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All He Desires Nate & Eliza

All He Desires Nate & Eliza

4.7 19
by Melanie Shawn
Stand-alone Crossroads romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

Former Army Ranger and cyber security specialist Nate Holmes was a genius in all things computers. The sexy, muscled Adonis could fix any technical problem he was faced with, but when it came to matters of the heart, there was one issue he couldn't face...how he


Stand-alone Crossroads romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

Former Army Ranger and cyber security specialist Nate Holmes was a genius in all things computers. The sexy, muscled Adonis could fix any technical problem he was faced with, but when it came to matters of the heart, there was one issue he couldn't face...how he felt about her...

Eliza Young thought she'd put Harper's Crossing in her rear view, but when a job opportunity opens up, the beautiful brunette is forced to return to her hometown and the setting of her unrequited first true love...

He thought he'd missed his chance, she thought she'd never had one. After ten years, fate had finally reunited Nate and Eliza, but the question remains--what do you do when you get a chance to get it right this time? Will Nate have the courage and heart to claim her and...All He Desires...

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Red Hot Reads Publishing
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Crossroads , #12
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All He Desires Nate & Eliza 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Staci70 9 days ago
Nate Holmes is a well known and well loved member of the Elite Security team in Harper's Crossing. He's always been on the outskirts as all of his friends have reached their happily ever after. He keeps thinking about the one who got away, Eliza Young. They had a real thing going in high school, at least until his twin brother Neil got wind of it and swept in to date her instead. It got so bad for Nate he pursued early admission to college to get away from them. She got away from Harper's Crossing, but it didn't stop Nate from keeping tabs on her over the years. Now she's back in Harper's Crossing trying to start over after two failed marriages. She's sworn she's never getting married or involved again, but that only lasts as long as it takes her and Nate to end up back together. I loved this story and all of the characters involved.
BooksAndSpoons 15 days ago
A sensual and emotion-filled story of a new chance on forever kind of love and a future both Nate and Eliza had dreamed about since high school. Even with the characters hesitation to believe in themselves when it came to the feelings, possibilities, and expectations between themselves, I adored both of them. Nate Holmes is smart, kind, considerate, a protective alpha male who's emotions and tender side comes front and center when Eliza Young walks into a room. Eliza is dedicated, absent minded, sweet, and endearing survivor of failed past relationships, two marriages, and determined to make it without a new relationship, until she sees Nate again. Like said, I adored Nate and Eliza, as individuals and especially together. The bond is strong, the connection palpable, the feelings between them are tangible. There were the shared memories, the sweet gestures, the undeniable passion they share that is documented in detailed, steaming hot love scenes. It seemed that the only hindrance to their happiness was the lack of communication, the misunderstandings and doubts are deep-rooted and without help from the grandmother, they might never have had the nerve to take the risk, to make it happen. The third person 'drama' with Nate's twin brother that Eliza dated in high school for three years, and the fact that Nate was in mutually beneficial yet emotionless friends with benefits relationship when Eliza comes back to town, and Bailey continues to be part of the circle of close friends was just at the edge of the 'oh no, you didn't' factor to me. That is just a personal preference when it comes to romance books. But the story was taken just to the rim without dipping over the peak for going too far when it comes to my personal enjoyment of a story. I revel in how the author manages to make each couple in the series unique and fresh, giving them an original, exclusive platform, making each story one-of-the-kind. The friends and families are tight, the emotions and desires are deep and honest, the adoration and devotion are sincere, the road to happiness and commitment are not without hindrance, but it is always a journey worth taking. I absolutely cherish these tales and the people I have met in them. ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
AliDavies 18 days ago
I hate to sound like a broken record, but this is yet another amazing read from Melanie and Shawna... I adore the Crossroads series and fall more and more in love with each book released.. Eliza returns to Harpars Crossing and her secret crush, the very sexy Nate. Sparks fly when they come together again. I can't recommend this book highly enough, or any other Melanie Shawn book.. So get your copy now!!
MaureenBartlett 19 days ago
Nate and Eliza have known each other for years, the former high school friends are reunited when Ellie returns to Harpers Crossing to take over the local dental practice. Eliza used to date Nate's twin brother in high school but it was him she had crushed on secretly. He holds a secret of a long ago tryst between them that she believe was with his brother. Now that they're both adults can they overcome the obstacles from their past and the current issues with his immature twin and become the couple they were meant to be? It'll be an Interesting journey full of heat and lots of sweet too! Pick it up today, you'll love it.
booknerd81 19 days ago
