Published by Createspace Independent Pub on July 24, 2017
Series: All In #4
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
"It's just a job, how hard can it be?”
I was hired by his father to become his live-in caregiver. It sounded like an easy job. But the day I arrived at his broken-down Scottish castle I started to realize it might not be as easy as I thought. I was not told that I'd be looking after a dark, brooding, rich man mired in a world of pain. I was not told that this man would push all my buttons and test even my strongest limits. I was not told that he was devastatingly gorgeous with a wickedly, sinful mouth. I was definitely not told that what I'd end up feeling and what he would propose would drive me wild.
But I'm Annie and this is my new job. And damn it, I'm not going to let anything, even him, that gorgeous, sinful, delicious man, stand in my way. You believe me? Don't you?
All I need is the fourth book in the adult romance All In series by Callie Harper. I didn’t realize this book was part of a series while I was reading it, so suffice it to say it can be read as a standalone. I would be interested in seeing who the previous three books featured. I wasn’t sure if there was character overlap in this world or if they are really standalones. All I need had a contemporary beauty and the beast vibe. I enjoyed this book throughout, but it didn’t blow me away. The writing and romance were good, but I think the main male character rubbed me the wrong way so I didn’t fall head over heels with him.
All I need is told in dual narrative between Annie and Ian. Annie is hired by Ian’s father to be a live in caretaker for Ian, who was injured as a teenager in a boating accident. I liked Annie but Ian was way too much for me. Too much everything. Too much of a jerk, too much of a control freak, too brooding (if there is such a thing.) I didn’t like him at all at the start of the book, and in fact I almost set this down in favor of something else lighter, but I kept with and I am glad that I did. Ian got better for me. The more he got to know Annie, the better he got. He was still a little too intense for my tastes and still kind of a jerk, but he grew on me. (to an extent.)
The romance developed at a nice pace and I felt invested in the characters throughout the whole story. I read this one almost in one shot, so I did like it. I just didn’t love it. But if you are looking for a very dark very brooding main character with a very innocent ray of sunshine counter part, you will really did this contemporary take on a modern beauty and the beast. I have no idea if that is what Callie Harper was going for, but that is the major vibe I was getting. All I need was a good read. I’m not sure if I will read the other books in the series or not, but I am going to check them out.
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