Book Tour – “All She Never Wanted” by Carolyn Laroche

Book Tour – “All She Never Wanted” by Carolyn Laroche


Please welcome author Carolyn LaRoche to the site today!

Carolyn LaRoche grew up in snow country but fled the cold and ice several years ago. She now lives near the beach with her husband, their two boys and one sweet kitty. When she is not at the baseball field cheering on big hits and home runs, she is busy teaching science to unwilling teenagers.

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One moment changed everything…

Evie Ward had everything she’d ever dreamed of. An action-packed job where no two shifts were ever the same, the best friend a girl could ever want, and a fairy tale wedding just days away. Her life was absolutely perfect. Until one bullet—one horrible choice—left her with a broken heart and shattered dreams. Fleeing the city she loved and a lifetime of memories, Evie took a job in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the hopes that the ocean air and fresh beaches could somehow restore her soul. Falling in love again wasn’t part of the plan.

Landon Reed was on top of the world. The money, the women, the status—he had it all until one bad decision nearly cost him his life. His father gave him three months to get his act together or be cut off from the family fortune and business. No house, no job and no money. His will and his patience are tested further when his father hires a nurse to whip him into shape. She may be little but she’s mean and it looks like Landon has finally met his match.

With her shattered heart and his broken spirit, the road to recovery will be long. Can they help each other heal or will their fractured pasts be too much to overcome?

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Here’s an excerpt!

“Good morning, Landon!” Amelia hummed a little tune quietly as she set up the bedside table. “It’s a beautiful day, today. Perhaps you’d like to go down to the beach after your physical therapy appointment?”

I pulled the covers over my head. “I changed my mind. I’m not going to any appointment.”

“Come on, Landon. You can’t spend the rest of your life sitting here in this room.”

“Yes, I can.”

“You are going to physical therapy.” The covers disappeared from my face as I looked up into the smiling grey eyes of Amelia. “Rise and shine!”

“I’m not getting up.” I buried my head under my pillow.

Amelia walked toward the door. “Maybe you’ll have better luck with him.”

“Good morning, Mr. Reed. Do you plan to stay in bed all day?” A different voice, one thick with the distinctive accent of New York City replaced Amelia’s soft southern sound.

“What’s it to you?”

“Well, it’s all the same to me if you want to rot away in that bed. I get paid either way.” I heard soft footsteps cross the room toward the little sitting area.

Rolling over on my side, I shifted the pillow enough to peek out. From my vantage point, all I could see was a pair of canvas shoes. The television turned on. I heard her flip through channels, finally settling on that home improvement show with the twin brothers. Every woman I knew loved them.

“Nobody watches those stupid shows anymore.”


And here’s an interview with Carolyn…

Who is your favorite author?

 I don’t have one favorite. I love discovering new authors, especially indie authors. There is so much talent out there that has yet to really be discovered.

How do you describe your writing style?

I think my style is pretty relaxed. I like my characters to be real- they think the things and say the things that I, or people close to me would. It’s important to me that they are believable as people since all of my stories are contemporary.

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

If you want to feel all the feels, laugh and cry sometimes on the same page, then you want to meet Evie and Landon. They will take you on a roller coaster of emotion but you won’t be able to help falling in love with them.

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself?

If any, I would say Evie has some of my personality traits. We share a love for snarky responses and good New York Italian foods. My first (and only) love has been a man in a uniform but I hope I never have to live through what she did.

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why?

Hmm… that’s a tough question… I think maybe it would be Cyndi Mills in Undercover in Six Inch Stilettos. I’m not much interested in her job as an exotic dancer but as an amateur sleuth…heck yeah! I’d love to be the one to solve a big crime and do it looking good in a pair of red high heels.

What books have most influenced your life?

I don’t know if I have any books that I can influenced my life. I know I have always loved to read. Nancy Drew mysteries were my absolute favorite and probably the reason some of my books are mysteries. I also had an intense love for some of the classics in high school, such as Catcher in the Rye, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and anything by John Steinbeck.

If you could select one book that you could rewrite and add your own unique twist on, which book would that be and why?

Beatles or Monkees? Why?

Definitely the Beatles. My mom was an original Beatles groupie. We practically grew up thinking John, Paul, George and Ringo were extended family! 

Who should play you in a film of your life?

I’m going to go with Drew Barrymore on this one. I think of all the actresses out there, she would be able to grasp the craziness that has been my life and play it up with ease and class and plenty of humor.

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