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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

4/5: All They Ever Wanted by Tracy Solheim




All he ever fought for...
Aspiring congressman Miles McAlister has dreamed of representing his hometown of Chances Inlet, North Carolina, since he was a boy. So when he’s asked to help run his mother’s bed and breakfast he moves home and rolls out his campaign at the same time. But political stardom isn’t a given, especially when he’s expected to compromise the very ideals he’s trying to uphold. Making matters worse is the inn’s stubborn, and distractingly beautiful cook. He’s loved and lost before, so falling for Lori Hunt is not part of his plan.
 
All she ever feared...

Lori just wants to do her job and be left alone until she can safely move on. The last thing she needs is to get involved with her boss’s son. Miles proves to be too sexy to ignore, however.  Their heated fling elicits feelings deeper than either anticipated. But everything about Lori is a lie. She’s harboring a secret that’ll destroy Miles’s career, and when the truth gets out it’s going to shock Chances Inlet to its core, forcing Miles to make the hardest decision of his life.


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Lori is working in a B & B trying to keep a low profile and just do her job. Her stay in Chances Inlet is only temporary. She can't tell anyone who she really is.  So when she meets Miles she knows she needs to keep her distance and not let herself give in to the thoughts she has in her head about what she really wants.
Miles is campaigning for a spot to represent his hometown in congress. He's busy trying to help his mother run her B & B while she is recovering from an accident. So between the B & B and his campaign he doesn’t have time for anything or anyone else. At first he thinks Lori is hiding something and tries to figure out what it is. The more he talks to her the more he can't resist her and wants her. Before they really know what is going on they find themselves in the middle of a fling. A fling that turns out to be so much more than either of them ever expected.
I had a hard time getting into this book. I felt like I had to force myself to read it. Lori's character kept thinking to herself about how she shouldn’t get to know anyone and shouldn’t do this or that. It was a little repetitive in my opinion.  Aside from that I liked her character. I also liked the character of Miles, but not at first. I didn't really like him until about halfway through the book. Once they started having a relationship of sorts that’s when the book started getting good for me. In the beginning he kept accusing her of being a part of the theft that was happening in the Inn. But as the reader you knew she wasn’t behind it. So after he started believing her is when he started to be more likable.  
The book doesn't have very detailed sex scenes. So If you like sex scenes for days this book might not be for you. I didn’t mind the lack of details when it came to the sex scenes. Sometimes for me it's nice to read a book that doesn’t have four or more pages of just sex. I like a story line. I was expecting the reason for Lori's hidden identity to be a little more shocking. Turns out her father was part of the money scam that affected Mile's family. She didn't do anything wrong, but she had went to her father to try and get him to fess up. When she did that he took off and made her an accessory to the crime. So she goes into hiding to avoid prison time. I am glad that I stuck to the book and finished it.