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All She Wants

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Tessa Dalton’s mission: be crowned the new wedding planner for one of the most prestigious resorts in Colorado by winning an event contest. All she has to do is get seven events safely under wraps in eight weeks and the crown is hers. She’ll stop at nothing to win, even if planning weddings for frequent flyer bridezillas has put a bitter taste in her mouth where love and c ...more
Published September 10th 2019 by Bold Strokes Books
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Oct 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
I think I’m just having a shitty reading month and I still have pretty much all October to go.

I really wanted to like this book but it was so soulless. I felt absolutely nothing for these characters. They were just there and it felt like reading a script for very long porn movie and the sex scenes weren’t even that good.

I understood what the author was trying to say but it was plain, boring and downright bad. I had to force myself to finish the book. I still don’t know much about the character e
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have to be perfectly honest here, I grabbed this ARC by accident and didn't mean to request it. It's not that I dislike Larkin Rose, but I've come to realize that she's not my favorite style of author.

Let me try to explain... If you've ever read a Rose book before, this is going to sound familiar. Her style seems to be heavy on the erotica, light on the plot, add in angst and stir a tiny bit. This book is no exception. It's very heavy on the sexual tension between MCS, light on plot, with litt
I’m usually a fan of Rose’s novels but this one had quite a few things in it that jarred for me. Marci left Colorado, her home and place she loves, because her wife hated the cold. An 11 year marriage ended with Marci being cheated on and now, about six months later, she is back in Colorado working at a prestigious resort with her best friend Wendy. Wendy has set up a competition to find the best event planner to become a part of her resort. Tessa Dalton wants to win and be the event planner and ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has been slightly better than the previous ones that I've read from this author and I'm really pleased to say it. Because her first books were of great value for me and then she stoped writing for a while and her new books had been a bit disapointing for me. But not so much has happened with this one and for that I'm glad. Their stories are not characterized by being very complex or having characters with a lot of depth, but they have always been consistent and pleasant and full of ste ...more
What did I expect when I selected this book? A book with a detailed account of a contest to be crowned the best wedding planner - and a lot of sex. A win-win for me.

What I got. Not as much sex as I expected, not by a long shot, and a sermon on who is in the wrong when a married woman cheats. The latter was not expected and verged on being preachy. From the get-go, we are told it's always the married person's fault, never the other person. The heroine's father cheated, but hey, it wasn't the othe
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I read a book written by Larkin Rose, there are a few things I am certain I will find. I know there will be steamy sex scenes, and I know there will be a good many of them. Also, the characters, especially the main characters, will be strong-willed and kick-ass types who will clash at first, but will have great chemistry. All She Wants has all of those elements and more.

Tessa Dalton has entered a contest she means to win. She wants to be the new wedding planner for a very popular resort in
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
1.5 Stars. This book was just okay. It is about Tessa Dalton, a wedding planner who is competing in a contest to win the job for an exclusive resort in Colorado. She just has eight weeks to prove herself as the best crew leader and the job is hers. The night before the contest starts, Tessa decides to sleep with a sexy woman at the bar. This woman turns out to be Marci Jones, the liaison for all the crew leaders. Marci and Tessa do not know who each other is when they sleep together in a night n ...more
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-ng-romance
This is a read about letting go and moving on after a failed marriage. As the story unfolds, the reader is pulled down with Marci Jones and up with Wendy, her best friend. Then there is Tessa Dalton, with a single focus, going after what she wants or thinks she wants. This read has drama, sex, more drama, and more sex. The plot to some extent was interesting with a focus on finding self, determining what success is, forgiveness, letting go, and moving on. Good read if you are in the mood for ste ...more
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Past haunts the present

Tessa wins a position in a competition that could change her life. Be the last one standing and the job is hers. Upon arriving she goes to a bar to find a woman to blow off some steam prior to beginning the competition. The woman she chooses has some benefits and consequences.
Everyone has their own paths to healing a broken heart. Marci hasn't found her path of healing. One night stands seem to work just fine until she runs into Tessa. A connection she doesn't really seem
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-published, arc
All She Wants as just okay for me. I have only read a couple other Rose romances and one was a hit and the other a miss. I grabbed this one because I tend like reading erotica and this one was in that category. So let me touch on the erotica aspect of this one first. As erotica, I think this one was more of a miss than a hit. There is plenty of sex in All She Wants, but I can't say it was a great sex. I don't expect all of the sex to be shown, but the ones I do read, I want them to be creative a ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
I genuinely really liked this book. The story remained interesting the whole way through, though a little bit predictable. This being an erotica novel, I expect there to be a lot of sex and little plot, but this one delivered on both fronts. The sex scenes were tasteful and the attraction between the two main characters felt believable. I liked that a couple of sex scenes were alluded too instead of described in detail. It helped the story flow more smoothly.

One small detail did feel a little o
I've read and enjoyed a couple of Rose's previous books - they were angsty and steamy fun - and was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, this is a miss for me.

