EBOOK / PDF Wanting What You Get Author Kathy Love
He rug WTHeck Okay you are the MAYOR of the town and get a DUI and it is hidden from everyone Maybe his DUI was a misdemeanor and not a felony so that makes it okay But blaming his DUI on the fact that he was depressed after his divorce even though he admits that he didn t really ove his ex wifeEllie was a total twit at 30 and a Narrative Matters librarian she should have a better head on her shoulders Her constant indecision andack of self esteem got old uick She s always Viernes o los limbos del Pacífico; El Rey de los Alisos; Los meteoros loved Mason and when theibrary is in trouble she approaches him for help because he is the mayor after all and he tells her he will help her if she sleeps with him What I expected her to smack him a good one but she didn t Of course Mason was supposedly drunk when he asked her that and regretted it the next day so that makes it all okay because he asked her that when he was drunk It took Ellie FOR EV AH to figure out Mason had a drinking problem then she keeps second guessing herself Oh and Ginny the town crier knows everything there is to know about anything Except she never knew her boss the mayor got a DUI How does that happen when she herself admits she knows everything that goes on Of course eventually Mason realizes he is an ass and an alcoholic after he El hombre desconocido (Huérfano X 2) learns that he got Ellie pregnant so he goes to AA for 6 months and the town embraces him for it in factet s make him the town hero After that the town keeps him as mayor the Vlad the Rad library is saved him and Ellie marry and even Mason s strained relationship with his dad is fixed HEATotal wall thrower for me A wonderful book about realistic people with realistic problems The heroine Ellie is a shyibrarian Why are Noble Savages librarians always shy Seriously is no one else ever shy Perhaps a veterinarian s assistant or a dispersing clerk But I digress Anyhoo she is a nice woman who has had a crush on the high school hottie Mason for years Mason is divorced and is now the mayor of the small town where they grew up He is an alcoholic who is in denial They start a relationship which is eventually sabotaged by his drinkingWell written with well developed characters Good dialog good pacing All around a joy to read Saying that Wanting What You Get is one of the best romance books I ve read this year doesn t mean much since it s only January 9 2010 so I will go ahead and say it s one of the best I ve read in two years if not AVAILABILITYThis book is very hard to find out of print on so only used copies are available and they start in the 20 range PaperbackSwapcom didn t have any neither did myocal The Birthday Girl library system and I finally resorted to buying a used copy on couk no new ones there either It cost me a total of 16 but oh was it worth itMY REVIEWThere are too many good things to say about this book and frankly I don t want to say too much since you should just read it and see for yourself Mason and Ellie are wonderfuleading characters They are three dimensional complex and both flawed but wholly The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights lovable and they are surprisingly perfect for one another I especiallyove books where the uietshywallflower girl gets the guy and this is definitely that type of bookEllie has serious body image issues since she s always been slightly overweight and Love deals with this issue very well You really see the transformation that Ellie undergoes as Mason shows her that what she expectsthinks he wants and what he actually wants are two very different things and she begins to see herself through his eyes It s especially realistic because it s gradual so you don t have one week of Mason telling her she s beautiful and Ellie suddenly puts aside 30 years of self consciousness and self doubt instead as Ellie becomes comfortable and secure with Mason and his feelings for her she also becomes comfortable with herself and her own bodyMason has the extremely serious issue of alcoholism to deal with and I thought that this was well incorporated into the book The way that it affected their relationship his refusal to admit he has a problem how everyone deals with it and what ends up happening and changing things around seemed again very realistic The fact that the two main characters are dealing with real everyday problems instead of some evil psycho murderer or plan spoiler in the background trying to ruin their ives made the book that much enjoyable since you can actually imagine all of this truly happeningIn addition to Ellie and Mason being amazing characters on their own the relationship that develops between them is absolutely wonderful and just writing about the book in this review makes me want to pick it up and read it again There are so many scenes between them where your heart will go seriously pitter patter and the banter as well as serious conversations that take place really make their romance one of ove not just To Kiss a Count lust There s also aot of humor which is a must and the The Silent Pool (Erasmus Jones lingerie bathroom scene had meiterally From Boss to Bridegroom (Smoky Mountain Matches, laughing outoudSTEPP SISTERS SERIES 1 Getting What You Want Abby and Chase 2 Wanting What You Get Ellie and Mason 3 Wanting Something More Marty and NateBOTTOM LINEIf you re a romance reader give yourself a The Vineyard late holiday present and somehow get your hands on a copy of this book It is fabulous and I can t wait for the next time I read it. And big blue eyes Unfortunately both of them start this new relationship with enough baggage for several couples Because of the secretive nature of Mason's courtship Ellie's alreadyow self esteem hits rock bottom and Mason drowns his sorrows in alcohol.
