Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: February 2, 2017
1. Exclusively Yours
2. Undeniably Yours
3. Yours to Keep
4. All He Ever Needed
5. All He Ever Desired
6. All He Ever Dreamed
6.5. Alone with You
7. Love a Little Sideways
8. Taken With You
9. Falling For Max
10. What It Takes - Paperback | Kindle
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Revisit all of your Kowalski favorites while falling in love with a brand-new romance in this reunion novel from New York Times bestselling author Shannon StaceyThoughts on What It Takes: Whew! Those Kowalskis are exuberant, aren't they? Especially when ALL of them show up for their annual camping trip. Which isn't to say they aren't fun. Because they are. They're just loud and rowdy and full of life.
Laney Caswell is looking for a change. A decade's worth of less-than-happy matrimony behind her, she wants peace—movies, books and, best of all, a new job at the Northern Star Lodge in Whitford, Maine. Spending the summer living in a camper is her chance to rediscover what makes her happy, and a perfect transition to her new life.
Being a paramedic in Whitford is nothing like Ben Rivers's city life, but when Josh Kowalski offers him the job, the lure of his hometown is too much to resist. Also too much to resist: Laney Caswell. Ben always thought he'd have a wife and kids, a happy family like the Kowalskis have all built, but he never made time in his life. Now he's found a woman who draws him like no other and helps him dream again—and the last thing she wants is a husband.
When the annual Kowalski family camping trip is moved to the Northern Star, both Ben and Laney are surrounded by the kind of happiness they've always wanted but never had. It just might be theirs—if they can put aside the past and reach for it together.
Which is exactly what Laney needs, in my opinion. She bottled herself up during her marriage and now she's ready to see who Laney Caswell is. The Kowalskis are just the family to help break her out of her shell. Well, the Kowalskis and Ben.
Because even when you try your hardest to deny it, those sparks make themselves known. Let's face it, Laney and Ben have sparks. Good ones. Who doesn't like a good sparking every once in a while.
Revisting the extended Kowalski family was fun. Ben and Laney's slow burn romance (which sometimes burned a little on the faster side) made me smile. The trials and tribulations of big families in a small place was everything I was looking for. *thumbs up*