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All I Want Is You

(Coral Cove #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  978 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Sometimes you have to create your own destiny...

Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but h
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Avon
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

5 'Sometimes you have to create your own destiny' stars!

I LOVED this first book in the Coral Cove series!

Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he's all wrong for her. If only he didn't have such c
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of hot, small-town contemporaries
What a great start to a new series!

This book is loosely tied to Toni Blake's Destiny series. The heroine, 24-year-old Christy Knight lost her parents in a fire (mentioned in Willow Springs) in Destiny, Ohio, and is friends with Anna Romo (Half Moon Hill). Christy has come home to Destiny to deal with the tragedy of her parents' deaths, and is forced to drop out of college since the parents had no insurance. Christy is broke, and as much as she'd like to stay, she realizes she needs to leave Dest
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

This book was truly an AMAZING READ!

Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 3.5 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 5 Stars

Over the years I have read many of Toni Blake’s books and I've LOVED them ALL. This one was no exception, it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

The story line was excellent from page one, it drew me in and totally captivated me. Toni Blake knows how to write a simple st
3.5 Stars

All I Want Is You is the first book in Blake’s Coral Cove series and there are parts of this story that I loved. The very talented Toni Blake has produced an emotional, heart- warming romance centered around the heroine’s journey of self-discovery in believing in herself and the hero’s coming to terms with major trust issues. This insightful and often times emotional tale includes a valuable life lesson woven throughout as Christy Knight and the oh-so-sexy Jack Duvall find the path to t
Sorry to say, but this book got on my nerves. There was way too much narration. Excessive narration in the dialogue was so bad that I often forgot that they were having a conversation and what was being replied to. Almost every page is filled with lengthy paragraphs or mindless rambling and hypothesizing of the characters. Having said that, both of them got on my nerves with their thoughts. It was just too much. They were immature and it was ridiculous how one pursued the other, then they had a ...more
Meh! Too many things got on my nerves and I didn't like the narrator much.
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked Blake's Destiny series. so was thrilled to start this spin-off series. I really enjoyed the connections between it and the Destiny books. Christy Knight is away at college when her childhood home in Destiny burns and her parents perish in the fire during one of the Destiny books. Christy is left with absolutely nothing, and there isn't even money for funerals and burials. Christy has to leave college, and she supports herself the best she can at a low paying job. When she finds th ...more
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good start to the new series. Christy is a sweet young woman, but things have not gone well for her lately. Her parents were killed in a house fire, leaving Christy alone except for her grandfather, who lives in an assisted living center in Florida. There had also been no insurance money, so Christy had to leave college and find a way to make a living. Not easy back home in Destiny, so she moves to the city where she is barely making ends meet. When she finds out her grandfather faces having to ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

We are back in Destiny, Ohio! Well, sorta. For a time anyway.

ALL I WANT IS YOU marks the first book in Toni Blake’s new Coral Cover series. As the book begins in Destiny where Christy Knight is feeling the financial pinch, readers feel the immediate connection to her losses and her dire situation. Christy had to drop out of school in her second to last semester because her family back home suffered from a fire, killing her family as well as burning down everything that belonged to her. Witho
All I Want Is You is the first book in the Coral Cove series by Toni Blake. Christy Knight needs a rich husband. Her grandfather is about to be kicked out of the rest home he is living in due to lack of funds and she is barely making ends meet. But maybe if she could find herself a rich husband, Grandpa Charlie can stay at the home he loves. But when she rushes home to go on a date and finds herself locked out because her landlord finally broke down and did some repairs, she freaks. Enter neighb ...more
Suzie Quint
Mar 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I don't have a problem with a short story being short, but I'm so tired of downloading a short story and half the download (or less) is story and the rest is the first chapter of whatever the author is trying to sell.

The story itself? Meh. Not worth the time.
Arlena Dean
Title: All I Want Is You
Author: Toni Blake
Publisher: Harper Collins
Series: A Coral Cove Novel
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"All I Want Is You" by Toni Blake was a beautiful contemporary romance. This author really knows how to write a novel that will keep your interest from the very first page till the very end.

What I loved about "All I Want Is You"

How this author was able to get Christy Knight and Jack Duvall together was really interesting. I liked how this author gave the reader a l
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, audio-book, 2014
It took me a bit to see remember how this one was connected to the Destiny series, but once I did, it was full steam ahead. I felt so bad for Christy and how her life changed for the worst through no reason of her own. I thought Christy did a good job of trying to keep it together. I didn't like her plan of trying to land a rich guy to help her out. I knew that she was the type of person that couldn't live with herself if she did that.

