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BOOK REVIEW: All I Need Is You (Loving You, #2) by Wendy S. Marcus

Title: All I Need Is You
Series: (Loving You, #2) But can be read as a standalone.
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: Yes

"Perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Robyn Carr, this sexy yet sweet military romance reunites a headstrong dancer and a rugged army soldier after one steamy encounter tears them apart.

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 fiancĂ©e.

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."

All I Need Is You is a very unique read.

First of all, we have a feisty heroine—Neve—whose trying to redeem herself from a promo squints past... and okay, don't you just hate autocorrect? Here I am, trying to be serious about a book... and instead of 'promiscuous past' it makes me right 'promo squints past'. LOL!


In this book, not only do be have a wild-child heroine, we also have a new type of Hero. Rory isn't your typical, cookie-cutter bad boy alpha—and that made me love him all the more!!

Rory is a short, stocky guy—but he owns his height in a way that makes you question is tall, dark, and handsome, isn't the sexiest after all. His sweet, thoughtful, disposition had butterflies fluttering in my tummy—and then the tad bit of naughtiness in him had me swooning. And his accent... who knew a Boston-er accent could be so hottt?

So we have our two equally beautiful—but equally broken—main characters, who forge a deep and true connection during a time in their lives when they need it the most: Rory is in Afghanistan, fighting the war's battles, while Neve is in the states, fighting a war within herself.

Becoming pen-pals, they give each other the friendship the other needs desperately... and soon, that friendship turns into sometime so much more than either of them ever imagined.

Rory and Neve's letters to each other were just about my favorite part of this book. Each one had me laughing at their silly jokes, 'aww'ing at their honesty, and smiling at their sexual special 'Read When You're Alone' letters.

But in the end, Rory and Neve's story is so much more than just a love story; All I Need Is You is a story about two people fighting battles, winning wars, changing and finding themselves... and then, eventually, accepting that the not-so-pretty past can be embraced, in order to achieve a wonderful, happy future. 

P.S...*I was given an ARC of this book from NetGalley. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to... good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book. Pinky promise. *