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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

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 "Men are a luxury, not a necessity". But when Mr. Tall, Dark and Hot pulls up a stool in her diner and offers her six weeks of naughty fun with a built-in expiration date, she's tempted to indulge.

They're the perfect match for a no-strings fling. Until they realize their sexy affair has become anything but casual....

©2012 Shannon Stacey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Could not finish--narrator is that bad.

What disappointed you about All He Ever Needed?

The narrator. It was hard to tell if the writing was cheesy or if it was just the way she read things. Bad inflection, bad acting, bad reading of dialogue. Little differentiation between voices, really awkward stressing of words, and the "smile in her voice" was uncalled for when telling me about vacuum cleaners--a hint: they aren't that exciting.
Bad bad bad.
Maybe I'll go grab the book from the library and give it a try that way.

Would you ever listen to anything by Shannon Stacey again?

Maybe, depending on the narrator. I have read her paper books and enjoyed a few of them.

Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Werbowski’s performances?

Not if you paid me. Nails on a chalkboard are probably better.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from All He Ever Needed?

Some of the excessive "tell and not show" stuff.

Any additional comments?

Please don't waste your credits, readers. Go buy or rent the book and listen to something else. Stacey's books are usually enjoyable in print form, not the best but not awful either, but this was just baaaaaaad.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Why did they change narrators?

Would you listen to All He Ever Needed again? Why?

I love this series but the narration ruined it for me.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Renee Werbowski?

Lauren Fortgang

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I barely made it through whole book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Too bad they changed the narrator...

I love this series of the loves stories of the Kowalski kids, but the change in narrator is irritating. Unfortunately, Renee Werbowski can't differentiate between characters in the sound and intonation of voice. Her pacing is really good, but the tone isn't good. Story is still good and worth a listen if you can ignore the narrator. I'm still looking forward to the next in the story. What's going to happen with Ryan and Liz?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Alesha
  • KNOXVILLE, TN, United States
  • 10-01-12

Love Shannon Stacey but...

Would you listen to All He Ever Needed again? Why?

Yes, I love this series. I like that I can listen to one book and listen to another and already have a feeling for the characters.

If you’ve listened to books by Shannon Stacey before, how does this one compare?

This one I can say is not my favorite. It feels as if it was rushed toward the end. I feel like their were characters just hanging out there that needed their story finished. What happens with Josh and Katie? Ryan? With the hotel?

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Renee Werbowski?

Lauren Fortgang. She did the narration on the other's so I was expecting to have her perception on how the characters sounded. Renee Werbowski sounded as if she was just reading the book. There wasn't really any emotion or her take on the characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Why change narrator

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Loved these books but why change narrators? This one is just reading nothing I would have spent a credit on. I hate it when books go from a great reader to bad, I recommend all the others in this series for a light fun listen not this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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So Disappointed

What would have made All He Ever Needed better?

Using the same Narrator as all of the others in the series. I LOVE the series and love the other books but this one I couldn't even finish because I had the characters in the my mind from the previous books thanks to Lauren's excellent narration and this one was a huge let down. I would definitely purchase this book if you had Lauren re-record it!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Renee Werbowski?

Lauren Fantang

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Skip this one on audio

I have loved all the books in the series and was so excited to purchase this title.
After several failed attempts to listen to this book on audio I finally gave up and bought it on my Kindle. Save your money, time and patience and skip this one (unless they come out with another version of this title with Lauren Fortgang or a differnt narrator).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Cheesy ending.

So far I have loved everything I have found on Audible by Shannon, I'm not sure is it was the narrartor (who is UGH. made me want to plug my ears at times) or if I just never noticed that she writes cheesy mush stuff. I did notice a corney line here and there in here other stories but at the end of this book it just went straight to cheesy. Cringe worthy eye rolling cheesy. I think alot had to do with the narrartor but at the same time she only reads what the author wrote so....
But over all it was a good book. I found my self laughing from time to time once I was able to adjust to the narrartor ( have I mention I didnt care for her) I am looking forward to more books from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Bad Narration

It's so sad to get a book and not be able to enjoy it because of the narration. It's a waste

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Liked the characters

3/5 rating = pretty good. This is a “let’s agree to just a fling” trope, but a well-done one. The small-town’s player to end all players falls in love but doesn’t want to admit it. Great cast of characters.

There is a small amount of sexy scenes - graphic but not extreme.

The narration is okay.