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Hailed by Jennifer Probst as a “sexy, heartfelt story,” this 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.

Praise for All I Need Is You

“Wendy S. Marcus delivers again with All I Need Is You, a sexy, heartfelt story that I loved!”New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst

“Marcus has delivered a delightfully witty, funny, and sexy romance that melts your heart and makes you believe in happily ever after again. All I Need Is You kept me hooked from page one to the very end—and I enjoyed every second of it!”New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti

“Marcus has penned a perfect romance in All I Need Is You, with a sexy dancer heroine, a hot military hero with a sense of humor, and a story you won’t want to end.”New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor

“Wendy S. Marcus does it again! She brings all the feels in this funny, warm, and wise read. Do yourself a favor and let All I Need Is You sweep you away.”USA Today bestselling author Amy Andrews

All I Need Is You is my kind of book: sexy, sweet, and a great look at what it means to fight the good fight and keep your heart open to love.”—Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Hold on Tight

All I Need Is You is an emotionally gripping story of second chances and two flawed characters who are perfect to heal each other. I couldn’t put it down!”—Katie Rose, author of The Heat of the Moment

“This is one series that turns the usual romance trope completely on end in the best possible way.”FicCentral

“I really enioyed both characters in this book. They both brought problems and issues with them but were able to find a way to overcome them. This couple finds their happiness through struggle, tears and pain to the HEA.”—Majorly Delicious

“If you are looking for a page-turning contemporary romance that will have you feeling many phases of emotions throughout the story, I highly recommend you give All I Need Is You a try.”—So Many Reads

“Anyone who enjoys romance novels between complicated people . . . make sure to pick this one up!”—Romance & Smut

