Title: All I Ever Wanted
Author: Katrina Mills
Published Date: May 3rd 2016
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
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.
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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