Monday, October 19, 2015
Review for All I Need is You by Wendy S. Marcus - 3 bees knees
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
As a dancer who creates mesmerizing visions onstage, Neve James is looking for the same kind of stability in her love life. Her pen pal, Rory McRoy, is on leave from deployment in Afghanistan, so she heads to Boston to surprise him. After corresponding for months as part of a “Support Our Troops” initiative—and exchanging dozens of “Read When You’re Alone” letters—Neve knows what Rory likes, and she intends to fulfill his every fantasy. But all they get are a few blissful moments together before they’re interrupted by a woman claiming to be Rory’s fiancée.
Rory has fallen hard for Neve’s letters. When he finally meets her in person, he has to have her, right then and there—until Neve takes off in a fit of anger. Forced to return to Afghanistan before he can fix things between them, Rory waits four agonizing months to prove that he’s not the man Neve thinks he is. But by the time he arrives in New York, she’s already made up her mind. Luckily, Rory never backs down from a challenge, and he’s prepared to put everything on the line for love.
MY REVIEW -
I liked this book; not quite as much as the first book in the series, so I bumped it down a star, but I say it's a bit more like 3.5 stars. I liked that Neve was trying to change, but her actions were too childish for my liking, so I had a difficult time relating to her, and I thought she was intelligent, but she made some seriously bad choices; especially in regards to Adam, such a stupid decision to do what she did. I also didn't like that she's so self conscious, and how she doesn't really respect herself. I suppose that not being able to connect with Neve was why I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first. I do enjoy the writing, and I liked the whole premise for this book. I like the connecting through letters scenario, and I liked the scenes with Rory dealing with PTSD. Rory was adorable, and I really liked him; except for him sort of using Neve till he's ready to find an "acceptable" woman to marry. Neve and Rory do have great chemistry, and the intimate scenes were definitely spicy. Rory was a sweetheart to take care of Neve when she was ill even when she kept trying to push him away; Rory knew what he wanted and he went after it. I loved that Neve was a gymnast/dancer, and that Rory was a soldier. I also loved the ending. I didn't love how Neve's past was thrown in our faces all the time. There are mentions of the couple from the first book, but I don't think it's absolutely necessary to read it first, but it's nice to have the back story, and if I remember correctly Neve and Rory have a bit part in the previous book. I would recommend this to other readers, and in the end I was interested till the end, so that's a plus in my book.