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Book Reviews

All I Need Is You
Average rating
4.4 / 5
Pretty good, Female lead bothered me a bit
October 20th, 2015
I liked this book; not quite as much as the first book in the series, so I bumped it down a star, but I say it's a bit more like 3.5 stars. I liked that Neve was trying to change, but her actions were too childish for my liking, so I had a difficult time relating to her, and I thought she was intelligent, but she made some seriously bad choices; especially in regards to Adam, such a stupid decision to do what she did. I also didn't like that she's so self conscious, and how she doesn't really respect herself. I suppose that not being able to connect with Neve was why I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first. I do enjoy the writing, and I liked the whole premise for this book. I like the connecting through letters scenario, and I liked the scenes with Rory dealing with PTSD. Rory was adorable, and I really liked him; except for him sort of using Neve till he's ready to find an "acceptable" woman to marry. Neve and Rory do have great chemistry, and the intimate scenes were definitely spicy. Rory was a sweetheart to take care of Neve when she was ill even when she kept trying to push him away; Rory knew what he wanted and he went after it. I loved that Neve was a gymnast/dancer, and that Rory was a soldier. I also loved the ending. I didn't love how Neve's past was thrown in our faces all the time. There are mentions of the couple from the first book, but I don't think it's absolutely necessary to read it first, but it's nice to have the back story, and if I remember correctly Neve and Rory have a bit part in the previous book. I would recommend this to other readers, and in the end I was interested till the end, so that's a plus in my book.
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Turns the usual romance trope completely on end
October 18th, 2015
After Loving You is Easy, I didn't hesitate to grab this next book, but what's funny is I didn't even realize they were part of the same series until I sat down to read it. As in the previous book, Neve and Rory “meet” through a pen-pal program while he's deployed, and their friendly letters quickly take a turn for steamy. But things don't go quite as planned when he's home on leave, and he's left with a lot of explaining to do. The chemistry between these two is off the charts, so it kind of makes sense that they find themselves getting hot and heavy in a storeroom in the back of his family's pub. However, their tryst ends on an ugly note when a woman claiming to be Rory's fiance catches them together, and Neve is completely mortified by the whole situation. Not only did she get it on with him in a smelly old closet, but it looks like he's been lying to her all along. Fortunately, there's a reasonable explanation for the whole mess, though Neve doesn't make it easy on Rory. He heads back off to war for a few more months while she stews in the aftermath of her “mistake,” but once he's home for good, Rory wastes no time in trying to clear things up. Neve's situation by that point isn't ideal, as she's suffering from an infection after donating bone marrow, and she has little choice but to accept Rory's help, much as she'd like to keep pushing him away. The path of their relationship is intriguing, starting off too strong, falling apart, and then slowly building back up as they really get to know each other. Neve's got plenty of issues due to some reckless behavior and bad decisions in the past, and it colors her view of any future for herself. On the straight and narrow now, she's determined to take her dance career straight into Cirque du Soleil, but ugly pieces of her past keep showing up and breaking down her self-respect. Rory, for being such a great guy, also has plenty going on with his PTSD, but he's falling for Neve wholeheartedly, and the idea of her leaving to follow her dreams is the worst kind of quandary for him. He doesn't want to get in the way of her career, but he wants her to choose him. The real issue, though, is simply Neve's view of herself. Like the book before it, All I Need is You was nothing like I expected, but the very flawed characters and totally human screw-ups were what made it so great. Neve's past isn't pretty, but it's also not unheard of. And Rory can't seem to keep his foot out of his mouth, even when all he wants to do is be the man Neve needs. I also loved that he's not exactly tall, dark, and handsome at 5'4″, though he's definitely got the alpha & hot thing down. This is one series that turns the usual romance trope completely on end in the best possible way. ***FicCentral received this book from Random House LLC (via NetGalley) for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Not the usual romance
October 12th, 2015
Neve James has made a few decisions in her life that she regrets and is on a journey to transform her life and make better choices. As part of her life improvement plan, she signs up to be a military pen-pal and get assigned Rory McRoy as her pal. Their letters are in turn naughty and thoughtful and they are open and honest with each other, sharing a lot about themselves with each other than they had ever done with anyone else and the result is that they develop a solid friendship. However, a misunderstanding leads to things going south very quickly. ALL I NEED IS YOU is quite the complicated story. Between Neve's self-perception issues, Rory's PTSD and their complex family dynamics, there is a lot going on here. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about the characters. Both Rory and Neve were messed up and in need of profession help to address their issues. For Neve, everything goes back to the revelations about the circumstances of her birth, something that rocked her world in a major way and caused her to act out. I love that she lived her life the way she wanted, to the fullest but I didn't like that she was quick to jump to conclusions. She was her own worst enemy and harshest critic. Rory grew up in an Irish Catholic family where his mother ruled with an iron fist and his background was obviously the force behind his views on marriage and family. He dropped the ball a few times, but I like that he was patient and protective of Neve and was there for her when she needed him. Somehow, they it was easy for them to communicate when they wrote each other but not when they were face to face. Their friendship helped them get through all the issues that came up between them, but their volatile relationship can be summed up in a few words - lack of communication. But their story is not all bad. They had some great and funny moments and Neve's daring and fun-loving side made an appearance a few times. My favorite character is actually Neve's brother Nate and my favorite part of the story is the letters. Once again, Ms. Marcus writes a story that deals with difficult issues and her characters are everyday people who, while not perfect, make the best of the hand life deals them. In the end, it's all about finding that one person who will have your back through good and bad and I love that Neve and Roy got there in spite of the overwhelming odds against them. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Loved it!
