All I Want
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I’ve said it many times, but let it be said once more! Jill Shalvis is my happy place!
She’s one of the very few authors who can give me happy feels from page one to the end of the book.
Her Animal Magnetism series is in my opinion the next best thing next to her Lucky Harbor series. An imaginary world that I only wish was true, and knowing that if it was I would move there in a minute.
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I started All I Want at 5:30 this morning, with hubby sleeping peacefully beside me. It's my quiet reading time before I start the day...well it's normally quiet. The beginning was funny and I was struggling to keep my giggles quiet, which then turned into snorts, which then turned into hiccups. So my quiet reading time didn't end up so quiet after all. At least I started my day with a big smile on my face.
Zoe meets Parker when she practically throws herself at him. ...more
Love Jill Shalvis and her feel good reads. While part of a series, I read this as a standalone and had no problem following along.
Zoe is a strong, independent woman and I just loved that she was a pilot. What I found hilarious was her inability to fix anything in her house! She has an old fix-her-upper inherited from her grandparents and while she has the tenacity to want to do things on her own...she was a complete disaster. I couldn't help but laugh out loud!
Then there ...more
Book seven in Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism series starts off with an erroneous kiss, and builds on that initial contact as the story between Zoe and Parker progresses. It is the first book I have read from this series, and it can absolutely be read as a standalone.
I read a lot of books, and I can honestly say that there are only two authors that I know I can go back to time and time again, and pick up any of the many books they have written, read and neve ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
Really, does it get any better than a Jill Shalvis book? I mean...I just. No. The word you're looking for is no! lol All I Want...so had me rocking one of those goofy smiles. It was sweet, sexy and made me bust out laughing more than once in an *fluffs hair* oh-so-ladylike-way, of course. And I loved every second of it as Parker and Zoe played house, raised some kittens and basically drove each other a spot crazy. It was ...more
This story features romance, a bit of thriller/suspense, mild family drama, and one sweet old dog. As far as romances go, it was OK. I liked the case of mistaken identity, th ...more
Anyway, not trying to say it in a rude way but if you've read one Jill Shalvis, you've more or less read them all. Late 20s early 30s heroine, some mish mash of getting life together or down on luck combined with been burned by guy before or stone-walled from poopy parents. H ...more
If it wasn’t for having to work a 12 hour shift this past Saturday I would have read All I Want in one sitting. Both Zoe and Parker are likable characters. They are the oldest siblings in their family and they are use to taking care of everyone around them.
Zoe has parent issues, her parents were globe trotters that let her raise her younger brother and sister (who got their H ...more
Parker is yummy. He's good friends with Zoe's brother and is renting a room in Zoe's home while he's officially/unofficially on leave from work. He's really still working a case but never thought he'd fall for Zoe, her adorable dog Oreo and two trouble-making kittens.
The story w ...more
All I Want is a tense and beautiful contemporary romance with realistic and complex characters, including Parker's younger sister who had Down's syndrome.
This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
I’m always very excited about a new Jill Shalvis book so I had some high expectations for ALL I WANT, as is always the case when you fall in love with an author’s writing. This is Zoe and Parker’s book and it definitely has all the trademarks that make Jill Shalvis’s books so fun. There’s humor – quite a lot of it actually – and also a lot of heart as well.
Our heroine, Zoe Stone is a bit of a mess when her brother asks her a favor. Despite all the alarm bells ringing inside of her hea ...more
not quite sure why I didn't care that much for All I Want. It might be that I o.d. on the series by reading the last three practically back to back. OR it could be have something to do with the narration. I listen to the audiobook of All I Want. And somehow I found the narration a tad to melodramatic for my taste.
While I kinda get the appeal of Parker, I didn't really feel that way. I mean I like him well enough, but lust for him? nope.
Then there is the supposed chemistry between Zoe ...more
Zoe has a hard time trusting and finds something wrong with the men she has dated. Now that her brother and sister have moved out and are in serious relationships she is determined to date and maybe find the guy that's perfect for her.
Parker is in town and supposed to be taking personal time since his last case didn't go as plann ...more
I absolutely adpored Parker! He was honest to a fault and just a Good Guy. Who adopts kittens to stop a little girl from crying, for heaven's sake, and lets them crawl all over him and sleep on his pillow. So precious!
My only tiny niggles: I adored the animals more than the people, and there was some drama towa ...more
I love falling into a Jill Shalvis book – it’s immediate gratification and I know I’m in for a good time. I laughed out-loud four times by the fifth chapter of ALL I WANT. If you thought Darcy was amusing in STILL THE ONE, then Zoe will entertain you with her own brand of being a challenge in ALL I WAN ...more
All I Want is the 7th book of the fantastically entertaining Animal Magnetism series. This story was an adorable fun read! I loved it! It had it all sexy, funny, and sweet. It was fast paced and had me hooked from the very beginning.
Parker and Zoe were such fantastic characters. They had awesome chemistry with fun, playful animosity that built and built into combustible heat. I loved learning their back stories and the overall development. I was just filled with so much ...more
Love love love Zoe and Parker. Their banter was fun and I really enjoyed the push and pull these two had. And their chemistry was amazing.
As always, it was fun seeing the other siblings from previous books. I could read this series forever.
**Huge thanks to Berkeley and NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Full review to come at www.thebookpushers.com
All I Want has all the trademark humor we've come to expect from Jill Shalvis, especially in the Animal Magnetism series, but there is a little romantic suspense element in this one I really liked.
Zoe, has convinced herself she is good and fine since her brother Wyatt and her sister Darcy found true love and have moved out of the house and ...more
All I want is a Jill Shalvis hero! In Parker James, Ms. Shalvis has once again delivered a strong, sexy-as-sin, loveable hero – and this one adopts kittens. How could I not melt over Parker? This USFW special agent infiltrates and takes down wildlife trafficking rings and more, is a loving brother and good friend, and slides right into Zoe’s life, knocking down all her shields. Parker isn’t perfect, but he’s a perfe ...more
Parker and Zoe were such fantastic characters. They had awesome chemistry with fun, playful animosity that built and built into combustible heat. I loved learning their back stories and the overall development. I was just filled with so much anticipation while reading, it was extremely witty a ...more
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 5 Stars
I love when you immediately relate to the characters and become vested in their story. That’s what happened with Zoe and Parker. They were so real and believable that I felt I knew them and cared about what happens. Despite the danger of his job, they had me smiling, laughing and swooning at regul...more
With her siblings out of the house, Zoe Stone is trying to settle down to a life of peace and quiet in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, when her brother’s friend, Parker James, blows in to stay with her while he searches for a fugitive smuggler. Zoe and Parker’s instant attraction catches them by surprise, but well aware that he is simply passing through has them questioning the wisdom of a temporary fling that may just break both of their hearts.
While the book has all the rig ...more
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Oreo farted audibly.
Zoe fanned the air. “See? Nervous.”
Parker laughed. “My guess would be he’s eaten some of your cookies.”