Wednesday, September 8, 2021


All I’ve Wanted All I’ve Needed
by A.E. Valdez
Publication date: July 23rd 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Harlow Shaw feels naïve for believing in happily ever afters but she craves a love that lights her up.

She thought she had it all with her boyfriend. Until his promising baseball career overshadows their relationship and he asks her a life changing question. It causes her to wonder if what they have is all she ever truly wanted.

Harlow is yearning for more than the curated life she is living.

A trip to Bali, a move to Seattle, and a “burned” cup of coffee lead her to a friendship she didn’t know she needed and a love so deep she can feel it in her bones.



The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . .  ALL I'VE WANTED ALL I'VE NEEDED . . . Tell me how often do you find that someone that provides you with that more you need out of life. Then when something that should be life changing happens you find that more is not the forever more you thought it would, could, or should be. You make big changes in your life and you find another that to fill the hole left, but this time you find that the forever more that should and could be is found. Then you find that the one from before will not allow for you to have that forever more with someone new. Harlow finds that her world will change with a few life changing decisions. 

Bali and Seattle turned out to be two of the best decisions in Harlow Shaw's young life. She lost her mother years before. She loves her father and her friends, but she needs something different. Getting the chance to allow for her wings to spread makes for the chance at more. And her more comes in the form of an aunt and uncle, a new job with a new friendship. A new friendship that blossoms to so much more. Then there are the benefits to having new friends. You meet more friends. In comes, Acyn with his sarcasm, tattoos, smile, level head, smarts, and charm (lol) give Harlow that something more she was missing. He took the time to get to know her. He helps her in small ways. He's there for her.

What truly had me wanting to just stop reading was the errors in words, punctuation, capitalizations, and at times grammar. The saving grace was the story was one that I wanted to finish out. I wanted to see very much how Harlow handled it all, Seattle, 3-jobs, Acyn, her dad, friends, and ex. 


Author Info

A.E. Valdez discovered her passion for writing when she was given a journal by her 5th grade teacher and has been creating poetry, works of fiction, and gaming narratives ever since. As a child, she wanted to read more stories with people that looked like her.

She loves all things romance, from heartbreak to happily ever afters. She pours her own heart and soul into the stories she brings to life. Causing readers to fall in, and sometimes out, of love alongside her characters.

Amanda currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two sons. Most days you can find her sipping on an iced latte while she writes or enjoying time with her family.

Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Hosted by

Presented by

1 comment: