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

Posted on 6 October, 2015 by in Review, Wendy S. Marcus / 1 comment

All I Need Is You by Wendy S. Marcus
on October 6, 2015
Pages: 252
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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 fiancée.

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.

With an opening like this, I think this book will pull you in just like it pulled me in (yes, I love that)!!

Dear SPC McRoy,

My name is Neve (rhymes with leave) Jaimes. My best friend Brooke tells me that due to a mix-up in the soldier bios approved for NYS Governor Howard’s Support Our Troops Initiative, you’re in the market for a pen pal. As luck would have it, with cold winter weather fast approaching here in New York, I’m in the market for some indoor activities to fill my time. Sitting by a warm fire, writing letters, works for me. I doubt I can be as entertaining as a class full of hyped-up-on-sugar third-graders, but I’ll do my best.

Soooo . . . what are you looking for in a pen pal? I’ve never done this sort of thing before, and I’d hate to screw it up. You want someone to keep you up to date on news and happenings back in the U.S.? Sports scores and highlights? Of course I’ll send out some care packages. Anything specific you want/need? I make a pretty good peanut brittle, if I do say so myself. Can I send packages with food to a U.S. Army base in Afghanistan? While I’m waiting to hear back from you, I’ll look that up.

I love how this book showed the letters that went back and forth between Neeve and Rory, you could feel the bond they developed.
But then Rory and Neeve somehow got off track after their letter writing bonded them; I will not tell you what happened so you can experience it for yourself. (this quote was too funny though it is NOT what you think):

“Are you pregnant?” Rory asked, loud enough for Nate to hear.


Nate yelled, “Why the hell does he think you’re pregnant?” as he came within arm’s reach of Rory. Close enough to strangle him, which might just come in handy.

To Rory she said, “Like I told you the last time you asked, whether I’m pregnant or not is none of your business. Worry about your fiancée, not me.”

Though as a reader, I had no idea what happened, why Neve thinks Rory is engaged or why she is so pissed at him I found myself instantly rooting for him!
I truly loved Rory, he knew what he wanted, and he wanted Neve!
I adored seeing Ms. Marcus’ writing improve and I loved how in this one she weaved letter writing between Rory and Neve throughout the story. I also want to add that using this to bring them back to each other after life gets in the way, was outstanding!
This book is easily read as a standalone… you only see the couple from book 1 a few times and everything you need to know about Rory and Neeve is explained in this one.

About Wendy S. Marcus

Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters’ lives creating conflict, emotion, and, of course, a happily ever after. Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends.

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