All I Ever Wanted by Karen Cimms

All I Ever Wanted

Unable to overcome the loss and betrayal she’s faced, Kate Donaldson knows there’s only one way for her to heal—and that’s to walk away from everything and pick up the pieces of her shattered life.Cutting herself off from everyone she loves, Kate settles in on the rocky coast of southern Maine. At first wanting nothing more than to be left alone, she eventually learns to c...

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All I Ever Wanted Reviews

  • Dg

    This was a perfect ending to the series. I fell in love with Billy and Katie since book 1. The good, the bad and the hell they went through for the past 2 books was unreal but I could not wait for this book to have my happy and closure for this couple. At the beginning of this book I was thinking that Katie was gonna give up but then by the middle of it when Billy shows up it just seems like FINALLY there is communication and so freakin happy that they make the decisions they make. Im happy that

    This was a perfect ending to the series. I fell in love with Billy and Katie since book 1. The good, the bad and the hell they went through for the past 2 books was unreal but I could not wait for this book to have my happy and closure for this couple. At the beginning of this book I was thinking that Katie was gonna give up but then by the middle of it when Billy shows up it just seems like FINALLY there is communication and so freakin happy that they make the decisions they make. Im happy that they finally get all their answers out in the open and focus on themselves together as a couple. This book had exactly everything I love to read which is boy meets girl, they fall in love, have happy at the beginning, struggles begin throughout which just shows that no marriage is perfect, tragedies happen throughout, heartbreak, sadness, therapy, happy again and a perfect ending for the whole family. This was well worth waiting : )

  • B. O'Brien

    Author Karen Cimms leads readers on a beautifully written journey about forgiveness and unconditional love. There are so many books about falling in love, but it is difficult to find stories where staying in love is explored. This book showcases the personal journey back from heartbreak and despair and delves deeply into the causes of the characters' pain and how they must fight to live through all that they've endured. Love isn't a fairy tale, and

    Author Karen Cimms leads readers on a beautifully written journey about forgiveness and unconditional love. There are so many books about falling in love, but it is difficult to find stories where staying in love is explored. This book showcases the personal journey back from heartbreak and despair and delves deeply into the causes of the characters' pain and how they must fight to live through all that they've endured. Love isn't a fairy tale, and Karen Cimms explores all of the darkness present in the love shared between Katie and Billy. Their relationship is flawed but real, and this book offers readers so much more than a typical romance, it is about the healing process and learning that in order to forgive others, one must learn to forgive themselves. I know that Billy and Kate will stay with me for a very long time. I loved every minute of All I Ever Wanted!

  • Doris

    Review to follow

    I finished this series late last night and wanted to take a few before I started my review. First let me say that I REALLY like this series. It spans 25 years, two people find each other and we watch them fall in love, have that love tested time and time again to come whole at the other side.

    The one thing that I liked about this story is while the two main characters. truly love each other, sometimes that is just not enough.

    Both of them have childhoods while different, are simil

    Review to follow

    I finished this series late last night and wanted to take a few before I started my review. First let me say that I REALLY like this series. It spans 25 years, two people find each other and we watch them fall in love, have that love tested time and time again to come whole at the other side.

    The one thing that I liked about this story is while the two main characters. truly love each other, sometimes that is just not enough.

    Both of them have childhoods while different, are similar none the less. One emotional and one physical. They struggle to stay together until drugs, alcohol and their insecurities get in the way.

    We watch our female character find her way back and in the process helps her man and her family heal as well.

    I enjoyed all the books but I think that I liked the second....We All Fall Down the best. Recommend these books for anyone that enjoys reading about characters that struggle through hard times and come out whole on the other side.

  • Renee

    Ugh. I am not sure where to begin. All I Ever Wanted is the third and final book in the Of love and Madness Series. This book will give you all the feels. And, I am not just saying that. Over the course of the series, I have felt right along with the characters: anger, sadness, grief, betrayal and joy. The first book was an introduction of sorts into the young lives of Billy and Kate and the struggles they faced personally, together as a couple and professionally. The second book was a continuat

    Ugh. I am not sure where to begin. All I Ever Wanted is the third and final book in the Of love and Madness Series. This book will give you all the feels. And, I am not just saying that. Over the course of the series, I have felt right along with the characters: anger, sadness, grief, betrayal and joy. The first book was an introduction of sorts into the young lives of Billy and Kate and the struggles they faced personally, together as a couple and professionally. The second book was a continuation of those struggles, only exemplified since they had their own family, were older and faced unthinkable tragedies. But this book, this was my favorite. Because it was how Billy, Kate and their family found their way back to themselves and each other. It was so beautifully written, I could not have asked for a better conclusion to their story. I was proud of myself for not shedding a tear and then once I finished, I cried. I cried for all they lost, for all they went through, for their strength, for their love and for the the fact that their story is over. I encourage you to read it and I dare you not to cry.

  • Melinda Ruyten

    Wow oh wow, after trying to clean the house and take the kids to sport and carrying this book around the house just trying to finish, as I just COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.

    It's the conclusion to "At this moment" the first half of the book finds Kate with post traumatic stress trying to cope day to day and seeing a Psychiatrist not much is really mentioned about Billy and her family. Then finally the book comes together when Kate gets in touch with her son. I didn't cry through any of the books but at 7

    Wow oh wow, after trying to clean the house and take the kids to sport and carrying this book around the house just trying to finish, as I just COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.

    It's the conclusion to "At this moment" the first half of the book finds Kate with post traumatic stress trying to cope day to day and seeing a Psychiatrist not much is really mentioned about Billy and her family. Then finally the book comes together when Kate gets in touch with her son. I didn't cry through any of the books but at 75% tears were dripping on the kindle. Such a beautiful love story. ❤️Just loved Billy. Just read it, I'm sure you will love it as much as I did.

