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All He Ever Dreamed

(Kowalski Family #6)

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Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort—better known as the Northern Star Lodge—while his siblings are off living their dreams. Now that his oldest brother has returned to Whitford, Maine for good, Josh is free to chase some dreams of his own.

As the daughter of the lodge's longtime housekeeper, Katie Davis grew up alongside the Kowalski kids. Though she's always be
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ebook, 194 pages
Published January 21st 2013 by Carina Press
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

All He Ever Dreamed is the sixth book in Shannon Stacey’s Kowalski Family series and, start to finish, I couldn't put it down!

A little back story: I’ve absolutely loved every book in this series, but there’s been something about Josh that has been tugging at my heartstrings since I first set eyes on him. He’s the youngest of the Kowalski siblings and as each of the others left home to build their own lives, Josh’s life has seemed less and less in his control. Everyone’s assumed he’d run No
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Jaci Burton
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Katie has loved Josh forever, but in typical guy fashion, Josh has always thought of her as his bff, until one day he wakes up and realizes she's a full grown woman and his attraction to her tilts him sideways. Suddenly everything is different between them. Funny, romantic, emotional, and I got teary-eyed at the end. Another winner for Shannon Stacey in her always awesome Kowalski series!
Viri
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tentada estoy de darle las 5 estrellitas pero supongo que me las estoy reservando.

De toda la serie ha sido uno de mis favoritos. Había estado esperando el libro de Josh durante mucho tiempo y debo decir que fue más de lo que esperaba.

En el libro anterior Mich me decepcionó un poco, pero con este la autora me conquistó totalmente.

No sé si soy yo, que estoy muy receptiva últimamente o si es la historia. Porque bueno, decir que es de las que me gustan es poco.

¿Una historia donde la prota es tipo ch
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Jess
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: A-

Josh has been the Kowalski stuck at their family’s lodge for years, the one left to run the business while his siblings all went out and explored the world. Josh is bitter and he wants out. The Kowalski’s have all pitched in to get the lodge spruced up and back on its feet and now they’re ready to put the lodge on the market so Josh can have the freedom he’s always longed for. It’s mixed emotions though because the lodge and home have been
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Desi
Aug 14, 2018 added it
Shelves: aburrido, dnf, ni-fu-ni-fa
Ay no que aburrido... no pude seguir con la trama...

Dnf 20% llegué al 5to capítulo y ya no quise seguir, estos dos no pegan ni con clicle, no hay química para nada!! Lo que venga después será todo forzado....
Brie
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

Source: a review copy was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

All He Ever Dreamed is the last book in the newest Kowalski trilogy, and as usual, the best brother goes last. It’s a strong addition to the series, perhaps not the best in this new trilogy, which I think ended up being the second book, but it maintains the quality Ms. Stacey has us used to. At this point I should be ready to say goodbye to the books, and making noises about never-
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♥Rachel♥
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-e-book
3.5 Stars.

You ever had it bad for someone and they didn’t know it? They walk into a room and just looking at them makes your heart skip a beat? Well that’s what Katie has felt for Josh…forever. Another case of unrequited love, poor Katie! Fear not, Josh wakes up and gets his head out of…well, you know.

Katie and Josh have been best friends forever. She knows Josh wants nothing more than to get out of Whitford and away from his family’s lodge. Josh wants to get out in the world and follow his dr
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Jane Stewart
Average. No story. Small town characters with small town conversations.

This had a lot of potential but it just wasn’t happening. Josh was stuck running the family business when his siblings moved away. He resents not having a choice. He dreams of a new and different life. I remembered my own thoughts when I was in my twenties, go to a big city, get a neat job, learn new things, meet new people, find out what I’m good at, what I want to do. Here, when Josh gets a chance to get away, he does nothi
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Bette Hansen
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome

Saw this story coming but it was still fun to read. Josh and Katie are so wonderful together. You don't want to miss their story. I definitely recommend it.
Soany
Ultimo libro que leo de esta autora.
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Jan 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I think I've run into a case of the "it's not you, it's me"s. I used to love Shannon's books. Yours to Keep was a five star rating from me, and you know that's hard to come by. The first two in the series weren't as great for me, and these last few haven't knocked me off my feet, either. As far as I can tell, her writing hasn't changed, so alas...it's not you, it's me.