Ellie is the frumpy sister she s always battled with her weight she dresses to conceal herself though she isn t obese she is just curvy and very self conscious about her appearance As the town Wicked Nights librarian Ellie was able to make aife for herself in the small town that she and her sisters grew up in and were picked on all through school because of being poor different Mason was the golden child of the town From one of the richest families he married becomes mayor and found himself divorced because he never measured up to what his wife wanted out of him causing him to drink a She Caught the Sheriff little too much At Chase and Abby s wedding he finds himself strangely attracted to Ellie she is nothingike his type but he cannot control his attraction When the Ten Tortured Words library funding is in trouble she pleads for Mason to help and he suggests that if she sleeps with himbut Mason finds he cannot do this to Abby but Abby insists telling him she has always wanted him But Mason knows Abby is the girl a guy keeps and doesn t think he is right for her but at the same time she is what keeps him going day to day While I did notike this as much as the first in the trilogy I still found myself wanting to turn page after page and Shut Up Train loved the characters and the storyine But I will stay sober not only for myself but for her tooI m going to file this book under my inspiring shelf because I NINE - Curse of the Kalingan love the way how the hero who s an alcoholicearns how to overcome his addictionLook we all have addictions in our Once Was Bombay life Some are just dangerous than the others I have a book addiction and it s perfectly safe except for my wallet while others have it with alcohol cigarettes and abusive people I know that to beat it you have to accept that you have a problem and want to stop it yourselfShe asked me if I would get help If Ioved her enough to get help Mason said his voice ow and filled with pain Such a simple uestion with such a simple answerI ove how this story ends It made me Scenes from a Writers Life love how the characters have realife problems instead of superficial ones The way it was portrayed that alcoholism which may not be easy to defeat is still doable is perfect and it touched my stone cold heart I couldn t get past the fact that Ellie and Mason have such Boy Swallows Universe little self respect for themselves AND each otherEllie has been painfully shy and insecure her wholeife She s the short chubby The Secret Of The Cemetery librarian in town and feels completely insignificant She can t fathom why a hottieike Mason would be interested in her even when he tells her numerous times how attracted he is to her how much he wants her DK Life Stories Alexander Hamilton likes her etc I confess I haveittle patience with virgin wallflower heroines to begin with so maybe I m being too harsh on Ellie but it annoyed me that the author didn t give her even the tiniest smidgen of self esteem Mason comes from a prestigious wealthy family and has sidled up the ranks to town Mayor He wants Ellie Bad So when she comes asking to support funding for the Vocabulario Figurado 2 library instead of a new football field he agrees if she will sleep with him Tactlessness aside this may not have been a big deal if Ellie was that kind of girl But she s not She s awkward shy Ellie who agrees to the proposal because she feels Mason is throwing her a bone and she d be a fool to pass it up This infuriated meTurns out Mason was drunk when he made Ellie that offer Did I mention he has a drinking problem Yep Mason s got his own insecurities that he drowns with alcohol He s also in denial that he has a problem Oh and Mason doesn t want anyone to know they are a couple because he can t give her anything than sex Thus begins the pattern of M E s affair having a great time together when he is sober and him treating herike shit when he is drunk threatening to end the relationship then always coming back the next day spouting a Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars lameass apology and wanting sex Meanwhile Ellie just sits back andets him walk all over her Good Home Remedies lord woman grow a backbone Please Mason you know you re being an asshole DO something about itThey break up and she finally does realize she deserves better than his constant douchebaggery when she becomes pregnant How convenient Let s not deal with our problems and work them outet s throw in a plot ploy Wait it gets better When Mason finally admits to himself omg I am a bastard AND an alcoholic he seeks help via counseling and Ellie overhears his confession of Defender for Hire (Heroes for Hire, love through the overhead speaker Because againet s not talk face to face Spots Fun with Friends like adults ridiculous convenientoopholes are so much easierClearly I have issues with this book I didn t A Kiss To Change Her Life like the way Mason had to treat Ellieike crap in order for him to come to terms with his addiction More infuriating was how Ellie LET his behavior towards her slide because she was too timid to know better I get that their problems are not uncommon that people are unhappy and Their Convenient Amish Marriage (Pinecraft Homecomings life can be sucky most of the time that relationshipsike this exist If the author eft out contrived plot ploys and brought about their HEA in a dignified manner I would have had a ot respect for the story As it is I hated it Sorry 3 12 starsThis is the second book in the Stepp Sisters trilogy Ellie is the middle sister who is short and a Neimhaim (Neimhaim, little round in the middle She really doesn t have any. Chunky and unpopular in high school Ellie Stepp was often the brunt of hurtful remarks and other cruel behavior Now aibrarian in the very town where she had such a miserable adolescence Ellie has resigned herself to being overweight and single But Elli.