Melanie and Shawna at their best! This book has everything I love about a romance novel. It is sweet, sexy and heartwarming! Nate and Eliza have known each other since they were 14. Through a series of unfortunate events they have not seen each other in 10 years. When Eliza’s life takes a few unexpected turns she finds herself back in childhood town of Harper’s Crossing. Nate has his life exactly how he wants it; a great job that keeps is brilliant mind busy and a no strings relationship with a woman. However, everything changes the second he realizes Eliza is back in Harper’s crossing. I absolutely loved these two characters. Nate and Eliza are adorable, relatable and super funny. I read this book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down until I knew how their story ended. I love all Melanie and Shawna’s books but this one goes to the top of my favorite list.
tracykids4 20 days ago
Loved this book. Melanie has a way to make you fall in love with all her characters and this book was no exception. Nate is a total dreamboat that knows how to truly love. Eliza "Ellie" (love his name for her) is struggling to find a way to let the man that wants to marry her down because her heart still belongs to the only man that has ever owned it. Do you believe in second chances? If not you will once you read about Nate and Eliza's love story.
Anonymous 20 days ago
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.** I have to start out by saying that I completely loved Eliza!! She was such a perfectly flawed character and I love how her decisions and reactions were so relatable. She was married and divorced twice, and when dealing with Nate and Bailey, her thoughts mirrored what so many of us have thought. You read too much into little things and come to the worst possible conclusion. Her thoughts and struggles were so real! And Nate, ugh he was just so dreamy!! Both had the same feelings for each other, yet never acted on them. Melanie Shawn does a phenomenal job of escalating the intensity between them in this story to the point you can almost seen it happening. I had a hard time putting this book down once I started. Another great Crossroads story!!! :)
Crystal_Singer0305 20 days ago
Melanie Shawn has done it once again! Every single time I take a trip back to Harper's Crossing I fall even more in love than the last. I honestly hope this series NEVER ends. It's like a reunion with every book. I love catching up with old favorites and watching the newbies get their happily ever after! I adored Nate. His love for Eliza was all consuming. Forever. He made me swoon big time! And Eliza awesome too. I love that she didn't let her past dictate her future. From the moment these two met in high school, they were meant to be together. And although things separated them, they found their way to each other. My heart got ALL THE FEELS!
anapjm02 21 days ago
This is one the best books I read by Melanie Shawn in a while. Nate and Eliza's story is so sweet and loving. It is sexy too, but their unsuccessful teenage love seems to have marked their adult life which makes their longing for each other so hurtful. There are new characters that hit another fun world to explore and a noisy Nanna that should be paired with the Colonel! As always a sexy entertainment and good story to read.
StefaniR 22 days ago
Another great book by Melanie Shawn! Nate and Eliza grew up together and had always had feelings for one another, although never admitted their feelings. After several misunderstandings and ten years apart, Nate and Eliza finally get a second chance. This book is a roller coaster of sweet emotion that pulls you in from the start. Without giving too much away, I do wish there was an epilogue to show certain people's reaction, but overall a very sweet book! I would definitely recommend it! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Cali-Jewel 23 days ago
Wow what an emotional journey and entertaining visit back to Harper's Crossing. Nate is an extremely interesting and strong hero. Eliza is just as strong and relatable. This is a loveable second chance romance and while it is definitely a easy stand alone read it was still enjoyable as always to have small visits from the small town of lovable people including my favorite Grandpa J. Loved the appearance of a gust from none other than Wishing Well TX another awesome series I love. Looking forward to the next adventure!
Rhondaz 24 days ago
All He Desires by Melanie Shawn....Another great book in this wonderful series, it is a page turner. Nate is so hot and sexy, Eliza is beautiful and sweet. These two have known each other for a long time, there are some obstacles in the way, will these two be able to make it work. As always this is one book you will want to read. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
EileenAW 24 days ago
Melanie Shawn has once again outdone herself with the amazing and vivid writing in All He Desires, Nate and Eliza’s story. This is book 12 of The Crossroads Series which is located in Harper’s Crossing, Illinois. Each book in the series is a standalone story and can be read without reading the previous ones. We met Nate in the Crossroads book as Nate works for Elite Security and the government. Eliza was a classmate of Nate and his identical twin, Neil. She returned to town to take over the dentistry office for the town after her second marriage ended. Nate and Eliza are wonderful characters who learn not only to act on their attraction but also about communication. I loved reading All He Feels and highly recommend this book to other readers. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I loved the laughs, sex and seriousness included in the various scenes. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I am looking forward to reading the next book written by Melanie Shawn. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
heavenlycirce 24 days ago
