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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"All I Want"

Welcome to my stop in this blog tour.  I want to thank Kathy @I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting this wonderful tour and of course a special thanks to the authors for providing me an ebook copy of this joint venture.  I loved it and if you like warm and fuzzy chick lit kind of read then you will too!

Don't forget to check out other participants in the tour and enter the tour giveaway for a chance to win $25 Amazon GC, where you can then choose to purchase this book and still have enough money for extra something!  But if you can't wait and want to read the book now, well, it's only $2.99!  That's like 99 cents a story ...worth it!

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My Review

All I Want by Jolene Perry, Kayle Baldwin, and Rachael Anderson, AF, 2012, 279p, rating=4.5
Source:  provided by authors through tour host in exchange for an honest review


THREE STORIES. THREE COUPLES. ONE HOLIDAY.

Pretty Near Perfect

by Jolene Perry
The last thing Norah needs is to be attracted to anyone – especially in her deceased fiancé's parents' home. Collin’s starting a new career, and has no business getting involved – especially while staying with his roommate’s family, who very kindly offered to take him in for the holidays. Unfortunately, you just don’t always pick the most convenient time and place to fall for someone.

Six Days of Christmas
by Kaylee Baldwin
When Natalie goes home with her best friend for Christmas, she expects plenty of quiet time to work on a winning ad so she can turn her dream internship into her dream job. Instead, she gets time-consuming Christmas festivities, a house full of children, and Jimmy, her best friend’s brother - someone who makes her question everything she’s always thought she wanted.

Twist of Fate
by Rachael Anderson
When a postcard meant for Kenzie winds up in Ty's mailbox, Ty's faced with a decision. Should he tell her that her fiancé is breaking up with her and let it ruin her favorite holiday, or should he do what he’s wanted to do since he met her - make a move and hope that he can win her over before she discovers there won’t be a wedding after all.

My heart craves stories of young love because it takes me back to my early romance days with my husband.  That was 15 years ago and although our love is still strong there's just something about the beginning!  And this was what these three love stories held ... the inception.  The awe and tender moments.  The experience of heartache before the warm fuzzies.  Ah, good chick lits rock!

These authors know the love buttons.  They created characters that were easy to connect with and although the outcomes were predictable, the journey getting there was da bomb!  I didn't want the stories to end and yet it was satisfying enough.  And you know what?  I see myself reading this again and again (especially the last two stories) because it's a delightful way to get a quick dose of the fresh love warm fuzzies!  I like those.  I like those a lot!  Much more so since these stories were set during the Christmas season ..an added heartwarming factor.  Pretty sleek, authors, pretty sleek!

Just to give you another point of reference, this had the feel like that of the movie, Sweet Alabama, so if you like that movie then this book is for you! 

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About the Authors

Jolene Perry

Jolene Perry is an enigmatic figure. She is most often seen behind her laptop, staring at the words flying onto the screen with reckless abandon.
She survived growing up in rural Alaska, driving like a lunatic, and her husband’s careers in the military, as a perpetual student, and an Alaska State Prosecutor. She also survived as a middle school math teacher using her degree of Political Science and French.
One day Jolene was playing her guitar (probably some-thing juvenile for her kids) when she wondered what it would be like to write a song for a rockstar, and her first book was born. (that book is shelved)
She now lives a very glamorous life as a stay at home mom, elbow deep in dirty dishes and peanut butter sandwiches. She doesn’t even attempt to keep up with the laundry because non-writing time is precious, and her family is sorta awesome.

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Kaylee Baldwin

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and graduated from Arizona State University
with a degree in English literature.

I currently live in southern Arizona with my husband, Jeremy, and our three children. When I am not writing, I enjoy reading, starting new craft projects, and spending time with my family.

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Rachel Anderson

Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful review and for being a part of the tour! Really appreciate it!

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  2. This sounds like an amazing anthology. I can't wait to read it to get into the Christmas Spirit! Thanks for sharing with us and for the amazing giveaway!

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