October 10th, 2015
An emotional, sexy read between two pen pals. Neve, a dancer starts writing letters to Rory, while he is stationed in Afghanistan. The letters are sexy but also a get to know you. Loved it!! On leave to the states Neve shows up to fulfill one of his fantasies, they end up with a misunderstanding and Neve leaves. Rory realizes that Neve is for him and he will do anything to prove his love. This is a well written book of two flawed characters of finding love. Neve has a lot to go through with her past and her health. Marcus did a wonderful job on the medical aspects. Rory, is so sweet but also has family to deal with along with his PTSD. I highly recommend this book. This is the second book in Loving You, but a completely stand alone read. I received this book through Netgalley for an honest review.
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Quick and entertaining read
October 7th, 2015
A entertaining and quick reads about two lost sous who find love when they least expect it. Neve James who is a dancer, acrobat and gymnastics teacher who is trying to change who old wild ways. When a friend ask her to be a pen pal to a soldier if Afghanistan Neve figures it will be a good way to past the time. What she did not count on was how close the two would become and how she liberated she would feel to share her story with a complete stranger. What starts out as funand friendly gesture turns into a steaming hot "read in private" letters between the two. Rory McRoy was just trying to get through his last tour and make it home in one piece. Out of the blue he gets this unconventional pen pal letter for Neve and Rory finds himself falling hard for Neve. On a short leave home Neve decides to surprise Rory at his families pub and recreate one of his fantasies only to be interrupted by his fiance'. Hurt and confuseed Neve flees and tells Rory she never wants to see or speak to him again. After his stint in the Army Rory heads to New York hopes of seeing Neve again and repIring the damage done and seeing where this "friendship" my lead. I really enioyed both characters in this book. They both brought problems and issues with them but were able to find a way to overcome them. This couple finds their happiness through struggle, and tears and pain to the HEA. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review and opinion. All rating and opinions stated are my own.
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Well-written, very enjoyable. Smart, fun, sexy.
October 7th, 2015
** Provided by Publisher in Exchange for an Honest Review ** Judging a Book by it's Cover: Cover depicts a classic winter-y Christmas scene with horse-drawn sleigh, snow-covered cabin in the woods, and surrounding pines wrapped in lights. Synopsis sounds warm and filled with love, healing, and second-chances - a theme that Ms. Everett is well-versed in. Looking Deeper: Third person POV. For the past several years, Libby's been living a lie - or perhaps more like wistful thinking. But the daydreams and make-believe life is shattered when her boss commits her to a task that can expose her to all as a fraud. Given an ultimatum, present the perfect life she always writes about or lose your job and risk prison, how is she going to pull this off? Owen's broken, in more ways than one, and all he wants is to find his way home to his daughter and try to make her holidays something truly memorable and special, but will be able to connect to a child that knows he only plans on leaving her again? Ms. Everett never fails to infuse family values with hope and heart-warming second chances. The Hero and heroine in this story are both very well-written. There are a handful of secondary characters present or mentioned from previous installments of this series, and other tied-in series', however, this story can and does stand strongly on it's own. There are also a few new characters introduced into the mix, each providing another layer or filler to the plot. The chemistry between Libby and Owen is fantastic, even (or, maybe, especially) when Owen thought Libby was married to Nash - which provided a few smiles and giggles along the way. The interaction between the characters is authentic and the dialogue felt spot-on. There were several conflicts along the way, especially given the premise of the plot, that were handled in the best way they were able. The lies and secrets were getting a little tedious and thick however, seems everyone had something to hide, or at least omit. The plot is extremely well-written with an easy flow with characters that you feel like you truly are getting to know on a personal level. There were only a few small spots that I'd say predictability made itself present (the Christmas Present in the epilogue, for one). The conclusion felt solid and sturdy with an epilogue that covered all the key elements. Overall, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was an endearing Holiday read. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heat Level: 3 [PG-13] ~ Score: 4.2 ~ Stars: 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Love it!
October 6th, 2015
All I Need Is You by Wendy S. Marcus is a fabulous, well written book. I loved the characters Neve (sounds like leave) and Rory. I got a kick out of Neve's sarcastic sass. This is a great story with a little drama, a bit of humor and just enough steam. All I Need Is You is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I look forward to reading more from Wendy S. Marcus soon. I received a copy of All I Need Is You from Net Galley for review purposes.
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Loved this book!
October 6th, 2015
Neve is a dancer who participates in her friend's project of writing to soldiers overseas. It is here that she meets Rory. Neve and Rory get very friendly in their letters to each other. When Rory comes home on leave Neve plans to surprise him with a one night stand. Unfortunately they get interrupted by Rory's fiance and Neve leaves broken hearted. Neve has abandonment issues and hasn't had the best luck over the years with men but she is determined to make a change in her life. Rory really likes Neve but he has a very opinionated mother and never saw himself settling with a strong woman like Neve but he is very attracted to her and would like to spend more time with her is only she would let him explain about the "fiance". I liked these characters when I read the first book in this series with other characters and was glad to read about Neve and Rory. I liked Neve. Even if she didn't make the best decisions she didn't want to let her past define her.I liked Rory too. One thing I loved is he was not your usual hero. He was kinda short like about 5'4. You never read about short hero's and hello there are plenty of short men out there. He was so sweet and caring even when Neve was trying to push him away. I like the journey of these two. It was more than just a romance and about being the person you want to be regardless of what others think.
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Hoping for a book about Nate!!!
October 6th, 2015
