Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey

Posted January 27, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 2 Comments

Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon StaceyAll He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey
Series: Kowalski Family #4
Published by Carina Press on 09-10-2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 274
Format: eBook
Source: Borrowed

He won't stay put for a woman, and she won't chase after any man...Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase—and he likes it that way. Traveling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. But when he's called home to help with the family lodge, he's intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn't need a man. If there's one thing Mitch can't resist, it's a challenge.After a nomadic childhood, Paige Sullivan is finally putting down roots. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she lives by the motto


Shannon Stacey continues to do an excellent job with Kowalski Family! She continues to bring fun and smart characters within touching and sexy romances. 

We first saw Mitch Kowalski in the last book, Yours to Keep and I couldn’t wait to see how the Kowalskis in Maine were going to stake up to the Kowalskis in Connecticut.

I love a story where the guy is a man whore that finally falls in love. Mitch Kowalski is the man whore of his hometown, Whitford, Maine. Every since high school Mitch has sown his wild oats with the gals in town. He can’t walk into any public place where he doesn’t hear old stories about his wild times keep the ladies happy.

“Honey, if you got an innie and not an outtie between your legs, he’s interested.”

Mitch has stayed away from Whitford for 3 years because of that very fact. It’s a small town where everyone knows your name and past history. Mitch is back to help his brother, Josh out with the family lodge when he runs into the pretty new owner of the local diner, Paige. Mitch goes into his usually love them and leave them mode. He does all he can to wear Paige down to get her to have a little fun with him while he’s in town for the month or so.

Paige has been turning guys left and right after arriving in Whitford two years ago. She’s doesn’t want to turn into her mother, which is the type of woman who needs a man. Paige puts up a good fight when it comes to Mitch but one thing leads to another and the couple starts spending time together.


“Men are a luxury, not a necessity.”

“But you want a man, right?”

“Not especially.”

“Who opens jars for you?”

” I have a little gadget that does that.”

“But…” He grinned. “What about sex?”

“I have a little gadget that does that, too.”


Since All He Ever Needed had a different narrator I choose to read it instead of listening to the audio book. I missed listening to Lauren Fortgang bring the characters to life. But now I know it’s not just Fortgang’s narration that keeps me coming back to the series. Shannon Stacey’s writing will keep me coming back every time whether I experience it through reading or listening. 

I can’t wait to listen to the next book, All He Ever Desired. It’s about Mitch’s brother, Ryan. We found out in All He Ever Needed that Ryan has a bug up his butt about something when he comes home to visit and stays way from town when possible. Mitch thinks it has something to do with Lauren Carpenter and I can’t wait to see what that couple’s story is. 

About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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2 responses to “Review: All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey

    • TheBookNympho

      I’m starting the next book on audio tomorrow. Can’t wait. Who knew I’d love a contemporary romance series so much.