Monday, July 8, 2013

All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins

Rating 3/5 stars
Pub. Date August 1st 2010


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.... 


At the first half Ian and Callie meet 4 or 5 short times. How were they supposed to fall in love if if they didn't knew the other? I hated Fleur and the way Marked was portrait in Callie's head. He was a flawless God. I was more than happy to see him becoming a flawed human in the end and the guy from the Russian Mafia opening up a little and becoming warmer and nicer.

There is only Callie's point of view but after a little thinking I came to the conclusion that it wouldn't have worked if the author tried to get inside Ian's head. He is a difficult person to understand and read after all.