This is the second installment in the Loving You series. After reading the first book, Loving you is easy, I was very much looking forward to Neve and Rory's story. The Neve, I was expecting was this spunky,witty, confident girl. Sadly for me, I found her lacking the self worth I expected her to have. She was a hard character for me to relate to. I could not understand her choices, why she thought and/or acted the way she did.. and at times this really frustrated me. I don't agree with, what I took to be her whole "sex solves everything" theory and found it got a bit tiresome of watching her berating herself after for being "that girl." Rory was a good character. He proved himself to be caring and I loved how he seemed to make sure to show Neve that she was worth a lot in his eyes. I quite enjoy this authors writing style and I really hope Neve's brother Nate gets a book... there's a line or so in the epilogue I believe.. that makes me think that he just might! I look forward to reading more from her. ** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
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Simply LOVED this book.
October 6th, 2015
In All I Need Is You, Wendy S. Marcus has once again written an emotional story with likeable characters, who fight for the chance to become the people they want to be and for the love they ultimately want. Ever since I read the first book in the Loving You Series, Loving You Is Easy, I’ve been patiently waiting on the story of Rory and Neve. I knew going in something was really up between these two. I just had no idea how their story would play out. If you haven’t read Loving You Is Easy, don’t worry. Rory and Neve stand on their own. As I’ve mentioned, All I Need Is You is emotional, but it’s also steamy (without being XXX rated) and for me, it did not disappoint. In fact, it was more than I expected it to be. Rory McRoy, a twenty-three-year-old Boston Southie is on his final tour of duty in Afghanistan. Six weeks into a year long stent, he becomes pen pals with Neve James. Neve is a twenty-four-year-old gymnastics instructor/adagio performer. Their letters and emails are hot and fantasy filled. Rory isn't what you usually look for or dream about in a romance book hero, at least not physically. But if you get over yourself and truly look at who he is on the inside (which is what love is all about) he's amazing. Rory is a really good guy who would do anything to protect Neve and make her happy. Make no mistake, I’m a fan of Rory and I have been since I first heard about him. However, for me, All I Need Is You is all about Neve. Neve was very surprising, to say the least. I knew she was a “fun” girl. I just didn't realize how much she liked to party or the reasons behind her destructive ways. And when I say destructive, that’s probably an understatement. Sometimes you have to lose it all to rediscover who you are. Rory and Neve fell for each other through letters and online communication. When things for these two go south, it's the back to basics approach that reconnects them. While this is a happy ever after story, it does contain a situation that has the potential to turn dark. Wendy handled the situation perfectly, to show the person Neve use to be, versus the person she’s trying to become. There are a couple of secondary characters in this book that I’m hoping to have stories written about. Thus, I have my fingers crossed. **Received a copy from Random House - Loveswept in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**
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Amazing
October 6th, 2015
This is an amazing story filled with characters that are flawed, complicated, and undeniably lovable. It's a highly emotional story as Neve deals with her past and her insecurities and Rory deals with family expectations. Neve and Rory first meet as pen pals while he's deployed to Afghanistan. Her letters are funny, entertaining, and just a little bit naughty. They are exactly what he needs to help him get through some very hard days. While Rory's home for a short leave, Neve comes to his family pub and helps him live out one of the fantasies he's shared in his letters. After a misunderstanding, Neve goes running. Rory knows he will do whatever it takes to spend more time with her! This one should go on the must read list. I highly recommend it.
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Love this book!
October 1st, 2015
“All I Need Is You is an emotionally gripping story of second chances and two flawed characters who are perfect to heal each other. I couldn’t put it down!”—Katie Rose, author of The Heat of the Moment
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Not your typical Contemporary Romance
July 28th, 2015
All I Need Is You by Wendy S. Marcus took me completely by surprise. Often. From the first letters written between hero Rory and heroine Neve to a hilarious scene in a school parking lot to a very serious night that brought all emotions to a head and changed the lives of the main characters. I couldn’t find much of a blurb for this book when I read it, so I didn’t really know what I was getting into, other than I knew it would be a contemporary romance and Marcus is an auto-read for me. It was an emotional journey of finding oneself independently and through the love of other people. That sounded like a women’s fiction type description, huh? Well, let me tell you this book is plenty hot and sexy and definitely is a romance. It’s just Neve’s journey was more than just about her and Rory. I enjoyed the plot of this book because it did not follow what I expect in a lot of contemporary romance books. It was a little raw at times. Neve’s background is not as light and fluffy as it appears to the outside world. I love both her strength and her vulnerability throughout the story. Rory isn’t the guy I expected to read about. He is a solider, but he isn’t the typical 6 foot plus, 250 lb hero we read about. Boy does he have a personality make to up for his physical size. Rory and Neve fit so well together, too. I just love the little twist to the typical romance couple. Marcus does a fantastic job with Neve and Rory’s romance. As I mentioned from the beginning I was surprised and was not able to predict how things would turn out. Of course I knew they would end up together, but it’s the how that kept me reading. The intimate scenes fit the two of these characters very well. Marcus writes hot scenes and they are always different depending on the story. I enjoyed the other storylines with Neve’s family. Her brother Nate was fantastic and I hope he gets a book someday. I loved Rory’s family and how they interacted with one another. I thought Marcus did a fantastic job with the ending and bringing all the plot lines together. All I Need Is You had me laughing out loud in some scenes, scared for Neve and Rory in a couple others and my heart both hurt and swelled from the love that poured out of this story. If you are looking for a page turning contemporary romance that will have your feeling many phases of emotions throughout the story, I highly recommend you give All I Need Is You a try. *I received an ARC of this story via NetGalley.*
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