{Review} All I Need by Callie Harper

August 6, 2017 New Adult, Reviews 0 ★★★½

{Review} All I Need by Callie HarperAll I Need by Callie Harper
Pages: 315
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on July 24, 2017
Series: All In #4
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
three-half-stars

"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?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge
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NA Review My Thoughts

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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About Callie Harper

Callie Harper writes hot, fun, page-turning romances. She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. Born on the East Coast where she learned the joys of fast-paced sarcastic banter, she and her family are now kickin’ it in the West Coast sunshine. On any given day there’s a good chance you’ll find Callie outdoors enjoying the gorgeous Bay Area, but if she’s indoors she’ll likely be reading, writing or eating, preferably all at once.

She is the author of the Beg For It series and the All In series, both of which feature standalones with crossover characters

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