All I Want Is You by Toni Blake

May 20th, 2014 Kimberly Review 34 Comments

20th May
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake
All I Want Is You
by Toni Blake
Series: Coral Cove #1
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Sometimes you have to create your own destiny...Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he's all wrong for her. If only he didn't have such captivating blue eyes. Wary of trusting others, Jack DuVall hasn't been entirely honest with Christy. He's not really a handyman. He's not really broke. And sharing the long drive to visit her beloved grandpa isn't just about gallantryโ€”he finds gorgeous, feisty Christy completely irresistible. When secrets are exposed, Jack and Christy struggle to find their way back to one another, but the quirky seaside town of Coral Cove could prove the perfect place to find a red-hot destiny of their own

All I Want Is You is the first in a new series by Toni Blake called Coral Cove. It offered up a wonderful, hot romance wrapped in up in a small-town tale. Blake delivers characters who experience, personal growth. They learn to love and trust and find something magical in the process Blake took me on a journey that made me laugh, shed a tear, and leap for joy.

Coffee Dates with All I Want is You

First Date: We meet Christy Knight and she is struggling with loss, financial woes and direction. I immediately liked her, despite the fact she was about to make a mistake in the name of family. When she locks herself out of her apartment, she reaches out to Jack DuVall a handyman who lives across the street. I immediately swooned. The man is ruggedly good looking with a five oโ€™clock shadow and an easy smile. Add some nice abs and a tool belt and I am swooning. ย Beneath that smile, there is a whole lot of hurt and pain. Secrets, electric sexual tension and fleshed out characters have me fully engaged.

Second date: A trip to Coral Cove to visit her Grandpa has Jack tagging along and the sparks are flying; however, fear is keeping their emotions in check. A thunderstorm and a heated kiss show us the potential of this relationship and boy howdy am I rooting for these two! I am concerned about the secrets but also pleased with the growth we see in both characters. Ooo I love Coral Cove and all of its quirky characters. I fell hard for a giant iguana named Fi-Fi who is sure to make you smile. The secondary characters add charm, interest, offer advice and just make the whole town come to life. There is a second love story threaded through the tale that was interesting.

Third date: Family advice, moonlight walks and confessions have me holding my breath. There is some angst, but it is a good kind. The characters are growing, healing, learning and opening their hearts. I am smiling, swooning and hoping like crazy these two make it work.

All I Want is You offered up a delightful romance, with lessons and just enough heat to curl my toes. I ended my dates with a smile. I look forward to going back for more coffee with the next Coral Cove novel.

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34 Responses to “All I Want Is You by Toni Blake”

  1. Franny

    Beautiful review, Kimberly! I love how passionate you get about books and this one looks really good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  2. Lisa

    I’m so impressed by how many books you read. I’m a rather slow reader, so I only read about one book a week, two if I’m lucky. Between work and family, I get maybe an hour or two of reading time a day. I’m always so impressed (and a little jealous) of people that are able to read so many books. It’s amazing. Great job!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Nick

    Awww! This sounds like such a lovely romance, Kim. I haven’t read anything by the author but I’ve heard good things about her books. The couple sound like they are very easy to root for. I need to check this out.
    Lovely review, Kim! I love this first 3 dates format. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. aurian

    It does sound like a good book, but I am a bit offended by this sentence from the blurb: “Maybe it’s time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who’s smart, sexy, and solvent”. Why does she need a man for that?

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I totally agree Aurian, and its a lesson she needs to learn..I address it here “she is struggling with loss, financial woes and direction. I immediately liked her, despite the fact she was about to make a mistake in the name of family”

  5. Amir

    This sounds perfect for that lazy afternoon read and it’s first in the series too! I am looking for something sweet and romantic and it looks like this is it! Awesome review Kimba! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Amir recently posted: Review: Wicked Games by Sean Olin
  6. Melliane

    Oh it sounds nice, I love a good little small town story romance. I didn’t know this one I confess but it’s good to know that you had a good time with it. I want to read more romance!

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  7. Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    Small town romances do seem to be the best because they just make everything 10 times warmer and fuzzier. ๐Ÿ˜›

    LOvely review! <33

  8. Sharlene Wegner

    I have this book on my list! Thanks for the great review!

  9. Toni Blake

    Just wanted to thank you for this wonderful review! And I agree – love the review format! So glad you liked the book ๐Ÿ™‚ And for all the commenters interested in checking it out, I so appreciate that! It goes on sale next Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