While All He Ever Dreamed was a cute, fun, light read, it was predictable. Ridiculously so.

The banter and back and forth with Ka
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Book Reading Gals
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Title: All He Ever Dreamed

Series: Kowalski Family bk 6

Author: Shannon Stacey

Genre: Contemporary

Josh Kowalski is tired of holding down the fort—better known as the Northern Star Lodge—while his siblings are off living their dreams. Now that his oldest brother has returned to Whitford, Maine for good, Josh is free to chase some dreams of his own.

As the daughter of the lodge's longtime housekeeper, Katie Davis grew up alongside the Kowalski kids. Though she's always been "one of the guys", her feel
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Lisa Kay
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Nicely narrated by Lauren Fortgang, who has done all but one book in this series. She has a nice cadence for the story-line, emotions, and dialogues.

While this is a predictable contemporary romance story, it is nice, when I'm doing my household chores, to listen to something that isn't too heavy. Nothing new here, but it is always nice to return to the Kolwalski Family, as I know the characters so well. I was really looking forward to Josh’s story. He
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MountainKat
*4.5 Stars*

I love this family and all of the books about them!! Loved Katie and Josh, together they were even better. I knew that Josh had to leave to figure out what he wanted and it was well done, didn't like that Katie was hurt by it all even though she knew it too. There were so many wonderful funny things in this book. Loved the "middle naming" - that cracked me up, because it is so true! Christmas with the whole family was great, especially the presents Josh and Katie gave each other. I lo
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Christi Snow
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Review:

I've been dying for Josh's story ever since we met him in book #6. Wow, it did not disappoint. Out of the five Kowalski kids, Josh has been the one who never got to chase his dreams. The family owned a snowmobiling lodge and when his father died, it automatically fell to Josh to take it over. At that point in time, there were no other choices. But that was the problem, Josh was never given the choice. His life has always been the lodge, nothing but the lodge and that's left him feeling
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Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review copy provided via NetGalley

Why I Read this Book: Shannon Stacey writes good contemporary romance and the Kowalski Family series is on my auto-read list. The books in this series are cute, fun, funny, romantic, smutty, yet there's an emotional connection that the characters bring share with the reader. I absolutely love this series!

What I Liked: One of my favorite tropes is a friends-to-lover romance. I love the discovery, and the transition from friends to something more, that comes with
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Rachel
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This may have just become my favorite book in this series. I LOVED it! I've been eagerly awaiting Josh and Katie's story and it did not disappoint at all.

I love love love both Josh and Katie. I love them together, but even more I love them as separate people. I relate to both of them in so many ways and that made the read that much more enjoyable. Josh, I understand. The restlessness, the desire to see what's out there, to have a choice...I get that. Katie, though...Katie is my spirit animal. O
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Ann Lorz
From book one I've been in love with this series. So why have I let myself get so far behind on them? Your guess is as good as mine. I have no real clue why. I guess part of it is that with me blogging I seem to be reading only books that I'm asked or what's coming out soon. Some of my favorite authors have slipped through the cracks.

I'm hoping to change that this year. That's why I'm glad that this year we are once again doing our Clearing Off the Bookshelves post. It's a wonderful way for us
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Piper's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 Stars

I have been waiting for Josh and Katie’s book, and Shannon Stacey does not disappoint.