I did like that Christy was up front with Jack about what she
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Toni Blake's Destiny, Ohio is one of my favourite Small Town romance series so as you can imagine I was really pleased when she was using the character of Christy Knight to segue into the Coral Cove series. Since the tragic death of her parents, things have not run smoothly for Christy now settled in Cincinnati and she desperately feels that only marrying a wealthy man will be the end of her problems. Enter the sexy neighbor, Jack Duvall who may just be the man of her dreams except he is a handy ...more
This is the first book in the Coral Cove series but it is loosely tied to Blake's Destiny series

Christy has been having a string of bad luck. When financial straits hit she decides she needs to marry a rich man who will help her pay for her grandfather's nursing home, school loans, and debts from her parents recent funerals. Since she always wanted to marry for love she isn't happy with the new plan but doesn't see another way to support herself. When she gets locked out of her apartment she ask
Oct 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Not exactly as good and angsty/moving as the first books in the Destiny series, but still much better than most of available contemporary romances, thanks to Toni Blake's talent.
I really enjoyed discovering Coral Cove, the new destination where Christy and Jack drove to for a vacation and end up settling up at the end. I really liked the loose link between this series and the Destiny one.
The plot was ok, though slightly predictable. There were a few quite funny moments relating to Christy's in
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads.

I think the basic premise of this book - Christy is a down-on-her-luck, penniless, seemingly useless, orphan - didn't sit well with me, and it colored the whole experience. She can't pay her bills and now her beloved grandfather is out of money, too. So she hatches a scheme to marry a rich guy who will bail both her and Gramps out.

So I'm not endeared to the main character from the start. Instead of figuring out a way to solve her pr
Jan 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
I couldn't even finish this book. It was just way too typical and poorly done. The main character seemed like a 14 year-old, not a 24 year-old. There was something in the way she acted so innocent and naive that drove me nuts. Her decision making is so poor that I couldn't even stand it. Her only options weren't to be poor or marry rich. She was offered the perfect opportunity to save some money by her friends back home, but she was just too artistic to be held back by small town life. That is j ...more

A first in the new series by Toni Blake. Although I loved and enjoyed her books I thought it was pretty light and sweet than she usually does and those preceded it. Enjoyed it nonetheless.
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3.5 Stars

Review to come.....
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good. Easy read. However you knew how it would end from the. Beginning.
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
4.5 stars.

I can always count on Toni Blake to get me out of my reading funk.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
This book started out ok, although the big idea our heroine had in solving her financial woes wasn’t exactly believable considering her innocence and naivety.

The story was going along fine, but when Jack reveals his “secret,” Christy’s reaction actually made me mad. There were several occasions when I thought, “she has a lot of nerve.” Personally, I think Jack should have dropped her rather than grovel.

May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed
I liked how the author wove the Alice in Wonderland theme through the story. I liked Jack, but sometime Christy got on my nerves. I felt they both were immature at times, but I still enjoyed their journey. I felt Christy was too hard on Jack. At first I didn't understand why the author looked back at Charlie's past until the end. I listened to this on audio and the narrator did an okay job.
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This author will be at R.A.G.T this year, I am so glad I picked up her book and am so glad I did. Her writing style is similar to Robyn Carr. Her book starts out in Cincinnati which is cool, she mentions things about the city which I enjoyed. I will for sure pick up more of her books when I am able.
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantabulous author. A wonderful great love story. Well written. I will definitely be reading more of Toni Blake’s books. She’s ranked up there with James Patterson. Daniel Steele and Julia Quinn. I have never been more happy to read a book like this one. Good book. Lovely book. Wonderful book. Well worth reading book. Good job. Good job.:)
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5, but impressive for Toni Blake so I'm rounding up.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
this sounded like it would be better than it turned out to be.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I want is you

Coral cove is a place I would love to find.just enjoying all your friends, the sound of the gulf,great story
Kimberly Maria
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
First book by Toni Blake that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to reading many others.
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Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel, nineteen notebook-pages long, and announced to her mother over breakfast one day that she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Since then, Toni has become the author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmo, she's been a re ...more

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