  • Jennifer Juers

    WOW!! This series,

    , blew my expectations out of the water!!! The feelings this series gave me were overwhelming! I read all three books in just a 3.5 days, that's how damn good it was. From the first page of

    all the way to the end of

    , 1196 pages, had me so intrigued I literally couldn't put it down for anything. I don't think I've read a series like that since Fifty Shades of Grey!!!!!!!

    Their love was just over the top for me! It was love at

    WOW!! This series,

    , blew my expectations out of the water!!! The feelings this series gave me were overwhelming! I read all three books in just a 3.5 days, that's how damn good it was. From the first page of

    all the way to the end of

    , 1196 pages, had me so intrigued I literally couldn't put it down for anything. I don't think I've read a series like that since Fifty Shades of Grey!!!!!!!

    Their love was just over the top for me! It was love at first sight, to heartbreak, to overcoming unimaginable obstacles, to being there from a far because that is what the love of your life NEEDS from you. God, it was just so emotional! I laughed, cried, cheered, sat on edge, clenched my fists, held my breath and watched everything come full circle.

    The writing was spectacular! Character development was on point! It was written in 3rd person and I didn't even realize it until I was almost done with the second book because I was that hooked on their story I didn't care how it was told just as long as I could keep turning the pages!!

    I will definitely recommend it to all my friends! Simply amazing!!

    Reviewed for KFA

  • Rebecca Austin

    This is the third book in the Of Love and Madness Series and the books need to be read in order.

    Kate Donaldson has left her life behind her, except her dog Charlie, and has headed for Maine to figure out her place in life. She is lost and is scared of the world around her and has left everyone in the dark about her whereabouts except for Tom, the lover of her recently deceased best friend Joey.

    In Maine Kate struggles with living and is afraid to leave her house and relies on a neighbor's grandso

    This is the third book in the Of Love and Madness Series and the books need to be read in order.

    Kate Donaldson has left her life behind her, except her dog Charlie, and has headed for Maine to figure out her place in life. She is lost and is scared of the world around her and has left everyone in the dark about her whereabouts except for Tom, the lover of her recently deceased best friend Joey.

    In Maine Kate struggles with living and is afraid to leave her house and relies on a neighbor's grandson, Shane to buy her groceries. When her cranky neighbor, Harold begins to giver her seafood she begings to find solace in cooking for Harold.

    With the help of her therapist, Dr.Elizabeth Crane, Tom, and her new friendship with Harold and his son Jeff, she begins to find strength within herself and the ability to find out what she wants in life and what her role is.

    Yet will she open her door to her past, and specifically her family? Will she be able to heal the wounds of the past for a promising future?

    I absolutely loved this series!! This series was so full of emotion and one of those stories that can reach out and grab any reader, especially any woman with children who feels lost within their own life. It is honestly one of the best series I have ever read.

    I loved Kate through this whole series and I was anxiously waiting to see what would happen when in the end with her. She had been through so much her whole life and it finally got to the point in the last book when she needed to find her place in life. I loved when she finally got up the courage to see Dr.Crane and how much she was able to help Kate through. She truly had to teach Kate that she was not responsible for so much of the bad things in her life and that she couldn't hide behind what others said. This resonated with me so much and I could truly relate with Kate on so many levels. I think I needed Kate to succeed just to show myself that I could get through all of the hurdles that I have been facing in my own life. Fiction or not, it truly stuck with me.

    Kate's friendship with Tom was strong based on the relationship that each had with Joey and Joey knew that Kate would need a helping hand through everything. Even though Tom was going through his own grief he continued to help Kate through all of her struggles and was there for her.

    I also loved the friendship that Kate had with Harold and Jeff and how simply it started yet it evolved into something that none of them were expecting but that all of them truly needed. Jeff provided Kate with an unbiased ear to talk when she needed to without any pressure and expectations.

    I liked how Devin was able to keep what he knew a secret and help his mom through when she needed him but when he knew that she was ok he let Billy know what was happening. One of my favorite things was the counselling sessions between them and Liz and all of the open and honest discussions that took place.

    The ending of the book was truly beautiful and peaceful. I loved the way it all ended and how everything seemed to have a sense of calm. I truly loved this series and can't wait for more from this author!!

    Reviewed for KFA

  • Kathy Aronoff

    I am not sure I have the right words to convey how much I LOVED this series - Book one made me curious about how this would go and as a reader of hundreds of rock star romances I unfairly thought that it would be Billy being a jerk - how would they stay together etc etc BOY WAS I WRONG .......

    As soon as you start book two you know this is going to be something different -Book two - well I was so engrossed that I didn't want to do anything but read (see reviews for both) the emotional ringer I wa

    I am not sure I have the right words to convey how much I LOVED this series - Book one made me curious about how this would go and as a reader of hundreds of rock star romances I unfairly thought that it would be Billy being a jerk - how would they stay together etc etc BOY WAS I WRONG .......

    As soon as you start book two you know this is going to be something different -Book two - well I was so engrossed that I didn't want to do anything but read (see reviews for both) the emotional ringer I was put through had me starting book 3 in the middle of the night -

    Now to Book 3 - Karen Cimms - You asked us to trust you - and I am soo very glad I did In fact you could probably ask me to go rob a bank with you and I would say sure why not. This book is soo powerful and realistic that not only will you learn about the meaning of forgiveness but you might learn something about yourself and how you see things. You will cry, laugh and cry some more - however the feelings I had when I was finished will stay with me forever - Billy & Katie I hate to see you go but I am looking forward to your Novella in October -


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