Self esteem at all She doesn t think any man would be interested in her After her sister Abby s wedding book 1 heroine her new brother in Divine ecstasy, the story of Khajuraho law s best friend and her secret forever crush Mason Sweet finds himself fascinated by Ellie He can t stop thinking about her but he doesn t think he is the right man for her She is sweet and innocent and the townibrarian He is a divorced bitter about ove ooking for a good time mayor I enjoyed this story Although it is a Amish Sweethearts little contrite and predictable Both characters are flawed and the self deprecation could be overwhelming sometimes even though it seems true toife I am Call Me Dan looking forward to reading theast installment in the trilogy clich i stopped reading after he said he would only help her if she slept with him Many years have passed since high school but Triple Dare (The Art of Seduction, librarian Ellie Stepp is still the short dumpy ugly Stepp sister ateast in her own mind So when her former only crush Mason starts to get interested in her it s Broken like a dream come true But there s a dark side to Ellie s fairy tale not only is Mason wary of committing to her but it becomes increasingly clear that his biggest commitment is to alcoholThis was a very good very readable contemporary romance one that s realistic without being too painfully gritty It skirted close to the edge of genuinely scary for me a few times because Mason does some freaky things that are undoubtedly on the how to tell if yourover is an abusive fruitcake Semillas de Conflicto listike breaking into Ellie s house And Ellie is such a humble and giving character I was afraid Mason would walk all over her and she would always be shortchanged in their relationship She shows that she can be strong when it counts though and they end on a satisfyingly eual footing With the exception of the first 30% and Skin Rules last 10% this book was dangerously approaching a 2 star rating The premise sounded great and Iove seeing the shywallflower type The Secrets of Ivy Garden landing the unattainable male I was actually excited to read about Mason and Ellie as they played pivotal roles in the first book Getting What You Want Parts of this actually reminded me of Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas where we saw the socially awkward and shy wallflower Evieand the notorious philanderer and Indias Economic Policy ladies man Sebastian St Vincent Difference is Evie had much stronger convictions and neveret Sebastian walk all over herin other words she had a backboneSo Ellie Stepp is the town A Girl Called Malice (Facing the Music, librarian While her sisters Abbie and Martyeft Millbrook after high school for ambitious ventures she stayed back to care for her now deceased grandmother Living in the same house she grew up in Ellie is the shy and reserved Stepp sister She s also always The Prince and the Quakeress (Georgian Saga, loved Mason Sweet the town s mayor since forever He was the golden boy in school popular gorgeous and smart Her sister Abbie is getting married to chase they had their story in the first book of this series and asuck would have it Ellie is to be Abbie s maiden of honor to Chase s best man Mason This wedding changes everything for Ellie First off it appears Mason is flirting with her and insinuating some seductive ideas for the two of them But Ellie refuses to make of what Mason is saying because hey he couldn t actuallywant her could heAnyways a proposition is made and accepted between these two and while things are electric between them Mason is suffering He has a drinking problem that he denies and it soon becomes the debilitating factor in his relationship with Ellie I think the author portrayed his addiction well Mason s constant justification for drinking is a hallmark sign of abuse and his denial was of course hurting everyone around him My problem with this book Run Away lies in two things firstly Mason wanted to keep his relationship with Ellie a secret He did have valid reasons AT FIRST but soon things became uite intense with them Throughout this I felt Ellie was a doormat She keptetting Mason get his way and never said a damn thing although it hurt her having to Paro lie to those around her She was so weak and timid at times it pissed me off The second thing was Mason s back and forth with telling people about him and Ellie One minute he s about to tell the world the next he s refusing to be seen together argh MAKE UP YOUR MINDOnly at about 90% in did Ellie finally grow a pair and tell Mason to eff off FINALLY WOMAN Mind you I did feel for Mason and his denial He also wouldn t admit to himself how deeply he felt for Ellie which only compounded his problems When he finally does hit rock bottom he does so in a very sad and resigned manner That scene where he finally admits to himself he has a problem and admits how much he cares for the one woman that actually mattered killed me The ending was awesome and the epilogue was perfect which saved this book for me So it was sweet and Ioved how Mason really came around but it wasn t as good as the first book Looking forward to the The Eye of Emerald last book in this series about Marty Stepp I forced myself to finish this book I just felt that it portrayed the disease of alcholism as easily curable It also infuriated me that Mason kept driving while intoxicated and that Ellie didn t stop him or call someone or whatever Then we find out that his past DUI was totally swept under E has always had a crush on Mason Sweet and when they find themselves paired off at her sister's wedding Mason is flirtatious Ellie can't imagine what a popular mayor would want with a dowdyibrarian but Mason is drawn to her curves unruly blonde curls.
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