“Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.
“Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.
Quick & Dirty: This was an epic romantic story filled with betrayal, intrigue, drama, and adventure.
Opening Sentence: Haven Moore checked her watch and turned back toward the city.
Haven Moore has been happily living in the beautiful city of Rome for the last year with her soul mate. After almost losing Iain to a fire, they decided to leave and try to live their lives away from everything that happened in New York. Their happy life is about to come to a halt. Iain’s mother is suing Haven saying that she forged Iain’s will, and she plans to take all of the Morrow’s fortune. So all their assets are currently frozen, and they are pretty much broke. Then Haven’s best friend Beau decides to go and disappear. Beau got a call from a boy claiming to have been his boyfriend from another life and Beau goes to New York to meet him. Soon after he lands he disappears and Haven and Iain decide they have to return to New York to find him.
Once she returns to New York she is also approached by a new group called the Horae. Their sole purpose in life is to try and destroy Adam Rosier, the leader of the Ouroboros Society. Adam has one weakness and that is his love for Haven. The Horae recruit Haven and come up with a plan that will stop Adam for good and in return for Haven’s help they will help her find Beau. There is one big problem and that is that Haven will have to pretend that she is falling in love with Adam. She still hasn’t forgotten all the horrible things that he has done to her and Iain in all their past lives. But as she starts to spend time with Adam he seems to be a totally different person than he was a year ago. Haven starts to question if she can trust Adam or if his change of heart is just an act. She also starts to question if she could ever have feelings for Adam and in the process she puts her and Iain’s relationship in jeopardy. Who is her true soul mate and will she be able to find Beau before it is too late?
Haven is our heroine in this fun series. Haven is spunky and when she makes a decision she is a very determined girl. She is madly in love with Iain, but she is very independent. Once she finds out that Beau is in trouble she drops everything to try and help him. She is very loyal, and she tries to follow her instincts even though it is hard at times. There are times when she has a little bit of a bad attitude, which can be a little frustrating. But overall, I really like Haven and I think she is a good character with a good voice.
Iain has some really good qualities, but some frustrating ones as well. He is totally devoted to Haven and loves her unconditionally. Growing up he had a rough childhood with a mother who didn’t love him and a father who didn’t have time for him. He has a special ability where he is able to remember all of his past lives, so he always knew that he had to find Haven. He also is a really good person that is willing to help total strangers if they need it. He does have a jealous streak and at times I thought that he should trust Haven more. He also makes rash decisions that have some pretty serious consequences. Overall, I really like Iain. He is defiantly swoon worthy and he is great for Haven.
I just have to say that I totally fell for Adam in this book. In the first book he is the villain and a pretty creepy one, but in this book he is totally different. He has reformed himself to be a better person that Haven could come to care about. He is still a villain in his own way, but he honestly really cares about Haven and her happiness. He is very respectful and sweet to her and it’s hard not to fall for him just a little. Yes, he has made a lot of mistakes in the past, but he is really trying to change and be better even if it is just to impress Haven. I really loved his character in this book and my heart broke for him, because Haven couldn’t ever truly return his feelings.
This was a fun read for me. I actually liked it better then the first book. I was hooked from the very beginning and it kept me interested the whole way through. The plot was fun and interesting, the character‘s were will developed, and the romance was really sweet. This book was filled with action, betrayal, drama, and suspense. This was the ending to the series and it wrapped up nicely. The ending was left a little open, and there is room for more stories if the author ever decided to write another book. I really enjoyed this series and I would recommend it to anyone that loves a action packed romantic paranormal book.
Haven hadn’t forgotten how handsome he was-how dark and debonair. He still had the same aura of power about him, as though he could snap his fingers and turn the world off. But he looked younger than Haven remembered, no more than twenty. He was dressed for the winter weather in a perfectly cut cashmere coat. His hands were clad in black leather gloves and a charcoal scarf was tied around his neck. It was nothing more than a costume, she realized. He needed no protection from the cold.
“Hello, Adam.” Haven felt light-headed, short of breath. But much to her surprise, she no longer felt any fear. Maybe it was because Haven was older now. Or maybe Adam had improved his human disguise. But something had changed since they’d last been together.
FTC Advisory: Razorbill/Penguin provided me with a copy of All You Desire. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.”
“Might I say that I like Adam way more than Ian?”Trinity~ Hello, I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time. And this is my wife. wrote this review Wednesday, December 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Much better than the first despite an awkward beginning, though I'm not convinced that this couple doesn't need to work on their communication skills.”Hannah Lee wrote this review Thursday, December 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was amazing! It took me a while to remember the storyline from the first book, but I think this one was even better! I can't wait for a third book in this series!! :)”A Wastchak wrote this review Wednesday, July 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“All You Desire is that really good second book one seeks in a trilogy. While I rated its predecessor five stars, this sequel had moments of brilliance and also moments of fizzle. I think the storyline in the first book was much more intriguing, the romance was a bit more ardent and the characters were better developed in the initial book. One thing I recognize the author did for the readers of this book is an excellent recap. While I had just finished the first book and the recap was unnecessary this time, there is often a lag or long period between reading books in a trilogy or series for various reasons, often beyond the reader's locus of control. Another strength is that the book and series keeps the reader guessing throughout. I also loved the ending of this book and it really psyched me up for Book 3. Unfortunately I have to wait until Fall 2012 for the resolution!”Ange wrote this review Monday, June 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The cliffhanger really made me mad!”Amina wrote this review Monday, May 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Started . . . ”Tara wrote this review Wednesday, December 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“endorsed by Andrea Cremer”CCPL Teen Underground wrote this review Saturday, November 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Haven and Iain have escaped the clutches of the Ouroborous Society only to be drawn back in by the disappearance of Haven's best friend Beau. Can they survive a battle with this supernatural society a second time?”The Book Bruja wrote this review Tuesday, November 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book- lots of twists and turns... Haven and Ian go back to new York when Beau is missing. He has been kidnapped. They suspect Adam is behind it. But it appears that Adam is trying to clean up the O. society. Leah gives Haven some advice from visions she has had. And Haven ends up helping the Horae- a group of sisters that are enemies of Adamin all their lives. They need Haven to pretend to love Adam so that they can lock him away. They resort to some manipulative schemes to get her to cooperate- and it leaves you wondering who the villain is in this book!.....”Nerissa H wrote this review Monday, October 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No