of The Kowalskis

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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My Review:
And my love affair with the Kowalski's continues. OMG, I loved this book!! Such an amazing start to the trilogy from the "other" branch of the Kowalski family. These are Sean's siblings from Book #3, Yours To Keep.

This book is about Mitch Kowalski. This ...
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And my love affair with the Kowalski's continues. OMG, I loved this book!! Such an amazing start to the trilogy from the "other" branch of the Kowalski family. These are Sean's siblings from Book #3, Yours To Keep.

This book is about Mitch Kowalski. This branch of the family has five siblings: Liz, Sean, Mitch, Ryan, and Josh. Josh is the youngest and has been left to run the family inn, but he managed to break his leg trying to trim a tree and needs help. Mitch and Ryan both have their own companies and their own reasons for why they never come home, but Josh needs help, so Mitch takes six weeks away to come home. It's been 3 years and he's appalled at how run down the inn and Josh have become, so he quickly calls in Ryan to help too.

Mitch is the Kowalski with the reputation in this tiny town....and it is an incredibly reputation. He has left a string (a very long one) of satisfied women in his wake...he's become somewhat of a legend. Even more amazing about it though is the fact that he's managed to bed all these women and they are still happy with him and about their time together. There are no broken hearts. He's always VERY upfront about what he does and does not want from his girls and they are all very satisfied with what they get. Ahem... He leads an incredibly nomadic lifestyle and he has NO plans to change that or to ever have a bit more in a relationship.

On the flip side of that is Paige. She grew up with a mother who would follow a guy anywhere and sacrifice everything for that. She has decided that no man is worth that. She simply wants a place to live and a town to call home...forever. Her motto is that "guys are a luxury, not a necessity." (I'm paraphrasing that because I don't know if I'll ever find the actual motto in the e-book without reading it all again.) She's abstaining from guys and very happy with that fact, until Mitch.

This story is so much fun, like all of Stacey's stories. In this one, we have the fabulous Kowalski's, but we also have this great little town where everyone is in everyone else's business. There's Katie, the tom-boy barber with a thing for Josh. There's Hailey who's the town librarian and the one who shared the first infamous story with Mitch and has no qualms about pushing Paige into his arms. There's Mallory and Drew who still love each other, but can't find a way past their problems....their story broke my heart and I'm hoping they find a happier resolution in one of the later books. There's Ryan and Lauren and a mystery as to what has happened there and why it's left Ryan where he hates to come home. Then there's Rosie, the Kowalski family surrogate mother and housekeeper, and her issues with Andy...I really liked that story line.

It's just another fun and fabulous installment to this already great series. The e-book comes out September 10th, but I am THRILLED to see that the paperback is coming out December 18th so I can add a copy of it to my "keeper" shelf.

I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

posted by SmittenWithReading on September 10, 2012

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Didn't like the hero

## I didn't enjoy this book as much as I would've liked. It's not that the book isn't well written. Sometimes Shannon's characters are just so unlikeable. Like Beth in Kevin's story. God she was awful. This time it was the hero Mitch. Why does every hero have to be a ma...
## I didn't enjoy this book as much as I would've liked. It's not that the book isn't well written. Sometimes Shannon's characters are just so unlikeable. Like Beth in Kevin's story. God she was awful. This time it was the hero Mitch. Why does every hero have to be a man-slut? SPOILER ALERT: He's bedded every woman in town, then leaves. Finally, he gets the heroine into bed. He shows up at her place anytime he wants for his booty call, but when she pulls up to his cabin he's mad because she crossed the line, coming over without an invitation. Ugh. Have some pride woman and kick this guy to the curb. Between this one and Kevin's story I think I'm done with the Kowalskys.

posted by 9394860 on October 22, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    ugh

    This book should be free

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    Posted December 21, 2012

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