A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships . . . because sometimes what you’ve always wished for isn’t necessarily what life has in store . . .
Marriage. It’s a dream come true. Isn’t it?
One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a handsome billionaire who just happens to make her cry. In the cold dark evening, there is nothing to link them together but the bridge they shiver on. Little do they know they’ll both hold the key to each other’s future marriage…
All She Ever Wished For tells the story of what happens when your dream is about to come true. And what happens when that dream turns into a bit of a nightmare…
What does TWG think?
Planning your wedding is supposed to be an exciting experience isn’t it? Well, stressful too, but you would think that when your upcoming wedding was being spoken about, you would show more happiness as opposed to….nothing, right? I have watched many episodes of Say Yes To The Dress and Don’t tell the Bride to understand that anger or uncertainty, are two feelings that would only appear if your other half has annoyed you…and NOT because of someone asking you whether you’re excited to be getting married.
Meet Tess, a personal trainer who is planning her wedding to a man that is her polar opposite who thinks his reputation is far more important than anything else.
Meet Kate, a celebrity who is married to a man she thought would be her ‘one’, her ‘happily ever after’, funny how things can change isn’t it?
I revealed the cover of this book on my blog the other month, so when I realised that I was able to review it too, I became rather excited! I didn’t know what to expect at all but I rather looking forward to finding out.
As soon as the story begins it seems as though we’re gaining a puzzle piece because of the first scenario we come across. To what that puzzle piece represented, I didn’t know, yet, but it seemed as though that first puzzle piece was a vital piece of information for the story.
The storyline itself switches between Tess’ and Kate’s lives and how they got to where they are now, and more I read, the more puzzle pieces I collected. I gave up trying to work out where the storyline was heading as there was so much information and enjoyable situations, I didn’t want my mind to be taken away from the overall story. I wanted to enjoy it for what it was instead of trying to be Sherlock. Both Tess and Kate were brilliant characters to follow as their personalities were so very different yet they were still quite similar ladies. I found the storyline to be quite complex as there was a lot going on and I was taken on such an emotional journey, absolutely loved it.
‘All She Ever Wished For’ is such a powerful and poignant read, it truly opened my eyes to the bigger picture in general. I thoroughly enjoyed going with the flow with this book and letting myself enjoy every single moment of Claudia’s enchanting words. I couldn’t believe where the storyline headed as it was totally unexpected, that said, it made for an even better read.
Such a wonderful book that will have you siding with a heroine or two. I got lost in Claudia’s majestic storyline and was rather disappointed when the book had to end. I absolutely cannot wait to see what Claudia has up her sleeve for her next book!
Thank you to Avon for my ARC.
All She Ever Wished For by Claudia Carroll, published by Avon Books UK, is available to buy now in both e-book and paperback from Amazon UK! The paperback is also available to buy in the wild as I spotted it in Tesco and Asda!