Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Since she received her “happily-ever-after” rocking chair as a All I Ever Wanted (Hqn) – Kindle edition by Kristan Higgins. It may sound trite, but when I read All I Ever Wanted, I laughed. I cried. Kristan Higgins has a gift for creating realistic, relatable heroines. What happens when you get all you ever dreamed of and find it’s not what you wanted?Callie Grey has got a great job, All I Ever Wanted. Kristan Higgins.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 awnted 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.

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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 Published August 1st by Harlequin Books first published July 27th Ian McFarlandCallie Grey. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about All I Ever Wantedplease sign up. Will this title be available in audio anytime soon? Terri-Leigh Tambroro Available on Audible now. See 1 question about All I Ever Wanted….

Lists with This Book. I never would have guessed, one happy twist of fate, four short week ago, disguised as an Audible nudge, would have sparked a new obsession in me—devouring everything and anything written by Kristan Higgins. Grueling Atlanta commute, cleaning the kitchen, scrubbing the bathroom, folding laundry—just about anything is tolerable when I have an Kristan Higgins audio to binge. Sure, they spent a few hot and heavy weeks together before he dumped her, citing the all too convenient excuse of bad timing, but she wants it all.

Times a tickin’ though; she just joined the 30’s club and apparently Mark has started dating someone new, too. With a nudge from her friends, Callie decides the best course of action is to find herself a new beau, someone to get Mark to snap back to reality and see what he’s missing.


This might be one of her funniest books to-date, for me. I could easily picture his clamminess and the awkward feeling that slipped in every time he entered a room, but surprisingly enough, my heart swelled with his storyline doing it in a casket.

Best of all though, Callie and her self-deprecation. I can’t recommend her books enough; especially for all you schmoopy I had to borrow this hilarious descriptor from my friend Susanne girls like me, the ones that share my giddiness over the perfect mix of romance and women’s fiction. View all 79 comments.

Jul 20, May rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was everything I love about great contemporary romance stories. No ‘killers looking to strike’, no ‘ex Navy seals turned mercenary for hire’, no vampires lurking in corners or 18th century Dukes awaiting to deflower virgins. Just a ‘plain’ contemporary boy meets girl romance.

This book reminded me why that young lady I once was fell in love with the genre in the first place. The full emotional gamut was here – and I was helplessly hooked into each and every page. I laughed and cried more than once, sometimes both at the same time, and when I turned the last page a most wonderful thing kristn.

I got THAT feeling. The one bookworms like me live for. The “that book was so amazing I wish it wasn’t over! Then I wanted to pick it back up and start looking back at my favorite parts. In other words, I’ve found a new favorite book. Sees herself as having Michelle Obama on one shoulder, Betty Boop on the other. Needing to get over her first love but not sure she wants to. A kind and big hearted woman who never gave up on love and tries her best to make the best of everything and everyone around o.

Animal Vet and new guy in town.

Described as looking like Russian hit man that could kill you with his pinkie. Better with dogs than people You need to know: Kristan Higgins writes contemporary romances in the first person her heroine that seem to always be set in the North East USA, have dogs, a ‘fade to black’ approach to love all, and always has a strong cast of supporting characters.

View all 6 comments. Oct 26, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: For the exception of a rushed ending, it was perfection. Super funny, some tears, a beautiful wedding scene, and another great satisfying resolution with a man who thinks it’s OK to take advantage of our very sweet heroine.

If you’re a Higgins fan, check out this one!

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So snap out of it. Feb 22, Elle rated it liked it Shelves: You know, this was really classic Kristan Higgins aside from the fact there was no quasi-incestuous romantic relationships in this book I think that’s a first.

Kristan Higgins is just like that for me. But I keep reading her because the elements I love I really do looooove.


So I continue to read h You know, this was really classic Kristan Higgins aside from the fact there was no quasi-incestuous romantic relationships in this book I think that’s a first. So I continue to read her books, even when they frustrate me.

Most of the supporting characters in this book were great. I thought it was great that Higgins incorporated online dating in with the heroines search for a mate I would call this a slow-cooker romance. It take awhile to get going. I found the sex scenes – or lack of – particularly hilarious. They reminded me of a PG movie where the characters are clearly going to get up to business and then sink out of the frame of the camera.

There were some bumpy parts in this book. The Michelle Obama Betty Boop thing was taxing on me. And there was too much preoccupation with Mark. We hear about their history more than once, and about the one time they got together. I ended up skimming. I hate when I have to skim. I think I would have just looked at him until her expressed his feelings in a more flattering light.

The book is fun, if at times a little annoying. View all 3 comments. Mar 22, Karen rated it really liked it. Loved the book, but I had a bit of trouble warming up to the hero in this one. Not even the sappy ending could convince me to like him. What a backhanded declaration of love that was. Well, on to the next one! View all 8 comments. Mar 19, Didi rated it liked it Shelves: The heroine is often a little quirky, maybe over pleasing, often self-deprecating. She has a big heart and a strange but loving family.

Don’t forget the token mutt! The hero is usually the strong, silent type. He’ll see something in the heroine he doesn’t in others, and eventually if he doesn’t already, will fall madly, deeply in love with 3. He’ll see something in the heroine he doesn’t in others, and eventually if he doesn’t already, will fall madly, deeply in love with her.

There’s always a healthy dose of emotional angst, hilarious moments, fantastically endearing secondary characters and a sweet and affecting romance. Honestly, What’s not to like? This book followed the recipe mentioned above and while one might think it would get redundant, it doesn’t. Every book gives you something special, something that stays with you. Ian the hero was good, not my favourite male in KH’s world, but good enough.

He was sweet and excruciatingly honest, but also too quiet and reserved for my liking.