Josh was left “holding the bag” when it came to the family owned Northern Star Lodge when his dad died. His older brothers and sister had all moved away and found the lives they wanted to live and that left Josh running the family lodge. I have felt for Josh from the beginning. He knew he could not leave the lodge like his brothers and sister did, b
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Lyn  Ching
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Katie has always loved Josh but he only looks at her as just another guy, his best friend forever. It doesn’t help that they grew up together since Katie’s mom Rosie has worked for decades at the Northern Star lodge, Josh’s family’s business.
Josh is restless. He’s the only one among his siblings stuck taking care of the lodge. Everyone else has had the chance to get out of town and build their careers…but not him. So he wants to s
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Aimee
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have reviewed almost all of the books in this series and I have enjoyed all of them. I would have to say though that I enjoyed the first books in the series more than than these later stories. While I did enjoy this one, it just did not have the fun and charm of the whole Kowalski clan that I fell in love with in the first three books. The later books are about cousins of the Kowalski's and I just felt they were missing something without the fun of the whole family.

Josh and Katie were a cute c
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Katie
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Maybe I shouldn't mark this as read because I skimmed the last 20% or so and I thought I was catching enough, but then I was like, huh, what? And I'm not sure if that's the book's fault or mine. (view spoiler)

And the writing felt kind of tired in this one. I don't know. I'm not sure if I'll read more or not. I'm interested in (presumably) future characters, but the romances in these seri
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Nefise
Jul 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
There wasn't any good story progress. I read lots of book that I found that love part was low but at least I enjoyed other progress in it. But this was so lame, I didn't feel anything nor I enjoyed.
Lia
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story is good-humored. We have contact with the family relationship and we can feel how all the brothers care about each other and help each other. They are also always attentive and concerned with Rosie (Katie's mother), their housekeeper, who is like a second mother to them. The secondary characters actively participate in the story, and help and much in the unfolding of events.

All His Dreams is funny, romantic, good to read and great for a cozy afternoon. A fluent reading that made me sig
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Stephanie Grohol
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved Josh and Katie's story!
Ni_kii
Ahhhhhhhhhh, it’s a Kowalski book!! If you like sweet romances with a side order of hot sex then this is a series that you may need to start. This series is based around the members of the Kowalski family and their stories as they fall head over heels in love. This one features Josh, the youngest of five (I think) and his friends to lover’s romance. It made me laugh, hug my kindle and mentally beat them both over the head. I want the next one immediately!

Josh caught my attention in Mitch’s book.
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Romantical Skeptic
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
You know that feeling when you are on your first date with this guy that you're totally into and everything is going fine - he doesn't have gunk in his teeth during dinner, he has good manners, you share a few laughs - but then when it's all over you're like "Huh. That was...nice"? You know that feeling? Well, that's where I am right now.

First, a quick story review and then I will try and explain why I'm not calling my best friend up and giddily rhapsodizing about my hot new date.

What I was trou
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Rhonda
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 STARS
All He Ever Dreamed (Kowalski#6)

I liked it better than #5 in the Kowalski series. Some ways it was easy to see where the book was headed all along the way. Still how they got their was told really good. I did not want to put the book down.

Shannon has created the Kowalski family. They are more character driven romances. This is Josh and Katie story. But you see and hear whats going on with his other brothers and friends too. I missed reading book 3 & 4 but don't feel lost in the later
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Readsalot81
****Review also posted over at ParanormalHaven.com****


3.5 Stars

If you’re fond of fun, contemporary Romance, then Shannon Stacey’s books just might be for you. All He Ever Dreamed centers around Josh Kowalski and Katie Davis, daughter of the Kowalski’s Lodge’s longtime housekeeper. Josh, the youngest of the Kowalski’s, was left to run the Lodge after his siblings left to pursue their careers without giving much thought to their youngest brother. When one of the Kowalski siblings moves back to Wh
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Stephanie  G
3.5 stars


If you’re fond of fun, contemporary Romance, then Shannon Stacey’s books just might be for you. All He Ever Dreamed centers around Josh Kowalski and Katie Davis, daughter of the Kowalski’s Lodge’s longtime housekeeper. Josh, the youngest of the Kowalski’s, was left to run the Lodge after his siblings left to pursue their careers without giving much thought to their youngest brother. When one of the Kowalski siblings moves back to Whitford, Maine to settle in with his family, Josh is cho
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her favorite activities are writing romance and really random tweets when she’s not riding her ATV. She loves mud, books, football & watching way too much TV.

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