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I try not to specifically compare books to others unless there in the same series or by the same authors (I do kind of fail at this…), but for All He Wants by C.C. Gibbs I will be doing a bit of comparison. While reading this I couldn’t help but compare it to books like Fifty Shades or This Man. They all follow similar schemes. A billionaire business man that has a desperate need for control and less than ideal past falls for the twenty-something year old, fairly innocent woman.
Note: I received a free e-copy of this book for my honest feedback. I was not paid to write this review.
Regardless of its similarities, All He Wants is very much its own story. Dominic, the hero, doesn’t shy ways from making his wants unknown, including his sexual exploits. Kate, the heroine, even found a video online of him with several women. Kate is a computer geek that’s quite comfortable in her own skin. She has no qualms about talking back. The characters truly make the story original, but the backbone of the plot is extremely similar to books in the similar genre.
My biggest problem with the story though was the author’s choice of POV. It made it difficult for me to get into the story and to connect with the characters. I was often confused as to who’s thoughts I was reading. It was also odd reading thoughts of some very minor characters, and when I say minor I mean very minor characters like the bartender at the hotel that has one scene. This distracted me, I think, from leaving about the main characters, making a connection difficult to form.
The ending wasn’t all that shocking either. It was a typical ending for the genre. However, it was a bit unsatisfying. It was lacking drama and held only very subtle conflict, which I found unexacting. The way the plot ended made me as a reader feel no urgent need to read the next book. There’s no big cliffhanger or drama that needs to necessarily be resolved. In fact, the characters seem relatively content the way things ended. No doubt things could have ended better though.
So I’ll definitely be picking up the sequel. Will I pick it up right when it’s released, maybe not. I will be purchasing it though. I was hoping for more from this series, and I’m hoping I’ll get more satisfaction by reading the next book in the trilogy. Plus, after reading the preview chapter that is occasionally given at the end of the book, I’m actually quite curious to see what Dominic decides to do.