The two main characters were rather unlikable and also rather inconsistent in their actions and reactions. Lots of hot and sweaty sex, but ... meh, I couldn't care less about the characters and found myself skimming a lot of the book. Things were laid out a little too obviously and kind of clumsily and the plot just didn't make a l
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Tessa Dalton, wedding event planner has been in partnership with her sister and now wants to make it on her own. She enters a wedding planner competition and winning this competition will almost guarantee her a successful business.  Marci Jones has been burnt in love, she found her wife of ten years in their bed with a much younger woman and a year on she's still bitter and has not dealt with the fallout. As a favour to her best friend who is running the wedding planner competition Marci steps i ...more
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book tells the story of two women who clearly do not want a relationship. There is Tessa who has a goal of being a success in her career as an event planner and at this point in her life she can see the end step insight and does not want any distraction to take away from her achieving her goal. The other woman is Marci who is working through a heartbreak of having an end to her marriage that she very much wanted. But when she found her wife in bed with someone else she had nothing to do but ...more
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lesbian, romance
I found this book to be average when I wanted it to be so much more. I liked the characters, Tessa and Marci, in the way they showed strong women accomplishing things. But, it also showed these women as irrational and unable to communicate with each other to resolve an issue. I get that when you have had your heart broken, that you want to hide yourself off from the world and you become bitter and angry. But Marci's character is an extreme of this. The trust issues that existed between Tessa and ...more
I love the kicking ass and taking names vibe of this whole book. It lights a strong fire under you and gives you the courage to go find your own true love. It's spunky, energetic., and often times laugh out loud funny. I loved each and every character and the feelings they all portrayed. I love that everyone found their happy ending and match. It made my heart all warm and fuzzy and it's a feeling I will want to come back to again and again. This is an easy read and is sure to please even the to ...more
Aleana Harris
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review.

Tessa is on a mission to win a contest to become new wedding planner resorts in Colorado.

Wendy is the planner of this contest but when one of her workers can't make it her friend Marci decide to help her out.

Tessa and Marci meet at a bar Tessa decide to take a page out of her sister Monty book and to have a one night stand Marci is trying to ease pain from what her wife did.

They had a night th
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
An honest review thanks to NetGalley. This was a great read, I personally love Larkin Rose so I went into this book with high expectations. I was so happy that Rose met these expectations and didn't leave me disappointed. The only issue I had with this book was that there wasn't just one miscommunication but three or four. After the second one, I was getting annoyed with both characters not listening to the other, making assumptions and running their mouths. Other than this small issue I was con ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt
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Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Sex with a plot. Can't think of another way to describe it...Tessa enters a competition for wedding planners, Marci works at the resort where the competition is being held. Before they know of eachothers roles they share a wild and sexy one night stand, but Marci's trust issues drive a wedge between them rather quickly after seeing eachother again during the introduction of the competition. Sexual tension keeps flaring up though and they let it out a lot.

I actually liked the dialogue and charact
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
hmm, thought all the book i was thinking "would I be the only one reading this and hate Merci," I disliked her so much. One more thing the book speaks mostly about sex. they want it they think it they do it they go back to it over and over again. I did not see any character development Kinda disappointed.

If your looking for that kind of books I recommend it but if your looking for story with character development. I dont

it's well written though
Cathy Williams
Sep 09, 2019 rated it liked it
'All She Wants' is put out there as erotica.

Tessa and Marci get together more than a number of times but it lacks the steamy scenes, I personally don't think it hits the mark and the author missed a good opportunity as she actually has a good story here.

Would I recommend, yes if you want a pleasant story
Nov 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Sadly this one just didn't work out for me at all. The entire thing felt very empty and tossed together. I felt like the characters were just there to have sex and that those senses weren't even that good. I have read better erotica from debut authors as well as indie authors. This one for me needs a lot of work to be anything that I would ever try again. ...more
Sam Alexander
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This is an OK read, but it didn't really catch my attention. For me, All She Wants is not really up to Larkin Rose's normal standards. The story idea is OK but not developed very realistically. The characters are good though although the supposedly steamy moments were not really that steamy. I finished the book, and it was moderately enjoyable, but it should and could have been better. ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
All she wants was an amazing read! I loved the chemistry between the main characters. I honestly don’t know how i feel about Monty. I want to hate her cause she’s a typical player. But i don't hate her.
Tessa’s take charge is so fascinating and low-key a turn on. There’s just something about the way are actions are described that makes me smile.
Marci was a bit exasperating at first but eventually i was hooked.
I would definitely re-read this. Especially the sex scenes ☺️
Thanks to NetGalley for a
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Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This book is a sexy, entertaining read without spending too much time on unnecessary drawn-out angst.

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Apr 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2020
I couldn't get into this book and really struggled with reading it and ended up skimming a good portion of it. The characters were hard to like and relate to. ...more
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Marci and Tessa are the leads in this romance with the theme of wedding planning. There's some drama and sex thrown in but the character Marci never really clicked for me. With only a few "steamy" bits, I laboured somewhat to get to the end. A trifle disappointed that I can only rate this one from Ms. Rose at 2 stars.
I rec'd an ARC through NetGalley/Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.
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Larkin Rose lives in a “blink and you’ve missed it” town in the beautiful state of South Carolina with her partner, Rose (hence the pen name). Her writing career began some years ago when the voices in her head wouldn’t stop their constant chatter. After ruling out multiple personalities, and hitting the keyboard, a writer was born. The voices continue. The clatter of keys continues. The birth of ...more

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