"All He Desires" is written by Melanie Shawn, and it is the 12th book in their Crossroads series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Nate Holmes and Eliza Young. This is a story about a second chance. Nate and Eliza have already had feelings for each other ever since being assigned as lab partners in their science class when they were in 9th grade. They always had that special connection. But Nate's brother, Neil, pursued Eliza, so Nate and her were never a couple. But Neil and Eliza would later break up. Fast forward to the present. Nate can't believe his luck. Neil bailed out on taking their grandma to the dentist, so Nate takes her instead. But to his surprise, Eliza is the new dentist in town! This brings back a whirlwind of emotions for the two. Their chemistry is still there. Eliza has always felt bad about having feelings for Nate when she was with Neil. Nate just gets her. He knows the little things about her, and he makes her happy. So what happens when there's a switch and they're paired to walk down the aisle together at their friends' wedding? Will this second chance at love finally give them their happily ever after? "All He Desires" was a poignant story and a wonderful read! This sister duo of Melanie and Shawna wrote another winner! There's just something about a heartwarming story with a second chance at love that will always tug your heartstrings!
ytcruz 24 days ago
Another winner by Ms Shawn. She returns to Crossroads, a place filled with interesting character and lots of romance. It’s totally a stand alone, so no worries , if like me , you have not read the entire series. In this one we have Nate Holmes, former Army Ranger sniper, currently working as a cyber security specialist and returning hometown gal, and dentist, Eliza. She is back after she divorces her cheating husband and takes advantage of the offer to purchase the local dentist office. Nate and Eliza have always had a secret love for the other since HS, but neither is aware of the feelings of the other. She dated Nate’s twin when in fact she really would have liked to be with Nate, and Nate, felt he couldn’t be in the sidelines, so leaves Crossroads at an early age . The complexity of the characters, the plot and the secondary characters , make this a very good book. I loved Nate’s grandmother. A very spunky and devious woman, in a good way ! But, the story reminds us that misunderstandings, eavesdropping , and family loyalties can sometimes hinder us from finding happiness and true love. If you are a fan of Ms Shawn, you will not be disappointed, if it’s your first book by this talented author, then you are in for a treat. I was gifted this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
heater_28 25 days ago
**Review copy provided by the author for an honest review** Oh how I love our trips to Harper's Crossing! In All He Desires, we are treated to the story of Nate Holmes and Eliza Young, who have been in one another's lives for years but haven't seen one another in a decade. Eliza is going through a rough time after her recent divorce, but things are looking up thanks to her mentor's offer to take over his dental practice following a minor heart attack. While Eliza is excited to be going home, she's also dreading it. By returning to Harper's Crossing, that means she not only has to face her ex-boyfriend Neil Holmes, but his identical twin, Nate too, whom she's had feelings for since the young age of fourteen. When Eliza encounters Nate for the first time, none of those feelings from the past have diminished. She still wants him more than ever. Nate has a good thing going at Elite Security and he's fairly happy with the set-up he has of friends with benefits with the local pediatric surgeon. What he's not prepared for is the return of his brother's ex and the woman he's silently coveted for years. He never took the opportunity to take a chance with Eliza years before, so will he have the nerve to do it this time? Will fate be on the side of these should be lovers? Or, will other people or misunderstandings keep them apart? Melanie Shawn once again penned a fast moving, sweet story that hooked me right from the beginning. I always look forward to their books and I can't wait to see what they have planned for us next!
kmichels 25 days ago
A wonderful new book in the Crossroads series! This semi-second chance tale of Nate & Eliza was a feel-good story with amazing character interactions and steamy scenes. The secondary characters are a hoot! I was hoping for more development of their relationship, but you get a deep look into their inner feelings and past motivations to make up for it. A solid book, happy book in the series, and snippets of future storylines thrown in. I cannot wait for more from Melanie Shawn!
sferguson0822 25 days ago
Be prepared to fall in love with your next book boyfriend. Ever have a character steal the entire show from the rest of the crowd?? That is how I feel about Nate. He's sexy, and he has this way with words that make him so swoony. Ellie is a fun heroine, who will have you cracking up at some of her bluntness, and wanting to reassure her she is just as perfect as any other woman out there. This book was seriously such a feel good read. While Ellie and Nate kept trying to avoid each other and their brains were getting in the way of their hearts, the secondary characters made sure to push them together (Nana had me cracking up with her antics, and Bailey was definitely an awesome surprise). If you are looking for a sexy, feel good read, this is a must read!!!
LynnB888 25 days ago
Another great trip to Harper's Crossing! An un-requited love (or was it?) reunion story that will grab your attention and hold it. I found myself wanting to grab them and bang their heads together a time or two because they kept misunderstanding something the other said or did, but I was pulling for them to finally get their chance once and for all! Great characters! Fun, steamy and downright sweet. Eliza Young left her hometown of Harper's Crossing, Illinois 10 years ago to reach for her dreams and find her happily-ever-after, but no matter how much she tried, it just never seemed to work out that way, so now she's back and starting her life over! Former Army Ranger, turned security specialist, Nate Holmes can't believe it when he sees her. He spent his life unable to forget her and thinking he had missed his chance forever. Will he finally get to tell her how he's always felt about her, or will past secrets and mistakes keep them apart?