Series: Kowalski Family #5
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Published by Carina Press on 2012-11-12
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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A second shot at first love after college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge and he's forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal—and learns the boy is Lauren's son…The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort him to Ryan's door every day to work off his crime.With all this close contact, Ryan and Lauren can't deny the chemistry between them is as powerful as ever. But can a few searing kisses erase their past and pave the way for a second chance at true love?70,000 words
As always the writing and narration team of Shannon Stacey and Lauren Fortgang is a winner!
I’m really enjoying the Kowalski family. This time around we get’s Ryan’s story. He’s been avoiding going into town when he’s home and his family thinks they know the reason… Lauren Carpenter.
Lauren married Ryan’s best friend right out of high school after they found out she was pregnant which made things for Ryan hard since he was in love with her. So he left town to go to college and start his business.
15 years later the two are now divorced from other people and the attraction is still there but they are pretty much strangers now since they’ve not spoken in all this time.
Lauren has it tough as a single mother raising at 16-year-old son. Said son gets into trouble over damaging property at Ryan’s family home the Northern Star Lodge that Ryan is home to help repair so that the family can either sale it or make bring out of the red.
After Ryan catches Lauren’s son, Nick they work out a deal where he has to work off the damages by helping Ryan and his construction crew with the repairs to the lodge. That means Ryan can’t avoid Lauren anymore and all his feelings for her come rushing back and Lauren’s “what if” thoughts about a younger Ryan flood her every waking thoughts.
All He Ever Desired is a great second chance love story. I love that we get updates on the couples from previous books and set ups for the future books. Next up is Josh and Katie book which should be interesting since she’s been crushing on him for years and he has no clue what’s right under his nose.
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).