All I Ever Wanted by Katrina Mills (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)


Title: All I Ever Wanted

Author:  Katrina Mills 

Published Date: May 3rd 2016

Genre: Romance


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Eat a stick of butter or return to her hometown? School teacher Kinsley Bailey would rather risk the caloric overload. Staunton, Virginia is laced in bad memories of a mentally ill mother, an estranged father, and the first boy who broke her heart. Yet the news of her father’s death has forced her return to the nightmare. Now in the heat of summer, Kinsley’s left unraveling the mysteries surrounding a house, an antique gun collection, a flabby basset hound, and a safety deposit box that no one in the family wants to discuss.

After a series of tough breaks, army soldier Bastian Harris desires the serenity of small town life in Staunton. Even with women signing up for his shooting courses and emphasizing their desires for a different kind of target practice, he keeps his nose down and his gun in his holster. Yet when a certain auburn-haired blast from the past comes blazing into his shop to sell her late father’s antique gun collection, he might have to reconsider the tranquil life and take up arms for the one woman he could never forget.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***
Katrina Mills thoroughly entertained me with this book. I loved the plot, the characters and the scenery. I know that Aunt Debbie is a secondary character but good Lord that woman made me laugh so many times. She is hands down my favorite character in this book. Kinsley was wonderfully written as a main character; I love her spunk and her vulnerability. She’s a character I feel many can relate to. Bastian wasn’t without his charms either; he’s witty and genuine, but he’s also, I think, a bit gun shy when it comes to a relationship with Kinsley. It was fantastic fun watching the two of them find their way.

The story was beautifully written. You’re given a lot of surprises along the way, but you’re also given answers to questions and they tie in well. There was one huge bombshell dropped that I didn’t see coming from miles away. As you read through Kinsley’s struggle with this particular bombshell, you see that her entire life could have been so much different and that she regrets a lot of things from the past.

I have to say as a Virginian, I loved that this book was set in my backyard. I live a few hours away from Staunton and with the imagery Ms. Mills gives, it was like I’d taken the road trip myself. Brilliantly done. Go get your copy today and get ready to be captivated.


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