Calliope Grey just wants everyone to be happy. And to like her – because why wouldn’t everyone like her? Ever since her parents’ messy divorce when she was only eight years old Callie has tried to make everything and everyone ok. Where has that gotten her? It’s her 30th birthday and probably the most unhappy day of her life. She finds herself without a boyfriend, living with her grandfather, trying to keep the peace with her crazy family, and wondering if she’ll ever find her happily-ever-after.
As usual, Kristan Higgins had me laughing out loud through much of the novel. There was also a scene that had me reaching for a tissue. Her main character has a big heart and only wants to share it with someone who’ll love her back as much.
Callie’s quirky co-workers add a comedic tone as well as some drama to the story. There’s a rocking chair on the cover for a reason. It symbolizes what true happiness could mean in her life. The enjoyment of this book is finding out if and how Callie finds what she’s looking for.
I recommend All I Ever Wanted to fans of Contemporary Romance.
Review copy from Julie Harabedian at FSB Associates