Thursday, June 19, 2014



Toni Blake’s new heartfelt Coral Cove series brings Blake’s incredible talent of creating a story that’s filled with hope and love. ALL I WANT IS YOU starts off the series with the story of Christy Knight, a character who appeared in her Destiny series. Readers will remember Christy from her encounter with Anna Romo, the heroine of Hall Moon Hill (a 2014 RITA Award Finalist), the last installment in the Destiny series. Christy’s life changed when a horrible fire claimed the lives of her mother and father; she’s left to deal with the aftermath of financial troubles on her own. Christy grew up in the small, cozy town Destiny, Ohio, but she feels her future lies elsewhere. In hopes of figuring out what’s next, she’s decided to move to the city.

Christy and her roommate Bethany are struggling to make ends meet. The beautiful jewelry she creates doesn’t pay the bills. To top it off, Christy’s just found out about her Grandpa Charlie’s own financial troubles and that he may be asked to leave his assisted living home. As his only living relative left, Christy feels it’s up to her to help but she can barely help herself. Bethany thinks it’s time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who’s smart, sexy, and solvent. Though Christy’s hesitant about the plan—she’s a romantic at heart after all—faced with few options she’s willing to give it a shot.

The search spells disaster from day one. Her first date fails before it even starts! She did, however, meet her sexy neighbor Jack DuVall. He’s not quite the man she needs at the moment—if only his blue eyes weren’t so mesmerizing. It seems the rugged handyman fits the first two categories (smart and sexy), but he’s all wrong for her. As Jack helps Christy with small patch-up jobs around the apartment, they develop a friendship. Jack hasn’t been entirely forthcoming, he’s not really just a handyman and he’s nowhere near broke. Wary of trusting others because of a painful past he doesn’t want to revisit, he thinks it’s best to wait before sharing too much information about himself.

Meanwhile, Grandpa Charlie thinks it’s time for Christy to take a break from her day-to-day stresses and get some much needed R&R by visiting him in sunny Coral Cove.  Knowing she’s short on funds, Jack wants to help Christy make the trip happen, but how can he without exposing that he’s actually loaded? He joins her under the pretext of needing a vacation as well, splitting the expenses.  As the long hot days turn into sizzling nights together, Jack can’t deny his reasons for going along are far from noble.

The Coral Cove charm captivates Christy and Jack, and a passionate, loving relationship blossoms. Jack finds he had it all wrong—Christy’s not only gorgeous, but feisty and completely irresistible; after so much heartbreak and let downs Christy feels she finally has someone she can trust. But, when Jack shares secrets he’s been holding back, the relationship is compromised. As they both struggle to find their way back to each other, the quirky seaside town of Coral Cove could prove the perfect place to find a red-hot destiny of their own.

ALL I WANT IS YOU is a brilliant start to a heartwarming and sexy series, filled with Blake’s relatable blend of inspiring, passionate stories of hope and new beginnings. Readers will fall in love with the seaside town of Coral Cove and its quirky characters over and over again. 

I was provide a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

I just finish reading this boo, and I love it, love the characters, and love how the book turn out to be, this book made me Laugh, Cried, and Mad in some part, but I love every second of it, I couldn't put the book down, I want more, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Christy, she grew up in Destiny Ohio, after her parents die she knew that she couldn't stay their anymore, she love making her own jewelry, she knows that living in the small town and trying to sale her jewelry, it was not gone pay her bills that's when she decided to move, now living with a roommate still struggling to pay her bills, and on top of that she gets a call from her grandfather, telling her that he had money trouble, that's when she knows that she is ready to throw the towel down, that's when her roommate Bethany and her came up with the idea to date a rich man, on the night of her first date she gets lock out of her house, that's when she goes to her next door neigh board to ask for help, but what she did not expected was how good looking he is, that's when she meets Jack, Now Jack is not who she think he is, will they worker out once the secrets come out, will they fight for their love.

I really love and enjoy reading this book, I love the chemistry that is between Christy and Jack, love the way how he is with her, and love how she acts with him, I just love the book, Author Toni Blake THANK YOU for introducing me to this awesome book and this amazing characters love them.

"Anybody ever leave you, Alice?" he asked.

"My parents," she said – then flinched, gasped, almost unable to believe the words had fallen from her lips.  Guilt coursed through her veins as she rushed to explain.  "I mean, I know they didn't leave me on purpose and it's not the same thing as being left in a romantic sense like with Fletcher's wife, but for some reason that just popped into my head.  I shouldn't have said it, though," she concluded quietly.

Yet he replied, just as softly, "It's okay."

The beach had curved completely away from the road now, leaving Christy to feel all the more isolated with Jack.  But in a safe way.  And that was when it hit her.  He makes me feel safe.  And it seemed important.  Because she'd felt that way so seldom since the death of her parents.

"Is it?" she asked.  The surf was calmer here, the bend of the land creating a small bay, and the water lapped more gently over their feet as they walked.  Then she stopped and looked over at him.  "Is it okay to feel abandoned by someone who never meant to?  Who never would have if they could have helped it?"  She swallowed back her fears and voiced thoughts that had perhaps hung in the back of her mind for a long while now.  "I mean, I know they loved me more than anything.  I know it wasn't their fault.  But it's hard to suddenly be left so alone in the world, and with nothing.  No money to bury them with.  No pictures to remember them by.  No answers about why it had to happen this way."

Oh crap.  She'd just spilled her guts, big time.  She'd said things she didn't even know she felt until now.  She'd completely bared herself to him, only in a different way this time – one that was possibly even more revealing.

But that was when Jack whispered, "Come here," and she realized his arms were closing around her, pulling her into a warm, intoxicating embrace.  And it felt so good that she simply let herself be swept up in it, let her arms close around his waist, let her face rest against his chest where she could hear the steady beat of his heart.  "I don't want you to feel alone, honey."

Though after a moment of comfort wrapped in Jack's arms, she still felt compelled to lift her head, look up at him, and admit, "It was still an awful thing to say, though."

But Jack simply told her, "No.  Just no.  It really is okay."

And then his eyes dropped from her eyes to her lips, and a familiar heat soared through her just before he lowered his mouth onto hers.

Christy succumbed to the kiss immediately, with her whole heart.  No kiss in her life had ever been more welcome.  It was at once a sweet escape from life's troubles and a perfect celebration of the things that had been going right lately.  So much passion lay stored up inside her that there was no fighting it, only giving into it and relishing it.  She kissed him back with everything inside her, so thankful to be with him in this way again – and yearning for more.

Jack's strong hands roamed her back, the curve of her waist, her hips, caressing and molding her flesh within his fingers.  When Jack touched her, she somehow became every inch a hot, desirable woman – no self-doubt, no shyness – and she followed the impulse to press her palms to his broad chest, digging the tips of her nails in just slightly through his t-shirt as their kisses deepened, the want stretching hotly between them.

When Jack's palms curved over her ass and pulled that part of her closer to him, his erection connected with the juncture of her thighs and a small whimper escaped her.  It broke the kiss at last, but she couldn't even begin to think about stopping – she looped her arms around his neck and followed her body's urge to grind her hips against his.  His grip on her bottom tightened and he hauled her against him harder and she heard them both panting as she sank deeper and deeper into her sexiest cravings.  




About the Author: USA Today bestselling author Toni Blake’s love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel - nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels including her recent 2014 RITA nomination for Half Moon Hill the last installment in her popular Destiny series.

 Her books have received the National Readers Choice Award and the Bookseller’s Best Award, and her work has been excerpted in Cosmo. Toni lives in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time outdoors. Learn more about Toni and her books at